On this special villa vacation package you’ll be situated within driving distance from scenic attractions including the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Galway, Connemara, the Burren and the Aran Islands. Explore during the day and spend relaxing evenings in a villa at the 5-star Adare Manor Resort, in the picturesque village of Adare in County Limerick. On-site amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course, luxurious spa treatment rooms, world-class dining facilities, fishing, shopping, sightseeing and a host of other estate activities to explore at your leisure.
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Advertised vacation package price is based on select departures from Jun 1 - Aug 24, 2013 and were available via the Great Value Vacations website on Jan 3, 2013 and may not represent current prices.
Prices are per person based on four people traveling together (unless specified otherwise) based on 7 day advance purchase and include round trip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed fees and taxes including the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Friday, Saturday and Sunday departures available at higher prices. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees. Packages are subject to availability and are capacity controlled and may not be available on every date or on all flights and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car rental categories. Fares apply to North American originating passengers only. Full payment is made at the time of reservation. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Higher fares may also be available throughout travel period. Cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available. Stopovers are not permitted. Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.
Fares are nonrefundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type. Travel Trip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel/change your trip once for any reason up to 72 hours prior to departure and receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; medical and baggage protection; travel accident protection; and 24 hr worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable. Go to http://www.greatvaluevacations.com/legal/ or call 800-896-4600 for full details on change/cancellation policy.
Roundtrip economy class airfare from New York (JFK) to Dublin, Ireland
Manual shift full-size car rental with unlimited miles for duration
(5) nights Private Villa - Adare Manor Estate on room only, self-catering basis
(2) nights Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel - Dublin
Please note: 3 Bedroom Villa rental is on an independent living basis only. Shuttle and daily maid service are not included. Access to the main Manor House is restricted to Manor House residents and guests with spa or dining reservations in The Drawing Room or Oakroom. Villa residents who do not wish to dine but do wish to view the Manor House can avail of a weekly historical tour which is subject to availability and additional fee.
All local taxes, service charges, government taxes/fees/facility charges on airfare. Meals, housekeeping and gratuities are NOT included. .
Baggage and service fees may apply; please see individual airline website for details.
This family owned 18th century castle is located in the fashionable suburbs of Killiney and Dalkey, overlooking Dublin Bay. Located only 20 minutes from downtown Dublin, Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel is easily accessed from both Dublin Airport and Dun Laoghaire ferry port. Dublin with all of its attractions is only a DART ride away, but one can also enjoy Dalkey Village, Castle and Heritage center which is within walking distance from the hotel. The Wicklow Mountains, beach walks, country trails, and golf courses are nearby, or you can explore the local towns and villages dotted along famous Dublin Bay.
Fitzpatrick Castle is known for its stylish surroundings, friendly personal service, and tranquility within breathtaking surroundings – all within easy reach of Dublin! Its 113 luxurious guestrooms and suites are decorated in traditional castle style, complemented with such modern amenities as wireless internet. Dining options include the AA Rosette award-winning P.J’s Restaurant, with a menu offering creations using the finest ingredients sourced daily from the local area. A more informal option is The Dungeon Bar & Grill, housed in the former dungeon, and is a popular spot for drinks and dinner by the fireplace. Afternoon tea is served in the Library Bar. The Fitzpatrick Castle Leisure Club features a 65-foot indoor swimming pool, on-deck whirlpool spa, and Scandinavian wood sauna and steam room. The fully equipped fitness center boasts equipment enjoyed by the Irish National rugby team, as well as a variety of classes including spinning, aqua aerobics, step and tone.
Set in the heart of an 840 acre estate, and a 15 minute walk from the Manor house, these luxurious villas provide the perfect home-away-from-home experience in the idyllic Adare Village. Situated in the southwest of Ireland in County Limerick, Adare is regarded as being Ireland's prettiest and most picturesque village. Located on the River Maigue, a tributary of the River Shannon, Adare is steeped in history dating back to 1200 AD. You’ll be situated within easy driving distance from scenic attractions including the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, Galway, Connemara, the Burren and the Aran Islands. Adare Village is approximately 2.5 hours from the Dublin airport and 30 minutes from Shannon.
Each of the 46 villas at Adare Manor is exceptionally appointed to the highest standards, with a fully equipped kitchen with an American dash-style fridge, stove and microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. There are 110 volt sockets are in each room, all outlets are UL standard American sockets and do not require adaptors to facilitate American Plug Tops. Villa guestrooms are equipped with down pillows and comforters, with flat screen televisions in each bedroom. Internet access for villa residents is available in each villa with a one-time activation process costs €5.00 + VAT @ 23% (€6.15) per device. The Carriage House Restaurant, which is located in the golf clubhouse, is available for villa guests' convenient dining. Adare Manor features the last major golf course designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones, Sr. - his majestic design has gained international acclaim as one of his finest creations.
*Check-in is at 4:00pm
Access to main manor is closed December 23rd-27th and January 6th and 7th.
Founded in 841, Dublin combines the historic delights of an old city with a vibrant contemporary scene. Attractions range from landmarks and monuments dating back hundreds of years to cutting edge museums. Tour a 13th-century castle, study the work of contemporary artists, explore a Viking warship, learn about some of the world's most famous authors, or just sit back and enjoy a pint of Guinness. Bonus: Although 1.6 million people live in Dublin, the city is still small and manageable – most of the main attractions are located in or close to the city center, making it easy to navigate by foot.
What to see:
Christ Church Cathedral
The medieval Christ Church Cathedral is the oldest building in Dublin. Amazingly, the crypt predates the 11th-century cathedral. Catch the choral evensong if you want to really take in the atmosphere of the cathedral (which was updated in the 19th century).
The Spire of Dublin
One of Dublin's newest landmarks, this striking 398-foot needle is made of reflective stainless steel. The tallest work of public art in the world, the spire is an architectural marvel that starts with a base of less than 10 feet. At night, a beacon of light is sent skyward from the top.
This striking cast iron pedestrian bridge crosses the River Liffey, an iconic landmark and one of the most photographed sights in Dublin. Some 27,000 people walk across the bridge on a daily basis. The name comes from the halfpenny toll levied on all users of the bridge up until 1919.
In the heart of historic Dublin is the Dublin Castle, which dates to the 13th century and was built on a site previously settled by the Vikings. The castle has served as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, courts of law and the seat of English Administration in Ireland for 700 years. Where the present garden sits was once the site of the famous Black Pool or 'Dubh Linn,’ from which the city gets its name.
Chester Beatty Library
Consistently winning accolades as one of Dublin's best museums, the Chester Beatty Library contains a diverse array of manuscripts, books, calligraphies, miniatures paintings and more from countries all across the world. Located within the Dublin Castle, highlights of the collection include Egyptian papyrus texts, Buddhist paintings, stunningly elaborate versions of both the Koran and Bible, Chinese dragon robes, and other artistic treasures.