Ireland in the off-season is a true delight: The crowds are gone, the weather is mild, and the Irish landscape is as beautiful as ever. But best of all, your vacation dollar goes so much further! Our specially priced, custom-designed Irish Winter Escape is a great alternative "snowbird" getaway!
Start your journey after you arrive into Dublin and pick up your rental car with the reasonable and pleasant drive to Kilkenny. Here, you'll stay your first night at the fresh Aspect Hotel, adjacent to the city center but with plenty of free parking and contemporary, comfortable rooms. While in Kilkenny, don't miss a visit to fascinating Kilkenny Castle - or a wander through the pedestrian-only shopping areas where bookshops, clothing stores and friendly pubs abound.
Next travel to Limerick City for a two night stay at the convenient Absolute Hotel. You'll enjoy many comforts here - complimentary WI-FI, luxurious bedding, coffee & tea tray and so much more. And Limerick City has so much to offer - newly redeveloped King John's Castle, sites for fans of Angela's Ashes, the historic Treaty Stone and the showcase of the Hunt Museum. You'll also be only 90 minutes away from the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren...and 10 minutes from the Bunratty Folk Park.
South to Killarney next where you're sure to be charmed by this classic market town. Your base is contemporary Scotts Hotel, located right in the center of town making exploring easy. During the day, don't miss some of the best shopping in all Ireland and in the evenings, stop by for a pint and a traditional music session in one of the town's many friendly, easy-going pubs. You'll also be well-placed to discover the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Cork and Blarney, and the Gap of Dunloe - the choice where to go is all yours!
Your final nights find you back in Dublin at the North Star Hotel, a classic Dublin property newly refurbished and located in one of Dublin's most exciting neighborhoods.
Your Irish Winter Escape may be ending as you depart Dublin, but your lasting memories are sure to keep you warm!
What's Included: 7 night package
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Enjoy the unique local charm of Galway at the Clayton Hotel, located minutes from Galway City Centre and all major routes, near St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church and Galway Cathedral.
Clayton Hotel Galway guarantees a warm welcome and professional service delivered with a friendly smile, throughout your stay! The hotel was impressively designed to incorporate a lot of glass and light - and each of the 195 bright and airy contemporary guestrooms carries this through, with fabulous fixtures and fittings, pillow-topped mattresses, plasma screens, rainforest showers and under-floor heating. Dining options include the casual Enclosure Bar & Bistro, and the sumptuous cuisine of Tribes Restaurant. The Clayton Hotel also features a state-of-the-art leisure center with a 65-foot indoor pool, steam room, sauna, fully equipped fitness center and health and beauty spa.
Location: Situated in Kilkenny, this hotel is close to Talbots Tower, Butler House, and National Craft Gallery. Also nearby are Kilkenny Castle and Shee Alms House.
Overview: Bright and modern, all the spacious rooms at the Aspect Hotel Kilkenny feature free wired internet and include a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can use a laptop safe and tea/coffee-making facilities.
Reuben’s Restaurant serves an international menu as well as a kids’ menu offering a wide selection.
Location: The Absolute Hotel is located in the Medieval Quarter just minutes from the main shopping and socializing areas of Limerick City Centre. A great choice of top class restaurants, bars and clubs are all within walking distance. Visit King Johns Castle, the Hunt Museum or the Belltable Theatre. Take a trip down the River Shannon, or explore the plentiful opportunities for walking, fishing, sailing or surfing. The city is synonymous with special events such as the St Patrick's Day Festival, the ‘Pig n Porter’ Tag Rugby Festival and the Limerick Riverfest, and of course is home to Munster Rugby. The newly developed Thomond Park is approximately a 10 - 15 minute walk from the hotel.
Overview: This stunning hotel features 99 contemporary guestrooms with space, style and sophistication. The Absolute Bar & Grill includes an outdoor terrace overlooking the Abbey River and serves fresh and modern international cuisine in relaxed, informal surroundings. The luxurious spa offers a range of relaxing body and beauty treatments, including a salt grotto, tropical showers and a crystal steam room.
Scotts Hotel is ideally located in Killarney town centre, perfectly suited for exploring all the beautiful sights and activities that Killarney and the surrounding area have to offer.
Scotts Hotel combines luxury and service right in the heart of Killarney, Co. Kerry. With a completely new, contemporary setting, extravagantly designed bedrooms, guests are sure to indulge in cozy comforts and enjoy a relaxing break during their stay in Killarney.
Location: The North Star Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Dublin City Centre, opposite Connolly Railway Station and the Irish Financial Services Centre (IFSC). Trinity College, The O2 Arena and the Temple Bar District are all within a 10-minute walk, and private parking is available at the hotel.
Overview: With a tradition of friendly personal service, the North Star Hotel offers a fusion between contemporary and Heritage design.
The North Star features 175 bright, tastefully decorated and spacious guestrooms, with WiFi access and many other modern amenities. The award-winning McGettigans Restaurant offers a fine display of cuisine, including the best of both international and traditional Irish delights. Guests will also enjoy the hotel's traditionally styled Irish bar, McCoy's, as well as the new fully heated and covered beer garden, with plasma screens showing all the latest in sport. The hotel also features a fully equipped fitness center available to hotel guests exclusively (at no charge), and a Scandinavian-designed sauna.