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Emerald Ritz Package

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Includes air & taxes, hotel(s), car rental.
Packages are roundtrip, per person, based on 2 people traveling, including all taxes & fees. Restrictions and additional bag fees may apply.

Package Price: from $1599

On Sale Now! from $1099
Travel April 1 to April 23, 2013

For an additional $99 per person-- you will recieve an upgrade at the Ritz Carlton from a standard room to  a suite, Old Jameson Distillery Tour, Waterford Crystal Factory Tour, Cliffs of Moher Admissions, Kilkenny Castle Tour, and admission to Trinity College. 

7 Night Option - Six nights not enough? Add a second night at the Ritz Carlton Powerscourt Hotel for an extra $125 per person along with extended car rental.

8 Night Option – Still not Enough? For an extra $200 per person, spend an extra night at a bed & breakfast and an extra night at the Ritz Carlton Powercourt.  While at these magnificent hotels you can get in some site-seeing at must see sites like the Ring of Kerry, The Dingle Peninsula and The Skellig Rocks.  Included in this option is an extended car-rental as well.

Call 855-348-0351 to redeem your voucher

Escape to Ireland for an adventurous self-drive vacation with 4 nights in the scenic countryside bookended by 2 nights in luxury hotels in Dublin.

Begin your 6-night vacation with a stay in central Dublin just a few blocks from the River Liffey at the 4-star Croke Park Hotel Dublin, within walking distance of the cobbled streets of the Temple Bar area, Dublin Castle and Trinity College. Enjoy the lively dining and pub scene and visit famous sites in this UNESCO-designated city including St. Stephen’s Green, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Guinness Storehouse.
 
Leaving Dublin, you’ll chart your way across the countryside behind the wheel of your rental car, choosing from hundreds of B&Bs for your next 4 nights. Sample itineraries include the southwest (Kilkenny, Kinsale, Killarney), the west (Galway, Dingle Peninsula, Aran Islands) and the north (Sligo, Donegal). Finally, drive east to Wicklow for a final night at The Ritz–Carlton Powerscourt, located just 16 miles south of Dublin, where you can enjoy the 30,000 square-foot luxury spa or the Gordon Ramsay signature restaurant before departing for your return flight home.

What's Included:

  • Roundtrip economy class airfare from New York to Dublin
  • Manual shift rental car for one week
  • 1 night at the Croke Park Hotel
  • 4 nights Bed & Breakfast vouchers
  • 1 night at The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt Hotel

For an additional $99 per person you will recieve an upgrade at the Ritz-Carlton from a standard room to a suite, Old Jameson Distillery Tour, Waterford Crystal Factory Tour, Cliffs of Moher admissions, Kilkenny Castle Tour and admission to Trinity College. Click Here.

7 Night Option - 6 nights not enough? Add a second night at The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt Hotel for an extra $125 per person, along with the extended car rental. Click Here.
 
8 Night Option – Still not enough? For an extra $200 per person spend an extra night at a bed & breakfast and an extra night at the The Ritz-Carlton Powercourt.  While at these magnificent hotels you can visit such must-see sites as the Ring of Kerry, The Dingle Peninsula and The Skellig Rocks.  This option includes an extended car rental as well. Click Here.
 
Why We Love This Package:
  • Get to know Ireland and its people: Driving the Irish countryside and staying in quaint B&Bs is a great way to really experience Irish culture and hospitality.
  • Powerscourt: The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt is part of the Powerscourt Estate, including the beautiful main house and world-famous gardens, both of which have been featured locations for a variety of movies and television specials.
  • House of Waterford Crystal: You'll get to see how Waterford Crystal is made and then have the opportunity to purchase recent creations.

 

Terms and Conditions:

Promo Code Offer Details: Traveler must use or mention designated promo code at time of booking. All promotions are subject to availability, valid for new bookings only, cannot be combined with any other promotion, discount, voucher or any other offers, and is not redeemable for cash. Offers are available for phone bookings via our reservation agents as well as online. This promo code can be input online on the payment screen. The call center is open Monday through Friday 9 am - 9pm ET, Saturdays 10am - 6pm ET. Discounts will apply only once per passenger and is not valid for airfare only, or any other products or services. If a flight reservation is changed or cancelled, the original fare basis rules apply (plus any increase in fare). Additional restrictions may apply.

Advertised package prices are based on select departures April 1 to April 23 as noted on the calendar and were available via the Great Value Vacations website on Feb 22, 2013 and may not represent current prices.

Prices are per person based on two people traveling together (unless specified otherwise) based on 7 day advance purchase and include roundtrip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees including the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees. Packages include roundtrip economy class airfare on valid transatlantic services from New York (JFK) to Dublin. Other departure dates and origins are available at slightly higher rates. 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 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.
 
Cancellations /Changes: Fares are non-refundable. 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; missed connection; baggage and medical protections; and 24 hour worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable.

 

Croke Park Hotel - Dublin, Ireland
Croke Park Hotel

LOCATION:

Located just across the street from Croke Park Stadium, GAA’s home of Gaelic sport, the Croke Park Hotel is just 10 minutes from Dublin’s city center. With a great standard of service, a variety of state-of-the-art facilities and a great location, this hotel provides an ideal base for visiting Dublin and surrounding areas.

PROPERTY OVERVIEW:

The Croke Park Hotel offers resplendently modern design, stylish bedrooms, an open-kitchen restaurant, fully equipped fitness center, and impeccable service. The incredible staff at this popular hotel make it more than an inviting place to stay – with a passion for providing perfect service, they aim to make just being there a pleasure.

Hotel Amenities
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Coffee shop or cafĂ©
  • Computer station
  • Elevator/lift
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Internet point
  • Luggage storage
Room Amenities
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Private bathroom
  • Trouser press
  • Window opens
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
Hotel Location
Bed & Breakfast - Ireland, Ireland
Bed & Breakfast

The Ireland Bed & Breakfast package offers travelers the complete flexibility of creating their own itinerary. You can select your accommodations ahead of time, or take advantage of the flexibility of choosing them along the way. Enjoy your choice of accommodations from big cities to small towns to quaint villages to countryside manors.  All of the B&Bs pride themselves on providing their guests with a fresh, home-cooked full Irish breakfast each morning and quality accommodations that cater to every need. At a B&B, you are much more than just a room number, you’re a welcomed guest.

Draw on the local knowledge, personal touch and warm welcome of your Irish hosts.  Learn about all the best local restaurants, pubs, shops, attractions and activities.  Your hosts specialize in the best services available from golf to walking tours of the area, to adventure breaks and much more.

Why Stay in a B&B?

Most bed and breakfasts are owned by the B&B operators themselves, who usually live on the premises. It's natural to expect that B&B operators who live in their own B&B's will bring a different perspective to the job.

At B&Bs, "customers" are truly guests, and it shows. The B&B owners will gladly help you find the best restaurant in town, the best pubs, point you to the best tourist attractions and local amenities and much much more.

Many B&Bs depend on word-of-mouth recommendations. Combine those two factors and it's easy to see why B&B owners go out of their way to make sure your stay provides some great memories of Ireland.

B&B check-in is between 3-6pm.

6 Great Reasons To Choose B&B Accommodations

  • Good, reasonably priced accommodation, widely available
  • Inexpensive with a good atmosphere. Personal touch with a local flavor
  • Staying with Irish families and getting to know the people, culture and landscapes
  • Freedom to decide where to stay, with a variety of different town, cities, countryside and farm locations
  • Quality of food - often sourced locally with regional specialities. Enjoy the full Irish breakfast cooked with local produce.
  • Enjoy the true Irish family welcome!

The link below will help you find the perfect Irish B&B for you!

 
Hotel Amenities
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Private Bathroom
Hotel Location
Powerscourt Hotel - Wicklow, Ireland
Powerscourt Hotel

LOCATION

The Powerscourt Hotel is situated amidst one of the most scenic and historic estates in Ireland. Located on the doorstep of Dublin City on the grounds of the 1,000 acre Powerscourt House and Gardens, its location traces its origins back to the 12th century, and offers you the very best of Irish town and country. The estate is one of the most frequently visited attractions in Ireland and is situated beside the picturesque village of Enniskerry - a wonderfully authentic Irish village that is the ideal place to stroll to local cafes, bars, antique shops and boutiques. From Enniskerry, visitors can quickly venture into the capital of Dublin for superb shopping, world-famous visitor attractions or a taste of Irish nightlife. County Wicklow, known affectionately as ‘The Garden of Ireland,’ is a favored spot for cyclists and hikers, offering many beautiful trails through the mountains. The estate and surrounding area offer the ideal opportunity for hotel guests to explore the great outdoors and pursue many of the area activities favored by the country gentry such as horseback riding, fishing and shooting.

PROPERTY OVERVIEW

The sumptuous surroundings of The Powerscourt combine the luxury and tranquility of country living, with city chic. This elegant hotel, located near Dublin, brings together natural beauty and dignified accommodations, to offer guests an unforgettable experience. This Palladian estate is tucked back in the woodlands of County Wicklow on Ireland's east coast, and allows guests to take an enchanting stroll amidst the gentle green hills and sparkling lakes of Powerscourt Gardens, then head into Dublin for some cosmopolitan flair. Its luxurious five-star amenities and services include 200 spacious guestrooms (many with panoramic views), the world-class spa ESPA at Powerscourt with 20 treatment rooms, a 20-meter Swarovski crystal-lit pool and fitness center, 36-holes of championship golf, and three exceptional dining facilities, including Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt, a signature restaurant from the world-renowned chef. 

Hotel Amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Arcade/game room
  • Total number of rooms - 200
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Number of floors - 7
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Beauty services
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge Services
  • Business center
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Floor butler
  • Full-service health spa
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Health club
  • Garden
  • Room service
  • Children's club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Medical assistance available
  • Multilingual staff
  • Parking garage
  • Picnic area
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Sauna
  • Shoe shine
  • Shopping on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Wireless (high-speed)
  • Parking (free)
  • Year Built - 2007
Room Amenities
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Separate sitting area
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Bathroom television
  • Internet access (surcharge)
  • Multi-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Minibar
  • Remote lighting/drapery/curtain control
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom phone
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Sewing kit
  • Slippers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Flat-panel television
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Non-smoking only
  • Desk
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Free Wi-Fi
Hotel Location

Dublin

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).
 
http://cccdub.ie/
 
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.
 
Ha'penny Bridge
 
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.
 
Dublin Castle
 
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.
 
http://www.dublincastle.ie/
 
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.
 
http://www.cbl.ie.