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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.

Take advantage of this great $1098 price on March 26, 28, April 2, 4, 18, 23, 25, 30 and May 7, 9, 11, 14, 21, 23

Escape to Ireland for an adventurous self-drive vacation with 4 nights in the scenic countryside bookended by 2 one-night stays in the west of Ireland. Begin your 6-night vacation with a stay at the Clare Inn located in County Clare, a 15-minute drive from Shannon Airport. Enjoy the excitement of this vibrant region, renowned for its history and Irish culture.

From there, you’ll chart your way across the countryside behind the wheel of your rental car, choosing from thousands 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 back to County Clare for your last night, at 5-star Dromoland Castle, the 16th century ancestral home of Gaelic royal families. A magnificent Renaissance structure, the castle was refurbished and transformed into a luxury hotel in the 1960s and retains splendid woodcarvings, oil paintings, romantic gardens and fine antique furnishings. From its setting on a 375-acre estate, you can enjoy hunting, fishing, horseback riding and championship golf or take in the sites of the rugged West coast of Ireland, Shannon and Limerick. 

What's Included:
  • Roundtrip economy class airfare from New York/JFK to Shannon
  • Manual shift car rental
  • 1 night at The Clare Inn at Dromoland (breakfast included)
  • 4 night Bed & Breakfast vouchers
  • 1 night at Dromoland Castle
  • Admission to Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Folk Park
  • Tours of Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, and Waterford Crystal Factory
  • 10% Kildare Village Discount

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  • Roundtrip economy class airfare from New York/JFK to Dublin
  • Manual Shift Car Rental
  • 1 night at the North Star Hotel (breakfast included)
  • 4 nights Bed & Breakfast vouchers
  • 1 night at Dromoland Castle (breakfast included)
  • Admission to Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Folk Park
  • Tours of Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Waterford Crystal Factory
  • 10% Kildare Village Discount

Terms and Conditions:

 

Advertised package prices are based on select departures Mar 11 to May 31 as noted on the calendar and were available via the Great Value Vacations website on Feb 13, 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 Shannon. 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.

 

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
The Inn at Dromoland (formerly Clare Inn) - Co Clare, Ireland
The Inn at Dromoland (formerly Clare Inn)

LOCATION:

Located in the beautiful County Clare countryside, The Inn at Dromoland (formerly Clare Inn) commands panoramic views across the Clare Hills and Shannon estuary - and is Ideally situtated just 8 miles from Shannon Airport, a 15 minute drive from Ennis and a 20 minute drive from Limerick. A range of Clare attractions are located nearby, including Dromoland Estate and Dromoland Castle’s championship golf course (adjacent to the Inn), as well as Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

PROPERTY OVERVIEW:

The Inn at Dromoland features 181 guestrooms, each individually designed and decorated with guests' comfort and relaxation in mind.  Its health and leisure club boasts a large swimming pool and children's pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and plunge pool, plus fully equipped fitness center. The hotel is renowned for its seasonal and fully supervised Blue Dolphin Kids Club, as well as other family friendly activities. 
 
 

 

Hotel Amenities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Suitable for children
  • Swimming pool - children's Swimming pool - indoor
  • Outdoor tennis courts
Room Amenities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Hair dryer Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Television
  • Wake-up calls
  • Private Bathrooms
Hotel Location
Dromoland Castle - Clare, Ireland
Dromoland Castle

LOCATION:

Dromoland Castle is ideally located 8 miles from Shannon Airport in Clare, just outside Newmarket on Fergus. The proximity of this beautiful castle hotel to other major cities in the south/southwest of Ireland makes it an ideal location for touring: 19 miles from Limerick city, 48 miles from Galway city, 80 miles from Cork city and 88 miles from Killarney. Just a few miles south of Dromoland you will find Bunratty Castle. Durty Nellys, one of Ireland’s most famous pubs, is a must for an Irish coffee or “Pint of the Black Stuff.”

PROPERTY OVERVIEW:

All 100 guestrooms have been furnished with luxury in mind.  Interactive television with music and movies on demand, broadband internet, trouser press, hairdryer, US Converters and Dromoland Castle's Signature Soft Slippers and Bathrobes are for you to enjoy. Dining options at Dromoland combine a wealth of fresh, locally sourced produce with an extensive selection of dining options. The award-winning Earl of Thomond Restaurant is renowned for innovative cuisine, tradition and creative flair.  Boasting spectacular views of the lakes of County Clare, the cocktail bar is the perfect setting - candlelit in the evening and hosting Irish ballads, providing an excellent background for after dinner drinks. For more informal dining, The Fig Tree Restaurant offers a variety of food from noon to late evening. The Castle grounds and woodlands are perfect for exploring on foot or on horseback. For 5-star fishing, why not take a trip out on Dromoland Lake. The hotel’s leisure center is ideal for those wishing to relax with a 17-meter pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. 18-hole championship golf, falconry, clay shooting, archery and tennis are also amongst the many activities you can enjoy.

Hotel Amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beauty services
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Fitness facilities
  • Health spa
  • Health club
  • Garden
  • Room service
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Secure parking
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Sauna
  • Shoe shine
  • Shopping on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa services on site
  • Suitable for children
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tour assistance
  • Translation services
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Clay shooting
  • Equestrian
  • Archery
  • Falconry
Room Amenities
  • 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
  • Flat-panel television
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Non-smoking only
  • Desk
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
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.