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As you would expect from a city that numbers among its famous sons such literary giants as James Joyce, WB Yeats and George Bernard Shaw, Dublin is so full of inspirational atmosphere you can almost taste it.
Rich in culture and tradition, it offers historical interest, the architectural beauty of its many Georgian buildings and a great nightlife!
A cosmopolitan city easily explored on foot, visitors will enjoy its friendly, easy-going lifestyle. And when you have tired of wandering through the streets why not pop into Bewleys, Dublin's famous coffee shop, or into one of the many traditional Irish pubs for a drop of the dark stuff?
Whenever you visit Dublin, you'll find it bawdy and boisterous, gentle and charming - a warm, welcoming broth of a city
As you would expect from a city that numbers among its famous sons such literary giants as James Joyce, WB Yeats and George Bernard Shaw, Dublin is so full of inspirational atmosphere you can almost taste it. Visit the Dublin Writers Museum or Trinity College, Ireland¿s oldest university, which houses the Book of Kells. Other attractions not to miss include Dublin Castle, Christchurch Cathedral and the Guinness Brewery. Outside the city visit Malahide Castle, home of the National Portrait Collection or Kilmainham Gaol, a restored prison where leaders of Ireland's rebellions were detained.
Much of the charm of Dublin comes from wandering around the city, so enjoy a stroll around Georgian Dublin, through leafy St. Stephen's Green or through Merrion Square park with its sculptures, before heading to the fashionable shopping area around Grafton Street and on to Temple Bar, with its street performers and quirky shops as well as a huge variety of bars and eateries. Lively at any time of the day or night!
When you have tired of wandering through the streets why not pop into Bewleys, Dublin's famous coffee shop, or into one of the many traditional Irish pubs for a drop of the dark stuff? For entertainment choose between the culture of Dublin's theatre-land or traditional music pubs like Oliver St John Gogarty's and the Norseman Pub.
We leave the Yorkshire area early on the Friday morning to Holyhead, to catch the fast ferry to Dublin Harbour which is only a few minutes journey by coach to our hotel. After checking into the Brooks Hotel you will still have a couple of hours to relax or go round the shops before getting ready for a great night out.
A complete free day to shop till you drop or just laze around and recover from the night before. With wonderful architecture, great shops, galleries and museums you cannot help but enjoy a day in Dublin. Then at night do it all again!B
A leisurely breakfast and another couple of hours before we regretfully catch the coach for an early afternoon ferry. Enjoy a meal on the Irish Ferries fast ferry before retracing our steps back to Yorkshire where we should arrive at around 9:00pm.B
Brooks hotel has a great central location, on a quiet street close to Temple Bar and Grafton Street. The trendy lobby with its wooden floors, modern furniture and vivid colour scheme is a good introduction to this stylish property. Elegant, fashionable bedrooms are furnished to a high standard in either a contemporary or traditional style using plush furnishings and fittings. Facilities include a fashionable restaurant and cocktail bar, café lounge with piano on selected evenings and a relaxing residents' lounge. This hotel has a lovely ambience and prides itself on attention to detail and quality of service.
We have purposefully based this city break on a bed & breakfast basis as you should not miss out the on the wonderful variety of restaurants and bars in Dublin.
With a full day in Dublin here are a few things that might interest you
In the heart of the Guinness factory complex this excellent visitor centre tells the dramatic story of the 250 year history of Guinness. A complimentary drink in the highest bar in Ireland, the Gravity bar is part of your visit here.
Once the educator of the elite of Irish society, Trinity College is now open to all. See the Old Library and the book of Kells.
Europe's largest disused and Ireland's most famous prison. The leaders of the 1916 rebellion were executed here by the English.
The centre of English oppression and misrule in Ireland for 700 years. See the Old Walls of Dublin, State Apartments and the treasury.
Dublinia traces the story of Medieval Dublin from the English Invasion through the Black Death to the to the closure of the monistries in the 1540's
Dublin's Cultural Quarter. Located in the heart of Dublin's City Centre, some of Dublin's best night spots, restaurants and unusual shops line these narrow, cobbled streets running between the Bank of Ireland and Christ Church Cathedral.
Grafton Street (Shopping)
Dublin's smartest shopping area with fashionable stores such as Brown Thomas, the department store. Other principal shopping streets in the area include Wicklow Street, Dawson Street, and South Great Georges Street.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Boston Spa|| High Street, Boston Spa |
Opposite Car Park
|Bramhope|| Holiday Inn Hotel |
Leeds Road, Bramhope
|Burley-in-Wharfedale|| Outside Red Lion Public House |
Main Street, Burley-in-Wharfedale
|Collingham|| Car Park rear of Star Inn |
Leeds Road, Collingham
|Harrogate|| Outside Harrogate Railway Station |
Station Parade, Harrogate
|Ilkley|| Outside Ilkley Tourist Information Centre |
Station Road, Ilkley
|Leeds Bus Station|| Dyer Street, Leeds |
|Otley|| Otley Bus Station |
|Ripon|| Outside Water Rat Public House |
Bondgate Green, Ripon
|Tadcaster|| Coach & Horses Car Park |
Commercial Street, Tadcaster
|Thirsk|| Thirsk Railway Station |
Station Road, Thirsk
|Wetherby|| Outside Yorkshire Bank plc |
Market Place, Wetherby
|Woodall Services|| M1 |
|York|| National Railway Museum |
Leeman Road, York
|York/Rawcliffe (A19)|| Park & Ride Car Park |
Rawcliffe, A19/Ring Road
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