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Ireland in Depth 2014

Trip Extensions

Post-trip: Dublin, Ireland

After your guided tour in Ireland continue your discoveries with more time in Dublin, the country’s political and cultural center. Dublin is amazingly rich in literary history—Yeats, Shaw, Beckett, and other literary immortals have walked its streets—and its architecture and museum collections are second to none.

It's Included:
Accommodations for 3 nights in Dublin at the Moderate Deluxe Ballsbridge Hotel
3 meals: 3 breakfasts
2 included discovery walks: Dublin city walk including St. Patrick's Cathedral, and St. Stephen's Green
Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Pass to explore Dublin on your own
Exclusive services of a Hospitality Desk representative
All transfers
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    After breakfast on your main Ireland in Depth itinerary, you’ll discover the area around St. Patrick's Cathedral—and tour this Dublin landmark—during an included walk with your Hospitality Desk representative ending nearby Dublin Castle and City Hall. The afternoon is yours for discovery. Perhaps you’ll stroll along the narrow cobblestone streets of Temple Bar, the area between the Bank of Ireland and Christ Church Cathedral. You might also ride the Coastal Train and visit the coastal villages of Dublin, or simply chat with locals while enjoying a pint at one of Dublin’s countless pubs (all of which are smoke-free).

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    If you like, the day is yours to explore Dublin on your own. Perhaps you'll use your included Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Pass to visit the Dublin Writers Museum, which has many first editions, letters, and personal notes by writers from Swift to Beckett.

    Or, join an optional tour which begins at Powerscourt House, an impressive mansion built in the 18th century (with roots tracing back to a medieval castle built on the estate 500 years before). Here you’ll explore the aristocratic estate’s world-renowned gardens, an immaculately-manicured landscape of sprawling lawns, colorful flowers, planted trees, terraces, grottos, cascades, and tree-lined footpaths.

    After admiring the gardens, you’ll depart along a scenic coastal road to continue your optional tour in Dalkey, a medieval seaside village that was originally settled by Vikings. Here you’ll enjoy lunch at a historic 18th-century pub (included with the cost of the optional tour), followed by free time to stroll through the village on your own before returning to your hotel in Dublin.

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    After breakfast, you'll join your Hospitality Desk representative this morning for an included discovery walk of St. Stephen’s Green, a 22-acre public park designed in the Georgian era. Its history is as rich as its landscaping. Among many points of interest, a memorial garden to W. B. Yeats features a Henry Moore sculpture.

    Then, spend another day exploring Dublin on your own with your Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus Pass. You might consider visiting the National Library of Ireland, whose collection includes manuscripts spanning a thousand years. The library regularly exhibits selections from its archive of historic and modern Irish photographs, prints, and drawings. Or you could follow the enlightening route walked by Leopold Bloom in Joyce’s Ulysses, including Eccles Street and Bachelor’s Walk.

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    • Meals included:

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.