If the charming cobblestone streets, hearty eats and pub-style sing-alongs don’t get you, the friendly locals will. Dublin is one of Europe’s most visited cities and it’s easy to see why. The vibrant city centre is compact and walkable, packed with attractions and nightlife just oozing a great time. With fantastic shopping streets, sightseeing options and incredible live music in more coffee houses, pubs and clubs than imaginable, Dublin may just be the friendliest city around.
The Gresham Hotel
The iconic Gresham Hotel is a Dublin landmark. Located on the main thoroughfare of O’Connell Street, vibrant Temple Bar, the Convention Centre of Dublin and some of the city’s best shopping districts are all just minutes away.
Dressed in original period features, stunning Waterford crystal chandeliers grace the lobby as 300 classically-appointed rooms and suites dazzle with elegance and all modern conveniences. From the cozy Bijou Single Rooms, fit for one, to the largest Penthouse Suite in Dublin, Gresham’s timeless vibe is evident throughout.
Afternoon Tea is a tradition at the Writers Lounge and lunch or dinner at Toddy’s Bar and Brasserie is an institution. Banquet and conference facilities are also available.
A short walk from St. Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street, near the National Museum of Ireland and the National Library, traditional Buswells Hotel prides itself on creating a relaxing atmosphere with friendly and attentive service.
In a lavish Georgian building, rooms feature warm décor with dark wood with chocolate-brown fabrics, goose feather and down duvets and all modern conveniences. Sample an array of modern Irish fare at Trumans Restaurant and traditional carvery lunches.
Trinity City Hotel
On a quiet street in the heart of the city, 4-star Trinity City Hotel is in perfect proximity of many Dublin attractions, with Grafton Street, O’Connell Street and Temple Bar just minutes away.
Old meets new as original Georgian features mix with modern art, adventurous colour schemes and deluxe furnishings in all rooms and suites. Velvet chairs, plush cotton bed linen, fluffy duvets and soft lighting round out the experience, creating a stylish and welcoming ambiance for all guests.
Enjoy room service, Trinity City Restaurant & Bar and the relaxed Courtyard Garden - offering private dining and BBQ, all adding to a special stay in one of Dublin’s gems.
Near some of the most exclusive and fashionable restaurants and bars in Dublin’s cultural quarter, boutique Brooks Hotel is surrounded by an eclectic mix of high street shops and trendy eateries.
From the Classic and Deluxe Rooms to Executive Bedrooms and Suites, luxurious 4-star accommodations are exquisitely appointed with a king size bed, flat-screen TV, fridge and power shower, with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout.
Catch classic movies in the hotel’s Brook’s Cinema Club, an intimate 26-seat private theatre fitted with comfy leather seats. Award-winning Jasmine Bar, part of the Whiskey Trail, offers hundreds of whiskies and the open-kitchen of Francesca’s Restaurant pumps out organic artisan dishes using local ingredients.
The Merrion Hotel
Understated elegance reigns at the 5-starred Merrion Hotel, a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Opposite the Government Buildings, mere minutes from the pubs of Grafton Street, the central hotel is comprised of four impeccably restored Georgian townhouses.
Capacious, light and airy rooms and suites reflect the city’s rich heritage while offering all the latest amenities. Each charming abode is furnished with a King Koil Executive Club 6 bed, 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen and more.
Proud home to Ireland’s only two-star Michelin restaurant, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud serves immaculately presented dishes overlooking the hotel’s classic gardens. Meet for Afternoon Tea in the Drawing Room and relax in The Tethra Spa – both perfect after a day of seeing the sights.
The Westin Dublin
From the enviable location and grandiose design to the legendary, personalized service, 5-star Westin Dublin is a luxurious step back in time. Lively Grafton Street, Trinity College, Dublin Castle and the National Gallery of Ireland are all within walking distance.
Recently refurbished for a chic, sophisticated feel, Classic, Deluxe and Writer Rooms are detailed with chocolate leather, delicate shades of cream, green and champagne and the typical Westin Heavenly Bed. A variety of large suites are also available.
Savour the international flavour of The Atrium Lounge, The Mint Bar’s innovative cocktail scene and the relaxed cosmopolitan vibe of The Exchange Restaurant.
Morning City Insider
Afternoon City Insider
INCLUDES an unforgettable experience that will transport you back in time to the days when one of Ireland's greatest entrepreneurs, John Jameson, first made the whiskey that is a legacy today. Enjoy this tour through history with your knowledgeable guide, then put theory into practice with a whisky tasting experience. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES a fun evening following the footsteps of some of Ireland's favourite literary figures through their best-loved pubs and hostelries. The entertainers will act out scenes from famous Irish plays in different pubs such as the Duke, a pub with Joycean connections, Mulligans, the Palace Bar and McDaids. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES river cruise journey discovering the history of Dublin and of the River Liffey, from the first arrival of the Vikings to the rapid development of the city during the 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy unobstructed views of the city’s main riverside attractions like Ha’penny Bridge and Custom House, along with colourful commentary from a professional guide. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES self-guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse. Learn how to craft your own pint, see the Tasting Rooms and learn about over 250 years of Guinness history during this 7-storey visitor experience. At the end of the tour, enjoy a pint from the Gravity Bar featuring 360-degree views of the city. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES fun, friendly 90 minute tour passing Dublin's top visitor attractions including Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin Zoo and many more. Your hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 48-hours and offers discounts to most attractions. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES story-telling experience on the world's oldest Ghostbus. Your knowledgeable guide will spirit you away to meet the felons, friends and phantoms who reach out across a thousand years of Dublin's troubled history. You'll pass haunted houses, learn of Dracula’s Dublin origins and even take a crash course in body-snatching. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES full-day tour discovering some of Ireland's most ancient and historic sites. Highlights include the famous Hill of Tara from where the High Kings ruled the country, the passage tombs of Loughcrew, Trim Castle, a setting for the film Braveheart, Slane Castle, home of the famous aristocrat Henry Conyngham and Monasterboice, known for its many high crosses and towers. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES historical and political guided tour through the Irish countryside to Belfast, a city with a turbulent past. Highlights include the Republican Museum, the Belfast Dockyards, birthplace of the Titanic and the Peace Walls dividing the Protestant and Catholic communities. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES journey to Connemara along the scenic coast, passing through quaint villages on the way with views unmatched anywhere else in Ireland. See the many stunning sights of the region, from Maam Cross to the Maumturk Mountains, as well as the wonderful Inagh Valley. Visit Kylemore Abbey for a guided tour, then enjoy a sightseeing tour of bohemian Galway city before returning to Dublin. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES full-day tour visiting popular sites seen in Game of Thrones, including Tollymore Forest Park, home to Tyrion and Jon's camp on their way north to the wall, the classic scene where the Starks discover a dead direwolf and her pups and nine Winterfell locations. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES full-day tour by train to Ireland’s Southern capital. Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone, then embark on a scenic journey alongside Cork Harbour to the "Queenstown Story" Heritage Centre, located in the restored Victorian railway station and transatlantic terminal - the embarkation point for generations of Irish emigrants to the new worlds. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES tour discovering Ireland's rugged and unique mid-western coast. Head north to Bunratty Castle and Folk Village, then on to the majestic Cliffs of Moher on the wild Atlantic coast. Enter the unique lunar landscape of the Burren, rounding Black Head before heading along the shores of Galway Bay to Galway - the city of tribes. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES rail tour discovering some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery including Dingle Bay, the Macgillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain Carrauntoohil, Moll's Gap, Ladies View and the world famous Lakes of Killarney. Various departures/ggv.
INCLUDES 2-hour introduction to the city of Dublin. Ideal for your day of arrival, or very beginning of your trip, whether it's your first visit or your fifth, our City Insider series is designed to orient you to the neighbourhood you are staying in, as well as the city itself. Various departures/ggv.
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