Customize an Ireland Vacation with Five Nights of B & B Accommodations
On this six-night, eight-day Ireland vacation from Great Value Vacations, you’ll create your own itinerary, free to explore the rolling Irish countryside or its cliff-laden coasts. After spending one night at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin, you’ll choose from any of the bed and breakfasts listed on B&B Ireland. You could pick a B & B merely for its superb location near vibrant Dublin or the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, or you could choose an inn for its culinary prowess and its fascinating history—it’s all up to you. Just be sure to book all of your B & B accommodations before leaving for Ireland.
The trip includes round-trip airfare from New York City (JFK) or Chicago (ORD), and a manual-transmission rental car.
Ireland’s capital city features a harmonious blend of Victorian pubs and stately Georgian townhouses, with modern nightclubs next to chic restaurants. Visit Grafton Street, near Trinity College and St. Stephen’s Green, for a day of shopping at its high-end stores. Visitors can savor an irish whiskey or a Guinness in one of the city’s pubs, then learn about the drinks’ origins on tours of the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery.
The 4-star Citywest Hotel sits on 38 acres of parkland and has the charm of a country house. Some of the grounds are devoted to a championship golf course that has hosted the Ladies Irish Open and other prestigious competitions. It’s a short drive from downtown Dublin and Dublin International Airport.
Visit Irish Coast and Countryside While Staying at B & Bs
Because of Ireland’s size, you can get from the coast to the cities and the countryside in just a few hours, allowing you to see several sides of the Emerald Isle.
Foodies might choose to stay at The Man of Aran Cottage, which overlooks the North Atlantic’s rocky coastline. Here, innkeeper Maura Wolfe uses the culinary techniques that help her land a gig at Buckingham Palace. Her husband, Joe, grows produce in his half-acre organic garden.
For a cultural experience, stay at the Ceann Trá Heights Bed and Breakfast, a peaceful country home beside Ventry Harbor. This small Gaelic village is little more than a Catholic church and a pub, but it has a gorgeous beach perfect for a scenic walk. Up on the hill behind the town, you can see ancient gravestones etched with Gaelic patterns.
Off-the beaten-path attractions abound in the countryside. Stay at the Georgian-style Kylemore House and you’ll be just a two-minute walk from Kylemore Abbey, an impressive Gothic church and walled garden. You can lounge in the Kylemore House’s drawing room, which resembles an art gallery with paintings and sculpture from different time periods.
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