What You Get
- 7-day/5-night Ireland vacation with airfare
- 16 options available, including departures in November and December 2015 and January, February, March, and April 2016 from JFK, BOS, ORD, SFO, and CLT.
- Click here to see all options and departure dates.
Note: All options priced per person, based on double occupancy, or pay an additional $300 fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.
Policies and Fees
For all options, book by: 10/9/15
- Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to fee up to Groupon price unless Great Value Vacations travel insurance is purchased; insurance cost is 9% of trip cost (including add-ons purchased at time of booking). Airfare nonrefundable after booking.
- Taxes: Tax included.
- Additional fees: Daily €30 fee plus tax for drivers 21–23 years old. Airfare subject to availability. Additional fees may apply for some departure dates. Baggage fees may apply and vary by carrier.
7-Day Ireland Vacation with Airfare
Over the course of 7 days, you’ll explore four of Ireland’s most iconic cities on this trip from Great Value Vacations. Wander through castles and cathedrals, raise a pint while enjoying traditional music, and share as much blarney as you want with some of the world’s friendliest locals. Each option includes:
- Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), San Francisco (SFO), or Charlotte (CLT)
- Manual-shift economy car rental for the duration
- 1 night of standard accommodations at Aspect Hotel Kilkenny in Kilkenny
- 1 night of standard accommodations at Absolute Hotel or Limerick City Hotel in Limerick
- 2 nights of standard accommodations at Claregalway Hotel or Oranmore Lodge in Galway
- 1 night of standard accommodations at Regency Hotel Dublin or Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin
Kilkenny, a hilly city along the River Nore, is dotted with medieval cathedrals, abbeys, and castles. As you stroll the streets, the sounds of traditional Celtic fiddles and pennywhistles invite you to pull up a barstool at one of the city’s pubs, which date back several centuries.
- Kilkenny Castle on the banks of the river features stained glass windows and carved stone tombstones. The church was built in the 13th century.
- Black Abbey: The stained glass windows at this 13th-century Dominican church are particularly stunning.
- A bird’s-eye view: Climb to the top of the Round Tower at St. Canice’s Cathedral for great views of the city. The tower is the oldest standing structure in town.
Limerick’s gritty history was immortalized in Frank McCourt’s memoir Angela’s Ashes. The city has improved greatly since McCourt’s childhood there in the 1930s and ‘40s, but it still holds closely to its salt-of-the-earth reputation. Locals still attend Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral, just as they have since the 12th century. And you can explore medieval relics that remain intact at the 13th-century King John’s Castle.
- Literary connection: A two-hour Angela’s Ashes–themed walking tour includes stops at several places mentioned in McCourt’s memoir, including Windmill Street, Leamy’s National School, and South’s pub.
- Hunt Museum: Pore over thousands of relics including a bronze statue by Leonardo da Vinci and an ancient coin said to be one of the 30 pieces of silver given to Judas Iscariot in exchange for betraying Jesus.
- Limerick City Gallery of Art displays three centuries of Irish artwork.
Voted the world’s friendliest city, Galway lies along the River Corrib on Ireland’s west coast. Known as a center of Irish arts and culture, the city manages to feel both bohemian and traditional. Stroll through narrow medieval streets and you’ll come across crumbling historical sites as well as colorfully painted buildings and inviting pubs catering to artists, tourists, and university students.
- Special guest star: Step into the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas to find a mosaic representing President John F. Kennedy—a proud Irish American—being blessed by Christ.
- Spanish Arch: Pass through this 16th-century stone gate, which marks the entrance to the old city.
- Soak up Irish culture: Traditional music is almost impossible to escape here, whether in pubs or on the streets, where buskers ply their trade no matter the season.
- Catch a show: Galway has a thriving theater scene; the award-winning Druid Theatre Company has won international acclaim for its electrifying productions.
You’ll end the trip with a short stint in Ireland’s capital city. Lively and inviting, Dublin keeps visitors busy with sightseeing during the day and boisterous pub-hopping at night—whatever you do, don’t miss the chance to throw back a pint while listening to live Irish music in the famed Temple Bar district.
- Trinity College: Sign up for a student-led tour to see the handsome campus and the stunning Book of Kells, a Middle Ages-era manuscript.
- Kilmainham Gaol: This former political prison operated by the British is now a museum celebrating Irish resilience and defiance.
- Literary walking tour: Bookworms will want to join one of the entertaining guided tours exploring the haunts of some of Dublin’s many literary greats, including James Joyce, WB Yeats, and Oscar Wilde.
Know Before You Go
- Official languages: Irish and English
- Currency: euro
- Drive on the left side of the road.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal? Call Great Value Vacations at 1-800-495-4903 for pricing from any airport that isn’t listed on the Groupon Getaways deal page.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal? Yes, for an additional fee you can arrange for that over the phone when you redeem your vacation.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available? After your purchase, call Great Value Vacations at (800) 495-4903 for the most up-to-date availability.
4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available? If Great Value Vacations is unable to book the stay you want during the available dates and before the book-by date, Groupon will refund your purchase.
5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room? All travelers age 2 and over are required to purchase a Groupon. Different occupancy arrangements can be requested with Great Value Vacations at the time of reservation.
6. Is the price advertised available on every date? Airfare subject to availability. Additional fees may apply for some departure dates. Contact Great Value Vacations for details.
The Fine Print
- Promotional value expires Oct 9, 2015. Amount paid never expires.
- Book by 10/9/15 or promo value expires
- Limit 1 per person, may buy additional as gifts
- Reservation required, inclusions/airfare/airline subject to availability
- Additional fees may apply for some departure dates
- All cancellations subject to fee up to Groupon price unless Great Value Vacations travel insurance is purchased; insurance cost is 9% of trip cost (including add-ons purchased at time of booking)
- Airfare nonrefundable after booking
- Must be 18+ to check in, 21+ to rent a car
- Daily €30 fee plus tax for drivers 21–23 years old
- Credit card required at booking and check-in
- Baggage fees may apply and vary by carrier
- Airfare includes carrier and government taxes & fees
- $300 fee to travel solo.
- Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Four-City Ireland Vacation with Airfare from Great Value Vacations
- Round-trip airfare included from JFK, BOS, ORD, SFO, or CLT