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Cultural Cities Dublin & Limerick

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Cultural Cities Dublin & Limerick

6 Days

Specially designed to showcase the heritage and culture of the Emerald Isle, this tailor-made programme takes you to two delightful cities, Dublin and Limerick.

Begin in the vibrant city of Dublin, before travelling west to Limerick, a city famed for its unique charm, and spending a night in a luxurious castle property. Private experiences feature throughout – from a tour led by a specialist gallery curator to an exclusive visit to a stunning 21st mansion – ensuring a truly unforgettable trip.

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HOLIDAY ITINERARY



Day One: Arrive Dublin

Day Two: Morning at leisure. Afternoon tour of Dublin with chauffeur-guide

Day Three: Private Tour of Trinity College then walking tour of Georgian Dublin

Day Four: Morning at leisure. Afternoon at the National Gallery of Ireland

Day Five: A Secret Ireland Tour with chauffeur-guide to Limerick

Day Six: Homeward Bound from Shannon Airport

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HIGHLIGHTS

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Day one: Arrive in Dublin

On arrival at Dublin Airport, be met and welcomed by your chauffeur-guide who will provide a safe and comfortable transfer to the heart of the city. Check into your accommodation – which is certainly one of, if not the best hotel in Dublin. Its understated listed Georgian exterior gives no indication of the sumptuous, graceful elegance inside. Each guest room has been exquisitely decorated using Irish fabrics and antiques to reflect the architecture and original interiors of the 18th century town houses. The property also provides the perfect backdrop for one of Ireland’s most impressive contemporary art collections, which boasts more than ninety works.

Day Two: Discover Dublin

Spend the morning at leisure. In the afternoon your local chauffeur-guide will ensure you enjoy the very best experience that Dublin has to offer with their expert knowledge and enthusiasm.  You will be taken off the beaten track that will delve you into the depths of Irish life.  With local knowledge and a gift for talking like no other nation, they will explain and expand on the country’s rich history and cultural heritage like no book can.  Their stories and fun facts will live long in the memory.

Day Three: Trinity College & Architecture

This morning, enjoy a private pre-opening guided tour of Trinity College. Explore what is said to be one of the most impressive libraries in the world; the Long Room, which at 65 metres long is filled with thousands of the Library’s oldest and rarest books alongside marble busts of great philosophers and writers, and the Brian Boru harp – one of only three surviving medieval Gaelic harps, and a national symbol of Ireland. It also houses the priceless “Book of Kells.

Following a leisurely lunch, enjoy a private walking tour which focuses on Georgian Dublin.   Reserved privately, your guide, either a registered architect, graduate or urban specialist is hugely passionate and will bring the city’s “Golden Age of Elegance” to life.This tour will discover how these residences are being adapted and living harmoniously alongside modern and contemporary buildings.

Day Four: National Gallery of Ireland

Morning at leisure. In the afternoon visit the prestigious National Gallery of Ireland, home to the National Collection of European and Irish fine art. Your private tour of the gallery is entirely tailored to your interests and led by one of the gallery’s expert guides. View the most significant and interesting artworks in the gallery and gain a fascinating insight into each piece.

Day Five: Secret Ireland

Depart Dublin to travel west with your chauffeur-guide to Limerick. Enjoy a visit at the internationally-renowned Hunt Museum and the Jewellery Gallery. To follow, travel to a contemporary lakeside Villa.  Aptly named The Lakehouse, it was designed by world renowned Irish architect Cathal O’Neill. Enjoy a tour of this beautiful private home by its charismatic owner & witness her private collection of Irish Contemporary Art & Sculpture by renowned Irish artists. This evening you will stay in a beautiful 16th century castle. Situated within a sprawling private estate, the property is surrounded by beautiful ornamental grounds and a shimmering lake, creating a wonderfully picture-perfect backdrop for your final evening.

Day Six: Homeward Bound

Your chauffeur-guide will provide a safe and comfortable transfer to Shannon Airport where you will board your flight for onward travel.

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HIGHLIGHTS

A visual glimpse of the key things to do and places that will be visited on this exciting itinerary

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THINGS TO DO

TRINITY COLLEGE

Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1, it is home to one of the most impressive libraries in the world, the Book of Kells and the Brian Boru Harp.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND

The prestigious National Gallery of Ireland is home to the National Collection of European and Irish fine art.

HUNT MUSEUM

The internationally-renowned Hunt Museum, houses an exceptional art collection including works from Picasso, da Vinci and Renoir.

PLACES VISITED

DUBLIN

Dublin is steeped in history, with Viking, medieval and Georgian influences all having left their marks. Since the time of the Vikings, Dublin has been the principal gateway to the Emerald Isle. The medieval city, with its intimate knots of small alleys and broad streets south of the river, was developed in Norman times around St Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle, and later came to symbolise British rule in Ireland. The 18th century was the “Age of Elegance”, a time of relative prosperity when the Irish gentry set about remodelling the city into one of elegance, replete with graceful terraces, wrought-iron balconies and fanlight doorways. The city became Ireland’s capital with the establishment of the Republic of Ireland in 1937, and today is regarded as one of the liveliest and most atmospheric in Europe.

LIMERICK

Limerick is the Republic of Ireland’s third largest city. Conquered by the Vikings in the 9th century, this bustling modern city has a rich medieval past, which echoes through its ancient streets. The city is also home the internationally-renowned Hunt Museum and St John’s Castle, situated on King’s Island in the heart of medieval Limerick. This 13th century castle reopened in 2013 following a multi-millio euro investment, and now provides an incredibly immersive experience as you explore the building’s history.

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    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

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