Dublin is a special place where tradition and cultural heritage have merged seamlessly over the centuries to create an atmosphere that is simply unique.
Dublin is renowned worldwide as a city of writers and literature, home to such literary giants as James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw. Be sure to visit one of the many literary museums!
There are lots of different ways to explore Dublin, but many prefer to tour the city on foot, sampling the sights, sounds, and tastes of the city as they go.
One thing that you won't be short of in Dublin is entertainment!
Dublin is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland. It is located in the middle of the eastern coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey.
Getting to Dublin by air is increasingly easy, with many low-cost airlines opening new routes from across Europe. There has never been a better time to fly to Dublin!
Dublin International Airport is about 12km north of city centre, and is well serviced by buses and taxis.
Top Ten Things to do in Dublin:
1 - Tour Dublin: Discover more of the city on one of the hop-on-hop-off bus tours. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, coach tours will take you to the surrounding countryside or coastal villages in just a 20-minute drive.
2 - Castles: Ireland is synonymous with castles. You can step back in time and visit a selection of ancient and historic fortifications situated both in the city and throughout Dublin County.
3 - Museums: A wealth of museums hold an array of information and artifacts recounting to you the history of this ancient capital.
4 - Georgian Dublin: The Georgian door is a well recognized symbol of 'Welcome' in Dublin. In the 18th century the city acquired this beautiful and distinctive style of architecture. Stroll through the elegant streets of Merrion and Fitzwilliam Squares to see fine examples of the great Georgian period.
5 - Guinness: Have a pint of Guinness or a shot of whiskey in one of Dublin's 1000 pubs! Discover how our 'national drinks' are made with visits to the Guinness Storehouse and Old Jameson Distillery.
6 - Shop!: You can easily explore on foot the central shopping area from Henry Street to O' Connell Street on the north side of the river. Across the river is Grafton Street and St. Stephen's Green.
7 - Nightlife: Dublin has one of Europe's most vibrant nightlife cultures.The Temple Bar area is the main nightlife destination. Whether it's the traditional pubs with Irish music or the hip and trendy bar and club scene that you're after, you'll find it all in Dublin!
8 - Golf: There is something quite spectacular about playing golf near Dublin and there are plenty of courses to choose from!
9 - Dublin Zoo: Dublin Zoo is Ireland's top family visitor attraction. It is located in Phoenix Park. A great day out for the family!
10 - St Stephen's Green: A popular meeting spot for locals and tourists. On clear days, people spill onto the green for lunch, lounging or a game of soccer.
Guinness Series Autumn International Ireland v Argentina 2017
See Ireland vs Argentina with this Guinness Series Autumn International package in Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Saturday 25th November 2017. The package includes 2 nights accommodation in 3* Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House (or similar), checking-in on 24th November 2017, with Category 1 match day tickets
- Enjoy a weekend in Dublin watching the rugby with a unique match day experience
- Cheer on Ireland as they take on old rivals Argentina in the third match of the Guinness Series Autumn Internationals
- Drink in the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city with live music around every corner
- Accommodation in 3* Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House (or similar) - checking-in on 24th November 2017
- Category One match day ticket for Ireland vs Argentina at Aviva Stadium on 25th November 2017
- Delivery of tickets to the hotel
- Meals & beverages - unless otherwise specified
- Everything not specified above
Guinness Series Autumn Internationals
Ireland vs Argentina
25th November 2017
You will be allocated a twin/double room in a 3* Hotel similar to 3* Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House. Hotel details will be sent by the supplier via email 2 weeks prior to arrival. If you are due to travel within 2 weeks, please contact the supplier or customer service for your hotel details. Booking Conditions: Once booked the tickets and transfers are non-refundable. If you cancel you will only receive a percentage of a refund for your hotel accommodation this depends on the period of notice we receive that you wish to cancel. Please see our full Terms and Conditions for more information. In case of strike announced by the theatre management and/or in case of “Force Majeure” (e.g. natural disaster or performer illness). ActivityBreaks will not be held responsible for the event cancellation and will refund only the face value of the tickets (additional commission will not be reimbursed).
Package prices are valid for bookings of 6 guests or less. Group bookings of 7 guests or more are on a request basis. Single room and triple room basis are also on a request basis.
Tickets will be delivered to the hotel, alternatively they can be issued as e-tickets but please contact customer services about this at time of booking. If packages are booked on short notice, they will be issued as e-tickets, please monitor your registered email address before attending the event, it is your responsibility to print these tickets. Post-booking you will be sent a hotel and ticket voucher from our travel partner which you must present on arrival at the hotel in return for the tickets and to be able to check in to your room. You will be required to present the tickets/e-ticket(s) at the stadium
3* Hotel in Dublin
Your 3* Hotel will be selected from the following list of 3* hotels which are carefully selected for their value, location and facilities:
Arlington 3*, Best Western Plus Academy Plaza 3*Cassidy’s, Castle, Dublin City Inn 3*, George Frederic Handel 3*, Grand Canal, Harding 3*, Jury’s Inn Custom House 3*, Jury’s Inn Parnell Street 3*, Maldron Parnell Square 3*, Hotel Maldron Pearse Street 3*, Mespil 3*, North Star 3*, O’ Callaghan Mont Clare 3*, Temple Bar 3*, Temple Bar Inn 3* & The Belvedere Parnell Square 3*
Accommodation details will be provided by the supplier via email prior to arrival.
24Hr check in available
This is an example of a 3* Hotel in the Centre of Dublin. You will stay in a twin or double room.
- 3* Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House
Nestled in a bustling area overlooking River Liffey, this low-key hotel is a 4-minute walk from a tram stop, less than 1 km from the Grand Canal Dock and 3 km from the Guinness Storehouse
Each room comes with satellite TV, hairdryer, en-suite bathroom, tea & coffee-making facilities, telephone and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Nearest Airport: Dublin (approx. 30mins)
Leave the airport and head onto the R132. Exit onto the M1 slip road for City Centre/M50. Follow signs for City Centre/Dublin Port.
By Public Transport
40mins - Take the 747 bus from Clarion Hotel (400m from the airport). Stay on this for around 30mins and alight at Lower O'Connell Street.
By Private Transfer
Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.
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