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Dublin Literary and Gastronomy Weekend

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As a perfect addition to your Fresh Eire Adventure, why not stay on in Dublin for an extra few days and explore what this marvelous city has to offer?

Dates Lit Gastro Weekend | Prices Lit Gastro Weekend | Included Lit Gastro Weekend | Extras Lit Gastro Weekend

Fresh Eire Adventures is delighted to offer the Dublin Shelbourne extension – complete with a Literary & Gastronomy Tour of the city; a one-day walking tour of Dublin’s most significant literary attractions combined with a tour of the finest gastronomic highlights on offer.

You will stay in Dublin’s most historic hotel, the 5 star  Shelbourne on St Stephen’s Green, for two glorious nights.  In the heart of the city, The Shelbourne was renovated during the height of the Celtic Tiger boom so no expense has been spared in the restoration of this fine institution.yeats2

Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature and offers the weekend visitor a myriad of choice in museums, galleries, shopping, sightseeing, restaurants, nightlife and theatre.

Following a Ulysses-themed breakfast to set the mood, your guide, Sarah, will meet you at your historic hotel, The Shelbourne, on St Stephen’s Green at 9.30am to commence a memorable day in the city:

  • Guided tour with Irish literary and gastronomy expert Sarah Cantwell;
  • Short Visit to Trinity College to view The Book of Kells and Long Room;
  • ‘Elevenses’ in Bewley’s with a local Dublin poet;
  • Visit to the National Library on historic Kildare Street;
  • Joycean Lunch, including Guinness or wine, in Davy Byrnes;
  • Backstage visit at Abbey or Gate theatre;
  • Afternoon tea at either The Gresham or Wynne’s Hotel;
  • Visit to Writers Museum;
  • Pre theatre dinner, including wine, at Chapter One (Michelin Star);
  • Tickets to theatre production of your choice;
  • Writers and Topics covered will include

 

James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, William Butler Yeats, John Millington Synge, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Sean O’Casey, George Bernard Shaw, Brendan Behan, Flann O’Brien, Samuel Beckett, Patrick Kavanagh, Roddy Doyle, Colm Toibin, Joseph O’Connor, Brian Friel, Irish Feminist Writers (eg. O’Faolain, McCafferty), New Irish Dramatists (eg. Martin McDonagh), 1916 Easter Rising, War of Independence, the trade union movement, history of the Abbey Theatre.  (Suggested reading list in advance.)

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The world famous Shelbourne Hotel

This is a walking tour although a taxi may be used to transport you after lunch to the north side of the city.  Post-theatre taxi, if required, can be arranged but is not included. Distance covered by foot is less than 2 miles.

You will have a second free day in Dublin to explore the city as you wish.  You may, of course, extend the package by an extra third day. Lunches and Dinners are not included on your second (and third, if chosen) day but we would be delighted to make reservations for you at some of recommended restaurants. All breakfasts are included.

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Dates Lit Gastro Weekend

This package can be reserved for any pre or post tour weekend and takes place usually on a Saturday or Sunday. Send us an email and we'll contact you to discuss the options.

Prices Lit Gastro Weekend

Two night package:

  • $1195 pps (Single Supplement $350)
  • $895 pps (Group of 6+ - Contact us for Group Bookings)

Three night package:

  • $1295 pps (Single Supplement $500)
  • $1095 pps (Group of 6+ - Contact us for Group Bookings)

This includes Queen Room in 5 star Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin (subject to availability)

Included Lit Gastro Weekend

  • Transfers from the end of your Fresh Eire Adventure cycling or golf vacation to Dublin;
  • Two nights luxurious accommodation in the 5 star Shelbourne Hotel;
  • Transfer by chauffeur driven car to Dublin Airport;
  • All admissions to sights (with queue-jumping to the top of the line);
  • All meals, beverages (& restaurant gratuities) during the Literary tour;
  • Guiding services on one day - one or two day(s) free exploration of the city;
  • Welcome pack;
  • Copy of “Davy Byrnes Stories” (a short story collection edited by Richard Ford).

Extras Lit Gastro Weekend

  1. Post theatre taxi to your hotel
  2. Lunch & Dinner on your second (and third) day
  3. Gratuities for your Guide

 

Additional Guided services or Fresh Eire Adventures packages.

Co. Wicklow Escape (ex Dublin)

Includes gourmet lunch at Powerscourt, visit to Monastic site of Glendalough, Dinner and Irish dancing show at the world famous Johnny Fox's 'Hooley Nights'.

  • Pick up Shelbourne 9am, Return 10.30pm.
  • Includes full guiding services, gourmet lunch in Powerscourt, dinner & Irish dancing show at Johnny Fox's and all entrance fees.
  • $399 per person.
  • $749 euro per couple.
  • $999 for group of 3 persons.
  • $1149 for group of up to 4 persons
  • $279 per person thereafter

Advance booking is required.

 

Spa or Golf in the K Club* (ex Dublin)

Includes green fees on Arnold Palmer designed Ryder Cup (2006) course, clubhouse lunch, Buggy rental, all transfers. Clubs may be hired for an additional charge. If you’d prefer to spend the day in the spa, then the package includes 2 treatments and an all day pass including lunch. Additional treatments may be booked for an additional charge.

  • $699 single
  • $1199 per couple
  • $1799 for group of 3 persons
  • $2199 or a group of 4 persons.

*Advance Booking is required, Subject to availability. Four players maximum per tee time.

Additional players must book an additional tee-time.

 

Day trip to Waterford and Kilkenny (ex Dublin)

  • Includes visit to Waterford Crystal Museum, Reginald’s Tower, gourmet lunch in Mount Juliet Estate, walking tour of Kilkenny Castle, Museum of Design Icons at Newbridge Silver.
  • $799 single
  • $1299 per couple
  • $1899 for a group of 3 persons
  • $2299 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $549 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

Day trip to Cliffs of Moher & The Burren (ex Dublin, ex Shannon or Galway)

  • Includes Guided Day trip to the world famous Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Pulonabrone, Kilfenora, pub lunch, all entrance fees.
  • Departs Galway city centre 11am, return 6pm
  • $299 single
  • $549 per couple
  • $749 for a group of 3 persons
  • $999 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

  • Departs Dublin city centre 9am, return 7.30pm
  • $399 single
  • $749 per couple
  • $999 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1199 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required

 

  • Departs Shannon Airport 11am, return Galway 5pm, Dublin 7pm
  • $349 single
  • $649 per couple
  • $899 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1099 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

Day trip to Inis Mor, Aran Islands (ex Galway)

Includes Guided day trip to Inis Mor (the largest of the Aran Islands) entrance to Dun Aengus, bike hire, transfers from/to Galway city centre, lunch at Padraigin's Thatched Cottage, time for shopping in the Aran Sweater Market.

  • Departs Galway City Centre 9.30am, return Galway 6pm
  • $349 single
  • $649 per couple
  • $899 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1099 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

  • Departs Galway City Centre 9.30am, return Dublin 8pm
  • $449 single
  • $849 per couple
  • $1099 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1299 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $200 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

 

Day trip to Inis Mor, Aran Islands (ex Dublin or Shannon Airport)

Includes Guided day trip to Inis Mor (the largest of the Aran Islands) entrance to Dun Aengus, bike hire, transfers from/to Galway city centre, lunch at Padraigin's Thatched Cottage, time for shopping in the Aran Sweater Market.

  • Departs Dublin City Centre 7.30am, Shannon Airport 8.30am, return Dublin 8pm
  • $499 single
  • $899 per couple
  • $1199 for a group of 3 persons
  • $1499 for a group of 4 persons
  • Additional Guests charged at $300 per person.

Advance Booking is required.

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