Dublin: City of Writers and Pints

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Escape Kit

  • A Six-Day Trip to Dublin ($699 to $799 per Person), Including:
  • Round-Trip Flights from New York City to Dublin
  • Double-Occupancy Accommodations for Four Nights at the Mespil Hotel
  • Airline Taxes, Airline Fuel Surcharges, and Hotel Fees Included
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)

The Destination
The beloved stomping ground of luminary authors like Joyce and Yeats, Dublin's cobbled streets have set the scene for historical fact and local lore. Find both when you turn up your collar to the chill and duck into a neighborhood pub as the city's famed writers might have done. Here, you're likely to find that storytelling is also a spoken art form that draws together old friends and strangers over dark, foam-topped pints of Guinness.

Whether you linger at the same barstool for hours or crawl from one door to the next in the fun-loving hub of Temple Bar, be sure to lend an ear to tall tales and traditional Irish music. This isn't to say that you won't be able to find quiet in Dublin. Walk through the gates of Trinity College, the alma mater of Oscar Wilde, or take a seat in St. Stephen's Green to glimpse a verdant share of the Emerald Isle in the midst of the city. In fact, this would be the perfect setting to read a good story.

Explore Dublin's nooks and crannies on this six-day trip from Gate 1 Travel.

The Digs
Set on the Grand Canal in a Georgian section of Dublin's city centre, the Mespil Hotel is an easy 20-minute walk from St. Stephen's Green and Ballsbridge and a 30-minute walk from Temple Bar. The comfortable guest rooms come complete with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a private bathroom—the perfect home base for your Dublin adventure. The on-site Glaze Bistro and the Terrace Bar will keep you well-fed between sightseeing trips, too.

The Dates
New York City (NYC) departures: November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013 ($699); December 4, 11, 2013 ($699); December 18, 2013 ($899); January 1, 2014 ($849); January 8, 2014 ($799); January 15, 22, 2014 ($699); February 12, 19, 26, 2014 ($699); March 19, 2014 ($749)
*Priced per person based on double occupancy (see fine print)

  • "It's easy to fall for charming, crazy, colorful Dublin. The laid-back Irish capital is a somehow harmonious blend of Victorian pubs, rows of elegant Georgian town houses in silvery stone, and glittering modern buildings."

    -- Frommer's

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the fine print

  • Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability; must be made by October 30, 2013
  • Must be 21 or older to make booking and anyone under 18 must be traveling with another person that is 21 or older; travelers on the tour must be 8 years of age or older
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Voucher is valid for one person only
  • When purchasing and gifting vouchers please list name as it is listed on their passport
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the hotel. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $200
  • Triples are not allowed
  • Flights from best available gateway out of New York City (EWR, JFK, LGA) at time of booking
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies. For more information, please see www.gate1travel.com/terms.aspx#CANCELLATION
  • Upon confirmation, voucher will be considered used and 100% non-refundable and airfare in non-refundable once ticketed
  • Includes Airline Taxes, Airline Fuel Surcharges, and Hotel Fees
  • Does not include gratuities, personal or baggage insurance, meals or drinks not specified in the itinerary, other personal expenses, passport and visa fees
  • All other major US airports available for a surcharge to be collected at time of booking; subject to availability
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check Gate 1's Visa page
  • Review the State Department's website for passport/visa requirements and important announcements before traveling to your destination
  • Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walkers and motorized scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches, nor are these devices suitable for touring. These devices may be utilized in public spaces such as airports, however may not be used while sightseeing
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
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