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2 to 5 night Ireland trip packages

Top Rated Ireland Hotels

Estimated price for 1 night/2 adults

Ashling Hotel Dublin
Ashling Hotel Dublin
4.0 out of 5.0 Parkgate Street, Dublin, Dublin
Free Cancellation
$158
4.4/5 (114 reviews)

The hotel itself is very nice and super convenient to the main train station. It is a little far from city center, but close to a tram that'll take you there. Friendly staff, and the bar is nice.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019
Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
Jurys Inn Dublin Christchurch
4.0 out of 5.0 Christchurch Place, Dublin, Dublin
Free Cancellation
$176
4.2/5 (42 reviews)

Loved how walkable everything was from here. Staff were very helpful, and just around the corner from the best fish and chip shop. Couldn't fault it!

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
4.0 out of 5.0 Stockhole Lane, Swords, Dublin, Dublin
Free Cancellation
$114
4.1/5 (601 reviews)

Orbitz screwed up the reservation (5 rooms instead of confirmed 2), but Shiran resilved the issue with Orbitz and then upgraded our 2 rooms.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019
Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
Jurys Inn Dublin Parnell Street
4.0 out of 5.0 Moore Street Plaza, Parnell Street, Dublin, Dublin
Free Cancellation
$166
4.1/5 (28 reviews)

Best location you could ask for. Within walking distance from many places. If not buses and taxi's are plentiful. The staff was excellent. Dora the bartender was awesome.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019
Maldron Hotel Kevin Street
Maldron Hotel Kevin Street
4.0 out of 5.0 Kevin Street Upper, Dublin, Dublin
$104
4.0/5 (11 reviews)

Great location, excellent staff, beautiful accommodation.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
4.0 out of 5.0 23 Upper O Connell Street, Dublin, Dublin
Free Cancellation
$168
3.8/5 (71 reviews)

impeccable staff, convenient, tidy, good dining and refreshment on premise

Reviewed on May 4, 2019

Cheap Ireland Hotels

Estimated price for 1 night/2 adults

Holiday Inn Express Hotel Dublin Airport
Holiday Inn Express Hotel Dublin Airport
3.0 out of 5.0 Northwood Park Santry Demesne, Santry, Dublin, Dublin
$115
4.0/5 (102 reviews)

Beautiful rooms and friendly staff helped us get checked in at a weird hour

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2019
BudgetTransportation ServicesAirport Transportation
Travelodge Dublin Airport North Swords
Travelodge Dublin Airport North Swords
3.0 out of 5.0 Pinnock Hill Roundabout, Swords, Dublin
Free Cancellation
$101
3.8/5 (24 reviews)

I really loved the friendliness and it was peaceful. I would recommend people to stay there.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019
BudgetTransportation ServicesAirport Transportation
Travelodge Dublin Airport South
Travelodge Dublin Airport South
3.0 out of 5.0 Shangan Road, Dublin, Dublin
Free Cancellation
$90
3.4/5 (21 reviews)

Nice hotel, clean. Decently close to airport, however it does get a little warm in August.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018
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Introduction to Ireland

Experience Your Best Ireland Vacation

Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and is divided in two; Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, while the Republic of Ireland is not.

One of the major attractions in Ireland is Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, an old jail that is a historical site. Another, the National Botanic Gardens, is just minutes from Dublin and offers a view of hundreds of plants.

Your Ireland vacation

Ireland is always in Season. There’s no time like the present to enjoy the best of Ireland for less than you imagined! Ireland features an array of fun festivals as well as heritage, including castles, traditional music, pubs and restaurants. Explore the literary traditions, stroll museums, or experience enriching theatre, art galleries and cookery schools. Enjoy day trips from the major cities to surrounding areas to take in heritage sites, scenery and more. Whether in a rural or urban setting, your enjoyment will be cemented with a warm Irish welcome from the locals.

Best time to take a trip to Ireland

Some holidays that occur in Ireland include St. Patrick's Day on March 17 and May Day on May 1. If you want to avoid crowds, you'll want to visit in the spring and fall. Summer is often crowded with tourists, and the winter is rainy and windy, with many rural sites being closed. Ireland can be chilly any time of the year, so make sure you pack layers of clothing for your trip. Book online at Orbitz.com, and save on your trip to Ireland, no matter when you visit.

Things to do in Ireland

Dublin

Dating back from Viking times, Dublin has inspired artists, writers, poets, actors, musicians and great talkers through centuries. Currently a literary hotspot, it has been named a UNESCO City of Literature and the theater and performing arts scene is electric. Don’t miss out on Trinity College and beautifully illustrated Book of Kells, the Guinness Storehouse to learn how to pour the perfect pint or a whiskey tasting at the Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery.


Top Highlights

Take a step back in time at Newgrange, a prehistoric tomb and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Take a Stroll in Wicklow, known as the garden of Ireland.
Visit the medieval city of Kilkenny and visit the impressive Castle and follow a craft trail or two.

Belfast

Steeped in history with beautiful Victorian and Edwardian architecture, Belfast is a buzzing right now. Uncover the culinary explosion and tune into the happening music scene. Don’t miss Belfast City Hall, which sits majestically at the heart of the city, the Grand Opera House, the Titanic Quarter, the Crown Bar which dates from 1885 and a black taxi tour which brings you to points of interest throughout the city.



Top Highlights

Walk the walled city of Derry, the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe.
Walk in the footsteps of Giants at the Giant’s Causeway, a World UNESCO Heritage Site and drive the Causeway Coastal route, declared by Lonely Planet one of the top 10 driving routes in the world!

Shannon

With breathtaking landscapes, a truly authentic cultural heritage and local people you'll adore, Ireland's West Coast is yours to discover. Travel to remote islands, discover ancient castles & heritage sites, get involved in some traditional Irish music sessions or savor the rich tapestry of food and drink. You’ll experience authentically Irish culture and traditions, from the vibrant Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) region and its lively céilis (Irish dancing) to the multitude of festivals that celebrate the history and heritage of this region.


Top Highlights

Feast your eyes on the landscapes of the West - Fly into Shannon, rent a car and don’t forget your camera
Visit the medieval city of Galway
Leave your heart in the Burren
See you soon at the Ring of Kerry

Dublin Zoo

This is one of the oldest zoos in the world, and it is the ideal place to visit for families with children.

Marsh's Library

A beautiful tourist attraction, this historical library has beautiful, unspoiled architecture.

The Irish House Party, Dublin

Combine singing, dancing, and dining with this group. You can learn about Irish culture, food, and more at this venue.

Guinness Storehouse

This is the number one attraction in Dublin, and it is located in the heart of James's Gate Brewery.

The Sporting Emporium Casino, Dublin

Gamble your way to an exciting night at this casino.

Mizen Vision

This location is the southernmost point of Ireland, located in Cork. The peak is 700 feet above the ocean, making for a beautiful view.

Fota Wildlife Park, Cork

See animals of all shapes and sizes at this wildlife park in Cork. It is a fun stop for families and those who love animals.

Opera House at Emmet Place, Cork

This opera house offers world-class performances and concerts by performers from around the world.

Blarney Castle & Gardens, Cork

This historic site has a beautiful castle and extensive gardens. It is perfect for a day trip.

St. Fin Barre's Cathedral

This 19th-century cathedral is ideal for those interested in architecture, history, or religion.

Insider tips for Ireland travel

Follow the intrigue of Western Ireland as Richard Bangs explores the "Episodes of the Moment" in Connacht - once the edge of the known world, now an enticing glimpse of Celtic legend., From Guinness stout to the extinct brown bear, castles and pirate queens, the hoodwinked falconer to the hard-headed hag of Moher, this is Western Ireland.

Over 10-days in Western Ireland join Richard as he shares the local talents and stories. Learn how to pour the perfect pint at the Quay's in Galway. Discover how Irish bogs are considered the rainforests of Europe. Meet Limerick, a peregrine falcon, who at 240 miles an hour, demonstrates why she's the fastest living thing in the world. Climb a mountain or two as you walk in St. Patrick's footsteps. Make the perfect Irish coffee at the place where it was invented. Is it possibly the best wedding gift ever; a castle on a lake? Discover the love story of Kylemore Abbey. Travel off the coast to the Aran Islands and attempt to unravel the yet unsolved mystery of Dun Aonghasa, an archaic, cliff bound, fortress overlooking the Atlantic. In Westport, step back in time with Ireland's Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley. Pothole your way through underground caverns and waterfalls in Aillwee cave. Off the Cliffs of Moher try and locate the sea hag resting on an cliff face 600 feet above the ocean. Meet Dan O'Hara's descendent as he shares a taste of Irish moonshine and tells Dan's everyman story; who in 1840 was forced to emigrate to the US after he was evicted from his home for having windows that were too big.


St. Stephen's Green, Dublin

This beautiful, urban park is the park in "Ulysses," by James Joyce, and it is a lovely place to relax.

The Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub, Dublin

This pub is owned and managed by musicians, so you'll be able to hear traditional music from locals.

The Irish Dance Party, Dublin

This local 2-hour event teaches the crowd three dances, and before and between dances, the hosts perform for the guests.

St. Michan's Church, Dublin

This local point of interest is a religious site and architectural landmark.

The Porterhouse Brewing Company, Dublin

You can't miss out on this brewery when you're in Ireland; you'll have a taste of local brews and favorite drinks.

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* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.