Dublin’s Fair City

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Dublin city tour

Scheduled flight to Dublin from your preferred airport – tour of Dublin with our local guide in our private executive coach giving us a great introduction to the city of writers and poets taking in such sights as Ha’penny Bridge, O’Connell Street and Christchurch Cathedral – transfer to the central 3* Academy Hotel in Dublin.

Day 2 – Dublin Castle, Chester Beatty Library, the State Apartments & Kilmainham Gaol

A guided tour of Dublin Castle, dating back to 1230 and located in the heart of the city, is followed by a visit to the Chester Beatty Library containing a rich collection of manuscripts, prints, miniature paintings and early printed books – the State Apartments at Dublin Castle were the former private and public rooms of the Viceroys and the Viceregal Court, the seat of the executive and the focus of fashionable social life and a guided tour also takes in the Medieval Undercroft and the Chapel Royal – guided tour of the museum at Kilmainham Gaol, one of the largest unoccupied jails in Europe, focuses on some of the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation from the 1780s to the 1920s.

Day 3 – Wicklow Mountains, Powerscourt Gardens, Glendalough & Avoca

Travel with our guide into the Wicklow Mountains, known as the ‘garden of Ireland’ – Powerscourt House and Gardens is set in 14,000 acres with delightful lakes, ornamental hedges and gardens while the entrance hall now features an exhibition bringing to life the rich history of the estate and the double height Georgian ballroom has been completely restored to its former glory – Glendalough is a 6th century monastic site founded by St Kevin and once a major seat of learning in medieval Europe – Avoca is the subject of Thomas More’s poem, ‘The Meeting of the Waters’.

Day 4 – National Gallery of Ireland, Book of Kells & Newman House

Guided tour of the National Gallery of Ireland, housing 13,000 works of art, including works by Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Poussin and Gainsborough – visit Trinity College with our guide to see the Book of Kells, one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world which was written around the year 800 AD – Newman House consists of two Georgian houses displaying examples of Dublin’s finest 18th century plasterwork.

Day 5 – Hugh Lane Gallery

Guided tour of the Hugh Lane Gallery, one of Ireland’s foremost collections of modern and contemporary art with works ranging from the Impressionist masterpieces of Manet, Monet, Renoir and Degas to those by leading national and international contemporary artists – transfer to Dublin airport for our scheduled flight back home.

Tour Features

All excursions & guided tours included

Professional local guide for all transfers & excursions

Scheduled flights to Dublin

Executive coach in Ireland

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Introductory tour of Dublin

Dublin Castle - Chester Beatty Library & the State Apartments

Kilmainham Gaol

Wicklow Mountains, the ‘garden of Ireland’



Powerscourt House & Gardens

National Gallery of Ireland - guided tour

Trinity College & Book of Kells

Newman House

Hugh Lane Gallery - guided tour


Four nights on bed and breakfast basis at the centrally located 3* Academy Hotel in Dublin. Located near O’Connell Street, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s main attractions. Facilities include a restaurant and a bar and all rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • National Botanic Gardens - home to approximately 20,000 species and cultivars, a rose garden, the arboretum and stunning herbaceous displays
  • Russborough House - built in 1741 by Joseph Leeson, the house has been described as ‘arguably the most beautiful house in Ireland’ and is home to a fine collection of art, silverware and porcelain


Tour Reviews

Reviews for Dublin’s Fair City

Date of tour: July 2017

Just a note to let you know that our tour to Dublin was a huge success. The hotel was good, coach was always on time with friendly and helpful drivers. All of the venues were welcoming and our tour manager was a delight. Thank you for your patience and help in planning the trip - one of our best ever.

IC, Halstead

Date of tour: May 2014

Thank you on behalf of our Society for an excellent Tour. Please pass on my gratitude to Damian for his help and patience putting together our itinerary which was well balanced and met with approval. We packed quite a lot into a short space of time. The administration from beginning to end was faultless. The bar staff were most accommodating and dealt with my request to offer pre dinner drink very efficiently. The dinner was standard but the beef apparently was disappointing. Being on half board was definitely the best option. Rooms were clean and staff very pleasant. The guide was a delight - very informative and such fun and gave us a wonderful overview of Dublin. The day in the Wicklow Mountains was perfect particularly as we were blessed with wonderful weather. Our guides at the National Gallery were superlative - everyone remarked that they'd never had better. The guide at the Castle was another young girl who was excellent. Finally Paul, our driver, got us there and back in very good time and was always most helpful. All in all we had a memorable holiday and I hope we'll be planning another.

SB, Huddersfield

Date of tour: June 2011

Just a line to let you know that all went very well indeed with the tour to Dublin. Clodagh was a darling, would want her again. The hotel very good, the weather was pretty kind really, chilly and rain showers but we saw the sun too. Gardens and owners all wonderful. Tailored Travel came out of the whole thing with glowing colours. Thanks for all your hard work, it came together beautifully and I had a lot of praise and many people said it was the best trip they had ever been on.

ML, Haywards Heath

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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • with more dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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