DUBLIN/SHANNON VACATION PACKAGES
Dublin International Airport (DUB)
Set on Ireland’s east coast, Dublin is a youthful city that’s enlivened by its friendly Irish vibe and local talent, seamlessly mixed with classic sights. Designated as a UNESCO City of Literature, this creative hub’s progressive beat boasts fun-packed days that blend into nights full of Irish cheer.
While Dublin entertains and enlightens, Shannon inspires. This gateway to Ireland’s west coast has inspired artists, writers and travelers for centuries. From quiet beauty and rural charm to towering cliffs and golden beaches, this spectacular region has a lot to offer, including the majestic beauty of the Cliffs of Moher and the unusual landscape of The Burren.
Expect The Unexpected In Dublin
Admire the cityscape from one of the beautiful bridges; toast to your good fortune at Temple Bar; and write your own Irish story. Follow in the footsteps of famous Irish poets, playwrights and novelists; travel through time with a visit to Dublin Castle; tour the Ireland Whiskey Trail; and end your day by singing a traditional Irish tune. Before you know it, famously friendly Dublin will be your home away from home.
Need a sightseeing break? Window shop along storied cobblestone streets. Head over to Grafton Street for a traditional Irish shopping spree. This pedestrian-only zone stretches for several blocks, boasting many international and local stores, as well as bookshops, arcades and boutiques mingled in with cafes and coffee shops.
If you love beer, a visit to the Guinness Storehouse will give you a chance to relax with a Guiness in hand, while enjoying a breathtaking 360-degree view of Dublin. And, the Old Jameson Distillery is a must-see. You’ll learn the basics of whiskey distilling and what sets Jameson apart, with a tasting before you depart. Dubliners enjoy everything from sophisticated cuisine to traditional Irish fare, including lamb and pea mash, steamed cockles and mussels, slow-cooking pig belly, Guinness pie and crispy pig’s ear.
Discover Shannon & Beyond
Enjoy a west Ireland adventure, with fabulous activities in one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes. It’s the birthplace of traditional Irish music, and the home to Ireland’s most visited natural attraction — The Cliffs of Moher.
Shannon is a great base for exploring Counties Clare, Cork, Limerick, Galway and The Wild Atlantic Way — a sensational coastal route. Visit the endearing town of Ennis, where every street has a story to tell. Feast on a glorious medieval banquet at the majestic 15th-century Bunratty Castle. From Galway to Clare to the north Kerry Coast, you’ll find places for cliff-top walks, island-hopping adventures, traditional pub sing-alongs, soul-stirring views and in-the-know locals who are ready to tell incredible tales.
For a salty, fresh-air playground, plan a visit to Connemara — a region along the Wild Atlantic Way. Climb the sacred Croagh Patrick Mountain. Cycle along the Great Western Greenway — one of the world’s most scenic bike paths. Trace the steps of the legendary pirate queen, Grace O’Malley. From vibrant villages and haunting landscapes to magical islands and hidden coves, the Shannon corridor is brimming with enigmatic character, unforgettable experiences and lasting memories.
Plan Your Getaway
From idyllic country inns to luxuriously designed hotels in the heart of the city, you’ll find accommodations that are perfect for your Delta Vacations Ireland getaway. Fly into Dublin on Ireland’s east coast, or fly into Shannon, which seasonally serves the western Ireland areas of Cork, Limerick, Galway and Killarney. Or for a Northern Ireland experience, fly into Belfast.
If you plan on seeing several areas across the region, add a car rental to your package. Just remember to drive on the left side.
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