Luck of the Irish: Travel deals to Ireland

Gabe Saglie, Senior Editor for Travelzoo, joined The Rhode Show Monday to talk about a spring vacation to Ireland.

Talking Points: Why Ireland in 2015?
St. Patrick’s Day

  • How the Irish Do It (or, What is “craic” anyway?)
  • Dublin’s world famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade (including several U.S. marching bands)
  • “Greening” around the world

2015 Milestones

  • The U.S. connection: 40+ million Americans claim Irish heritage
    1.2 million Americans traveled to Ireland in 2014
    A record 7.75 million international visitors expected in 2015
  • The Causeway Coastal Route: Game of Thrones!
    Northern Ireland and Belfast’s renaissance
  • The Wild Atlantic Way: the longest coastal touring route in the world (1500+ miles)
    Western Ireland and the Cliffs of Moher

The travel basics

  • What does the weak Euro mean to you?
  • Getting here and getting around (or, Planes, Trains & Automobiles)
  • Castles vs. B&Bs
  • Pubs vs. distilleries (and the culinary revolution)
  • Genealogy tourism

Travel To Ireland: Featured Deals

Green Vacation, Western Ireland

  • Roundtrip airfare to Dublin
    6 nights in upscale accommodations throughout Ireland
    One night at a 4-Star Dublin hotel
    One night at a 5-Star Wicklow hotel
    4 nights at a B&B of your choice (hundreds to choose from)
    Rental car included
    $1099/pp w/air from NYC (airfare from all cities available)
    Travel April-June, inc. Memorial Day weekend

Ireland by Road, Killarney & Clare

  • 5 nights’ accommodations
    3 night at a 5-Star hotel in Killarney
    2 nights at a 5-Star hotel in Clare
    Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Experiences: one-day guided tour of the Ring of Kerry and admission for 2 for the Cliffs of Moher
    $258/pp ($700 off)
    Travel thru May and in October

Ireland by Rail, Cork to Dublin to Belfast

  • 9 nights’ travel by rail, w/nightly stays at hotels and B&Bs along the way
    Journey begins in Cork and Blarney Castle(where you can to kiss the Blarney Stone); a tour of the Ring of Kerry; the emerald-green countryside from Limerick to the Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay, and Dublin (with visits to historical sites along the way; tour ends in a Titanic-inspired visit to Belfast
    All admission fees and professional guide throughout included
    Breakfast daily
    Travel thru October

Ireland by Guide, Dublin to Limerick

  • 5-night trip that includes your very driver
    Travel in luxury motor coach w/wi-fi onboard
    Sightseeing with VIP entry and unique experiences such a farewell dinner at a farmhouse in County Galway
    5 night’s accommodations
    One night in Dublin; one night in Cork, 2 night sin Killarney; one night in Limerick
    Experiences: Trinity College, the House of Waterford Crystal and Blarney Castle
    Breakfast daily
    Travel in October

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