Day One: Arrival in Dublin
On arrival at Dublin Airport, be met and welcomed by your experienced local chauffeur-guide. Before checking into your first accommodation, enjoy a private panoramic orientation tour of the city.
Set on Ireland’s east coast, Dublin is an essential stop for any visitor to the Emerald Isle. With a history stretching back over 1,000 years there is much to be discovered from Viking rule to the battle for independence a century later. Today, the city is regarded as one of the liveliest and most atmospheric in Europe. Highlights to be experienced and explored with your chauffeur-guide include:
The wide boulevard of O’Connell Street, passing the General Post Office, scene of the 1916 Easter Rising and birthplace of the Irish Nation
. • The magnificent St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church.
• The striking 18th century Georgian architecture.
• Medieval Dublin - an intimate knot of small alleys and broad streets south of the river
• Trinity College, founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592.
• St. Stephen’s Green Park, which was laid out in 1880.
• Grafton Street, Dublin’s most fashionable walkway.
Thereafter, check into your accommodation, which is certainly one of, if not the best hotel in Dublin. Its understated listed Georgian exterior gives no indication of the sumptuous, graceful elegance inside. Each stunning guest room has been exquisitely decorated using Irish fabrics and antiques to reflect the architecture and original interiors of the 18th century town houses. Throughout, great care has been taken to retain all the outstanding architectural features for which Georgian Dublin is so famous: intricate plasterwork, high ceilings and large windows.