From US to Ireland: 5-Star Luxury Vacation with Airfare – Enniskerry, Ireland from $899
6-Night Ireland Vacation with Accommodations on Country Estate
During this 6-night vacation, you’ll have access to a rental car, so you can explore countryside surrounding Dublin at your own pace. Below, we’ve outlined some of our favorite spots in Ireland’s picturesque capital city, which inspired the works of James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, and several other authors. This vacation includes:
- Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK), Boston (BOS) and Chicago (ORD)
- 6 nights of deluxe accommodations at the Powerscourt Hotel in Enniskerry
- Manual car rental for the duration of trip
- For an additional $99, upgrade to a suite at the Powerscourt hotel for the duration of your stay, plus a tour of Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and Waterford Crystal factory in waterford.
During your vacation in Ireland, you’ll have 6 nights of accommodations at the Powerscourt Estate, a 1,000-acre country estate about a 35-minute drive outside of downtown Dublin. The property—which dates back to the 13th century and was extensively redesigned and changed in the mid-18th century—features centuries-old gardens (voted 3rd-best in the world byNational Geographic), Ireland’s highest waterfall at 121 feet, and a 5-star hotel. There are also two golf courses, including one that has hosted the Irish PGA Championship.
Highlights in Dublin
A postcard photo can’t do it justice—the firsthand view of Ireland’s rolling green hills is a sight to behold. In Dublin, this iconic landscape gives way to cobblestone boulevards and imposing Georgian mansions along the banks of the River Liffey, which flows right through the city center. Use the included rental car to take day trips at your leisure.
- Dublin Castle has a rich history that dates back to the 13th century. It’s home to a Gothic cathedral and the remnants of an ancient Viking fortress.
- Kilmainham Gaol is Europe’s largest unoccupied prison, and it’s as haunting as it sounds. Note: “gaol” is pronounced “jail.”
- Tour the Guinness storehouse to sample the famous Irish stout inside an atrium modeled after the iconic Guinness pint glass.
- Eat like a local: Dig into a bowl of coddle—a thick, hearty stew brimming with sausages and potatoes. Or, stop into one of the city’s 1,000 pubs to sample a pint of Irish ale.
- Recommended day trips: Athlone, a charming town on the River Shannon, is about an hour and 40 minutes away; Dun Laoghaire, a seaside town with a large, walkable marina, is just 30 minutes away.
Know Before You Go
- Official languages: Irish and English
- Currency: Euro
- Drive on the left side of the road.