Author: Family Travel Forum Staff
Tags : Couples, Europe, Flee Market, Ireland, Kids, Multigen, Museums & Culture, Teens, Weekend & Short Break
It's time for Ireland. Great Value Vacations is offering a three-night “Dublin City Break” package with a starting rate of $613 per person for 3 nights, with 4 and 5-night packages also available.
We like the Great Value Vacations rate based on two travelers sharing a room, because you can build in even more value with a $99 upgrade, which gives you breakfast daily, admission to the Guinness Storehouse (a must for all ages to understand the cultural history of this famous beer), and a Hop On Hop Off bus pass, good for 48 hours of sightseeing in Dublin. Solo travel is available at a higher fee, as are upgrades to a four-star property, and travel from other gateways.
For this low rate, the package includes roundtrip economy class airfare from Bradley International Airport (Hartford, Connecticut) or John F. Kennedy International Airport (rates start at $704 per person from New York) and three nights at the 240-room Regency Hotel. The Regency Hotel, a refreshed 3-star place with a large pool, is less than 2 miles from the city center, near the Botanic Gardens and Dublin City University, and close to O’Connell Street and the 3Arena (formerly the O2 arena.)
With three nights in this fun town, you'll leave begging to see more of Dublin and Ireland's many attractions. First, allow plenty of time to walk the older sections of town and stop in pubs, as Irish people are the best asset this verdant country has on offer. Walk more; cross the Ha’Penny Bridge, check out the famous "Book of Kells" at Trinity College, admire the library, or pop into the St. Patrick's Cathedral and go out in Temple Bar after dusk.
The Ireland Tourism office also has ideas, which can be seen in this fun video: "10 Things to Do in Dublin"
“Great Value Vacations is excited to be able to offer this great deal from Connecticut's Bradley International Airport in addition to JFK International Airport,” says Brian Accomando, Managing Director of Great Value Vacations. “We see the Bradley promotion as just the beginning of what we expect to become an important gateway for travel to Ireland and the rest of Europe, especially since Aer Lingus, the national airline of Ireland, is slated to begin service from Bradley International Airport on Sept. 28, 2016 as well.”
Not familiar with Great Value Vacations? Based in Rockville Centre, NY, Great Value Vacations is part of the holding company DH Enterprise and Associates, Inc. Since 1980, they've been running European tours, escorted vacations and travel technology services under the Sceptre Tours and other familiar brands. We like a great value and we love Ireland, so this offer is a win-win.
Check out their value vacations to several other destinations as well. The Great Value Vacations Dublin offer is valid for travel on select dates from October 2016 to March 2017, so there's plenty of time to plan a trip. Call 800/896-4600 or visit GreatValueVacations.com for more information and bookings.
And, Aer Lingus has followed suit -- if you book your roundtrip flights to Ireland by September 21, 7:00pm ET, you can enjoy rates as low as $499 from Boston to Shannon, $499 JFK to Dublin, and $749 for Los Angeles to Dublin. Check out the Aer Lingus Vacation Store for a variety of other offers, some including room stays and car rentals.