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Emerald City and Country

For 8-nights you will experience the best of the city and countryside in Ireland!
DublinIrish Welcome HomeShelbourne Hotel, DublinTrinity College in DublinTemple Bar in DublinKillary Harbour, KerryCliffs of MoherFour Seasons Hotel in DublinRoom at the Shelbourne HotelCafe at the Four Seasons HotelGlendalough
Package includes round-trip airfare, luxury accommodations, car rental for duration, tours and sightseeing and more!

For eight nights you will experience the best of the city and countryside in Ireland!

8-Night Vacation Includes:
Transportation:
  • Round-trip airfare to Dublin (DUB)
  • Automatic car rental for duration of trip
Accommodations:
  • 2-nights at the Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel or the Merrion Hotel in Dublin
  • 5-nights at an Irish Welcome Home
  • 1-night at the Four Seasons Hotel or the Merrion Hotel in Dublin
Other Inclusions:
  • Full Irish breakfast daily

Land in Dublin and pick up your rental car that you will have for the duration of your trip.  Your first two nights will be in the city center at the 5-star Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel.  You’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations and top notch service, plus the perfect location!  Take the short walk over to Trinity College, Temple bar or Grafton Street for a little shopping.  Dublin has an extremely vibrant personality and you will be in the heart of it!

From here you will take off to the Irish Welcome Home of your choice.  Irish Welcome Homes are known for their warm hospitality and knowledgeable, local hosts. When you arrive at an Irish Welcome Home, you will experience unparalleled special attention.  There are 100 Irish Welcome Homes to choose from and guests are encouraged to book before their trip to ensure a stay in their top choice.  Every host extends a welcome e-mail to their visitors about a week before arrival and offers a little surprise too!  The surprise could be anything from a complimentary GPS for your trip, an authentic Irish recipe or a chocolate on your bed every night!

Head back to the city for your final night at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel.  Before you return to the States, be sure to visit all of the landmarks you missed during your first two nights here.

Terms and Conditions:

Advertised package prices are based on select departures as noted on the calendar and were available via the Sceptre Tours website and may not represent current prices.

Prices are per person based on two people traveling together (unless specified otherwise) based on 7 day advance purchase and include round trip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees including the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees. Packages are subject to availability and are capacity controlled and may not be available on every date or on all flights and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. There is an additional $25 per person concierge fee for bookings made through call centre (800-221-0924). Fares apply to North American originating passengers only. Full payment is made at the time of reservation. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Higher fares may also be available throughout travel period. Cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available. Stopovers are not permitted. Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.

Cancellations /Changes:  Fares are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type. Travel Trip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel/change your trip once for any reason up to 72 hours prior to departure and receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; missed connection; baggage and medical protections; and 24 hour worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable. Call 800-221-0924 or go to http://www.sceptretours.com/legal for full details on change/cancellation policy.

Vacation Package ID: PK-GC4P-EMCTAC-DUBAIR

The Shelbourne Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
The Shelbourne Dublin
Location:
Near St. Stephen’s Green, The Shelbourne is within walking distance to Trinity College, home of The Book of Kells, Temple Bar, Grafton Street shopping, Gaiety Theater and the famed Guinness Storehouse.  The hotel offers an airport coach service to and from Dublin Airport for 10 U.S. dollars (7 Euros) and takes only 30 minutes. 
 
Overview:
The Shelbourne Dublin exudes elegance and romance with marble floors, pillars and elaborate chandeliers welcoming you in the lobby.  Covering over 10,000 square feet, the hotel contains a spa with six treatment rooms, a swimming pool, thermal facilities, a dance studio, a gym, and 265 guestrooms and suites.
 
For the most exquisite dining experience, reserve a table at The Saddle Room for their mouth-watering steak, oysters and seafood.  The No. 27 Bar & Lounge can open your eyes to some of the world’s most sophisticated wines by the glass, premium spirits and signature cocktails.  
 
Every room at the Shelbourne Dublin has free Wi-Fi and internet, a docking station for your iPod/iPhone/iPad, and is designed to make you feel like royalty. 
Hotel Amenities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full-service health spa
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Health club
  • Spa services on site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Number of floors - 8
  • Banquet facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge desk
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Event catering
  • Exhibit space
  • Express check-out
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • One meeting/conference room
  • Luggage storage
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Total number of rooms - 265
  • Currency exchange
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Medical assistance available
  • Multilingual staff
  • Valet parking
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Year Built 1824
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center
  • Security guard
  • Shoe shine
  • Smoke-free property
  • Piano
  • Suitable for children
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
Room Amenities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom scale
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Bathroom phone
  • Pay movies
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Satellite TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Minibar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channels
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Slippers
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens
  • Free movie channels
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
Hotel Location
The Merrion Hotel - Dublin, Ireland
The Merrion Hotel
Location:
Located in central Dublin, the Merrion Hotel is perfectly positioned between The National Gallery, various government buildings and The National Museum of Ireland.  Take a short walk to the “golden mile” where you will find tons of pubs, shops and restaurants.  Visit Grafton Street if you are in the mood for some upscale designer shops.
 
Overview:
The 5 Star Merrion Hotel is the pinnacle of both prestige and quality hospitality services.  Accommodating both Dubliners and travelers alike, The Merrion takes pride in their stunning rooms and wide range of hotel facilities.  With 123 guest rooms and 19 suites, each one has free Wi-Fi and internet, air conditioning and more to make certain you feel comfortable and taken care of.  The hotel offers guests a fitness facility, spa, swimming pool and bicycles for rent to explore Dublin in a different way.  Whether you prefer to indulge in Ireland’s only 2 star Michelin, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, or relax in The Cellar Bar, The Merrion has something to satisfy all of your dining preferences.  Enjoy your stay at The Merrion where you will experience elegance, sophistication and comfort.
Hotel Amenities
  • Hotel Amenities:
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Number of floors – 4
  • Parking limited (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Laundry facilities
  • Garden
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Facility/Spa
  • Bicycles
  • Limo or Town Car service available
Room Amenities
  • Room Amenities:
  • Premium bedding
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Multi-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Mini bar
  • Wake-up calls
  • Turndown service
  • Designer toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom scale
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Sewing kit
  • Slippers
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • CD player
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Satellite TV service
  • In-room safe
  • Desk
  • Clock radio
  • Window opens
  • Trouser press
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • In-room massage available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Individually furnished
  • Individually decorated
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • LCD TV
Hotel Location
Irish Welcome Home - Ireland, Ireland
Irish Welcome Home
Welcome Home to the Best of Irish Hospitality
In the Land of a Thousand Welcomes, visitors always feel at home. But what if you had the opportunity to stay in an actual Irish home, and experience the legendary hospitality of Ireland in a unique, exciting way? Our Irish Welcome Homes offer just that opportunity: beautiful, hand-picked Bed & Breakfasts with hosts that meet our incredibly high standards. Lovely places to stay where you’ll be welcomed warmly, treated kindly, and offered a glimpse of Ireland known only to natives. 
 
It’s about arriving at a home where Irish hospitality is instinctive, where visitors are welcomed with a smile, a cup of tea and home-baked goods; where the host has an interest in your vacation and will share their rich, local knowledge with you. Each Irish Welcome Home is unique, rooted in the locality and brought to life by the hosts themselves. However, it’s the Sceptre Advantage extras that make this exclusive program so very special. It may be a walk around the farm in the company of the farmer. You may find two stamped postcards, ready for you to pen notes to friends back home. Or your treat may be a tasty one – a scone baking lesson, a glass of Bailey’s or an Irish chocolate! But whatever awaits, you can be sure it was carefully chosen, just for you. And, you won’t receive this special attention with anyone else – it’s a Sceptre Tours exclusive.
 
Including Irish Welcome Homes in a vacation package offers travelers complete flexibility of creating their own itinerary. We recommend you select your accommodations ahead of time in order to take advantage of each property's Sceptre Adventage. However, you also have the flexibility of choosing them along the way while in Ireland. Enjoy your choice of accommodations from big cities to small towns to quaint villages to countryside manors.  All of the facilities pride themselves on providing their guests with a fresh, home-cooked full Irish breakfast each morning and quality accommodations that cater to every need. At an Irish Welcome Home you are much more than just a room number, you’re a welcomed guest.

To reserve your Irish Welcome Home click here

Hotel Amenities
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Parking
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Traditional furnishings
  • Direct dial telephones
  • Hair dryer
  • Trouser press
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Toiletries, mineral water etc.
  • Local information
  • Local events
Hotel Location
Four Seasons Hotel Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
Four Seasons Hotel Dublin

LOCATION

Surrounded by embassies and ivy-covered homes in the prestigious Ballsbridge area of Dublin, The Four Seasons Hotel is an elegant, tranquil luxury hotel for travelers looking for historic sophistication, just a short stroll from the heart of Dublin City Center.

PROPERTY OVERVIEW

Home to immaculate garden views and Dublin's only full-service hotel spa, The Four Seasons Dublin is the ideal spot to unwind and discover the perfect balance of warm Irish hospitality and personal service. The 197 luxurious guestrooms are some of Dublin's most spacious, and look out over leafy cityscapes and lush, landscaped greenery. The hotel's intimate lounges and refined restaurants showcase European-inspired menus and Irish ingredients. The pampering spa provides a full range of relaxing massage, skin and body care treatments, as well as salon services. Guests of Four Seasons Dublin will also enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center, 46-foot indoor lap pool and whirlpool, located beside the spa, and naturally lit by windows looking onto an outdoor sunken garden. 

 

Hotel Amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beauty services
  • Business services
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Media library
  • Room service
  • Parking (free)
  • Shoe shine
  • Tour assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Shopping on site
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Patio
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Sauna
  • Smoke-free property
  • Garden
  • Steam room
  • Suitable for children
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Wheelchair accessible
Room Amenities
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • DVD player
  • Video-game console
  • CD player
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Voice mail
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Multi-line phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Minibar
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom phone
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Welcome amenities
  • Clock radio
  • Desk
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds available
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Pillowtop mattress
Hotel Location
Day 1:  Depart the United States and relax on an overnight flight to Dublin.  Ireland is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and most flights from New York to Dublin are around 7-8 hours so you’ll want to sleep on your flight and arrive in Dublin ready to explore!
 
Days 2 and 3:  Upon arrival at Dublin Airport you will collect your rental car and take the short drive to the 5-star Shelbourne Dublin Hotel.  The first two nights of your eight night getaway will be at this 5-star property.  Leave your car at the hotel and explore this vibrant city by foot!  You’ll want to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College, Temple Bar and others!  You will want to savor Dublin’s bright atmosphere as much as possible.  The Guinness Storehouse is a great way to see how Ireland’s most famous beer is produced plus you’ll have incredible views of the city at the Gravity Bar.
 
Days 4-8:  The next five nights will be spent at an Irish Welcome Home of your choice.  There are 100 Bed & Breakfasts that meet the standards to be considered Irish Welcome Homes.  Choose from anywhere in Ireland to spend these five nights, but be sure to book before your travel date!  These properties book quickly due to the high level of service and accommodations they offer.  Popular locations include Galway, Clare and Killarney. The west coast is home to the Wild Atlantic Way which includes special spots such as the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry.  The countryside of Ireland is so picturesque and beautiful, you will be speechless!  You will have a local host who will send you a welcome e-mail prior to your departure date to share more details about the property and the location.  This is a great way to have an authentic trip to Ireland.
 
Day 9: The final night of this Ireland vacation tour will be at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin.  After a week of traveling and exploring Ireland, you might want to relax at this luxurious hotel.  Keep in mind that this is your last full day in Ireland so take advantage of your location.  Stroll along Grafton Street for some last minute souvenirs or visit one of the many bustling restaurant/pubs nearby!
 
Day 10:  Depart Ireland today.  You will return your rental car at Dublin Airport.

Make It Your Own!

Choose from our sample vacations or customize your vacation and make it entirely your own. Either way, we’ll help you create the experience you desire!

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Testimonials

We wanted to see Ireland but were nervous about driving. Sceptre found our chauffeur, Pat, and he knew everything about the history and geography around us… he did a great job negotiating the hairpin curves on the Ring of Kerry. Can’t imagine a better vacation!
Anna M.

With Sceptre we were able to make a vacation that was really unique. We stayed in two castles, did some serious shopping, and spent a lot of time out in nature. One of the best things about Ireland is its beautiful scenery, and we were always exactly where we wanted to be.

 

VERONICA H.

Ireland was wonderful!  We learned so much and had such a nice time from beginning to end.  Our driver, Cornelius, was so knowledgeable and friendly and accommodating!  Thank you for planning this very memorable vacation for us - we were beyond satisfied, it all exceeded our expectations!

Spencer D.