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Ireland: Dublin & Galway

This is the 5-star experience you've been looking for! Indulge in remarkable accommodations at the InterContinental Dublin and the unique g Hotel in Galway. What's more, your included vehicle will allow you to truly see all that Ireland has to offer. 
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Package includes round-trip airfare, luxury accommodations, car rental for duration, tours and sightseeing and more!

Self-drive Ireland with 5-star accommodations in Dublin and Galway.  This is the perfect way to see the best of Ireland!

Vacation Package Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare to Dublin and from Shannon
  • Car rental for duration of stay with Collision Damage Waiver
6-night option:
  • 3-nights at the InterContinental Dublin
  • 3-nights at The g Hotel in Galway
7-night option:
  • 4-nights at the InterContinental Dublin
  • 3-nights at The g Hotel in Galway
8-night option:
  • 4-nights at the InterContinental Dublin
  • 4-nights at The g Hotel in Galway
Tours & Sightseeing: 
  • Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Trinity College
Other Inclusions:
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • All local taxes
  • Hotel service charges
  • Carrier and government taxes/fees/facility charges on airfare are included
  • Gratuities and meals (other than noted) are not included
Travel in March and Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
Celebrations take place all around the world, but the holiday reigns supreme in Ireland. No matter where you go you’ll find pipe bands, wonderful colorful costumes and magical floats.


St. Patrick’s Day in Galway is used as a platform for local artists, musicians, and other members of the community.  You’ll find diverse showcases spotlighting the talented men and women of Ireland throughout the city and of course, an exhilarating parade igniting the crowd every step of the way!  
Arrive in Dublin and collect your rental car.  You’ll take the 30-minute drive to the 5-star InterContinental Dublin where you will spend the first three nights.  Dublin is a city rich with history and a colorful culture.  Included in this trip is a tour of Trinity College, one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in Dublin and home to the famed Book of Kells. 


During your time in this capital city you will want to visit as many sites as possible.  Stop by the Guinness Storehouse for a tour, visit the Temple Bar area, tour the Kilmainham Gaol, stroll St. Stephen’s Green and more!  There are endless possibilities in this city.

Take the three hour drive across Ireland to Galway for your next three nights.  The 5-star g Hotel will be your stylish home.  Visit Eyre Square, the Galway Cathedral or the Claddagh.  The Claddagh is most famous for being home to the Claddagh Ring which was worn by the locals.  Galway is known for its eclectic, artistic atmosphere but is also an ideal location for exploring the neighboring areas.  Popular day-trips include Connemara National Park, the Kylemore Abbey and Cong.  Cong is an island that borders Galway and Mayo and is a quick 45-minute drive from the g Hotel. 

This vacation gives travelers the freedom to explore as they please with centralized hotels as home base in Dublin and Galway.

Terms and Conditions:

Advertised package rates are per person and are based on two people traveling together, unless otherwise specified. Package rates are based on select departures as noted on the above calendar. Rates may not represent current prices. Rates require a 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 center (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. Offer 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. You will 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-FIIDG-DUBAIR

InterContinental Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
InterContinental Dublin


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


Home to immaculate garden views and Dublin's only full-service hotel spa, The InterContinental 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 InterContinental 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
g Hotel - Galway, Ireland
g Hotel


The 5-star g Hotel is located five minutes from Galway's city center along the majestic coastline of Galway Bay, at the gateway to stunning Connemara. It provides the ideal base from which to explore Galway: take a leisurely walk to town and visit the Spanish Arch, Galway City Museum, Galway Cathedral or enjoy a daytrip to the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher or Kylemore Abbey.


The exquisite creation of Philip Treacy, the world's most famous milliner (and Galway native), this utterly unique, visually spectacular and totally glamorous hotel overlooks Lough Atalia and Galway Bay, offering 101 magnificent guestrooms, decadent award-winning dining, and Galway's best-kept secret - the luxury ESPA at the g. Reflecting a timelessness of contemporary elegance, this ultimate comfort zone is matched by an extensive menu of ESPA treatments, as well as a vitality pool, crystal steam room, rock sauna and relaxation room overlooking the rooftop Zen garden.


Hotel Amenities
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Garden
  • Piano
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Suitable for children
  • Video library
  • Bar/lounge
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tours/ticket assistance
Room Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Private Bathroom
  • Bathroom phone
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room safe
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Welcome amenities
  • Window opens
  • Air-conditioning
  • City view
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Designer toiletries
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Garden or Terrace view
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room massage available
  • Minibar
  • Pay movies
  • Plasma TV
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channels
  • Satellite TV service
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
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 seven hours so you’ll want to sleep on your flight and arrive in Dublin ready to explore!  
Days 2-4: Arrive in the vibrant city of Dublin!  You will spend your first three nights at the 5-star InterContinental Dublin in the heart of the city.  Collect your rental car and take the 30 minute drive to your hotel.  Dublin is a city rich with history and a colorful culture.  Included in this trip is a tour of Trinity College, one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture in Dublin and home to the famed Book of Kells.  Visit Grafton Street and do some souvenir shopping, check out the famous Jameson Distillery and the Kilmainham Gaol.    
Days 5-7:  Take the three hour drive across Ireland to Galway where you will spend the next three nights at the 5-star g Hotel.  While here you will be able to explore the eclectic city of Galway and also take any day-trips you’d like to neighboring areas!  Take a trip to Clare to visit the famous Cliffs of Moher.  This is a beautiful site that attracts visitors from across the globe.  While in Galway you will be a short distance from the stunning St. Nicholas’ Collegiate Church and the Galway Cathedral.  The art scene is very popular here so you will find many galleries and showcases to visit if you’d like.  
Day 8:  Return your car rental at the Shannon Airport and enjoy your flight home.
Choose from our sample vacations as shown or customize your vacation and make it entirely your own by selecting different hotel options, destinations or tours! Simply give us a call and we’ll help you create the experience you desire!
Included Tours: 
SAINT PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL: Explore Ireland’s largest church, the beautiful “National Cathedral” where Dean Jonathan Swift once presided. Saint Patrick’s dates back to March 17, 1191, and remains one of Dublin’s most historic destinations.
The Trinity College Library: Located at Trinity College, Dublin, is the largest library in Ireland. As a "copyright library", it has legal deposit rights for material published in the Republic of Ireland; it is also the only Irish library to hold such rights for the United Kingdom.  
Suggested Tours: 
ATHENRY CASTLE & AUGHNANURE CASTLE: The beauty of Athenry and Oughterard are celebrated in song — and each of these Galway towns boasts a magnificent castle. Athenry Castle dates back to the 12th century, while Aughnanure Castle in Oughterard is the O’Flaherty stronghold built in 1500.                                   

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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.



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.