The Experience

Explore this city built along the River Liffey and view the eighth-century Book of Kells. Continue to the beautiful Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough, site of an ancient monastic community. Day 1: Dublin
Your Guardian Angel meets you in Dublin for the private transfer to your hotel. As you ride in from the airport, notice the elegant Georgian squares that are so symbolic of this city that was built on the banks of the River Liffey. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

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Day 2: Dublin
This morning, join your local guide for a half-day sightseeing tour of the Irish capital. At Trinity College, see the eighth-century Book of Kells, a fabulous example of early Irish manuscript illumination that is on display in the Old Library. Continue to St. Patrick,™s Cathedral, the largest church in Ireland, built adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it St. Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. In the afternoon you may wish to visit some of the city’s museums, such as the National Gallery of Ireland, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Dublin Writers Museum or the James Joyce Center on your own.

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Day 3: Dublin/Glendalough/Powerscourt/Dublin
Embark on a full-day excursion with your driver to the Wicklow Mountains. Drive across the moorlands to Glendalough, the “Valley of the Two Lakes,” where St. Kevin established a monastic community during the Dark Ages. View the ruins of the churches and a perfectly preserved round tower. On the way back to Dublin, stop at the renowned Powerscourt Gardens. From the terrace, admire a delightful panorama that leads to the Sugarloaf Mountain. Inside the house, view an interpretation of the history and design of the gardens.

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Day 4: Dublin
Privately transfer to Dublin’s airport for your departure flight.

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