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Ireland

  1. 1. I R E L A N D 16/07/2014 – 25/07/2014
  2. 2. PRICES OF TAXI, BUSES, RENTED CARS & TRAINS • Taxi: 1.03€ per km. • Buses: Adults (1-3 stops: 1.65€; 4-7 stops: 2.15€; 8-13 stops: 2.40€; >13 stops: 2.80€), less than 16 years old (1-7 stops: 1€; >7 stops: 1.25€). • Rented car: between 50 and 60€ per day (europcar)
  3. 3. • Tranvia:
  4. 4. How to get to Ireland Departure 16/07/2014 Madrid (18:35h) Dublin (20:20h) Return 25/07/2014 Dublin (6:25h) Madrid (10:00h) • 4 adults • 800€ (aprox. It depends when you buy the tickets) From Mojacar to the airport of Madrid the family go by car.
  5. 5. 1st Day – 16/07/2014 SANDYMOUNT HOTEL *** FAMILY ROOMS • Luxury beds with designer bed throws • Modern artwork and comfortable furniture • En-suite bathroom with bath and shower • Plasma TV • In-built wardrobe • Dressing table with large mirror • Tea/coffee facilities • Direct dial telephone • Iron and board • Hair Dryer • FREE high speed WIFI and broadband • FREE parking available for all guests • FREE access to hotel business centre which includes internet access and printing • Access to beautifully maintained private gardens • Bedroom Safe available on request The Sandymount Hotel is happy to provide rollaway beds in certain rooms at an additional charge.
  6. 6. Second day (17/07/2014): Dublin. Aviva Stadium •Aviva Stadium is located in 62 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4, next to our hotel. You can walk to the stadium from the hotel or you can have a bus (Pembroke Road 4,5,7,8,18 and 45). • The Aviva Stadium is a sports stadium with a capacity for 51,700 spectators .It is home to its chief tenants: the Irish rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland football team.
  7. 7. •The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is a 2,111-capacity theatre which opened on 18 March 2010. Designed by Daniel Libeskind of New York and RHWL Architects of London, it is located in the Grand Canal Dock area. •You can get ther by bus: Routes 1, 2, 3, 47, 50, 56a, 77 and 77a all operate to either Pearse Street or Grand Canal Dock, the closest stops to the Venue. The last buses departs at 23.30 hrs, Monday – Sunday. •From 8th July to 24th July at 7:30 PM is offered the “Dirty Dancing” performance and you can book your ticket at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre website since 35€ each adult in the upper section. If you don’t like those performance you can also see these architectonic sculpture from the outside. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
  8. 8. ABBEY HOTEL ** (17/07/2014-23/07/2014) • 531€ for 7 nights The accommodation at the Abbey Hotel Roscommon, Ireland has been individually designed and decorated to an exceptional standard, giving a classically luxurious edge. We also have accommodation Roscommon which has been adapted for disabled guests and interconnecting bedrooms for families. For that special occasion why not book the Abbey Suite accommodation, with it's fairytale 4 poster bed and free standing bath, or upgrade to one of our Deluxe / Executive Bedrooms.The Abbey hotel is the perfect Castle Accommodation Roscommon.
  9. 9. Third day (18/07/2014): Trip to Belfast and the Giant's Causeway •Main information: The tour is conducted exclusively in english. It takes 12,5h. Includes guide and transportation by bus. Departure at 7am: Meeting Point: Gresham Door’s Hotel, Upper O'Connell Street number 23. Arrival at 7:30 pm aprox. •Leaving Dublin, tour the Antrim Coastal Path , where the Armada ran aground in 1588 because of a big storm. Continue the route through different towns as Bushmills, where one of the most famous whiskeys in the country is done . Our first stop is the Giant's Causeway . This area consists of 40,000 columns of basalt rock formed 60 million years ago by a volcanic cooling. It's area is closely related to Finn McCool, a hunter and warrior of Celtic mythology. At afternoon we will go to Belfast , capital of Northern Ireland, most populous city and second largest town of the island of Ireland behind Dublin. In Belfast we will see the most representative buildings and monuments: Queens University , the jail , the courthouse and of course, the area of Catholics and Protestants and the Peace Wall , wall separating the two neighborhoods . These doors open wall only once a day . Cross the city watching the Town Hall, the tower of Prince Albert , Customs and finally the shipyards where the Titanic was built in 1912. After the guided tour you should have two hours of free time to eat , walk or visit the Titanic Museum . •Prices: 65€ each adult and 60€ children under 18.
  10. 10. Fourth day (19/07/2014): Excursion to Newgrange and the Boyne Valley •Main information: The tour is conducted exclusively in english. It takes 8h. Includes guide, transportation by bus and tickets for the sights. Departure at 9:30 am: Meeting Point: Gresham Door’s Hotel, Upper O'Connell Street number 23. •From Dublin at 9:30 in the morning we head to the Boyne Valley which is Ireland 's most famous archaeological site and one of the largest in Europe . Once in the necropolis and depending on availability we will enter the passage tombs of Newgrange , Knowth and Dowth . The tour will explain some curiosities as why and how built and influenced the future of souls. The rest of the day we will work to explore the area and see , among other places, the Hill of Tara ( where was appointed High King of Ireland over several centuries ) , the ruins of Monasterboice ( set of two churches and circular tower with its renowned Celtic crosses , considered the best in Ireland) and Mellifont Abbey (founded in the mid- twelfth century and abandoned in the VXI , was the first Cistercian monastery in the country) . Boyne River area was also the scene where the two disputed island possible successors to the British crown. •Prices: 35€ each adult and 30€ children under 18.
  11. 11. Fifth day (20/07/2014): Guided tour of Dublin by bus •Main information: The tour is conducted exclusively in english. It takes 2h. Includes guide, transportation by bus. Departure at 9:30 am: Meeting Point: Citizen Information Office (14 Upper O'Connell St, next to the Savoy cinema). •The tour begins in O'Connell Street, Dublin 's most famous street. It was here that the Easter Rising of 1916 , an event that determined the future independence of Ireland took place . Continue along the river Liffey where the Vikings came the first time , see the Customs House and the new business area , where the most modern buildings and bridges in the city . The tour will continue its course from Trinity College and Merrion Square parks and St Stephens Green, where we know the Georgian architecture and the famous gates of the city. Then we go north through Temple Bar, the statue of Molly Malone , Grafton Street, Dublin Castle and City Hall . The tour continues through the cathedrals of Christ Church and St. Patrick. Later we will see the Guinness Storehouse , the Museum of Modern Art and Kilmainham Jail . Crossing Phoenix Park deer try to find freedom. Back in O'Connell Street we pass the Museum of History (Collins Barracks ) , the fantastic Four Courts building and the Half Penny Bridge ( Ha'penny Bridge) . •Prices: 12€ each adult and 10€ children under 18.
  12. 12. Sixth day (21/07/2014): Tour to the Cliffs of Moher •Main information: The tour is conducted exclusively in english. It takes 12,5h. Includes guide, transportation by bus and tickets for the sights. Departure at 8:30 am: Meeting Point: Gresham Door’s Hotel, Upper O'Connell Street number 23. •Our first stop is next to Bunratty Castle, where you can have breakfast and stretch your legs . The tour continues up to the Cliffs of Moher. The cliffs have dimensions of 8 km in length and up to 210 meters high. Taking one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Ireland will reach the Burren National Park. The Burren is noted for its karst landscape and its dozens of archaeological sites dating back to 2,500 BC Two of the most famous monuments in the Burren are safe and Caherconnell Poulnabrone dolmen . In addition to the Neolithic monuments , the remains of the Norman castles are spread throughout the area. We stop at the Dunguaire Castle, built in the early sixteenth century , and pass through coastal towns like Kinvana . Our last stop is Galway, one of the most interesting cities in Ireland. Here you will have free time to visit the colorful historic center and take a look at their stores. Between sightseeing , do not miss the Cathedral and the Spanish Arc . •Prices: 55€ each adult and 50€ children under 18.
  13. 13. Seventh day (22/07/2014): Excursion to Wicklow and Glendalough •Main information: The tour is conducted exclusively in english. It takes 7,5h. Includes guide, transportation by bus and tickets for the sights. Departure at 9:45: Merrion Square, corner of the statue of Oscar Wilde. •First we go to the Wicklow , Ireland beautiful green county more colorful. Although Wicklow is located about 50 miles from Dublin , from leaving the capital we get into the Irish countryside , a place where most people are cattle and sheep. Halfway stop at Powerscourt neoclassical mansion where you will have free time to explore the stunning gardens. Do not miss the curious pet cemetery . The next stop is the valley of Glendalough, which is a Celtic monastery in the sixth century . Visit its churches, towers and crosses by reviewing its heyday , prior to the Viking invasion. After the visit you can stroll through fascinating roads leading to the lakes that formed in the Ice Age . For lunch we stop at a restaurant in the middle of the mountains. Your beef stew (Irish -Stew ) is one of the best in Ireland, probably because the raw material of the mountains. •Prices: 35€ each adult and 30€ children under 18.
  14. 14. Eighth day (23/07/2014): Shopping day •Main information: There are buses every 30 min from 9:00 am to 18:00 pm from the door’s hotel to the places that are going to be visited. •South of Liffey lies one of the largest shopping areas in the city , Grafton Street , a busy shopping area among which it is worth noting the Brown Thomas department store and the Powerscourt Centre, a charming shopping center located in a building XVIII century.Another of the major commercial centers of Dublin St. Stephen 's Green Shopping Centre, located at the end of Grafton Street, which has a curious transparent structure reveals the sky from inside . North of the river lies the commercial area around O'Connell Street and Henry two streets full of shops and shopping centers like the Jervis Shopping Cetre , one of the largest in the city.For those looking for something special and do not conform with the impersonality of the malls , the best area is Temple Bar where you can find unique shops plus lots of shops devoted to crafts . A favorite of the citizens of Dublin to make their everyday purchases locations Penneys , a mall that offers very competitive prices. •Prices: : 3€ each adult single ticket and 2,5€ children under 18.
  15. 15. • Before taking the road north we will stop at the Marino Casino, an architectural gem that most travelers do not get to see. Once we stop at their Malahide Castle , probably the best known place for this city . Data from the eleventh century and was expanded and renovated at the time of Georgian splendor . Following the route will skirt the coast past Portmarnock up to the Howth peninsula . This protected area is inhabited by several species of endangered birds . Once in Howth stop along the cliffs , from where you can see from Dublin Bay to the Wicklow Mountains . The village of Howth is a very trendy place with Dubliners and many come here to eat on weekends . Fishing boats docked alongside newcomers to hundreds of seals that live in the harbor. Lunch in the village and have free time before returning to Dublin. • Price: 30 euros for person • Duration: 7,5h • Included: Bus transport, guide and entrance to Malahide Castle. Last Day (24/07/2014): Trip to Howth and Malahide
  16. 16. • It is the best located hostel in Dublin. The hostel is ideally placed to explore all the places of interest of the city to the various historical sites position. Transportation to and from the airport, secured by a regular bus service that stop at the bus station near the hostel is comfortable and fast. In the hostel there is always a great activity. You can choose between dormitories with 4, 8 or 10 beds and sheets are changed daily. Prices: 9 euros for person and night. -24 hour reception and security. -Airport Transfers. -Breakfast. -TV -Free Internet. Last night: PADDY’S PALACE

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