Dublin has become renowned in recent years -- not for being the birthplace of Guinness, Bob Geldof and floppy-haired boy bands from the ‘90s, but for being one of the most expensive cities in Europe. Tourists are forever being warned about the ever-increasing prices of hotels, food and drinks, but Dublin really has a lot going for it -- and now you can take a trip to the Emerald Isle without breaking the bank, thanks to some hand-picked Travelzoo Local Deals and Getaways.
We couldn’t suggest you take a trip to the fair city without recommending a visit to one of its most famous landmarks -- the Old Jameson Distillery. Travelzoo subscribers are invited to take up an exclusive experience here which includes a guided tour, a whiskey tasting, a 2-course lunch and a limited edition t-shirt, all for £30 a head (or £59 for two).
Spend an evening in The Parnell Heritage Pub & Grill -- what the Sunday World calls "one of Dublin's most stylish, landmark bars" -- and get four cocktails and a food platter for two for £16.43. That’s a saving of 56% on the usual price and a terrific start to a night out in one of Europe’s liveliest cities.
If a romantic meal for two is more up your street, then try out our deal from Brasserie 7. This brand-new Dublin restaurant is offering a 2-course à la carte dinner for two for just £13 a head -- a great end to a day’s sightseeing as it’s close to several of the city’s attractions, including St Patrick’s Cathedral.
For those of you travelling by air, Clontarf Castle Hotel is where you should lay your weary head. This handsome boutique hotel is two miles from the city centre -- and the 130 bus, which stops right outside the door, will take you there. Two Travelzoo subscribers can get a night’s accommodation, a 3-course meal in the Michelin Guide-listed Fahrenheit Grill (worth £48 per person) plus a full Irish breakfast, for a total of £129.