Your flight lands at Dublin International Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon arrival. After settling into the comforts of your luxury accommodations at the heart of the city, your guide greets the family in the lobby eager to introduce you to the fascinating history encompassing the former Second City of the British Empire. Layers of history create an enrapturing atmosphere along the shores of the River Liffey running through central Dublin. Georgian architecture provides an ambiance of sophistication and elegance while the buskers performing on Grafton Street offer the spirit amid cobblestone lanes and quiet cafes.
The National Museum of Ireland opened in 1877 showcasing uncovered artifacts ranging from Celtic metalwork to 8th-century jewelry, Iron Age weaponry to 12th-century dinnerware. Your guide provides legend and mythology with the stunning artifacts bringing the past to life for the entire family. The Iron Age “bog bodies” inside the Kingship and Sacrifice exhibit shows four figures from the midland bog preserved with unique details. The Medieval exhibition highlights the Viking presence on the island including Scandinavian ecclesiastical material from the 11th and 12th centuries later absorbed into Irish culture.