Christmas and New Years: Denver to Dublin – Just $456 RT

Check out all these great $456 RT flight deals from Denver to Dublin, Ireland over Christmas from December 23-30  (see other available departure dates below) – Delta is challenging United in out market and that means BIG savings for you. There are few countries that enjoy a cozier, put-your-feet-up Christmas than Ireland. With its family-oriented culture and the legendary friendliness of its people, Ireland for the holidays is one of the most rewarding decisions you could ever make. The Irish love big and boisterous reunions and they love festivities on any scale, but they also love quiet evenings in with a few hand-picked friends in front of a crackling fire.

7 day itineraries in December and January from Denver to Dublin

 

Visit Ireland in winter to see the soaring landscape celebrated by poets W.B. Yeats, Patrick Kavanagh and Seamus Heaney (you may want to take a volume of each writer’s work along for added atmosphere).  No matter what part of Ireland you visit, you’ll find shops with traditional Irish goods like fine Belleek china, exquisite table linens, Aran fishermen’s sweaters and sparkling Waterford Crystal. Dublin is one of Ireland’s top shopping destinations, with two pedestrian-only shopping streets. While you can purchase Waterford Crystal at several shops throughout the country, a trip to The House of Waterford in Waterford City to watch artisans hand-crafting the luxury crystal is well worth the effort.

 

Ireland has three international airports for transatlantic flights: Belfast in Northern Ireland, Dublin about midway down the east coast, and Shannon, called the gateway to the west. Most flights leave from the east coast of the US, so you may have to take a connecting flight from your home to one of the major hubs. Winters are usually mild, with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing. You may want to check into the vacation packages offered by tour operators like Lynott or Ireland’s airline, Aer Lingus.

Because the Irish take their holiday seriously, many hotels and resorts close from Christmas through Epiphany. You’ll need to book early, since there are only a limited number of accommodations that will be open for visitors. Choose a resort or hotel package that offers meals, as there will not be any restaurants open on Christmas Day, and many stay closed on December 26, called Boxing Day or St. Stephen’s Day. You can celebrate your Christmas in high Irish style at a castle resort or take a self-guided driving tour of the country. If you choose to stay in a larger city like Dublin, you can use public transportation rather than renting a car.

 


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