Wednesday, 22 May 2019

THE ISLAND OF IRELAND: AN EID GETAWAY LIKE NO OTHER



Ireland, home to rich culture and history, diverse landscapes and unique activities tempts travellers this Eid Break

Dubai, UAE – May 2019: Ireland’s rolling greens, lush landscape and idyllic weather, coupled with irresistible hotel and experience offers, provide guests with an Eid break like no other. Those with looking for a breath of fresh air, can pack their bags and make use of the extra few days off, to be spent exploring Ireland and all it has to offer.

Starting with the capital city of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin promises to amaze with its vibrant tapestry of attractions, from cultural experiences such as River Dancing and enthralling musical performances, to its engaging culture and friendly locals. Guests can opt to stay at the InterContinental Dublin or at The Westin Dublin, for a guaranteed experience of luxury. Once in the city, guests can make the most of the various ways of getting around, be it by foot, public transport or even kayak. There are a variety of museums, markets and dining destinations to stop by check out making Dublin a trip for the books.


Venturing out a little bit further are a series of beautiful landscapes not to be missed. The oldest city in Ireland, Waterford, founded by Vikings in 914 A.D., calls for guests to visit its greenway and the Mount Congreve House and Gardens, for a breath of fresh air, far removed from city life. The sunny Southeastern county’s most iconic attraction is the House of Waterford Crystal, where visitors are walked through the age old procedures of crystal manufacturing, They will have the chance to learn about and engage with both historical and contemporary production techniques through direct interaction with the craftsmen and audio-visual materials.

Kilkenny located south of Dublin, forms the heart of Ireland’s ancient east, and offers the perfect family getaway. Known for its magical myths and legends, the county is home to the Medieval Mile Museum, where travelers can acquaint themselves with the years of intriguing heritage that stand behind its current appeal. Alternatively, the more adventurous visitors can go deep into Dunmore caves, try their hand at fishing, experience the thrill of the zipline in Castlecomer or visit the charming Nore Valley Farm. The Lyrath Estate Kilkenny offers the ideal space in which to unwind and relax when visiting, whose grounds are spread across 170 acres of Irish countryside, complete with picturesque lakes, historic gardens, and emerald woodlands. The historic 17th Century Estate House is home to 139 unique bedrooms, and some of the best restaurants Kilkenny has to offer.

Further North is county Donegal, made up of castles, rugged coastline and mountains such as the quartzite Mount Errigal. The county provides a getaway for the adventurous with option to surf, hike and more. Deemed the ‘Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017’ by National Geographic Traveller, county Donegal is home to Glenveagh National Park. The park is a nature lover’s paradise, as guests can catch a glimpse of the largest herd of Red Deer in Ireland, over and above the views of the towering Derryveagh Mountains. When in the county, the Dillons Hotel provides the perfect central location from which to start adventures, complemented by a four-course dinner featuring fresh locally sourced produce.

Given the time of year, and the inescapable thrill of final season of Game of Thrones, stopping over in Northern Ireland to catch a glimpse of the filming locations of the show is sure to delight. Home to the most filming locations, Northern Ireland offer tours and dedicated experiences, to ensure that fans can immerse themselves into the wonderful world of Westeros. The ever prevalent Kingsroad awaits, whereby visitors can follow in the footsteps of their favourite characters and drink in the impressive sight of county Antrim’s Dark Hedges. A special Eid offer can be availed on day tours, bringing guests closer to world renowned sight, and in turn to one of the key locations of the show.

When in Northern Ireland, a visit to county Derry/Londonderry, brings with it the chance to admire the City Walls, the Guildhall, Peace Bridge. Each of these iconic landmarks possesses a gripping history to be discovered by travelers, and together put Derry/Londonderry on the map, promising a unique visit. Visitors can make the most of the luxurious Shipquay Hotel’s offer, providing a two-night stay, complemented by breakfast every morning and sumptuous three course meal to be savoured on one of the days. Located just outside its walls, are the Richmond shopping centre and Foyleside shopping centre, allowing for guests to stroll through an pick up souvenirs galore for the friends and families.

With all the offers to be availed and the experiences to be enjoyed, Ireland offers families and friends an unmissable escape this Eid break.

For more information, visit: http://www.ireland.com/


Fact Box




Hotel: InterContinental Dublin
About: Discover a stylish sanctuary at the 5 Star InterContinental Dublin. Guests can choose from the luxurious spacious Suites that are perfect for a city getaway.

Package: Suite Retreats

Price: €420.00 per room

Offer:


Full Irish Breakfast in Seasons Restaurant.


Complimentary late check out until 2pm.


€100 Food credit to spend throughout your stay.


Private shopping appointment with Brown Thomas, complimentary refreshments provided and a Gift of a luxury candle from Rathbornes, Ireland’s oldest candle maker.


Complimentary two-way transfer in our courtesy car to Brown Thomas. Subject to Availability.


Complimentary access to health club with 14m lap pool, sauna, stream room and Jacuzzi.


Complimentary WIFI.

Note:


Platinum VIP Airport arrival and departure service can be arranged at an additional fee with the inhouse concierge.


The concierge can devise an itinerary for a city break in advance of arrival.


Spa treatments are also available to book in advance.




Hotel: The Westin Dublin
About: The Westin Dublin has recently renovated its range of premium and exclusive suites. Working alongside award winning Irish firm, Millimetre Design, The Westin Dublin is proud to bring to the market Dublin’s newest hotel suites.

Package: Suite Dreams

Offer: Guests can avail 20% off the best available online rate, including breakfast for two guests in Moreland Grill, valet car parking and a bottle of grape.

Website:

Email: reservations@thewestindublin.com

Phone: 00353 1 645 1149




Hotel: Dillons Hotel

Location: Upper Main St, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Package: Wild Atlantic Luxury Escape
Price: €145pps

Duration: Two Nights
Offer:

Breakfast each morning

Four course dinner, with all produce locally sourced and prepared by our award winning chef's.

Website: www.dillons-hotel.ie

Email: info@dillons-hotel.ie

Phone: +353 (0) 74 9122977




Hotel: Lyrath Estate Kilkenny

Location: Paulstown Road, Kilkenny, R95 F685, Ireland

About: Lyrath Estate Kilkenny offers a unique experience, spanning across 170 acres of Irish countryside, complete with picturesque lakes, historic gardens, and emerald woodlands.

Price: €180 per person sharing

Offer:


Two nights Bed and Full Irish breakfast at Lyrath Estate


Dinner on one Evening.


Complimentary access to Leisure Centre with 17m swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi and steam room

Website: www.lyrath.com
Booking link: Link

Email: info@lyrath.com

Phone: 00353 56776 0088



Experience: House of Waterford Crystal

Location: Viking Triangle, Waterford City

About: House of Waterford Crystal brings a visit to Ireland to a whole new level, where guests can visit the home of Waterford Crystal brand and take a journey to see exquisite pieces of crystal created before their very eyes.

Offer: 20% off admission rates on Guided Factory Tours at the Waterford Brand & Visitor Experience, by using coupon code HOW-20-WBM.

Booking Website: https://www.waterfordvisitorcentre.com/content/general-ticketsEmail: houseofwaterfordcrystal@fiskars.com

Phone: +353 51 317000




Hotel: Shipquay Hotel
Location: 15-17 Shipquay St, Derry/Londonderry
About: Visitors can enjoy stay at the luxurious property, offering the best of Derry/Londonderry, a short distance from attractions including the City Walls, the Guildhall, Peace Bridge, Richmond shopping centre and Foyleside shopping centre.

Offer: Two-night stay, with breakfast each day, and a three-course meal on a day of choice.

Price: £120 pps

Dates: Ongoing
Website: www.shipquayhotel.com

Email: info@shipquayhotel.com

Phone: 0044 28 71267266




Experience: Dark Hedges

Location: Dark Hedges Estate, Antrim

About: The Dark Hedges Experience is now open 7 days per week, operating daily guided tours hosted by some of the most captivating Story Guides in Northern Ireland. On the tour, visitors can learn about the trees made famous from Game of Thrones, the history of Gracehill House, the ghost of the mysterious grey lady, and enchanting folklore about Northern Ireland.

Package: Eid offer (to be availed on day tours)

Price: £9

Dates: Ongoing, valid until 31/05/19.

Timings: 10am - 3pm

Website: www.darkhedgesexperience.com

Email: info@darkhedgesexperience.com

Phone: +0044 07729376133

جزيرة أيرلندا.. وجهة ساحرة لإجازة لا تنسى في عيد الفطر




البلد المتميز بالتاريخ العريق والثقافة الغنية والطبيعة الساحرة والنشاطات الفريدة يقدم عروضاً استثنائية في عطلة العيد




لتحميل الصور: https://we.tl/t-rxtxPJ2ewu




دبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة، مايو 2019: تمثّل جمهورية أيرلندا وجهة رائعة لقضاء إجازة عيد الفطر السعيد بمروجها الخضراء وطقسها الدافئ، وما تنطوي عليه من عروضٍ وتجاربٍ فندقية مميّزة.




وتمتاز العاصمة دبلن بالعديد من عوامل الجذب المذهلة، بدءاً من التجارب الثقافية مثل رقصة النهر التقليدية (River Dance) والعروض الموسيقية الساحرة، وصولاً إلى التفاعل مع سكانها اللطفاء. ويمكن للضيوف الاستمتاع بإقامةٍ فاخرة في فندق ’إنتركونتيننتال دبلن‘ أو ’ذا ويستن دبلن‘، وزيارة المتاحف والأسواق والمطاعم المتنوعة التي تزخر بها المدينة.




كما تمتاز المناطق المجاوة للعاصمة بمناظرها الطبيعية الأخاذة، مثل مقاطعة وترفورد الواقعة في الجنوب الشرقي، والتي تتألق بأجوائها المشمسة. ويعد مصنع وترفورد للكريستال أحد أهم المعالم السياحية في المقاطعة، ويتيح للزوار التعرف على تاريخ صناعة الكريستال وأساليب إنتاجه القديمة والحديثة، بالإضافة إلى المشاركة في عملية الإنتاج.




ويمكن للزوار أيضاً زيارة كيلكيني الواقعة إلى الجنوب من دبلن، والتي تعتبر القلب التاريخي لشرق أيرلندا ووجهةً عائلية مثالية. كما أنها توفر لمحبي المغامرات العديد من التجارب الاستثنائية؛ مثل التوغل في أعماق كهوف دنمور أو صيد السمك؛ أو زيارة ’نور فالي فارم‘ الساحر، أو اختبار المسار الانزلاقي في كاسلكومر. ويتيح فندق ’ليراث استيت كيلكيني‘ مساحةً نموذجية للاسترخاء بمساحته البالغة 170 فداناً في الريف الإيرلندي، والتي تتضمن بحيرات أخاذة وحدائق تاريخية وغابات غنّاء.




وتقع مقاطعة دونيجال إلى الشمال قليلاً، وتحتضن العديد من القلاع والشواطئ الصخرية والجبال الجميلة، فضلاً عن متنزه ’جلينفيغ‘ الوطني الذي يتيح لعشاق الطبيعة الفرصة لمشاهدة أكبر قطعان الغزال الأحمر في أيرلندا، والتي تقفز فوق جبال ديريفيغ الشاهقة. ويشكل فندق ’ديلونز‘ مكاناً مثالياً للإقامة أثناء زيارة في المقاطعة، إذ يتميز بموقعٍ قريب من كافة خيارات المغامرات؛ ووجبات عشاء تتألف من أربعة أطباق محضرة من مكونات طازجة محلية.




وتمثل هذه الفترة من السنة الوقت الأمثل للتوجه إلى شمال البلد وزيارة مواقع تصوير مسلسل ’جيم أوف ثرونز‘، لاسيما مع وصول هذا العمل الملحمي إلى موسمه الأخير. وسيكون موقع ’كينجز رود‘ في انتظار الراغبين بتتبع خطى شخصياتهم المفضلة، والاستمتاع بالمشاهد الساحرة على طريق ’دارك هيدجز‘ الواقع في مقاطعة أنتريم. كما يمكن الاستفادة من عرض خاص بالعيد على الجولات النهارية تتيح للزوار الاقتراب أكثر من الموقع الشهير عالمياً الذي اكتسب مزيداً من الشهرة بعد ظهوره في المسلسل.




كما يحتضن الجزء الشمالي من البلاد مواقع ساحرة أخرى مثل مقاطعة ديري/لندنديري بأسوارها العتيقة وقاعة ’جيلدهول‘؛ وجسر السلام. ويمكن للزوار اغتنام الفرصة والاستفادة من عرض فندق ’شيبكواي‘ الفخم الذي يقدّم إقامة لمدة ليلتين مع فطورٍ مجاني كل صباح؛ ووجبة غداءٍ من ثلاثة أطباق في اليوم الذي يختاره الضيوف. ويتميز الفندق بقربه من مركزي التسوّق ’ريتشموند‘ و’فويلسايد‘، ما يتيح للضيوف شراء الهدايا والتذكارات للأحبة والأصدقاء.




بعبارةٍ أخرى، تشكل أيرلندا وجهةً رائعة لقضاء إجازة العيد هذا العام مع العائلة والأصدقاء، بما توفره من العروض والتجارب المميّزة والأجواء الساحرة والشعب المضياف.




لمزيدٍ من المعلومات، يرجى زيارة الموقع الإلكتروني: http://www.ireland.com/

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