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Dublin, OH: An Irish & German Experience

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Field of Corn - Dublin, OH Irish Dancers - Dublin, OH Ohio History Center, 1950s Lustron Home Exhibit; Photo Courtesy of the Ohio History Connection Bagpiper - Dublin, OH

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Mon – Fri, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

It's always greener in Dublin, OH! Come with Starr to discover The Emerald City's rich Irish and German heritage through storytelling, sightseeing, and authentic Irish Dance!


5 Days/4 Nights

Meals Included:

4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners


$739.95 Per Person

NOTE: Itinerary subject to change

Day 1:
Travel to Pittsburgh, PA
Lunch on own en route
One overnight at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Green Tree
Dinner at Buca Di Beppo, Station Square

Day 2:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Guided tour of Pittsburgh to include the Nationality Classrooms, Heinz Chapel and City Tour
Admission and guided tour of the Nationality Rooms
Lunch on own in the Strip District
Travel to Dublin, OH
Three overnights at the Embassy Suites
Welcome Reception upon arrival to hotel
Dinner on own
Storytelling Program: Saints Preserve Us! The Irish in America

Day 3:
Breakfast at hotel
Guided tour of Dublin, OH
Enjoy an Irish Fairy Door Trail Tour
Lunch at the Bogey Inn
Irish Dance 101 Presentation
Return to hotel
"Wake Me When It's Over" Irish Wake Storyteller
Free time on own
Dinner buffet at Sunny Street Cafe
Enjoy Fiddler & Guitar Entertainment during dinner

Day 4:
Breakfast at hotel
Travel to Columbus, OH
German Village Guided Tour "Explore Beyond the Door"
Lunch buffet at Schmidt's Sausage Haus
Admission to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Dinner on own

Day 5:
Breakfast at hotel
Check out
Travel home
Lunch on own

Every Starr trip includes deluxe motorcoach transportation and overnight accommodations.
Dublin, OH Sightseeing Tour
Discover little known secrets about The Emerald City during our Step-On Guided Tour of Dublin, OH!
How did Dublin get its name? What is the "Field of Corn"? Who was "Leatherlips"? Learn about Dublin's rich history, hear funny tales and even a ghost story!

Irish Fairy Door Trail
Grab your passport and follow the path on your trail guide as you stroll through Historic Dublin looking for 8 tiny fairy doors. While wandering the quaint shops of Dublin, be on the lookout for the names of the fairies that live at each store. Stores include an Irish Import Store, Cupcake Shop, Home decor and several others.
Enjoy treats & treasures along the way.

Note: Walking is involved on this tour.

Storytelling Program "Saints Preserve Us!"
Enjoy a storytelling program "Saints Preserve Us! The Irish in America"

Hear the tale of an 1830's era Irish immigrant. Guests will meet "Sean O'Shaughnessy," and be enraptured at his moving story of leaving Ireland with his young bride and arriving in America - the land of golden opportunity.

Irish Dance 101 Presentation
What's a reel? How did Irish step dancing evolve into the celebrated "Riverdance" style recognized today?
Visit the Richens Timm Dance Academy and meet a professional Irish dance instructor (who danced with Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance). Learn answers to these questions while watching some young, costumed dancers engage in some fancy footwork.

Irish Wake Storyteller
Wake Me When It's Over.

Visit with Cait Seo Rua, the daughter-in-law of "Pat Murphy" who is the guest of honor at an old-style Irish Wake. She will guide you through the customs and folkways of this curious and disappearing three-day tradition as it would have been circa 1898.

Fiddler & Guitar Entertainment
Enjoy traditional Irish cuisine and sit back and relax while enjoying a fiddle and guitar duo that will create the perfect ambiance for the Sunny Irish Dinner Event.

German Village Sightseeing Tour
German Village is the internationally recognized historic district just blocks from downtown Columbus, OH.

The 233-acre district provides a glimpse of how a working-class neighborhood developed and grew in the early 19th century and how the passion of a small group of urban pioneers drove 20th century rehabilitation efforts.

View an 8 minute Orientation Film at the German Village Meeting Haus, then enjoy a Guided Riding Tour through the brick streets lined with quaint homes, gardens, shops, galleries, and restaurants.

Afterwards, explore two private German Village homes. This is a wonderful way to see the innovative renovation and design efforts of today's residents.

Pittsburgh Sightseeing Tour
Pittsburgh's story comes alive on this specially designed, narrated tour of one of America's most livable cities. Fun stories about prominent Pittsburghers, both past and present, punctuate the narration on historical landmarks, corporate headquarters, fascinating architecture, and important events.

Our tour winds through the Golden Triangle focusing on significant developments and statuesque buildings within this compact and defined area.

Nationality Classrooms
Tour the world in an hour and half.
Through architecture and decor, 26 classrooms reflect the Old World heritages of Pittsburghers. The Nationality Rooms are expressions of timeless human values. In these rooms themes are rendered in wood and glass, iron and stone, fabric, color, and words.

All rooms may not be viewed during the school year, because classes are held in them.

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens
Spend the day at Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and discover beautiful indoor and outdoor gardens, dynamic exhibitions and world-renowned artwork.

Featuring indoor gardens filled with exotic plant life and artwork, including a collection of glass works by artist Dale Chihuly, the Conservatory offers enjoyment of the natural world any time of the year. Outdoor botanical gardens, art sculptures, open green space, and a one-mile walking loop offer respite from everyday life.

Accommodations Day 1: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Green Tree

Experience the newly renovated DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Green Tree. Enjoy chocolate chip cookies and a warm welcome always. Set on the south side and only 3 miles from downtown the hotel features indoor/outdoor pool and fitness center.

Visit Seasons Restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy American dinner classics executed with local flair. Unwind with a cocktail at Champions Lounge or grab a bite and catch-up on entertainment and sports. The Marketplace Bistro offers a casual dining experience.

Guest rooms are well appointed and include a Sweet Dreams by Doubletree king size bed, cable television with premium channels, wireless internet, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, clock radio, and voice mail. All rooms feature a working desk and ergonomic office chair.

Rollaway beds are not allowed in rooms.

Accommodations Day 2, 3 & 4: Embassy Suites, Dublin, OH

Enjoy the Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Dublin, a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award Winner. This all-suite hotel features an indoor pool and fitness center.

Hot Made-to-Order Breakfast is included each morning. Kilpatrick's Restaurant located on site offers dinner each evening.
Enjoy the Complimentary Evening Reception with your favorite beverage and snacks (5:30-7:30pm)

All suites offer 2 rooms (separate living and sleeping area) as well as coffeemaker, wet bar, refrigerator, and microwave.

-Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

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