This year marks the 100th anniversary of James Joyce’s Ulysses and where better to celebrate the iconic novel and author than in Dublin? If you’d like to enjoy a luxurious, James Joyce-inspired stay in the city, but aren’t sure where to start, The Shelbourne has you covered with its , available through Aug. 31. The experience is an easy way to add a little literary flair to your trip without needing to join a group tour or dedicate an entire trip to just one type of fun.
The experience includes an audio tour of Joyce’s Dublin, which leaves from The Shelbourne. Before you depart, the hotel outfits you with a commemorative matching tour map, as well as a picnic, so you can spend a morning or afternoon exploring the city’s Joyce connections at your own pace. At another point in your stay, the hotel provides you with tickets to the Museum of Literature Ireland, where you can explore the country’s literary heritage further, as you also take in the first copy of Ulysses, as well as other Joyce artifacts.
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