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Flights from Dublin

Dublin Airport is an international airport serving Dublin, Ireland and is operated by the Dublin Airport Authority. It is located 5.4 nmi north of Dublin city near Swords, in the county of Fingal, Ireland. The airport has an extensive short and medium haul network, served by an array of carriers as well as some intercontinental routes focused in the Middle East and the US. It serves as the headquarters of Ireland's flag carrier Aer Lingus. The airport is served by a large number of buses, coaches and taxis all allowing you to get to and from the airport with ease.
 
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Trinity College and Library
Founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I on the grounds of an Augustinian priory that was a victim of the dissolution. Trinity College even today dominates the city landscape and the oldest buildings (the brick-built "Rubrics") date from 1700. Most of the impressive buildings were built during the renovation phase of 1759. Trinity College Library is home to more than an million books and priceless manuscripts, the most famous being the "Book of Kells" - long queues may form in summer.
 
National Museum of Ireland
Two museums should be high on the list of priorities for any visitor. The National Museum of Archaeology and History in Kildare Street (Dublin 2) is dedicated to prehistoric and medieval Ireland. Do not miss the excellent new exhibition "Kingship & Sacrifice". The National Museum of Decorative Arts and History in Collins Barracks (Benburb Street, Dublin 7) houses an eclectic collection including the uniform Michael Collins was shot in and an exhibition on the Easter Rising.
 
St Patrick Cathedral
Ireland's largest church and the National Cathedral - this special status was conferred on a church were no bishop actually has his throne! Founded in 1191 by Archbishop Comyn, Saint Patrick's Cathedral was substantially renovated between 1844 and 1869 with moneys granted and raised by Sir Benjamin Lee Guinness. Visitors will thus find a neo-gothic cathedral with some older parts. Here you will also see the graves of Dean Swift (of "Gulliver" fame) and his beloved Stella.
 
Mexico City, Mexico
Traditionally known as the City of Palaces, Mexico City is home to three UNESCO World heritage sites! Visit the Historic Center, where you can admire the Metropolitan Cathedral and marvel at the National Palace’s Diego Rivera murals that depict major events throughout Mexican history. Cruise the beautiful canals and floating gardens of the Xochimilco Ecological Park on a Trajinera boat and immerse yourself in its tranquillity. Go to the renowned Catholic pilgrimage site, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, for worship or simply to admire the gothic architecture.
 
Venice, Italy
As dream-like as it is depicted in the films and photos, Venice never loses its artistic charms. Cruise the winding canals on a gondola and take in the sights of city! Visit one of Venice’s architectural wonders – the Basilica di San Marco and admire the beautiful mosaics and motifs on the atrium’s medieval Dome of Genesis. Marvel at the white Istrian stone and Veronese pink marbles that form the walls of the Palazzo Ducale then head to Scuola Grande di San Rocco to see the biblical paintings on the ceiling that reads like a modern graphic novel. After a day of sightseeing, splurge on some good wine and fine cuisines at a white-tabletop restaurant. Alternatively enjoy some squid risotto along scuffed wooden tables in the local osterie (pub-restaurants).
 
Nassau Paradise Island, The Bahamas
Enjoy a true Bahamian paradise at this stunning subtropical island! Laze on the powdery white sands as you soak up the warm sun. Go on a coral reef excursion or dive into the depths of the ocean as you uncover a shipwreck. Golf can tee off at the Ocean club golf course while ride lovers can hit the slides of the Aquaventure water theme park. For something different, explore the various historic forts and take a glimpse in into The Bahamas’ pirating past. Complete your experience in the Bahamas with a relaxing massage as you immerse your senses in the sound of the ebbing waves and the light saltiness in the air.

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