Luxury Irish Castles and Manors

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Enjoy a 7, 8 or 10 night Luxury Irish Castles and Manors Tour which takes in the very best of Irish Castles and Manor Hotels in Ireland. Whether a family vacation or romantic Irish honeymoon, this is the perfect vacation package for you.

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Stay in some of our finest Luxury Irish Castles and Manor Hotels on this 7, 8 or 10 night vacation to Ireland complete with ferry trip to Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands and home to the spectacular pre-Christian Dun Aonghus Fort. While this tour includes many of Ireland’s most iconic locations, because all of our travel consultants live in Ireland, they also have an intimate knowledge of Ireland’s hidden gems. All of our tours are designed in-house and as well having your own dedicated travel consultant, you will also receive a comprehensive daily sightseeing guide that is unmatched in the industry.

Additional highlights of this tour while in Ireland will be attending the Dunguaire Castle Banquet in Kinvara, the Smithwick’s Brewery Experience Tour in Kilkenny, the Megalithic Tombs at Newgrange and much more….  

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To book or customize this tour please call us in Ireland Toll free from the USA on 1 800 963 9260 or complete our short enquiry form.

Day 1 – Dublin Airport to Kilkenny

Upon your arrival into Dublin Airport it’s time to collect your Hertz Car Rental and start your Castle’s and Manor Tour of Ireland. Taking into account your long overnight flight, your first day’s short drive will bring you southeast of Dublin City to the city of Kilkenny. 

Kilkenny is also known as the ‘Marble City’, as well as being the most successful county in Ireland’s national sport of ‘Hurling’. It is also home to such historic sites as St. Canice’s Cathedral and Kilkenny Castle. As part of your tour, tickets for the ‘Smithwick’s Experience’ are also included. This famous Irish Ale was first secretly produced in Kilkenny city by it's monks in 1231 and this atmospheric tour culminates with a pint of this now famous Ale. 

For those with a love of horses, a stop on route at the National Stud in Kildare is a must, where a Horse Museum traces the history of the horse in Ireland.

Day 2 – While in Kilkenny

Additionally there are a number of exceptional day trips to be experienced from Kilkenny and all within easy reach. You can then travel on to Waterford where you will visit the Waterford Crystal factory. An alternate route is to visit the county of Wexford in the south east. This allows visits to the Irish National Heritage Park, the 13th Century Tintern Abbey, Hook Lighthouse, Dunbrody Abbey, the Kennedy Homestead, ancestral home of JFK and finally the Dunbrody Famine Ship. An interactive exhibition re-enacts life on the Dunbrody as she carried passengers from New Ross to the US and Canada 150 years ago. Visitors  experience life on board an emigrant ship as they explore the authentically recreated decks of the ship. The original Dunbrody was a three-masted barque built in Quebec, Canada.

Day 3 – Kilkenny to Cork

Your first stop today is the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. Cashel was once the seat of the Kings of Munster and capital of this southern province. The Rock, which rears above the plain, dominated the area southwards. Kings of Ireland as well as Munster came to this spot and St. Patrick is known to have preached on the rock and converted the local King, Aenghus, here in the 5th Century. From Cashel, the small town of Cahir is just a 15 minute drive along the Cork road (the N8). Cahir Castle, once an important stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the Castle retains much of its original defensive structure. From Cahir, take the road towards Cork. On the eastern side of the city of Cork you will have the opportunity to take a small trip to visit The Queenstown Story in the small town of Cobh. Cobh, situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbours, was the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic in 1912 and was the closest port to the site of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. The heritage centre recounts these events and tells the story of emigration from Ireland to the United States and Australia from the time of the famine in 1847 up to the 1950s.
 

Day 4 – While in Cork

Today, you have the option of continuing your sightseeing in and around Cork City. Just northwest of Cork lies the renowned Blarney Castle. A stop to climb to the castle ramparts to ‘Kiss the Blarney Stone’, said to bestow the gift of eloquence, and is a must for those who dare.

You could also travel about 25 minutes south of the city to the port town of Kinsale. As well as being a charming coastal fishing village, Kinsale's International Museum of Wine tells the story of the Irish emigrants who colonised the wine trade throughout the world after being forced to leave their shores. Also in Kinsale is the 17th century Desmond Castle was turned into a prison. The Charles Fort is a stunning sight and is also very close by and worth a look. Cork city is also home to Elizabeth Fort and of course the popular ‘English Market’.


Day 5 – Cork to Ballyseede, County Kerry

Today you have the option of the scenic but longer coastal route or the shorter route via Killarney. The longer route includes visits to Mizen Head, the southernmost point in Ireland, as well as Bantry House and Gardens and the French Armada Centre, also in Bantry. From Bantry, you will be heading north to Killarney via the Healy Pass. Have your camera’s at the ready for some breathtaking scenery across the Caha Mountains that divide the Cork and Kerry regions. After the mountain pass, you come to the town of Kenmare. The popular town of Kenmare was founded in 1670 by Sir William Petty and has a history of lace making, demonstrations of which can be seen at the town’s Heritage Centre. The alternative route for today's journey is a shorter one straight to Killarney. With it's three famous lakes and majestic mountain ranges, Killarney has been the inspiration of poets and painters over many centuries. The Killarney National Park is renowned both for its scenic beauty and scientific interest. There are many walks and trails around Killarney including a 2-hour tourist trail around Kilkenny town itself. You will also have a chance to visit Ross Castle, the Gap of Dunloe or take a stroll through the streets of this quaint town to enjoy the great pubs and enjoy the traditional Irish music.

From here, travel to Ballyseede Castle just outside the town of Tralee where you will be spending the next 2 nights. 

Day 6 – Ring of Kerry/Dingle Peninsula

Today you may choose to simply relax in Ballyseede Castle and the nearby town of Tralee or take in a day touring the Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula to the west of Kerry. While the Dingle Peninsula is the shorter drive and is graced with more interesting antiquities, historic sites and varied mountain scenery than any other part of Ireland, the Ring of Kerry region includes the stunning views over the lakes of Killarney from Moll’s Gap as well as numerous colourful villages on this route. Not for the faint-hearted, you will remember this mountain pass drive forever.

The Dingle route includes visits to the lovely fishing town of Dingle and beyond to Dunbeag Promontory Fort, an archaeological site on the from the late Bronze Age, 800 BC. Continue on to Slea Head and here you will see Dun An Oir (Fort of Gold). Here in 1580, after a long three day siege, over 600 Irish and Spanish soldiers surrendered to Lord Grey only to be massacred by his troops. Nearby is the Gallarus Oratory, one of the best preserved early Christian church buildings in Ireland. Back to Tralee to relax in the luxurious surrounds of Ballyseede Castle.

Day 7 – To Adare, Bunratty and the Cliffs of Moher

One of the most dramatic days of your tour brings you to the west coast of County Clare. Your first stop today will be the Village of Adare in County Limerick. Adare is regarded by many a seasoned traveller as Ireland’s prettiest village with it's thatched cottages, manicured public park and ancient church in the center of the village. After taking in the sights of Adare continue towards Limerick City of ‘Angela’s Ashes’ fame and home to King Johns Castle. Shortly after this, you arrive at Bunratty Castle. Built in 1425, this majestic and medieval castle was restored in 1954 to its former splendour. Within the grounds of Bunratty Castle is Bunratty Folk Park where 19th century Irish life is vividly recreated. Continue on to the magnificent ‘Cliffs of Moher’. The majestic Cliffs of Moher are without doubt one of Ireland’s most spectacular and scenic sights. The cliffs overlook the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of West Clare. You then arrive at the village of Doolin. Doolin is famous for its wealth of Irish music and in recent years has been attracting crowds to spontaneous sessions in any one of its excellent pubs. Just north of the Cliffs you then have the Burren region and the ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen Tombs.

Day 8 – Ferry trip to Aran Islands

Drive the short journey onwards to Doolin pier and take the ferry to the Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands. Aran will take you back to an Ireland of Celts and Early Christians. Take a pony and trap, or even a guided tour from the pier up the island to the stone fort of Dun Aonghus. Dun Aonghus fort is located on the top of a 300 ft  sea cliff and is one of the finest prehistoric monuments in Western Europe.

This evening you will attend the medieval banquet at nearby Dunguaire Castle, built in 1520 by the O'Hynes clan on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay.

Day 9 – To Dublin via Historic Meath

Today’s journey brings you east to our capital city of Dublin. A slight detour will also allow you a visit to the megalithic tombs of Newgrange. One of the great wonders of the ancient world, Newgrange is older than Stonehenge, Mycenae or even the Pyramids of Egypt and is foremost among the passage-tombs of Europe. Also in this area are the Hill of Tara (seat of Ireland’s ancient High Kings) and Trim castle, featured in the Mel Gibson movie ‘Braveheart’.

Depending on whether you took any detours earlier, you may have time to shop or sightsee in Dublin City Centre. Close to your hotel are many of the city’s most historic attractions including The Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, Dublin Castle and the National History Museum.

Day 10 – In Dublin

Using the Hop-on Hop-off Bus ticket we provide, you will be able to visit many of Dublin’s most renowned and historical locations. Amongst other sites, you can see the Guinness Storehouse, the National Museum of Art and the historic Kilmainham Gaol where leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed. For a more light hearted experience a visit to the Irish Leprechaun Museum would be worth taking in. In the evening time, there are many great Irish plays on in Dublin city if that is to your taste. Of course, the authentic Dublin pub is an experience in itself and Dublin pub or literary tours are also available.


Day 11 – Homeward Bound
Regrettably, this morning it is time to leave for Dublin airport unless of course you are one of the lucky ones who has planned post night stays in Dublin or Belfast City. 

Accommodation Options (10 Night Tour)

  • 2 Nights in Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny
  • 2 Nights in Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork
  • 2 Nights Ballyseede Castle, Kerry
  • 2 Nights Gregan's Castle, Clare 
  • 2 Nights Brooks Hotel, Dublin City

Day 1 – Dublin Airport to Kilkenny

Upon your arrival to Dublin Airport it’s time collect your Hertz Car Rental and start your Luxury Castle’s and Manor Tour of Ireland. Taking into account your long overnight flight, your first day’s drive is a short one, bringing you southeast of Dublin to Kilkenny.

Your first stop is the National Stud and Japanese Gardens where you can visit a Horse Museum tracing the history of the horses. In fact the winner of the 2003 Californian ‘Breeders Cup Mile’ race is a National Stud horse, the 3rd in the last 9 years. The Japanese Gardens are situated in the grounds of the Stud Farm and were created between 1906 and 1910. They are planned to symbolise the 'Life of Man'. On to Kilkenny - Long renowned as Ireland’s Medieval Capital, the city’s origins date back more than 1,500 years. Kilkenny Castle is a 12th century castle which was remodelled in Victorian times. Also in Kilkenny is Saint Canice's Cathedral, built on the site of an earlier church, the major work was carried out in the 13th Century. As part of your luxury tour, tickets for the ‘Smithwick’s Experience’ are included. This famous Irish Ale was first secretly made in Kilkenny by monks in 1231 and this atmospheric tour culminates with a pint of this Ale.


Day 2 – Kilkenny to Ballyseede, County Kerry

This morning, you will be travelling from Kilkenny to the Kingdom of Kerry in Irelands spectacular South West region. Your first stop today is the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. Cashel town was once the seat of the Kings of Munster and capital of this southern province. Kings of Ireland as well as Munster ventured to this spot and St. Patrick is known to have preached on the rock and converted the local King here in the 5th Century. Just 10 miles further stop off at Cahir Castle. Once an important stronghold of the Butler family, it is one of Ireland’s largest and best-preserved castles. Next on to Killarney. With its three famous lakes and majestic mountain ranges, Killarney has been the inspiration of poets and painters on numerous occasions over many centuries. The Killarney National Park is internationally renowned both for its spectacular scenic beauty and scientific interest. There are many walks and trails around Killarney including a 2-hour tourist trail around the town itself. You will also have a chance to visit Ross Castle, the Gap of Dunloe with the Black Valley. From here, travel north to Ballyseede Castle just outside the town of Tralee where you will be spending the next 2 nights.

Day 3 – Ring of Kerry/Dingle Peninsula

Today you may choose to simply relax in Ballyseede Castle and the nearby town of Tralee or take in a tour of either the Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula to the west of the region. While the Dingle Peninsula is the shorter drive and is graced with more interesting antiquities, historic sites and varied mountain scenery than any other part of Ireland, the Ring of Kerry includes the spectacular views over the lakes of Killarney from Moll’s Gap as well as numerous colourful villages on this route. Not for the faint-hearted, you will remember this mountain pass drive forever more.

The Dingle route includes visits to the lovely fishing town of Dingle and beyond to Dunbeag Promontory Fort, an archaeological site dating back to the late Bronze Age, 800 BC. Continue on to Slea Head and here you will see Dun An Oir (Fort of Gold). Here in 1580, after a three days siege, over 600 Irish and Spanish soldiers surrendered to Lord Grey only to be massacred by his troops. Nearby is the Gallarus Oratory, one of the best preserved early Christian church buildings in Ireland. Back to Tralee town to relax in the luxurious surrounds of Ballyseede Castle.

Day 4 – To Adare, Bunratty and the Cliffs of Moher

One of the most dramatic days of your tour brings you to the west coast of County Clare. Your first stop will be the Village of Adare in County Limerick. Adare is regarded by many a seasoned traveller as Ireland’s prettiest village with its charming thatched cottages, manicured public park and ancient church. From Adare continue onto the city of Limerick,  famed for the story of ‘Angela’s Ashes’ fame and home to King Johns Castle. Shortly after this, you arrive at Bunratty Castle. Built in 1425, this majestic castle was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour. Within the grounds of the Castle is Bunratty Folk Park where Irish life back in the 19th century is vividly recreated. Next continue on to the magnificent ‘Cliffs of Moher’. The majestic Cliffs of Moher are without doubt one of Ireland’s most amazing sights and overlook the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of West Clare. You then arrive at the village of Doolin. Doolin is world-famous for its wealth of Irish folk music and in recent years has been attracting crowds to spontaneous Irish music  sessions in any one of its excellent pubs. Just north of the Cliffs you then have the lunar like Burren region and the ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen Tombs.

Day 5 – Ferry trip to Aran Islands

Drive the short distance to Doolin pier and take the ferry to the Inishmore, which is the largest of the Aran Islands. Aran will take you back in time to an Ireland of Celts and Early Christians. Take a pony and trap, or a guided tour from the pier up the island to the stone fort of Dun Aonghus. The fort is located on top of a 300 foot sea cliff and is one of the finest prehistoric monuments in Western Europe.

This evening you will attend the medieval banquet at nearby Dunguaire Castle which was built in 1520 on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay.


Day 6 – To Dublin via Historic Meath

Today’s journey brings you east to our capital city of Dublin. A slight detour will also allow you a visit to the megalithic tombs of Newgrange. One of the great wonders of the ancient world, Newgrange is older than Stonehenge, Mycenae or even the Pyramids of Egypt and is foremost among the passage-tombs of Europe. Also in this area is the Hill of Tara, which was the seat of Ireland’s ancient High Kings as well as and Trim Castle.

Depending on whether you took any detours earlier, you may have time to shop or sightsee in Dublin City Centre. Close to your hotel are many of the city’s most historic attractions including The Natural History Museum, Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and Dublin Castle.

Day 7 – In Dublin

Using the Hop-on Hop-off Bus ticket we provide, you will be able to visit many of Dublin’s most renowned and historical locations. Amongst other sites, you may see the Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol and the National Museum of Art. For a more light hearted experience, maybe a visit to the Irish Leprechaun Museum would be worth taking in. In the evening, there are many great Irish plays on in Dublin if that is to your taste. Of course, the authentic Dublin pub is an experience in itself and Dublin pub or literary tours are also freely available.

Day 8 – Homeward Bound
Regrettably, this morning it is time to leave for the airport unless of course you are one of the lucky ones who has planned post night stays in Dublin or Belfast City.

Accommodation Options (7 Night Tour)

  • 1 Night at Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny
  • 2 Night at Ballyseede Castle in Kerry
  • 2 Nights in Gregan's Castle in Clare
  • 2 Nights in Brooks Hotel in Dublin City centre

Day 1 – Dublin Airport to Kilkenny

Upon your arrival into Dublin Airport it’s time to collect your Hertz Car Rental and start your Luxury Castle’s and Manor Tour of Ireland. Taking into account your long flight, your first day’s drive is a short one, bringing you southeast of Dublin City to Kilkenny.

Kilkenny, also known as the ‘Marble City’, as well as being the most successful county in Ireland’s national sport of ‘Hurling’, is home to such historic sites as St. Canice’s Cathedral and Kilkenny Castle. As part of your tour, tickets for ‘Smithwick’s Experience’ are also included. This famous Irish Ale was first secretly produced in Kilkenny by monks in 1231 and this atmospheric tour culminates with a pint of this now famous Ale.

For those with a love of horses, a stop on route at the National Stud in Kildare is a must, where a Horse Museum tracing the history of the horse in Ireland using artifacts, illustrations and text is situated. In fact the famous Californian ‘Breeders Cup Mile’ race has been won by The National Stud horses, in the last 9 years.  
 

Day 2 – Kilkenny to Cork

What a day in store! Your first stop today is the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. Cashel was once the seat of the Kings of Munster and it was also capital of this southern province. Kings of Ireland as well as Munster came to this spot and St. Patrick is known to have preached on the rock and converted the local King, Aenghus, here in the 5th Century. Just 10 miles further on stop is Cahir Castle, once an important stronghold of the powerful Butler family, which retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. It is one of Ireland’s largest and best-preserved castles. Just east of Cork City is the harbour town of Cobh. Cobh town is one of the world’s largest natural harbours, and it was the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic in 1912. It was also the closest port to the site of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. The heritage centre sympathetically recounts these two historic events and tells the story of emigration from Ireland to the United States and Australia from the time of the famine in 1847 up to the 1950s. From here travel to Hayfield Manor in Cork, one of Ireland’s best hotels.
 

Day 3 – Cork to Ballyseede, County Kerry

This morning, you will be travelling to the Kingdom of Kerry in Irelands stunning South West region. First stop is Blarney Castle, where you can receive the ‘Gift of Eloquence’ when you climb the Castle ramparts and ‘kiss the Blarney Stone’. Make sure to walk the beautiful castle gardens. Onwards to Killarney. With its three famous lakes and majestic mountains, Killarney has been the inspiration of poets and painters over many centuries. The Killarney National Park is  renowned both for its scenic beauty and scientific interest. There are many walks and trails around Killarney including a 2-hour tourist trail around the town itself. You will also have a chance to visit Ross Castle, the Gap of Dunloe with the Black Valley. From here, travel north to Ballyseede Castle just outside the town of Tralee where you will be spending the next 2 nights. 

Day 4 – Ring of Kerry/Dingle Peninsula

Today you may choose to simply relax in Ballyseede Castle and the nearby town of Tralee or take on a days touring of either the Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula to the west. While the Dingle Peninsula is the shorter drive and is graced with more interesting historic sites and varied mountain scenery than any other part of Ireland, the Ring of Kerry includes the stunning views over the lakes of Killarney from Moll’s Gap as well as numerous colorful villages on this route. 

The Dingle route includes visits to the lovely fishing town of Dingle and beyond to Dunbeag Promontory Fort, an archaeological site on the from the late Bronze Age, 800 BC. Continue on to Slea Head and here you will see Dun An Oir (Fort of Gold). Here in 1580, after three days siege, over 600 Irish and Spanish soldiers surrendered to Lord Grey only to be massacred by his troops. Nearby is the Gallarus Oratory, one of the best preserved early Christian church buildings in Ireland. Back to Tralee where you can relax in the luxurious surrounds of Ballyseede Castle.

Day 5 – To Adare, Bunratty and the Cliffs of Moher

One of the most dramatic days of your tour brings you to the west coast of County Clare. Your first stop today will be the Village of Adare in County Limerick. Adare is regarded by many a seasoned traveller as Ireland’s prettiest village with its charming thatched cottages, manicured public park and ancient church. From Adare continue towards Limerick City of ‘Angela’s Ashes’ fame and home to King Johns Castle. Shortly after this, you will arrive at Bunratty Castle. Built in 1425, this majestic castle was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour. Within the grounds of the Castle is Bunratty Folk Park where 19th century Irish life is recreated. Next continue on to the magnificent ‘Cliffs of Moher’. The majestic Cliffs of Moher are without doubt one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights, set overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of West Clare. You then arrive at the village of Doolin. Doolin is world-famous for its wealth of Irish folk music and in recent years it has been attracting crowds to spontaneous sessions in any one of its excellent pubs. Just north of the Cliffs you there is also the Burren region and the ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen Tombs that are close to your hotel.

Day 6 – Ferry trip to Aran Islands

Drive the short distance to Doolin pier and take the ferry to the Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands. Aran will take you back to an Ireland of Celts and Early Christians. Take in a pony and trap ride, or a guided tour from the pier up the island to the stone fort of Dun Aonghus. The fort is located on top of a 300ft high sea cliff and is one of the finest prehistoric monuments in Europe.

For whatever reason, should you prefer not to take the ferry to the islands, then Galway city is just an hour’s drive to the north. Travel to the university city of Galway via the lunar like Burren Region and the ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen Tombs. Also on route, you will have a chance to visit Dunguaire Castle which was built in 1520 by the O'Hynes clan on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay. Galway, the ‘City of the Tribes’ is also known as Ireland’s cultural and festival capital. With its street entertainers and traditional pubs, Galway and in particular, the Quays area of the city centre will enthrall you. Other sites in Galway include Ireland’s largest medieval parish church, the Collegiate Church of St Nicholas of Myra which dates back to 1320. Christopher Columbus reputedly worshipped in this church in 1477. Also nearby are Galway Cathedral, the Spanish Arch and Eyre Square. If you are not traveling to Galway, enjoy a night at the Dunguaire Castle Banquet not far from your hotel.


Day 7 – To Historic Meath and Bellingham Castle.

Todays journey brings you to Bellingham Castle just 40 minutes north of Dublin Airport and includes a number of Ireland’s most historic and visited locations. First of these is the ancient monastic settlement at Clonmacnoise. This is an early Christian site founded by Saint Ciaran in the 6th century on the banks of the River Shannon and it also includes the ruins of a cathedral, eight, two round towers, three high crosses and a large collection of early Christian grave slabs. From here, we travel the megalithic tombs of Newgrange. One of the great wonders of the ancient world, Newgrange is older than Stonehenge, Mycenae or even the Pyramids of Egypt and is foremost among the passage-tombs of Europe. Also in this area are the Hill of Tara (seat of Ireland’s ancient High Kings) and Trim castle.

If you arrive early enough, you may wish to enjoy afternoon tea in the Castle.

Day 8 – Dublin/Belfast or North Antrim Coast

So many options today! Either relax in your luxurious Castle surroundings or travel to any one of a number of intriguing destinations. Spend the day in Dublin City seeing the best that this city has to offer including the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and the Book of Kells and if possible the Kilmainham Gaol.

Alternatively travel the short journey north to Belfast City in Northern Ireland. The world's largest dry dock is here, testament to the building of the Titanic here. Take one of the cities famed Black Cab Tours and let your experienced, impartial and friendly driver acquaint you with the social and political history of Belfast. Also well worth a visit is the new Titanic Exhibition and the Cathedral Quarter.

If you prefer to leave out the cities on your last full day, bypass Belfast and head north to the beautiful Glens of Antrim dotted with quaint villages. From here, make sure to walk the stunning Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge which spans a gaping chasm between the coast and a small island used by fishermen. From here travel to the Giant’s Causeway. The Causeway was formed 70,000,000 years ago by massive volcanic activity is contradicted only by local legend. After the Causeway, travel to the nearby Dunluce Castle. This castle was shaped when the sea cut deep into the land, exploiting cracks in either side of the rock. The early Christians and the Vikings were drawn to this romantic place and an early Irish fort once stood here.

Day 9 – Homeward Bound
Regrettably, this morning it is time to leave for the airport unless of course you are one of the lucky ones who has planned post night stays in Dublin City. 

Accommodation Options (8 Night Tour)

  • 1 Night in Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny
  • 1 Night Hayfield Manor Cork
  • 2 Nights Ballyseede Castle in Kerry
  • 2 Nights Gregan's Castle Hotel in Clare
  • 2 Nights Bellingham Castle North Dublin

 

  Jan- March, Nov & Dec April & October May- September
7 Night Tour $1,350 $1,386 $1,687
8 Night Tour $1,470 $1,554 $1,808
10 Night Tour $1,747 $1,868 $2,229
For Chauffeur driven options, contact us today      

This Irish vacation package includes:

  • Road map of Ireland
  • Special offer admissions to attractions throughout your tour
  • Free calls to your personal Ireland specialist
  • Car rental (manual)
  • Tickets for the Smithwick’s Brewery Tour Experience in Kilkenny (selected packages)
  • Ferry tickets to the Aran Islands (selected packages)
  • 2-Day Dublin Hop on Hop off Bus tickets (selected packages)
  • OPW Heritage Card (allowing free access to nearly all of Irelands State managed sites)
  • Our renowned customized sightseeing guide
  • Services of experienced Irish based travel planner
  • 24/7 support while on tour
  • Entrance tickets for Blarney Castle (10 day tour)
  • Fully cooked Irish Breakfast each morning
  • Medieval banquet at Dunguaire Castle
  • 7 night package includes Guinness Storehouse Tickets
  • 10 night packages includes tickets for Blarney Castle

Refer to itinerary for full list of inclusions...

Accommodation Options (7 Night Tour)

  • 1 Night at Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny
  • 2 Night at Ballyseede Castle in Kerry
  • 2 Nights in Gregan's Castle in Clare
  • 2 Nights in Brooks Hotel in Dublin City centre

Accommodation Options (8 Night Tour)

  • 1 Night in Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny
  • 1 Night Hayfield Manor Cork
  • 2 Nights Ballyseede Castle in Kerry
  • 2 Nights Gregan's Castle Hotel in Clare
  • 2 Nights Bellingham Castle North Dublin

Accommodation Options (10 Night Tour)

  • 2 Nights in Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny
  • 2 Nights in Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork
  • 2 Nights Ballyseede Castle, Kerry
  • 2 Nights Gregan's Castle, Clare 
  • 2 Nights Brooks Hotel, Dublin City

Occupancy

Prices are per person based on 2 persons in each room with full Irish breakfast and taxes included. A single supplement will apply to rooms and car rental in the case of single occupancy.

Car Rental

Rental of a economy-size car. Included with your car is all compulsory insurances - Collision Damage Waiver insurance (CDW with an excess/deductible), theft protection insurance, location fee of €30, Road fund tax, sales tax at 13.5%, unlimited free mileage, third party liability insurance, 24 hour peace of mind breakdown cover.

Currency

Please note that we charge in Euros (€). Prices in other currencies are for indication only and subject to fluctuation.

 

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