Manor Houses and Family Homes

From $596

This 7 day self drive tour offers you the best of both worlds; stay in cosy family run B&Bs and live like Irish gentry in some of Irelands finest manor houses, all at a great price.


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This 7-day Ireland fly drive tour offers you the best of both worlds and is a great idea for your honeymoon in Ireland ; stay in cosy family run B&Bs and live like Irish gentry in some of Irelands finest manor houses, all at a great price.

The tour starts in Dublin where you will enter into the Georgian splendour of The Merrion Hotel , located on the exclusive area of Merrion Street close to the heart of cosmopolitan Dublin.

From here your route follows the sunny South East Coast of Ireland during which time (four nights) you will be welcomed into traditional family run bed and breakfasts at beautiful locations of your own choosing, (over 1000 in the South East and South West of Ireland to choose from) with your Ireland vacation specialist on hand to guide you.

This route takes you through Ireland's most spectacular coastal scenery, including Wexford's coastal villages and sunny shores, Cork City - Capital of Culture for 2005, and the Ring of Kerry one of the world's best-loved tourist locations.

Your final night is spent in luxury once again at The Mustard Seed at Echo Lodge in County Limerick, a sumptuous country house hotel with a highly acclaimed restaurant and a great retreat for lovers of good food and fine wine.

From The Mustard Seed take a short drive to Limerick city, where you can spend your final day in this fine city; Frank McCourt's (Angela's Ashes) hometown, before returning to your own hometown.

We also offer guided tours, if you would be interested in finding out more about group tours to Ireland , escorted bus tours Ireland and great value Ireland tours with private driver, please contact us.

Bed and Breakfast Information

Discovering Ireland Vacation in association with Town & Country Homes has a network of almost 2,000 family homes to choose from. The highest standards are demanded from our B&Bs and all adhere to stringent Irish Tourist Board standards. When staying in one of our affiliated B&Bs, guests experience the warmth and friendliness of the Irish people and are assured of clean comfortable accommodation, fresh home cooked food and efficient service. While you are always assured of a warm welcome the vouchers represent excellent value for money please remember that these are small family business and lack the facilities and resources of hotels.

Merrion Hotel, Dublin (1 night)
Bed & Breakfasts (4 nights)
Mustard Seed, Limerick (1 night)


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

Included in your price:

  • Free calls to your personal Ireland vacation specialist
  • 6 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Road map of Ireland
  • Discounted admission to attractions throughout Ireland
  • Heritage guide to Ireland including admission special offer

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.


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.


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

  Low Season April & October May/June/Sept July-August
Combination $596 $634 $759 $801

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Thank you so much for planning such a wonderful trip! We enjoyed every aspect of it.

Janet from California
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