Superior Irish Castles and Manors

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This superior tour lets you enjoy the very best of Superior Irish Castles and Manors in Ireland, either on a 7, 8 or 10 day vacation to Ireland. This tour is ideal for a superior honeymoon or family vacation.

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Stay in the very best Superior 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.  Add in Gourmet meals in some of Ireland’s best restaurants, a private falconry experience and so much more and you have the vacation of a lifetime. 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 and unparalleled daily sightseeing guide that is unmatched in the industry.

While this is a self-drive vacation, a chauffeured version is also available.! 

Additional highlights of the Platinum Tour!

As well as the upgrades to 5 star hotels in all locations, additional highlights include 2 nights in the wonderful Dromoland Castle, attending the Bunratty Castle Banquet, afternoon tea in Dublin’s Deluxe Merrion Hotel, a Falconry session in Dromoland Castle plus so much more….

To top it off, your tour price includes 2 gourmet dining experiences in 2 of Ireland’s premier restaurants, The Michelin Star restaurants of Patrick Guilbaud’s in The Merrion and The Earl of Thomond restaurant in Dromoland Castle.

Booking

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 Wicklow

Today, you will be met upon your arrival at Dublin Airport and taken to your car rental at the Hertz depot. Taking into account your long overnight flight, today's first day’s drive is a short one, bringing you south of Dublin City to Wicklow, also known as the Garden County of Ireland. 

Wicklow is home to many of Ireland’s most historic and majestic attractions. First stop will be Powerscourt House & Gardens which is situated just beyond your hotel. It is an 18th Century Palladian House in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains. The sublime blend of formal gardens and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs are simply stunning. If you are feeling up to it, travel south to Wicklow town to visit the Wicklow Gaol experience. After the long flight you will enjoy the Shillelagh experience in your hotels ESPA centre. The Irish Shillelagh is a hand carved stick that is considered a lucky charm and steeped in Irish history. The Shillelagh is locally crafted in County Wicklow. The smooth and rounded end of the Shillelagh is used to ease out knots and alleviate deep seated tension with warm aromatherapy oils.

Day 2 – While in Wicklow

Today you will travel south to the ancient monastic settlement at Glendalough. Glendalough is a truly spellbinding place - an ancient monastic settlement and two clear water lakes beneath the sheer cliffs of a deep valley. The monastic settlement was established by St. Kevin in the 6th century. From here, follow the signs for Avondale House. Avondale House which was built in 1779 is set in the spectacular surroundings of Avondale Forest Park, which is now a museum to the memory of one of the greatest political leaders of modern Irish history, Charles Stewart Parnell, who was born in Avondale on 27th June, 1846. Next on to Avoca where you can take the Avoca Handweavers factory tour, famed worldwide for the quality of its woven fabrics. 

Day 3 – Wicklow to Waterford

What a day in store today! Travel down to Waterford today where en-route you will have a number of sightseeing opportunities. Continue to Wexford where you can visit the Irish National Heritage Park. The Park, which is one of the country’s top attractions, features replications of Irish burial sites, homesteads and worship sites. Further down towards Waterford visit The Kennedy Homestead. The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty and is still farmed today by his descendants. Joining the many Irish fleeing the Great Famine, Patrick Kennedy departed for the port of New Ross on a wet day in 1848 to set sail for the United States where his descendants were to become one of the world’s most famous families.

On to the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross in Wexford. The Visitor Experience provides a unique, authentic re-creation from a period in history which shaped modern day America and Ireland. Visitors can climb the gangplank to the main deck of the Dunbrody and descend a companionway to enter the quarters of the captain and mate and the stateroom assigned to important passengers. These quarters are fitted out exactly as they were for a voyage. From here travel to Waterford where you will have the chance to join a tour of the Waterford Crystal Facility. On to Ardmore and the stunningly located Cliff House Hotel where you will enjoy a special gourmet meal in the Michelin Star restaurant..

Day 4 – While in County Waterford

While you may wish to relax in the locality, you have the opportunity to travel inland and visit two historic sites today. First of these is the Rock of Cashel. Cashel was once the seat of the Kings of Munster and 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. Ireland’s most famous High King Brian Boru also used this location from which to continuously thwart the Viking raiders. Next stop is Cahir Castle, also once an important stronghold of the powerful Butler family. The castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. It is one of Ireland’s largest and best-preserved castles.

Day 5 – County Waterford to Killarney, County Kerry

The following route includes visits to Midleton, Cobh and Blarney Castle. Cobh is 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. A stop to climb to the Blarney Castle ramparts to ‘Kiss the Blarney Stone’, said to bestow the gift of eloquence. Next on to Killarney with its three famous lakes and majestic mountain ranges. Killarney has been the inspiration of poets and painters over the years & the Killarney National Park is internationally renowned both for its scenic beauty and scientific interest. Other major visitor attractions in Killarney include Muckross House & Gardens & their Traditional Farms, the Torc Waterfall & Ross Castle which overlooks the Lakes of Killarney and of course the Black Valley and the Gap of Dunloe. You will be staying at the Europe hotel on the shores of Loch Lein. If you arrive in time, take in your complimentary short riding session on the hotels Austrian Halflinger ponies around the hotel grounds.

Day 6 – Ring of Kerry/Dingle Peninsula

Today you may choose to relax in your hotel and the nearby scenic town of Killarney 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 antiquities, historic sites and varied mountain scenery than any other part of Ireland, the Ring of Kerry includes spectacular views of the lakes of Killarney from Moll’s Gap as well as numerous colourful villages. Not for the faint-hearted, you will remember this mountain pass drive forever.

The Dingle route includes visits to the fishing town of Dingle and beyond to Dunbeag Promontory Fort, which is an archaeological site dating back to the late Bronze Age, 800 BC. Next 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.

Day 7 – To Dromoland Castle in County Clare

First stop today will be the Village of Adare in Limerick. Adare is regarded as Ireland’s prettiest village with its charming thatched cottages, manicured public park and ancient church. From Adare continue towards Limerick City, famed for  ‘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 19th century Irish life is vividly recreated.

Just north of Bunratty lies the majestic Dromoland Castle. Enjoy the castle grounds and following a private falconry session, enjoy a meal in the Earl of Thomond restaurant.

Day 8 – To the Cliffs of Moher and Burren Region

This morning venturel to the magnificent ‘Cliffs of Moher’. The majestic Cliffs of Moher are without doubt one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights and overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands on the coast of West Clare. Just north of the cliffs is Doolin. The village of Doolin is world-famous for its wealth of Irish folk music and in recent years has been attracting crowds to spontaneous sessions in any one of its excellent pubs. You then have the lunar like Burren region and the ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen Tombs nearby.

An alternative to walking the cliffs and Burren region is to see the cliffs from the sea. With an early start, you may take the ferry to the Aran Islands from Doolin Pier. Aran will take you back 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 situated on top of a 300ft high sea cliff and is one of the finest monuments in Europe.

This evening, attend the Bunratty Castle Medieval banquet just 10 minutes from Dromoland.

Day 9 – Dromoland Castle to Dublin

Todays journey brings you 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’.

Then it’s off to the luxurious Merrion Hotel in the city centre where, depending on whether you took any detours earlier, you may have time to shop or sightsee. Close to your hotel are many of the city’s most historic attractions including Trinity College, Dublin Castle and the National History Museum.

This evening, enjoy your gourmet dining experience at Patrick Guilbuad’s Michelin star restaurant.

Day 10 – Dublin City

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, the National Museum of Art and the historic Kilmainham Gaol where all of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed. For a more light hearted experience, maybe a visit to the Irish Leprechaun Museum would be worth taking in. Perhaps spend some time shopping either before or after your afternoon tea experience at The Merrion.

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 11 – Homeward Bound

Regrettably, this morning it is time for your private transfer to Dublin Airport unless of course you are one of the lucky ones who has planned post night stays in Dublin City. 

Accommodation Options (10 Night Tour)

  • 2 Nights in Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow 
  • 2 Nights Cliff House Hotel, Waterford
  • 2 Nights Europe Hotel, Killarney
  • 2 Nights Dromoland Castle, County Clare
  • 2 Nights Merrion Hotel, Dublin

Day 1 – Dublin Airport to Kilkenny

You will be met at Dublin Airport and taken to the Hertz Car Rental Desk. After collecting your rental car it is time to start your Castle’s and Manor Tour of Ireland. Taking into account your long overnight flight, your first drive is a short one, bringing you southeast of Dublin to Kilkenny.

Your first stop is the National Stud and Japanese Gardens where a Horse Museum tracing the history of the horse in Ireland. The Japanese Gardens are situated in the grounds of the Stud Farm and were created between 1906 and 1910. They are designed to symbolise the 'Life of Man' from the cradle to the grave.  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 remodelled in Victorian times and it is set in extensive parklands. 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 tour, tickets for the ‘Smithwick’s Experience’ are included. This Irish Ale was first produced in Kilkenny by monks in 1231 and this atmospheric tour culminates with a pint of this now world renowned Ale.

After your check-in it is time for your Spa Treatment/Massage which will be most welcome after your flight and long first day. Your travel advisor has a comprehensive list of treatments available.


Day 2 – Kilkenny to Killarney, County Kerry

This morning, you will be travelling from Kilkenny to the Kingdom of Kerry in Irelands spectacular South West. 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. 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, it is one of Ireland’s largest and best-preserved castles. Next on 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 internationally 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. Travel to the Europe Hotel stunningly situated on the shores of Loch Lein. . If you arrive in time, why not take a complimentary short horse riding session on the hotels Austrian Halflinger ponies around the hotel grounds.

Day 3 – Ring of Kerry/Dingle Peninsula

Today you may choose to simply relax in your hotel and the nearby town of Killarney 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 antiquities and historic sites 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 colourful villages. 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 three- day siege, an estimated 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 churches in Ireland's history.

Day 4 – To Dromoland Castle in County Clare

First stop today will be the stunning village of Adare in County Limerick. Adare is regarded by many a seasoned traveller as Ireland’s prettiest village with its charming thatched cottages, public park and also it's ancient church. From Adare continue towards Limerick City of ‘Angela’s Ashes’ fame and home to King Johns Castle. Shortly after this, you arrive at Bunratty Castle. The castle which was built in 1425, 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 vividly recreated.

Just north of Bunratty in County Clare lies the majestic Dromoland Castle. Enjoy the manicured castle grounds on arrival and following a private falconry session, enjoy a sumptuous meal in the Earl of Thomand restaurant.

Day 5 – To the Cliffs of Moher and Burren Region of County Clare

This morning travel to the majestic ‘Cliffs of Moher’. The Cliffs of Moher are without doubt one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights. The Cliffs overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands on the coast of West Clare. Just north of the cliffs is the village of Doolin. Doolin is world-famous for its wealth of Irish folk music. You then have the lunar like Burren region and the ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen Tombs nearby.

Another option to walking the cliffs and Burren region is to see them from the sea. With an early start, you may take the ferry to the Aran Islands from Doolin Pier. Aran Island will take you back 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 high sea cliff and is one of the finest prehistoric monuments in Western Europe.
This evening, attend the Bunratty Castle Medieval banquet which is just 10 minutes from Dromoland.

Day 6 – To Historic Meath and Dublin.

Todays journey brings you to 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 (seat of Ireland’s ancient High Kings) and Trim castle.

Then it’s off to the luxurious Merrion Hotel in Dublin city centre where, depending on whether you took any detours earlier, you may have time to shop or sightsee. Close to your hotel are many of the city’s most historic attractions including Dublin Castle, Trinity College and the National History Museum.

This evening, enjoy your gourmet dining experience at Patrick Guilbuad’s Michelin star restaurant.

Day 7 – Dublin/Belfast or North Antrim Coast

Using the Hop-on Hop-off Bus ticket we provide, you will be able to visit many of Dublin’s most renowned locations. Amongst other sites, you may see the Guinness Storehouse, the National Museum of Art and the historic Kilmainham Gaol where all of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed. For a more light hearted experience, maybe a visit to the Irish Leprechaun Museum would be worth taking in. Perhaps spend some time shopping either before or after your afternoon tea experience at The Merrion Hotel.

In the evening, there are many great Irish plays on in Dublin. 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 for your private transfer to Dublin Airport unless of course you are one of the lucky ones who has planned post night stays in Dublin City.

Accommodation Options (7 Night Tour)

  • 1 Night at Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny
  • 2 Night at the Europe Hotel, Killarney, Kerry
  • 2 Nights at Dromoland Castle in Clare
  • 2 Nights at the Merion Hotel Dublin City

Day 1 – Dublin Airport to Wicklow

Upon your arrival into Dublin Airport it’s time collect your Hertz Car Rental and start your Deluxe 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 south of Dublin City to Wicklow, the Garden County of Ireland.

Wicklow is home to many of Ireland’s most historic and majestic attractions. Take time today to visit Powerscourt House and Gardens 

First stop will be Powerscourt House & Gardens situated just beyond your hotel, an 18th Century Palladian House in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, you will find a blend of formal gardens and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. On to the ancient monastic settlement at Glendalough. Glendalough is a truly spellbinding place - an ancient monastic settlement and two clear water lakes beneath the sheer cliffs of a deep valley, which was carved out by glaciers. The monastic settlement was established in the 6th century. Next follow the signs for Avondale House. Built in 1779 Avondale House is set in the spectacular surroundings of Avondale Forest Park, now a museum to the memory of one of the greatest political leaders of modern Irish history, Charles Stewart Parnell, who was born in Avondale on 27th June, 1846. On to Avoca where you can take the Avoca Handweavers factory tour.

Day 2 – Wicklow to Waterford

Today travel down to Waterford. En-route you will have a number of sightseeing opportunites. Continue to Wexford where you can visit the Irish National Heritage Park. The Park, which is one of the country’s top attractions, features replications of Irish homesteads, burial and worship sites, and takes the visitor on tour through 9,000 years of Irish history. Further on visit The Kennedy Homestead. The Kennedy Homestead, birthplace of President John F. Kennedy’s great-grandfather Patrick Kennedy, celebrates the story of five generations of the Kennedy dynasty and is still farmed today by his descendants. Joining the multitudes of Irish fleeing the Great Famine, Patrick Kennedy departed from this homestead for the port of New Ross on a wet day in 1848 to set sail for the United States.

Next visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship in New Ross. The Visitor Experience provides a unique, authentic re-creation from a period in history which shaped modern day America and Ireland. These quarters are fitted out exactly as they were for a voyage. From here to Waterford where you will tour the Waterford Crystal Facility. On to Ardmore village and the Cliff House Hotel where you will enjoy a gourmet meal in the Michelin Star restaurant of Chef Martijn Kajuiter

Day 3 – Ardmore to Killarney, County Kerry

The following route includes a visit to Midleton, Cobh and Blarney Castle. Cobh is 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 sympathetically 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. A stop to climb to the Blarney Castle ramparts to ‘Kiss the Blarney Stone’, said to bestow the gift of eloquence, and is a must for those who dare. Next on to Killarney with its three famous lakes and majestic mountain ranges. Killarney has been the inspiration of poets and painters & the Killarney National Park is internationally renowned for its scenic beauty and its scientific interest. Other major visitor attractions in Killarney include the 19th Century Muckross House & Gardens, the Torc Waterfall & Ross Castle overlooking the Lakes of Killarney, the Black Valley and the Gap of Dunloe. You will be staying at the Europe hotel on the shores of Loch Lein. If you arrive early, why not take your complimentary short riding session on the hotels Austrian Halflinger ponies around the hotel grounds.

Day 4 – Ring of Kerry/Dingle Peninsula

Today you may choose to simply relax in your hotel and the nearby town of Killarney or take on 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 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 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 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.

Day 5 – To Dromoland Castle in 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 as well as it's 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. The castle was built in 1425 and it 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 vividly recreated.

Just north of Bunratty lies the majestic and spectacular Dromoland Castle. Enjoy the castle grounds on arrival and following a private falconry session, enjoy a sumptuous meal in the Earl of Thomand restaurant.

Day 6 – To the Cliffs of Moher and Burren Region

This morning travel to the magnificent ‘Cliffs of Moher’. The majestic Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights. The cliffs overlook the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands on the coast of West Clare. Just north of the cliffs is the pretty village of Doolin. Doolin is world-famous for its wealth of Irish folk music and in recent years has been attracting crowds to spontaneous sessions in any one of its excellent pubs. 

An alternative to walking the cliffs and Burren region is to see them from the sea. With an early start, you can take the ferry to the Aran Islands from Doolin Pier. Aran will take you back 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. This evening, attend the Bunratty Castle Medieval banquet just 10 minutes from Dromoland.

Day 7 – To Historic Meath and Dublin.

Todays journey brings you 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 and Trim castle, featured in the Mel Gibson movie ‘Braveheart’.

Then it’s off to the Merrion Hotel in the city centre where, depending on whether you took any detours earlier, you may have time to shop or sightsee. Close to your hotel are many of the city’s most historic attractions including Trinity College, Dublin Castle and the National History Museum.

This evening, enjoy your gourmet dining experience at Patrick Guilbuad’s Michelin star restaurant.

Day 8 – Dublin/Belfast or North Antrim Coast

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, the National Museum of Art and the historic Kilmainham Gaol. If you are looking for a more light hearted experience, maybe a visit to the Irish Leprechaun Museum would be worth taking in. Perhaps spend some time shopping either before or after your afternoon tea experience at The Merrion.

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 an option.

Day 9 – Homeward Bound

Regrettably, this morning it is time for your private transfer to Dublin 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)

  •  I Night Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow
  • 1 Night Cliff House Hotel Ardmore, Waterford
  • 2 Nights Europe Hotel Killarney, Kerry
  • 2 Nights Dromoland Castle in Clare
  • 2 Nights Merrion Hotel Dublin
  Jan- March, Nov & Dec April & October May- September
7 Night Tour $2,343 $2,707 $2,928
8 Night Tour $2,497 $2,851 $3,149
10 Night Tour $3,149 $3,525 $3,856

This Irish vacation package includes:

  • Meet and Greet at Dublin Airport
  • 2 Gourmet evening dining experiences at Irelands best restaurants (7 night tour)
  • 3 Gourmet evening dining experiences at Irelands best restaurants (8 and 10 night tours.
  • Complimentary Room Upgrade on arrival (subject to availability)
  • Luxurious pampering Spa Treatment/Massage at the Lyrath Hotel on Day 1 (selected packages)
  • Tickets for the Smithwick’s Brewery Tour Experience in Kilkenny (selected packages)
  • Complimentary short horse riding session on Austrian Halflinger ponies within the grounds of The Europe Hotel in Killarney 
  • Ferry tickets to the Aran Islands 
  • Private Falconry session at Dromoland Castle
  • Tickets for the Bunratty Castle Banquet
  • Afternoon Tea at the Merrion Hotel in Dublin. 
  • 2 day Hop on Hop off Bus Tour tickets for Dublin City (selected packages)
  • OPW Heritage Card (allowing free access to nearly all of Irelands State managed sites)
  • Private Transfer to Dublin Airport on selected packages.
  • Our renowned customized sightseeing guide.
  • Services of experienced Irish based travel planner
  • 24/7 support while on tour
  • Shillelagh experience – Enjoy this unique massage at the ESPA centre after your flight (10 night tour) (selected packages)
  • Entrance tickets for Blarney Castle (10 night tour)
  • Fully cooked Irish Breakfast each morning

See itinerary for full list of inclusions...

Accommodation Options (7 Night Tour)

  • 1 Night at Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny
  • 2 Night at the Europe Hotel, Killarney, Kerry
  • 2 Nights at Dromoland Castle in Clare
  • 2 Nights at the Merion Hotel Dublin City

Accommodation Options (8 Night Tour)

  •  I Night Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow
  • 1 Night Cliff House Hotel Ardmore, Waterford
  • 2 Nights Europe Hotel Killarney, Kerry
  • 2 Nights Dromoland Castle in Clare
  • 2 Nights Merrion Hotel Dublin

Accommodation Options (10 Night Tour)

  • 2 Nights in Powerscourt Hotel in Wicklow 
  • 2 Nights Cliff House Hotel, Waterford
  • 2 Nights Europe Hotel, Killarney
  • 2 Nights Dromoland Castle, County Clare
  • 2 Nights Merrion Hotel, Dublin

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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