Escorted Ireland Castle Tour 2017
Our Escorted Ireland Castle Tour 2017 is our best itinerary yet as for the first time it includes all three of Ireland’s most exclusive 5* Castle resorts as well as our our signature relaxation day at Ashford Castle. As always we keep everything at a leisurely pace ensuring you have plenty of time to enjoy the fabulous Castles which remain the focus of this unique tour. If you would prefer a fully customized and independent Ireland Castle Tour, these are available as either a Self Drive Tour or Chauffeur Driven Vacation with your own private driver/guide. There are also a few places left on our 2016 Escorted Ireland Castle Tour.
Arrive at Dublin Airport and transfer to Barberstown Castle by Luxury Coach. At 2pm meet your driver/guide for an optional tour of Dublin city. Afterwards return to Barberstown Castle where you will enjoy a special welcome dinner.
After a leisurely breakfast, begin your journey through Ireland. Your first stop is at Strokestown House in Co. Roscommon. Here you will enjoy a tour of this Palladian Mansion followed by a visit to the Famine Museum located in the original Stable Yards. This evening will find you at Lough Eske Castle – after dinner choose to relax for the evening or take a taxi into nearby Donegal town to enjoy the music in the local pubs.
This morning you will pay a visit to the spectacular Slieve League Cliffs. From here you will travel along some of the most beautiful and untamed parts of the Wild Atlantic Way en route to Glenveagh Castle and National Park. Afterwards enjoy some free time in Letterkenny town before returning to Lough Eske where you will have some time to relax before dinner.
After a leisurely morning travel South stopping at Drumcliffe to visit Yeats’ grave. Continue on to Belleek Castle where you will enjoy a private tour of the Marshall Doran collection which includes the Pirate Queen, Grace O’Malley’s bed among other treasures. Travel on through the Connemara countryside to the magnificent Ashford Castle where you will enjoy dinner in the George V dining room.
Today is a day of relaxation to enjoy all that Ashford has to offer. Available activities include golf, fishing, horse riding, archery, clay pigeon shooting, falconry or a cruise on the lake. For lunch and dinner there are various dining options at Ashford and in the nearby village of Cong.
This morning travel in to Galway and enjoy some free time in the “City of the Tribes”. In the afternoon you will travel through the beautiful scenery of the Burren to the village of Doolin where you will embark on a cruise to see the Cliffs of Moher from the unique vantage point of the Atlantic Ocean. In the evening settle in to your accommodations at Dromoland Castle and enjoy dinner in the Earl of Thomond restaurant.
After a leisurely morning travel to the village of Adare where you will enjoy a private tour of this pretty village as well as the Norman ruins of Desmond Castle. You will also have some free time to visit the Heritage Centre and admire the thatched cottages which the village is famous for. This evening you will enjoy a Medieval Banquet at Knappogue Castle.
Your tour ends with a transfer to Shannon Airport.
Customize This Tour
We will be happy to customize this tour to suit your specific needs and suggest the following optional Add Ons;
Killarney is the perfect place to extend your stay in Ireland. With scheduled tours of the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula departing daily and the Killarney National Park on your doorstep a 2 -3 night stay is highly recommended.
Ireland’s Capital City has so much to offer including some of Ireland’s best loved attractions such as the Book of Kells and the Guinness Storehouse. Why not arrive a few days before your tour starts and spend some time exploring Dublin at your own pace?
Why not extend your stay in Ireland with a chauffeur driven or self-drive Add On completely customized to your specific needs? We will be happy to assist you with any itinerary you require.
Our Escorted Castle tours include Airport Transfers, Sightseeing by Luxury Coach, Professional Irish Driver/Guide, 7 nights Luxury Castle Accommodations, 7 Full Irish Breakfasts, 6 dinners including 5 Gourmet Castle dinners and 1 Medieval Banquet at Knappogue Castle, Private Tour of Belleek Castle and the Marshall Doran Collection, Private Cruise to the Cliffs of Moher, Private Tour of Desmond Castle & Adare village, Visits and admissions to Strokestown House & Famine Museum, Slieve League Cliffs, Glenveagh Castle & National Park and Adare Heritage Centre. Upgrades also available. Tour runs Augsust 31 – September 7.