Escorted Ireland Castle Tour 2019
Every night in a Luxury Irish Castle
This unique and exclusive 8 night tour includes all three of Ireland’s most exclusive 5* Castle resorts as well as our signature relaxation day at Ashford Castle. Now in it’s 7th year this tour is a proven favorite for those looking for a luxury Ireland tour with a difference.
Day 1: Fitzpatrick Castle, Dublin, Ireland
Arrive at Dublin Airport and transfer to Fitzpatrick Castle by Luxury Coach. At 2.30pm meet your driver/guide for an optional tour of Dublin. Alternatively relax and rest up at your Castle accommodations before meeting up with the rest of your group for a welcome dinner.
Day 2: Ballyseede Castle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Depart Dublin and travel to Co. Cork stopping en route to visit the Rock of Cashel. Once in Cork visit the Blarney Woolen Mills. After lunch tour Blarney Castle before continuing on to Tralee and your next castle stay including dinner at Ballyseede Castle.
Day 3: Ballyseede Castle, Co. Kerry, Ireland
Today enjoy a tour of the Ring of Kerry to see some of Ireland’s most famous scenery. Stop off at an Irish farm to enjoy a sheepdog display. In the afternoon you will have some free time to explore Killarney and dine independently before transferring back to Ballyseede Castle.
Day 4: Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare, Ireland
After a leisurely breakfast visit the pretty village of Adare before continuing on to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Arrive at Dromoland Castle early enough to enjoy the amenities on offer at this 5* resort. This evening you will enjoy dinner in the Earl of Thomond restaurant.
Day 5: Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo, Ireland
This morning visit the Cliffs of Moher before driving through the unique and awe inspiring landscape of the Burren. Enjoy a brief stop in Galway to explore the cobbled streets and pick up some local crafts. Tonight check in to Ashford Castle for a 2 night stay and enjoy dinner in the unique setting of Cullen’s restaurant in the castle grounds.
Day 6: Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Today is a day of relaxation to enjoy all that Ashford has to offer. Available activities include falconry, fishing, horse riding, golf, archery, clay pigeon shootingor a cruise on the lake. For lunch there are various dining options at Ashford and in the nearby village of Cong. In the evening rejoin your group for a sumptuous dinner in George IV, Ashford castle’s fine dining restaurant.
Day 7: Lough Eske Castle, Co. Donegal, Ireland
Bid a fond farewell to Ashford Castle and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in Connemara as you make your way to Westport House. Continue North stopping at Drumcliffe to visit Yeats’ grave. This evening you will stay at Lough Eske Castle – relax for the evening here after dinner or take a taxi into nearby Donegal town to enjoy the music in the local pubs.
Day 8: Barberstown Castle, Co. Kildare, Ireland
This morning pay a visit to Belleek Pottery where you will be given a tour of the factory. From here, head back towards Dublin, stopping off to visit Boyle Abbey en route. This evening you will enjoy a special farewell dinner and overnight stay at Barberstown Castle.
Day 9: Home
Bid a fond farewell to your guide as you leave for Dublin Airport and take your flight home.
Customize This Tour
Like all our tours we will be happy to customize this tour to suit your specific needs. Some of the options we suggest are as follows;
Dublin Add On
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?
Are there any parts of Ireland you specifically want to see? We will put together a customized Add On with your own private driver/guide to bring you to any part of Ireland you desire. Just let us know your wish list and we will take care of the rest. Why not extend your stay to include other areas of the United Kingdom or a self-drive option is also available.
Scotland Castle Tour Add On
Our Scotland Castle Tour dates connect with our Escorted Ireland Castle Tour – how about the ultimate Castle Tour Experience and combine both?
Our Escorted Ireland Castle Tour 2019 includes 8 nights in Luxury Castle Hotels, breakfast each morning, 7 gourmet castle dinners, sightseeing by luxury coach, admissions and visits to the Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woolen Mills, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher, Drumcliffe, Westport House, Boyle Abbey and Belleek Pottery . Extra days can be added and are customized to suit your individual needs. Upgrades also available.