Escorted Ireland Castle Tour
Every night in a Luxury Irish Castle
This unique and exclusive 8 night tour includes our signature relaxation day at Ashford Castle, as well as some new experiences, such as dining in original 1927 Orient Express train carriages. Now in it’s 8th 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 a tour of Dublin including a visit to the Guinness Storehouse where you will learn about how the famous “black stuff” is made and even learn to pour the perfect pint. 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 Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens. 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 the Muckross Estate before enjoying a ride in one of the famous Jaunting Cars (horse & carriage). This will drop you at a local pub for a night of traditional food and entertainment transferring back to Ballyseede Castle on board your luxury coach.
Day 4: Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare, Ireland
After a leisurely breakfast enjoy a walking tour of the pretty village of Adare before continuing on to Limerick to visit King John’s Castle. 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. Stop off at the Aillwee Caves to explore the underground caverns and enjoy a visit to the Birds of Prey Center. 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 shooting or 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: Glenlo Abbey, Co. Galway, Ireland
Bid a fond farewell to Ashford Castle and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in Connemara as you make your way to Kylemore Abbey. After your visit there, enjoy the beautiful views over the Atlantic Ocean as you traverse the Sky Road before traveling to Galway. Stop off at Connemara Celtic Crystal before ending your day at Glenlo Abbey. This evening your dinner in the Pullman restaurant is sure to be a highlight of your tour.
Day 8: Barberstown Castle, Co. Kildare, Ireland
This morning pay a visit to the ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise followed by a visit to the Kilbeggan Distillery. From here, head back towards Dublin, stopping off to visit Castletown House 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 2020 includes sightseeing by Luxury Coach, 8 nights Luxury Castle Accommodations, 8 Full Irish Breakfasts, 6 Gourmet Castle dinners, Unique dining experience at the Pullman Restaurant in original carriages from the Orient Express, Colgan’s Irish Night Dinner & Show, Horse & Carriage ride, Visit to an Irish Farm with Sheepdog Demonstration, Walking tour of Adare village, Birds of Prey demonstration, Visits and admissions to the Guinness Storehouse, the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens, Blarney Woolen Mills, Blarney Castle, Adare Visitor Centre, King John’s Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Celtic Crystal, Clonmacnoise, Kilbeggan Distillery and Castletown House.