Escorted Ireland Castle Tour
Every night in a Luxury Irish Castle
This exclusive 6 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. This unique tour is a proven favorite for those looking for a luxury Ireland tour with a difference.
Day 1: Barberstown Castle, Co. Kildare, Ireland
Arrive at Dublin Airport and transfer to Barberstown Castle by Luxury Coach. This afternoon, your tour starts with a visit to Castletown House, Ireland’s earliest and finest Palladian house, set amongst beautiful eighteenth-century parklands on the banks of the River Liffey. Alternatively relax and rest up at your Castle accommodations before meeting up with the rest of your group for a special welcome dinner.
Day 2: Glenlo Abbey, Co. Galway, Ireland
Depart Dublin and travel to Athlone, stopping en route to board a Viking Boat for a cruise and a visit to the ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise, before continuing on to Glenlo Abbey in Galway. Tonight you will experience dining in the rich historic surroundings of original carriages from the Orient Express.
Day 3: Glenlo Abbey, Co. Galway, Ireland
Today, enjoy a visit to the scenic Cliffs of Moher before driving through the unique and inspiring landscape of the Burren. Stop off at Aillwee Caves to explore the underground caverns and experience a breathtaking Birds of Prey flight before returning to Glenlo Abbey where you will be treated to a delectable dinner in their River Room Restaurant.
Day 4: Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Your first stop this morning will be Connemara Celtic Crystal where you will be treated to a freehand glass cutting demonstration. Afterwards, drink in some of the most beautiful scenery in Connemara as you make your way to Kylemore Abbey. Traverse the Sky Road to see stunning views of the Atlantic and explore the quaint town of Clifden. Then it’s on to Ashford Castle for a two night stay where you will enjoy dinner in the unique setting of Cullen’s restaurant in the castle grounds.
Day 5: Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Today is a day of relaxation to enjoy all that Ashford Castle has to offer. Optional activities include golf, fishing, horse riding, archery, clay pigeon shooting, falconry or a cruise on the lake. Perhaps take a stroll into the nearby village of Cong, where The Quiet Man was filmed. In the evening, re-join your group for dinner in George IV, Ashford Castle’s fine dining restaurant (jacket required).
Day 6: Carton House, Co. kildare, Ireland
This morning, travel back east, stopping for a tour and whiskey tasting at Kilbeggan Distillery in County Westmeath. Afterwards, try your hand at making Irish soda bread and view a sheepdog demonstration at Causey Farm. Tonight, you will enjoy a special farewell dinner and overnight stay at Carton House.
Day 7: Home
Bid a fond farewell to your driver/guide as you transfer to Shannon Airport to board 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 Tours include sightseeing by Luxury Coach, 6 nights Luxury Castle Accommodations, 6 Full Irish Breakfasts, 5 Gourmet Castle dinners, Unique dining experience at the Pullman Restaurant in original carriages from the Orient Express, Viking Boat River Cruise on the River Shannon, Birds of Prey demonstration, Visits and admissions to Castletown House, Clonmacnoise, Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Caves, Connemara Celtic Crystal, Kylemore Abbey, Kilbeggan Distillery and Causey Farm. Add Ons are customized to suit your individual needs and additional items can be added to suit your chosen itinerary. Upgrades also available.