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Luxury England tours

Discover England
(7 Days)
Bath, Cotswolds, London


London in Depth
(6 Days)

Family Tour of England
(7 Days)
Hampshire, London


England: Town & Country
(9 Days)
London, Bath, Hampshire


Arts & Crafts in England
(8 Days)
London, Cotswolds


Highlights of England
(9 Days)
London, Bath, Cotswolds


Garden Tour of England
(6 Days)
Cotswolds, London

Journey Through England
(12 Days)
London, York, Warwick Castle, Oxford, Bath & Stonehenge, Hampshire & Windsor Castle



Multi-country Tours
London and Paris
(9 Days)

Luxuries of England & Scotland
(9 Days)
London, Edinburgh, Highlands


Family Tour of England & Scotland
(11 Days)
London, Edinburgh, Highlands


Family Tour of London, Paris & Rome
(10 Days)
London, Paris, Rome


Dublin, Edinburgh, London
(10 Days)
Dublin, Edinburgh, London


Highlights of Ireland & England
(13 Days)
Dublin, Kenmare, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle), London


Exclusive Ireland, Scotland & England
(18 Days)
Dublin, Kenmare, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle), Edinburgh, Highlands (Gleneagles), London


Exclusive Ireland, Scotland & England

(18 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Dublin, Kenmare, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle), Edinburgh, Highlands (Gleneagles), London

On this ultimate private tour of Ireland, Scotland and England, stay in luxurious resorts and castle hotels; enjoy private cultural touring in Dublin, Edinburgh and London; and experience the most beautiful and evocative landscapes in the region.

Begin in Dublin, the capital of Ireland and the perfect starting point for an overview of the country’s long and storied history. During touring with your private guide and driver, marvel at the iconic Book of Kells and the Long Room in the Old Library at Trinity College, and tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral, one of the most important churches in Ireland. Take a culinary walking tour to sample treats at top local food markets and shops. Enjoy a private tour of the Old Jameson Distillery, followed by a private tasting of the distillery’s finest products. Walk in the footsteps of Irish literary giants such as James Joyce and Oscar Wilde in Georgian Dublin, a neighborhood of well-preserved architecture set around leafy St. Stephen’s Green. Depending on interests, stroll through the Temple Bar entertainment district, browse the upscale shops on Grafton Street, perhaps cross the River Liffey to walk along historic O’Connell Street, or stop by the Guinness Storehouse and opt for a pint in the on-site bar, which has views over the rooftops of Dublin. Additional touring options in Dublin include the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kilmainham Gaol and Chester Beatty Library. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange theater tickets and reservations at Dublin’s best restaurants for contemporary Irish cuisine.

En route to County Kerry, opt to stop by Kilkenny, an atmospheric riverside town, to tour Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice’s Cathedral; visit the imposing Rock of Cashel, an important hilltop religious complex dating from the Middle Ages; or travel through the bucolic countryside of County Cork, stopping at historic Bantry House & Garden.

Continue to Kenmare, a colorful village with a prehistoric stone circle and access to the beautiful peninsulas that define southwest Ireland. One day, enjoy a scenic drive around the breathtaking Beara Peninsula, a wild landscape of jagged coastlines, craggy mountains and sparkling lakes. Along the way, options include visiting crafts workshops, Alternatively, enjoy an excursion on the renowned Ring of Kerry through the dramatic landscapes of Iveragh Peninsula.

En route to County Clare, explore the heart of Killarney National Park at Muckross House. Tour the estate and grounds, and then take a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through the woods to Ross Castle. Alternatively, tour the spectacular Dingle Peninsula, taking in awe-inspiring views of the coastline and mountains. Along the way, explore ancient ring forts and other prehistoric sites, wander through quaint seaside towns, and visit shops featuring crafts created by the many local artisans. Pass through Adare, a postcard-perfect village of thatched-roof houses and shops. Visit Bunratty Castle, an impressive 15th-century fortress and neighboring Bunratty Folk Park, a charming recreation of a 19th-century Irish village. Continue to historic Dromoland Castle, a luxurious destination hotel and resort on expansive grounds. During leisure time, enjoy on-site activities such as golf, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, falconry, tennis, archery and more.

Continue to County Mayo and Ashford Castle, a historic lakefront castle hotel and resort that’s a wonderful place to experience Irish culture and cuisine. During leisure time, enjoy activities on the surrounding estate, such as golf, fishing, horseback riding, falconry, kayaking and more. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Connemara National Park, a rugged landscape of mountains, moors and bogs. Along the way, pass through tiny villages, admire views of the sea, and visit Kylemore Abbey, a beautiful stone building and gardens set on the edge of a lake.

Next, fly to Edinburgh, the stunning capital of Scotland. During flexible touring with your private guide, explore the city according to your interests. Tour the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See iconic Edinburgh Castle and walk along the Royal Mile, the road leading from the castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Explore historic buildings and narrow closes (alleys) and stairways that connect different levels of the city. Also visit neighborhoods and shops noted for Scottish products such as weavings, wool items, and tweed. Depending on your interests, you may wish to visit the Royal Botanic Garden, the National Gallery or the Scottish Parliament Building. Or, hike an extinct volcano for a panoramic overview of Edinburgh and the nearby Firth of Forth, a tidal bay connected to the North Sea.

Continue to Gleneagles, a luxury resort on 850 acres in the rolling hills of the Perthshire countryside in the Highlands, for three nights. During leisure time, enjoy on-site activities such as golf, fishing, horseback riding, biking, falconry, tennis and more. Another day, enjoy a flexible tour of local highlights. Options include Stirling Castle, the art treasures in Glasgow, or St. Andrews, a charming seaside university town and the birthplace of golf.

Finally, travel to London, England, one of the great cities of the world. Enjoy comprehensive touring with an expert Blue Badge guide. First-time visitors might like to visit landmarks such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Covent Garden, the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Other options include visiting favorite neighborhoods, small museums, specialty shops, food markets, historic pubs and private gardens. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Windsor Castle, the Cotswolds, or Stonehenge and Bath. Artisans of Leisure can also arrange theater tickets and reservations at London’s best restaurants.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Dublin, Ireland
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2

Dublin
Full-day private city tour

Day 3

Dublin – Kenmare
Private transfer to hotel for overnight with touring en route

Day 4

Kenmare – Co. Clare
Private transfer to Dromoland Castle for 2 nights with touring en route

Day 5

Co. Clare
Day at leisure

Day 6

Co. Clare – Co. Mayo
Private touring en route to Ashford Castle for 3 nights

Day 7

Co. Mayo & Connemara
Full-day private excursion to Connemara National Park

Day 8

Co. Mayo

Day at leisure
Day 9

Shannon – Edinburgh, Scotland
Private airport transfer for flight to Edinburgh for 2 nights. Begin Edinburgh touring

Day 10

Edinburgh

Full-day private city tour
Day 11

Edinburgh – Highlands
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 12

Highlands

At leisure at resort
Day 13

Highlands
Flexible private tour of region. Options include Glasgow, Stirling, St. Andrews

Day 14

Highlands – Edinburgh – London, England
Private transfer to airport for short flight (or to train station for train) to London for 4 nights

Day 15

London

Full-day private city tour
Day 16

London

Full-day private city tour
Day 17

London
Full-day private excursion to Windsor Castle, Cotswolds, or Stonehenge and Bath

Day 18

Depart London

Private airport transfer

Hotels
Dublin:

The Shelbourne or The Merrion

Kenmare: Park Hotel Kenmare or Sheen Falls Lodge
Co. Mayo: Ashford Castle
Co. Clare: Dromoland Castle
London: Claridge's, Rosewood London, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park or The Berkeley
Edinburgh: The Balmoral
Highlands: The Gleneagles Hotel

Cost
$21,035 Per person (double occupancy)
Luxury Hotels in England



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