Private luxury tours in Ireland

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Luxury Ireland Tours

Introduction to Ireland
(6 days)
Dublin, Ashford Castle

Discover Ireland
(7 days)
Dublin, Killarney, Ashford Castle

Classic Ireland
(8 days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Best of Ireland
(11 days)
Dublin, Ballyfin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Family Tour of Ireland
(9 days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Essence of Ireland
(10 days)
Dublin, Kenmare, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Highlights of Ireland & Northern Ireland
(11 days)
Belfast, Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Exclusive Dublin & Ballyfin
(6 days)
Dublin, Ballyfin

Luxury Golf Tour of Ireland
(9 days)
Dublin, Kildare, Kenmare, Adare, Doonbeg

Culture, Crafts & Cuisine of Ireland
(13 days)
Dublin, Ballyfin, Ballymaloe, Killarney, Adare, Ashford Castle

Journey Through Ireland
(15 days)
Belfast, Dublin, Ballyfin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Ballymaloe, Cork, Kenmare, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Multi-country Tours

Dublin, Edinburgh, London
(10 days)
Dublin, Edinburgh, London

Highlights of Ireland & England
(13 days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle, London

Exclusive Ireland, Scotland & England
(18 days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle, Edinburgh, Gleneagles, London

Best of Ireland & Scotland
(13 Days)
Dublin, Killarney, Ashford Castle, Edinburgh, Gleneagles

Best of Ireland & Scotland

(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle), Dublin, Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles)

This private luxury tour visits the highlights of Ireland and Scotland, including exclusive castle hotels and touring with expert private guides.

Arrive in Shannon and transfer to Ashford Castle, a historic lakefront castle hotel and resort that's a wonderful place to experience Irish culture and cuisine. En route, see the Cliffs of Moher, which rise hundreds of feet above the sea. Also explore the eerie Burren, a rocky karst landscape punctuated by ancient forts, tombs and other archaeological sites. Spend one day at leisure at the hotel to enjoy activities on the surrounding estate, such as golf, fishing, horseback riding, falconry, kayaking, family activities, and more. One day, enjoy a beautiful scenic 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, drive along the coast of Ireland's only fjord, and visit Kylemore Abbey, a beautiful stone building and gardens set on the edge of a lake.

Continue to Dublin, the capital of Ireland and the perfect place 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. Enjoy a 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.

One day, enjoy a private excursion to idyllic County Wicklow. Tour the stunning gardens at Powerscourt House and Gardens. Pass through verdant farmland and rolling hills to Glendalough, a beautiful glacial valley with the ruins of an ancient monastery set among lakes. Also tour historic Avoca Mill, where some of Ireland's finest and most colorful textiles have been produced for centuries.

Next, fly to Edinburgh, the stunning capital of Scotland, with three nights in a sophisticated city hotel. 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, tour the incredible architecture at 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. If desired, take a private excursion to Glasgow to tour cultural highlights such as art museums and Charles Rennie Mackintosh architecture.

Visit Stirling Castle en route to Gleneagles, a luxury resort on 850 acres in the rolling hills of the Perthshire countryside. Enjoy on-site activity options such as golf, fishing, horseback riding, biking, falconry, tennis and more. There's also a golf academy for younger players, as well as a kids club sure to inspire the little ones. One day, perhaps opt for a private excursion to nearby St. Andrews, a charming seaside university town and the birthplace of golf.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Shannon, Ireland – Co. Mayo
Private transfer to Ashford Castle for 3 nights, with touring of Cliffs of Moher and Burren en route
Day 2 Co. Mayo & Connemara
Full-day private excursion to Connemara National Park
Day 3 Co. Mayo
At leisure
Day 4 Co. Mayo – Dublin
Private transfer to Dublin for 3 nights, with tour of Newgrange en route
Day 5 Dublin
Half-day private city tour
Day 6 Dublin & Co. Wicklow
Private excursion to Powerscourt and, if desired, Glendalough
Day 7 Dublin – Edinburgh, Scotland
Private transfer to airport for flight (not included in cost) to Edinburgh. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 8 Edinburgh
Full-day private city tour
Day 9 Edinburgh & Glasgow
Full-day private excursion
Day 10 Edinburgh – Perthshire, Highlands
Private transfer to Gleneagles for 3 nights, with tour of Stirling Castle en route
Day 11 Perthshire
Flexible private tour of region. Options include St. Andrews or scenic tour of lochs, national park and distillery
Day 12 Perthshire
At leisure
Day 13 Perthshire – Depart Edinburgh or Glasgow
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Co. Mayo:

Ashford Castle

Dublin: The Merrion or The Shelbourne
Edinburgh: The Balmoral
Perthshire: Gleneagles

Cost
$17,305 Per person (double occupancy)