Private luxury tours in Ireland

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Luxury Ireland Tours

Introduction to Ireland
(7 days)
Dublin, Kenmare, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle)

Highlights of Ireland
(10 days)
Dublin, Kilkenny, Killarney, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle)

Essence of Ireland
(11 days)
Dublin, Kenmare, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle), Adare

Luxuries of Ireland
(11 days)
Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle), Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Kenmare, Co. Laois (Ballyfin)

Family Tour of Ireland
(13 days)
Dublin, Kenmare, Killarney, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle)

Dublin & Beyond
(6 days)
Dublin, Co. Laois (Ballyfin)

Culture, Crafts & Cuisine of Ireland
(15 days)
Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Kenmare, Killarney, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle)

Multi-country Tours

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

Luxuries of Ireland

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle), Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Kenmare, Co. Laois (Ballyfin)

The ultimate private tour of Ireland, this exclusive itinerary features private cultural touring, iconic Irish landscapes and the finest castle hotels, including the incomparable Ballyfin.

Begin in County Mayo, en route to Ashford Castle, tour Bunratty Castle, an impressive 15th-century fortress and neighboring Bunratty Folk Park, a charming recreation of a 19th-century Irish village. Continue to 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.

En route to Dromoland Castle, explore the country charm and geological wonders of County Clare. Explore the eerie Burren, a rocky karst landscape punctuated by ancient forts, tombs and other archaeological sites. Stop at a local smokehouse famous for smoked Irish salmon, and enjoy lunch at a nearby pub. Walk along the tops of the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, which rise hundreds of feet above the sea. Pass through picturesque villages with brightly colored houses and shops Continue to County Clare and 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.

En route to County Kerry, 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. Next, opt to 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. Alternatively, visit beautiful Killarney National Park. Take a horse-drawn jaunting car ride through the woods to Ross Castle, and tour the estate and grounds of Muckross House. Drive along a portion of the renowned Ring of Kerry, passing through Moll’s Gap and seeing Ladies View, a panorama over the lakes of the national park.

Continue to Kenmare, a colorful village with a prehistoric stone circle. Enjoy a scenic drive around the breathtaking Beara Peninsula, a wild landscape of jagged coastlines, craggy mountains and sparkling lakes. Alternatively, enjoy an excursion on the renowned Ring of Kerry through the dramatic landscapes of Iveragh Peninsula.

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

Continue to Ballyfin, Ireland’s most sumptuous and romantic hotel. During leisure time at this luxurious restored manor house in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, enjoy on-site activities such as fishing, boating, croquet, tennis, archery, falconry and clay pigeon shooting.

One day, opt for a private excursion to Dublin. Alternatively, tour the highlights of County Wicklow: the stunning gardens at Powerscourt House and Gardens; Glendalough, a beautiful glacial valley with the ruins of an ancient monastery set among lakes; and historic Avoca Mill, where some of Ireland’s finest and most colorful textiles have been produced for centuries.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Shannon – Co. Mayo
Private arrival transfer to Ashford Castle for 3 nights with option for touring en route

Day 2

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

Day 3

Co. Mayo

Day at leisure
Day 4

Co. Mayo – Co. Clare
Full-day private touring en route to Dromoland Castle for 2 nights

Day 5

Co. Clare

Day at leisure
Day 6

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

Day 7

Kenmare & Beara Peninsula or Ring of Kerry

Full-day private excursion
Day 8

Kenmare – Co. Laois
Private transfer to Ballyfin for 3 nights with touring en route

Day 9

Co. Laois & Co. Wicklow or Dublin

Full-day private excursion
Day 10

Co. Laois

Day at leisure
Day 11

Depart Shannon or Dublin

Private airport transfer

Hotels
Co. Mayo:

Ashford Castle

Co. Clare: Dromoland Castle
Kenmare: Park Hotel Kenmare or Sheen Falls Lodge
Co. Laois: Ballyfin

Cost
$14,035 Per person (double occupancy)