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 Ireland
(8 days)
Dublin, Ashford Castle, 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

Essence of Scotland, Ireland & England
(13 Days)
Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), Dublin, Adare, London

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

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

Highlights of Ireland & England

(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle, London

Experience the highlights of Ireland and England during this private luxury tour that visits the most iconic destinations and attractions in both countries.

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, see the historic highlights of Dublin, marvel at the iconic Book of Kells (Artisans of Leisure will arrange fast-track access), 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. 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. Also enjoy a privately guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse and free time to browse specialty shops, markets and the Creative District. Other options that can be incorporated into Dublin touring include specialty museums, contemporary art galleries, Kilmainham Gaol, distillery tours and the Chester Beatty Library. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange private pub crawls, afternoon tea and reservations at Dublin's best restaurants for contemporary Irish cuisine.

Next, transfer to Killarney, and stay just outside town in a luxury hotel overlooking the water. En route, visit the stables and gardens at the Irish National Stud and the Rock of Cashel, a medieval religious complex. During private touring, see the highlights of the renowned Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park, including stunning vistas, a waterfall and ancient stone houses. Also visit Muckross House and Gardens, the town of Killarney, and Kenmare, a colorful village with Irish crafts shops, traditional pubs and prehistoric ruins.

Enjoy a private day tour of the spectacular Dingle Peninsula, taking in awe-inspiring views of the coastline and mountains. Explore ancient ring forts and other prehistoric sites, wander through quaint seaside towns, and perhaps have a traditional fish-and-chips lunch in the town of Dingle. Spend the night at a beautiful manor hotel near Adare, a postcard-perfect village of thatched-roof houses and shops, or on the coast in Doonbeg.

Next, see the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, which rise hundreds of feet above the sea. Also explore the fascinating Burren, a rocky landscape covered in wildflowers and punctuated by ancient archaeological sites such as Poulnabrone Dolmen, a neolithic tomb. If desired, enjoy hiking or a visit to a local artisanal perfumery. Time permitting, also stop in Galway.

Continue to renowned Ashford Castle, a grand lakefront castle hotel. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Connemara National Park to see quintessential Irish landscapes, watch a sheepdog demonstration, and visit Kylemore Abbey to see its beautiful Victorian walled garden. One afternoon, enjoy a "hawk walk" falconry experience at Ashford Castle. There will also be time to enjoy the facilities and activities at the hotel and on its estate, including spa treatments, golf, boat rides, fishing, horseback riding, tennis, archery, kayaking and fine dining.

Finally, fly to London, one of the world's greatest cities. Discover the best of London—heritage architecture, fascinating museums, important historic attractions, exclusive boutiques, traditional pubs and incredible food markets—during private touring customized to your interests. Tour famous landmarks such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, Covent Garden, the London Eye, St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Perhaps explore other incredible museums around the city such as the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, Churchill War Rooms, Sir John Soane's Museum, the Tate Modern or the Tate Britain. Also visit hidden squares, renowned British shops, atmospheric tea rooms and other highlights. One day, opt to take an excursion outside London. Among the many destinations are Windsor Castle, Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Highclere Castle (the filming location for the Downton Abbey TV series), Greenwich, Kew Gardens and the Harry Potter Studios.

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure will also arrange reservations for dining and afternoon tea, book tickets to performances, and provide recommendations for the best shopping in London. Accommodation is at one of London's best luxury hotels.

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 – Killarney
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with touring en route

Day 4

Killarney, Ring of Kerry & Kenmare

Full-day private excursion

Day 5

Killarney – Dingle Peninsula – Adare or Co. Clare
Private transfer to hotel for 1 night, with touring en route

Day 6

Adare or Co. Clare – Cliffs of Moher – Ashford Castle

Private transfer to resort for 3 nights, with touring en route

Day 7

Ashford Castle & Connemara
Full-day private excursion

Day 8

Ashford Castle
At leisure. Late afternoon private hawk walk experience

Day 9

Ashford Castle – London, England

Private transfer to Shannon airport for flight (not included in cost) to London. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights

Day 10

London

Full-day private city tour
Day 11

London & environs

Full-day private city touring and option for excursion
Day 12

London
Half-day private city tour. Afternoon tea reservation

Day 13

Depart London

Private airport transfer

Hotels
Dublin:

The Merrion Hotel

Killarney: The Europe Hotel
Adare or Co. Clare: Adare Manor, The Lodge at Doonbeg or Dromoland Castle
Co. Mayo: Ashford Castle
London: Claridge's, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, The Ritz London, Belmond Cadogan Hotel or The Berkeley

Cost
$18,920 Per person (based on double occupancy)

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 Ireland
(8 days)
Dublin, Ashford Castle, 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

Essence of Scotland, Ireland & England
(13 Days)
Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), Dublin, Adare, London

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

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

Testimonials

The Ireland trip was another phenomenal experience with Artisans of Leisure. Our guide was exceptional. Your choice of hotels was impeccable.
~ A.D., Hollis, NH

We had a wonderful time in Ireland and Scotland…everything was done first class. You make things so easy and we can count on a wonderful trip, well planned and expertly executed.
~ S.F., Seneca, SC

Ireland was a magical adventure. I enjoyed the combination of the hotels. Our guide was excellent. I appreciate all the efforts you put in to make a busy, interesting itinerary.
~ G.S., Townsend, MA

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