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Private Ireland Castle Tours - Historic, Luxurious and Romantic

Discover Ireland's grandest castles, scenic landscapes and sleep in luxurious castle hotel rooms.

Nothing captures the romance, architecture and history of Europe like the castles of Ireland do. The Ireland Castle Tour offers a magical step into the past, with all the amenities you expect from a luxury tour with modern conveniences.

7 day tour of the castles of Ireland.ireland castle group personal guided tours
Transportation, meals and of course nightly accommodations in the castles of Ireland are included.
Choose from Chauffeur-Driven guided tours or Self driving tours.
Special rates and dates for Ireland Castle Tours

  • Accommodations for 6 Nights as follows or similar
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Fully escorted sightseeing as per itinerary (For Chauffeur Driven option)
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person (plus one carry-on bag)( For Chauffeur Driven option)
  • All Driver's Expenses (For Chauffeur Driven option)
  • Hotel tips and taxes (Except to Driver/Guide)

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The castles of Ireland reveal irish architecture, history and romance.

Irish Castle Tour - Day 1
Travel USA to Shannon Ireland

Depart USA for overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served shortly after take-off as you anticipate all that awaits you upon your arrival in Ireland.

Irish Castle Tour - Day 2
Shannon-Newmarket-On-Fergus

Arrive at Shannon Airport where after clearing customs, move on to ground transportation.

Chauffeur-Driven tour travelers: make your way to nearby Dromoland via Taxi

Self-Driven tours: explore Ireland's beautiful County Clare and begin this once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Today's tour highlights include the Irish Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Durty Nellie's Pub. Then on to Dromoland Castle one of Europe's most desired 5* star hotel and bed and breakfast destinations. This Ireland castle was constructed in the 16th century and is the ancestral seat of the O'Briens who are one of the few native Gaelic families of royal blood. There will be plenty of time to soak in this Five Star Deluxe property in all its irish splendor. Activities at Dromoland Castle include; cycling, horseback riding, fishing and leisure walks through the romantic gardens.

This evening enjoy a gourmet meal in the main dining room overlooking Lough Dromoland. Spend the night your in one of the 75 deluxe guest castle guest rooms at Dromoland Castle.

Irish Castle Tour - Day 3
Dromoland-Galway-Connemara-Dromoland

After breakfast at this spectacular Ireland castle, it's time to enjoy the magnificent views of Ireland's Connemara region.

For our Chauffeur Driven tour travelers: meet your personal Driver Tour Guide in the lobby.
Self-Driven tours: Enjoy a cup of irish tea and a bite to eat before you venture out on your daily drive.

On to Galway Town for a brief visit before continuing on to take in the magnificent views of Ireland's Connemara region, to enjoy Ireland's wild, natural beauty. Travelling due west from Galway City to Rossaveal, through Salthill and Bearna into the heart of the West's Gaeltacht, where Gaelic is spoken as the first language by Ireland citizens. Continue on to Cashel, Ballynahinch and then Clifden, perched high above Clifden Bay with spectacular views of Ireland's Twelve Ben Mountains.

This is a good place to stop for some shopping and lunch and then continue on to Kylemore Abbey and Garden dating back to the 1600's and the Ireland monastic home of the Benedictine Nuns. Return to Ireland's beautiful County Clare for another luxurious overnight stay at Dromoland Castle.

Irish Castle Tour - Day 4
Dromoland-Adare

After enjoying another gourmet breakfast at Dromoland Castle, the Ireland Castle tour continues to Adare.

For our Chauffeur Driven tour travelers: meet your personal Driver Tour Guide in the lobby.
Self-Driven tours: Enjoy a cup of irish tea and a bite to eat before you venture out on your daily drive.

Today you explore the city of Limerick, home of Pulitzer Prize winning author, Frank McCourt. See King John's Castle, the Bishop's Palace, and the Hunt Museum or take the Angela's Ashes walking tour of this bustling irish town. This Ireland town offers art galleries, museums and restaurants.
Take time to enjoy all that Limerick has to offer today before arriving at your final destination, the majestic Adare Manor for another overnight stay amidst luxurious castle accommodations.

Irish Castle Tour - Day 5
Dingle

After breakfast we depart Adare for the Dingle Peninsula.

For our Chauffeur Driven tour travelers: meet your personal Driver Tour Guide in the lobby.
Self-Driven tours: Enjoy a cup of irish tea and a bite to eat before you venture out on your daily drive.

The journey begins with some of the most magnificent scenery in all of Ireland. The little irish town of Dingle appears to have come to life from a story book. The fishing boats in the harbor and tiny brightly painted pubs portray a time in Ireland as if time stood still. The modest population of 1500 irish men and women is generously served by 52 irish pubs, ready to welcome you this afternoon. Worth the wait is the native irish seafood chowder served up at lunch time with freshly baked brown bread. continue on to Slea Head. Along the way, you will see bee hive style huts, originally inhabited by 12th century monks, which overlook Ireland's rugged Blasket Islands. The awe inspiring beauty of this particular area is unmatched. There is no other landscape in western Europe with the density and variety of archaeological monuments as found on the Dingle Peninsula of Ireland.

For our Chauffeur Driven tour travelers: Upon arrival, you must bid farewell to your Driver Guide who by now has come to feel like family. Spend the night at Adare Manor luxury Ireland castle hotel.

Irish Castle Tour - Day 6
Adare

After enjoying a breakfast fit for a king or queen at the Adare Manor, this 6th day of your Ireland Castle Tour is spent exploring the little irish town of Adare with its thatched roof cottages which offer quite a contrast to the grand castles of Ireland you have enjoyed on this tour.

Marvel at the River Maigue and explore the ruins in town as well as on the property of the Manor. A "must see" is the Augustinian Abbey or the Franciscan Friary, both just steps from the Manor. Take the afternoon to enjoy the amenities of this deluxe property. Perhaps you will play golf at Adare Manor, home of the 2008 Irish Open. Overnight at Adare Manor.

Irish Castle Tour - Day 7
Adare-Shannon Airport

Morning departure on own for Shannon Airport where upon arrival we return your rental car (if self-drive) before boarding your flight home.

Ireland Castle 7 Day Tour Dates & Rates (Self driving tour option)

Please call for our low self-drive touring rates.

Ireland Castle 7 Day Tour Dates & Rates (Chauffer-driven tour guide option)

(2016 Dates available please inquire)
Explore the Ireland countryside as your personal driver transports you to the timeless castles of Ireland in a deluxe vehicle with Private Driver / Guide with a Day 3 pick up from Dromoland Castle to the end of Day 5 upon arrival at Adare Manor.

$2159.00 USD Per Person, sharing based on two passengers for the following dates:
Lower Rates available for additional passengers, please request a custom travel quote.
January 1 – March 31, 2016
November 1 – December 2016

$3259.00 USD Per Person, sharing based on two passengers for the following dates:
Lower Rates available for additional passengers, please request a custom travel quote.
April 1 – October 31, 2016
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