Your classic custom chauffeur* driven tour of Ireland
Ireland castles, scenic landscapes and luxury accommodations for a trip to remember.
Just the idea of visiting Ireland conjures up images of the beautifully rugged landscape, Irish pubs, Ireland castles, Waterford Crystal, and of course the warmth of the Irish people. This private, all-inclusive Irish vacation is chauffeur-driven, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the majestic countryside, historic architecture, and the unique sights and sounds of Ireland. This classic Ireland tour leads you through the Ireland you have dreamed of visiting. Enjoy luxurious hotel, inn, or castle room accommodations with all the amenities you expect from your Ireland vacation.
This Irish castle tour package is an 8-day custom tour of traditional Ireland.
Transportation, breakfast, nightly hotel and castle accommodation in Ireland are included. This is a Chauffeur-Driven*, private guided tour.
*Can also be done as a self-driven tour.
- Accommodations for 6 Nights as follows or similar
- Full Irish breakfast daily
- Fully escorted sightseeing as per itinerary (For Chauffeur Driven option)
- All Driver’s Expenses (For Chauffeur Driven option)
- Hotel tips and taxes (Except to Driver/Guide)
Your all-inclusive Irish vacation can be as grand or simple as you desire. Hammond Tours are Ireland travel experts who personally know Ireland very well. They will plan your travel itinerary from arrival to departure to suit your specific interests, budget and desires.
*Rates determined by number of passengers and dates of travel.
Low Season 2020January 2-March 31 & November 1-December 22
|From $1999 USD||Per Person|
Mid Season 2020April 1-April 30 & October 1-October 31
|From $2195 USD||Per Person|
High Season 2020May 1 – September 30
|From $3095 USD||Per Person|
Example chauffeur-driven tour itinerary
USA – arrive in Ireland.
Depart USA for overnight flight to Ireland. Dinner is served shortly after take-off
Shannon – Galway, Ireland
Your Ireland vacation trip begins upon your morning arrival at Shannon Airport where after clearing customs you are met by your personal, professional Irish Driver / Guide. Your tour begins as you depart Shannon Airport to travel via Limerick, Irelands 3rd largest city. This early morning drive travels through Ennis to Gort and on to Galway. Check into your luxury hotel for a short rest before the tour resumes in the afternoon to tour rugged Connemara, Ireland. Take in the magnificent views of the Connemara region, Ireland’s treasure of wild, natural beauty where Gaelic remains the only spoken language. Your tour then travels via Clifden to Kylemore Abbey, monastic home of the Benedictine Nuns before returning to Galway for the night. After dinner why not enjoy a pint at the pub “AuPouchan” a short walk from Eyre Square with great Irish Music, then back to your luxury hotel accommodations.
Galway-Cliffs of Moher-Killarney, Ireland
After breakfast we head south through the rugged Burren. We stop at The Cliffs of Moher which rise 700 feet and stretch along the Atlantic Coastline for five miles. Enjoy the view and perhaps a coffee before continuing along the coast as we head towards Killmer to take the Tarbert Ferry to cross the Shannon Estuary. We then continue south through Abbeyfeele and on to Killarney. Enjoy a late lunch before checking into your hotel. You could decide to eat your hotel this evening; however another suggestion is to check out “Gaby’s”. It is in the middle of town where you will be and has great seafood. Plenty of local pubs to hear great music this evening. Enjoy Ireland luxury hotel accommodations for the night.
The Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
After breakfast, experience the true beauty of Ireland on this full day tour to the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula. Traveling via Tralee and The Slieve Mish Mountains we will stop in the sleeping fishing village of Dingle before heading out to see Slea Head and the ominous views of The Blasket Islands With its 12th century Bee Hive Huts, its ominous views of the Blasket Island originally home to Irish Monks, we have been told by many travelers that the awe inspiring beauty of this particular area has left them with a truly spiritual feeling.. Suggested lunch stop in Dingle is Maria DeBraae, right on the main street, Dingle. Your Ireland vacation then continues on to Dingle peninsula and travel via Tralee where every August Ireland’s famous Rose of Tralee Festival is held. This evening enjoy many of the local restaurants Killarney has to offer. Overnight luxury hotel accommodations in Killarney, Ireland.
After a leisurely breakfast, depart Killarney and travel over the Derry Nasaggart Mountains to Macroom. Macroom Castle is the boyhood home of William Penn during the years that he lived in County Cork, Ireland. It stands on the western margin of the town of Macroom and its windows look away into the distance where the rugged land of Ireland lies at the foot of the mountains. Continue to picturesque Kinsale. As part of the European conflict raging between Catholic Spain and Protestant England, Spain sent a force of men to support the Irish leader O’Neill. The rendezvous was set for Ulster, however the Spanish under Aquila landed at Kinsale in October 1601. Here they soon took possession of the local strong points. Kinsale is now noted as “The Gourmet Capital of Ireland” and is especially noted for its seafood. Be sure to partake of the fine Irish food at The Blue Haven. Stroll through the narrow street filled with local artisan’s ware. We leave Kinsale or Cobh or Blarney traveling through Youghal, Dungarven and on to Waterford. That particular ride is magnificent. Overnight luxury caste accommodations at Waterford Castle.
After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the Waterford Crystal Factory. Morning departure from Waterford takes you through the Medieval Town of Kilkenny. Your Ireland vacation will continue on to visit Kilkenny Castle which in the last few years has been completely restored with original artifacts. Your Ireland tour continues on to Dublin where on arrival we bid farewell to your Irish Driver Guide. By now he surely has become a part of your Ireland tour experience. Dinner suggestions in Dublin are as follows: The Trocadero, McGrattens in The Lane (the food excellent at this Irish establishment, however the service can be slow. Some people overcome this by having a few cocktails). Overnight in one of Dublin’s luxury hotel, inn, or bed and breakfasts.
The last day of this Ireland tour offers a plethora of activities. We suggest taking a ½ day guided sightseeing tour of Dublin, a 1000 year old Ireland city. You can purchase you tour from the Dublin Bus Company which is located at 69 O’Connell Street. You will see St. Patrick’s Cathedral where writer Jonathan Swift gave his sermons, The G.P.O. on O’Connell Street scene of the 1916 Easter Uprising where the bullet holes till remain to this day. The tour will continue through famous Phoenix Park where the Pope said Mass in late 70’s and finally Trinity College to view the 8th century manuscripts, The Book of Kells, still preserved as they were when the Monks produced them all those centuries ago. Make sure to visit Dublin’s oldest Pub, O’Donohues for a last pint! Overnight luxury accommodations at a Dublin hotel, inn, or bed and breakfast.
Return to US. Make your way to Dublin Airport allowing time for last minute duty-free shopping before boarding your flight home. Arrive home the same day.
Actual locations dependent upon itinerary