Luxury 5-star Castle Tour of Ireland

There is nothing more authentic than residing at some of Irelands great castles

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Our expert driver guides will escort you through the Irish countryside. Our itineraries are just a sample of what is ahead on this Luxury Irish private tour and of course there are many hidden gems along the way.

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There is nothing more authentic than residing at some of Irelands great castles

Grandeur, elegance, history and fantastic service are some of the many benefits of reserving a Luxury Castle tour with Luxury Irish Tour’s. We can tailor any Castle tour to meet your requirements. Our expert driver guides will escort you through the Irish countryside. Our itineraries are just a sample of what is ahead on this Luxury Irish private tour and of course there are many hidden gems along the way. There is nothing more authentic than residing at some of Irelands great castles. View the itinerary below:

Day 1

Arrival-Donegal


Chauffeur transfer to Donegal. Light refreshments are provided while you sit back and relax and enjoy your journey. Check into one of Donegal’s finest hotels such as the beautiful 5 star Lough Eske Castle for 2 nights. Nestled amid all this majestic scenery, the 5 star Lough Eske Castle is a place of true Donegal welcome with every aspect of the hotel knitted into the fabric of the people and the area. It is the perfect location for Donegal getaways and Donegal vacations. This castle hotel in Ireland has been meticulously restored to recreate the glamour, style and elegance it had once known combined with all the modern amenities expected of a 5 star Donegal luxury hotel. Spend the evening exploring some of Donegal’s most spectacular coastal drives including Killybegs fishing port and the cliffs at Slieve League.

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Day 2

Donegal


While in Donegal a must see is Malin head, the most northerly point of Ireland. Malin Head lies on the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal, at the most northerly tip of the island of Ireland. It is the start (or end, depending on your point of view) of the Wild Atlantic Way and has long been renowned for its epic coastal scenery, thriving birdlife and historical curiosities. More recently, Malin Head so captured the imagination of Star Wars location scouts that they cast it in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Locals and visitors alike were thrilled by the sights that unfolded over the course of the shoot. Now, when you visit Malin Head, you'll just see the unspoiled beauty of the place. Return to Lough Eske Castle for the night.

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Day 3

Donegal -Mayo


Depart Donegal and travel south to Mayo On route On route visit the spectacular Glencar waterfall, view the Bulben mountains before exploring the amazing beach at Rosses point and strandhill in Co. Sligo Check into 5 star Ashford Castle for 2 nights. Situated in a spectacular 350 acre estate, discover sumptuous rooms and suites, splendid interiors brimming with antique furniture, fine fabrics and unique features at every turn. Relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings for the evening.

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Day 4

Connemara and Cong


Day 4 Connemara and Cong Chauffeur drive of Connemara Galway, situated at the very edge of Europe, on the west coast of Ireland and is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt places. Today Explore Connemara. Visit Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I. Explore the 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden with its delightfully restored garden buildings. Drive the Renvyle Peninsula, Dominated by Tully Mountain, the Renvyle Peninsula offers panoramic sea views and a slice of the old Irish way of life. There are stunning views across Ballynakill Bay and, on a clear day, you can see the conical holy mountain of Croagh Patrick, County Mayo. Visit Cliften town, the hub of Connemara followed by a drive on Sky road. Justifiably famous for the views it affords, the Sky Road route takes you up among the hills overlooking Clifden Bay and its offshore islands, Inishturk and Turbot. Visit Cong, home to the film set of the 'the Quiet Man' and now has a museum . Return back to Ashford Castle that evening.

Day 5

Mayo-Clare


Today travel to Galway city and explore the local attraction's such as Galway Cathedral, Galway city museum, Sallthill and the promenade and the spannish arch. Travel through the Burren in Co. Clare. Areas of interest are the Burren Chocolate shop, the Burren perfumery and Poulnabourne Dolmen. Take the scenic Ballybaughan to Doolin route with the limestone on your right and the Atlantic ocean on your left. Travel to the Cliffs of Moher and explore the 8th wonder of the world. Step on to the edge of the world and into an awe-inspiring view that dreams are made of, at the Cliffs of Moher you will encounter nature in its wildest, purest form – see the rugged cliffs facing the mighty ocean, taste the salt air, hear the birds cry, feel the ancient rocks beneath your feet, smell the wind. Travel to Bunratty for a quick photo stop at Bunratty Castle and Folkpark. Travel to Dromoland castle, and check in x 1 night Ensuite rooms date back to the 16th century, and are decorated in a fine blend of old worlde and contemporary décor. They have flatscreen TV, Nespresso machine, toiletries, slippers and bathrobe and free Wi-Fi. Some have minibars, and lake or courtyard views.

Day 7

Kerry


Depart Dromoand at leisure for Tralee. From here take the Conor pass, A winding mountain pass, the views are magnificent, the scenery so unspoilt Drive around Dingle and enjoy the scenic drive around Slea head of the Dingle peninsula. Slea Head Drive is a circular route that starts and finishes in Dingle town. You’re truly getting away from it all here. Secluded golden beaches, fascinating archaeological sites and weather-beaten landscape is everywhere. All as nature intended. Visiting Gallarus Oratory, the beehive huts, famine cottages and the Blasket centre. There is plenty of local seafood on offer here for lunch. Lots of photo opportunities along this beautiful scenic drive. Travel on to Killarney and check into the 5 star Killarney Park hotel x 2 nights. One of the finest five-star hotels that Ireland has to offer. The hotel is on the doorstep of Killarney’s town centre and is situated adjacent to the 25,000 acre Killarney National Park. One of the last few Family Owned and run five-star hotels in Ireland, The Killarney Park is set on its own mature grounds and guests can enjoy the privacy of dining in the secluded garden space.

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Day 8

Kerry


Today explore Killarney and the beautiful surrounding attractions. Drive the Ring of Kerry visiting Killorglin. It’s known for one of the best sandy Atlantic beaches on our small island. A great spot to kick your shoes off, if you fancy. Dingle Bay is a fabulous place. What with towering cliffs and crashing waves falling onto endless sandy beaches. Cahirciveen is along the route. It’s the birthplace of Daniel O’Connell, Ireland’s Great Liberator. The route winds round to Valentia Island, from where you’ll catch sight of Skellig Island – one for Star Wars fans (it was a key filming location). You’ll then travel through Sneem village and on to Molls Gap. Drive onto Killarney National Park and visit Muckrose House and Gardens, Ross Castle and Torc Waterfall. If you’d like to experience some Irish music and dancing, your driver-guide can take you to an Irish night with dinner. You’ll soak up a lively night with traditional food, costumed dancers and warm hospitality.

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Day 9

Kerry-Cork


Depart Killarney and travel to Cork Visit Blarney Castle and Gardens. Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures. Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our tower. Kiss it and you'll never again be lost for words. Travel to Cobh and explore the Titanic Experience and Queenstown Story tour at the Cobh Heritage centre . This titanic experience is located in casement square in the heart of Cobh town, the original white star line ticket office. Steeped in history and the departure point for thousands of passengers the titanic experience in Cobh is an unforgettable one. Learn about Irish Emigration story, trace your ancestors, hear about the ill-fated Titanic and the Lusitania, and immerse yourself in Irish naval and military history at Cobh Heritage Centre. Check into the 5 star Castlemartyr Hotel for 1 night. Nestled amid Cork's woodlands, Castlemartyr (Baile na Martra) is a destination richly steeped in Emerald Isle history and tradition. The castle from which the village of Castlemartyr takes its name was first built in 1210 by The Knights Templar, who were one of the most famous of the Christian military orders under the leadership of Richard Earl de Clare, more commonly known as Strongbow.

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Day 10

Cork-Dublin


Depart cork and travel to Dublin city Visit the Book of Kells Exhibition, it is a must see on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed and which displays the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is Ireland's greatest cultural treasure and the world's most famous medieval manuscript. The 9th century book is a richly decorated copy of the four Gospels of the life of Jesus Christ. Visit the Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s most popular tourist attraction. It’s the home of the Black Stuff, the heart of Dublin and an unforgettable start to your Irish adventure. You will get to taste the Black stuff that’s remounted all over the world. Check into the 5 star Luttrellstown Castle Resort Only a short distance from the centre of one of the most popular and vibrant cities in the world, lies an estate that’s worlds away from any hustle and bustle. Situated on 567 acres of lush private parkland

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Day 11

Departure


Travel to Dublin airport for departing flight.

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