8 Night Luxury Chauffeur Tour Of Ireland

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This Luxury 5 star Hotel & Castles tour includes stays at Ireland’s premier hotels .


This tour includes overnights in Irelands most luxurious hotels and castles and offer the best Ireland has to offer in terms of luxury spas, fine dining restaurants and superior accommodation . By day travel through Ireland with the assistance of an expert guide and visit Irelands major attractions such as the Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher , The Burren region and many more. By night return to your hotel and be treated like a King or Queen!

Overnight Locations : 
Night 1 : The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
Night 2: Cliff House Hotel, Waterford or Waterford Castle
Night 3 & 4 : Killarney Park Hotel , Killarney or Sheen Falls , Kenmare
Night 5: Dromoland Castle, Clare
Night 6 & 7 : Ashford Castle , Mayo
Night 8: The Merrion Hotel , Dublin

Tour Includes:
5* Hotel Accommodation with Full Irish Breakfast
Private Guided Transport with Orientations & Transfers
Driver Guide Expenses

Prices: Please contact us directly for rates.

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Day 1 – Arrive Dublin

Welcome to Ireland and to Dublin, the capital City! Upon your arrival in Dublin, make your way to your overnight accommodation. Dublin is the capital of Ireland and one of Europe’s most vibrant cities , it is knee deep in history and has its own unique sense of humor.
The Dublin Hop on Hop Off Bus is an excellent way of visiting many of Dublin’s most historic locations .The all day ticket means you can hop on and off as often as you wish throughout the day allowing you explore the history and culture of Dublin at your leisure.
This evening, why not spend some time in the Temple Bar area. This small area boasts a dazzling choice of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops to suit all tastes and pockets, all within easy walking distance of Temple Bar’s many cultural centres and galleries. Its narrow cobbled streets are pedestrianised and are ideally suited to a leisurely stroll through the quarter. There is also the opportunity to experience an evening’s entertainment at any one of a number of excellent traditional Irish shows.
Overnight in Dublin
5* Accommodation : The Merrion Hotel, The Shelbourne Hotel , The Marker , The Westin

Day 2 – Waterford

Travelling the coastal route you will first arrive at Powerscourt House & Gardens. Surrounding this 18th Century Palladian House in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, you will find a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statuary and ornamental lakes together with secret hollows, rambling walks and over 200 varieties of trees and shrubs. Shortly after this, you will arrive at the ancient monastic settlement at Glendalough. The monastic settlement has been a centre for pilgrims and visitors since its foundation by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Continue on to Avoca where you will find the Avoca Handweavers factory, famed worldwide for the quality of its woven fabrics. On to the Dunbrody Famine ship in New Ross before the final leg to Waterford City and the Waterford Crystal Interpretive centre.
Overnight in Waterford
5 * Accommodation : Waterford Castle or Cliff House Hotel , Ardmore

Day 3 – Kerry

You will have quite a long journey today from Waterford to Kenmare. The following route includes visits to Midleton, Youghal & Cobh. Youghal is famous for its point lace (point d’Irlande) which is distinguished by its vivid patterns as well as the fact that the film ‘Moby Dick’ starring Gregory Peck was filmed here in 1956. After Youghal, you will travel to the village of Cobh. Cobh, situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbours, was the last port of call for the ill-fated Titanic in 1912 and was the closest port to the site of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. The heritage centre sympathetically recounts these events and tells the story of emigration from Ireland to the United States and Australia from the time of the famine in 1847 up to the 1950s. A stop to climb to the Blarney Castle ramparts to ‘Kiss the Blarney Stone’, said to bestow the gift of eloquence, and is a must for those who dare. Across the village green you will find the Blarney Woolen Mills store, a one stop shop for Irish knitwear, crystal, linen and much more. From here you will travel to Kenmare via the N22 to Macroom. Further on at Clonkeen take the R569 to Kenmare. Kenmare is an excellent location from which to tour the Ring of Kerry or indeed the less traveled but unspoilt Beara Peninsula to the south of Kenmare.

Overnight in Kerry
5* Accommodation : Sheen Falls Hotel , Kenmare , Park Hotel Kenmare or Killarney Park Hotel

Day 4 –Ring of Kerry day trip

Today begin the Ring of Kerry day trip by heading for Killorglin , which is famous for the Puck Fair pagan festival dating back 3000 years. Where else but in Ireland would a wild mountain goat be crowned King and reign over a town for three days? Killorglin – where a goat is King and people act the goat!
Next stop is Glenbeigh and its beautiful 3 mile sandy beach at Rossbeigh. Head back to the N70 to Kells or go over the mountain at Cahill’s pub ( cars only ) to join the N70. From the mountain stage there is a great view of Dingle bay, this is a good spot to stretch your legs and enjoy the view.
Leaving Caherciveen on your right hand side you can see Valentia Island. This is where the first Transatlantic Cable was laid all the way to America in 1857. You can also visit the Slate Quarry and the Light House where there are many remains of old structures including Stone Forts and Churches.
From Valentia drive back to the main road and head across the headland to Waterville. Continue along the coast road over the Coomakista Pass where there is a viewing point at 700ft (225m) above sea level affording spectacular views. Travel on through Caherdaniel and Castlecove to Sneem.
The final leg of the tour takes you through some of the most stunning scenery. From Sneem you drive through Parknasilla and Tahilla to Kenmare and then up the mountain road to the infamous Moll’s Gap and Ladies View where you will be treated to unrivalled views of the Killarney Valley. You will pass through the Killarney National Park , the Upper Lake and the Middle Lake before you get to Torc Waterfall on your right and then on to Muckross House and Gardens, well worth a visit and stretch those legs after a great day

Overnight in Kerry

Day 5 – Dromoland Castle

Todays journey is short and you will travel to Dromoland Castle via the Village of Adare. Adare is regarded by many a seasoned traveller as Ireland’s prettiest village with its charming thatched cottages, manicured public park and ancient church. It is picture postcard perfect!
From Adare continue along the N20 towards Limerick City of ‘Angelas Ashes’ fame and home to King Johns Castle. If you have time you can travel the short distance to the Limerick/ Clare border to visit Bunratty Castle. Built in 1425, this majestic castle was restored in 1954 to its former medieval splendour. Within the grounds of the Castle is Bunratty Folk Park where 19th century Irish life is vividly recreated.
Continue from here to Newmarket-On-Fergus where the Castle is located. Dromoland Castle, one of finest castle hotels in Ireland, offers guests the experience of living like landed gentry, surrounded by luxury, beauty and service. The castle, a magnificent Renaissance structure built in the 16th Century, was once the royal seat of the O’Brien Clan. Refurbished and transformed into a luxury castle hotel in 1962, it retains priceless reminders of the castle’s historic past.
Overnight in Dromoland Castle

Day 6 – Ashford Castle

On your journey today to Mayo make sure to take a visit to the stunning Cliffs of Moher. The majestic Cliffs of Moher are without doubt one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights and overlook the Atlantic Ocean on the coast of West Clare. From here you will arrive in the village of Doolin. Doolin is world-famous for its wealth of Irish folk music and in recent years has been attracting crowds to spontaneous sessions in any one of its excellent pubs. Just north of the Cliffs you then have the lunar like Burren region and the ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen Tombs. Before you travel into Galway, you will have a chance to visit Dunguaire Castle which was built in 1520 by the O’Hynes clan on the picturesque shores of Galway Bay. Galway known as the ‘City of the Tribes’ is Ireland’s Cultural and festival capital. With its street entertainers and traditional pubs with great music, Galway and in particular, the Quays area of the city centre will enthrall you particularly in the evening time. Other sites in Galway include Ireland’s largest medieval parish church, the Collegiate Church of St Nicholas of Myra dating back to 1320. Christopher Columbus reputedly worshipped in this church in 1477. Also nearby are Galway Cathedral, the Spanish Arch and Eyre Square. Ashford castle is just 45 minutes north of Galway and is recognised as one of Ireland’s top hotels. At Ashford Castle, each guest room is individually designed to provide stylish personal comforts, from the marble fittings of bathrooms to soft coordinated fabrics and furnishings. Ashford Castle ‘s spacious suites allow an abundance of time to relax in a grand manner and experience the tranquility which nature provides.

Day 7 – While in Ashford Castle

Today, you may wish to relax in the supreme comfort of Ashford Castle and make use of the various activities available to you there such as Falcrony, cycling , horse-riding or you take a boat trip on the Lough Corrib from the castle itself.
Another option is to further sightsee in the region. Options include traveling through Killary harbour, Ireland’s only fjord or a drive through the Connemara Region. The characteristic features of Connemara include its rugged, unpolluted coastline, dramatic mountains, numerous lakes and rivers and woodlands and the renowned Connemara National Park. Visit Kylemore Abbey and the Lough Inagh Valley as well as the spectacular Sky Road near the town of Clifden. You can also visit the fishing village of Roundstone and see how a ‘Bodhran’ (traditional Irish Drum) is made. Alternatively, you may prefer to take the ferry to the Aran Islands. Aran will take you back to an Ireland of Celts and Early Christians. Take a pony and trap, or a guided tour from the pier up the island to the stone fort of Dun Aengus. Dún Aengus is located on top of a 300ft high sea cliff andis one of the finest prehistoric monuments in Western Europe.
Overnight in Ashford Castle

Day 8 –Ashford Castle to Dublin

Todays journey to Dublin takes in some of Ireland’s most historical landmarks. First of these is the ancient monastic settlement at Clonmacnoise. This is an early Christian site founded by Saint Ciaran in the 6th century on the banks of the River Shannon and includes the ruins of a cathedral, eight, two round towers, three high crosses and a large collection of early Christian grave slabs. From here, we travel either to Dublin or take a slight detour to the megalithic tombs of Newgrange. One of the great wonders of the ancient world, Newgrange is older than Stonehenge, Mycenae or even the Pyramids of Egypt and is foremost among the passage-tombs of Europe. From here, we travel south to Dublin City. Dublin city centre is a compact area, with all points of interest being easily accessible on foot. As a result you will find a large number of walking tours available, the most popular of which include the “Historical Walking Tour” and the “Literary Pub Crawl”. You may of course wish to visit many of the sights in your own time either on foot or with the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus service that stops at all of the major attractions including Dublin Castle, Trinity Castle & the Book of Kells, Kilmainham Gaol, the National Museum of Ireland and The Guinness Storehouse to name just a few.

Overnight in Dublin
5* Accommodation : The Shelbourne Hotel, The Merrion Hotel, The Marker , The Westin

Day 9 – Depart from Dublin airport


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