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Irish Castle and Manor Tour

Magnificent 6 Day/5 Night 5* Irish Castle & Manor Private Chauffeur Tour of Ireland from $2,199.00 per person

Our 5 Night 5* Private Irish Castle & Manor Vacation is luxury travel at its finest. From the time you arrive in Ireland, you will be whisked off on your own private chauffeur driven tour. Ireland is a country of enchanting landscapes & unrivalled scenery – all of which you will view while touring daily from the comfort of a luxury vehicle & the service of your private driver/guide. You will stay in Ireland’s finest castle, Ashford Castle, & the historic Adare Manor in Limerick, living like modern royalty during your stay.

This tour includes:

3 nights at Adare Manor, Co. Limerick – standard classic room
2 nights at Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo – standard corrib room
Private Driver/Guide for 6 days (Mercedes Viano or similar)
Full Irish breakfast daily (5 breakfasts – not included on the morning of arrival)
Entrance fee to the Cliffs of Moher
Heritage Island Discount Card –Discount Pass & access to over of 70 of Ireland’s Premier Attractions such as the House of Waterford, Titanic’s Dock, Bunratty Castle & much more!
Offices in both Ireland & the USA, offering 24 hour coverage while traveling.
All Taxes & service charges

DAY 1: ARRIVE SHANNON AIRPORT – ADARE

Cead Mile Failte (a hundred thousand welcomes!) Arrive into Shannon Airport, collect your luggage from the baggage claim and make your way out to the arrivals hall where you will be met by your private driver.

Depart Shannon Airport travel a short distance south to Adare Manor in Adare village in Co. Limerick, first traveling through Limerick City.

The beating heart of the Shannon Region lies in Limerick City, with its pulse, the mighty River Shannon. Being the country’s third largest city it has a pace and dynamism you’ll find almost nowhere else in Ireland. Put simply, Limerick is a place for getting out and about. Heritage and hedonism co-exist comfortably in Ireland’s third largest city; where the medieval lanes surrounding King John’s Castle and the 800 year old St. Mary’s Cathedral, the elegant Georgian architecture of Pery Square and the treasure trove that is the Hunt Museum live side by side with the sociability of the city’s citizens, a buzzing nightlife, a thriving arts scene and a vibrant menu of year round festivals and events. Limerick is also rightly famed as the sporting capital of Ireland with the “spiritual home” of Munster Rugby, Thomond Park, dominating the skyline just outside of the city centre. Gaelic football, hurling, golf, horse-racing, walking and cycling are also particularly popular pursuits in Limerick. A flourishing restaurant scene that has been making headlines around Ireland and a wide range of top quality accommodation options makes this University City a must stop on any tourist itinerary to Ireland’s West Coast.

Arrive in the picturesque village of Adare – Snuggled in a wooden and lush countryside setting, Adare is widely regarded as being Ireland’s prettiest and most picturesque village. Situated on the river Maigue, a tributary of the Shannon river, Adare (Gaelic name: “Ath Dara” – the “ford of the oak” – from the combination of water and woodland) dates back, at least, to the early 13th century. During its long history, Adare, as a strategic location, has been the subject of many conquests, wars and rebellions. The old town of Adare, which stood on the northern bank of the river Maigue, near the Desmond castle, was destroyed during the 16th century wars. Almost all of the present village was built in the 19th century. The early developments were very haphazard but from about 1820, streets and buildings were laid out according to the, then, Earl of Dunraven’s design. He built houses and rented them, under various agreements, to his tenants, working on his estate lands.Today, Adare village has a rich wealth of heritage, as well as architectural and scenic beauty. Two groups of, world famous, ornate, thatched cottages line part off the village’s broad main street, punctuated with beautiful stone buildings, medieval monasteries and ruins.

Check into the renowned 5* Adare Manor where you will spend 3 nights. The five-star Adare Manor is set on a magnificent 840 acre estate in the heart of the picturesque village of Adare, County Limerick. Adare Manor offers unique Castle accommodation, the best of contemporary food and impeccable hospitality. There are so many things to see and do in and around Adare Manor, their facilities alone will keep guests happily entertained: enjoy a dip in the pool, a quiet spell in the golf driving range, or a brisk walk across the vast stretch of the Manor estate. If that’s not enough try something a little more unique, like a falconry lesson, archery or clay pigeon shooting.

DAY 2: ADARE – CO. KERRY

Today enjoy a full day touring one of Ireland’s most famous peninsulas, either the 100 mile Ring of Kerry or the Dingle Peninsula.

From the lake district surrounding Killarney to the spectacular scenic drives on the Dingle and Ring of Kerry peninsulas, discover new vistas to savor with each bend in the road.  To the north is Tralee with its numerous all-weather attractions, Listowel – a literary center and the attractive seaside resorts at Ballybunion and Ballyheigue.

A land rich in heritage, Kerry has it all, from early Christian remains to established museums and heritage centers.  The true Irish culture is alive in the Gaelteacht areas on the Dingle and Iveragh peninsulas – where traditional Irish music and song come to life.

Return to Adare Manor for overnight.

DAY 3: ADARE – CO. CLARE

Today, travel to the west coast and further discover Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Travel directly to the Cliffs of Moher for a visit; Ireland’s most visited natural attraction with a magical vista that captures the hearts of up to one million visitors every year. Standing 214 metres (702 feet) at their highest point they stretch for 8 kilometres (5 miles) along the Atlantic coast. From the Cliffs of Moher on a clear day one can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay, as well as the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry. O’Brien’s Tower stands near the highest point and has served as a viewing point for visitors for hundreds of years.

Before your day of touring ends, you might like to visit the world famous 15th century Bunratty Castle and 19th century Bunratty Folk Park, the West of Ireland’s most visited attraction. The village offers excellent shopping including Avoca Handweavers and Bunratty Village Mills / Blarney Woollen Mills Complex , great restaurants, several hotels and a number of pubs including the famous ‘Durty Nellys’ pub. Bunratty Castle is one of Europe’s finest. Pride of more than 100 castles built by the McNamara chieftains in 15th century Clare, it is faithfully restored and refurnished. In the shadow of the castle is Bunratty Folk Park illustrating 19th century Irish life from grand manor house to peasant dwelling and from farm activities to cobble-stone village street. The castle commands a ford and anchorage on the Bunratty River. Restored to its former glory, it offers daytime tours to tell of its history and night-time banquets to show how things were in days of yore. And beside the castle is the Folk Park, a marvellous theme park of reconstructed dwellings and places of business, dating mostly from the 19th century. They offer 20th century hospitality as well as a flavour of life in the old days.

Return to Adare for overnight.

DAY 4: ADARE – GALWAY – MAYO

Travel north today to Co. Mayo – enroute stop in Galway City, where you will have some time to shop, or perhaps have lunch. see areas such as Eyre Square, Lynch’s Castle, St. Nicholas’ Church, O’Brien’s Bridge, Spanish Arch, the Famous Claddagh, beautiful Galway Bay, Salthill Promenade, University College, Salmon Weir Bridge, Court House and the Municipal Theatre.

Less than an hour north of Galway City is the village of Cong – Cong is known for its underground streams that connect Lough Corrib with Lough Mask to the north. It was also the home of Sir William Wilde, historian and father to prominent playwright, novelist, poet, and short story writer, Oscar Wilde. Cong also has a fine example of a ruined medieval abbey, Cong Abbey, where Rory O’Connor, the last High King of Ireland, is reputed to have died. Cong was the filming location for John Ford’s 1952 Oscar-winning film, The Quiet Man, featuring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald.

Spend your last 2 nights at Ashford Castle, a 5* deluxe property situated on Lough Corrib, near the village of Cong in Co. Mayo, about 28 miles north of Galway City. Ashford Castle is an Irish landmark that was built over a period of 30 years in the 19th century, incorporating the remains of a 13th Century Norman Castle. The stately baronial castle was the country estate of Lord Ardilaun and the Guinness family for almost a century, until it was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1939.  The public rooms and reception rooms are elegant and stylish ranging from a majestic dining room to a dungeon bar.

DAY 5: CONNEMARA

Today you can explore the nearby picturesque region of Connemara, made famous by a number of well known movies – such as the John Wayne movie – “The Quiet Man”, and more recently “The Field”. Connemara is a wild and beautiful region of mountains, lakes, tumbling streams undulating bog, unspoilt beaches and panoramic views. It is a Gaelic speaking region.

Killary Fjord, located in Leenane, is Ireland’s only fjord. It forms a partial border between counties Galway and Mayo. It is 15 kilometres (9 miles) long and in the centre it is over 45 metres deep. From Nancy’s Point, just west of Leenane Village you can take a 90 minute cruise with Killary Fjord Boat Tours (operates April – October. Please check in advance for sailing times) on their all-weather purpose built vessel, the Connemara Lady. It allows uninterrupted views of the spectacular scenery which make Killary Fjord such a unique place. Setting off towards the west you cruise 45 minutes to the mouth of the Fjord, before turning to make your way back to Nancy’s Point. The cruise offers a great way to take in the dramatic sweep of the landscape, as you pass between the Twelve Bens and the Maam Turk mountains to the south, in County Galway; and the Mweelrea mountains to the north in County Mayo, as well as the views out to the Atlantic at the mouth of the fjord. The fjord’s sheltered waters are perfect for mussel farming and you will see the ropes at several points on the fjord. You will also see some circular salmon farms, closer to the shore. Sheep dot the hills. Towards the mouth of the fjord is a small island, which has a Victorian range marker on it. This is the point at which dolphins typically emerge if they are in the vicinity. They like to swim alongside the ship, offering spectacular views. Prebooking is h4ly recommended.

You should not miss the opportunity to visit Kylemore Abbey. Kylemore Abbey is the only home of the Benedictine nuns in Ireland. It was originally built by Mitchell Henry, M.P. for County Galway, (a native of Manchester city) 1864-1868 as a gift for his wife, who fell in love with the site overlooking Loch Na Coille Moire (the lake of the big wood) when they came here on their honeymoon in 1860s. The Gothic Church, set in the grounds of the Abbey, is the jewel in the crown of Kylemore. It has been lovingly restored and any visit would not be complete without seeing it. You can avail of the nun’s excellent home cooking for lunch if desired, or alternatively bring a picnic and take your picnic on the shores of the loch.

The diamond shaped town of Clifden is the largest town west of Galway, making it the capital of the Connemara region. Set against a backdrop of mountains and ocean, this colourful and lively town is brimming with boutiques, gift and souvenir shops, cafes, fine restaurants and lots of quaint Irish pubs.

Return to Ashford Castle for your final night in Ireland.

Day 6: Depart Shannon

A private driver will transfer you to Shannon Airport for your return flight to the USA [Please Note: Drive time is approx 2 hours]

Slan Abhaile (Safe Home!)

2019 PRICING:

Low Season 2019:

$3199.00 USD Per Person Sharing {based on 2 people traveling}
$2199.00 USD Per Person Sharing {based on 4 people traveling}
[January 1-March 31 & November 1-December 22, 2019]

Mid Season 2019:

$3859.00 USD Per Person Sharing {based on 2 people traveling}
$2779.00 USD Per Person Sharing {based on 4 people traveling}
[April 1-April 30 & October 1-October 31, 2019]

High Season 2019:

$4489.00 USD Per Person Sharing {based on 2 people traveling}
$3329.00 USD Per Person Sharing {based on 4 people traveling}
[May 1 – September 30, 2019]

*All prices are per person based on double occupancy.

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