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8 Day Private Chauffeur Vacation

Private Chauffeur | 5 Castle Stays | 8 Days | 7 meals

Stay in 5 of Ireland’s most exquisite castles and visit Connemara, Cliffs of Moher, Donegal and more; with a professional driver/guide at your service throughout. Discover the Castles of Ireland in luxury and utmost style.

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From $2695 per person From $3345 per person From $3805 per person

Explore the Castles of Ireland on this luxurious vacation - This itinerary can be fully tailored to suit your preferences


What's Included

Luxury Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Driver

Dedicated, private chauffeur, serving as your local expert for 7 days of your trip; Private departure transfer from Cabra Castle Hotel to Dublin Airport

Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation in Irish Castles renowned for hospitality and superior service; Full breakfast included daily (except on day of arrival)

Sightseeing

Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher is included in the pricing- your choice of pre-organized sightseeing can be added to your quote

Terms and Conditions*

Land Only - Price is per person, based on two adults sharing and four people travelling in low season. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay.

Day 1: Dublin Airport, Malahide and Kilkea Castle

Arrive into Dublin Airport where you will be met by your private driver/guide and transferred to your luxury vehicle. You might like to check out the nearby Malahide Castle and Gardens, one of the oldest castles in Ireland, with a dramatic 800 year heritage. Hear the stories of the Talbot Family, explore the private rooms and collections, and discover the central part this castle played in Irish political and social life on a guided tour. Enjoy your first night in Ireland at Kilkea Castle – an elegant and spacious 12th Century Castle. With views of the River Greese, the Rose Garden and the courtyard, enjoy your first night in Ireland. Castle Stay: Kilkea Castle, County Kildare.

Day 2: Kildare to Dromoland Castle via Kilkenny and Tipperary

Travel west to County Clare today and along the route perhaps discover Kilkenny City and the magnificent Kilkenny Castle, a 12th century fortress remodeled in Victorian times and once the principal seat of the Butler family, Marquesses and Dukes of Ormonde. Another option today would be a visit the Rock of Cashel with it’s amazing group of medieval buildings in the Golden Vale in County Tipperary. Or you could possibly visit the famous Bunratty Castle & Folk Park in County Clare. The 15th century castle and folk park offer a fascinating view into traditional Irish life in times gone by. Continue to Dromoland Castle, County Clare – set on 440 private acres, Dromoland is renowned for the very best that Ireland has to offer: award winning cuisine, a timeless atmosphere, and a wealth of estate activities – golf, fishing, falconry, clay fishing and archery. Castle Stay: Dromoland Castle, County Clare.

Day 3: Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Ashford Castle

Today, enjoy the scenery of Ireland’s wonderful west coast. Visit the iconic Cliffs of Moher and have a leisurely walk taking in the scenic views of the world-famous cliff. Continue via the Burren region, a karst and mysterious landscape, to Galway City. Galway City, at the mouth of Galway Bay, is a picturesque and lively city hosting a fantastic mix of locally owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Your final destination today is the award-winning Ashford Castle in County Mayo, where you will spend two nights. One of Ireland’s most majestic castles, Ashford Castle boasts luxurious accommodation with breath-taking views of Lough Corrib. Castle Stay: Ashford Castle, County Mayo.

Day 4: Connemara

Discover the wild and beautiful region of Connemara, County Galway today. Connemara is renowned for its stunning mountains, lakes, tumbling streams, undulating bog and unspoiled beaches. Don’t miss Kylemore Abbey & Walled Gardens, ‘Ireland’s most romantic castle’, originally built as a wedding gift in in the 19th Century. Or take the Killary Cruise and enjoy the splendor of Ireland’s only Fjord. Castle Stay: Ashford Castle, County Mayo.

Day 5: Mayo to Donegal via the Atlantic Coast

Discover Mayo & Sligo today. Stop in Westport town- also known as the Riviera of the Wild Atlantic Way! Westport is a fun town with a vibrant offering of restaurants, pubs and shops. Next take the Mullaghmore scenic route, characterized by views of the Atlantic and the monolithic shape of Ben Bulben mountain. Arrive at Lough Eske Castle, a beautifully restored Gaelic castle hugging the shores of Lough Eske, near the fabled Bluestack mountains in Donegal. Lough Eske is a luxurious oasis of relaxed elegance, attentive service & exceptional food. Castle Stay: Lough Eske Castle Hotel, County Donegal.

Day 6: Donegal and Slieve League Cliffs

Enjoy the full day touring around Donegal county. The centerpiece of Donegal Town is without a doubt O’Donnell’s Castle better known as Donegal Castle by the banks of the river Eske. Don’t miss Slieve League Cliffs, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way. Renowned as the highest marine cliffs in Europe, they rise almost 2000ft (598m) from the Atlantic. Or perhaps explore the hauntingly beautiful Glenveagh Castle on the shores of Lough Veagh in Glenveagh National Park.  Castle Stay: Lough Eske Castle Hotel, County Donegal.

Day 7: Donegal and Cavan

After a hearty breakfast, travel south with your driver. We recommend a visit to Belleek Factory & Visitor Center where you can discover the secrets of Belleek pottery craftsmanship. Perhaps if you are looking for stately grandeur then Castle Coole is a treat. Surrounded by its stunning landscape park on the edge of Enniskillen, this majestic 18th century home of the Earls of Belmore, designed by James Wyatt, was created to impress. Enjoy your last night in Ireland at Cabra Castle – Set on 100 acres of parkland and garden, with the magnificent backdrop of Dun a Ri Forest Park, there is much to explore both indoors and out. Your driver will leave you here. Castle Stay: Cabra Castle, County Cavan.

Day 8: Depart from Dublin Airport

Time to say “Slán go fóill” (goodbye in Gaelic) to Ireland for now – a private driver will transfer you direct to Dublin Airport for your departure flight.

 

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Vacation Highlights

Luxurious Castle Stays

Kilkea Castle, Co. Kildare.
Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare.
Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo.
Lough Eske Castle, Co. Donegal.
Cabra Castle, Co. Cavan.

Scenic Discoveries

Rock of Cashel.

Cliffs of Moher.

The Burren.

Galway Bay.

Connemara.

Killary Fjord.

Mullaghmore.

Slieve League Cliffs.

History Buffs

Kilkenny City

Bunratty Village

Westport Town

Donegal Town

Belleek Factory and Visitor Centre

What's Included

Luxury Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Driver

Dedicated, private chauffeur, serving as your local expert for 7 days of your trip; Private departure transfer from Cabra Castle Hotel to Dublin Airport

Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation in Irish Castles renowned for hospitality and superior service; Full breakfast included daily (except on day of arrival)

Sightseeing

Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher is included in the pricing- your choice of pre-organized sightseeing can be added to your quote

Terms and Conditions*

Land Only - Price is per person, based on two adults sharing and four people travelling in low season. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay.

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Dromoland Castle, Co. Clare.
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Lough Eske Castle Hotel, Co. Donegal © Chris Hill Photographic
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Cabra Castle Hotel, Co. Cavan.
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Kilkea Castle Hotel, County Kildare.
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Ashford Castle, County Mayo.

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