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8 Day Private Chauffeur Vacation

Private Chauffeur | Luxury Country Houses | 8 days | 7 Meals

Explore Ireland’s finest and historic country manor homes and discover the scenic sights of the Emerald Isle. With a professional driver-guide and a private luxury vehicle at your service, experience the breath taking sights of Ireland, it’s heritage and it’s historic country houses. After your day touring the many sights, retreat to your deluxe accommodation, relaxing in country houses renowned for their hospitality, their comfort and their Irish welcome.

 

Low Season 2021 High Season 2021
Mar, Apr, Oct May-Sept
From $2570 per person From $2915 per person

Explore Ireland's Country Houses - This luxury vacation can be fully tailored to suit your preferences


What's Included

Luxury Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Driver

Private luxury vehicle (for your group of any size) and dedicated, private chauffeur driver, serving as your local expert for the duration of your trip.

Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation in Country Houses renowned for hospitality and superior service; Full Irish Breakfast included daily.

Sightseeing

Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher is included in the pricing - Your choice of additional pre-organized sightseeing can be added to your package at an extra supplement.

*Terms and Conditions

Land Only - Rates quoted are per person and are based on two adults sharing Twin/Double Room and four people travelling. Rates are subject to availability at the time of booking. Rate also 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, Wicklow and Wexford.

Arrive into Dublin Airport and meet your private driver-guide who will provide kind and professional service throughout your trip. Visit Glendalough located in the heart of beautiful Wicklow. Located in a valley of two lakes and founded by St. Kevin in the 6th Century, Glendalough is a fascinating monastic site boasting a round tower, churches and high crosses that have survived throughout the centuries. Explore this historic and scenic monastic site at your own pace. Continue to Dunbrody House in County Wexford. Renowned Chef Kevin Dundon is the proprietor of this boutique manor house located on the dramatic Hook peninsula on Ireland’s south coast. We recommend enjoying a gourmet dinner in the Harvest Room Restaurant. Irish and international foodies alike are amazed by the imaginative creations by Kevin. Hotel Stay: Dunbrody House, County Wexford.

 

Day 2: Wexford, Waterford and Cork

Discover Wexford; the sunny south east corner of Ireland. Don’t miss Hook Lighthouse; located just a little off the beaten track. Hook Lighthouse marks the entrance to Waterford Harbour and is the oldest operational lighthouse in the world! Travel west to Waterford. Waterford is a city with an exciting medieval flavor and riverside bustle. Perhaps visit the House of Waterford Crystal, and learn about the centuries old tradition of Waterford Crystal making. Stay in the award winning Ballymaloe House tonight in County Cork. The Allen family are the caretakers of this magnificent historic home set deep within lush countryside and will provide you with a warm welcome and home comforts. Hotel Stay: Ballymaloe House, County Cork.

 

Day 3: Cork and Kerry

Visit Cork City today; take a stroll around the English Market, the oldest indoor market in Ireland. We also recommend a visit to Jameson Distillery Midleton. Taste the whiskey and tour the distillery that makes the world famous whiskey! Travel to Carrig Country House in scenic County Kerry where you will stay for two nights. Located on the Ring of Kerry, Carrig Country House stands at the foot of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Ireland’s highest mountain range, and boasts stunning views of Caragh Lake. Relax in a tranquil haven and picturesque setting. Hotel Stay: Carrig Country House, County Kerry.

 

Day 4: Ring of Kerry Drive

Explore Ireland’s most famous peninsula today – The Ring of Kerry route takes you through spectacular coastal scenery, and villages and towns depicting typical rural life in Ireland. As you descend into Killarney, fabulous views of the three Lakes of Killarney are afforded from ‘Ladies View’, named after Queen Victoria’s visit at the beginning century. Continue to Killarney National Park and Muckross House & Gardens for a visit. Hotel Stay: Carrig Country House, County Kerry.

Day 5: Cliffs of Moher and Galway

Enjoy the wonderful scenery of the coast of Clare. Visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher and take a walk along the world-famous cliff edge. Later, travel via the Burren region, a karst and mysterious landscape, onto Galway city. Galway is a picturesque and lively city hosting a fantastic mix of locally owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Finally, travel to Lough Inagh Lodge, a charming country retreat, located in the heart of Connemara, where you will enjoy the next two nights. Lough Inagh lodge was originally a fishing lodge of the Berridge family and echoes that tradition in superb menus based on Connemara lamb, seafood, along with other local produce. Hotel Stay: Lough Inagh Lodge, County Galway.

Day 6: Connemara

Discover the wild and beautiful region of Connemara today. Connemara is renowned for its stunning mountains, lakes, tumbling streams, undulating bog and unspoiled beaches. Perhaps visit 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. Hotel Stay: Lough Inagh Lodge, County Galway.

 

Day 7: Galway and County Meath

Travel to Galway City this morning. Galway is a thriving cultural hub and the biggest city in the west of Ireland. Take a stroll around the medieval city center and check out the locally owned restaurants and shops. Later discover the Boyne Valley, a region preserving ancient feats of architecture. Perhaps stop at the Bru Na Boinne Centre to visit megalithic passage tombs such as Newgrange and Knowth. Newgrange is older than the Great Pyramid of Giza and Stonehenge; be amazed by the ancient engineering of Ireland’s oldest heritage site! Arrive at Tankardstown House where you will stay for one night. Tankardstown House is an impressive 18th Century manor house boasting elegant rooms, an award-winning restaurant and a stunning walled garden. Hotel Stay: Tankardstown House.

Day 8: Depart from Dublin Airport

Your private driver will transfer you to Dublin Airport for your departure flight. Slán Abhaile  (Safe Home)!

 

+option to add extra nights to your vacation and extend your stay

 

+option to arrive and depart from Shannon Airport

 

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Vacation Highlights

Luxury Country Houses

Dunbrody House, Co. Wexford
Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork
Carrig Country House, Co. Kerry
Lough Inagh lodge, Co. Galway
Tankardstown House, Co. Meath

Scenic Discoveries

Hook Head Peninsula

Ring of Kerry Drive

Killarney National Park

Cliffs of Moher

Burren Region

Connemara

Galway Bay

What's Included

Luxury Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Driver

Private luxury vehicle (for your group of any size) and dedicated, private chauffeur driver, serving as your local expert for the duration of your trip.

Accommodation

Luxury Accommodation in Country Houses renowned for hospitality and superior service; Full Irish Breakfast included daily.

Sightseeing

Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher is included in the pricing - Your choice of additional pre-organized sightseeing can be added to your package at an extra supplement.

*Terms and Conditions

Land Only - Rates quoted are per person and are based on two adults sharing Twin/Double Room and four people travelling. Rates are subject to availability at the time of booking. Rate also 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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Tankardstown House Hotel, Slane, County Meath (c) Ireland's Blue Book
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Dunbrody House, County Wexford
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Carrig Country House, County Kerry
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Lough Inagh Lodge, Connemara, Co. Galway

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