8 Day Private Chauffeur Vacation from $2,405.00 per person*
Private Chauffeur | Luxury Country Houses | 8 days | 7 Meals
Stay in Ireland’s finest and historic country manor homes and journey to beloved sights. With a professional driver-guide at your service, experience Ireland with your own private local expert. Retreat to luxury accommodation, relaxing in country houses renowned for their hospitality and comfort.
Explore your Ireland's Country Houses Vacation; this vacation can be fully tailored to suit your preferences
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Day 1: Dublin Airport, Glendalough and Wicklow Mountains▲
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. Arrive in Dunbrody House. 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 dinner in the Harvest Room Restaurant. Irish and international foodies alike are amazed by the imaginative creations by Kevin.
Day 2: The Copper Coast 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 along the copper coastline 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. 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.
Day 3: Cork, Waterford and Kerry▲
Visit Cork 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 County House in scenic county Kerry where you will stay for two nights. Located on the Ring of Kerry, Carrig Country House stands on 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.
Day 4: Ring of Kerry Drive▲
Explore Ireland’s most famous peninsula today – The Ring of Kerry Drive takes you through spectacular coastal scenery, 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 the Muckross Gardens for a visit. Return to Carrig County House for overnight.
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.
Day 6: Connemara ▲
Discover the wild and beautiful region 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.
Day 7: Galway and county Meath▲
Travel to Galway 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 or 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 in 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.
Day 8: Depart from Dublin Airport▲
Your private driver will transfer you to Dublin Airport for your departure flight. Slan 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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Luxury Country Houses▲
Dunbrody House, Co. Wexford
Ballymaloe House, Co. Cork
Carrig Country House, Co. Kerry
Lough Inagh lodge, Connemara
Tankardstown House, Co. Meath
Cliffs of Moher
Ring of Kerry Drive
Killarney National Park
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