Luxury Ireland Private Tour

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Why You Should Go

Ireland is an ancient and magical country with lots to offer many types of travelers! From the breathtaking landscapes filled with cliff drops, fields of green, and coastlines, anywhere you go in Ireland is the epitome of stunning. The kindhearted people, the delicious fresh food, and the powerful traditional music all help tell the stories of this special land. Whether you are on a hunt for leprechauns for the kids, the perfect pint in a charming pub for mom and dad, or looking to connect with your Irish ancestry that grandma and grandpa told you all about… Ireland awaits you!

Best Travel Time: Spring Summer Fall

Traditional cottages with thatched roof in Galway, Ireland
Traditional cottages with thatched roof in Galway, Ireland

Sample Itinerary

11 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Our Sister Company, TRAVNET, may provide assistance with mileage points conversion. Do not hesitate to call Randy to create your custom tour.

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Day 1

Fly to Dublin

Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

Bridges of Dublin
A Bridge in Dublin City
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Day 2

Arrive Dublin + Transfer to Donegal
Upon arrival in Dublin, you will be privately transferred to Lough Eske Castle in Donegal. En route, you may stop in Kells (original home to the famous book) and/or the town of Enniskillen.

Accommodations: Lough Eske Castle (Co. Donegal)

Enniskillen
Enniskillen Castle Museum, Northern Ireland
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Day 3

Donegal Private Touring
In 2017, County Donegal was awarded the title of “Coolest Place on the Planet” by National Geographic Traveler. Today, discover the coastline, adventure, serene beaches, and stoic stone that all make Donegal a very special place. You will visit Slieve League cliffs and Donegal Castle for scenic walks and hikes.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Lough Eske Castle (Co. Donegal)

Slieve League Cliffs in Donegal, Ireland
Cliffs of Slieve League, Co. Donegal
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Day 4

Northwest Coast Private Tour + Transfer to Co. Mayo
On your adventure to Co. Mayo, stop along the way at Céide Fields, an archaeological site. It is the most extensive Stone Age era site in Ireland and contains the oldest known field systems in the world. After your brush with ancient history, it’s on to Knock. Alongside Lourdes and Fatima, Knock is one of Europe’s major Catholic shrines to the Virgin Mary. It is said that in 1879, Mary appeared there along with Saint Joseph and Saint John the Evangelist. Pilgrims and visitors alike have been gathering here since the apparition, making it a place for religious and non-religious folks to feel a sense of serenity and peace among the 100 acres of beautiful gardens.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Ashford Castle (Co. Mayo)

church door
Knock's Church Doors
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Day 5

Galway and the Cliffs of Moher
Today, visit the iconic image of Ireland’s UNESCO Cliffs of Moher. Running along 9 miles of coast and cliffs standing at 390 feet above the Atlantic Ocean, you are sure to be amazed by the natural beauty of this landscape. On a clear day, you may see such wildlife as grey seals, porpoises, puffins, and dolphins, as well as a great view of the Aran Islands. Feel free to hike along the cliffs and get in tune with your adventurous side! A stop in Galway City is planned for a look around the famed town and time for lunch.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Ashford Castle (Co. Mayo)

Cliffs of Moher Ireland travel traveling sea nature tourism ocean
The Cliffs of Moher
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Day 6

Touring Co. Clare
First, make your way to Caherconnell for a sheepdog demonstration! This historic art of herding is both impressive and fun to watch for all ages. Afterward, head to the coastal town of Doolin to visit the caves! Home to amazing stalactite (formations of calcium salt from a single drop of water formed over thousands of years), these caves contain the longest free-hanging examples in Europe, nature’s very own chandeliers! A stop at the Friary Ruins may also be included.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Adare Manor (Co. Limerick) or Dromoland Castle (Co. Clare)

Dog herding sheep
Sheepdog Demonstration
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Day 7

Irish Castles Private Touring
Today, visit two of Ireland’s many restored castles! Begin the day at Limerick’s King John Castle, built in roughly 1210 beside the Shannon River. It is still to this day one of the best-preserved Norman castles in all of Europe. Next, it’s on to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park! This “village” has been recreated to give visitors an idea of what life was really like in olden times. After a visit to the castle and park, head to the castle’s dining hall for a medieval banquet including actors in costume!

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Adare Manor (Co. Limerick) or Dromoland Castle (Co. Clare)

King John Castle
The Castle of King John (Co. Limerick)
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Day 8

Ring of Kerry Private Touring + Transfer to Kenmare
On this very famous scenic drive, enjoy a stop in Dingle, famous for its “mascot” Fungi the Irish dolphin! Fungi loves to interact with humans and welcome them to this beautiful part of the country. Continue along the Ring of Kerry, enjoying the breathtaking landscape and a plethora of available activities such as hiking, biking, surfing, boat excursions, etc.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Sheen Falls Lodge (Co. Kerry)

Amazing wave lashed Kerry Cliffs, widely accepted as the most spectacular cliffs in County Kerry, Ireland
Cliffs from the Ring of Kerry Scenic Route
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Day 9

Transfer to Dublin + Dublin Private Touring
Transfer to Ireland’s capital and explore the city life side to Irish culture. Tour Trinity College and the infamous “Book of Kells” at the library, enjoy the Guinness Storehouse Experience including a crisp pint at the end of the tour in a 360-degree panoramic rooftop bar and get in touch with Ireland’s civil war history at Kilmainham Geol (jail).

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Shelbourne Hotel

Old library
Trinity College Library (Home to the Book of Kells)
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Day 10

Dublin Private Touring
Enjoy your last day in Eire exploring the endless possibilities in Dublin.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodations: Shelbourne Hotel

Crowd on Grafton Street in Dublin during day of autumn
Grafton Street Shopping Area, Dublin
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Day 11

Transfer Dublin Airport + Fly Dublin/U.S.
Transfer to Dublin airport for your flight home. Ireland has a special relationship with the United States allowing travelers to pre-clear U.S Customs and Immigration in Dublin. Global Entry is also accepted. You will need to arrive at the airport at least three hours before your flight, but when you arrive home, you’ll simply collect your luggage and go!

Meals: Breakfast

Cows grazing in Ireland
Field of Cows in Ireland

Hotels

Lough Eske Castle is a very unique 5 star hotel located just outside Donegal Town in Co. Donegal. The castle was home to the O’Donnell Clan in the 14th century, leaving behind many secrets and giving guests a connection to the historic ties of this land. In 1861, the castle was rebuilt as we see it today. The property stands as a staple of history, luxury, and a true Irish experience for over 150 years. The 97 magnificent guest rooms and suites maintain a classic style with a modern touch of comfort and style. The hotel offers many activities and amenities to its guests such as fitness facilities, a full-service spa, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and even surfing nearby. We especially love the spa, located in a lovely Victorian Glass House, as well as the in-house Cedar’s Restaurant which uses fresh local ingredients including seafood from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. You are sure to have a memorable and meaningful stay here, and it is the perfect countryside retreat to begin your journey in Ireland!

Lough Eske Castle

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Lough Eske Castle is a very unique 5 star hotel located just outside Donegal Town in Co. Donegal. The castle was home to the O’Donnell Clan in the 14th century, leaving behind many secrets and giving guests a connection to the historic ties of this land. In 1861, the castle was rebuilt as we see it today. The property stands as a staple of history, luxury, and a true Irish experience for over 150 years. The 97 magnificent guest rooms and suites maintain a classic style with a modern touch of comfort and style. The hotel offers many activities and amenities to its guests such as fitness facilities, a full-service spa, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and even surfing nearby. We especially love the spa, located in a lovely Victorian Glass House, as well as the in-house Cedar’s Restaurant which uses fresh local ingredients including seafood from the nearby Atlantic Ocean. You are sure to have a memorable and meaningful stay here, and it is the perfect countryside retreat to begin your journey in Ireland!

A member of the Leading Hotels of the World and the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, the 5-star Ashford Castle is the icon of luxury accommodations in Ireland. It is not only one of the best hotels in Ireland, but it has been regarded as one of the best hotels in the world. The 83 rooms and suites are individually and custom-designed to combine and accentuate the original features with a modern touch of luxury and technology, including electronic shades, free WiFi, and outlets for both European and American plugs.  The 800-year old castle is the former home of the infamous Guinness family. Past guests range from royalty and classic authors to celebrities and government officials. Situated on a 350-acre estate, there is so much to explore and experience at Ashford Castle! Some of the onsite activities include a full spa, falconry, fishing, horseback riding, clay shooting, ziplining, and off-road driving. One of our favorite aspects of Ashford Castle are the two Irish Wolfhounds (Cronan and Garvin) who welcome you to join them on their morning walks through the beautiful property or snuggle with them in front of the cozy fire in the lobby area.

Ashford Castle

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A member of the Leading Hotels of the World and the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, the 5-star Ashford Castle is the icon of luxury accommodations in Ireland. It is not only one of the best hotels in Ireland, but it has been regarded as one of the best hotels in the world. The 83 rooms and suites are individually and custom-designed to combine and accentuate the original features with a modern touch of luxury and technology, including electronic shades, free WiFi, and outlets for both European and American plugs.  The 800-year old castle is the former home of the infamous Guinness family. Past guests range from royalty and classic authors to celebrities and government officials. Situated on a 350-acre estate, there is so much to explore and experience at Ashford Castle! Some of the onsite activities include a full spa, falconry, fishing, horseback riding, clay shooting, ziplining, and off-road driving. One of our favorite aspects of Ashford Castle are the two Irish Wolfhounds (Cronan and Garvin) who welcome you to join them on their morning walks through the beautiful property or snuggle with them in front of the cozy fire in the lobby area.

The 16th-century luxury Dromoland Castle was the ancestral home of the O’Briens of baronial Dromoland, whose lineage dates back 1000 years to Brian Boru, the greatest of High Kings in Irish history.  With only 99 rooms, the 450-acre estate has been a big draw of recent clients, which includes a lovely lake (with nice walking trails), expansive grounds, and even a hidden garden(!) Though all the rooms are done in original period aesthetics, they have been refurbished with modern amenities and marble baths. All the deluxe rooms overlook the estate’s lake and gardens. Your two restaurant options include the fine dining “Earl of Thomond” and the more casual “Fig Tree” restaurant. Amenities include a health and fitness spa (with 56’ indoor pool), an 18 – hole championship golf course, and many other outdoor activities. Past clients have taken part in the archery, fishing, and clay-pigeon shooting options as well.

Dromoland Castle

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The 16th-century luxury Dromoland Castle was the ancestral home of the O’Briens of baronial Dromoland, whose lineage dates back 1000 years to Brian Boru, the greatest of High Kings in Irish history.  With only 99 rooms, the 450-acre estate has been a big draw of recent clients, which includes a lovely lake (with nice walking trails), expansive grounds, and even a hidden garden(!) Though all the rooms are done in original period aesthetics, they have been refurbished with modern amenities and marble baths. All the deluxe rooms overlook the estate’s lake and gardens. Your two restaurant options include the fine dining “Earl of Thomond” and the more casual “Fig Tree” restaurant. Amenities include a health and fitness spa (with 56’ indoor pool), an 18 – hole championship golf course, and many other outdoor activities. Past clients have taken part in the archery, fishing, and clay-pigeon shooting options as well.

Adare Manor is located in Co. Limerick and stands on 840 acres of gorgeous parkland. With comfort and elegance as the highest concern, guest rooms are all individually designed and furnished. They are the perfect retreat, offering ease and repose after a day exploring the nearby attractions. The 18th-century castle was once the home of the second Earl of Dunraven. The 104 beautiful rooms are decorated with historically-inspired art and furnishings, large inviting beds, marble bathrooms, and gorgeous views of the manor’s landscape from all room windows. If you’re not off exploring on an excursion to nearby attractions, the manor offers many on-site activities such as golf on the championship course, gun dog experience, woodland walks, whiskey tastings, and more. In November 2018, the hotel re-opened after some restorations and construction and opened its brand new wing. Golf fanatics will be impressed to learn that Adare Manor will also be the host of the 2026 Ryder Cup Championship Tournament at their very own golf course!

Adare Manor

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Adare Manor is located in Co. Limerick and stands on 840 acres of gorgeous parkland. With comfort and elegance as the highest concern, guest rooms are all individually designed and furnished. They are the perfect retreat, offering ease and repose after a day exploring the nearby attractions. The 18th-century castle was once the home of the second Earl of Dunraven. The 104 beautiful rooms are decorated with historically-inspired art and furnishings, large inviting beds, marble bathrooms, and gorgeous views of the manor’s landscape from all room windows. If you’re not off exploring on an excursion to nearby attractions, the manor offers many on-site activities such as golf on the championship course, gun dog experience, woodland walks, whiskey tastings, and more. In November 2018, the hotel re-opened after some restorations and construction and opened its brand new wing. Golf fanatics will be impressed to learn that Adare Manor will also be the host of the 2026 Ryder Cup Championship Tournament at their very own golf course!

This 5 star Relais & Chateau property is a gorgeous travel base in the southwest of Ireland. Set on a 300-acre estate looking over Kenmare Bay, the location is prime to explore such nearby sites as the Ring of Kerry, Beara Penninsula, and Killarney Lakes. The 18th-century estate belonged to the Marquess of Landsowne and officially opened as a hotel in 1991. When you’re not out exploring, you can enjoy the extensive wine cellar, have afternoon tea, or treat yourself to a cocktail at the bar. The 77 rooms and suites are extremely spacious (starting at 38 square meters) and some contain open fireplaces for guests to enjoy. Views from the room may overlook Kenmare Bay or the Sheen Waterfalls. Rooms are decorated in warm, inviting colors to match the natural surrounding landscapes and marble bathrooms with everything you need for a pleasant stay. There is a formal fine dining restaurant on-site called La Cascade, as well as a less formal option at the Restaurant Lounge. One of our favorite activities at Sheen Falls is a daily wine tasting offered to guests with the lodge’s sommelier in the wine cellar, it is truly a wine lover “must”!

Sheen Falls Lodge

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This 5 star Relais & Chateau property is a gorgeous travel base in the southwest of Ireland. Set on a 300-acre estate looking over Kenmare Bay, the location is prime to explore such nearby sites as the Ring of Kerry, Beara Penninsula, and Killarney Lakes. The 18th-century estate belonged to the Marquess of Landsowne and officially opened as a hotel in 1991. When you’re not out exploring, you can enjoy the extensive wine cellar, have afternoon tea, or treat yourself to a cocktail at the bar. The 77 rooms and suites are extremely spacious (starting at 38 square meters) and some contain open fireplaces for guests to enjoy. Views from the room may overlook Kenmare Bay or the Sheen Waterfalls. Rooms are decorated in warm, inviting colors to match the natural surrounding landscapes and marble bathrooms with everything you need for a pleasant stay. There is a formal fine dining restaurant on-site called La Cascade, as well as a less formal option at the Restaurant Lounge. One of our favorite activities at Sheen Falls is a daily wine tasting offered to guests with the lodge’s sommelier in the wine cellar, it is truly a wine lover “must”!

One of Dublin’s well-known luxury hotels, the Shelbourne Hotel was built in 1824 and has been a staple of the city ever since. With a prime location just in front of St. Stephen’s Green, the hotel offers a high-end experience from the start. As you enter, you are surrounded by an abundance of fresh and beautifully arranged flowers, giving the main lobby area a wonderful floral aroma. After check-in, head to one of the 265 rooms/suites, all of which are individually decorated. As a standard, all rooms have Egyptian cotton bedding, elegant marble bathrooms, and modern technologies such as WiFi, LED flat-screen televisions, and US compatible outlets. This historic hotel takes pride in its grand heritage and has kept a classic look while keeping up with modern luxuries and comforts. Wellness is an important focus here, with guests having access to a spa, salon, and fitness center. If looking for a delicious meal, there is no need to exit the building! The Shelbourne offers 6 restaurants, lounges, and bars and is sure to satisfy your needs or cravings. A personal favorite is the No. 27 Lounge Bar, which is just to the left of the main entrance. The bar takes you back to a classic period while offering a delicious and impressive array of drink options. Many locals come here to socialize and convene, so you’ll feel just like a local in the mix!

Shelbourne Hotel

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One of Dublin’s well-known luxury hotels, the Shelbourne Hotel was built in 1824 and has been a staple of the city ever since. With a prime location just in front of St. Stephen’s Green, the hotel offers a high-end experience from the start. As you enter, you are surrounded by an abundance of fresh and beautifully arranged flowers, giving the main lobby area a wonderful floral aroma. After check-in, head to one of the 265 rooms/suites, all of which are individually decorated. As a standard, all rooms have Egyptian cotton bedding, elegant marble bathrooms, and modern technologies such as WiFi, LED flat-screen televisions, and US compatible outlets. This historic hotel takes pride in its grand heritage and has kept a classic look while keeping up with modern luxuries and comforts. Wellness is an important focus here, with guests having access to a spa, salon, and fitness center. If looking for a delicious meal, there is no need to exit the building! The Shelbourne offers 6 restaurants, lounges, and bars and is sure to satisfy your needs or cravings. A personal favorite is the No. 27 Lounge Bar, which is just to the left of the main entrance. The bar takes you back to a classic period while offering a delicious and impressive array of drink options. Many locals come here to socialize and convene, so you’ll feel just like a local in the mix!

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Overview

Ireland
Population
4.6 Million
Language
Irish, English
Currency
Euro
Temperature
Highs: Low 60’s
Lows: Low 50’s
Area
70,182 SQ KM
27,097 SQ MILES
Capital
Dublin

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