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A complete circle of Ireland including fairy tale castle and manor house stays. Visit the ancient city of Dublin, the wild Cliffs of Moher and the island's 'emerald' countryside. See the wilderness of Connemara and stay in Galway's Ballynahinch Castle, built in the 1580s by Donal O'Flaherty, the first husband of Ireland's fearsome pirate queen, Grace O'Malley.

Castles and Manors Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive Dublin – Afternoon Sightseeing

Welcome to Dublin the lively Irish capital. This afternoon meet your Local Specialist for a guided t...

Welcome to Dublin the lively Irish capital. This afternoon meet your Local Specialist for a guided tour. View St. Patrick's Cathedral, colourful Georgian Squares and the vibrant, modern city. Then raise a glass of the "black stuff" and drink in sweeping Dublin views at the Gravity Bar atop the Guinness Storehouse as you gain a Cultural Insight into this famous Irish product. Later savour free time and a Welcome Reception including dinner with Irish beer or wine.Welcome Reception

Hotel Name: Radisson Blu St. Helens City: Dublin



DAY 2: Dublin – Kildare – Cashel – Killarney (2 Nights)

Head across the rolling countryside to Kildare. Stop for a visit to the Irish National Stud for a Cu...

Head across the rolling countryside to Kildare. Stop for a visit to the Irish National Stud for a Cultural Insight into the fascinating world of Ireland's thoroughbred industry. See the foaling unit, museum and of course the powerful and regal stallions. Visit the spectacular Rock of Cashel with a Local Specialist, where you view its majestic ecclesiastical ruins. Continue to Killarney, the town on the lakes where your evening is free.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: The Malton Authentic Accommodation City: Killarney



DAY 3: Ring of Kerry Excursion

This morning enjoy free time in Killarney or you might wish to join a Local Specialist for a leisure...

This morning enjoy free time in Killarney or you might wish to join a Local Specialist for a leisurely guided walk at Torc Waterfall. Later enjoy spectacular scenery, driving around the Ring of Kerry. Take in views of coast and sea, hills and green fields as you travel through this unspoiled land that has inspired artists and poets for centuries.Full Breakfast

Hotel Name: City: Killarney



DAY 4: Killarney – Cliffs of Moher – Galway – Connemara (2 Nights)

Head north and stop to visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, rising up to 700 feet above the Atlantic....

Head north and stop to visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, rising up to 700 feet above the Atlantic. Afterwards continue to County Galway and visit the Connemara Marble artisan workshop for a Cultural Insight where you will learn all about the famous green jade-like marble. Later continue through beautiful scenery to the magnificent Ballynahinch Castle for a relaxing two-night stay.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: Ballynahinch Castle Authentic Accommodation City: Recess


DAY 5: Connemara Excursion

Drive through the scenic landscapes of Connemara, taking in views of rugged mountains, shimmering la...

Drive through the scenic landscapes of Connemara, taking in views of rugged mountains, shimmering lakes and endless shades of green. Make a stop in the picturesque town of Clifden, set between the Twelve Bens Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Then on to visit Kylemore Abbey, a magnificent castellated structure built as a family home and now inhabited by a group of Benedictine nuns. The extensive walled Victorian garden is a delight to the senses. Later return to your castle hotel for dinner.Full Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel Name: City: Kylemore


DAY 6: Connemara – Sligo – Roscommon

Venture north to Sligo. Here, amid the hills and loughs that inspired the lyrical lines penned by th...

Venture north to Sligo. Here, amid the hills and loughs that inspired the lyrical lines penned by the poet William Butler Yeats, you will be welcomed to a private home for a bit of food, fun, and poetry. Damien and Paula Brennan live in, a modern abode with rustic touches overlooking beautiful Lough Gill. Inside, you will find walls adorned with contemporary Irish paintings and a table set for a Be My Guest feast prepared by Paula, a noted chef. Damien is an expert on W.B. Yeats. Delicious food, fine company, and the poetry of Yeats come together for a heart-warming meal. Then travel to Roscommon and Kilronan Castle Hotel the ancestral home of the Tenison family and the legendary Colonel King Tenison. It is one of a few Irish castle estates that can trace its history back to royal families.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining

Hotel Name: Kilronan Castle Authentic Accommodation City: Sligo


DAY 7: Roscommon – Strokestown – Dublin

This morning consider taking a luxurious relaxing cruise on the River Shannon. Stop for a visit to m...

This morning consider taking a luxurious relaxing cruise on the River Shannon. Stop for a visit to magnificent Strokestown Park House, an 18th century mansion with original furnishings. In the old stables is the Irish Famine Museum, one of the world's best private archives dedicated to the potato famine of the 1840s where you gain a Cultural Insight into the plight of the Irish people. Return to Dublin and relish a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Hotel Name: Fitzpatrick Castle Authentic Accommodation City: Dublin


DAY 8: Depart Dublin

You will be transferred to the airport, where your Emerald Isle adventure concludes. Transfers are a...

You will be transferred to the airport, where your Emerald Isle adventure concludes. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Full Breakfast





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