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“LORD IT OVER YOUR PEERS IN THESE SUMPTUOUS ACCOMMODATIONS”
7 NIGHT PRE BOOKED TOUR

 

DAY 1 – DUBLIN ARRIVAL
Welcome to Dublin Airport, where after picking up
your car your will travel into Dublin and check into your
hotel. The remainder of the day can be spent exploring
this vibrant and historic capital city with its many historic
buildings, Georgian streets and colourful gardens.
Your first night is spent in Clontarf Castle, which can be
dated back to 1172.
Overnight: Dublin area

DAY 2 – DUBLIN CITY
Today why not spend the day exploring some of
Dublin’s fine Museums and Galleries? Trace the
city’s history from early Viking origins, through to the
medieval magnificence of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Visit
Dublinia at Christchurch, which brings the turbulent
History of medieval Dublin vividly to life. You should
also stop by the 16th Century Trinity College, founded
by Elizabeth 1, and now home to the famous illuminated
manuscript, the Book of Kells. Don’t forget about the
Guinness Storehouse for a tasting of this world famous
‘black stuff” before you return to Clontarf Castle for the
night. Overnight: Dublin area

DAY 3 – GALWAY & CLIFDEN
Leave Dublin this morning and travel across the rich
midland pastures. Why not visit Belvedere House,
Gardens and Park? The magnificent early 18th century
stately home of Robert Rochfort, Earl of Belvedere,
stands in 160 acres of parkland on the shores of Lough
Ennell. Belvedere is one of the finest of Ireland’s
historic houses, and together with gardens and park
has been exquisitely restored. Before you cross the
River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river, you can visit
Clonmacnoise a 6th century Christian site.
Arrive into Galway, which has long traded with Spain
and the Spanish influences in the city are many. Of
note is Spanish Arch, a gateway in the old city walls
and the Spanish Parade, where wealthy merchants and
their families enjoyed a stroll along the promenade.
Continue out into the wild and rugged Connemara
region, famous for the savage beauty of its lake and
mountain scenery and on to Clifden where you shall be
staying in the wonderful Abbeyglen Castle which has a
panoramic view of Clifden and the bay with a backdrop
of the Twelve Bens. Overnight: Galway area

DAY 4 – CONNEMARA
Today travel through the wild and rugged Connemara
region, famous for the savage beauty of its lake and
mountain scenery. Visit Connemara National Park,
where Connemara ponies and Irish red deer roam freely
through 5,000 acres of scenic mountains, bogs and
grassland. You can also visit the magnificent Kylemore
Abbey - a beautiful mansion in a lakeside setting against
a mountainous backdrop. Irish Benedictine nuns, with a
tradition of over 300 years run this unique Abbey set in
the midst of Connemara, overlooking Pollacappul Lake.
On your return, you can take a scenic drive through
Leenane where you have an option to board the Sea
Cruise through Killary Fjord which will reveal some of
the many hidden Coastal and Mountain Scenery of
Connemara. Another night will be spent in Abbeyglen
Castle. Overnight: Galway area

DAY 5 – CONNEMARA & CLARE
Leave Clifden this morning, and travel south through
Galway and into Clare, known as the “land of castles”.
Why not visit Rathbaun Farm and see the animals being
tended, or enjoy a traditional tea and scones break?
Travel on through the strange lunar landscape of the
Burren region or visit the Cliffs of Moher a spectacular
5-mile long cliff, which rises almost 200m above sea
level. Stop in the heritage town of Kilrush, before
boarding a ferry to Tarbert (ferry not included) in north
County Kerry. Arriving in Tarbert and continue through
Listowel and on to Tralee to Ballyseede Castle for
overnight. Overnight: Kerry area

DAY 6 – THE DINGLE PENINSULA
This morning breath-taking landscapes will unfold
in front of your eyes as you drive around the Dingle
Peninsula before arriving in Dunquin, on the
westernmost tip of the peninsula, where you can visit
the Blasket Islands Heritage Centre. This living history
museum explores the dimensions of island-living, from
the land, the sea, and the language, to the weather
and the seasons, as well as the distinctive character
of the Blasket Islanders. Weather permitting you can
embark on a 2 to 3 hour boat trip around the nine
main Basket Islands. The islands are remote, unspoilt,
unpolluted and spectacularly beautiful and are home
to an incredible number of breeding seabirds, with
the surrounding seas home to dolphins, porpoises,
Atlantic seals and even the occasional whale or orca.
Return to Ballyseede Castle for the night.
Overnight: Kerry area

DAY 7 – LIMERICK TO DUBLIN
This morning spend an hour or two in the medieval city
of Limerick, either exploring its history and architecture
or purchasing some of the splendid crafts on offer. Why
not visit the Hunt Museum, an exhibit of one of Ireland’s
greatest private collections of art and antiquities. Leave
Limerick and travel eastwards towards Straffan in Co.
Kildare. En route a small detour will bring you to the
imposing Rock of Cashel which rises dramatically from
the flat countryside. This site has the best set of varied
monuments in any Irish site. The rock is crowned by
a group of buildings, both ecclesiastical and royal,
including a round tower, a 13th century Romanesque
chapel and the beautifully restored Hall of the Vicar
Choral. Continue through rich pastures of Ireland’s
midlands before arriving in Kildare for your overnight
in Barberstown Castle, a 13th century castle, located in
the heart of the horse-breeding county of Kildare.
Overnight: Kildare area

DAY 8 – DUBLIN DEPARTURE
Travel to Dublin Airport for return flight home.
Overnight: Kerry (Bed & Full Breakfast)

SUGGESTED VISITS:
Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublinia,
Guinness Storehouse, Belvedere House Park &
Garden, Clonmacnoise, Kylemore Abbey, Killary
Fjord Cruise, Rathbaun Farm, Blasket Island Heritage
Centre, Hunt Museum, Rock of Cashel

PRICE INCLUDES:
• 7 nights sharing a double/twin room at specified
properties (pre-booked accommodation)
• Room with private facilities
• 7 full Irish breakfasts
• Service charges & taxes at existing rates
• Heritage Island Touring Guide and Explorer Coupon
Example Hotels (or similar):
• Dublin: Fitzpatricks Castle Hotel, 4*
• Galway: Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, 4*
• Kerry: Ballyseede Castle Hotel, 4*
• Kildare: Barberstown Castle, 4*
* Please note that the above hotels are suggestions and will
be booked according to the availability. Should one of the
property not be available, we will confirm a suitable alternative
in a castle and/or Manor style.

Notes:
Please note the below child policy applies for all
accommodation
Under 2 years old: The accommodation is free of charge
From 2 to 11: The child rate applies when sharing with 2 full
paying adults to a maximum of 2 children in the room. A child
sharing with a single adult is charged the normal rate.
From 12 years old: Full adult charge applies
Please advise all clients that they should check in to their
hotel/bed & breakfast accommodation no later than 6pm. If
clients are going to be later than 6pm, they should call their
accommodation and advise of their estimated check in time.
Failure to do so may result in their reservation being cancelled
and rooms released

PRICES

LOW SEASON MID SEASON HIGH SEASON
01 JAN- 30 APR

01 OCT – 14 DEC

01 MAY – 10 JULY

21 AUG – 30 SEP

11 JUL – 20 AUG
DOUBLE $1369 $1689 $1799
SINGLE $2099 $2399 $2599
TRIPLE $1299 $1599 $1649
CHILD* based on 1 child 3-12 years sharing with 2 adults $439 $479 $TBA