Private luxury tours in Ireland

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Luxury Ireland Tours

Introduction to Ireland
(6 days)
Dublin, Ashford Castle

Discover Ireland
(7 days)
Dublin, Killarney, Ashford Castle

Classic Ireland
(8 days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Best of Ireland
(11 days)
Dublin, Ballyfin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Family Tour of Ireland
(9 days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Essence of Ireland
(10 days)
Dublin, Kenmare, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Highlights of Ireland & Northern Ireland
(11 days)
Belfast, Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Exclusive Dublin & Ballyfin
(6 days)
Dublin, Ballyfin

Luxury Golf Tour of Ireland
(9 days)
Dublin, Kildare, Kenmare, Adare, Doonbeg

Culture, Crafts & Cuisine of Ireland
(13 days)
Dublin, Ballyfin, Ballymaloe, Killarney, Adare, Ashford Castle

Journey Through Ireland
(15 days)
Belfast, Dublin, Ballyfin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Ballymaloe, Cork, Kenmare, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Multi-country Tours

Dublin, Edinburgh, London
(10 days)
Dublin, Edinburgh, London

Highlights of Ireland & England
(13 days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle, London

Exclusive Ireland, Scotland & England
(18 days)
Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle, Edinburgh, Gleneagles, London

Best of Ireland & Scotland
(13 Days)
Dublin, Killarney, Ashford Castle, Edinburgh, Gleneagles

Highlights of Ireland & Northern Ireland

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Belfast, Dublin, Killarney, Adare or Co. Clare, Ashford Castle

Experience the best of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland—including spectacular scenery, fascinating cultural sites and luxury hotels—on this private tour.

Begin in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. One day, take a private excursion to the Giant’s Causeway, a formation of basalt columns along the coast that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also learn about the complex history of Northern Ireland from your expert insider guide, and see the highlights of Belfast, such as the Titanic Quarter (where the R.M.S. Titanic was built), the Titanic Belfast museum, local markets and West Belfast to see the Peace Line and murals related to The Troubles. You might also like to have lunch in the Crown Liquor Saloon, a historic, Victorian-era pub.

Continue with your private driver to Dublin. Time permitting, enjoy touring en route of Newgrange, the Boyne Valley and Bru na Boinne, a fascinating UNESCO-listed ensemble of neolithic sites and megalithic art. With your private guide, see the historic highlights of Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland and the perfect introduction to the country’s long and storied history. During private touring, marvel at the iconic Book of Kells (Artisans of Leisure will arrange fast-track access), and the Long Room in the Old Library at Trinity College, and tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral, one of the most important churches in Ireland. Walk in the footsteps of Irish literary giants such as James Joyce and Oscar Wilde in Georgian Dublin, a neighborhood of well-preserved architecture set around leafy St. Stephen’s Green. Also enjoy a privately guided tour of the Guinness Storehouse and free time to browse specialty shops, markets and the Creative District. Other options that can be incorporated into Dublin touring include specialty museums, contemporary art galleries, Kilmainham Gaol, distillery tours and the Chester Beatty Library. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange private pub crawls, afternoon tea and reservations at Dublin’s best restaurants for contemporary Irish cuisine.

Continue to Killarney, and stay just outside town in a luxury hotel overlooking the water. En route, opt to visit the stables and gardens at the Irish National Stud or stop at the Rock of Cashel, a medieval religious complex. During private touring, see the highlights of the renowned Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park, including stunning vistas, a waterfall and ancient stone houses. Also visit Muckross House and Gardens, the town of Killarney, and Kenmare, a colorful village with Irish crafts shops, traditional pubs and prehistoric ruins.

Enjoy a private day tour of the spectacular Dingle Peninsula, taking in awe-inspiring views of the coastline and mountains. Explore ancient ring forts and other prehistoric sites, wander through quaint seaside towns, and perhaps have a traditional fish-and-chips lunch in the town of Dingle. Spend the night at a beautiful manor hotel near Adare, a postcard-perfect village of thatched-roof houses and shops, or on the coast in Doonbeg.

Next, see the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, which rise hundreds of feet above the sea. Also explore the fascinating Burren, a rocky landscape covered in wildflowers and punctuated by ancient archaeological sites such as Poulnabrone Dolmen, a neolithic tomb. If desired, enjoy hiking or a visit to a local artisanal perfumery. Time permitting, also stop in Galway.

Continue to renowned Ashford Castle, a grand lakefront castle hotel. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Connemara National Park to see quintessential Irish landscapes, watch a sheepdog demonstration, and visit Kylemore Abbey to see its beautiful Victorian walled garden. One afternoon, enjoy a “hawk walk” falconry experience at Ashford Castle. There will also be time to enjoy the facilities and activities at the hotel and on its estate, including spa treatments, golf, boat rides, fishing, horseback riding, tennis, archery, kayaking and fine dining.

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional experiences in Ireland, including family activities, genealogical research, hiking, golf, visits to whiskey distilleries, garden tours, decorative arts tours, religious heritage tours, and culinary and crafts lessons.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Belfast
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour

Day 2

Belfast & Giant's Causeway

Full-day private excursion to Giant’s Causeway, distilleries and local highlights

Day 3

Belfast – Dublin
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with touring en route

Day 4

Dublin
Full-day private tour

Day 5

Dublin – Killarney
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights with touring en route

Day 6

Killarney, Ring of Kerry & Kenmare

Full-day private tour of highlights of the Ring of Kerry and Kenmare

Day 7

Killarney – Adare or Co. Clare
Private transfer to hotel for 1 night with touring of the Dingle Peninsula en route

Day 8

Adare or Co. Clare – Ashford Castle

Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights with touring of the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway en route

Day 9

Ashford Castle & Connemara

Private scenic tour including sheep dog demonstration and Kylemore Abbey

Day 10

Ashford Castle

Morning at leisure to enjoy activities at the hotel. Afternoon hawk walk experience

Day 11

Depart Ashford Castle

Private airport transfer

Hotels
Belfast: Culloden Estate and Spa or The Merchant Hotel
Dublin:

The Merrion

Killarney: The Europe
Adare or Co. Clare: Adare Manor or The Lodge at Doonbeg
Co. Mayo: Ashford Castle

Cost
$14,970 Per person (double occupancy)