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 Ireland
(8 days)
Dublin, Ashford Castle, 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

Essence of Scotland, Ireland & England
(13 Days)
Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), Dublin, Adare, London

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

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

Exclusive Ireland

(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Dublin, Ashford Castle, Ballyfin

This private Ireland tour includes fascinating culture and history in Dublin, the beautiful landscapes of the west coast, and two of the most exclusive resorts in the country: Ashford Castle and Ballyfin.

During touring with your private guide, see the historic highlights of Dublin, the capital of Ireland and the perfect starting point for an overview of the country's long history. 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.

Next, transfer to renowned Ashford Castle, a grand lakefront castle hotel. One day, 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. Another 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. There will also be time to enjoy the facilities and activities at the hotel and on its estate, including spa treatments, falconry, boat rides, fishing, horseback riding, tennis, archery, kayaking and fine dining.

Continue to Ballyfin, one of Europe's most spectacular country hotels. Enjoy a private excursion in the Slieve Bloom Mountains (with the option for hiking), or a private excursion to the charming town of Kilkenny. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange additional activities like a private visit to Birr Castle, renowned for its beautiful interiors and grounds. There will also be ample leisure time to enjoy Ballyfin and activities at the hotel.

This tour can be personalized to include additional experiences such as family activities, genealogical research, hiking, golf, visits to whiskey distilleries, garden tours, decorative arts tours, religious heritage tours, and culinary and crafts lessons, and more.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Dublin
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 2

Dublin
Full-day private city tour

Day 3

Dublin – Ashford Castle
Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon private hawk walk experience

Day 4

Ashford Castle & Cliffs of Moher
Full-day private excursion, including Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and stop in Galway

Day 5

Ashford Castle & Connemara
Private scenic tour including sheep dog demonstration and Kylemore Abbey & Gardens. Afternoon at leisure for activities at the hotel

Day 6

Ashford Castle – Ballyfin
Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Balance of day at leisure to enjoy resort

Day 7

Ballyfin
Private half-day excursion, including option for hiking in Slieve Bloom Mountains. Afternoon at leisure

Day 8

Ballyfin – Depart Dublin
Private airport transfer


Hotels
Dublin:

The Merrion Hotel

Co. Mayo: Ashford Castle
Co. Laois: Ballyfin

Cost
$10,770 Per person (based on double occupancy)

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 Ireland
(8 days)
Dublin, Ashford Castle, 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

Essence of Scotland, Ireland & England
(13 Days)
Edinburgh, Perthshire (Gleneagles), Dublin, Adare, London

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

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

Testimonials

The Ireland trip was another phenomenal experience with Artisans of Leisure. Our guide was exceptional. Your choice of hotels was impeccable.
~ A.D., Hollis, NH

We had a wonderful time in Ireland and Scotland…everything was done first class. You make things so easy and we can count on a wonderful trip, well planned and expertly executed.
~ S.F., Seneca, SC

Ireland was a magical adventure. I enjoyed the combination of the hotels. Our guide was excellent. I appreciate all the efforts you put in to make a busy, interesting itinerary.
~ G.S., Townsend, MA

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