Escorted Castle Tour of Ireland
Our Escorted Castle Tours give you a new way to see Ireland. Not only is every night spent in an authentic Irish Castle you will have plenty of time to enjoy the experience. As well as leisurely mornings on most evenings you will also enjoy dinner in the Castle’s dining room. If you would prefer to stay at 5* Castles you may like to check out our Deluxe Castle Tour. Or perhaps you would like a fully customized and independent Ireland Castle Vacation. These are available as either a Self Drive Tour or Chauffeur Driven Vacation with your own private driver/guide.
Arrive at Dublin Airport early in the morning after your transatlantic flight to Ireland. You will be met by your Shamrock Vacations representative and transferred to Fitzpatrick Castle by luxury coach. The rest of the day is free to rest up after your flight or explore Dublin independently. In the evening you will enjoy dinner in the Castle Restaurant.
After breakfast you will depart Dublin and travel to Co. Cork stopping en route to visit the Rock of Cashel. Once in Cork you will enjoy a tour of Blarney Castle before continuing on to Tralee and your next Castle stay at Ballyseede Castle. This evening you will dine in the Stone Room Restaurant at Ballyseede Castle.
Today you will tour the Ring of Kerry, traveling around the coast and on through Molls Gap into Killarney. You will have some free time to explore Killarney before enjoying the Irish Night at Molly Darcy’s pub. Afterwards you will travel back to Ballyseede Castle on your luxury coach.
Enjoy another leisurely start to the day before departing Ballyseede Castle. Enjoy a stroll around the pretty village of Adare before continuing on to Bunratty to visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park where you can learn about life in Ireland in the early 1900s. From here it’s on to Kinnitty Castle Hotel where you will have time to relax or explore the Castle grounds before enjoying dinner in the Castle Restaurant.
This morning visit the ancient monastic site at Clonmacnoise before enjoying a lunch stop in Galway. Take some time to explore the “City of the Tribes” with it’s brightly colored shops and carnival atmosphere. Continue on to the heart of Ireland for your dinner and overnight stay at Kilronan Castle.
After a leisurely morning enjoying the amenities at Kilronan Castle, travel into the heart of Connemara to visit the spectacular Kylemore Abbey. Afterwards tour the Skye Road before settling into Abbeyglen Castle for a 2 night stay. After dinner you may like to stroll into the town of Clifden to visit some of the local pubs.
This morning catch the ferry from Rossaveel to Inishmore. Here you have the day free to spend as you choose. You can explore the island on foot or rent bicycles, there are also bus tours available or opt for a pony and trap. In the evening take the ferry back to the mainland where your driver/guide will be waiting to bring you back to Abbeyglen Castle for dinner.
Travel back to Dublin where you will enjoy a visit to the Jeanie Johnston Emigrant Ship. The rest of the day is free to explore Dublin at your leisure. You will gather again at Ireland’s oldest pub for a farewell evening of Food, Folklore and Fairy tales at the Brazen Head before retiring to Clontarf Castle for your final night in Ireland.
Bid a fond farewell to your guide as you are brought to Dublin Airport for your flight home.
Customize This Tour
Like all our tours we will be happy to customize this tour to suit your specific needs. Some of the options we suggest are as follows;
Extend your Tour with some extra time in Dublin. We can offer a range of luxury accommodations in Dublin City Center. Dublin is an great city to explore independently with lots of tours available and most attractions within easy walking distance of the central hotels.
Belfast is another city which you can easily explore on an independent basis. With good rail connections between Dublin and Belfast it’s easy to get to and we are pleased to offer accommodations in Belfast conveniently situated close to the train station. From Belfast you can take scheduled tours of the Giants Causeway or if you prefer opt to travel with your own private driver/guide.
Why not extend your stay in Ireland with a chauffeur driven or self-drive tour completely customized to your specific needs? We will be happy to assist you with any itinerary you require.
Our Escorted Castle tours Include 8 nights in Superior Castle Hotels, breakfast each morning, 8 dinners, 2 shows (Molly Darcy’s Irish Night and Food, Folklore and Fairies at the Brazen Head Pub), sightseeing by luxury coach, visits and admissions to Rock of Cashel, Blarney Woolen Mills, Blarney Castle, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Clonmacnoise, Kylemore Abbey and the Jeanie Johnston. Add ons are customized to suit your individual needs and additional items can be added to suit your chosen itinerary. Upgrades also available. Departures monthly from April to October.
More Escorted Tours
We also offer a wide range of tours through our partners, CIE Tours. If you would like the local knowledge and personal service we offer in conjunction with a larger tour operated by one of the longest running tour operators in Ireland please contact us for further information. We will match any prices offered on the CIE tours website and will be happy to customize your chosen tour with any of the above add ons.