The Castles of Ireland

DELUXE | TAILOR-MADE: Embark on a vacation befitting royalty on this trip to the Emerald Isle, staying in some of its most impressive castles. Start in Dublin and journey east to west to stay at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, Ashford Castle, and Dromoland Castle, where you’ll enjoy pampering luxury and leisure time to explore the countryside and historical attractions.

This 9-day Irish vacation takes you to stunning castle hotels and Stays of Distinction across Ireland. It features deluxe accommodations in castle hotels, independent touring, and is a luxurious way to see the Irish countryside.

The journey begins in Dublin, the Irish capital, where you’ll stay at Clontarf Castle Hotel, a castle set away in a tranquil part of Dublin near the Irish Sea and several golf courses. Spend a day in the capital seeing the sights with the help of the Dublin Pass, which gives you free access and fast track entry to 25 different attractions across the city, including the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, and Dublin Zoo. After exploring the city at your own pace and taking advantage of the hop-on hop-off bus tour to get around town, you’ll head outside of the city and connect to Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, a stunning castle overlooking the quaint village of Clifden. Spend a day at leisure in the countryside, taking in attractions like the Benedictine monastery of Kylemore Abbey on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, or the lush greenery of Connemara National Park. You can also tee up at the Connemara Golf Links.

Connect onward to Ashford Castle, a 5-star castle hotel dating back to the 13th century. You’ll have another day of leisure where you can explore the castle grounds and area around Galway. Tee up for some more golf, visit the old fortification of Guinness Tower, or learn about a Hollywood classic at The Quiet Man Museum. Your final stop is Dromoland Castle, another castle hotel set on a beautiful estate conveniently located near County Clare and County Limerick. Visit the nearby Cliffs of Moher to watch waves break against the towering cliffs or see the remnants of Quin Abbey, a medieval Franciscan monastery.

At the end of your stay, you’ll connect to Shannon Airport to continue on to your next destination or head back home.

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9 days/8 nights
Starting at$5,625 CAD per person

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Day 1

Taxi Dublin Airport to Dublin City Hotel-Clontarf Castle Hotel

Celebrate, chill out, or relish in a little of both. The Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin, Ireland is a perfect blend of a boutique and luxury hotel, providing unique style and exceptional service in comfortable surroundings. This unique luxury hotel in Dublin is well thought out from the guests' point of view by providing a modern aesthetic built around an ancient form.

Located just 10 minutes from the heart of Dublin City Centre and 5 miles from Dublin Airport, the Clontarf Castle Hotel in Ireland is an oasis, tucked away in a tranquil setting, surrounded by fabulous golf courses and the sounds of lapping waters from the Irish Sea.

Meal-Buffet Breakfast         Duration-2 Nights

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Day 2

Dublin Pass

The Dublin Pass is a must have when visiting Dublin!The Dublin Pass is a sightseeing city card which allows visitors to experience everything Dublin has to offer whilst saving both time and money. Free entry to over 25 of Dublin's most popular attractions, sights and landmarks. Free Hop on Hop off Bus Tour to discover Dublin's top attractions and landmarks with a 24hr ticket. Discounts and exclusive offers at 20 extra venues, only available to Dublin Pass holders. Fast Track Entry at selected top Dublin attractions to skip the queues. Free guidebook to help plan your sightseeing adventure and guide your around the city. Airport transfer included for free with the pass.

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Day 3

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

The Abbeyglen Castle Hotel is located on the aptly named Sky Road overlooking the quaint alpine like village of Clifden, Connemara. The castle is nestled in the romantic setting of the Twelve Bens with beautiful views overlooking Clifden Bay. The Abbeyglen Castle Hotel is located close to Connemara's major attractions, including Kylemore Abbey, The Connemara National Park, the local museum and the first Trans-Atlantic wireless station and landing site. The renowned Connemara Golf Links is close by, overlooking the rugged Atlantic Coast. While Abbeyglen is completely in its own private grounds surrounded by trees and hills, it is still only a 6 minute walk from the castle to the bustling village of Clifden, where you can enjoy fantastic shopping, lively little pubs and meet friendly locals.

Buffet Breakfast- 2 nights

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Day 4

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.



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Day 5

Ashford Castle

The magnificent five star Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib. Dating back to 1228, the castle now enters a new chapter in its history, as part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. With 83 spectacular rooms, suites and a Lakeside Cottage, a wealth of activities and plenty of thoughtful touches, guests will enjoy acclaimed Irish hospitality on a grand scale.

Meal Plan- Full Breakfast          Duration- 2 Nights

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Day 6

VIP Siena, San Gimignano and Dinner in Chianti

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

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Day 7

Dromoland Castle Hotel

Welcome to the magnificent, five star Dromoland Castle! Under glittering antique chandeliers descend grand staircases and meander through elegant hallways and beautifully furnished rooms. Relax as the experienced and friendly staff takes special care of you. The Earl of Thomond's Restaurant offers a heavenly dining experience to remember forever, and cocktails in Dromoland's Library Bar are sublime, so go on treat yourself.
Appreciate the natural beauty as you stroll through the peaceful Dromoland Estate (with more than 400 acres to explore). Feed the ducks or take a boat out on the lake. Dromoland Castle is also within easy reach of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and all the delights that County Clare and County Limerick have to offer. Conveniently close to Shannon International Airport (gateway to the US and Europe), Dromoland Castle is the perfect place for your perfectly idyllic vacation

Meal Plan- Full Breakfast         Duration-2 Nights

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Day 8

Day at Leisure

Today is totally free and at leisure. You can take advantage of any optional activities available or simply relax.

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Day 9

Dromoland Castle to Shannon Airport

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PRICE INCLUDES:

Private airport transfers upon arrival and departure
2 nights in deluxe accommodations in Dublin
2 nights in deluxe accommodations near Clifden
2 nights in deluxe accommodations near Cong
2 nights in deluxe accommodations near Shannon
1 day Dublin Pass
Private train station transfers in Dublin and Galway
Private transfers between Clifden, Cong and Shannon
Breakfast daily (excluding day 1)
PRICE EXLUDES:

Travel insurance
International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
Train fare Dublin to Galway
Meals and beverages not mentioned
Gratuities
Items of a personal nature
Visa fees if applicable
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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