A lone castle stands powerfully still, constructed with black stone that stands against the surrounding green field. A waterfall tumbles through the trees and feeds into a small pool hidden in forest. Bask in luxury at a bed and breakfast situated on the banks of an elegant bay with views of the serene water. Your custom Ireland tour for seniors takes you through the pure landscape and embraces legendary heritage. Traditional music lifts into the wind mixing with powerful waves and dramatic abbeys....
Dublin – Luxurious Arrival
Touch down in Dublin, the capital city of Ireland and your custom tailored tour designed with seniors in mind begins. The city is a mixture of 1,000 years of history and contemporary luxury traversing the River Liffey. Your transfer meets you at the airport ready to take you through the countryside to Lough Key. The cityscape quickly passes you by and opens up into the treasured emerald landscape, filled with fertile valleys and lush trees. Passing into County Roscommon you find ring forts and mounds shrouded in mystery, centered around 5,000 megalithic tombs.
The countryside rolls across the horizon, decorated with pristine lakes and the fast-paced current of Rivers Shannon and Suck. Roscommon Town is energetic with local shops situated near the ruins of the 13th century Norman castle. You can spot the stronghold’s frame, a structure cast in solitude in a field north of town, surrounded by manicured lawns and a town park. You continue onward to Lough Key Forest Park, situated near the picturesque ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian abbey. The park was formed in the 17th century by the King family, who owned the park until the 1950s. The lake ripples beneath the treetops.
A canopy tour around 1,000 feet long stretches through the trees almost 30 feet above the woodland floor. The cool breeze rustles the leaves. Locals cast lines off of rowboats and linger at the center of the water. In the evening, you are escorted to Lough Key House, a five-star bed and breakfast situated in a 200-year-old Georgian Period house. The period style furniture adds an extra layer of charisma to the surrounding landscape and sweet nature of your accommodation.
Dublin – Below and Above the Earth
Lough Gill – Around the Waters
Sligo – Finding Sligo
Sligo – Seaside and Horseshoes
Ballaghaderreen Town – Touching Ruins
Ballaghaderreen Town – Touching the Shrine
Dublin – Along the Canals
Dublin – A Luxurious Farewell
- Visit medieval castles situated overlooking fields and valleys practically hidden in plain sight
- Indulge in unparalleled mountainous panoramas filled with celebrated emerald greenery
- Revel in a charming five-star luxury countryside Bed and Breakfast for which Ireland is renowned
- Enjoy a pleasant cruise around Lough Gill to encircle the small Isle of Innisfree, made famous by W.B. Yeats
- Stroll through the woodlands on easy forest hikes to see the indelible wilderness, from flora and fauna to treasured waterfalls
- Traverse the exceptional looping road known as “The Horseshoe,” to witness the unfettered landscape near the town of Mullaghmore
- Witness unique Catholic heritage at the stone monuments known as the Four Altars
- Discover one of the most popular Marian Shrines in Europe, home to an immaculate snow-white marble memorial
Be ready to be swept away by the endless enchantment of the Irish countryside. Your 9-day custom Ireland tour for seniors takes you through the luxurious landscape of lakes and mountains, valleys and bays where the sometimes the elegance the silent panorama is ineffable. Venture along celebrated scenic roads and into the depths of a historic mineshaft. When adventure mixes with comfort and countryside charisma emanates from nearby villages, the enduring heritage of Ireland will delight you. When you arrive in Dublin your guide meets you at the airport ready to sweep you up into the rural pleasures.
Your make your way through Dublin and visit Boyle, inside County Roscommon. The 12th-century abbey has been reconstructed and surely cannot be missed. At Lough Key Forest Park you will have the wonder of the surrounding natural landscape indulge in, relaxing lakeside or winding through the many trails. Settle into an extraordinary five-star bed and breakfast emblematic of Irish enchantment. Wake up to the pleasant aroma of a fresh breakfast before setting out to Kilronan Castle on the shores of Lough Meelagh. You can wander through the renovated grounds that now contain a lavish hotel.
Upwards on Arigna Mountain a historic burial grounds dates back to the great famine. Your custom tour for seniors takes you into the old mine shafts dating back four centuries. Down the road, you can see an elegant display of birds of prey swooping through the air. A midmorning departure allows you to embrace the early hours outside of your bed and breakfast. You transfer to Lough Gill and encircle the small islands dotting the lake. Holy Well is a place for locals to find quiet in the serene landscape. Visit W.B. Yeats’s gravesite before passing through Sligo Town and spending time at the rejuvenating waters of Glencar Waterfall.
After dinner you will retire to a graceful bed and breakfast with exceptional comforts. Visit the W.B. Yeats Center and the stunning 13th century Sligo Abbey. Following your morning tour of the town’s history you can experience the modern art scene and explore the remarkable view of the surrounding countryside at Dooney Rock. North of Sligo is the enchanting village of Mullaghmore and the dramatic landscape around Classiebawn Castle. Your guide takes you along the fabulously scenic Horseshoe route with a grand view of the seaside and the unique shape of Benbulben Mountain.
The wonders of Moygara Castle are yours to experience, followed by the unique Catholic churches known as the Four Altars. At the Michael Coleman Center, you can interact with history, using touch screens and listening posts to absorb the vast heritage around Gurteen. Venture to Knock County Mayo to see the Marian Shrine before touring the local wool mill. Return to Dublin and settle into a remarkable luxury hotel located near the airport. Your guide escorts you into the city for a day touring the magnificent streets and over 1,000 years of history. The following day you will make your way to the airport for your flight home from this tour of Ireland designed for seniors.
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$4,675 per person (excluding international flights)
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