Indulge in Irish luxury with a custom-tailored tour that welcomes you to the emerald glow of the countryside and the history of enchanting villages with a private chauffeur. Puffins circle the sky along the rugged edges of the Cliffs of Moher. Castles decorate the landscape with Victorian charm and medieval grandeur. Waterford Crystal glints in the sunlight. Lavish monasteries represent early Christianity. Relax on luxurious estates and bask in the pristine scenery for an Ireland tour steeped...
Waterford – Arrive in Shannon to Explore Cahir and Waterford Castles
River Shannon trickles past the lush greenery of County Clare. The air carries the aroma of fresh grass as vintage homes shimmer with decorative ivy draping over their facades. The stone walls glint around open windows, and serene winding lanes stretch along the riverbanks. Your flight lands at Shannon International Airport, where your private chauffeur greets you upon arrival. You travel west, passing the city of Limerick, to reach the County Tipperary. The Irish countryside glows like an emerald, giving credence to Ireland’s nickname, the Emerald Isle.
A fortress stands atop the Rock of Cashel, which is also known as St. Patrick’s Rock. The rugged summit emerges out of the surrounding hills. The oldest elements of the castle date back to the 12th century with the round tower reaching 90 feet tall. The plateau offers a stunning view of the Irish landscape, spreading across patches of grass, sporadic villages, and the mountains rolling along the horizon. The Hall of the Vicars Choral was erected in the 15th century and filled with locals eager to assist in chanting during cathedral services.
The restored hall contains a small museum flush with artifacts excavated from the grounds around the Rock of Cashel. The chapel retains a unique Irish Romanesque design with sophisticated archways, two square towers, and a nave constructed without aisles. You listen intently to the story of how St. Patrick ousted Satan from a cave, which formed the rock rising out of the plain. The castle held the seat for successive kings of Munster until the Norman invasion in the 12th century. You continue to Waterford, where you can indulge in the comforts and luxury of a hotel situated inside a refurbished castle.
Cork – Experience Historic Waterford before Transferring to Cork
Cork – Explore Cozy Cork City and Visit Blarney Castle for the Blarney Stone
Kenmare – Discover Marvelous Landscapes and Culture at the Ring of Kerry
Kenmare – Find Stunning Coastline and Folklore on the Dingle Peninsula
Clare – Indulge in the Rural Life of Adare and the History of Limerick City
Clare – Relish a Cruise along the Cliffs of Moher and Doolin Cave
Shannon – Depart for Home
- Enjoy the beauty, charm, history, and culture of Ireland with the luxury of a private chauffeur who guides you to must-see destinations and accommodations
- Witness a fascinating glassblowing demonstration at the Waterford Crystal factory
- Visit the preserved castle grounds of Blarney Castle before leaping at the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone
- Discover ancient tombs while exploring the Burren, a remarkable mix of captivating landscapes and historic settlements in County Clare
- Stand at the top of the famous Cliffs of Moher for unrivaled views of the Atlantic Ocean, Irish coastline, and flying puffins
- Traverse the Ring of Kerry for a view of the Gap of Dunloe and Torc Waterfall located inside Killarney National Park
- Walk along the remarkable Reasc Monastic Site, which contains conserved 6th-century early Christian architecture and artifacts
- Bask in unrivaled comfort and luxury while staying in renovated castles and manners across the Irish countryside
Ireland is a land of legend, washed in exceptional beauty, and welcoming locals. Your 8-day Ireland tour provides the grandeur of the legendary Emerald Isle complete with a private chauffeur and castle accommodations for an unforgettable adventure in ancient scenery and captivating warmth. An informal ambiance accentuates the historical importance of the cities, towns, and villages that lead to the old wonders punctuating the fields and hills. Your private chauffeur greets you at Shannon Airport upon your arrival and escorts you to Waterford City, stopping first at the Rock of Cashel.
Your introduction to the Irish landscape and cultural history begins with a retelling of a classic legend as you view the preserved cathedral. Spend time at Cahir Castle before finding comfort in your beautiful accommodations on the edge of the Waterford. Your time in the classic seaside city offers ample activities, from stretching your legs along the riverside to viewing a demonstration of glassblowing at the Waterford Crystal factory. View Reginald’s Tower and explore the remarkable 7th-century history of Lismore en route to Cork. Discover the cozy ambiance of your suite inside a fabulous manor in the evening. Spend time indulging in the charms of Cork and kiss the legendary Blarney Stone.
Discover the grandeur of the Irish landscape around the Ring of Kerry before you find fascinating early Christian artifacts on the Dingle Peninsula. Meet with folk dancers that keep the Irish traditions alive and listen to the legends embossed in the dramatic scenery. Watch the landscape pass through the windows, as your private transfer whisks you away to the charming village of Adare. In the Burren, you can find fantastical natural landscapes before viewing the breathtaking magnitudes of the Cliffs of Moher and Doolin Cave.
$3,195 per person (excluding international flights)
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