Castles and Countryside - 11 Day Deluxe Tour of Ireland

SMALL LUXURY ESCORTED TOUR OF IRELAND. BEST HOTELS-INTERESTING TRAVEL EXPERIENCES. THIS SMALL TOUR TO IRELAND GOES WITH JUST 2 PEOPLE OR MORE
This deluxe tour of Ireland follows a special theme each day, a thoroughly enjoyable pursuit of such diverse topics as stately homes, crystal and pubs. Only the best hotels - all 5 star-are used. Your stay will not just meet, but exceed your expectations.
The Lynott Tours Difference

  • Enjoy the best hotels - 5 star castles and luxury manors
  • Storytelling dinner with an Irish seanachi (shanakee)
  • Learn to make Irish coffee

Thursday-DEPART HOME Your Luxury Trip to Ireland begins the moment you board your flight. Destination: DUBLIN. 

Friday-DUBLIN-HISTORY & LITERATURE
A lilting Irish brogue greets you in Dublin, where your deluxe Ireland tour begins. Visit Dublin including such sights as Trinity College, founded in the 15th century and home to the illuminated "Book of Kells", and Marsh’s Library, associated with Jonathan Swift. Your home this evening is the elegant Merrion Hotel. 

Kilkenny castleSaturday-KILKENNY/WATERFORD-HORSES AND CRYSTAL 
Travel through Kildare, the horse-breeding center of Ireland, where you visit the National Stud Farm
. Step behind the stable door and see Ireland’s finest thoroughbreds and their youngest sports stars. Then, you are off to medieval Kilkenny, whose castle is both tudor and gothic. Tour the Waterford Exhibition Center, known for its distinctive crystal. Travel by ferry to the hidden gem of Waterford Castle, built on its own private island by the Fitzgerald family around the time of the Norman Invasion. This is our idea of a luxury Irish vacation! (B, D) 

Sunday-CORK-WHISKY & A COOKING SCHOOL MEAL
Become a whisky expert at the Midleton Distillery, before stopping at Cobh, known as the last port of call for the Titanic, and for Irish immigration, too. Tonight, enjoy dinner at Ireland’s premier cooking school, Ballymaloe. The ingredients are locally sourced, taking freshness to a whole new level.  (B,D) 

Monday-BLARNEY/KENMARE-SEASCAPES AND SPA
Your tour would not be complete without a stop at Blarney Castle to gain "the gift of the gab", and shopping at the Woollen Mills. Your deluxe hotel and spa awaits in the lovely 19th century market town of Kenmare, where green hillsides spill down to the water. Indulge in some “me” time here. (B)

King Johns CastleTuesday-SKELLIG ISLANDS-BIRDWATCHING 
Surround your senses in the legendary lands of the Ring of Kerry with beaches, coves, and coastal scenes, striking in their beauty.  Enjoy a boat trip to see the puffin and gannet islands with their UNESCO listed monastic ruins (weather permitting).  Return to the charming town of Kenmare. (B, ,D)

Did you know? Star Wars: The Force Awakens:
Unveiled in the film's closing minutes, this closely guarded secret ending to Episode 7 was filmed in on Skellig Michael Island near a little village called Portmagee, County Kerry, on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way.

Wednesday-ADARE-FLYING BOATS AND THATCHED HOUSES 
Travel via the lake-strewn town of Killarney, and then to the Flying Boat Museum at Foynes.  Here, you enter an authentic Pan Am clipper from the glory days of trans-atlantic travel, and learn to make Irish coffee yourself. Our home tonight is the luxurious Dromoland Castle. (B,D)

Ballymaloe cooking schoolThursday- THE CLIFFS OF MOHER/ASHFORD CASTLE
Rising to almost 800ft from sea level, the Cliffs of Moher is a powerful location. Prepare to be amazed! You travel through Galway, known as the "City of the Tribes". Galway's Judge Lynch defined the term "lynching" when he sentenced his own son to hang here.  Your home is Ashford Castle in Cong, fondly remembered as the setting for "The Quiet Man". (B)

Friday - ACHILL ISLAND/CONNEMARA EXCURSION
Cloud-capped mountains and seldom-trod roads line your route through Connemara. Experience Achill Island and the deserted famine village, marked by rugged mountains and peat bogs. See what drove the islanders to flee this area, and what they left behind. Return to Ashford Castle for our casual farewell dinner at Cullen's at The Cottage. (B,D)

Saturday - DUBLIN-STONE AGE HISTORY & CHRISTIANITY
Visit Knowth, the ancient Boyne Valley burial site, older than the Egyptian Pyramids.  See Monasterboice, known for its intricate high Celtic crosses. Visit the ruined Trim Castle, too, where Braveheart was filmed. Storytelling dinner with an Irish seanachi (shanakee) tonight at the Brazen Head Pub, a favorite haunt of Irish writers. (B,D)

Dublin at nightSunday-HOMEWARD FROM DUBLIN 
After breakfast you depart for Dublin Airport with ample time to duty-free shop before boarding your return flight home.  Head homeward with great memories of new found friends.(B)

Includes:
* Round trip airfare available at added cost.
* Airport transfers.
* Luxury mini-coach with driver/guide throughout.
* Deluxe class accommodations for 9 nights; room with private bath.
* 9 hearty Irish breakfasts (B), 6 dinners including a storytelling dinner & dinner at a cooking school (D).
* All sightseeing and entrance fees. Some highlights:
Marsh's Library
Boyne Valley-Knowth 
Book of Kells at Trinity College 
National Stud Farm 
Waterford Crystal Showroom 
Blarney Castle
Skellig birdwatching
Flying Boat Museum at Foynes 
Walking tour of Kilkenny
Achill Island
* Baggage handling.
* All taxes and service charges. 
* Passport Case with "What You Need To Know Before You Go" 
* Lynott Tours Irish song-sheet for our on board sing alongs 
* Lynott Tours Baggage Strap

Your 5* deluxe Irish hotels:
Dublin-Merrion Hotel (2 nights)
Waterford-Waterford Castle (1 night)
Cork-Ballymaloe (1 night)
Kenmare-Park Hotel (2 nights)
Mayo-Ashford Castle (2 nights)

Book now for 2018 and guarantee your rate at 2017 prices! Airfare can be booked 11 months in advance

Book it and you go. Tours guaranteed when just 2 people book! If you have just 6 persons in your party, we can give you a PRIVATE DEPARTURE JUST FOR YOUR GROUP AT NO ADDED COST, on any day. A group of 8 or more - save 5%.

CASTLES AND COUNTRYSIDE
2017
Departs to Dublin Returns from Dublin   USD  
Thursday Sunday Est. Air/Land JFK* USD TOUR ONLY  
18-May 28-May 6562 5956 Not Available
1-Jun 11-Jun 6562 5956 Private Departure
15-Jun 25-Jun 6562 5956 Not Available
29-Jun 9-Jul 6896 5956 Not Available
13-Jul 23-Jul 6896 5956 Not Available
27-Jul 6-Aug 6896 5956 Not Available
10-Aug 20-Aug 6896 5956  
24-Aug 3-Sep 6896 5956 Private Departure
31-Aug 10-Sep 6764 5956  
21-Sep 1-Oct 6764 5956  
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT   3051    
No children on this tour, please.
Transfers: We are offering transfers at a set time on our tour. Anyone not arriving in time for this transfer will need a PRIVATE transfer. Transfer schedule for coach tours: Departs DUBLIN 10AM, returns to DUBLIN at 9AM. If you have an earlier flight, we would be happy to arranger a private transfer at added cost

- save 5%.

CASTLES AND COUNTRYSIDE
2018
Departs to Dublin Returns from Dublin USD
Thursday Sunday TOUR ONLY
17-May 27-May 5956
31-May 10-Jun 5956
14-Jun 24-Jun 5956
28-Jun 8-Jul 5956
12-Jul 22-Jul 5956
26-Jul 5-Aug 5956
9-Aug 19-Aug 5956
23-Aug 2-Sep 5956
30-Aug 9-Sep 5956
20-Sep 30-Sep 5956
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT   3051
.

Not Available - No individual space available, but available for groups of 6 or more Guaranteed=Guaranteed to go, and there are still a few seats available. Book now.
Private Departure=Departure booked by a group. No individual space available.



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