Ireland Supreme - stay at Ashford Castle - limited to 26 persons


Lynott Tours IrelandHighlights: Stay in Luxurious Ashford Castle and Dromoland Castle, where the legend of days gone by is brought to life in this exquisite example of Ireland's magical castle hotels. Ireland Deluxe Guided Tour at the best time to travel to Ireland.

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Cliffs of Moher Day 1: Dublin Arrival & Book of Kells
Your Group luxury tour of Ireland starts at 2:00 pm when you meet your tour guide at your Dublin hotel. Dublin rings with names like George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and Jonathan Swift.  Its Georgian brick row houses are famous for their glass laced doors.  Drive past Leinster House, the seat of government, and St. Stephen's Green. Cross the River Liffey and see the wide O'Connell Street with many monuments and the General Post Office, where the 1916 Uprising started. Walk through Trinity College with a student guide to see stately buildings and visit the Old Library where the priceless 8th century manuscript of the Book of Kells is housed. In the evening discuss your itinerary with your tour director and your fellow travelers over a welcome drink and dine independently.

Day 2: Irish National Stud & Farmhouse Lunch
Travel to Kildare to visit the Irish National Stud to learn about the valuable horse breeding industry and see some of the magnificent animals. Take a walk around the delightful grounds to see St. Fiachra’s Garden, created in 1999 and the miniature Japanese Gardens. Drive to Kilkenny where a casual lunch is included and then spend some free time to browse around the narrow medieval streets. Continue your drive south through the scenic Knockmealdown Mountains and the “V” Gap to your hotel in Ballycotton. This intimate country house property is located on the south coast, overlooking the ocean and is a delightful haven of tranquility. Enjoy a superb dinner in the hotel’s fine restaurant with locally-sourced ingredients.(B, L, D)

Day 3: Cork & Blarney Castle
Drive through the rich farming countryside of east County Cork and into the city of Cork for a gentle walking tour around the central areas with a local guide. Cork has a history that goes back to the sixth century.  St. Finbarre established a church and a school on the south bank of the River Lee.  Rows of 18th century houses with bow-windows line the streets of Cork.  The main thoroughfares of Cork were waterways, and the city grew up around the Grand Parade, Patrick Street and South Mall. Your next stop will be the famed 15th century Blarney Castle.  You will have the opportunity (if you dare) to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence!  On arrival in Killarney take a leisurely jaunting car ride through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle, set on the shores of Lough Leane, the largest of the region's famous lakes. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner. (B, D)

Day 4: Ring of Kerry & Killeen House Restaurant
Today travel around the Ring of Kerry drive, one of Ireland's most popular scenic routes. Every bend in 100 miles of road reveals breathtaking views of mountains and the Atlantic Ocean and there will be plenty of stops to admire the vistas and take photos. At the tip of the peninsula visit the Skellig Experience, which shows the austere conditions of early Christian monastic life on the nearby rocky islands. The islands were used as a location for the “Star Wars VII” movie. Return through the attractive village of Sneem and pause at Moll's Gap for panoramic mountain views. Watch a shepherd and his skilled dogs round up sheep before returning to Killarney. In the evening enjoy a warm welcome and delicious cuisine at award-winning Killeen House Restaurant. (B, D)

lUXURY TOUR OF SOUTHERN IRELANDBook of KellsDay 5: Cliffs of Moher & Dromoland Castle
Take a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary and drive along the coast. View the Cliffs of Moher, majestic walls of rock, which extend five miles along the coast. You may walk to O'Brien's Tower at the highest point for panoramic views of the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, if the weather is clear. Journey through part of the Burren, a region of rounded limestone hills, to the lovely Dromoland Castle Hotel. Relax in the wonderful setting, play a round of golf or use the extensive spa and leisure facilities. In the evening experience gourmet dining in the hotel's elegant dining room. (B, D)

Day 6: Gaelic Ireland & Ashford Castle Hotel
Drive north for a gentle walking tour around central Galway to see Eyre Square, Galway Cathedral, the Spanish Arch and parts of the medieval city walls. On Shop Street view the medieval Lynch’s Castle that gave the English language a new word. Then drive to Spiddal to visit Cnoc Suain, a restored 17th century hill-village set in a beautiful landscape where you will be immersed in local Irish culture. Take a short cruise on Lough Corrib to approach Ashford Castle from the water so you can take photos of the incredible views. Unwind in luxurious surroundings and enjoy an excellent dinner in Ashford Castle’s lovely restaurant. (B, D)

Day 7: Kylemore Abbey & Ballynahinch Castle
Travel through the scenic Connemara region today to view rugged hills interspersed with tiny lakes. Visit Kylemore Abbey, a stately 19th century mansion in a tranquil lakeside setting that is owned by an order of Irish Benedictine nuns. Walk along the lake shore and tour the fine reception rooms and the elaborate church. Continue your drive through Connemara and stop in the town of Clifden. Head to Ballynahinch Castle, a luxurious manor house hotel with a long history. Take a gentle guided tour through the grounds to learn of the colorful characters who lived here. Then sit down to an early dinner, created with the finest of local ingredients. Return to Cong where the evening is free. (B, D)

Ashford Castle Day 8: Kilbeggan Distillery & O'Connell's Restaurant
Travel through the center of Ireland to visit Kilbeggan Distillery, the oldest distillery in the world, to see artisanal whiskey production and enjoy a creamy Irish coffee at the end of the tour. Continue your drive to Dublin and check in to a different hotel in the city center. In the evening travel a short distance to OConnell's Restaurant. Watch a demonstration of how to make the brown soda bread that is served everywhere throughout Ireland and sit down to an excellent dinner. (B, D)

Day 9: Russborough House & Dublin
This morning take a short ride through the Wicklow Mountains for a guided tour around Russborough House, an elegant Palladian mansion noted for its art and photography collections. In the afternoon use your included voucher for an open-top bus tour around the main sights of Dublin. You may stay on the bus for the entire circular tour or get off and on at 24 different places of interest. You will also have a voucher to visit either Guinness Storehouse or the General Post Office. (B)

Day 10: Depart Dublin for Home
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Tour Includes:
GROUP AIRPORT TRANSFERS
When we book your flights together with a coach tour, we include complimentary group transfers on the starting and ending date of tours at times specified on each itinerary-a $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings.

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional driver/guide
  • 9 nights in hotels listed
  • Full breakfast daily (B) except on day 1
  • 7 dinners (D) including
  • - Killeen House Restaurant in Killarney
    - Ballynahinch Castle and tour
    - O'Connell's Restaurant in Dublin
    - 4 table d'hote dinners
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Tour of Dublin with a local guide
  • Walking tours of Dublin's Trinity College, Cork and Galway
  • Horse-drawn jaunting car ride in Killarney
  • Sheepdog trials on Ring of Kerry
  • Ferry rides across the River Shannon and Lough Corrib
  • Tour and an Irish coffee at Kilbeggan Distillery Experience
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Visits and admissions to Book of Kells at Trinity College, National Stud & Gardens, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills, Skellig Experience, Cliffs of Moher, Cnoc Suain, Kylemore Abbey and Russborough House
  • Headsets for walking tours
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies

  • Your Hotels:
    Stay at the following (or similar):
  • Shelbourne Hotel Dublin (1 night)
  • Bayview Hotel Ballycotton Ballycotton (1 night)
  • Killarney Park Hotel Killarney (2 nights)
  • Dromoland Castle Hotel Newmarket-on-Fergus (1 night)
  • Ashford Castle Cong (2 nights)
  • Westbury Hotel Dublin (2 nights)

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