Luxury and style on the Emerald Isle!  Revel in sophisticated 5-star properties prized for their spa escapes, partake in plentiful pampering, explore gorgeous gardens and investigate iconic castles on this incredible 7-night Ireland vacation.  

Upon arrival in Dublin, collect your rental car and head south, stopping to visit the stunning Powerscourt House and Gardens.  Wend your way through the wondrous Wicklow Mountains National Park en route to Kilkenny.  Here, Lyrath Estate, set amidst 170 acres of wander-worthy parkland (featuring a lake, a variety of wildlife and ancient trees), awaits as your home away from home for three restful nights.  Visit the Oasis Spa during your stay to unwind and begin your getaway blissfully relaxed.
 
On Day Two, explore Kilkenny Castle and Rothe House and Gardens, both convenient to your accommodation and with admission included.  Day Three is yours to spend at leisure, with a recommended day trip to the House of Waterford Crystal.  The Dunbrody Famine Ship and Viking Triangle are two other fascinating sightseeing suggestions.
 
Continue your travels southwest toward the Wild Atlantic Way on Day Four, visiting the breathtaking Rock of Cashel (entrance included).  Blarney Castle beckons as a second stop before arrival at the serene Sheen Falls Lodge.  Experience penultimate hospitality, a plethora of exciting on-site activities, mouthwatering cuisine, and sublime relaxation for three nights.  Located just outside the heritage town of Kenmare, all rooms and suites boast exceptional views.  Perhaps indulge in a therapeutic treatment at the Easanna Spa.  The Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park and Beara Peninsula are accessible and outstanding locations for sightseeing.
 
For your last full day in Ireland, visit Adare, touted as the country’s prettiest village, before making your way to an overnight stay at the fabulous countryside retreat of Cliff at Lyons.  Take some time to rejuvenate at the award-winning Well in the Garden spa before departing from Dublin the following morning feeling well-rested and relaxed.

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Included Unique Activities

  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House & Gardens, and the Rock of Cashel
Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

Rothe House

Rothe House

Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle

Accommodation

3 Nights

Lyrath Estate

3 Nights

Sheen Falls Lodge

1 Night

Cliff at Lyons

Transportation

  • Compact Automatic Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

Dining Options

  • Breakfast each morning after your stay

Points of Interest

  • Discover the Varied Landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Marvel at Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Visit Saint Canice's Cathedral - Ireland's second-largest medieval cathedral
  • Uncover 1100 years of history from the Vikings to the Victorians in Ireland's oldest city, Waterford
  • Experience the sights, smells and sounds of an 1840s emigrant vessel on the Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Peek into the highly skilled method of crystal manufacturing at the House of Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre
  • Rock of Cashel - Visited by St. Patrick in 450, and Brian Boru was crowned King of Ireland here in the 10th century
  • Explore the charming town of Cahir - situated on the River Suir & developed around the magnificent 13th-century Cahir Castle
  • Stop at Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone - a tradition said to bestow “The Gift of the Gab.”
  • Bask in the Breathtaking Scenery on the Ring of Kerry
  • Visit Killarney National Park - Ireland's oldest National Park
  • Wonder at Molls Gap - a panoramic passageway through the bleak bog land and mountainous terrain of the Ring of Kerry
  • Take in the Ring of Beara - quieter and more relaxed yet equally as stunning as the Ring of Kerry
  • Stroll through the charming coastal towns of Glengarriff and Bantry
  • See Adare - Widely recognized as one of Ireland's prettiest villages
  • Visit the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens - Home to a number of magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens renowned throughout the world

Kilkenny, County Kilkenny

Saint Canices Cathedral, County Kilkenny

Dunbrody Famine Ship, County Wexford

Waterford Crystal Factory, County Waterford

The Viking Triangle, County Waterford

Cahir, County Tipperary

Blarney Castle and Stone, County Cork

Cashel, County Tipperary

Low Season

Available Tour Dates

October - December 15, 2019

Special Offer Price $998 per person

Mid Season

Available Tour Dates

May & September

From $1,598 per person

High Season

Available Tour Dates

June - August

From $1,865 per person

TO AVAIL OF OCTOBER TO DECEMBER SPECIAL OFFER PRICING:

  • $998 per person applies for travel between October 1st & December 15th 2019.
  • Must book before July 31, 2019 (a 20% deposit secures your tour!)
  • Vacation must begin in Ireland on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday to avail of the Special Offer price.
  • A $100 Per Person Supplement applies to arrive Wednesday thru Saturday.
  • Promotional Price cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts

Your Price Includes

ACCOMMODATION

  • 6 nights at Ireland's Top 5-Star Properties
  • 1 night at a 4-Star Countryside Retreat

TRANSPORTATION

  • Compact Automatic Rental Car including our Exclusive Reduced Excess Insurance Package

DINING OPTIONS

  • Breakfast each morning after your stay

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES

  • Entrance to Kilkenny Castle, Rothe House & Gardens, and the Rock of Cashel

POINTS OF INTEREST

  • Discover the Varied Landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park
  • Marvel at Powerscourt House & Gardens
  • Visit Saint Canice's Cathedral - Ireland's second-largest medieval cathedral
  • Uncover 1100 years of history from the Vikings to the Victorians in Ireland's oldest city, Waterford
  • Experience the sights, smells and sounds of an 1840s emigrant vessel on the Dunbrody Famine Ship
  • Peek into the highly skilled method of crystal manufacturing at the House of Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre
  • Rock of Cashel - Visited by St. Patrick in 450, and Brian Boru was crowned King of Ireland here in the 10th century
  • Explore the charming town of Cahir - situated on the River Suir & developed around the magnificent 13th-century Cahir Castle
  • Stop at Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone - a tradition said to bestow “The Gift of the Gab.”
  • Bask in the Breathtaking Scenery on the Ring of Kerry
  • Visit Killarney National Park - Ireland's oldest National Park
  • Wonder at Molls Gap - a panoramic passageway through the bleak bog land and mountainous terrain of the Ring of Kerry
  • Take in the Ring of Beara - quieter and more relaxed yet equally as stunning as the Ring of Kerry
  • Stroll through the charming coastal towns of Glengarriff and Bantry
  • See Adare - Widely recognized as one of Ireland's prettiest villages
  • Visit the Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens - Home to a number of magnificent horses and sumptuous gardens renowned throughout the world
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  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
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East Leroy

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This specially designed package designed for myself and my granddaughter by Anastasia was perfect! Everything from the rental car to the B & B's and hotel was splendid! The food at our lodging areas was superb!! I needed to contact our customer representative, Anastasia, while we were in Ireland. She responded quickly and it was on the weekend! You cannot ask for better service than that, in my opinion!!! I will definitely book with this company again!!!

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Beth

My traveling companions and I were over the moon with excitement upon going to Ireland!!! Michaela, our travel agent, was tremendous in planning the trip according to our hopes and dreams and budget. Our lodging in Enis, County Clare, was a beyond our expectations, so lovely, comfortable and cozy. It was so nice to come home too after our day travels. Ireland is beautiful and stole my heart.

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Our first trip to Ireland could not have been more beautiful or amazing. Alaina went above and beyond to make our trip wonderful for us on very short notice. She assisted with unexpected issues on the fly and found us places with air conditioning, which is not easy. Our 7 night vacation consisted of driving from Dublin and seeing the southern half of the Republic. Each place Alaina arranged for us to stay and each customized adventure was wonderful. We throughly enjoyed the people, culture and beauty. We celebrated our 28th Anniversary with our “dream” vacation. We look forward to our next vacation to see Northern Ireland!

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