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Ireland – Luxury Travel Redefined

Ireland is one grand adventure. It’s about the rhythm of music and of language. It’s about the awesome power of nature and nature’s grace. Ireland is also the place to visit when you want pure luxury. For those with discerning taste, our portfolio of superior lodgings and experiences is ideal. Imagine castle stays, private whiskey tastings, and elegant spas. Local guides and chauffeurs, all tailored for your specific interests and desires. Relax, renew, and feel the wonder of enchanting Ireland, reimagined.

Bespoke Ireland

Dublin

Dublin, founded by the Vikings, is a banquet for the senses. After exploring the vivacious Temple Bar area, imagine an evening by a toasty fire with storytelling and traditional music, a private whiskey tasting, or panoramic views from the Guinness Storehouse. Medieval Kilkenny is the crowned jewel in Ireland’s ancient east. Her 12th century castle is a wonder—dive into the converted stables for Ireland’s best craft shops.

Cork

Cork, part of Ireland’s ancient east, is built on a series of islands. The exquisite cuisine and craft beer scene is yours for the asking. Awe-inspiring Killarney is tucked in a valley, at the foot of magnificent mountains, and is home to Killarney National Park, ancient woods, mysterious castles, and tumbling waterfalls. Galway, gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, is an eccentric city with sandy beaches, a cosmopolitan center, and a heritage of pirates and treasure.

Malahide

Malahide is a village with unique boutique shopping, a handsome coastline, and local cuisine that draws people from the continent. Explore Malahide Castle, built in 1185, with its drawing rooms, art, walled gardens, and rare butterfly house. For over 160 years, Lisdoonvarna, an exuberant town in County Clare, has hosted a matchmaking festival! At the edge of the Burren, the town is renowned for exceptional cuisine, including a Michelin-starred pub, and its mineral waters. Fall into beauty…

Dingle

Charming Dingle is a must. Located on the west coast, Dingle was a major trading port, exporting fish and hides in trade for wine to France and Spain. You can feel that history in its winding lanes and bright storefronts. The atmosphere is cheerful, there are often sunny skies, and music pours out the doors of 50 pubs in this town of just 2,000. The small fishing village of Doolin has a big welcoming heart. It’s also quite close to the Cliffs of Moher. Board a ferry from Doolin to the Aran Islands and feel time slip away.

Kinsale

Beautiful Kinsale invites you to enjoy its coastal waters. Board a boat, sail, go fishing, surfing, or kayaking. After a day spent on the water, discover why Kinsale is called “Ireland’s Gourmet Capital.” There are more than 50 dining venues, ranging from food trucks and slow-cooking to Michelin-starred restaurants. This is truly a foodie paradise. Lovely medieval Ennis is called “Ireland’s friendliest town,” while Sneem, in the Kingdom of Kerry, is known for its natural beauty and relaxed pace.

Modes of Luxury Travel

You can choose one mode of transportation for your entire travels in Ireland, or you can mix-and-match them. These include chauffeur-driven autos, giving you ease, style, and privacy; a rental car for complete freedom of the road and spontaneous diversions; small-guided private vacations for friends and family; and small boats.

Surprisingly Beautiful, and Diverse, Lodgings

Your Ireland travel experience will likely cover the country’s story, from thousands of years ago to the present. Each destination in Ireland has a personality all its own, shaped by the land and its history. Your lodging should be worthy of travel, rightly considered. Your choices include, but are not limited to, the heart of Dublin iconic hotels; sublime spa resorts; opulent riverside inns; spacious country retreats; landmark seaview hotels; stylish Victoriana; classic Manor houses with gardens that go on forever; and castle stays.

A Sampling of Exceptional Custom Add-ons Throughout Ireland

  • Falconry
  • Afternoon Tea at Ashford Castle
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Dining at George V Ashford Castle
  • Cruise Around the Cliffs of Moher
  • Elegant Dining at Earl of Dromoland Castle
  • Foraging for Natural Botanicals
  • Farmhouse Cooking Class
  • Tour and Tasting at Historic Guinness Storehouse
  • Walking Tour of Dublin’s Highlights & Hidden Gems
  • Mystical Book of Kells at Trinity College
  • Joyous Irish Sheepdog Demo
  • Discovering the Legendary Ring of Kerry
  • Exploring Colorful Dingle Town
  • Scenic Slea Head Peninsula
  • Irish Dinner/Dance Show
  • Jameson Midleton Distillery Tasting & Tour
  • Horse & Carriage Ride through Killarney National Park Back Roads
  • Kilbeggan Whisky Distillery Tour with a View
  • Cliffs of Moher Cruise
  • Medieval Banquet
  • Private Tour of The Irish National Stud in County Kildare
  • Walking Tour of Medieval Ennis
  • Game of Thrones Studio Tour
  • Belfast Titanic Experience
  • Musical Pub Crawl
  • Kerry Coast Boat Ride
  • Tullamore Dew Distillery
  • Private Hawk Walk
  • Tee Times at Ireland’s Best Golf Courses

Surrender to Ireland’s charm, humor, grace, and hospitality. This is the time to discover the luxurious side of Ireland that you’re dreaming about. 

When you’re ready to savor the sumptuous side of Ireland that reflects your particular wishes, let your Destination Expert know.