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Luxury Castle Tours
While our luxury driving tours of Ireland are priced as a self drive tour option, don't forget to request a rate for the chauffeured option. Having your own private experienced driver and luxury transport will ensure that you make even more of your tour of Ireland.
When you book one of our Luxury Ireland Vacations you don’t just get to visit many of Ireland’s history laden Castle’s. You also get to stay in some of Ireland’s most prestigious five star castle’s and luxury hotels while touring. This self-drive luxury tour of Ireland will allow you to explore the very best of Ireland’s many scenic attractions and awe inspiring views as well as enjoying the comfort and sheer extravagance of some of Ireland’s best five star luxury castle hotels that the Irish countryside has to offer. Of course, a chauffeured private driver option is also available for this luxury vacation....read more
This luxury tour of Ireland includes overnights in Ireland's premier five star hotels and Castles allowing you to spend your dream Ireland vacation relaxing like a true king or queen. While you travel, enjoy the spectacular scenery and intriguing history that Ireland has to offer including visits to many of the medieval and fortified castles that dot the Irish countryside. This tour offers a magical step into the past, with all the amenities you expect from a luxury tour with modern conveniences. Read on for more details. Luxury and deluxe accommodations available...read more
The Luxury Castles & Hotel Tour of Ireland offers stunning scenery coupled with overnights in the finest hotels and castles in Ireland for the duration of your stay in the Ireland. While you travel, enjoy the spectacular scenery and intriguing history that Ireland has to offer including of course visits to the many ancient Castles throughout the island of Ireland . The tour is for those who want the experience of a lifetime or just simply to see Ireland in style. Read on for more details. Luxury and Deluxe accommodations available....read more
Nothing captures the romance, architecture and history like the castles of Ireland do. The Luxury Tour of Ireland offers a magical step into the past, with all the amenities you expect from a luxury tour with modern conveniences. While you travel, enjoy the spectacular scenery and intriguing history that Ireland has to offer. The tour is for those who want the experience of a lifetime or just simply to see the Ireland in style. Read on for more details. Luxury and Deluxe accommodations available....read more
This luxury tour includes overnights in Ireland's premier 5***** Hotels and Castles. Your route will allow you to enjoy Ireland’s amazing scenery and also learn about the romantic history of the many ancient Castles and ruins that dot the countryside.While you travel, enjoy the spectacular scenery and intriguing history that Ireland has to offer. Your accommodations include the best that Ireland has to offer in terms of service, location and gastronomy, with tasting menus available upon request. Luxury and Deluxe accommodations available. See tour overview for sightseeing possibilities and general itinerary...read more
Nothing captures the romance, architecture and history like the castles of Ireland do. The Luxury Tour of Ireland allows you to step back in time but with all the amenities you expect from a luxury tour with modern conveniences. While you travel, enjoy the amazing scenery and romantic history of the ancient Castles and Castle ruins that Ireland has to offer. In the evenings, retire to the grand surroundings of a majestic castle to relax in front of a roaring fire. The tour is for those who want the experience of a lifetime or just simply to see the Ireland in style. Luxury and Deluxe accommodations available. See tour overview for sightseeing possibilities and general itinerary....read more
Thank you for the e-mail. What a trip!!!! I can only speak for myself, but I would be very shocked if there are any different view points as everyone truly seemed to have a trip of a lifetime.
First and foremost, let me start by saying how terrific Willie was! He really felt like a member of the family. I hope that the gratuity we gave him met his expectations at a minimum. We were very unsure about what was appropriate, so we took our best guess. I hope we were not short because we truly did love having him as our driver/friend. He went above and beyond the call of duty in putting up with a whole lot of nonsense and being extremely flexible any time there was a change in plans. I would highly recommend hiring him as much as possible and we would love to have him take us around on our next trip. The bus was also very comfortable and met all of our expectations.
All of the accommodations met or exceeded our expectations as well. I think the Castle Lodge was everyone's favorite. Gerry and Edyth(sp?) were incredibly friendly and went way out of their way in accommodating us. I am not sure if you heard, but they let us order a Philadelphia ice hockey playoff game which started at midnight and Gerry stayed up watching it with us. They also went out of their way to make sure we had egg sandwiches to take with us on our way to Baltray. Moreover, the accommodations were very nice as it was a very new facility. Further, Malahide is such a great town and the B&B was a short walk from the center. I highly recommend this B&B (in fact I have already recommended it to friends traveling to Dublin).
The other two B&B's were very nice as well. We did not make the same connections with the owners but I think that was largely because we did not spend much time in them at all. We would literally arrive to go to bed and depart shortly after wake up. Susan at the Brier's House was very friendly. The Anvershiel House was great because it was a short walk to the waterfront in Portrush. We ate both nights at the Harbour Bar which had excellent food and was very reasonably priced. I would highly recommend the Harbour Bar to future groups. I would also recommend Quinn's pub in Newcastle (beautiful woodwork) for drink. We did not eat at Quinn's because the kitchen was closed the day we went there. One downside to the Brier's House was that it was not within walking distance to the town. However, this was a minor glitch as the cabs were very inexpensive. This fact would not keep me from staying there again or recommending it.
Lastly, the golf courses speak for themselves! Wow! Every course we played was fantastic and unique in its own way so it is really hard to compare. It is like comparing Michelangelo to Van Gogh. However, for the sake of having fun, if I had to rank, this would be it:
3) Island Club
7) Royal Dublin
I am sure that everyone's rankings would be different. I am also sure that if I played the 7 courses again the rankings would be different the next time.
Cathal, thank you for all that you have done. There is no doubt that I will contact you when it comes time for our next trip. To be perfectly honest, I believe our (at least my) next golf trip will be to Scotland to play the Old Course. Realistically, I am thinking that it will be no earlier than 2012 but more likely in 2013. However, there is no doubt that the first trip after that one will be to the Southwest of Ireland. If I have my way, the trip after that will also be to Ireland, but to the Northwest. In the meantime, I will try to send anyone even thinking about a trip to Ireland your way. I hope this feedback is helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything else I can do. Thanks again!
P.S. Of course, Gibneys was fantastic!
Andrew McReynolds, USA