Experience some of the finest Castles and Manors in Ireland with special amenities including whiskey tasting, afternoon tea, and more.
Ireland Castles and Manor Suggested Itinerary
Arrive in Dublin following an over-night flight from the USA. Ready to experience Ireland castles and manors you’ll pick up a Hertz Rental Car at the airport. Heading for Cork, you’ll pass by the iconic “Rock of Cashel”, a wonderful first stop on any tour of Ireland. This legendary throne of The Kings of Munster includes a collection of 12th and 13th century buildings that have been wonderfully preserved and the view from the top of the hill is amazing on a clear day.
Dublin to Cork is an easy drive on modern expressways and the trip takes about 3 hours. Once in Cork, you’ll be welcomed at the wonderful Hayfield Manor Hotel. A familiar fixture in Conde Nast and Trip Advisor’s top ranked hotels of Ireland, the 5 Star Hayfield Manor combines world-class luxury with the warm welcome of a fine family home. Get settled in and enjoy a complimentary welcome Whiskey or Local Craft Beer in the hotel bar or while relaxing around the inviting lobby. Overnight: Hayfield Manor (B)
Cork is a vibrant modern city and welcomes many international visitors from Europe. Take in shopping in the city center or perhaps venture out to the nearby “Jameson’s Whiskey Experience” in Middleton and then on to Waterford, home of the famed crystal makers and a center of Irish arts and crafts. And don’t forget your Isle Inn Tours vacation includes a wonderful dinner for two at Orchids when you’re back at the hotel. Overnight: Hayfield Manor (B)
There may be no better way to get to know the heart and soul of a city than through its food. If you have a few hours we recommend the Cork Tasting Trail, here you’ll take a leisurely stroll (about 2-3 hours) dropping in on some of the city’s leading eateries.
Head towards the stunning beauty of Southwest Ireland and County Kerry. If you’re up for it, a slight detour through Killarney National Park is well worth the trouble. See lakes and mountains as you set off from the park headquarters at Muckross House, itself a wonderful example of Victorian finery and a wonderful way to prepare for your arrival at the newly restored and absolutely fabulous Adore Manor. Overnight: Adare Manor (B)
Today’s the perfect day to take in one of Europe’s finest hotel properties. Stroll the grounds, borrow a bicycle for a ride into the charming village complete with thatched roof cottages. After a wonderful breakfast, perhaps head to the spa for a invigorating massage, or a little “me time” for a facial or spa treatment. If you prefer to keep active, you may want to consider a round of golf at the challenging course on property. Overnight: Adare Manor (B)
|Automatic Hertz car rental or Private Driver/Guide with luxury vehicle|
|8 nights accommodations,
2 nights at Hayfield Manor 5*
2 nights Dromoland Castle 5*
2 nights Ashford Castle 5*
2 nights Adare Manor 5*
|Full Irish Breakfast daily|
|Service of experienced travel planner|
|Deluxe document holder|
|Map of Ireland|
|Special amenities as noted in itinerary including Spa Treatment, dinner at Orchids, boating experience, and more|
Make your way to charming County Mayo, a wonderful example of traditional Irish music, rugged landscape, and friendly people. Your stay tonight is at the wonderful Ashford Castle, once home to the Guinness family. Discover the pristine beauty of this world-class resort on a 2-hour cruise aboard the “Isle of Inisfree” as you explore the lake’s most famous island set on 100 acres of state-owned forest land. Resident musicians will entertain you with traditional music, stories, and songs. Overnight: Ashford Castle (B)
No trip to Ireland is complete without a little touring along the coastline. We suggest you choose between the popular Ring of Kerry drive, or our favorite The Dingle Peninsula route. Either way you are sure to encounter stunning vistas, charming shops and pubs, and a day of discovery. After a day of touring, you’ll head to The Dromoland Castle exemplifies Irish luxury accommodations wonderful spa facilities, and a beautiful walled garden. The wonderful staff will welcome you as a special guest of Isle Inn Tours. Overnight: Dromoland Castle (B)
On a vacation fit for royalty, as a guest of Isle Inn Tours you’ll experience the Dromoland “Kings and Queens Signature journey, complete with a full body hot stone massage and your choice of one of several Elemis facials. Overnight: Dromoland Castle (B)
As your amazing Ireland vacation winds down, your are only a short drive from the convenience of the Shannon Airport and we highly recommend this easy to use facility for your departure point. Alas, it’s only a couple more hours beyond to Dublin airport if your plans are fixed that way. Now well rested, filled with a lifetime of stories and memories, we wish you a “safe home” as you return to the USA.
|# of passengers||Jan - Feb and Nov-Dec. 15, 2020||March, Apr and Oct 2020||May - Sept|
|Self Drive option, Hertz Car suited to number of travelers, including Super CDW insurance coverage|
|2 travelers, category E |
automatic car rental with Super CDW
|4 travelers, category G|
automatic car rental with Super CDW
|6+ travelers, please call|
|Upgrade to Chauffeur Drive - Private Driver/Guide and luxury vehicle suited to number of travelers|
Call reservations at 800-237-9376