Experience Ireland’s finest properties in this tour of Relais & Châteaux® destinations


Established in 1954, Relais & Châteaux is an association of more than 580 landmark hotels and restaurants operated by independent innkeepers, chefs, and owners who share a passion for their businesses and a desire for authenticity in their relationships with their clientele. Relais & Châteaux is established around the globe, from the Napa Valley vineyards and French Provence to the beaches of the Indian Ocean. It offers an introduction to a lifestyle inspired by local culture and a unique dip into human history.Traveling in your private, spacious, luxury vehicle, your Driver Guide will introduce you to Ireland’s finest properties, as you travel through the beautiful countryside of Ireland’s East, South and South West. Sample the best of the best in these beautiful accommodations, each with its own compelling history, unique architecture and sumptuous dining. Savour the very best accommodation on offer, experience a landscape that will take your breath away, and immerse yourself in the world renowned Irish welcome and create some vacation memories that will last you a lifetime.

Ireland is waiting for you, and our team on on hand to help craft a unique Private Guided Tour of Ireland that will be tailored to your every whim.

So why delay booking your luxury escape?  Contact our Travel Advisors who will be delighted to customize this tour for your Ireland 2021/ 2022 vacation. We can also offer our portfolio private rentals or hand-picked, family-run guesthouses for all nights. Enquire now to hear about our Special Booking Incentive, valid until June 30, 2021.

Highlights

  • 5 nights in luxury Relais & Châteaux hotels: Marlfield House, Park Hotel Kenmare, Sheen Falls Lodge, Cashel Palace & Ballyfin Demense
  • Private guided transport in luxury vehicles
  • Immerse yourself in an oasis of nature
  • Experience private tours of attractions
  • Behind-the-scenes tastings with artisan producers
  • Evenings of storytelling & music
  • Additional inspiration: Explore the medieval heritage of Cashel, fish in the River Sheen in Kerry, and star in your own period drama – by dressing in period costumes in Ballyfin – the most lavish regency mansion in Ireland
  • Airport: Dublin
  • Regions visited: Ancient East, Hidden Heartlands, Wild Atlantic Way.
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Accommodation

Marlfield House, Gorey, Co Wexford

Marlfield House, Gorey, Co Wexford

Marlfield House, Gorey, Co Wexford

Marlfield House, Gorey, Co Wexford

Park Hotel Kenmare

Park Hotel Kenmare

Park Hotel Kenmare

Park Hotel Kenmare

Sheen Falls Lodge

Sheen Falls Lodge

Sheen Falls Lodge

Sheen Falls Lodge

Sheen Falls Lodge

Cashel Palace

Ballyfin Hotel, Laois

Ballyfin Hotel, Laois

Tour Ireland's Relais & Chateaux Properties

Marlfield House, Gorey, Co Wexford

4 Star Hotels Ireland

Marlfield House is renowned for its lavish and warm hospitality and has long been recognised as one of the most celebrated luxury hotels in Ireland.

An Oasis of tranquillity and charm this luxury country house hotel in Ireland has a refreshingly relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, mirrored by the courtesy of the Bowe family and their dedicated team. Marlfield first opened its doors to guests over 40 years ago and is a member of the prestigious world wide Relais & Chateaux luxury hotel group and Ireland’s Blue Book.

The house is set in 40 acres of manicured gardens, encompassing a large kitchen garden, woodland walks, lake and fowl reserve, lawns and herbaceous borders. The interior bears all the signs of a much loved house filled with fresh flowers, gleaming antiques and mirrors, blazing fires and period paintings.

Whether you are seeking for a relaxing country escape or an unforgettable stay at one of the luxury hotels Ireland has to offer, Marlfield House is a perfect destination and only one hour away from Dublin.

Park Hotel Kenmare | Ireland Chauffeur Travel

Park Hotel Kenmare

5 Star Hotels Ireland

Heritage and luxury are combined in this historic hotel which dates to 1897. Escape the frenzy of modern-day life and slip into life at Park Hotel Kenmare. Charming rooms to relax in, open fires, the Drawing Room, SAMAS Deluxe Destination Spa, 25m Lap Pool, Private Cinema, Tennis, Croquet, Falconry, Walks, Cycling, Golf on the adjacent 18 Hole Golf Course are just some of our pleasurable pastimes. Its restaurants offer sublime food featuring local producers, and their Bar features one of Europe’s largest whiskey collections!

A haven for discerning visitors seeking the ultimate escape in one of the most special places in Ireland, Kenmare is a Heritage Town like no other. Just a three-minute stroll from the hotel there are a variety of boutiques, galleries, restaurants and cafés to explore. So, for lovers of antiques, cashmere, delicious local food, traditional pubs and music it is all on your doorstep. That is if you can bare to leave the secluded surroundings of the hotel.

Sheen Falls Lodge | Ireland Chauffeur Travel

Sheen Falls Lodge

5 Star Hotels Ireland

Overlooking the picturesque Sheen Falls, this five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel is renowned for its 2AA Rosette restaurant and luxurious rooms, suites and villas. Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, outside the town of Kenmare, Co Kerry in the south west of Ireland, Sheen Falls Lodge is an unforgettable base for your Irish holiday, providing the ultimate in hospitality.

Cradled in the heart of Kenmare Bay, on the Wild Atlantic Way, allow us to be your springboard for discovering the untamed beauty of the south west of Ireland. Picturesque towns, unspoilt coastlines, dramatic mountains, scenic drives, country estates… Few places offer as much as here.

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Cashel Palace

5 Star Hotels Ireland

At the foot of a hill — in the shadow of Ireland’s most iconic medieval site, the Rock of Cashel — stands another architectural masterpiece, Cashel Palace. Built in 1728 by Sir Edward Lovett Pearce, the architect who designed the Parliament House in Dublin, this red brick manor was once the residence of Ireland’s archbishops. It is a brilliant blend of classicism and sophistication, with a façade that hides behind its symmetrical layout a world of surprises: a majestic colonnaded hall, walls covered in detailed wood panelling, staircases with handrails carved in the shape of candy canes, and rooms that seem to have been taken from a fairy tale. With its English-style gardens, comfortable sofas warmed by the cosy fire of the bar, and a spa bathed in light, Cashel Palace takes its guests on a magical journey. It is an idyllic refuge where you can recharge your batteries before plunging into the area’s Celtic history or wandering through the enchanting moorland.

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Ballyfin interior

Ballyfin Hotel, Laois

5 Star Hotels Ireland

5 Star luxury country house hotel in the heart of Ireland. Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the centre of Ireland, Ballyfin is a place of history and romance, of tranquility and great natural beauty. The house has long been admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland, and it offers the very best of Irish hospitality in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. With only twenty rooms for the 614 acre estate, this 5 star luxury hotel is the perfect place for a break from the stresses of the modern world and provides discretion and privacy like few other destinations. Visit Website.

Transport

When you tour Ireland with Ireland Chauffeur Travel, you travel in style and luxury. We provide the very best touring transport so your private chauffeur driver will guide you around Ireland in the latest luxury vehicle models. We constantly reinvest in our fleet to ensure clients enjoy the highest level of comfort and safety. Our fleet includes spacious Mercedes, equipped with BlueTec, and Range Rovers.

We have been approved by the Covid-19 Safety Charter 2020 and have always had a strict policy on the hygiene and presentation of our vehicles. We have now implemented further industry-leading measures to our valet and daily cleaning protocol, including the use of hospital grade disinfectant; increased hygiene supplies for clients; and additional space for clients. We own our own fleet of vehicles, which means we can ensure the highest standards of health and safety protocol.

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Experiences

Why not enhance your tour with some of these recommended Experiences along the way. These can be arranged with your Travel Advisor when customizing your itinerary to ensure a rich, memorable tour.

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National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland is in the heart of Georgian Dublin. It houses over 2,500 paintings and approximately 10,000 other works in different media. The Yeats museum is a special favourite, with works by Jack B Yeats, his father John Butler and other members of this artistic family. We can arrange private guided tours as well as a very special after-hours tour of the gallery.

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Garden Tours

Wicklow’s gardens are abundant and absolutely beautiful. Stroll through the magic in the world-renowned Powerscourt Garden and Waterfall, walled garden of  Mount Usher in Ashford, 19th century National Botanic Garden Kilmacurragh and the gardens of Elizabethan-Revival mansion Kilruddery. Private guided tours with experts can be arranged on request.

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The West Cork Coastal Drive

The southernmost stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way zigzags gently, past gardens lush with sub-tropical plants. Between hedgerows thick with fuschia and monbretia. By hundreds of inlets, tiny coves, safe harbours and Blue Flag beaches, just right for long days spent in the salty air –  beachcombing, island-hopping, whale-watching, learning to sail, kayaking on a saltwater lake in the moonlight, or simply enjoying a pint on the quayside while the fishing boats land their catch. Your Driver Guide will arrange it all!

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Skellig Michael Landing Tour

Although the boat ride out to Skellig Michael from the coast of Kerry can be a rocky one, it is well worth the effort. The craggy, emerald-green island houses the remains of a 6th monastery, which you can explore after ascending a steep 600-step climb. Marvel at the beehive style huts and you might even find a brooding Luke Skywalker among the puffins.

*Due to limited availability during the season (Mid May – September), we would highly recommend that you if you would like to include this experience on your tour, please request at the time of booking.

Spaces are not released until March each year and they do fill up very quickly so booking well in advance is a must!

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Food Delights

Ireland is a food island and each corner represents a different part of our food heritage. Whether in Belfast, Dublin, Donegal, Galway, Cork or the Causeway Coast, we can arrange a customized walking Food Tour of the area to introduce you to the local produce and producers…with tasty samples of course too!

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Muckross House & Gardens

Muckross House and Gardens is the finest Victorian Mansion and Estate in Ireland. Its position overlooking the Lakes of Killarney becomes impossibly romantic when the Rhododendrons are in full bloom. The House documents the history of all the influential families who dominated local life and politics for centuries. The estate can be walked on foot or admired from the many jaunting cars which are about.