Our Luxury Castle and Manor House Tour is the most luxurious tours you can experience in Ireland.

On this journey, you will be treated to the finest of Irish hospitality, service, accommodation and produce. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience…unless – like many – you cannot resist returning after experiencing it!

Start in Dublin to feel the pulse of the capital city and her cultural charms, as well as neighbouring counties, before heading to Ireland’s west coast. Stop off in Clonmacnoise to learn more about Ireland’s mythology, religion and history. Irish people relish the opportunity to “head west” and you will do this in a style fit for royalty by staying in the five-star Ashford Castle.

Enjoy warm hospitality in your own castle where open fireplaces and quiet nooks invite you to curl up and relax in opulent surroundings. Stay in the castle itself or there is the option to upgrade to the exclusive Hideaway, a converted boathouse on the property favoured by visiting celebrities.

From your base, explore Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, seaside villages and the world-famous Cliffs of Moher (by air, boat or foot). Throughout your trip, your private Driver Guide will tailor stop-offs and detours to create an unmatched experience of Ireland.

Your final home from home will be Adare Manor and Hotel, which borrows its name from the nearby village of Adare, beloved for its delightful thatched roof cottages, lively pubs and antique shops. Sitting on the banks of the River Maigue, Adare overlooks the fording point from which the village derives its name: Ath-Dara meaning ‘The Ford of the Oak’. Expect luxurious suites individually designed to the highest of standards with stand-alone bath tubs, 19th century oil paintings, gold leaf detailing and restored heraldry.

The estates at both Ashford Castle and Adare are a country-lovers dream with falconry, horse riding, fishing and boat trips and, of course, golf (Adare is set to host the 2026 Ryder Cup).

This is a trip to truly inspire.

Highlights

  • 7 nights in 5-star hotel, castle and manor: Dublin – 2 nights, Connemara – 2 nights, Limerick – 2 nights
  • Ireland’s most luxurious & sought-after 5-star properties
  • Country estate activities: falconry, shooting, golf, fishing and horse riding
  • Fireside storytelling & music
  • Relax in luxury spas
  • Dine on Ireland’s finest produce – in the top restaurants and local pubs
  • Be awed by the Connemara coastline
  • Hotel Suggestions: Merrion Hotel in Dublin, Ashford Castle in Mayo, Adare Manor in Shannon
  • Suggested Airport: Dublin Arrival & Shannon Airport Departure
  • Regions Visited: Dublin City, Wild Atlantic Way, west coast, hidden heartlands

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Accommodation

Ashford Castle, Mayo

Ashford Castle, Mayo

Ashford Castle, Mayo

Ashford Castle, Mayo

Ashford Castle, Mayo

Ashford Castle, Mayo

Ashford Castle, Mayo

Adare Manor, Limerick

Adare Manor, Limerick

Merrion Hotel, Dublin

Merrion Hotel, Dublin

Merrion Hotel, Dublin

Merrion Hotel, Dublin

The Merrion Hotel Dublin

Ashford Castle Bar

Ashford Castle, Mayo

5 Star Hotels Ireland

Ashford Castle Hotel is a 5 Star Luxury Castle on the Banks of Lough Corrib and is perhaps Ireland’s most quintessential and beautiful castle hotels. It has everything a person could want on a vast estate of 350 acres of woodlands, park and Lakelands. The hotel boasts two fine dining restaurants, a beautiful oak-panelled bar, fishing, falconry, clay pigeon shooting and a host of other activities on its extensive estate. Many of our visitors to Ireland remark afterwards that a  stay at Ashford was a once in a lifetime experience. Visit Website.

Adare Manor, Limerick

5 Star Hotels Ireland

Adare Manor has been a byword for elegant lifestyle for over two centuries. The 840-acre estate that surrounds the Manor House consists of sweeping parklands, cultivated gardens, formal French gardens, magnificent mature trees. The extensive gardens also boast a fully matured Robert Trent Jones Senior golf course and Adare Manor Equestrian Centre and Spa. Visit Website.

Drawing room at the Merrion Hotel Dublin

Merrion Hotel, Dublin

5 Star Hotels Ireland

Many of the 142 bedrooms and suites overlook period landscaped gardens. Guests can dine in the 2-star Michelin Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud or The Cellar Restaurant and Bar. The intimate No 23 cocktail bar waits as does the Tethra Spa which boasts an 18m pool, steam room, fully equipped gymnasium and two private treatment rooms. The Merrion offers six private dining and meeting rooms. Visit Website

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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 Mercedes and Land Rover Range Rover vehicle models.

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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 (please note Experiences are not included unless requested)

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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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Shopping Spree

Love fashion and shopping? Dublin’s Grafton Street has you covered with big name favourites and an institution of Irish fashion – Brown Thomas. Let us arrange a local stylist to accompany you on your shopping trip to introduce you to Irish designers and ensure you are dressed to impressed!

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Clonmacnoise

From Dublin there are a number of historical stops en route to the west of Ireland.We will stop in the quaint village of Glasson on the banks of Irelands inland lakes for lunch.We may visit Clonmacnoise on the banks of the River Shannon an ancient and mystical monastery that has survived millennia of plundering by Vikings and Norman invaders.In the evening we will travel to the west of Ireland, famed for its wonderful colourful culture.

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Scenic West Coast & Cliffs Tour

West Clare is among Ireland’s most rugged and dramatic landscapes with shifting and sculpting stone creating unforgettable scenery such as the Cliffs of Moher, Burren Plateau and The Aran Islands. The Cliffs of Moher is the highlight of the region and can be experienced from the lofty heights looking down into the abyss of Atlantic rollers below. An alternative way to enjoy is with a cliff cruise from Doolin Pier which can be arranged depending on time of day and of course the unpredictable west coast weather.

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Farm Your Oysters

Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way are renowned for delicious seafood delights and DK Connemara Oysters live up to this reputation. Ballinakill Bay is a perfect location to grow rich tasty oysters. Visit this glorious setting and smell the fresh Wild Atlantic air. See the farm crew working hard in the water to grow the most perfect meaty oysters. Shuck your own oyster or take a punt at the weight of one. And of course finish your tour with a taste of a beautiful fresh oyster.

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The Quiet Man

Do you remember ‘The Quiet Man’? Let us arrange a private  tour from the Ashford Estate and the nearby village of Cong. Cong village also has a beautiful abbey worth visiting as well as The Quiet Man Cottage and Heritage Center. The Squire Danaher’s House from the movie is on the grounds of the castle. 

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Farm Friends

Ask anyone in Ireland if they are related to a farmer and they’ll surely say yes! We have built great relationships with some of the extra fun people whose live and breath agriculture and they’ll be happy to welcome you onto their working farm. Depending on the season, meet new-born lambs, watch sheepdogs at work, clamber over freshly baled hay or see traditional ploughing in action.

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Fireside Storytelling

Ireland is the land folklore, legends and storytelling. At Ireland Chauffeur Travel, we adore Ireland’s famed fireside storytelling sessions and we want to share that with you. We will arrange an authentic, engaging and private storytelling and music session with one of our favourite famed storytellers … and all in the comfort of your hotel or local pub

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Foraging on Land and Sea

Foraging is a great way of gathering tasty and natural ingredients from hedgerows, fields, woods, country lanes and pathways of Ireland, not to mention the seaweed on the coast! If you would like to spend a few hours outdoors and slowly exploring the countryside and beaches, let us introduce you to one of our foraging friends!