based on 8 nights & daily experiences
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
Price per person including VIP airport assistance, a private chauffeur to accompany you throughout, all accommodation and tours as mentioned.
A stylish and exclusive nine-day private journey with a private chauffeur and guided experiences throughout
Stay in some of Ireland's finest accommodation, including the magnificent Adare Manor
Go beneath the skin of rural Ireland as you explore hidden medieval castles
Enjoy a private pre-opening visit of the book of Kells in Dublin
Try out some typical country pursuits such as falconry and learn the art of whiskey distilling
It is very difficult to predict the weather in Ireland - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but Ireland does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.
A visit to Ireland is full of unexpected special moments. It might be a break in the clouds that reveals a distant island bathed in shimmering light; or arriving unannounced at a remote country pub to find your dinner ready for you and some Irish fiddlers striking up. This itinerary showcases the best of Ireland featuring iconic luxury hotels, a range of privately-guided tours and a wealth of local experiences and activities to truly immerse yourself in the charm of Ireland.
This wonderful introduction to Ireland begins in Dublin's fair city, where you’ll stay in the heart of the city, so you have an excellent base as well as the services of our fantastic team to help you explore.
Dublin is a city filled with history and we’ve included some special highlights to get you behind the scenes starting with a very special pre-opening tour of the Book of Kells, allowing you to marvel at these mesmerising medieval texts without the crowds. From here, we’ll take you on a privately-guided visit of the General Post Office on a specialist history tour detailing the 1916 Easter Rising. This fascinating interactive tour includes live footage and artefacts of events which lead to the Irish Republic.
Over the years Irish cuisine has developed from simple ingredients of potatoes, meat and vegetables to create fresh, gourmet dishes. During a private cooking class discover the modern interpretations of classic recipes as you learn to cook dishes alongside an expert chef. Of course, once all the food is prepared it will not go to waste as you are invited to dine and enjoy your traditional dishes, perhaps accompanied by a local tipple!
For your final day in Dublin we are taking you just over an hour south of the city into the Wicklow Mountains National Park, the largest of Ireland’s National Parks. Your first stop is Hunting Brook Gardens for an exclusive tour with the owner. Featuring 15 acres of woodland and five acres of botanical gardens, Hunting Brook is one of the largest gardens in Ireland and a wonderful collection of vibrant, colourful plants.
Ireland is renowned for its ales and whiskeys, however you may be surprised to learn that wine is also produced here. On a guided tour of a local artisan winery, you’ll meet the inviting founders for a personal tour. The flagship wine here is a Móinéir Irish Strawberry Wine, where each bottle is made up of up to 150 hand-picked strawberries! Enjoy a tasting along with two of their other award-winning wines alongside some delicious Irish snacks.
Leaving Dublin behind, your private chauffeur takes you to south-west Ireland today, towards Limerick to a truly Iconic hotel, Adare Manor. Set in 840 acres of parkland Adare Manor offers a luxurious castle hotel with exquisite furnishings and a plethora of activities. Due to host the Ryder Cup in 2026, the championship golf courses here are some of the best in Europe. However, the activity options here go well beyond golf with archery, fishing, horse riding and many more country pursuits on offer. A real highlight here are the falconry experiences and we’ve included a private experience especially for you. Guided by an expert falconer get up close to the majestic birds of prey ranging from tiny scoop owls to beautiful Harris hawks.
After a restful night - perhaps sampling the delights of Adare’s Michelin-starred restaurant - we’ve included a very special day trip for you, showcasing the very best of an undiscovered Ireland. Climbing aboard a motor yacht we’ll take you for an insightful day exploring medieval castles and Georgian manor houses, sampling some exquisite food and getting immersed in Irish culture along the way. We do not want to give too much so you can enjoy some surprises along the way, however this is sure to be a memorable experience you’ll treasure forever.
For your next day we’re taking you to the Burren national park- a striking limestone park where you’ll enjoy a guided walk as well as a private tour of the Burren Perfumery. Here you’ll find Ireland’s oldest perfume house, where inspiration and scents are taken from the land in the form of plants and wild flowers. Discover the different scents and learn of the traditional methods used to make perfumes, candles and soaps.
Your final stop takes you to the very heart of Ireland to County Laois and the charming, boutique country house of Ballyfin. The relaxed setting here, surrounded by parkland and the stunning Irish scenery is the perfect way to end your trip where you can choose to be as active or relaxed as you wish. Perhaps you might like to head to the boating lake with one of the hotel’s rowing boats, take a walk around the grounds, or simply cosy up next to the fire with a good book and a glass of Irish coffee in hand. So that you can make the most of the beautiful grounds we’ve included a pony trekking lesson as well as a private pic-nic for you. Of course this can be adapted depending on how active you’d like to be!
Speaking of whiskey, we’ve included a private visit to Tullamore distillery, where you’ll meet a whiskey expert for a tour and tasting, learning the steps to make this iconic craft. We’ve also included a guided visit of the Irish National Stud, a stud farm where many championship race horses have been bred and trained. Horse racing holds a strong tradition in Ireland and there is a real sense of national pride here, making this a really special visit.
For your final day you have the option to choose what you’d like to do- perhaps you’d like to visit the 100 designer boutiques at Kildare village or perhaps continue to explore Ireland’s vast landscapes and medieval castles. Whatever you choose you’ll leave with a heart full of Irish charm.
Famed for its Blarney Stone, which by kissing will bestow the gift of eloquence, Blarney Castle was built over six hundred years ago by Cormac McCarthy, one of Ireland's greatest chieftains. But don't forget to explore the castle and gardens too.
Enjoy a leisurely boat trip on Ballyfin's lake or have the Butler take you out while you relax and enjoy the scenery. With a Ballyfin picnic on board, and a shady tree on the banks under which to consume it, you will be in heaven.
Soaring over 700 feet, the Cliffs of Moher are a magnificent 8-kilometre stretch of sea cliffs along the Atlantic coast of Clare. Wonderful views and fabulous seabird colonies make the Cliffs of Moher a must-see natural attraction in the west of Ireland.
The Slieve Bloom Mountains near Ballyfin are among the least explored areas in Ireland, and are fantastic to explore by foot with a guide, from quaint villages in the foothills to views stretching across half the counties in Ireland at the top.
Glendalough, in the heart of the beautiful Wicklow Mountains, is a wooded valley with two mysterious lakes, famed for its charismatic early seventh-century monastic complex and round tower. You can also enjoy beautiful walks in the woods and mountains.
Skellig Michael, a towering sea crag rising from the wild Atlantic Ocean around eight miles off the coast of Kerry, is a mind-blowing destination whose stark spirituality and skirling seabird colonies will live in your mind long after you have returned.
The Burren landscape, with its unusual limestone rock formations, fascinating prehistoric archaeology and renowned flora and fauna, provides a spectacular terrain for a guided walk. Explore its secrets on a half-day walking tour with your private guide.
Teelings Distillery is Dublin's first new whiskey distillery in over a century and currently the only one in the city. Visit Teelings and taste three award-winning whiskeys for yourself.
With its mix of traditional Cork fare and exciting new foods from overseas, along with some great banter at its mainly family-run stalls, the English Market in Cork will charm anyone with an interest in food.
The award-winning gardens at Birr Castle in Offaly are one of the most extraordinary gardens in Ireland. With abundant rare plants, the world’s tallest box hedges, and plenty of kid-friendly activities, a visit to Birr Castle makes a superb day out.
Snaking more than 120 scenically captivating miles in a circular route around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry, The Ring of Kerry takes in rugged and verdant coastal landscapes, lakes and mountains and charming seaside villages.
Sometimes known as Cashel of the Kings, the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary is a spectacular collection of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone rock.
Trinity College is Dublin's oldest university and its cobbled front square and collection of historic buildings is a must see. The magnificent Old Library building houses the Book of Kells - a 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world.
Visit the famous brewery of the iconic drink that has shaped much of Dublin's history, as well as discovering what goes in to making the perfect pint of Guinness.
Enjoy a visit to a local artisan winery, known for producing unique strawberry wine. Along with the founders, take a tour of the winery and discover the intricate processes put in place to produce the signature wines, some carried out by hand.
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