Save 15% and be Wined and Dined like Royalty at Ireland's Ashford Castle

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    Save 15% and be Wined and Dined like Royalty at Ireland's Ashford Castle with Insight Vacations

    Price: $3,850CAD Per Person

    (Price per person based on double occupancy. The savings is only valid on the land portion of the guided tour.)

    Offer: Save Up to 15%
    Departure Date: April 30, 2023
    Return Date: May 7, 2023

    Photo: Blarney Castle

    Travel Ireland in Elegance and Style on This 8-Day Guided Tour of the Emerald Isle

    Experience the Wild Atlantic Way and journey from Galway to Killarney on this once in a lifetime tour of Ireland. In Dublin explore the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College, before cutting the queue with fast track access to the 9th century Book of Kells. After an exploration of County Mayo and sojourn through picturesque Cong, indulge in a taste bud tantalizing Ashford Castle Dinner. The exquisite dining and locally sourced produce are matched only by the luxurious facilities of this vast estate, which include a falconry school, spa and an Irish Piper to signal your arrival. Look out at Galway Bay from the dramatic Cliffs of Moher and contemplate the beauty of County Clare on this weeklong, Irish experience.

    Two Make Travel Matter Experiences

    • Unique Insight Experiences
    • Stylish Hand Picked Hotels
    • Stay at Majestic Ashford Castle
    • Top Rated Highlights
    • Local Experts 
    • Authentic Dining Experiences
    • Farm to table dining at Ashford Castle's iconic George V Dining Room
    • Custom Coach with 2x the legroom
    • Travel Director
    • Smaller Group Options Available
    • Private/Personalized Tours Available

    Photo: Map of the Irish Elegance itinerary

    Day 1: In Dublin’s Fair city

    Welcome to Dublin. On arrival at Dublin airport, your airport transfer shuttle service leaves for your hotel at 08:30, 11:00 and 13:00. Meet your Travel Director at 14:00 for an orientation tour with a Local Expert that brings to life Dublin’s architectural treasures and history, stretching back more than 1,000 years. Travel along the River Liffey, see Custom House, Guinness Storehouse, Christchurch Cathedral and St. Patrick's Cathedral. See the 9th century Book of Kells and enjoy a walk through the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College.

    Back at your hotel, join your Travel Director for a warm and friendly Welcome Dinner with drinks and the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.

    Hotel – Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

    Included Meals - Dinner with Wine

    Photo: Trinity College Tour

    Day 2: Cashel and Blarney, heading for Killarney

    Depart Dublin and pass the famous Curragh Racecourse and green meadows where many of the finest Irish racehorses are bred. Driving south, stop to visit the spectacular Rock of Cashel, crowned with medieval buildings that dominate the flat countryside for miles around. Then on to explore Blarney with Insight Choice. Choose to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the magical stone to ensure a lifetime of eloquence. Alternatively, meet a senior gardener for a tour of Blarney Gardens. Head to Killarney, where you may fancy a ‘pint of porter.' This town on the lakes is famous for its lively pubs so in the evening why not join in the ‘craic’?

    Hotel - Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa

    Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

    Day 3: Ring of Kerry Experience 

    In the morning, marvel at spectacular mountain and sea views as you travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the Ring of Kerry. Meet John for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you visit his family-run seaweed farm to learn about sustainable farming practices that protect the wild Irish Atlantic coasts

    Hotel – Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa

    Included Meals – Breakfast

    Day 4: The Cliffs of Moher and on to Galway 

    Cross the Shannon Estuary by ferry and enter County Clare. Stop at the Exhibition Center and enjoy a walk along the Cliffs of Moher, raised approximately 700 feet above the pounding Atlantic waves. Then travel north across the Burren, a suddenly stark and barren landscape, scarred with interesting limestone creases. Journey to Galway, the City of the Tribes, and visit the lovely cathedral. Take in the scenery from your hotel, which is spectacularly set on the shores of Galway Bay.

    Hotel – Connemara Coast Hotel

    Included Meals – Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

    Photo: The Burren Ireland

    Day 5: Captivating Connemara 

    Embark on a superb exploration of the Connemara National Park and see a wonderland of rivers, lakes and silent hills. Explore Connemara with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the magnificent, turreted Neo-Gothic Kylemore Abbey. Alternatively join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and visit one of Ireland’s oldest oyster farms for a tasting. Learn about their commitment to biodiversity and work promoting sustainable packaging.

    Hotel – Connemara Coast Hotel

    Included Meals - Breakfast

    Day 6: Majestic Ashford Castle 

    Sitting on the edge of Lough Corrib and nestled on the border of County Galway and County Mayo, is the delightful Cong. You may recognise much of the town as it was used as the location in the 1952 film, 'The Quiet Man.' With free time to explore this quintessential Irish village, see the statue of the lead characters played by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, and the ruins of the Medieval Cong Abbey. Then a short drive down the road leads you to Ashford Castle, the highlight of your travels. As you arrive a lone piper escorts you over the drawbridge. Your exquisite hotel provides a romantic backdrop in superior surroundings, offering both relaxation and comfort. There are many opportunities to explore the vast estate, pamper yourself at the spa, or get to know the hawks and woodland surroundings at the hotel's falconry school. Dining at Ashford Castle ranks among the finest culinary experiences in the world. Creative cooking, locally sourced ingredients and an innovative menu await at your Celebration Dinner. Gentlemen, a jacket is required.

    Hotel – Ashford Castle

    Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

    Photo: Ashford Castle Celebration Dinner

    Day 7: Across the Emerald Isle to Dublin

    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the morning and perhaps a stroll on the estate? Then cross the midlands to Dublin where the rest of the day is free for independent activities and maybe some last minute shopping.

    Hotel – Clayton Hotel Burlington Road

    Included Meals – Breakfast

    Day 8: Depart Dublin 

    Your journey comes to an end after breakfast. Departure transfers arrive at Dublin airport at 07:00, 09:00 and 10:30

    Included Meals – Breakfast

    Don't delay, book your trip today! Offer expires December 5, 2022. 

    Terms And Conditions

    Save 15% on select 2023 departures as featured on as “Black Friday”. New bookings only. Must book and pay in full between November 11, 2022 and December 5, 2022. If guests change to another tour or date not on sale, they are responsible to pay the difference and adhere to different payment conditions. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Prices displayed are per person, based on double occupancy and are in US Dollars for select departure dates only. Sample savings valid as of November 11, 2022 and is based on Italian Escapade departing May 2, 2023. May be combined with 5% Past Guest discount only, not combinable with group discounts, Future Travel Credit carry forward discount or any other discount or promotion. Other conditions may apply. TICO#50015871

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