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Culture, Crafts & Cuisine of Ireland – Private Luxury Ireland Tours (15 days)

Artisans of Leisure

Dublin, Ireland To Cong, Ireland

Valid for Departures Now Through: 05 Dec 2018

Culture, Crafts & Cuisine of Ireland – Private Luxury Ireland Tours (15 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Dublin, Ireland
The Merrion Hotel None

CULTURE, CRAFTS & CUISINE OF IRELAND: Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Kenmare, Killarney, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle)

An exclusive private tour of Ireland for the most discerning luxury traveler.

Private arrival transfer to hotel

Accommodation in Dublin at ultra-luxury hotel

Day 2
Dublin, Ireland
The Merrion Hotel Breakfast

Full-day private tour with expert guide and driver

Historic sites, literary Dublin, Georgian architecture, culinary touring, whiskey tasting

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: Guinness Storehouse, Kilmainham Gaol, Chester Beatty Library, theater tickets, restaurant reservations

Day 3
Kilkenny, Ireland
Mount Juliet Breakfast

Private transfer to Kilkenny, with touring of County Wicklow en route

Powerscourt gardens, Glendalough, Avoca Mill

Accommodation in Kilkenny at ultra-luxury hotel

Day 4
Kilkenny, Ireland
Mount Juliet Breakfast

Half-day private walking tour with expert guide

Riverside town, medieval streets, castle, cathedral, local crafts

Afternoon cheesemaking demonstration and cheese tasting

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: visiting the workshop of local glass artisans, seeing the ruins of Jerpoint Abbey or Kells Priory, shopping for crystal in Waterford

Day 5
Cork, Ireland
Hayfield Manor Hotel Breakfast

Private transfer to Cork, with touring en route

Rock of Cashel, private cooking lesson

Accommodation in Cork at luxury hotel: Hayfield Manor or Ballymaloe House

Day 6
Cork, Ireland
Hayfield Manor Hotel Breakfast

Full-day private tour of Cork and nearby towns with expert guide and driver

English Market, interesting neighborhoods, Kinsale fishing village

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: Titanic sites in Cobh

Day 7
Kenmare, Ireland
County Kerry, Ireland
Park Hotel Kenmare Breakfast

Private transfer to Kenmare, with touring en route

Seaside villages, artisanal food producers, Bantry House & Garden, Bantry Bay

Accommodation in Kenmare at luxury hotel: Park Hotel Kenmare or Sheen Falls Lodge

Day 8
Kenmare, Ireland
Park Hotel Kenmare Breakfast

Morning private excursion to Beara Peninsula

Wild landscapes, jagged coastlines, craggy mountains, sparkling lakes

Afternoon chocolate making lesson

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: Iveragh Peninsula and Ring of Kerry

Day 9
Killarney, Ireland
The Europe Breakfast

Private transfer to Killarney, with touring of Killarney National Park en route

Muckross House estate and grounds, brown bread baking lesson, horse-drawn jaunting car ride

Accommodation in Killarney at luxury hotel: The Europe or Killarney Park Hotel

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: private boat ride among the islands and rocky outcroppings of Lough Lea

Day 10
Killarney, Ireland
The Europe Breakfast

Full-day private excursion to Dingle Peninsula

Ancient ring forts, prehistoric sites, seaside towns, local craft and artisan shops

Day 11
County Clare, Ireland
Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Doonbeg Breakfast

Private transfer to County Clare, with touring en route

Adare village, Bunratty Castle, Bunratty Folk Park

Accommodation in County Clare at ultra-luxury castle resort

Additional activities can be arranged, upon request: golf, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, falconry, tennis, archery, touring the kitchen garden with the hotel’s head gardener to select fresh produce for dinner, dinner in a local village famous for traditional Irish music

Day 12
Cong, Ireland
County Mayo, Ireland
Ashford Castle Breakfast

Private transfer to County Mayo, with touring en route

Cliffs of Moher, Burren, ancient forts, archeological sites, colorful villages, local smokehouse

Accommodation in County Mayo at ultra-luxury castle resort

Day 13
Cong, Ireland
Ashford Castle Breakfast

Full-day private excursion to Connemara National Park

Rugged landscapes, mountains, moors, tiny villages, sea views, Kylemore Abbey

Day 14
Cong, Ireland
Ashford Castle Breakfast

At leisure to enjoy resort

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: golf, fishing, horseback riding, falconry, kayaking

Day 15
Cong, Ireland
None Breakfast

Private transfer to Shannon airport

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CULTURE, CRAFTS & CUISINE OF IRELAND: Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Kenmare, Killarney, Co. Clare (Dromoland Castle), Co. Mayo (Ashford Castle)


An exclusive private tour of Ireland for the most discerning luxury traveler.


This private tour focuses on Ireland’s unique culture, cuisine and crafts. It includes beautiful landscapes, places rich in Irish history, and opportunities for insider, hands-on access to Ireland’s artisans and cultural experts.

About Us

Artisans of Leisure is a luxury travel company specializing in comprehensive private tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the South Pacific. Artisans of Leisure tours are created for discerning travelers who expect the highest level of luxury, service, and attention to detail. Artisans of Leisure tours include preferred rooms at the world’s best luxury hotels and resorts. All touring is private, with expert guides and drivers in each destination, and each day is tailored to individual interests, preferred pace, and travel preferences.

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Ask about incorporating special interest activities: culinary touring, family-focused activities, soft adventure excursions, art tours, shopping, performances, philanthropy, heritage, and more.

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25th Anniversary Trip

By: AJ


Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2015

Great experience!!! Tony, the driver that was our main contact was amazing.
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