Welcome to MacItalia’s Deluxe Irish Castle promotion for overseas wholesale tour operators, offering a luxury castle type accommodation for small groups.

This tour is designed for small groups of around 12/14 pax maximum.

The category of accommodation is 4-star deluxe, all properties offering a high standard of service, food and amenities in castle type accommodation.

 

About the package

Day 1  Dublin to Kilkenny

Arrive at Dublin airport and meet up with your tour guide.

Your special tour begins with a panoramic tour of Dublin, travelling down the sights of O’Connell Street, past the impressive Central Post Office and across the River Liffey into the south side of the city.

We continue our tour of the Irish capital city with visits to the Temple Bar areaTrinity College - which has the magnificent illustrated manuscript Book of KellsDublin Castle, as well as Christ Church Cathedral.

We finish our exhaustive city tour with a visit to the Guinness Storehouse and a welcoming pint of the famous brew in the panoramic bar, with stunning views across the city. 

We then transfer to the Mount Juliet Conrad Hotel**** (or similar) nearby Kilkenny. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 2  Kilkenny to Shannon

After your Irish breakfast, the group will go to Kilkenny City and visit the famous Kilkenny Castle. We will then head west and stop in Cashel for the visit of the famous Rock of Cashel.

From Cashel, our coach takes us in the direction of County Clare, taking in the unwinding Irish landscape, County Clare is known for its unspoilt natural landscape and spectacular coastline. 

Our tour continues and in the afternoon we pay a visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk Parka large 15th century tower house, near Shannon Town, before going to Dromoland Castle***** (or similar) for the night. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 3  Shannon to Connemara

The group then spends the morning discover the dramatic scenery of County Clare, with a stop at the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland's most spectacular sights.

Standing 230 metres above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, the Cliffs boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland. On a clear day, the Aran Islands are visible in Galway Bay as well as the valleys and hills of Connemara.

We then follow the quaint Irish country lanes and drive across the lunar landscape of the Burren, spending time with a local guide to discover the fascinating flora and fauna of this unique landscape.

The Burren lies south of Galway in County Clare, Ireland. The name Burren is from the Irish - bhoireann meaning a stony place. Its formation has lain unspoiled since the ice-age and is composed of karstic limestone, the largest area of such in western Europe.

After lunch, we head towards the bustling town of Galway and have some free time in Galway to enjoy the laidback ambiance of the city, before going to Ballynahinch Castle **** (or similar) for the night. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 4  Connemara to Cong, nr Galway

We spend today visiting the magical Connemara region, beginning in the stopping in the charming town of Clifden, a quaint town set between the Atlantic Ocean, and the 12 Ben Mountains and preserved boglands. Leaving Clifden behind our coach travels along the Skye Road with a stop to visit the idyllic Kylemore Abbey, home to the Irish Benedictine nuns since 1920. We leave the Abbey and head towards our luxury accommodation at Ashford Castle ***** (or similar), on the shores of lough Corrib. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 5  Galway to Straffen, nr Dublin  

After breakfast we will cross the Midlands, with our stop at the monastery of Clonmacnoise, which is one of Ireland’s monastic sites, dating back over 1500 years. After enjoying the monastery, we travel onto visit the Lockes Distillery Museum, and taste famous Irish whiskey. Before heading towards our sumptuous accommodation, we visit the Irish National Stud and the beautiful Japanese Gardens, which is situated on the extensive lands of the Stud. Finally, we head towards our accommodation at Barberstown Castle **** in County Kildare. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 6  Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Dublin airport for departure flight 

The package includes:

  • 5 nights in 4 and 5 star castle deluxe hotels (5 nights on a DBB basis)
  • Airport transfers with assistance on arrival and departure
  • Private transport in deluxe coach for the duration of the tour
  • Local guide for the duration of the tour (foreign languages available)
  • Service of luggage porters in all hotels
  • All admissions to places of interest visited during the tour

Places to visit

This package is provided by MacItalia

Tour available in several languages and can be run as an independent special group.

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Please contact MacItalia for further information on price and departure details.


 

"I want to thank you very much for the good services and the local assistance from your colleagues... have a nice day!"

Federica, Anthurium Viaggi Pisa (Italy)

"Everything was perfect, beautiful hotels, good coach driver... this group is really very demanding, they are used to high level services, if they come back completely satisfied, you can say it's a success!! I will surely contact you again for other groups in Scotland for next year"

ARCHEOCLUB Historical Group, Mrs.Antonella Lorinia, ANTHURIUM VIAGGI, PISA

"All special groups this summer went very well - the agencies told me that everything went fine and the customers were really happy with everything"

Brenainn Crisafulli, Mecca Viaggi (Italy)

"My clients were very happy and the organisation was excellent!"

Sabine Riedl, Director, Kuoni Optimal Reisen (Austria)