Day 1 - Arrive into Dublin Airport and travel to Cliff at Lyons, newest property in the Cliff collection. An easy 30 minute drive from the airport, it’s the perfect way to begin your trip. Today you can enjoy activities available on the estate such as falconry, cooking classes, bicycling, canoeing, walking tours and more. Today you can also head out to visit to Castletown House, the largest Palladian Mansion in Ireland, set on gorgeous parklands. Tour the house, stroll along the river walks, visit the temple and remains of a bath house.
Overnight: Cliff at Lyons
Day 2 - Today start at Brú na Bóinne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are three passage tombs here: Dowth, Knowth and Newgrange. Access to Knowth and Newgrange is available via shuttle from the Visitor Center only, and access is limited so we recommend early arrival. This afternoon, visit Kells an ancient monastic site and then Hill of Tara, which was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland.
Day 3 - You’ll travel to Galway today where you’ll check into Glenlo Abbey, a luxury 5-star on a 140 acre estate. En route you can stop to see Belvedere House, which is a restored 18th century hunting/fishing lodge. See the infamous “Jealous Wall” and enjoy exploring the grounds. Then you can head on to visit Athlone Castle & Visitor Center, followed by a stop at Clonmacnoise, an ancient monastic site.
Overnight: Glenlo Abbey
Day 4 - You’ll make your way to Lough Rynn Castle, set on 350 acres of gorgeous scenery and featuring Victorian Walled Gardens. Before going to the castle, first visit Cavan Burren Park where you can learn at the visitor center, stroll the walking trails, glacial erratics, dolmens and more. Next up you can visit Drumlane Abbey & Round Tower before heading on to Lough Rynn Castle.
Overnight: Lough Rynn Castle
Day 5 - Start today with a visit to Tullynally Castle Gardens, which date back over 350 years. The castle is still a private residence, so not available for touring (except for groups by prior arrangement). Next visit Kells an ancient monastic site and then Hill of Tara, which was the seat of the High Kings of Ireland. Lastly, visit Trim Castle which is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.
Day 6 - Travel to Dublin Airport and depart Ireland
Self drive starting from $1,021 per person in low season and $1,261 per person in high season
Driver guide starting from $2,846 per person in low season and $3,075 per person in high season*Based on double occupancy, rates subject to availabilityIncludes:5 nights accommodation (Cliff at Lyons, No.1 Pery Square and Lough Rynn Castle or similar)Taxes
Breakfast dailyAutomatic rental car for 5 days or driver guide service throughout
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