Castle Discovery

  • Driving Holidays

    Castle Discovery

Tour length

8 days

From

1689.00$1689.00

Spoil yourself at deluxe castles & manors and indulge your senses


Discover Ireland’s beautiful Northern and Western coasts on this luxury driving holiday.  Standing high on the slopes of the Holywood Hills is the magnificent Culloden Estate and Spa, the most prestigious luxury five-star hotel in Northern Ireland. Onwards for an unforgettable stay at the five-star luxurious award winning Lough Eske castle in Donegal. Your next stop is the city of Galway, a unique medieval city that offers great shopping during the day and comes alive at night with many a traditional music session.  Finish up just outside Dublin city, for your last two nights.

Itinerary


Day

1

Belfast

Tuesday: Arrival

Travel to the city of Belfast famous for its industrial past and turbulent history & visit the newly redeveloped Titanic Quarter.

Overnight - Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast
 


Day

2

Giant's Causeway

Wednesday

Today head up the coast to the world famous Giant's Causeway.

Overnight - Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast


Day

3

Donegal Highlands

Thursday

Continue through the tranquil lakelands of Fermanagh to Belleek, home of the famous Irish pottery before travelling on to Donegal.

A drive west takes you to the fishing port of Killybegs and Glencolmcille, named after Saint Columba of Iona. A drive north to Glenveagh National Park via Ardara and Glenties, will afford you the opportunity to shop for Donegal Tweeds and hand-knits.   

Overnight - Lough Eske Castle, Donegal
 


Day

4

Westport & Sligo

Friday

Looming over Sligo like a beached ocean liner is the limestone ridge known as Ben Bulben in an area which the poet W.B. Yeats called ‘the land of heart’s desire’. Visit Mass Rock and Holy Well at Tobernalt near Lough Gill.  Head to Westport on Clew Bay in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s Holy Mountain and then visit Ballintubber Abbey founded by St. Patrick. 

Overnight - Glenlo Abbey, Galway​ 
 


Day

5

Connemara

Saturday

A short drive along the coast to the Burren—one of Ireland’s great natural treasures. After lunch you will visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher. Travel south through County Clare passing the famous golf course and beach at Lahinch.

Overnight - Glenlo Abbey, Galway​
 


Day

6

Dublin

Sunday

There are some fascinating sights to be visited today, including the heritage town of Kells, where the famous Book of Kells was discovered. Later on you can travel through the lovely rural countryside to Trim Castle, the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland.

Overnight - Clontarf Castle, Dublin


Day

7

Dublin's 'Fair City'

Monday

Explore the north County of Dublin.  Visit one of Ireland’s oldest castle, Malahide Castle.  Have lunch in the fishing village of Howth.  Alternatively you can explore Dublin’s ‘Fair City’, an ancient and cosmopolitan city as intimate as a village, and friendly as a pub. A Dublin Bus Hop on / Hop off tour ticket is an easy way to get around and visit some of the city’s attractions.

Overnight - Clontarf Castle, Dublin


Day

8

Dublin

Tuesday: Departure

Sadly, your tour has come to an end after a final hearty breakfast.  Return your car hire as detailed on your voucher.


Availability

Room Type DoubleTripleSingle2 x Twin
Feb 26-Feb 28$1839.00$1839.00$1689.00$1689.00$3159.00$3159.00$1779.00$1779.00
Mar 1-Mar 31$1999.00$1999.00$1859.00$1859.00$3439.00$3439.00$1939.00$1939.00
Apr 1-Apr 2$2039.00$2039.00$1899.00$1899.00$3489.00$3489.00$1979.00$1979.00
Apr 3-Apr 11$2199.00$2199.00$2009.00$2009.00$3789.00$3789.00$2059.00$2059.00
Apr 12-Apr 30$2039.00$2039.00$1899.00$1899.00$3489.00$3489.00$1979.00$1979.00
May 1-May 31$2209.00$2209.00$2069.00$2069.00$3879.00$3879.00$2149.00$2149.00
Jun 1-Jun 30$2259.00$2259.00$2109.00$2109.00$3989.00$3989.00$2189.00$2189.00
Jul 1-Jul 16$2329.00$2329.00$2179.00$2179.00$4059.00$4059.00$2269.00$2269.00
Jul 17-Aug 10$2489.00$2489.00$2289.00$2289.00$4359.00$4359.00$2349.00$2349.00
Aug 11-Aug 31$2329.00$2329.00$2179.00$2179.00$4059.00$4059.00$2269.00$2269.00
Sep 1-Oct 31$2209.00$2209.00$2069.00$2069.00$3879.00$3879.00$2149.00$2149.00
Nov 1-Nov 30$1999.00$1999.00$1859.00$1859.00$3439.00$3439.00$1939.00$1939.00
Dec 1-Dec 13$1839.00$1839.00$1689.00$1689.00$3159.00$3159.00$1779.00$1779.00
Dec 14-Dec 31$1999.00$1999.00$1799.00$1799.00$3459.00$3459.00$1859.00$1859.00

Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars.
Please call for child rates (2-11 when sharing with 2 adults).
Note: Easter & Christmas supplements may apply​

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Tour Highlights

  • Cavan
  • Donegal
  • Slieve League
  • Killybegs
  • Belleek Pottery
  • Kylmore Abbey
  • Westport
  • Cong
  • Galway
  • Connemara
  • Aran Islands
  • Dublin
  • Temple Bar
  • Grafton Street
  • Howth

Tour Inclusions

  • 7 day “ROYAL COVERAGE” self-drive standard car rental
  • 1 night at the five-star luxurious Lough Eske Castle
  • Castle and Manor style accommodations
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • Touring map of Ireland
  • Ireland Discount Booklet

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