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Luxury Historic & Castle Tours of Ireland

Ireland has a rich history and is home to over 1000 castles. At Luxury Ireland Tours we have an in-depth knowledge of Irish castles. Our team of expert tour designers can craft your perfect Irish castle tour. Let us take care of every detail of your trip.
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    Luxury Historic & Castle Tours of Ireland

    Discover Ancient Ireland

    You may have a keen interest in Irish history and be looking to learn more about Ireland’s medieval past, or just want to experience staying in luxurious Irish castle, whatever your preference our team of expert tour designers will craft your perfect Irish tour.

    We always go the extra mile. Just let us know the following key information and we will draft a unique itinerary:

    • How many days would you like to stay?
    • What are your preferred travel dates?
    • Would you require 4 or 5 star accommodation?
    • How many people will be attending?
    • Are there any specific castles you would like to visit?
    • Do you have any ancestral venues in mind?

    No matter your request, from helicopter charter to exclusive whiskey tasting, we have access to the most exclusive experiences across Ireland.

    Irish Castle Tours FAQ’s

    Do You Offer Tours Of Ireland And Scotland?

    Yes, we have a sister company, Luxury Scotland Tours, based in Edinburgh which specialises in the very best bespoke Scottish tour itineraries. It is very common for us to create Scotland and Ireland tours for our clients.

    How Much Do Your Historic Tours Cost?

    This depends on a number of factors, including tour duration, standard of hotel, activities, and time of travel. However, a 7-day tour which includes 4-star hotel accommodation starts from £2000 per person.

    What Are The Rules About Tipping In Ireland?

    Tipping is not mandatory in Ireland, and you only tip for personal services such as restaurant service or golf caddies. The average tipping rate for these sorts of services is about 10%, although you may wish to tip more for exceptional service.

    When is the Best Time to Travel to Ireland?

    We suggest visiting Ireland between April and October. The weather is drier and warmer in spring and summer. May or June is a good time to visit, the weather will be warm but it will not be as busy as it is in peak season (July and August).

    Where Should We Fly Into?

    Our clients generally land in Dublin, from which all regions are easily accessible. Alternatively, Shannon airport is a good option if you are travelling to the west or south-west of the country.

    Here Are A Few Of Our Favourite Castles

    Ireland is laden with impressive castles and it was hard to narrow down our favourites. Below is a snapshot of some great castles you can visit across Ireland. Featuring a few archaic ruins, luxurious castle hotels, and coastal beauties.

    Dunluce Castle

    This archaic coastal gem was built in the 1500s by the MacQuillan Family. Based in County Antrim, Dunluce is perched on clifftops looking over the choppy Atlantic Ocean. If you are a Game Of Throne’s ® fan, you may recognise Dunluce, which has been featured numerous times in the HBO series. The castle has steep drop offs at all sides and this served the castle well from a defence perspective. To get to the castle you must cross a dicey bridge from the mainland, which is not for the faint hearted! The castle has a visitor centre and you can tour around the ruined walls. Make sure to bring your camera, the views are exceptional.

    Ashford Castle

    One of Ireland’s grandest castles, Ashford was originally built in the 1200s. It has seen many brutal battles over the years, eventually becoming a hunting lodge before being sold to the Guinness family in 1852. Ashford Castle is now a luxury hotel resort, with sprawling gardens, picture perfect fountains, and a blend of Medieval and Victorian architecture. If you are looking for an overnight castle experience, we cannot recommend Ashford Castle highly enough.

    Dunguaire Castle

    This fortified tower house is built on the edge of Galway Bay. The castle has passed through various Irish clans but it was originally built by the Hynes Clan. The castle is now fully refurnished, with a splendid interior and equally impressive view from the castle across a glinting bay and beautiful Irish countryside. You can tour the castle and even enjoy a traditional medieval banquet.

    Malahide Castle

    Situated about 30 minutes from Dublin, Malahide Castle has been home to the Talbot Family for over 800 years. The castle is idyllically placed in 260 acres of manicured countryside. The castle is rumoured to be haunted and some proclaim it is the most haunted castle in the country. You can tour the castle and grounds throughout the year. An experienced tour guide will reveal the castles history, including insights into battles, architecture, and the names of the castle’s ghosts and ghouls.

    Blarney Castle

    Perfectly placed aside the River Martin, Blarney Castle dates back to the early 1200s. The castle was rebuilt in the 15th century by the notorious McCarthy family. You can tour the castle and gardens. However, the main attraction is the Blarney Stone, found at the very top of the castle. If kissed, this magical stone is said to give you “the gift of the gab”.