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Luxury Castle and Chauffeur Vacation

This 8-night vacation package will show you the pure beauty of the south of Ireland with the help of a private chauffeur and included tours!
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Package includes round-trip airfare, luxury accommodations, private chauffeur, tours and sightseeing and more!

This eight night vacation package will show you the pure beauty of the south of Ireland with the help of a private chauffeur and included tours!

8-Night Vacation Includes:
Transportation:
  • Round-trip airfare to Dublin and from Shannon
  • Private chauffeur for duration of stay for duration of stay
Accommodations:
Included Tours:
  • Glasnevin Cemetery & Museum
  • House of Waterford Crystal
  • Cliffs of Moher
Other Inclusions:
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • All local taxes
  • Hotel service charges
  • Carrier and government taxes/fees/facility charges on airfare are included
  • Gratuities and meals (other than noted) are not included

You will begin at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa in County Meath for two nights.  During your time here you will be a short 30-minute drive to the city center.  Feel free to have your chauffeur escort you to the city to visit Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse or Kilmanhaim Gaol. 

The next destination on your discovery of the south will be the Waterford Castle Hotel in Waterford.  This unique property is situated on its very own island on the River Suir.

Following Waterford your chauffeur will take you to the west coast for a stay at the 5-star Dromoland Castle in Clare.  This castle hotel is an especially striking property and offers guests the opportunity to live like royalty!  The Dromoland Castle was originally the ancestral home of one of the few families of Gaelic Royalty; High King of Ireland.  While in Clare you will have a tour of the iconic Cliffs of Moher!  The Cliffs are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland, rightfully so.

Finally, the last two nights of your getaway will be at the 5-star Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo.  This estate sits beside the Lough Corrib and has an especially calm and tranquil atmosphere surrounding it.  Enjoy the 5-star service here before you head home tomorrow!

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Advertised package rates are per person and are based on two people traveling together, unless otherwise specified. Package rates are based on select departures as noted on the above calendar. Rates may not represent current prices. Rates require a 7-day advance purchase and include round-trip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees including the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees. Packages are subject to availability and are capacity controlled and may not be available on every date or on all flights and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. There is an additional $25 per person concierge fee for bookings made through call center (800-221-0924). Fares apply to North American originating passengers only. Full payment is made at the time of reservation. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Higher fares may also be available throughout travel period. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available. Stopovers are not permitted. Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.

Cancellations /Changes:
Fares are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type. Travel Trip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel/change your trip once for any reason up to 72-hours prior to departure. You will receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; missed connection; baggage and medical protections; and 24-hour worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable. Call 800-221-0924 or go to http://www.sceptretours.com.legal/ for full details on change/cancellation policy.

Vacation Package ID: PK-GC4P-LCCV-DUBAIR

Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa - Meath, Ireland
Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa

LOCATION:

Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa offers the best of both worlds in its location; enjoying an idyllic setting in the Meath countryside, positioned most conveniently within a short distance from Dublin's city centre. Situated just 8 miles from Dublin airport and 11 miles from Dublin city centre, Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa stands minutes from the N3 and M50, making it an extremely accessible base from which to travel Ireland’s East coast. The neighboring Blanchardstown Shopping Centre offers a huge variety of shops and cafes, Fairyhouse Racecourse, Dublin Zoo, Maynooth Castle and St. Patrick’s College are all easily accessed.

PROPERTY OVERVIEW:

The 145 air-conditioned guestrooms offer complimentary internet, TV with satellite channels and pay movies, minibar, safe, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Set against views across the Castle landscape, the Ivy Brasserie Restaurant offers modern international cuisine complemented by an extensive wine list, carefully selected from boutique vineyards. More informal options include The Terrace Lounge, The Sadlier Bar and the Castle’s private Cellar bar. Seoid Spa offers outstanding spa facilities featuring massage, Rasul Chambers, Flotation, Balneo therapy and a Hydrotherapy Pool.

Hotel Amenities
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free parking
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Beauty services
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Room service
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Patio
  • Sauna
  • Smoke-free property
Room Amenities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Internet access (complimentary)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Satellite television service
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Clock radio
  • In-room safe
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
Hotel Location
Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort - Waterford, Ireland
Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

LocationSituated on its own private Island on the River Suir, Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort offers Luxury Castle Accommodation nestled in the suburbs of Waterford City.

OverviewSituated on its own private Island on the River Suir, Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort offers Luxury Castle Accommodation nestled in the suburbs of Waterford City.  Feel yourself travel through time as you make the magical journey by Car Ferry (2 minutes) to the 310 acre Island Resort.  With an amazing history stretching back to the 6th century, wake up in Waterford Castle Hotel Ireland after a peaceful night’s sleep to the picturesque and enchanting scenes and sounds the island has to offer. Enjoy gourmet food served in our award winning Munster room restaurant and Fitzgerald Bar or simply relax by the large open fire in 16th Century surroundings.
 
Hotel Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Total number of rooms - 14
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Elevator/lift
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Meeting rooms
  • Free valet parking
  • Picnic area
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • Free self parking
  • Year Built 1600
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2475
  • Conference space size (meters) - 230
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4
  • Golf course on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking
  • Smoke-free property
  • Garden
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Use of nearby fitness center (complimentary)
  • Wedding services
Hotel Location
Dromoland Castle Hotel - Clare, Ireland
Dromoland Castle Hotel

Location: Dromoland Castle is ideally located 8 miles from Shannon Airport in Clare, just outside Newmarket on Fergus. The proximity of this beautiful castle hotel to other major cities in the south/southwest of Ireland makes it an ideal location for touring: 19 miles from Limerick city, 48 miles from Galway city, 80 miles from Cork city and 88 miles from Killarney. Just a few miles south of Dromoland you will find Bunratty Castle. Durty Nellys, one of Ireland’s most famous pubs, is a must for an Irish coffee or “Pint of the Black Stuff.”

Overview: All 99 guestrooms have been furnished with luxury in mind.  Interactive television with music and movies on demand, broadband internet, trouser press, hairdryer, US Converters and Dromoland Castle's Signature Soft Slippers and Bathrobes are for you to enjoy. Dining options at Dromoland combine a wealth of fresh, locally sourced produce with an extensive selection of dining options. The award-winning Earl of Thomond Restaurant is renowned for innovative cuisine, tradition and creative flair.  Boasting spectacular views of Lough Dromoland, the cocktail bar is the perfect setting - candlelit in the evening and hosting Irish ballads, providing an excellent background for after dinner drinks. For more informal dining, The Fig Tree Restaurant offers a variety of food from noon to late evening. The Castle grounds and woodlands are perfect for exploring on foot or on horseback. For 5-star fishing, why not take a trip out on Dromoland Lake. The hotel’s leisure center is ideal for those wishing to relax with a 17-meter pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. 18-hole championship golf, falconry, clay shooting, archery and tennis are also amongst the many activities you can enjoy.

Hotel Amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beauty services
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Fitness facilities
  • Health spa
  • Health club
  • Garden
  • Room service
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Multilingual staff
  • Secure parking
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Sauna
  • Shoe shine
  • Shopping on site
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa services on site
  • Suitable for children
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Swimming pool - indoor
  • Tour assistance
  • Translation services
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Clay shooting
  • Equestrian
  • Archery
  • Falconry
Room Amenities
  • Premium television channel(s)
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Separate sitting area
  • Climate control
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Air-conditioning
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Bathroom television
  • Internet access (surcharge)
  • Multi-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Minibar
  • Remote lighting/drapery/curtain control
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom phone
  • Extra towels/bedding in room
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Sewing kit
  • Slippers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Flat-panel television
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Non-smoking only
  • Desk
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
Hotel Location
Ashford Castle - Cong, Ireland
Ashford Castle

Location: Set on the shores of Ireland's second largest lake, Ashford Castle and its 350 acre private estate has delighted its guests for over 700 years. Once the estate of the Guinness Family, Ashford Castle's location, only 30 minutes from Galway city center, is ideal to explore the surrounding areas of Connemara, Mayo and entire rugged West Coast of Ireland. Galway city, with its famous Bay, is a picturesque and lively city with superb shopping, dining and fun filled pubs. Traditional Irish music abounds in this area.  Its Spanish Arch and Medieval Walls are evidence of a long and storied history. Be sure to visit Claddagh, just outside the city to see where the famous ring was first made.

Overview: New on-site amenities after the property's massive refurbishment include a 32-seat cinema, billiard room, cigar terrace, a state-of-the-art spa, wine cellars for private dining and more.  Each of the 85 guestrooms and suites have been refurbished with a collection of antique decorations, bespoke carpets, and opulent fabrics while being complimented with modern technologies to allow guests to feel at home. Many of the rooms retain their original features and all are equipped with modern amenities including broadband connectivity and Interactive TV. 

Creative cooking, inspired use of seasonal ingredients and an innovative menu, await you with a choice of dining options. The George V Restaurant, Cullen’s at the Cottage and the Prince of Wales Cocktail Lounge offer menus inspired by the magnificent surroundings. Estate activities include the castle's 9 hole private course, the Ashford Equestrian Centre, fishing the great lake and Ireland’s first school of Falconry. A modern health center is also available to guests, comprising of a whirlpool, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gymnasium and lake view conservatory.

 

 

Hotel Amenities
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Parking (free)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Hair salon
  • Number of floors - 3
  • Beauty services
  • Business services
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Coffee shop or cafĂ©
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Computer station
  • Internet access in public areas - high speed
  • Laundry facilities
  • Medical assistance available
  • Multilingual staff
  • Valet parking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Year Built - 1228
  • Number of restaurants - 3
  • Golf course on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Sauna
  • Shoe shine
  • Shopping on site
  • Suitable for children
  • Tour assistance
Room Amenities
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Pay movies
  • Phone
  • Multi-line phone
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Wake-up calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Designer toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Makeup/shaving mirror
  • Slippers
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Trouser press
  • Desk
  • Clock radio
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Alarm clock
  • Television
  • Non-smoking only
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Satellite television service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • River view
  • Garden view
  • Connecting / adjoining rooms available
Hotel Location
Day 1: Depart the United States and relax on an overnight flight to Dublin.  Ireland is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and most flights from New York to Dublin are around 7-8 hours so you’ll want to sleep on your flight and arrive in Dublin ready to explore!
 
Days 2 and 3:  The first two nights of your vacation getaway will be spent at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa in County Meath.  You will have a private chauffeur for the duration of your trip making traveling between cities especially easy!  County Meath is a quick 30 minute drive from Dublin’s city center, so feel free to have your chauffeur escort you to the city for a day-trip.  You can visit Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse or Kilmanhaim Gaol.
 
Days 4 and 5:  From Meath, your chauffeur will take you to the beautiful city of Waterford for a two night stay at the Waterford Castle Resort.  You will be located on a private island on the River Suir with gorgeous accommodations and enchanting surroundings.  While here you will have a tour of the House of Waterford Crystal, the most famous crystal in the world!  You can watch how the excellent craftsmen produce this stunning crystal from start to finish.  For two nights you will receive top notch service, luxury accommodations and a private location with easy access to the suburbs of Waterford city. 
 
Days 6 and 7:  After your peaceful stay in Waterford your chauffeur will escort you to the magnificent 5-star Dromoland Castle Hotel in County Clare.  Clare is a fantastic location for visitors and combined with such luxurious accommodations, you will feel like royalty!  From this castle hotel, you will be about an hour from the famous Cliffs of Moher.   The views you have from these peaks are breath taking.  On a clear day you will be able to see the Twelve Pins and the Maum Turk mountains in Connemara, Loop Head to the south and the Dingle Peninsula and Blasket Islands in Kerry.
 
Days 8 and 9:  The final stop on this Luxury Castle and Chauffeur Vacation is the 5-star Ashford Castle in Cong.  This beautiful castle hotel is situated in County Mayo beside the Lough Corrib.  The drive from Clare to the Ashford Castle will be almost three hours.  You will be thankful to have a chauffeur when you are resting in the back seat the whole time!
 
Day 10:  Depart Ireland today from Shannon Airport, about 1.5 hours from your castle hotel.  

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Testimonials

We wanted to see Ireland but were nervous about driving. Sceptre found our chauffeur, Pat, and he knew everything about the history and geography around us… he did a great job negotiating the hairpin curves on the Ring of Kerry. Can’t imagine a better vacation!
Anna M.

With Sceptre we were able to make a vacation that was really unique. We stayed in two castles, did some serious shopping, and spent a lot of time out in nature. One of the best things about Ireland is its beautiful scenery, and we were always exactly where we wanted to be.

 

VERONICA H.

Ireland was wonderful!  We learned so much and had such a nice time from beginning to end.  Our driver, Cornelius, was so knowledgeable and friendly and accommodating!  Thank you for planning this very memorable vacation for us - we were beyond satisfied, it all exceeded our expectations!

Spencer D.

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