Throughout this nine night self-drive adventure to Ireland you will indulge in 5-star hotel accommodations in the beautiful cities of Killenard, Cork, Kerry, Galway and Dublin plus, explore the breath-taking Wild Atlantic Way.
Fly into Dublin Airport and collect your rental car that will help you explore Ireland at your own pace over the course of your trip. Start off in Killenard for two nights at the 5-star Heritage Golf & Spa Resort, located about an hour southwest of the airport. On site, there are three restaurants to dine at, a bar, golf course, sauna, and more!
Next, take the 20 minute drive to Cork for one night at the 5-star Hayfield Manor. You will be in a prime location for exploring Cork, Ireland’s second largest city. Be sure to visit St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, St. Anne’s Church and do a little shopping on St. Patrick’s Street. For a piece of the Wild Atlantic Way, visit Mayo in Clare. The Clare Island lighthouse and Clapper Bridge are two incredible spots that serve as excellent photo opportunities!
Drive an hour west and spend the next two nights at the 5-star Park Hotel Kenmare in Kerry. This hotel is a Victorian landmark that comes complete with views of the Kenmare bay, an 18 hole golf course, and of course, exceptional service. During your time in Kerry you will want to explore the Wild Atlantic Way. The Dingle Peninsula and check out the spectacular Skellig Coast. The Wild Atlantic Way is an enchanting trail that encompasses the west coast of Ireland.
After your stay in Kerry, head over to the bustling city of Galway enjoy 5-star accommodations again for two nights at The g Hotel. The style of this hotel is modern, elegant and glamorous. Treat yourself to a spa treatment or simply relax on the rooftop Zen garden. The Cliffs of Moher are a short drive from Galway and offer visitors a chance to see the Galway Bay and the Aran Islands from above.
Your final two nights will be at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin, Ireland’s capital city! This iconic city is full of legendary landmarks to see including Trinity College and Temple Bar. Your getaway ends here and you will only be about a 20-minute drive from the airport.
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Prices are per person based on two people traveling together (unless specified otherwise) based on 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 centre (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. 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.
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The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort is located in the quaint village of Killenard, one hour southwest of Dublin, and within easy access to all parts of Ireland. Walk one of the many official Glenbarrow walks in The Slieve Bloom Mountains, from a family-friendly 1.5km walk to a more challenging 12km walk. Visit The National Stud and Japanese Gardens or shop till you drop in Kildare Village Outlet Shopping, located within 10 minutes from the resort.
The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort offers luxury accommodation with every air-conditioned guestroom designed using soft muted colors, luxurious bedding and separate soaking tub and shower. Other amenities include hairdryer, tea or coffee tray and internet access. Dining is available at one of the resort's three restaurants - The Arlington Room, Sol Oriens and Greens. The Slieve Bloom Bar is perfect for a night of history and flavor from all the Irish Whiskey Brewers on the Irish Whiskey Trail. This luxury resort also offers Championship Golf, an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms, tennis court, 5km walking track, children's game room, fishing and trim trail.
The 5-star g Hotel is located five minutes from Galway's city center along the majestic coastline of Galway Bay, at the gateway to stunning Connemara. It provides the ideal base from which to explore Galway: take a leisurely walk to town and visit the Spanish Arch, Galway City Museum, Galway Cathedral or enjoy a daytrip to the Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher or Kylemore Abbey.
One of the top hotels and spas in Ireland (and the only 5-star hotel in Galway), the g Hotel combines modern design, lavishness and comfort with impeccable service and incredible cuisine – in a totally original fashion. The exquisite creation of Philip Treacy, the world's most famous milliner (and Galway native), this utterly unique, visually spectacular and totally glamorous hotel overlooks Lough Atalia and Galway Bay, offering 101 magnificent guestrooms, decadent award-winning dining, and Galway's best-kept secret - the luxury ESPA at the g. Reflecting a timelessness of contemporary elegance, this ultimate comfort zone is matched by an extensive menu of ESPA treatments, as well as a vitality pool, crystal steam room, rock sauna and relaxation room overlooking the rooftop Zen garden.
Surrounded by embassies and ivy-covered homes in the prestigious Ballsbridge area of Dublin, The Four Seasons Hotel is an elegant, tranquil luxury hotel for travelers looking for historic sophistication, just a short stroll from the heart of Dublin City Center.
Home to immaculate garden views and Dublin's only full-service hotel spa, The Four Seasons Dublin is the ideal spot to unwind and discover the perfect balance of warm Irish hospitality and personal service. The 197 luxurious guestrooms are some of Dublin's most spacious, and look out over leafy cityscapes and lush, landscaped greenery. The hotel's intimate lounges and refined restaurants showcase European-inspired menus and Irish ingredients. The pampering spa provides a full range of relaxing massage, skin and body care treatments, as well as salon services. Guests of Four Seasons Dublin will also enjoy the state-of-the-art fitness center, 46-foot indoor lap pool and whirlpool, located beside the spa, and naturally lit by windows looking onto an outdoor sunken garden.
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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.
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!