The Best of Ireland and Ashford Castle

  • Escorted vacation with scheduled departure dates.
Trip itinerary
Ashford Castle Cliffs of Moher Kerry St Patricks Cathedral in Dublin The Best of Ireland Vacation Killary Harbour in Kerry Killarney Lakes Connemara Park Connemara Coast Hotel Ashford Castle Room at the Ashford Castle Trinity College in Dublin View of Ashford Castle Galway

Package Description:

This comprehensive 8-day tour of Ireland showcases the country’s lively and vibrant cities, spectacular countryside and warm, friendly people – with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to stay in the 5-star Ashford Castle! 

Begin in Dublin where St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the cobbled courtyards of Trinity College greet you with their architectural splendor. From there you’ll take in the spectacular views of the Rock of Cashel and visit the famed Blarney Castle, before arriving in Killarney, home of Ireland’s most vibrant pubs and lively social venues complete with a cheery Irish atmosphere.

You’ll experience the picturesque Ring of Kerry, walk along the iconic Cliffs of Moher and take a tour of Galway, en route to Connemara – where you’ll discover why some consider this rugged realm of mountains, lakes and bogs to the real emerald of Ireland.

A true highlight of your journey will be the experience of spending the night in Ireland’s deluxe 13th century Ashford Castle. Set along the glistening waters of Lough Corrib, Ashford became the home of the Guinness family in the mid-1800s, and was transformed into a luxury hotel in 1939. Over the years it has hosted Princes and Presidents…and now it’s your turn!


Available Dates & Rates:

Terms and Conditions:

Advertised Package price is based on departure dates as indicated above and were available via the Sceptre Tours call center and may not represent current prices or availability.

Escorted tour packages are per person based on two people traveling together and include hotel accommodations; private luxury motorcoach with professional driver/guide; sightseeing as listed and most meals. Airport transfers are only included with purchase of airfare from Sceptre Tours. All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage of one (1) suitcase per person, due to limited capacity on motorcoaches, are included. Space is limited and prices may be restricted to certain travel dates, length of stay or room type. Baggage fees may apply for flights; however, tour participants are limited to one (1) suitcase per person for the tour itself. All gratuities are the responsibility of the passenger. Offer applies to North American-originating passengers. Terms and conditions apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Travelers who are under 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the vacation and must share an adult’s accommodation. If a child will be traveling with adults other than parents, or with only one parent, it is the passenger’s responsibility to contact the appropriate consulates and the applicable airlines to ensure children have the required documentation for traveling outside the U.S. Child/infant discounts not available and children under 8 are not allowed on any escorted tour. If purchasing air separately, in order to coordinate with the tour dates, please depart from North America ONE DAY earlier than land start date shown. There is an additional $25 per person concierge fee for bookings made through call centre (800-221-0924).
Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.

Cancellations/Changes:  Packages are nonrefundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type.

Optional Travel Trip Protection will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel for covered reasons up to the day of departure and receive a refund for the amount paid, less the amount paid for insurance and fees. Additional coverage for trip interruption; trip delay; accident and sickness medical expense; emergency evacuation/repatriation; baggage/personal effects; baggage delay; and 24 hr assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non refundable. Go to or call 800-221-0924 for full details on change/cancellation policy.


Package Includes:

7-Night Vacation

  • Airport transfers in Dublin
  • Transportation by luxury motorcoach with air conditioning, extra legroom and onboard restroom

  • Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel in Killarney
  • Connemara Coast Hotel in Connemara
  • Ashford Castle in Mayo
Other Inclusions:
  • 7 breakfasts (B); 1 lunch (L); 1 afternoon tea (AT); 5 three-course dinners (D) with choice of entrée and coffee or tea, including a Welcome Dinner with wine (WD)
  • Services of a professional Irish Tour Director
  • Inside visits and special features as shown in the description, including admission charges when applicable
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges and porterage for one suitcase per person

Make It Your Own! 

Choose from our sample vacations or customize your vacation and make it entirely your own. Either way, we’ll help you create the experience you desire!

Contact our vacation experts at 800.221.0924!