Embarking on this journey across sublime countryside, you will explore incredible, rugged coastlines that will set your heart racing. As you pass through villages and cities, the Irish people will be waiting to welcome you with open arms and charm, making you feel right at home.
We are proud to have created one of the most prestigious luxury tours Ireland has to offer, allowing you to experience the true beauty of the country whilst creating memories that will last a lifetime.
You will be welcomed into Ireland by a Lang Atholl Experience representative who will be there to assist you with any bags and luggage. They will transport you into Dublin, the capital of Ireland, and you will soon arrive at the stunning 5 Star boutique Marker Hotel. The central location makes it the perfect place for you to go out and explore the city. Within the hotel there is also an award-winning spa which offers an array of treatments and facilities.
When in the city, you will visit the famous Guinness Storehouse located in the heart of St. James’s Gate Brewery. It is one of Irelands most visited tourist attractions and will be an experience you will not forget.
In the evening, you will have the chance to relax from your travels before setting off on your coastal tour.
You will start your journey to Belfast where you will visit the medieval Melahide Castle. The castle holds a dramatic 800 years of heritage which you can take in as you explore the rooms, art collections and listen to the stories being told. Shortly after, you will arrive at Brú na Bóinne which stands for the ‘’palace’ of the Boyne. It is an area situated within the bend of the River Boyne and holds one of the most important prehistoric landscapes.
You will soon arrive into Northern Ireland where you will enter the city of Belfast. Your accommodation for the evening will be at The Merchant Hotel which could not be more perfectly situated in the heart of the city centre. It includes their luxurious spa facilities along with stylish bars where you can relax and take in the views of the city. The Great Room Restaurant within The Merchant offers guests with a 5 star dining experience where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. You will have the opportunity to explore the city in the evening and take in the Northern Irish culture.
You will begin your day by exploring the Titanic Belfast which is one of the most visited attractions. It is filled with interactive galleries for you to explore and take in the history of the famous Titanic. A trip to Belfast is not complete without a stroll through the Botanic Gardens which occupies 28 acres of stunning tropical plants and seasonal displays.
After you have explored the city, you will set off to your accommodation for the evening, The Bishops Gate. It is is perfectly positioned within the historic city walls in the heart of Derry City’s Cathedral Quarter. The building is full of great history as it dates back to the 1800s. You can enjoy an evening in luxury with unrivalled service as The Bishop Gate stands out amongst hotels.
You will start off your day visiting Malin Head, a signature point on the coast. It is known for its rugged coastal landscape and stunning beaches. Next, you will visit Glenveagh which is one of the largest national parks in Ireland. It boasts beautiful wilderness, rugged mountains and pristine lakes for you to explore. Within is Glenveagh Castle, where you can tour the 19th century castle in depth. You will make your way round the coast of Donegal which provides some of the most stunning views. The towering Slieve League Cliffs are some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe and it is here you can take in the magnificent views out onto the Atlantic Ocean below.
Your accommodation for the evening will be the impressive Lough Eske Castle offering some of the most magnificent rooms and suites. It is nestled amid all the dramatic scenery of Co. Donegal which has been beautifully restored to provide guests with glamour and style. You will enjoy an evening in the stunning castle and relax from your day exploring Donegal.
You will begin your journey down to Galway City taking in some of the most impressive sites Ireland offers. You will travel past the Benbulbin, which is a large flat-topped rock part of the Dartry Mountains. Following, you will drive past Knockarea which is a 327-meter limestone hill which is visually striking. You will also get a glimpse of Crouch Patrick, nicknamed ‘The Reek,’ which is a mountain with an important site of pilgrimage in Co. Mayo. You will also have the chance to visit Kylemore Abbey, a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920.
You will then arrive into Galway, a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast. You will be taken to Glenlo Abbey where you will be spending the evening which has been welcoming guests since 1740. Nestled peacefully on a beautiful 138 acre estate right at the edge of Ireland’s largest lake, Lough Corrib, the 5* newly refurbished Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers the discerning traveller a warm and luxurious base during their travels to Galway.
You will make your way round the coast of Co. Clare and you will begin by passing the Back Head which has a lighthouse surrounded by peculiar landscape of limestone cliffs and the rocky coast. Following, you will make your way to Fanore Beach which is situated at the edge of the karst scenery of then Burren. You will soon arrive at one of Ireland’s most popular sites, The Cliffs of Moher. The columns reach up to 214 meters up from the surges of the ocean.
Next, making your journey into Limerick, you will visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. It is one of Irelands most iconic castles and is a must see when visiting with a vast history of occupancy of over 1000 years. Just at the other side of Limerick you will discover Adare Manor, an award winning hotel offering cherished Irish hospitality. It has been uniquely restored amongst 840 acres of pristine parkland, an experience not to be forgotten.
This day will be spent exploring The Ring of Kerry and Killarney National Park. Both are known as some of the most famous tourist attractions welcoming visitors from all over the world. Their spectacular beauty is beyond question as you make your way past some of the most significant sites.
Parknasilla Resort and Spa, where you will spend the everning, is located within 500 acres of paradise surrounded with islands and hidden beaches. You will wake up to stunning sea views in this hotel which is nestled in the Kerry mountains. Its coastal location makes it the perfect stop for your trip with an abundance of sites to see and activities to participate in.
You will begin your morning by taking a scenic coastal drive to Drombeg Stone Circle which is situated on a rocky terrace overlooking the sea. It holds 17 standing stones which on excavation showed that there had been an urn burial in the centre. Following, you will make your way to Charles Fort which was used to protect the town and harbour of Kinsale. Before arriving at your hotel, you will have the chance to explore Blarney castle, the home to the famous Blarney Stone. Built almost 600 years ago, it is filled with history with tourists visiting from all over the globe.
You will soon arrive to Hayfield Manor where you will reside for the evening. It is an award winning hotel which offers guests with an unforgettable experience. It is discreetly nestled within stunning walled gardens and is known as one of the top hotels to visit in Ireland. You will have the chance to relax and enjoy the facilities within the manor hotel.
You will visit the Jamesons Distillery in Midleton, Cork where you will be able to have a distillery tour and taste some of the finest of Irish Whiskey.
You will be staying on a private island at Waterford Castle surrounded by 210 acre of land. It offers guests with the very best of Irish hospitality with the most stunning backdrop imaginable. The luxury castle hotel combines the historic style of the past with the modern comfort and conveyance.
Sadly, your coastal tour of Ireland must come to an end and we must say our goodbyes.
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