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Deluxe Irish Castles Tour 2024

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A luxury tour with castle accommodation

Live like royalty on this luxurious exploration of Ireland's best-loved attractions. On this tour, you won't simply be visiting the landmarks of Ireland's rich history. You will actually be staying in its historic luxury castles and manor houses. On a tour that promises more, you can expect the finest accommodation (including the exquisite The K Club), the best food and the most luxurious tour transportation.

  • €2,790 - €2,990
  • 9 nights
  • 10 days
  • 26 guests maximum
  • Stay in real castles
  • Arrival & Departure in Dublin

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Trim Castle, County Meath

Trim Castle

On Day Two you will visit Trim Castle. This is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter built it over a 30 year period until its completion in 1206.

Belleek Pottery, County Fermanagh

Belleek Pottery

On Day Two you will also visit Belleek Pottery, one of the oldest potteries in the world, established in 1857.

Lough Eske Castle, County Donegal

Lough Eske Castle

On Day Two & Three you will overnight and dine in Lough Eske Castle. This 5-star luxury hotel is located in County Donegal, in the picturesque and tranquil north west of Ireland.

The walled city of Derry

Derry/Londonderry

On Day Three you will visit Derry/Londonderry, a captivating city enclosed within ancient walls, possessing a rich and diverse past.

Kylemore Abbey, County Galway

Kylemore Abbey

On Day Four you will also visit Kylemore Abbey. This is, arguably, Ireland's most beautiful building. Located at the base of Duchruach Mountain on the shores of Lough Pollacappul.

Glenlo Abbey Hotel, County Galway

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate

On Day Four & Five you will overnight and dine in an elegant 18th century manor house on the edge of Connemara, Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate. A luxury hotel with a unique charm. Enjoy garden or river views from the lavish rooms and a host of dining options. Visit their website...

The Burren, in Clare, Ireland

The Burren

On Day Six you will take a trip to The Burren, which is Gaelic for rocky land – a vast limestone plateau. In the 1640s, Cromwell's surveyor described it as "a savage land, yielding neither water enough to drown a man, nor tree to hang him, nor soil enough to bury".

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

On Day Six you will also visit The Cliffs of Moher. Take the best possible viewpoint to gaze at the Atlantic Ocean. Reaching a staggering 702ft (214m) high and 9 miles (14km) long.

Thatched cottages of Adare Village in Limerick, Ireland

Adare Village

Day Six also sees you travel to Adare Village in County Limerick. Known as one of Ireland's Prettiest Villages.

Cahernane House, Killarney

Cahernane House

On Day Seven you will overnight and dine in Cahernane House Hotel. Soak in the atmosphere of this old House Hotel. A private estate on the edge of Killarney National Park. Visit their website...

The Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel

On Day Eight you will visit Rock of Cashel. Travel to County Tipperary in the heart of the country to visit the Rock of Cashel. Up until the 17th century, the Rock of Cashel was the seat of kings for the province of Munster.

Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland

Blarney Castle

On Day Eight you will also visit Blarney Castle. Witness Ireland's most famous Castle and kiss its majestic Blarney Stone... which, if legend is to be believed, will grant you the gift of the gab!

The K Club, where you will be staying in Kildare

The K Club

Your base for Day Eight & Nine will be K Club. This exquisite five-star accommodation is located in County Kildare. Home to an Arnold Palmer-designed Ryder Cup Golf Course and the world-famous K Spa. Visit their website...

Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral

On Day Nine you will visit Christ Church Cathedral. At almost 1,000 year old this famous cathedral in Dublin City has a storied history. The legendary cathedral crypt dates back to the 12th Century and holds a 14th century copy of the Magna Carta.

Epic: The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum

On Day Nine you will visit EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum. Located in Dublin City's docklands, the museum, via cutting-edge interactive displays, explores the history of the mass emigration experienced by Ireland over the past three centuries.

Trim Castle, County Meath

Trim Castle

On Day Two you will visit Trim Castle. This is the largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter built it over a 30 year period until its completion in 1206.

Belleek Pottery, County Fermanagh

Belleek Pottery

On Day Two you will also visit Belleek Pottery, one of the oldest potteries in the world, established in 1857.

Lough Eske Castle, County Donegal

Lough Eske Castle

On Day Two & Three you will overnight and dine in Lough Eske Castle. This 5-star luxury hotel is located in County Donegal, in the picturesque and tranquil north west of Ireland.

The walled city of Derry

Derry/Londonderry

On Day Three you will visit Derry/Londonderry, a captivating city enclosed within ancient walls, possessing a rich and diverse past.

Kylemore Abbey, County Galway

Kylemore Abbey

On Day Four you will also visit Kylemore Abbey. This is, arguably, Ireland's most beautiful building. Located at the base of Duchruach Mountain on the shores of Lough Pollacappul.

Glenlo Abbey Hotel, County Galway

Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate

On Day Four & Five you will overnight and dine in an elegant 18th century manor house on the edge of Connemara, Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate. A luxury hotel with a unique charm. Enjoy garden or river views from the lavish rooms and a host of dining options. Visit their website...

The Burren, in Clare, Ireland

The Burren

On Day Six you will take a trip to The Burren, which is Gaelic for rocky land – a vast limestone plateau. In the 1640s, Cromwell's surveyor described it as "a savage land, yielding neither water enough to drown a man, nor tree to hang him, nor soil enough to bury".

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

On Day Six you will also visit The Cliffs of Moher. Take the best possible viewpoint to gaze at the Atlantic Ocean. Reaching a staggering 702ft (214m) high and 9 miles (14km) long.

Thatched cottages of Adare Village in Limerick, Ireland

Adare Village

Day Six also sees you travel to Adare Village in County Limerick. Known as one of Ireland's Prettiest Villages.

Cahernane House, Killarney

Cahernane House

On Day Seven you will overnight and dine in Cahernane House Hotel. Soak in the atmosphere of this old House Hotel. A private estate on the edge of Killarney National Park. Visit their website...

The Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel

On Day Eight you will visit Rock of Cashel. Travel to County Tipperary in the heart of the country to visit the Rock of Cashel. Up until the 17th century, the Rock of Cashel was the seat of kings for the province of Munster.

Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland

Blarney Castle

On Day Eight you will also visit Blarney Castle. Witness Ireland's most famous Castle and kiss its majestic Blarney Stone... which, if legend is to be believed, will grant you the gift of the gab!

The K Club, where you will be staying in Kildare

The K Club

Your base for Day Eight & Nine will be K Club. This exquisite five-star accommodation is located in County Kildare. Home to an Arnold Palmer-designed Ryder Cup Golf Course and the world-famous K Spa. Visit their website...

Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral

On Day Nine you will visit Christ Church Cathedral. At almost 1,000 year old this famous cathedral in Dublin City has a storied history. The legendary cathedral crypt dates back to the 12th Century and holds a 14th century copy of the Magna Carta.

Epic: The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum

On Day Nine you will visit EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum. Located in Dublin City's docklands, the museum, via cutting-edge interactive displays, explores the history of the mass emigration experienced by Ireland over the past three centuries.

Tour Itinerary

Throughout ten unforgettable days, the Deluxe Irish Castles Tour ranges widely across the length and breadth of Ireland. Click on the days below to find out what adventures you can look forward to on each day of your tour.

  • Day 1: Arrival (Dublin)

    Day 1 Itinerary

    Welcome - you've arrived on your Irish castle tour. On arrival in Dublin Airport, reclaim your baggage and enter the Arrivals Hall. Here, you will meet your Irish tour guide (who is also your driver). There will be three Group transfers this morning between 7:00 am and 1200 noon. To ensure a smooth start to your tour, it is advisable to aim for an arrival time in Dublin Airport before 11:00 am, as clearing immigration and reclaiming baggage typically takes around 1 hour.

    Board your luxury air-conditioned coach and make the short transfer to Dunboyne Castle Hotel where you can relax and unwind after your flight.

    3:00 PM Check-in time. Hotel reception will store your luggage prior to Check-in.

    At 6:00 PM this evening, all participants will gather for dinner in the hotel restaurant, where you will become acquainted with your fellow travellers and the coming days can be discussed at leisure with your tour guide.

    Included Today
    Time Arrival Transfer details
    Between 07:00 and 12 (noon) Dublin Airport
    There are 3 group airport transfers this morning, between 7am and 12 noon, from Dublin Airport to Dunboyne Castle Hotel.
  • Day 2: Belleek Pottery & Trim Castle

    Day 2 Itinerary

    After some much-needed sleep and a hearty full Irish breakfast, we will depart for the 5-star Lough Eske Castle.

    Our first stop today will be County Meath. Trim Castle. The largest Anglo-Norman castle in Ireland. Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter built it over a 30-year period and finished it in 1206. Trim Castle was also a film location for the movie "Braveheart".

    Continue on through the lake region of Cavan and briefly cross the border into Fermanagh in Northern Ireland and along the shores of Lough Erne Upper and Lough Erne Lower to visit Belleek Pottery, one of the oldest potteries in the world, and has been in operation since 1857.

    Cross the border back into Donegal in the Republic of Ireland and travel on to Lough Eske. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon on the grounds of Lough Eske Castle. Tonight you will overnight and dine in Lough Eske Castle Hotel and Spa. After dinner, you might like to retire to the Gallery Bar for a nightcap before bed.

    Included Today
  • Day 3: Derry City Tour

    Day 3 Itinerary

    Leisurely morning on the grounds of Lough Eske Castle Hotel and Spa. Depart for the historic fortified walled city of Derry/Londonderry City. The city fortifications are amongst the best preserved in Europe and were completed in 1618 to defend the city from Gaelic chieftains in Donegal.

    Afternoon guided walking tour of the historic walls with a local guide. The city walls are up to 8 metres (26 feet) in height and in places are 9 metres (29 feet) wide.

    Take some free time in Derry/Londonderry City to visit the shops and cafés of the area and get a flavour of Northern Ireland, before returning to Lough Eske Castle Hotel. Again this evening dine in Lough Eske Castle Hotel and Spa.

    Included Today
  • Day 4: Ben Bulben & Drumcliffe

    Day 4 Itinerary

    This morning, after breakfast, you will depart for Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate. A luxurious five-star hotel in Co. Galway, Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate is nestled elegantly on pristine 138-acre grounds, alongside Ireland's largest lake.

    Your route south to Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate will take you through Sligo with its distinctive high plateau mountain of Ben Bulben, which featured so prominently in the poetry of W.B. Yeats, one of the foremost figures in 20th-century literature.

    Visit Drumcliffe. Located in County Sligo, this is the picturesque final resting place of W.B. Yeats. Here you can read the epitaph on the grave of one of Ireland's greatest poets.

    Travel on via Mayo, famous for its important pilgrimage sites including Knock Shrine.

    Continue on to Galway City.

    Afternoon free in Galway City, known as the "City of the Tribes". Today, it is a vibrant bustling harbour town with medieval origins and with a long tradition of Irish language, music, song, and dance..

    Tonight, you will overnight and dine in Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate.

    Included Today
  • Day 5: Kylemore Abbey & Connemara

    Day 5 Itinerary

    Today you will tour the sights of wild Connemara, via the villages of Moycullen, Oughterard, Maam Cross and Maam to Leenaun, the film location of John B Keane's play – "The Field".

    Travel on via the shores of Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord to Kylemore.

    Here, you will visit Kylemore Abbey. An historic building nestled at the base of Duchruach Mountain, on the northern shore of Lough Pollacappul — in the heart of the Connemara Mountains. It is regarded as one of Ireland's most romantic buildings.

    Travel down the spectacular Inagh Valley with the 12 Bens of Connemara on your right and the Maumturks Mountains on your left as you travel to Recess.

    Return east to Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate.

    Tonight you will overnight and dine in Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate.

    Included Today
  • Day 6: Cliffs of Moher & Wild Atlantic Way

    Day 6 Itinerary

    This morning after breakfast, you will depart for the Cahernane House Hotel, situated less than 2 miles from Killarney National Park. The hotel is set in a beautiful mansion dating back to the 1870s and on impeccably manicured grounds. Your journey to Killarney Town will take you down the Atlantic seaboard on the west coast of Clare via Galway.

    You will see The Burren, which is Gaelic for rocky land—an apt name for this vast limestone plateau. In the 1640s, Cromwell's surveyor described it as "a savage land, yielding neither water enough to drown a man, nor tree to hang him, nor soil enough to bury".

    On the Atlantic coast, you will visit the Cliffs of Moher. Braced against the ocean, on the coast of County Clare. Here you will stand on the dramatic 702ft (214m) high and 9 miles (14km) long cliffs, a Wild Atlantic Way signature discovery point, to gaze out on the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. Further south in County Limerick, take time to stroll the main street of the beautiful thatched village of Adare, before travelling on to Killarney Town.

    Tonight you will overnight and dine in Cahernane House Hotel. After dinner, you might like to retire to the Cellar Bar for a nightcap before bed.

    Included Today
  • Day 7: The Ring of Kerry

    Day 7 Itinerary

    This morning after breakfast, you will set off on the world-famous Ring Of Kerry. It is officially known as the Iveragh Peninsula. You will travel via Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Coomakesta Pass with its magnificent views over Derrynane, home of Daniel O' Connell, known as "The Liberator", to Caherdaniel. Travel on via the hamlet of Castlecove, the colourful village of Sneem and on via Moll’s Gap, Ladies View, Killarney National Park and along the Lakes of Killarney to Killarney town.

    Stopover at the Blind Piper Pub. Here you will have a traditional Irish Pub Lunch. Located in the village of Caherdaniel, locals and visitors alike have been drinking here since 1865. Who is the Blind Piper, you may ask? The Blind Piper is Mici Cumba O'Sullivan, who was born nearby in 1835 and became one of Ireland's most famous pipers.

    Continue on via the pretty village of Sneem, Moll’s Gap, Ladies View and along the Killarney Lakes to Killarney Town. Tonight you will overnight and dine in Cahernane House Hotel.

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  • Day 8: Blarney Castle & Rock of Cashel

    Day 8 Itinerary

    This morning after breakfast, you will depart for the 5-star The K Club. Set amidst over 550 acres of historic and intriguing gardens, walkways and parkland with magnificent views of the Kildare countryside and the River Liffey. Steeped in history, The K Club combines old-world elegance with indulgent luxury. Formerly the home of the Barton's, founders of the famous wine firm Barton and Guestier, The K Club today is home to two golf courses including the Arnold Palmer-designed Ryder Cup Golf Course and the K Spa.

    Journey west through the "county bounds" via the wild Derrynasaggart Mountains, sometimes referred to as the Cork/Kerry Mountains and made famous in the ballad - "Whiskey in the Jar".

    On this journey you will see the village of Macroom where lie the ruins of Macroom Castle. Once home to Sir William Penn, whose son later founded the state of Pennsylvania. (This is a drive-by only, and is noted for historical reasons, as the castle is in ruins).

    Travel on to the village of Blarney via the valley of the River Lee. Here you will visit Blarney Castle. Built on this site in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy. You will have the chance to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. You will also have an opportunity to shop at Blarney Woollen Mills, boasting a huge selection of Irish arts, crafts and produce.

    Today, visit The Rock of Cashel. Rising dramatically from the grassy plains of county Tipperary. This was the seat of kings and medieval bishops for 900 years and flourished until the early 17th century. Brian Ború was crowned King of Munster here in 977, before becoming High King of Ireland in 1002.

    Continue on to County Kildare.

    Tonight you will overnight & dine in The K Club. After dinner, you might like to retire to the "Media Puzzle Lounge" for a nightcap before bed.

    Included today:
  • Day 9: Irish Emigration Museum & Guinness Storehouse

    Day 9 Itinerary

    After breakfast this morning, you will explore Dublin City.

    Visit EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum. Voted, recently, as "Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction", this museum tour tells the story behind the millions of people who fled, or were forced from, Ireland over the past three centuries. Located in Dublin's Docklands.

    Also included today is a visit to Christ Church Cathedral. Founded by the Viking King Sitric almost 1000 years ago in 1034. The cathedral crypt is one of the largest in the UK and Ireland, dating back to the 12th Century. Here, in the crypt, you can see the mummified remains of the Cat and the Rat which were found in the cathedral organ, and a rare 14th century copy of the Magna Carta.

    Take a trip to Guinness Storehouse. With an address at the world-famous St. James's Gate. Here you will tour the world-renowned brewery and enjoy a perfect complimentary pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar — located at the top of a glass tower that commands spectacular views of Dublin City.

    Return to County Kildare.

    Tonight you will overnight & dine in The K Club.

    Today, instead of touring Dublin, you may like to consider a leisurely day at The K Club

    Included today:
  • Day 10: Departure (Dublin)

    Day 10: Departure Day

    Today marks the end of the Deluxe Castle Tour of Ireland.

    After a final great Irish breakfast this morning, there will be three group transfers between 0500 and 1100 to get you to Dublin Airport for your return flight home. The confirmed transfer times will be advised 10 days prior to the tour start date.

    Time Departure Transfer details
    Between 05:00 and 11:00 The K Club
    There are 3 group airport transfers this morning, between 5am and 11am, from The K Club to Dublin Airport.

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This was by far the best trip experience we have ever had. Our tour guide/driver Tom Lavin was EXCELLENT! He was knowledgeable, entertaining, insightful and sensitive to the needs of the tour group. The Deluxe Castle Tour accommodations exceeded our expectations. The itinerary was a good mix of historic venues and more contemporary locations. We will be recommending this trip to all our friends!

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We joined a Deluxe Irish Castle with with our guide/driver Garey Goddard. The tour was well organised and comprehensive. Garey was excellent, very knowledgeable, with terrific insights into every destination we visited. He was also a first class driver and had a dry sense of humour. We also met very good local guides, particularly on our walking tour of Derry City. The Castle accommodation in beautiful manicured estates, was 5 star. This was our first trip to Ireland and we enjoyed the experience very much. A highlight was the visit to historic Kylemore Abbey.

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Ann and I had a wonderful time on our 10 day Deluxe Irish Castle Tour. The trip was very informative and we really got a flavor for Irish culture. I cannot say enough about our guide Sean O'Sullivan. He really turned the trip into one of the best vacations we've ever had. His knowledge of Ireland is amazing. He truly gave a master class on Irish history. He has a great sense of humor and is a genuinely nice person. Our trip was flawless. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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My first visit to Ireland, what a beautiful Country to see and learn more of its history. That of my family's fatherland. I had a wonderful time!! To then meet so many nice people on our Tour. Many thanks to the My Ireland Tour Co., its team, after being on their 10-day Deluxe Castle Tour. The 10-day itinerary was so fantastic; which allowed me, along with friends, and everyone on the tour to explore so much of what Ireland, of its beautiful destinations, has to offer a traveler. Ireland, its people, only welcome you with open arms. To hear this phrase as well, Cead Mile Failte, a hundred-thousand welcomes. Our driver, tour guide, Mark made the tour even nicer. Such a gentleman, friendly, with a good sense of humor, and being in his presence a person would then only sense that of his spirit and of his passion for his home, Ireland. Mark gave us all such insight each day of the tour's itinerary. So grateful to learn from his knowledge, sharing of Ireland's history and more. Also, to hear his handsome voice sing, The Fields of Athenry, as he told us more on the history of the famine. I would look to My Ireland Tour in the future, and will continue to brag about my wonderful, fun-filled experience. To then share My Ireland Tour Co. with family and friends. The fine, friendly hospitality extended and that of our accommodations and dining rooms were so luxurious and all the meals so delicious. I extend compliments to all the Chef's, their team, a true culinary experience for all the senses. I cannot say thank you enough. Thank you! A trip, a dream come true, to visit Ireland. I will be back one day.

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I just finished the Deluxe Irish Castles tour. What a fabulous trip. It was a wonderful overview of the whole country. Our guide Mark was simply the best. Personable, professional, funny and very, very helpful. He was so passionate and knowledgeable about Irish history that when I came home, I ordered the DVDs and books he'd recommended to learn more. This tour was a perfect taste of all parts of Ireland. Magnificent castles, hotels and food were terrific. My Ireland Tour is so easy and efficient to deal with, I'd love to take another tour with them and I would highly recommend them.

September 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

My husband and I recently finished the 10-day Deluxe Irish Castles tour. We loved every minute of this tour and that we got to see so much of Ireland in a short time. Our tour guide, Mark, was extremely professional and patient. My Ireland Tours was very easy to book with and attentive to all of the details from start to finish. We are so glad we booked this trip and will definitely get in touch with them again when it comes time for our next trip to Ireland.

September 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We recently returned from an awesome 10-day Deluxe Irish Castles Tour. Accommodations were top-notch; my favorite was Glenlo Abbey, but all were unique and special in their own way. Our amazing guide, Tom Lavin, took great care of us and attended to all our needs. He gave us just the information we needed to know each day, as we went. We relaxed into that knowing we didn't need to be overwhelmed with all details far in advance. He had a few surprises along the way, was an incredible driver, and offered great bits of history and culture, all with a quick wit and sense of humor. Thanks, Tom! We loved the Ring of Kerry, the visit to Connemara, the tour with Ronan in Derry, the added sheepdogs visit and so much more. It was such a wonderful and enjoyable trip. I would not hesitate to recommend My Ireland Tour for your special visit to Ireland!

September 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We just returned from the Deluxe Irish Castles Tour and I would give it 10 stars if I could. The tour exceeded our expectations in every way! Every detail was well planned from the time we arrived until the time we departed. Our guide, Tom Lavin, worked tirelessly to ensure our trip was perfect. Not only is Tom an excellent driver, he is kind, witty, considerate and very knowledgeable about all things Irish. He made our trip thoroughly enjoyable. The accommodations were outstanding. Every hotel was unique and memorable. We were welcomed warmly at each hotel and catered to in every way. Every stop along the way was timed perfectly. We were fortunate to have a fun group of people and made some new friends which made the trip all the more enjoyable. Thank you Tom and My Ireland Tours for an amazing Ireland experience!

September 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We just returned home from the Deluxe Irish Castle Tour, and it was definitely 5+++++stars! It was magical - everything we could have hoped for. I'll just say, on behalf of our group, we are having major Ireland withdrawals. It was such a spectacular tour (thank you My Ireland Tour)- everything from the service, the gourmet food, the 5-star accommodations, the scenery, and visits were just fabulous. From the brilliant tour by Rowan in Derry/Londonderry, the delightful chocolate factory (who knew), the shopping in Galway, the beautiful grounds of Lough Eske (we did a sunrise walk around the grounds), the castles, ancestry old haunts, Dublin fun, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs - EVERYDAY WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL! Each hotel was so unique and fabulous. I would recommend this trip be extended at least another day or two to get a chance to enjoy and relax at the resorts. Of course, the weather was very typical for Ireland - we had all 4 seasons in one day! But - Tom had arranged for the sun to be out during the Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs so we got the most gorgeous pictures. The breakfasts were delicious/full Irish. We always had time for a quick bite or nice lunch while on the road, so not to worry. The Blind Piper Pub was much fun and delicious. The gourmet dinners were fabulous only to be topped by the deserts! All of this was due to our spectacular tour guide, Tom Levin. Tom showed us how special Ireland really is. It's their people, the historic places, their music, their culture and history with their beautiful land. We are so grateful to have experienced this land and the tour with Tom as our guide. He took care of everything for us (all done behind the scenes too). He had a few surprises up his sleeve for us during the trip which were extra and really great (fairies, juice and dogs)! He was a professional for sure, a great driver and had a sense of humor too. A really fun bus load of people made our trip very special, and we have great memories and lots of pictures! It was perfect.

September 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

I just returned from the extraordinary 10-day Deluxe Castle Tour. This was my second time touring with My Ireland Tours, and I have already decided to book for a third tour in 2024. From start to finish this tour was a stellar experience! The major reason this tour was such a memorable experience is our tour guide and driver, Tom Lavin. Tom is personable and professional with a quick wit and spot on sense of humor. He is a consummate professional driver, and took extremely good care of us. Tom is a great ambassador for My Ireland Tours. He kept us totally engrossed in Ireland's beautiful landscape and history as we toured the length and breadth of Ireland. I am still in awe at how much Tom can recount of the history and information for each stop we made along the tour. Starting from the North to Derry and then down the West coast to the South, through the Ring of Kerry and back up the East coast to the very special K Club. Our accommodations at Lough Eske Castle, Glenlo Abbey, and Cahernane House, and the K Club were all top notch, with fabulous gourmet food and attentive and professional staff. We also had a great fun group that made the long jaunts on the bus that much more enjoyable. Course you know that means 'Mimi' and the rest of her 'crew'! One of the highlights of this tour was a very enjoyable luncheon at the Blind Piper Pub...fabulous fish and chips and lovely friendly people. Another highlight I cannot fail to mention was Ronan McNamara, our guide in Derry/Londonderry, who shared his expert knowledge of the history of this city. If I could give this tour a hundred stars I would gladly do so. Thanks Tom, you made it a special memory for all of us! A special thank you also to Eric O'Gorman and Keith for making the booking process seamless and easy, and answering all my questions.

September 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Russell and I just returned from our 10 day 'Deluxe Castle Tour' with our guide Harry Fischer. The tour was wonderful with the sheep-studded landscape, the break from the August heat (fires in the hearth!) and the historical information. This was a busy tour with not a lot of relaxation time, but we saw so many places which was our goal. Our guide was the epitome of an Irish gentleman. He was highly experienced and intuitive concerning the needs and appropriate adjustments that were suitable for our particular group. The accommodations were outstanding, and the food was wonderful. Our group of 26 was a nice size and mix. We enjoyed everyone's company and felt right at home.

September 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

My sister-in-law and I just spent 10 awesome days enjoying the Deluxe Irish Castle Tour. Our amazing and I say amazing tour guide was Harry Fisher. His knowledge, his years of expertise, his kindness, humor, and patience was a gift to our tour group. I can only say , My Island Tours, and Harry Fisher made my visit to beautiful Ireland unforgettable. There are just too many high points to even begin to list. Thank you Harry, you are the best. A big thank you to My Island Tours for such great planning. And a special thank you to our wonderful tour group! Until we meet again!

September 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

I can't say enough about our Deluxe Castle Tour. Our tour guide, Harry Fisher, was amazing. We learned so much about Ireland in a short time. The accommodations were beautiful. My least favorite was Dunboyne Castle but the food was outstanding and we only spent one night there. The whole team at My Ireland Tour was top notch from Shannon in the planning to Harry our tour guide and driver.. Thank you for sharing Ireland with us.

August 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

My husband and I just spent 10 wonderful days enjoying the Deluxe Irish Castle tour with Harry Fisher as our guide! My Ireland Tours does a great job of planning the trip and Harry, with 40+ years of experience, added a few special visits to our itinerary. Our group of 26 got along beautifully! Harry's kindness, humor and patience were much appreciated. We dined and stayed at 4 and 5 star hotels, with the stay at Glenlo Abbey and dining in the Pullman Restaurant 'one of the many' highpoints! Ireland's beauty was enjoyed by all. Thank you so much!

July 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

My partner and I did the Deluxe Castles Tour over nine days with Colm Marshall as our driver/guide. The highs included the visit to the Beleek Pottery where we got to see how their pottery is made, our time at Loch Eske Hotel, the visit to Derry, dinner in the Pullman Carriage at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel and Estate, the many new friends that we made and of course the skill and humour of Colm. The few lows were the incessant wet weather that followed us right round Ireland and our small room in the Cahernane Hotel with the Fawlty like staff at breakfast both days. Would we recommend the tour - definitely we lowered the experience and in dry weather it would be brilliant.

July 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

When we decided to make a journey to Ireland, we searched through many websites and landed on My Ireland Tours because of their reputation for great excursions and the sense of family woven into the business. And when we emailed Eric, all of our concerns faded away - our 10-day tour of historic Deluxe Irish Castles was brought to life! Rick and I were celebrating both my 60th birthday and our 15th wedding anniversary and were hoping to see much of Ireland while staying in best-in-class hotels. We were not disappointed! We met our careful and unbelievably skilled tour guide Eamonn Broderick and it was immediately apparent that he was a prolific storyteller and engaged us in many, MANY stories! He was the perfect host for this adventure; he single-handedly kept us all in stitches throughout the journey. The accommodations were all excellent - 4 and 5 stars; each unique in its own way. The hospitality and meals at each location were superb. Meals presented the perfect opportunity to engage with others on our trip. Throughout the days and evenings, we were able to share meals with everyone and had very special moments with each of them. We enjoyed a few meals 'on the road. 'A highlight was lunch at The Blind Piper Pub; since 1865 serving the best fish & chips and beef & Guinness pie (and Guinness Stout)! In addition to the planned itinerary, Eammon scheduled an impromptu visit to Atlantic Sheepdogs in Streedagh, Grange, north of County Sligo (nestled in between the Atlantic Ocean and beneath the tabletop of Benbulben Mountain). The enterprise is run by Martin and Trish Feeney (with three children and Martin's wonderful father and mother who live next to the farm) and has been winning awards since Martin was 11-years old (the youngest ever to win). Martin and “Mol' were so closely choreographed with one another….Mol would do whatever Martin commanded with his whistle! Their exploits were stunning! We stopped for classic photo opportunities along the way and visited towns where we could shop for keepsakes and to simply get a flavor of Irish life. We were most impressed with Kylemore Abbey. Built as a castle in 1868 with a thousand acres of land, the Abbey had so much to discover, we would have liked an entire day to discover its many wonders. We could not leave the Abbey without trying their warm apple pie with custard (highly recommended by Eammon) - oh, what a delight! We even had dinner in authentic carriages from the Orient Express at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate with 138-acres of meticulous, five-star quality! And, of course, our final lodging was the K Club, a five-star estate founded in 1832 with 550-acres of lush property. Everything about this property was spectacular - a genuine treat for our 'family' of twenty-six. Our review is 5-stars because everything that was promised was delivered! We tip our hats to Eric and My Ireland Tours, Eamonn - an excellent ambassador, and 'the family' we came to know and love for a most memorable trip!

July 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

My husband and I would recommend the Deluxe Castle tour to anyone who wants to stay in 4.5 to 5 star accommodations, enjoys having someone do your thinking for you and wants a taste of Ireland in 10 days. We especially enjoyed the guidance of our driver Paddy who offered historic and personal knowledge of the areas we visited. Expect to pack comfortable shoes, sweaters and a raincoat but also a couple of dress outfits ( men, you may want nice slacks and a dress shirt). Do not expect to spend hours on your own shopping. This is a trip to experience history and culture. Given the opportunity by your driver/guide, take advantage of short side trips “ into town', especially to Donegal ( wool shops) and Killarney ( pubs and music). This particular tour was for 26 people allowing us to get to know others on our coach. What wonderful memories.

July 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We are back from an amazing 12 day Ireland Deluxe Castle Tour with our family of six and feel like this was a top notch experience. We were treated likely royal quest at each location we visit with accommodations that exceeded my expectations. The tour description was more than was outlined as far as expectations and our guide Eammon was amazing - an amazing story teller, historian, comedian and all around amazing person. My Ireland Tour has a family feel to the experience but also provides a professional experience for travelers of all ages. Our group of 26 had 8 year olds to 70 year olds people alike. Our group became like a large family which only enhanced the experience.

June 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

1st time ever doing a bus tour and could only hope they are all like this. Our 10 day castle tour was better than we expected and our tour operator Tony M was the best ever. He taught us so much about Ireland as a whole, we left with a very good understanding of what life was and is today. A++++ experience and hope to do another tour in the future.

June 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We had a very enjoyable and memorable tour. Incredible that in the 10 days of the tour (in Ireland), that we had only one day with a light shower and did not need our warm or waterproof clothing! The castles accommodation were all very comfortable and the meals excellent - all contributing to a memorable experience. Our Driver/Tour Guide, Tom, is a BIG asset to My Ireland Tours! He was courteous, knowledgeable, considerate and has a good sense of humour. Timings and baggage requirements were handled with efficiency and his 'personal touch' - with handouts of crunchie bars and other items, were enjoyed by all. Tom was always a safe and considerate driver. Well done and thank you to Tom and My Ireland Tours.

June 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We were on the Castles tour in early June. We saw many interesting places and learned so much about Irish history. Our driver, Tony, was a safe and very capable driver. He was also a great raconteur who kept us both informed and entertained. There were some really great local guides too (Cashel, Londonderry, Trim). The hotels were good: large country houses turned into very comfortable hotels…. they are not castles. Sadly the very first one was a disappointment and failed on a number of levels, but the rest were very nice. The meals were also of good quality. This is quite a full-on tour with not a lot of time to relax, however it packed in many places which, if you tried to do as a self drive in the same time, would be difficult to do. Perhaps some of the stops could have been shorter- we felt that the time allotted for shopping after a visit to eg a tweed shop, crystal maker, chocolate maker, was rather excessive- perhaps catering for some clientele more than others. It meant days were long and resulted in arrivals at our hotels barely giving time to shower and change before the early dinner. These are small points. Nonetheless, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. All other group members were from US and were a great bunch with whom we spent many enjoyable hours.

June 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

I wish that I could give this tour 10 stars! We just came back two weeks ago from the 10 day Irish Castle Tour. There were six of us travelling together. From the first time I reached Shannon on the phone all the way to the moment we were dropped off at the airport to go home, everything was amazing!! Our tour guide Tom Lavin, was amazing! It was like he was hand-picked for us! He is not only knowledgeable, he was thorough and his driving skills are possibly unmatched!! I don't know how he is able to drive that big bus on the narrow roads in Ireland while explaining to us in full detail everything we were looking at, the history behind it, the year it happened and so on and never miss a beat and never even stopped short!! His humor was so appreciated and his ability to take a joke was refreshing! THANK YOU FOR HELPING MAKE MY 50th BIRTHDAY TOP BUCKET LIST ITEM THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME TOM LAVIN!! YOU ROCK!!!! The Castles that we stayed in were absolutely beautiful! The staff were so accommodating and pleasant everywhere we went. The rooms were beautiful! The grounds were impeccable! My favorite castle was in Donegal, Lough Eske Castle. Their greeting for us was so appreciated. Our room was a master suite like I've never seen before! The staff was so very accommodating and appreciative. The sites that we saw, the beauty in this country was more mesmerizing than I could have imagined. I would HIGHLY recommend My Ireland Tour to anyone that plans to travel to Ireland and wants to see all the beauty and hear all the stories of both the past and present. I also want to thank Roland, our tour guide in Derry. He was also very knowledgeable and very funny! These guys have definitely done their homework in their beautiful country!! A few people here at home asked me what my favorite part about Ireland was and I said 'THE PEOPLE' They were all so friendly and so kind! You know you made a good vacation choice when the people that live there thank you for coming! To all of you that helped make our stay perfect... WE THANK YOU!!!

June 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We just came back from the deluxe castle tour and can share this was one of the best vacations we have had! Accommodations were beautiful. The sites we were able to see and activities involved were absolutely wonderful and of course, we couldn't have requested a better host than Tom Lavin! Was truly a wonderful experience

June 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

This company is absolutely fantastic! From booking, needing to reschedule due to COVID, travel and everything in-between they made this process smooth and easy. The food was wonderful, the sights you get to see are beautiful and everything is taken care of for you regarding admission etc. I did the 10 day luxury tour of castles with my fiance and it was money well spent! Our group of 14 was so wonderful and our driver Colm was friendly, personable, knowledgeable, and flexible when it came to certain things in the tour! The only reason it got 4* was I felt certain sites we didn't get enough time to stay at and explore, sometimes only an hour which seems like a lot but it flies by when you're sight seeing. And you're on the bus a lot, however that's understandable with the sheer amount of land they need to cover each day to show you what Ireland has to offer. They break up the time on the bus with breaks VERY well, and stop with some amazing sights on the side of the road. All and all the quality for money was astounding and I'd recommend this company to everyone!!

June 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Our Tour Guide, Tom, took excellent care of our group. Our coach was comfortable, clean, and very nice. We took the Deluxe Castle Tour. Never a dull moment. The group was small (26 people), giving us time to get to know everyone in our group. Tom was very entertaining with lots of history and current knowledge of Ireland. Our Castle hotels were wonderful and the food was great. The day trips were well planned, interesting and beautiful. I would travel with My Ireland again in a heartbeat.

May 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

My wife and I would rate the My Ireland Tour 10-day Deluxe Castle Tour a 5-star tour from booking to departure. Communications from owner Eric during booking and pre-planning were always prompt and thorough. Our driver/guide Tom was always pleasant, helpful, responsive, passionate, funny and knowledgeable while keeping the tour group safe, on time and engaged from the time he picked us up at the airport to our last early morning getting dropped off. He shared many stories with us as well as some famous Irish Crisps and Seaweed snacks. Many of the group continued purchasing Irish Crisps, none were seen purchasing the Seaweed. The castle/hotel rooms were luxurious, clean and comfortable with all the amenities you'd expect. Views from our rooms at 3 of the 5 hotels were average at best while 2 of the 5 were spectacular. This was expected with tour groups and didn't matter as we spent little time in our rooms. The castle/hotel meals were excellent. We had plenty of time for the full Irish breakfast experience each morning with continental buffets or ordering hot items off menus. The dinners were all high quality Prix Fix menus with several options for starters, main course and dessert. Depending on the hotel, they can last from 1.5-2.5 hours and while most dressed casual, a sport coat and dress would also be appropriate. The Pullman Restaurant at The Glen Abbey was a special highlight that should not be missed. We will say that after so many of these meals, the group was getting restless and decided to cancel the group dinner and head into Kerry for Pizza/Beer/Wine. There were also several opportunities for a quick pub lunch and a Guinness during our tour. You will come away gaining about 10 lbs! WiFi was readily available on the bus, in hotels, at most tour sites, shops and restaurants. Charging electronics was easy with USB ports on the bus and hotel rooms. This was a jam packed tour with many outstanding historical and geographic sites and we would not change a thing. We will definitely consider My Ireland Tours for future family vacations.

May 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Our recent tour, the Deluxe Castle Tour of Ireland, was wonderful and exceeded expectations. Our guide/bus driver, Tony McGoey, was not only competent in explaining the sights and quite a bit of Irish history, but also a huge part of the enjoyment, with his anecdotes, his singing, and his personal touch in making everyone feel, for those 10 days, like part of a happy family. Thank you Tony, and My Ireland tours for a great experience!

May 2023  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

It's been a week since i returned home from the Deluxe Castles Tour. My driver guide George was AMAZING. He was friendly, knowledgeable and worked around the clock to ensure our group's satisfaction. The Castle hotels we stayed at were immaculate. The food was delicious and like works of art on a plate. Ireland is so beautiful, pictures do not do it justice, you need to go experience it for yourself. I highly recommend My Ireland Tours and i hope to return again for the Scotland/Ireland tour.

October 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Our family group of 6 had a wonderful time on the 10-day Deluxe Irish Castles tour with a group of 24 people. Michael, our driver/guide, was courteous, on time, and very knowledgable about the history of Ireland and the sites we visited. The accommodations were luxurious, and the food was delicious. I highly recommend My Ireland Tours.

October 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Great tour from our driver/guide (Michael), to accommodations to sights seen and experienced. Loved the accommodations (Deluxe Castle Tour), great food, and comfortable bus with onboard wifi and power. Some adaptability such as adding sheep farm/ dog herding demo was a wonderful add. Only 'complaint' (not really :-) )would be wanting more time as there was so much to experience in our time. Got a thorough view of so many parts of the country. Much greater appreciate for the raw beauty that is so much or Ireland. Also, learned more of the history including the mythology that predated Christian times. Highly recommend!

September 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We enjoyed our 10-day Deluxe Irish Castle tour immensely! we had a great overview of the island and the spectacular scenery, the hotels were terrific, and the coach was very comfortable. We had elaborate meals every night with delicious food. Above all , George Connolly, our guide, is a jewel. He is well-informed, courteous, thoughtful and extremely kind. He got us everywhere on time, and displayed a wonderful sense of humor along the way. George is outstanding. We recommend the tour and the My Ireland group as first-rate. The only place which was somewhat disappointing was Dunboyne Castle, our first stop, which was very comfortable, but not exceptional like the other hotels. Glenlo Abbey and The K club are extraordinary and 5-star establishments.

September 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We loved the 10-day deluxe Irish Castles tour. There are a number of factors why this tour is a wonderful tour for anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty and history of Ireland in comfort and style. First, the tour includes so much more than similar length tours at the same or higher price point. We considered and researched numerous other options and none really seemed to come close. It is simply an excellent value for the level of amenities, quality and luxury provided. Second, the hotels, all 4 or 5-star, are each unique and ever so comfortable. In particular we loved Lough Eske Castle, Glenlo Abbey hotel, Cahernane House and the of course The K-Club (the grand finale). These hotels are certainly among the top hotels in all of Ireland. Third, the food on the tour was amazing with a full Irish breakfast and a variety of upscale choices available each morning, and a near gourmet 3-course dinner each night. The other tours we looked at were nowhere near the number of meals included, nor the quality. Last, our tour bus driver, George, was absolutely fantastic. Friendly, ever so knowledgeable, and a student of history, he engaged with us all along the way. With George as our guide, we were able to make the most of each day and learn all about Irish history from the neolithic period to the present day. George made a great tour even better. We will recommend My Ireland Tours, and this tour in particular, to all of our friends!

September 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We were on the Deluxe Castle tour in June 2022. This was hands down the best trip I have ever been on. Our tour guide Tom L. was the absolute best, everyday he gave us history about the different areas we were in and added little stops of his own along the way. He even gave everyone a map of Ireland and outlined the route we took on our tour. The accommodations were amazing, from the cleanliness of the rooms to the friendliness of the staff, I had zero complaints. I was very impressed with how well everything was planned out, we were able to see some much of the county on our 10 day tour and even had several opportunities to explore on our own. The tour was so lovely, I honestly didn't want to leave and would have flown my kids over and stayed in Ireland forever if my husband would have let me! We will definitely visit Ireland again and will be using My Ireland Tour for another incredible experience!

September 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Our Ten Day Castle Tour was above and beyond wonderful!!! What an amazing Tour company!! We didn't have to worry about ANYTHING! From the beginning with our driver/guide, Pat Pendergast picking us up at the airport and accompanying and guiding us so pleasantly through every Castle, every meal , and every tour to taking us back to the airport at the end, no convenience was overlooked! Our bags were handled from the bus to our room and back with every single move. The castles were magnificent in grandeur as well as well appointed. The meal choices were outstanding. The tours were so encompassing. We learned so very much about the beautiful country of Ireland. When booking a tour in another country, going only by the website and reviews, I feel we struck gold!!! I would HIGHLY recommend My Ireland Tours !! I can't say enough good things about them.

September 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We thoroughly enjoyed our Deluxe Castles tour. There were only 15 of us so it was great having a small group. Everyone was very friendly and very nice. Pat our tour guide/bus driver was FABULOUS. Extremely knowledgeable, helpful and just great overall. The Tour was great. With just a little rain at the beginning. The accommodations were over the top. Would definitely recommend MIT.

July 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Hello, we were on the Deluxe Irish Castle Tour starting on June 12th. Due to our flight we had to meet our group at Dunmore Castle. From moment one we were impressed and in awe of the accommodations on our trip. Our driver/guide was Garey Goddard. He was also one of the highlights of the trip. The coach on our tour was very clean and comfortable and Garey maneuvered it like it was nothing. His sense of humor and knowledge of the sites and local areas was top notch. He would tell us the times of stops on the days itinerary and we would arrive within minutes of the time stated. Each day's accommodation was more impressive than the last. The dinners in the evenings where first class along with breakfasts in the mornings. Everything about the tour was amazing. We will be reliving our trip with anyone who will listen to us. It was our first time in Ireland, and we definitely want to return. We will book with My Ireland Tours for sure. We will also see which tours Garey is on and try to tour with him again. Thank you putting together an amazing tour.

June 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We were extremely happy with the experience we had on our first visit to Ireland through My Ireland Tour in May/June. The 10-day Deluxe Irish Castles Tour had a great blend of attractions, culture, history and fun that left us not wanting to leave come the last day of our visit. We made the trip in celebration of our 25th anniversary and Eric and Shannon did a great job in answering all of our early questions and making the booking as seamless as possible. They must have also passed on our celebration information to all the hotels where we stayed as there was a congratulatory letter and treat awaiting us in our rooms upon arriving at each new location. It was a nice gesture by the tour company and employees for going above and beyond to make our trip special and memorable! Everything was wonderful, from the accommodations, to the tour sites and smaller excursions, and even the comfort of the bus, which also offered the conveniences of Wi-fi and a cooler. What probably made the actual tour great though was having a quality guide and driver, ours being Tom Lavin. Not only was he excellent on the driving, but he offered so much insight, history and information along the way, in addition to sharing personal stories that helped paint a picture of actual cultural life, that it really helped you feel immersed in the experience of Ireland beyond the just the awesome sights. You could tell that he genuinely cared about ensuring that all of the guests felt like they got the most out of the experience, which we definitely felt like we did. Not only was he an excellent representative of his country, but also just a genuine, likeable guy that you would hope to meet again some day. Overall, we would highly recommend My Ireland Tour for anyone planning a visit to this beautiful country as their team was top notch from start to finish. We enjoyed it so much that it has left us with continued discussions about a return visit! Thank you all for a great experience!

June 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We chose the Deluxe Irish Castles tour for May 29-June 7, 2022. We had a wonderful driver/guide for our tour, Tom, who was calm, funny, informative and always looking out for our group. We had planned this tour pre-covid, and due to Covid we had to reschedule it twice, so it was a long time coming and did NOT disappoint. Weather was great for the most part, hotels were amazing, rooms were comfortable and beautifully appointed. Dinners were 3 course and the food choices were varied and delicious and what you would expect from 4 and 5 star hotels. Our bus was comfortable and had free wifi which worked quite well. The views of the Irish countryside were breathtaking thru the large windows. Tom treated us to a couple of off the beaten path attractions that we all enjoyed. Tips to keep in mind: there is storage space above your seat on the bus but it is very narrow, dinners run a little late, and trust the “place your bags out in the hall' process. My Ireland Tours knows what they are doing and they do a great job. It's was worth every Penny! Thank you to Tom and all the folks at My Ireland Tours for making this trip a dream come true.

June 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

In April 2022, I was fortunate enough to visit Ireland by joining My Ireland Tours on the 10-day Deluxe Irish Castle Tour. What a beautiful country and amazing people. This was my first group tour, and I was pleasantly surprised, the group was so fun and very engaged. Our guide/driver was Austin Mc Ardle, he was highly informative and comical. I could not have asked for a better tour guide. Our castle stays were incredible, it would have made a tremendous difference if our guide stayed overnight with the group. This could have prevented a few hiccups within the hotels. The dinners were amazing and did not disappoint. Every stop was carefully planned and gave us ample time to tour and shop. My favorite stop was at a sheep farm, we observed a farmer and his use of sheep dogs. There were numerous stops throughout the country, and cultural experiences that I will remember for a lifetime. Thank you My Ireland Tours!

June 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

I am so excited to write this review for the Deluxe 10-day Irish Castle Tour with My Ireland Tours. This was a wonderful experience. I had the pleasure of having Mr. Austin Mc Ardle as my driver/tour guide, he was informative and experienced. My group consisted of twenty-four individuals, Austin brought our group together, and by the end of the tour, we were family. My Ireland Tours went beyond my expectations, the itinerary was carefully planned and well balanced. My only suggestion would be to have the guide stay overnight at the same castles the group stays in. It would assist with a few bugs that had to be worked out. This was my first trip to Ireland and My Ireland Tours made it so special, we were able to observe a sheep farmer, an Irish family crystal factory, a wool factory, and a handmade pottery factory. I must say, visiting these local businesses was my favorite part of the tour. I would highly recommend My Ireland Tours to my friends and family. Ireland was absolutely beautiful, and the people were charming. Brenda Damp

May 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

I was on the 10 day Deluxe Castle Tour in May, 2022. Overall I was very satisfied with the tour. Our driver guide (Tony) was professional, friendly, helpful, and informative. There is a lot of riding on this tour, but despite suffering from a recent back injury I found the seats to be very comfortable, and there were great views out the windows. The 'castle' hotels we stayed in were wonderful--and for me, a highlight of this tour were the luxury accommodations. This was a very 'busy' tour. If you are interested in anything you see listed in the itinerary you may want to contact 'My Ireland Tour' in advance to find out how much time will be spent there, for in some places less than an hour is allocated. There is a bit of walking and stairs at some of the sites--I am a 'senior' and managed these easily. I do not recommend this particular tour for children. Also good to know--communication with the company prior to the tour was fantastic. We'd originally booked this just before Covid shut everything down, and ended up having to change our tour date 4 times before we were able to finally take the tour. During all of this time the company kept us informed of the 'covid situation', and any questions we had prior to the tour were quickly answered.

May 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

My wife and I had a terrific time on our first trip to Ireland. With several tour companies to choose from, we were extremely happy with My Ireland Tour (Deluxe Irish Castle Tour), who provided great communication and treated us with courtesy and professionalism from start to finish. We were very pleased with our experienced tour guide and coach driver, Mr. McArdle, who shared a wealth of knowledge of Ireland's interesting history and culture--he struck the perfect balance in sharing education, humor, personal insights and stories. He tirelessly made sure we were all taken care of and had a memorable experience. The hotel accommodations exceeded expectations and the food was first class. With only (10) days in the tour, I felt we were given an excellent overview of the country and culture along with many interesting stops while still having time to explore on our own. I highly recommend this trip to anyone who has Ireland on the bucket list!

May 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Our 10 day Deluxe Irish Castle Tour was a wonderful introduction to Ireland's beautiful scenery, culture, and friendly people. We had a terrific tour guide, Austin McCardle, who helped us understand the complicated history of Ireland but also regaled us with humorous stories of everyday life. There was a nice mix of travel, free time to explore on our own, scaling old ruins, learning about weaving and crystal making, elegant accommodations, and delicious food. We felt well taken care of from start to finish.

May 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Such a great trip! We did the Deluxe Castles tour and it exceeded our expectations. The itinerary and pacing were perfect. Our accommodations--both the coach and the lodging, were top-notch and the dinners (pre-selected menus with several choices for appetizer, main course and dessert) were delicious and beautiful. We learned SO MUCH about Ireland's political, cultural and religious history. Our guide and driver was Austin McArdle and he was a wealth of information. He was organized, professional and shared a few stories of his upbringing that offered a little more context to what we were learning. A few of us especially appreciated his help with questions about covid testing locations. He volunteered to do a little homework so we could coordinate our test with the tour itinerary. It was just a delightful, well-organized experience from start to finish.

May 2022  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Our Deluxe Castle Tour was absolutely wonderful. The accommodations were outstanding, the food was delicious, the pace was perfect, and the bus driver/tour guide Austin Mc Ardle made the trip memorable. The size of the group was great; we had room to spread out on the bus. I highly recommend this tour company and the 10 Day tour..

October 2019  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Great trip! We did the Deluxe Castle tour. Everything was as advertised. Our driver/guide was Calm - absolutely fantastic. He arranged some additional demonstrations - crystal making, weaving, and Conamara marble. Our group was friendly and congenial. We highly recommend My Ireland and the Deluxe Castle tour.

September 2019  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We just returned from a 10 day Deluxe Castle Tour and had an absolute fantastic trip. Working with Martina prior to the trip was really nice as she was quick to respond to our questions. Our tour director/driver, Nigel really made the trip a very special and memorable one for all of us as he was very knowledgeable, informative, responsible, and he made us laugh quite a bit with his humor (and he even sang a few lines of songs for us which was a good touch). Nigel was very accommodating for any special requests. According to him, he even arranged for the good weather we experienced, or so he said. Our group was amazing as we had 26 total people which is a very good and manageable size. Many new friendships were made and the group exchanged email addresses, took a group picture with our driver and many new phone numbers are now in my phone so we can stay in touch. We quickly all became very comfortable with each other which made for a fantastic tour. Ireland is such an amazing country and the Irish people were very friendly; the sites and places we toured were beautiful, wonderful, and educational. The other tour guides at some of the stops were so informative and obviously wanted to share their love for Ireland. The accommodations and food were excellent. This really was the perfect 1st trip to Ireland for us and we really have a big thanks for Nigel for making the trip so special.

September 2019  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

My wife and I, along with another couple with whom we are close friends, had the pleasure of enjoying the Deluxe Castle 10 day tour beginning August 4, 2019. Let me say the accommodations, comprised of 5 castles/hotels were top notch, as was the delectable food we enjoyed at each venue. One venue was better than the next, and they were ALL excellent. We stayed two nights at each venue, with the exception of the first, at which we stayed one night. Our tour guide/driver, Tom Lavin, was excellent. He was accommodating, informative and humorous, and provided much insight about Ireland and its people. Tom's driving was amazing, as he navigated many rural roads and quaint towns expertly. The coach bus was quite comfortable and provided Wi-Fi and charging stations for our cell phones. The tour itself was incredible as we left Dublin, headed north to Northern Ireland, then to NW Ireland, and then south along the east coast, down to Kerry/Killarney, then west and northwest back to Dublin. We enjoyed so many attractions along the way, and loved the beautiful and scenic Irish countryside and its quaint towns, including Donegal, Westport, Galway and Killarney. Dublin was amazing, and we actually tacked on a few days to enjoy Dublin a bit longer. The Irish people we met were super friendly and just a joy. This was a truly memorable trip. I would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to see as much of a beautiful country as one can see within a 10 day period of time. Excellent!!!

June 2019  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

The 10-day Deluxe Castles Tour is the trip of a lifetime. We stayed at five luxury castles/hotels. Each one was rich with history and beauty. We loved swimming in the indoor pool, riding bikes and walking trails around gorgeous lakes. We also visited many of the historic sites in Ireland such has Derry, Kylemore Abbey, the Cliffs of Moher and Trinity College. Our tour guide Michael Coleman, a true Irishman, made the historical and cultural significance of the Irish people clear. Michael welcomed us to Ireland with consideration for each person's interests and wellbeing.

June 2019  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

My friend and I did the 10 day deluxe Irish castle tour in May 2019. We chose My Ireland Tour due to the glowing reviews and the itinerary that seemed perfect for everything we wanted to experience on our trip. They did not disappoint! Booking and payment was easy, excellent communication, we never felt in the dark during the planning process. To be safe we arrived in Dublin the day before our tour started and met up with our driver/guide Mark back at the airport on the first day of the tour. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Mark! He worked so hard to make sure the entire trip went as smoothly as possible. He was full of information, tips, and even has a lovely singing voice! The group of 26 ,on a 34 seat bus, was the perfect size. Enough diversity to make the trip interesting without ever feeling crammed or lost in the crowd. Being able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view without the stress of driving was amazing. The accommodations were all top notch and the food was to die for. Baggage service between the bus and the hotel rooms was a treat. ,Boy did we miss that when we were back on our own in Dublin after the tour!, If you are going to Ireland ,especially for the first time, and want to make the absolute most of your time, book with My Ireland Tours!!

June 2019  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We highly recommend My Ireland Tour for anyone who wants to visit Ireland. My wife and I joined the 10-day Deluxe Irish Castles Tour during June 2-11, 2019. It was a wonderful experience for us to get to know about Ireland: history, geography, culture, food, and people. Our tour director Tom was excellent. He was passionate in sharing various things about Ireland. We had 21 members in our group, and our fellow travelers were wonderful. They helped make our Ireland tour more enjoyable. One thing we did not have control over, was the weather. We had rain nearly everyday. But it did not rain the entire day. Instead, the weather could change quickly from sunny to cloudy to rainy, and then back to cloudy and maybe sunny in sequence. We would think the weather we experienced to be Irish too.

June 2019  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

My wife and I just returned from the Deluxe Irish Castle Tour. We were celebrating our anniversary. Our experience exceeded our expectations. Thanks to our driver, Tom, who did a fantastic job driving and sharing about the Irish culture and history. We highly recommend this tour group. Good work and thanks again for an amazing time.

October 2018  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

I went on the 10 Day Deluxe Castle Tour with my son and we had a very memorable trip. It was our first time in Ireland and so we decided to take a tour so that we wouldn't miss any history in the places that we visited and we wanted to get the most out of our days there. Our tour guide Joe was beyond wonderful. He was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about Ireland and it's history. My only negative comment would be that while the places that we stayed were all top notch and beautiful, almost all of them were a little too out of the way in terms of being able to walk into any towns and check out the local life. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

September 2018  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

TONY was Fantastic........ My wife and I completed the Deluxe Castle tour in September of 18. What made this 5-stars was the dedication, professionalism and knowledge of our tour director/driver Tony. The man is full of stories(some true, about the country and areas we visited. He guided us well, we saw much and enjoyed our time in Ireland. I felt we got a great sense of the country we visited. I liked the idea that we stayed two nights in all of our 'Castles'. Plus we had all breakfasts and dinners provided making for an easier vacation. All we needed to do was get on the bus to see the next area of Ireland. We left the driving to Tony. I highly recommend this company and if one is fortunate enough to have Tony, you are indeed in for a fine 'Irish' experience.

September 2018  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

My sister and I just returned 2 days ago from Ireland after joining your Deluxe Castles Tour, and adding a couple days at the end to see more of Dublin. It was the first time in Ireland for each of us. We were very much impressed with all the aspects of the Castles Tour. The accommodations, food, and daily excursions were very nice, the staff were always helpful, and the service by everyone was incredible. I have to report that your country is very beautiful! Especially for me remembering the beauty of the Ring of Kerry drive, and our time at Connemara, the views out over Ballynahinch Castle grounds, and all of the mountains.

September 2018  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Two of my friends and I went on the Deluxe Castle Tour in August of 2018. It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip and we had a fantastic time. Our driver was George and he was incredibly knowledgeable about all things Ireland! I would definitely recommend My Ireland Tours!!

July 2018  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

This tour company is absolutely amazing and I would give it more than 5-stars if I could! We booked the Deluxe Castle Tour for our honeymoon and we could not have asked for a better experience!!! Martina did a fantastic job helping us decide which tour would meet our sightseeing criteria, and she helped us figure out what to pack and responded quickly to our questions via email.

June 2018  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

This Deluxe Castle Tour was phenomenal. The staff and tour guide were beyond excellent and my wife and I enjoyed the trip very much. If you get the chance to tour Ireland, I would highly recommend this company and this particular tour. It was first class! Thank you Tony and Martina for making our 30th anniversary trip one to remember.

February 2018  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We absolutely can't say enough about our My Ireland Deluxe Castle Tour. We are telling all our friends...do this...you will NOT regret it. Enda, our driver/tour guide was absolutely amazing...to the point that we miss hearing his voice every day. He was full of wonderful information and insight about what we were seeing and the people. All the other guides we met along the way were also extremely knowledgeable. The hotels were gorgeously stunning to stay in and we were treated as royalty by much of the staff at each hotel. Despite some days with poor weather, we were able to keep smiling and keep seeing the many highlights that were on our bucket list. We even got engaged on the Cliffs of Moher...and all our tour-mates and Enda made that joyous occasion even more so. We would absolutely recommend and take another tour with My Ireland Tour...and would absolutely request Enda as our guide.

October 2017  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Job well done! to my husband who set up the trip and to My Ireland Tour for being a great host to the Emerald Island. We had a fantastic time and met some wonderful people. Plus, our tour guide/bus driver Edna Sheehan was just amazing. We did the Deluxe Irish Castle Tour and went around a good portion of the island and saw a lot of history. Our accommodations at each location had very nice rooms, excellent food and wonderful staff members. We took our time in the mornings to take leisure walks to explore the grounds and the many wonderful sites to see. During the day we did our exploring with Edna to all Ireland's amazing sites and history. At night we enjoyed a wonderful dinner with new friends. Just a time to remember for a lifetime. Can't say enough wonderful things about Ireland, My Ireland Tour and Enda Sheehan!

September 2017  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Absolutely AMAZING!!!! My son and I went on the Deluxe Castle Tour and everything far exceeded our hopes and expectations , our driver / guide, Brian O'Rourke was fantastic , he provided very interesting information along the way and worked very hard to make our trip incredible . All of the lodging was first class and the meals were outstanding , we visited some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen , the Hill of Tara , Cliffs of Moher and the rest of the Ring of Kerry , simply breathtaking pictures do not even begin to do it justice. The historic sites : the walled city of Derry , Kylemore Abbey , the Rock of Cashel , Trinity College , Christchurch Cathedral and the Blarney Castle were outstanding , so much history . Our schedule had enough flexible time for individuals in our group to do their own sight seeing , I enjoyed our time in the Guinness Storehouse . I would highly recommend My Ireland Tour to anyone interested in visiting Ireland , I am anxiously waiting to return with the rest of my family so that they can have the same experience . I am looking forward to traveling with My Ireland Tours again , in the near future . Thank you Kristel and My Ireland Tours for giving my son and I memories that will last a lifetime :-,

September 2017  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

My mother and I had a fantastic time on the Deluxe Castle Tour with My Ireland Tours. The company is based locally in Ireland; the tour group was just 20 people; the bus was spacious and comfortable; and most importantly, our guide ,Brian, was fantastic! Staying at the castles was fun and one of our favorites moments of the trip was pulling up to Lough Eske Castle where the staff members greeted us out front lined up like the scenes Downton Abbey! The tour stops were all interesting and worthwhile, but two of the best stops were unplanned places Brian added once he got to know the group ,Triona Tweed shop in Donegal and Celtic Crystal near Galway., Our tour group had a range of people: married couples and single travelers; a teenager and some senior citizens; Americans and Brits, etc. We were a mother/adult daughter duo and it was a great fit for us. Go to Ireland! You'll love it!

August 2017  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

Fantastic experience! My husband and I went on the 10-Day Deluxe Castle tour in mid-July and it was perfect. Our main concern was what the group dynamic would be - a bunch of strangers together on a bus for 9 days?? It ended up being great! Our entire group was 12 people; many of them told us of previous tours they had gone on with other popular companies where they were part of 50+ people, so there were two buses full of tourists getting on and off the bus at every site; sounds like mayhem and pretty impersonal. All of us were from the US, of all walks of life, with all different interests and experiences, but we were all eager to explore and see everything we could while in Ireland. We all had two seats to ourselves on the bus, so we could spread out as we pleased. It also allowed us to eat most breakfasts and dinners together which was a great bonding time. Don't even get me started on our bus driver, the wonderful Brian. He was so kind and eager to let us do as much as we could.

July 2017  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

The 'BEST' that we could hoped for! My wife and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary during the Deluxe Castle Tour. The tours, accommodations, the food, and our tour guide Tom were outstanding! Every day was a new treat with the different tours and accommodations. Only having 26 people on the tour was perfect size, plenty of room to spread out on the bus. We made friends for life and memories we will cherish forever.

June 2017  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We thoroughly enjoyed our Deluxe Castle Tour! Every detail was met. Kristel, in the office did a great job in planning and attending to the details of our trip and accommodations. Every place we stayed was beautiful. The places we visited on the tour were interesting and fun. Tony our tour guide is simply the best! He was very informative and has a very nice singing voice! What a treat it was to learn from and travel with him. If you have a chance to travel with Tony, take it! Since this was our 40th anniversary celebration, extra special touches were added. This was truly the trip of a lifetime. We highly recommend using My Ireland Tour when traveling to Ireland. It really is the best way to go. You will be pleased.

November 2016  •  Deluxe Castles Tour

We went on the luxury castle tour and got a very good, broad sense of Ireland. The tour went into Northern Ireland and then south in a general loop of the island back into Dublin. At some stops we had local guides who were fantastic. More of that could be good, but we feel like we got what we paid for. Some hotels were definitely superior to others. The dinners at the great hotels were great but the dinners at the attractive but mediocre hotels were clearly on a 'package' level and midrange quality which was our biggest disappointment. It would suit me if they moved dinners to 7PM instead of 7:00 and 8:00.

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Flexible Cancellations

We have added extra flexibility to our cancellation timeline. This means you can now make unlimited changes to your chosen tour up to 60 days before your arrival. Our cancellation timeline is as follows. For more details, see our terms and conditions.

Up to 60 days before the start of tour:

The Deposit is non-refundable. However, before 60 days you can make unlimited changes for free, including changing your tour dates (including transferring to a tour in 2025), changing your tour and changing tour participants.

59 to 40 days before start of tour:

25% of total price is forfeited on cancellation

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50% of total price is forfeited on cancellation

Less than 14 days before start of tour:

100% of total price is forfeited on cancellation

Deposit

The Deposit for the Deluxe Irish Castle Tour 2024 is €600 per person.

Single Occupancy Supplement

For guests who are travelling alone and are therefore not sharing a room, the single occupancy supplement for the Deluxe Irish Castle Tour 2024 is €1,100.

Balance Payments:

The full balance is due 60 days before your tour.

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All payments are in Euros.

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Children's Rate:

Children ages 8 yrs - 17 yrs inclusive receive a 10% discount on the prices. Children must share a room with a least 1 adult. Our tours do not cater for children 7 yrs or younger. You must be 18 or over to travel on our adults-only tours.

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Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing (either by email or standard mail) to My Ireland Tour. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to tour commencement. Cancellation fees apply as indicated above. All cancellation fees include the initial deposit.

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About your Tour Guide

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Perhaps the most vital ingredient of any tour is your tour guide. Acting not only as your guide but also as your driver, their knowledge and experience, passion and personality form the foundation on which any successful tour is built.

That's why we only work with the very best guides in Ireland. As our past guests know, our tour guides are a big reason why we're Ireland's best-rated tour operator, with 1542 five-star reviews out of a possible 1583.

  • Irish born and bred

    All of our driver-guides were born in Ireland and have lived here all their lives. What's more, they are passionate about our country, its culture and its heritage.

  • Qualified and experienced

    Our driver-guides are qualified, experienced professionals who are committed to impeccable customer care and making your vacation memorable for all the right reasons.

  • Experts in Irish history & culture

    Our driver-guides are true experts in their field. Their knowledge of Irish history, culture (and where to get the best pint of Guinness) is second to none.

  • Committed to your safety and care

    Your safety and comfort are paramount to us and to all our driver-guides. All our guides are experienced coach drivers with impeccable safety records.

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Included

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  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 9 Evening Meals
  • 9 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • 1 Pub Lunch

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    • Blind Piper Pub Lunch on Day 7
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