When the words ‘luxury’ and ‘travel’ are used together the connotations are very appealling. The concept is wonderful but planning it is not always that easy. Sceptre Tours has made it easy with our Irish Week of Luxury package. This 7 night, 4-city self-directed package gives you a broad taste of Ireland while ensuring you are in the lap of luxury all along the way.
After landing in Dublin and collecting your car you will head northwest to County Cavan where you will spend your first night at the beautiful Cabra Castle Hotel. While in Cavan you will learn why the Irish refer to it as Lakeland Country as you find yourself in a landscape dotted with shimmering lakes and gently rolling hills. Be sure to check out the ruins of the original Cabra Castle or the Drumlane Monastery, home of the last remaining round tower in the Dicoese of Kilmore.
On day two you will head to Donegal and lovely 5-star elegance of the Lough Eske Castle, located on a secluded lakeside estate just outside Donegal Town. This amazing property has a rich history dating back to the 1400s being associated with the O'Donnell Clan, the founding fathers of Donegal, a county in the north-west region of Ireland. For the next two days and nights you can explore the area visiting such sites as The Seven Wonders of the West, seven sites of natural beauty that have been designated as such by the Western Development Commission including Glenveagh National Park in Donegal.
On day four you will make your way County Cong and the 4-star Lisloughrey Lodge located near the Mayo/Galway border. For 2 days and nights you can take a trip to nearby Galway or explore some of the more local sites such as the Quiet Man Cottage Museum, the Cong Abbey and Monastery and the Knock Shrine. Of for the more adventurous there is opportunities for horse-back riding or a falconry class!
For the last two nights of your trip you will head to Dublin and a stay at the 4-star Dunboyne Hotel. Located in the heart of the Meath Countryside, you are within easy reach of Dublin but if you choose to stay local you can spend some quality time in the Seoid Spa or make a visit to the heritage sites including the Battle of the Boyne site, the Hill of Tara and Trim Castle.
All in all, this is a trip that offers royal treatment in beautiful castles, adventure and an opportunity to meet the warm and friendly Irish people. What more could anyone ask for? What are you waiting for… go ahead Jump into Ireland.
What's Included: 7 night package
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Located just outside Donegal, overlooking a stretch of countryside between Lough Eske and the Blue Stack Mountains, Lough Eske Castle, offers an exhilarating destination in North West Ireland. Situated close to the famous “7 Wonders of the West”, which include, Glenveagh National Park in Donegal, Surfing in Strandhill in Sligo, Croagh Patrick (The Reek) in Mayo, Glencar Waterfall in Leitrim, Strokestown House in Roscommon, Dun Aengus on the Aran Islands in Galway and The Cliffs of Moher in Clare. Walking enthusiasts can embark on the world renowned and globally popular International Appalachian Trail, part of which surrounds Lough Eske Castle in the form of the Bluestack Mountains. Donegal town is a thriving market town at the head of Donegal Bay, and was established as a Viking stronghold. The best way to see Donegal town is to follow the Tourist Trail, a signposted walking tour which begins in the Diamond, a square designed in the1600s.
This castle hotel features 96 air-conditioned guest rooms featuring premium bedding, TV’s with premium satellite channels, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, desks and complimentary newspapers, safes and coffee/tea makers. Spa style bathrooms include separate bathtubs and rainforest showers, bathrobes, slippers, and makeup/shaving mirrors. Though different in atmosphere and ambiance, Cedars Grill Restaurant and the Gallery and Oak Bars celebrate the Irish love of food, drink, and good cheer. Cedars Grill Restaurant combines easy going elegance with a very modern sense of style. The Gallery Bar and Lobby Lounge offer more casual dining options where guests can enjoy food served from noon till late, Afternoon Tea or the Castle's prized Chocolate Buffet on a Sunday in summer while enjoying the dulcet tones of Jazz from the resident band. The Spa Solis offers a full range of beauty treatments coupled with an indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club, a sauna, a steam room, and a fitness facility.
Location: Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa offers the best of both worlds in its location; enjoying an idyllic setting in the Meath countryside, positioned most conveniently within a short distance from Dublin's city centre. Situated just 8 miles from Dublin airport and 11 miles from Dublin city centre, Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa stands minutes from the N3 and M50, making it an extremely accessible base from which to travel Ireland’s East coast. The neighboring Blanchardstown Shopping Centre offers a huge variety of shops and cafes, Fairyhouse Racecourse, Dublin Zoo, Maynooth Castle and St. Patrick’s College are all easily accessed.
Overview: The 145 air-conditioned guestrooms offer complimentary internet, TV with satellite channels and pay movies, minibar, safe, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Set against views across the Castle landscape, the Ivy Brasserie Restaurant offers modern international cuisine complemented by an extensive wine list, carefully selected from boutique vineyards. More informal options include The Terrace Lounge, The Sadlier Bar and the Castle’s private Cellar bar. Seoid Spa offers outstanding spa facilities featuring massage, Rasul Chambers, Flotation, Balneo therapy and a Hydrotherapy Pool.
Location: Cabra Castle Hotel is situated in County Cavan in the north east of Ireland. Located outside the town of Kingscourt, the castle stands on the borders of Co. Monaghan, Co.Meath and Co. Cavan. The hotel's patios and terraces have views of the surrounding countryside. Dublin Airport is an hour drive away.
Overview: Cabra Castle boasts a proud history dating as far back as 1760. It's long history lends a mature, cultured air to the Castle which can be felt by one and all as they stroll along the Castle's magnificent hallways and stairwells. The Derby Bar offers light snacks throughout the day and entertainment on some nights. Cabra Castle has an extremely rich history. This history can be experienced by all hotel guests who wish to spend the night in one of eighty historical and richly designed courtyard rooms.
Located just across the street from Croke Park Stadium, GAA’s home of Gaelic sport, the Croke Park Hotel is just 10 minutes from Dublin’s city center. With a great standard of service, a variety of state-of-the-art facilities and a great location, this hotel provides an ideal base for visiting Dublin and surrounding areas.
The Croke Park Hotel offers resplendently modern design, stylish bedrooms, an open-kitchen restaurant, fully equipped fitness center, and impeccable service. The incredible staff at this popular hotel make it more than an inviting place to stay – with a passion for providing perfect service, they aim to make just being there a pleasure.
Founded in 841, Dublin combines the historic delights of an old city with a vibrant contemporary scene. Attractions range from landmarks and monuments dating back hundreds of years to cutting edge museums. Tour a 13th-century castle, study the work of contemporary artists, explore a Viking warship, learn about some of the world's most famous authors, or just sit back and enjoy a pint of Guinness. Bonus: Although 1.6 million people live in Dublin, the city is still small and manageable – most of the main attractions are located in or close to the city center, making it easy to navigate by foot.