Irish Houses, Castles & Gardens
14 Jun — 20 Jun 2022 | Tour Director: Cosmo Samuel Brockway
• Absorb centuries of architectural history on a series of privileged visits to some of Ireland’s finest estates
• View fine art collections and tour beautiful gardens, in the company of specialist guides and owners
• Enjoy an exclusive overnight stay at Glin Castle, owned by the FitzGerald family for 800 years
Cosmo Samuel Brockway
is a travel and interiors journalist, tour leader and author.
Depart London Heathrow 1310 on British Airways, arriving Dublin 1440. Transfer to Buswells Hotel for three nights. Evening welcome talk at the Irish Georgian Society.
Morning: Killruddery (house and grounds). Afternoon: Powerscourt Estate (gardens) followed by Enniskerry (village walk). Evening talk.
Excursion to Tullynally Castle (house and gardens) followed by free evening in Dublin.
Morning: Birr Castle (including private light lunch with the Earl of Rosse). Afternoon: continue to Glin Castle for tour (house and gardens) followed by dinner and exclusive overnight stay at the castle.
Morning: some free time at Glin Castle followed by visit to Kilgobbin House (tour and private light lunch with the Countess of Dunraven). Afternoon: Doneraile Court (house tour followed by free time to explore the adjacent village). Continue to Ardmore for overnight stay at Cliff House Hotel.
Excursion to Curraghmore House (tour of house, gardens and 18th century shell house). Afternoon visit to Russborough House (house, interactive museum and gardens). Continue to Dublin for overnight stay at The Westin.
Depart Dublin 1300, arriving Heathrow 1430.
14 Jun — 20 Jun 2022
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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
Participants should have a good level of fitness. This tour is not especially strenuous, but will involve some walking around gardens and estate grounds. These are usually over relatively flat ground and participants can decide how far they wish to go. In order to take in several important properties, our route around Ireland will involve four separate hotel stays and a moderate amount of coach travel, with several journeys of up to 2 hours in duration.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £120.
Cost of £3195 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, three lunches, five dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £565.