Welcome to Dublin's leading five-star boutique hotel. Situated in an exclusive Victorian neighborhood, the Dylan Hotel, offers luxurious, contemporary comfort. The hotel also houses the award-winning Tavern Restaurant and Dylan Bar. A history lover's paradise, this dreamy hotel offers guests an elegant, old-world stay with all the modern amenities that can be expected from its five-star rating. With sweeping views of the Irish countryside and esteemed spa facilities, you'll not be disappointed with this decadent venue and its fairy-tale grounds.
Set on a luxurious, acre estate, The Dunloe is a striking hotel set among the ruins of a 12th century castle. Its facilities offer guests the opportunity to horse ride, swim, fish, play tennis or simply relax in its spa. Food lovers can indulge in its restaurant, which offers locally sourced delicacies including Wild Atlantic fresh fish and Kerry lamb. Formerly the home of the Guinness family, the magnificent Ashford Castle is now an award-winning hotel boasting sumptuous suites, antique furniture and unique historic features in a regal setting.
Its recent multi-million-dollar renovation only adds to its allure. Set in a acre estate in the countryside, it is the perfect destination for those looking for a romantic getaway or for guests who simply want to get back to nature. Expect warm Irish hospitality and charm aplenty. Let us inspire you…. Worldwide Find out more. Destination of the Month. Your Travelling Concierge. Exclusive VIP Experiences. The Chairman's Collection. Tailor-Made Group Travel. Year Round Savings. Last Minute Specials. Luxury Gold Contest. Access your portal. Vacation type: Luxury Gold Brochure: Worldwide.
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Join a senior gardener to learn about indigenous plant species, before enjoying an exclusive twilight picnic. You'll learn about his work, his life as a Dublin local and what it means to be a Dubliner. You'll also receive a signed copy of his latest book 'Alfie. The performers of Celtic Steps will give you a simple dance class before you later watch them take to the stage from your VIP seats. London: See British pageantry at its best, as you witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, when available.
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See the quarters, chapel, place of beheading and prison towers where the Yeoman Warder explains the history and importance of each place. Windsor Castle: Broadcast to the world to celebrate Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex's wedding, Windsor Castle is where your Local Expert shows you the castle precincts and introduces you to 1, years of history and its role today as an official residence of The Queen.
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Windsor Castle: Make the most of your visit and search for the treasures and secrets that this royal residence has been keeping for over years as you explore the grounds at your own pace. Stonehenge: Visit the mysterious circle of upright stones, which stand as strong today as they did 3, years ago. Visit the Roman Baths and Pump Room, built by the Romans over 2,years-ago as a place to wash and socialise. Stratford-upon-Avon: Venture inside the timber-framed building where the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare, was born and grew up.
York: Appreciate the beauty of York Your Way, as you either join a Local Expert for an exploration of the city walls, or embark on a leisurely guided tour of York Minster. Windermere: Enjoy a nostalgic ride on a historic steam train along the banks of Windermere. Bowness-on-Windermere: Led by your Travelling Concierge, enjoy the chance to explore this lakeside town.
Alnwick: Explore majestic Alnwick Castle, steeped in history. Edinburgh: In true Gaelic style, meet a fabulously entertaining bagpiper and be enchanted as you listen to iconic music and fascinating tales about Scottish culture. Edinburgh: Board a short flight and travel from Edinburgh to Belfast.
Belfast: Meet Hilda, a true Belfast local, having lived in the same house her entire life. You'll also see the City Hall, Queen's University, Parliament Building at Stormont and murals in different locations indicating political sentiments of local residents. Giant's Causeway: Visit this iconic site on a private tour with a wildlife ranger and learn more about this majestic phenomenon.
Londonderry: Head to this pretty city with a Local Expert and arguably one of Northern Ireland's best storytellers. Dublin: Head on a city tour of Dublin with your Travelling Concierge, who will be able to share with you their expertise on the local area. Dublin: No trip to Ireland would be complete without a trip to the Guinness Storehouse.
Cashel: Cashel is reputed to be the site of the conversion of the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century. Blarney: It is said that those who kiss the stone are bestowed with the power to persuade, flatter and coax. You are invited to dangle from the ramparts of Blarney Castle to acquire the gift of the gab. Killarney: Enjoy hearing about the history of Killarney from your Travelling Concierge. Killarney: Take a scenic jaunting carriage ride through Killarney National Park.
From its sweeping mountains to lush lake lands, you'll take in the breathtaking beauty of the Irish countryside in all its glory. Killarney: Visit J M Reidy's bar and enjoy a drink as you watch traditional, live music played by local musicians. Dingle Peninsula: Enjoy a scenic drive as you admire the area's craggy clifftops and rolling hills that have inspired films such as Ryan's Daughter. Adare: Admire its beauty during a village walk. Famous for thatched-roof cottages and pretty streets, this quaint haven offers idyllic photo opportunities.
Limerick: Delve into the history of the city during an orientation with your Travelling Concierge. Galway: Take in the beautiful surroundings on a guided city tour with your Travelling Concierge. You'll find bustling streets, fun boutiques and quirky art galleries in this vibrant harbour city. Ashford Castle: On arrival to Ashford Castle, you are escorted over the drawbridge by a lone piper for a majestic entrance fit for royalty. Once here you'll choose between a mouthwatering afternoon tea or a unique falconry experience.
Bath: Experience an exquisite Highlight Dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of the British countryside. Castles on the Rhine - From Mainz to Cologne. Ullman ISBN: Exploring English Castles By Dr. Ghosts of the Tower of London By G. Haunted Heritage By John Mason. Publications ISBN: King Ludwig II. Medieval Castle By M. Seymour and Harry L. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you. Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail.
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What's Included Travel Highlights. See airport transfer page link below for details VIP entry to many sights Airport Transfers Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page. Click to make image larger. Meal s. Explore Waterford's History Join us in Waterford, where the history dates back as far as the Vikings. Irish Ceilidh Evening The Irish Ceilidh epitomises how music and dance were enjoyed in rural Ireland, especially on festive occasions. Dinner in Dublin City Come to one of Dublin's most locally-loved restaurant-pubs.
Experience the Ancient Monastic Site of Glendalough Enjoy a visit to one of the most important monastic sites in Europe, which dates back to the 6th century. Local Dinner Evening Join us and your travelling companions for a delicious traditional dinner and drink at a local restaurant. Edinburgh by Night and Dinner We'll drive into the old city of Edinburgh to see the city at night with photo opportunities of the Castle and the Grassmarket, famous for historic executions and when possible visit one of the most haunted graveyards and see the grave of Greyfriars Bobby, the famous Skye Terrier.
Private Cruise On Lake Windermere Enjoy an exclusive cruise on a private boat on England's most beautiful and largest lake, taking in the northern coastline, beautiful houses, gardens and Wray Castle. Scottish Show With Dinner Tonight is your chance to put on that tartan and join us for an evening of singing, dancing and bagpipe playing at an internationally famous venue.
Ghost Walk And Dinner The year-old Roman city of York abounds with tales of murder and mystery, some of which you'll discover as you take a stroll with the local ghost hunter. Shakespeare's Schoolhouse Experience Today we'll visit the spectacular Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare was baptised and also where he is buried.
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