Uncover the Beauty of the Ancient Gaelic Trail
Ker & Downey invites you on an exclusive Luxury Ireland Private Tour. Over eight days, uncover the beauty of the Ancient Gaelic Trail — from the capital of Dublin to the Wild Atlantic Way and beyond. Luxury hotel stays, high-flying helicopter rides, and behind-the-scenes tours reveal themselves at every turn.
Upon arrival in Dublin, your private chauffeur will transfer you to your luxury accommodations at The Merrion Hotel. Settle in for an Art Afternoon Tea or spa treatment to help you unwind after your flight. Then it’s time begin your luxury Ireland private tour with a sailing trip through Dublin Bay for a unique perspective of the city. Stop for lunch at the seaside town of Howth or Dun Laoghaire, or choose to stay on board for a light meal at sea.
You will also have an entire afternoon dedicated to touring Dublin before diving into its unique cultural highlights. This includes a private tour of the Book of Kells at Trinity College before it opens to the public. It also includes a white glove experience turning pages of antique books at the Museum of Literature Ireland (MOLI). Finally, explore St. Patrick’s Cathedral with a private, behind-the-scenes tour. Conclude your time in Dublin with a five-course surprise degustation menu at 2 Michelin star restaurant, Patrick Guilbaud.
Then make your way to Co. Kerry with your private driver guide. Visit Birr Castle for lunch and a private tour with Lord and Lady Ross. After a restful overnight at the romantic Sheen Falls Lodge, take flight by private helicopter for a panoramic tour of the stunning Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. You will pass over numerous small villages and eventually head out over the Atlantic Ocean, where you will fly over The Skellig and Blasket Islands before landing on the Dingle Peninsula. While there, a local archaeologist will lead you on a tour of historic Dingle Peninsula and will explain the history and significance of the sites along the peninsula
Finally, conclude your Luxury Ireland Private Tour in Co. Clare. Enjoy a private tour of a medieval castle located on the small private island of Lough Derg en route. Begin with a cruise of the scenic lake on a skippered yacht before arriving to the lovingly restored castle home, which is open to just a select few. Enjoy tastings of local foods washed down with mead, as well as entertainment from local musicians. Afterwards, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant back on the mainland. Then check into the stunning Dromoland Castle for two nights. The final day of your luxury Ireland private tour is dedicated to the many foodie experiences on offer in Co. Clare. From a wild kitchen experience harvesting edible seaweed along the coast to a private tour and tasting at a local cheese farm, the day is sure to delight