Castles and Cottages - Self-Drive Vacation


Castles and Cottages

Idyllic Ireland awaits. Castles and Bed and Breakfasts are at the heart of every traveler to Ireland. Whether you are looking for a romantic escape or the true Irish experience, our Castles and cottages self-drive vacation is the perfect choice. Meander through the back roads of Ireland, while staying in luxury castle hotels and idyllic B&B of your choice.

Castles and Cottages Tour Includes

  • One (1) night accommodations at Kilronan Castle.
  • One (1) night accommodations at Ballynahinch Castle.
  • Three (3) nights open B&B vouchers.
  • One (1) night accommodations in at the Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin.
  • Breakfast daily (except morning of arrival).
  • Automatic Car Rental (economy) - including CDW. Upgrade to larger cars available (note: 3 people traveling together must avail of upgrade to larger car to accommodate). Car rental is based on pick up and drop off in Dublin.
  • Hotel and car taxes included.
  • Portfolio of travel documents.

Additional Notes

All hotels are on a request basis and subject to availability at time of requesting.

Does not include St. Patrick's week, Easter, Bank Holidays and Sporting Events. All hotel are subject to availability at time of request. If needed, hotels may be substituted due to lack of availability. Note: departures from lower season that carry over into a higher season will carry an additional supplement, as hotel prices are higher.


Day 01

Morning arrival at Dublin airport. After clearing customs, pick up your car and drive the short distance to the Kilronan Castle Hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore all that County Roscommon has to offer. Take your pick from a wealth of attractions, historical sites, family and visitor amenities that are located in and around County Roscommon.

Day 02

After breakfast, make your way to the Bed and Breakfast of your choosing. A couple of areas you may want to consider are Westport, Claremorris and Castlebar in County Mayo.

Day 03

After breakfast at your Bed and Breakfast, you will make your way to castle hotel in County Galway. This is a wonderful base to explore the idyllic scenery of the west of Ireland. You may wish to take in the Burren, the Aran Islands or try your swing at one of Ireland's many links golf courses. Stay in an Irish Castle on your next vacation to Ireland.

Day 04

Today after breakfast make your way to the Bed and Breakfast of your choice. You may wish to head south to experience the magnificent scenery in County Kerry or go coastal in the South - East. Whichever area you choose, there are a plethora of amazing sites to explore.

Day 05

Continue touring in County Kerry.

Day 06

After breakfast, make your way to Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin 4. The luxurious Clontarf Castle Hotel, reborn and redesigned is the choice of interesting people the world over. Forget what time it is, Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin is an imaginary world, no longer the past, not quite the future. When you arrive, time becomes yours. Located just outside of Dublin, you may choose to explore the cosmopolitan capital city. Dublin, Ireland's capital city, is a historical and contemporary cultural center. Dublin city is home to many theaters and galleries and is known for its literary contributions from WB Yeats to Bernard Shaw to Oscar Wilde. It is a modern center of education, arts, entertainment and history.

Day 07, Departure

After breakfast, take the short drive to the Dublin Airport leaving ample time allowed for check-in and duty free shopping before boarding your flight home. Arrive home in the U.S. the same day.


Rates & Hotels

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2018Land Only
Jan 2 - Mar 9   719
Mar 20 - Mar 24   759
Apr 3 - Apr 30   779
May 1 - May 31   939
Jun 1 - Jun 30   999
Jul 1 - Aug 31   1029
Sep 1 - Sep 30   999
Oct 1 - Oct 31   799
Nov 1 - Nov 30   759


Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. Single is additional. Triple room pricing not available.

B&B's are based on APPROVED 3 * homes. If 4 - 5 * homes are booked, supplements will apply and are payable directly to the home owner from €8-16 per person, per night.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Additional transfers
  • Visitor attractions


Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Ireland one day later.

Hotels featured on this tour
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