Welcome to Private Tours Ireland
Welcome to Private Tours Ireland

Private History & Castle Tours Of Ireland

Ireland's history is a rich tapestry woven with the threads of ancient conquests, legendary battles, and cultural renaissances. This emerald isle's past is marked by key historic moments that have shaped not only the nation but have rippled through time to impact our wider world. From the early Neolithic settlers who constructed the mysterious Newgrange passage tomb to the High Kings of Tara and the arrival of St. Patrick, Ireland's history is as enchanting as its lush landscapes. The island has been a battleground for Viking raiders, the Norman invasion that brought dramatic castles to its skylines, and centuries of English rule that culminated in the struggle for independence.
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    Private Castle Tours Of Ireland

    The fabric of Ireland's history is inseparable from its iconic castles, many of which stand as stoic reminders of the country’s tumultuous past. The majestic Trim Castle, the imposing walls of Dublin Castle, and the romantic ruins of Dunluce Castle each tell a story of power, conflict, and resilience. The famous Blarney Castle in County Cork is home to the Blarney Stone, which promises the gift of eloquence to those who kiss it – a testament to the Irish love for storytelling and folklore.

    Private Tours Ireland offers the unique opportunity to explore this storied history through bespoke itineraries tailored to the specific interests of each client. Whether it's tracing the lineage of ancient Gaelic clans, walking the hallowed grounds of early Christian sites, or delving into the rebellious tales of the Easter Rising, each tour is a personalized journey through time. Our expert travel designers curate experiences that bring Ireland's history to life, ensuring that every castle visited, every battlefield walked, and every story told is deeply rooted in the authentic and captivating history of the land. With Private Tours Ireland, history enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the past, not just as observers but as active participants in Ireland's enduring legacy.

    What’s Included In Your Historic Tour Of Ireland?

    Private Driver

    Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a private driver, your personal guide to the historical heartbeat of Ireland. They’ll expertly navigate the winding roads and share tales that breathe life into your journey, ensuring every transfer is as informative as it is luxurious.

    Bespoke Itinerary

    Your historic tour will be guided by a bespoke itinerary, meticulously planned to encompass Ireland’s most significant historical sites and stories. Tailored to your interests, it promises a deep dive into the Ireland of yesteryears, from ancient ruins to battlefields that shaped the nation.

    Luxury Hotels (with breakfast included)

    Retire each evening to the finest luxury hotels, selected for their historical significance and modern comforts. With breakfast included, start each day with a sumptuous meal, often in a setting steeped in history, ready to embark on the day’s discoveries.

    Dedicated Tour Co-ordinator on hand to help throughout the trip.

    Your historic exploration is supported by a dedicated tour coordinator, available throughout your trip to ensure a seamless experience. They are your point of contact for any queries, providing peace of mind that every detail is taken care of.

    Sightseeing & Other Excursions Fees

    Step beyond the pages of history books with sightseeing and excursions that bring Ireland’s storied past to life. From guided tours of ancient castles to walks through medieval towns, each activity is chosen to enrich your understanding and appreciation of Ireland’s historical wonders.

    Our Favourite Castle Hotels

    Dromoland Castle

    Dromoland Castle is a pinnacle of luxury, nestled in the lush landscapes of County Clare. This regal hotel, once the residence of Gaelic royalty, now offers guests a taste of noble living with its opulent decor, world-class golf course, and historical grandeur that has been meticulously preserved and infused with modern elegance.

    Lough Eske Castle

    Enveloped by the serene beauty of Donegal’s woodland and lakes, Lough Eske Castle hotel is a restored 17th-century castle offering a tranquil retreat. Its storied walls provide a sumptuous sanctuary where guests can enjoy contemporary luxury with a touch of historical charm.

    Ashford Castle

    Ashford Castle in County Mayo is more than a hotel; it is a historic landmark, a former estate of the Guinness family, offering an immersive, aristocratic experience amidst the wild beauty of the west of Ireland. The castle’s grandeur is matched only by the exquisite attention to detail in service and accommodation.

    Ballynahinch Castle

    Ballynahinch Castle in Connemara stands as a bastion of heritage luxury, with rooms that offer breath-taking views of the river and woodlands. It’s a haven for those seeking relaxation in a setting that is both majestic and intimately connected to the surrounding landscape.

    Our Favourite Castles & Historic Excursions

    Blarney Castle

    Blarney Castle, home to the legendary Blarney Stone, is a monument to medieval might and eloquence. Kiss the stone and be endowed with the gift of gab. This castle is a cornerstone of Irish history and just one example of the rich heritage that Ireland boasts.

    Bunratty Castle

    Bunratty Castle is a striking feat of medieval architecture in County Clare. Renowned for its authentic furnishings and tapestries, the castle offers a vivid glimpse into the grandeur of the past, complete with a traditional folk park that brings Irish history to vibrant life.

    The Rock of Cashel

    The Rock of Cashel, also known as St. Patrick’s Rock, is an iconic historical site in County Tipperary. With its impressive collection of medieval buildings and Celtic art, it stands as a testament to Ireland’s ecclesiastical history and offers panoramic views of the Irish countryside.

    Dunluce Castle

    Perched on the dramatic coastal cliffs of County Antrim, Dunluce Castle is steeped in myths and legends. The ruins evoke images of medieval battles and offer a haunting beauty that is as unforgettable as the tales that surround it.

    Brú na Bóinne

    Brú na Bóinne in County Meath is one of the world’s most important prehistoric landscapes, featuring the ancient passage tombs of Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth. The complex stands as a testament to the ingenuity of Neolithic man, with a history that predates the pyramids.

    Hill of Tara

    The Hill of Tara, known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, is a place shrouded in myth and history. It’s a sacred site that offers a connection to Ireland’s ancient past and commands sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.

    These historical sites are just a fraction of what Ireland has to offer. Each one tells a story of a bygone era, and together, they weave a narrative of a land rich in history and legend. With Private Tours Ireland, every history enthusiast can embark on a bespoke journey through these and many other storied locales, each itinerary crafted to reflect the unique interests and curiosities of our clients.

    Contact Us

    Tel: +44-2890-992-744

    Email: info@privatetours-ireland.com

    FAQ’s

    How Much Do Your Historic Tours Cost?

    Our historic tours start from £5000 per person, providing a premium journey through Ireland’s rich past with exclusive access to some of the country’s most treasured historical sites.

    This excludes:
    International Air Fare, Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Lunch and Dinner, Beverages, All items of a personal nature, Laundry.

    What Are The Rules About Tipping In Ireland?

    In Ireland, tipping is usually at your discretion; however, it is customary to offer a 10-15% gratuity in restaurants and for personal services if you’re pleased with the service provided.

    When is the Best Time to Travel to Ireland?

    The best time to travel to Ireland is during the late spring to early autumn months, from May to September, when you can enjoy milder weather and the beautiful Irish countryside in full bloom.

    Where Should We Fly Into?

    Most of our clients prefer to fly into Dublin due to its broad range of international flights, but Shannon and Belfast are also excellent options depending on your tour’s itinerary.

    How Many Castles Are There In Ireland?

    Ireland is home to more than 30,000 castles and castle ruins, each with its own unique story and historical significance, showcasing the country’s long and tumultuous history.

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