Castles, Houses & Taverns by Air

Birr Castle

Visit: Birr Castle, Ireland

Kilruddery House & Gardens

Visit: Kilruddery House & Gardens, Ireland

Russborough House Manor

Visit: Russborough House Manor, Ireland

Stunning scenery, magnificent architecture and a traditional Irish Night!

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    Kilruddery House

    Kilruddery House

    Fly to Dublin Airport, before travelling south of the city to Bray, with an optional afternoon visit to Kilruddery House & Gardens. We stay overnight in Bray.

    • Included meals: Dinner
    Russborough House Manor

    Russborough House Manor

    After a short walk along Bray seafront, you can enjoy scenic areas of Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains en route to Russborough House & Parklands. Later, we arrive in Portlaoise, where we stay for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Birr Castle

    Birr Castle

    We head westward via Roscrea to picturesque Birr Castle before returning to Portlaoise for an hour or so at Sally Gardens Pub enjoying a little Irish Stew and a half of Guinness, to the tunes of local musicians.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre

    Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre

    Enjoy a late morning tipple at Tullamore Dew Visitor Centre, before an extended lunch break at the beautiful Belvedere House & Gardens. A night in a castle hotel awaits tonight!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Trim Castle

    Trim Castle

    We visit Trim Castle, where we enjoy a guided tour. Later, we return to the capital, Dublin for a short guided tour and free time. Tonight we visit the world-famous Abbey Tavern for a real Irish treat!

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Travel to Dublin airport for your return flight home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    At a Glance

    Tour Includes

    • 5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
    • 4 evening meals
    • 1 night Abbey Tavern Irish Night
    • Return flights to Dublin
    • Airport transfers in Ireland

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Kilruddery House & Gardens
    • Russborough House & Parklands
    • Birr Castle
    • Sally Gardens Pub visit
    • Tullamore Dew Tour
    • Belvedere House & Gardens
    • Trim Castle & Tour
    • Dublin Guided Tour

    Optional Excursions & Visits


    Single Room Supplement from £159.00 (6 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    You will stay for one night at the 3-star Royal Hotel, Leisure Club & Spa in Bray and for two nights at the 4-star Heritage Hotel & Leisure Club in Portlaoise. You will then stay for one night at the 4-star Barberstown Castlein Straffon, Co. Kildare.

    Overnight stay in Dublin area will be in a city-style hotel. 

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on feeder journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately £1 or 1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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