Considering a heritage journey to Boston & New York? You may like to begin your journey where it all started. A journey to the soul of Ireland…is a journey home.
- It’s an addictive place to Explore – Frommers
- Ireland has been voted one of the world’s top 10 places to Business – World Bank
- Irish Disapora is thought to contain over 80 million people worldwide
- Has been voted the world’s friendliest destination – Lonely planet
- Ireland is one of the best brands in the world – Bill Clinton
- Ireland offers in a unique blend of luxury and comfort intertwined with the jovial and lively culture.
It can deliver the ultimate luxury retreat (Downtown Abbey –just for you and some colleagues or friends) with a variety of ‘passive and active’ activity choices : horseriding, gaelic games, claybird shooting, hunting and fishing, whilst being immersed in the vibrant culture and music of the Irish..
Commencing in Dublin your stay can include the local influences as well as pure elegance and charm:
Five star luxury of the legendary Shelbourne Hotel
A national treasure built in 1824, The Shelbourne Hotel has been magnificently restored while keeping its historic charm. Ideally situated close to Dublin’s cultural and historic buildings and directly opposite St. Stephan’s Green, this hotel is smack bang in the middle of it all. Enjoy the buzz of Dawson streets pubs and cocktail bars only a few meters from the front door, or spend an afternoon hitting the high end shops and boutiques of Grafton Street- about a 5 minute walk from the hotel.
Venture out into the Countryside!
The magnificent five star Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib. Dating back to 1228, the castle now enters a new chapter in its history, as part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. With 82 guest rooms, a wealth of activities and thoughtful touches, enjoy acclaimed Irish hospitality on a grand scale.
Aside from the pure luxury of a substantial luxury country home, you’ll have the opportunity to encounter the Gaelic games. This will include football (for ladies and gents), hurling and Camogie handball.
Step back in time with a visit to the birthplace of the Titanic… Then celebrate in the local irish pub with a bowl of stew and a pint of Guiness. And as the days come to a close sing the famous Irish ballards with the locals until the early hours.
Luxury Train Travel on the Grand Hibernian.
Consider life aboard the Grand Hibernian.. where you can choose from a 2, 4, or 6 night luxury rail journey throughout Southern Ireland. Belmond, (formerly Orient Express) will launch the train in 2016.