Few spots in Europe feel as timeless as the Irish countryside. The craggy, untouched coastline and rolling meadows dotted with herds of sheep and the occasional crumbling castle seem to belong to a faraway past, as though the Industrial Revolution never managed to jump the Irish Sea. Sceptre Tours' luxury Ireland vacation package puts you in the heart of this storied landscape, within easy driving distance of the Emerald Isle's most iconic landmarks, including Blarney Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, and Galway Bay. The Ring of Kerry and the idyllic town of Killarney are also easily accessible by car. The vacation includes a six-night stay in a private, three-bedroom villa at the elegant Adare Manor Villas as well as roundtrip economy-class airfare to Dublin and a full-size car rental (with manual transmission) for the duration of your visit. Click here for more info on the trip and available upgrade options.
Set on a palatial 840-acre estate in the verdant Irish countryside, Adare Manor was built as a home for the second earl of Dunraven. The River Maigue flows past the grounds, which feature labyrinthine gardens and centuries-old forests. At the manor house, tangles of ivy cover stone walls punctuated by gothic columns and 365 cathedral-style windows. A scenic stroll from the manor house brings you to your private villa. Inside, you'll find a full kitchen and three spacious bedrooms outfitted with down comforters and elegant décor.
The estate's rolling hills make the perfect natural setting for the 18-hole golf course, which was designed by golf great Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Other onsite activities include whiskey tastings, archery, hot-air-balloon rides, and open-air speed readings of Finnegans Wake. After a day spent exploring the lost cottages and icehouse on the estate’s grounds, you can dine at one of the manor's restaurants, where chefs put a gourmet twist on local favorites such as fish 'n' chips and rack of lamb.
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Six-night Ireland vacation with airfare and rental car, valid for travel 6/1/13–8/24/13. Prices are per person based on groups of four to six people traveling together. Purchase Groupons individually using different credit cards, but share accommodations.
Option 1: $1,199 per person, valid for Sunday–Thursday departures from New York (JFK) (up to a $2,099 value)
Option 2: $1,299 per person, valid for Sunday–Thursday departures from Boston (BOS) (up to a $2,199 value)
Option 3: $1,349 per person, valid for Sunday–Thursday departures from Chicago (ORD) (up to a $2,249 value)
Included in all options:
Round-trip airfare to Dublin (DUB)
Six-night stay in a three-bedroom private villa at Adare Manor
Promotional value expires Dec 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires.
Book by 12/21/12 or promo value expires
1/person, 1/gift, 1/visit
Valid only for option bought
Reservation req'd, subj to avail
Fee up to Groupon price for canceling once reserved; may buy travel insurance from Sceptre Tours to cancel up to 72hr in advance without penalty (less insurance costs & fees)
21+ to check in & rent car
Valid for Sun-Thu departures; extra $25 fee per person for Fri-Sat departures
CC req'd at booking/check-in
Manual transmission cars only
Valid for parties of 4–6; $300 fee per person for parties of 2 or 3 & $600 fee for traveling alone.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
King bed in master bedroom; queen bed in second bedroom; queen bed or 2 twin beds in third bedroom
Occupancy: 4 to 6, depending on number of Groupons purchased
Fully equipped kitchen
Washer and dryer
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 10 a.m.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: not available
By plane: airfare included
By car: car rental is included; the hotel is about 137 miles southwest of Dublin Airport (DUB).
Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
Parties of six will be rented a larger vehicle at no extra charge.
If departing from an airport not offered in this deal, travelers should choose one of the options to fly out of JFK and consult Sceptre Tours at booking. Additional fees will apply, but Sceptre Tours will provide its best available rate.