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20 Guests 
​Maximum

Cost from
$6,600
per person
double occupancy

9 Nights

Sept. 4-13, 2019

50% 
​Deposit


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​​Trip Details and Highlights

Overview:
Join us for a small group experience with a local expert guide leading the way through the Irish countryside.  Guests will experience the perfect blend of  essential sightseeing in Dublin to the quaint small-town charm of its many villages.  With nine days in Ireland, you'll discovers Dublin's cultural gems and brewhouses, wander among thatched cottages in the charming village of Adare, and stay at some of Ireland's most exclusive five-star accommodations along the way.

Our driver will navigate the winding country roads through the mountains, rolling landscapes, gorgeous seascapes and the jaw-dropping Cliffs of Moher. You will be able to visit beautiful castles, colorful gardens, medieval ruins, churches, as well as local shops and artisans in the villages along the way. 

Whatever your passion, Ireland is the place for world-class golf, fishing, falconry, horseback riding, and hiking. There is no shortage of outstanding restaurants, afternoon teas, and pubs to enjoy some of the best local Irish cuisine.

Luxury five-star accommodations with Virtuoso Benefits:
  • 3 Nights - Dublin - The Westbury Hotel - Superior King Rooms 
  • 1 Night - Cork - Hayfield Manor -  Superior Room 
  • 2 Nights - Killarney - Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa - Superior Lake View Room
  • 3 Nights - Adare - Adare Manor Hotel - Deluxe Room
  • *upgrades are available  for an additional fee

Itinerary:          




 

Your Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1
Wednesday
Arrival day in Dublin, 
Accommodations  at Westbury Hotel
Welcome Gift, Reception and Dinner
You will be met by your driver/guide in the arrivals hall of Dublin Airport.  This morning you will visit the  wonderful museum of Irish Emigration known as EPIC (every person is connected). This is the perfect place to trace your Irish family ancestry. Start with what you know and they’ll help you discover the rest.  Enjoy lunch  at one of the many excellent pubs. Guests have the afternoon free to relax in historic Dublin or possibly an afternoon tea. This evening there is a  welcome reception and dinner.   

Day 2
Thursday
Accommodations and full breakfast at Westbury Hotel
Visit Newgrange and Slane Castle
Whiskey Tasting 
Following a full Irish breakfast  your driver will meet you in the lobby and travel to County  Meath formally known as Royal Meath.   It owes its history to the High Kings of Ireland where you will visit and tour the Neolithic site at Newgrange which dates back to 3200 BC.  Lunch will be at Slane Castle built on  the banks of the Boyenin River in 1703 and is the current home of the Cunningham family of Lord Henty  Mountcharles. You will visit the newly established Slane Whiskey Distillery on the grounds of the castle. 
Day 3
Friday
Accommodations and full breakfast at Westbury Hotel
Walking Tour of Historic Dublin 
Join your local guide for a tour of the Irish capital. At Trinity College, discover the antiquarian texts of the Long Room Library, including the eighth-century Book of Kells — an exquisitely  detailed example of early Irish manuscript illumination. Continue to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest   church, built near the famous well where St. Patrick is said to have baptized converts.
Day 4
Saturday
Accommodations and full breakfast at Hayfield Manor Hotel
Visit the Villages of Cashel and Cork
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Day 5
Sunday
Accommodations and full breakfast at Aghadoe Heights Hotel
Visit Blarney, County Kerry and Killarney



Accommodations and full breakfast at Aghadoe Heights Hotel
Visit Blarney, County Kerry and Killarney
Day 6
Monday
After 
Impruneta 
  
Day 7
Tuesday
Today 
Day 8
Wednesday
We 
Day 9
Thursday
Day 10
Friday

Today is the end of our time in Ireland. Arrangements will be made for those needing transportation back to the Shannon airport.  For those staying longer in this beautiful country, enjoy the remainder of your stay in Ireland.
What's Included in the Trip Price 
  • Assistance with travel planning before and during the trip such as airline tickets, museum tickets, private tour guides and concierge services
  • 7 Nights in a privately owned villa in the Chianti region of Tuscany, exclusive to our guests
  • 4 Nights in a luxury boutique hotel in Florence
  • Pre-stocked villa with bottled water, bakery items and pastries, and various treats
  • Daily breakfast
  • Light lunch and wine tasting on the day of arrival
  • Welcome reception with dinner at the villa on the evening of arrival
  • Wood-fired pizza dinner on the terrace  at the villa one evening (in the dining room if inclement weather)
  • Farewell dinner with wine at the villa prepared by a private chef
  • A visit to two local wineries including a light lunch
  • Gratuities for all included meals and villa staff
  • A choice of: Hands-on cooking class including wine and a meal with the foods prepared in class
         OR a gourmet Tuscan dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants
  • Shared car rental for 7 days while we are at the villa complete with preloaded GPS, fuel and insurance (A valid U.S. driver's license and major credit card required for all drivers). Fuel is provided for areas included in the itinerary. (If you are not confident with a shared vehicle, let us know and a private driver will be provided at an additional charge).
  • Choice of private 3 hour walking tour of Florence with our small group.
  • ​Tourism fee of 4 euros per day per person
  • Transportation from the villa to Florence, gratuities included
  • Return transportation to Florence airport for those returning home today
What's Not Included in the Trip Price
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • All transportation not expressed as included is not included
  • Cab fare(s)
  • Excess baggage, baggage loss and/or forwarding of baggage
  • Travel insurance  
  • Tickets and fines for moving and parking violations or unpaid tolls
  • Gratuities other than what is specifically mentioned as being included
  • Entry fees to museums/galleries and other places wherever entry fees apply
  • Beverages and meals other than what is not specifically mentioned as included in the price
  • Medical expenses
  • All personal expenditures
  • Extra charges at the villa or hotel such as  wine that is not included, bottled water, laundry, or other incidental charges
  • Additional linen or towel changes other than what is provided in the weekly rental fee
  • Additional beverages or groceries not provided by Villas &Vines
  • Expenses related to unforeseen travel conditions, weather conditions, flight delays, train delays, airport blockages, terrorism and strikes.
  • Any travel expense not specified to be included is not included
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