On an exclusive coast-to-coast journey through the Emerald Isle this autumn, immerse yourself in the art-filled, rarefied world of Ireland's landed gentry. In the company of historic homes scholar Alice W. Schwarz, enjoy accommodations fit for royalty as you stay in historic castles and estates, including the enchanting Dromoland, known as Ireland's "most magical address," with its connections to Brian Boru, one of the last High Kings of Ireland. Luxuriate in the 170 acres of picturesque lakes, historic gardens, and emerald woodlands at Lyrath Estate, a true Irish countryside gem.
In Dublin, take a private tour of exquisitely restored glasshouses at the National Botanic Gardens. Delve into history at Trinity College, Ireland's oldest university, with an exclusive tour led by the Director of Conservation, exploring the magnificent Old Library and marveling at The Book of Kells. A curator-led tour of the National Gallery of Ireland awaits, showcasing remarkable works by Caravaggio, Vermeer, and esteemed Irish artists. Indulge in a whiskey and food pairing at Powerscourt Distillery, nestled within the 18th-century Powerscourt House & Gardens—a majestic stately home adorned with breathtaking gardens.
Join Lady and Lord Rosse for an exclusive tour of their remarkable residence, Birr Castle, their family's home for 400 years. Gain private access to Kylemore Abbey, a captivating 1,000-acre estate that has housed a Benedictine order of nuns for a century, boasting a splendid Victorian walled garden. In addition, stand in awe before the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, a UNESCO-listed natural wonder.