There are plenty of luxurious vacations out there that can take you to beautiful places all over the world and allow you to be treated like a first-class traveler. But let’s go one step further: have you ever wondered what if would be like to truly be treated like royalty? Well, there is a new refined and truly experiential luxury vacation package out that allows you to vacation in the style of the aristocracy. From staying in an actual castle (Crom Castle) to exclusive tours of the gorgeous Irish countryside, everything about this holiday will embody what life is like for those born into the upper class aristocracy. If that alone isn’t enough to pique your interest, here are some of the highlights that you will experience on this incredibly unique trip, which is Ireland’s Real Downton Abbey experience.
A Three Night Stay In The Historic Crom Castle
This working, sprawling Irish castle will be your home for three nights. As you will be hosted by a member of the aristocracy, you will be treated just like a member of the family by his staff. You won’t have to lift a finger as they will do everything, from taking your luggage to your room to preparing you drinks in the conservatory. Aside from staying in the castle itself, you will also receive exclusive access and tours around its luxurious grounds and national trust property.
Your Host: The Earl of Erne
John Crichton, the 7th Earl of Erne will be welcoming you into his family home and hosting you during your stay. The castle has been in his family for generations and he will see to it that you are made comfortable for the duration of your stay. The Earl will introduce you to other prominent figures, divulge its historic place amongst British Aristocracy, as well as give you tours of the surrounding area that only he could get you access to. Known for his lovely charm, passion for Crom, and wonderful story telling abilities, he will make you feel right at home in his beautiful castle.
Wining and Dining
From a four course dinner in the conservatory and a full Irish Breakfast to afternoon tea and pre-dinner cocktails, you will be spoiled with your choices in fine dining, both at Crom Castle and at other fine estates. The staff will prepare breakfast to your exact liking each morning, no matter how you like your eggs and toast. Guests will be taken for pints at one of the oldest local Irish pubs, and will even receive a gala dinner in their honor!
Guests at Crom Castle should be prepared for delightful afternoon boat trips around Loch Erne and wonderful walking tours of other aristocratic properties. Don’t forget about tours of historic towns and access to other castles, world class golf courses, spas and shooting lodges, all possible thanks to your host, the Earl!
Meet Lords And Ladies
Truly immerse yourself into the world of the aristocracy by meeting other lords and ladies during your stay. The Earl will introduce guests to his cousins the Lord and Lady Anthony Hamilton at their own private estate and other local aristocrats as well. Prepare to be dazzled by the upper class life!
One of the biggest hassles of traveling is the trains, planes and automobiles that are required to get you to each destination. This tour takes the grunt work out of the experience by providing private, comfortable and luxurious transport to get you from one destination to the next.
If you are interested in a Downton Abbey experience like this and want to create it around some special dates for a small group (8 to 16 people), please contact Blaycation. To see the full program: http://blaycation.com/inspiration/the-real-aristocratic-experience/
Price is $2995 US per person based on double occupancy. Upgrades to exclusive Crom Castle Private Suites are available at an additional charge.
Fun Fact: Blanding, BBC Comedy Drama was filmed at Crom Castle.