Luxury tours of discovery into our cultural heart
Culture & Heritage Tours
One of Irelands leading Culture and Heritage Specialist Tour and Travel Operators. Our distinctive themed tours embrace Ireland’s patchwork of picturesque landscapes, magnificent mountains, world famous peatlands, tempting travel destinations, unique culture and ancient heritage.

Hotels to feel at home in:
Culture and Heritage Tours believes that one of the most important aspects of any vacation is accommodation. Because we want your holiday with us to be a magnificent one, we have selected some of Ireland’s best hotels and castles for our tours.
Dining in Ireland:
Irish cuisine is amongst the best in the world and we want you to experience fine dining ’Irish Style’. After a full day of exploring and learning about Ireland’s heritage, a hearty dinner is a must and we will recommend the best eateries in every town and village so you are never disappointed.
It's all about the people:
The Irish are warm, vivacious and they go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Whether you are having a coffee break in a little café, enjoying dinner in one our many restaurants or relaxing in a village pub, you’re sure to enjoy the company of the Irish.
Experienced Guides:
The Culture and Heritage Tour team will escort you throughout your tour to ensure you have peace of mind during your time with us. Our experienced guides are customer focussed and have a wealth of knowledge, experience and appreciation on all aspects of culture and heritage of the island of Ireland.
Customised Travel:
Culture and Heritage Tours provide personalised, creative and innovative solutions to overseas travellers with the support of dedicated and professional staff. We can provide customised tours for church groups, golf groups, garden enthusiasts, musical and literary groups and professional organisations.

Leap Castle, Co. Offaly was the principal seat of the ruling O’Carrolls of Ely and was constructed in the sixteenth century to defend against the encroachments of Butlers of Ormond.
  The tower house has a bartizan (a projecting floorless turret used to defend a tower house/ building) at the north west corner and a crenellated wall-walk. In 1532 after the death of the O’Carroll chieftain, family arguments resulted in the death of a priest who was a member of the family, by his brother while he was saying mass. Since then the chamber has been known as the ‘bloody chapel’.
  As late as the earlier part of the twentieth century, workmen discovered an oubliette just off the main chamber. The oubliette is a small chamber hidden within the wall of the ‘bloody chapel’ which consists of a small hole in the floor through which a person was pushed and fall to their death as they fell through a drop of c.2m, in the case of Leap Castle, landing on a series of wooden spikes.
  The building to the north of Leap Castle consists of a Georgian house built around the core of an earlier Jacobean house. Leap Castle is regarded as one of the most haunted castles in Ireland. Mildred Darby (whose family came to own the castle through marriage with the O’Carroll family in 1659) published an account of her encounter with an elemental spirit mentioning the shape and strong odour of the spirit.

If you want to learn more about and visit Leap Castle why not read our ’Ghouls, Ghosts and Graveyards’ tour itinenary and contact us for availability.

Culture and Heritage Tours strive to give to you, the holiday maker a sense of belonging, an understanding of craftsmanship and of beauty and peace by exploring some of the most awe inspiring places Ireland has to offer. Culture and Heritage Tours will awaken a sense of wonderment and mystery within you. Our Tours offer something a little bit different, a magical spark that will leave you wanting more. 

We present to you Ireland’s fascinating Culture and Heritage and the diversity of a beautiful landscape as never experienced before. Remember, there is no better way to explore, try something new or make new friends than by sharing the experience with a like minded group.