Best of Ireland Self Drive Tour

The Best of Ireland Tour is an example for an 8 day tour of Ireland's scenic wonders with a variety of historical and cultural places of interest. Your clients will see the most famous attractions of Ireland and gain a complete picture of the Emerald Island and it's inhabitants.

  • Dublin City
  • Clonmacnoise
  • Galway City
  • Connemara
  • Bunratty Castle
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Cork City
  • Rock of Cashel 
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Best of Ireland Self Drive Tour Itinerary

Day 1 -  Dublin
Arrival in Dublin. In the afternoon, take in the attractions of Europe's most popular city. Don't miss Trinity College, the Book of Kells, the National Museum, the National Gallery and trendy Temple Bar. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 2 -  Dublin to Connemara

Spend the morning walking around Dublin, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, Christchurch, Dublin Castle, the Irish Whiskey Centre and the Guinness Storehouse. Leaving Dublin travel via Clonmacnoise to arrive in Galway where you can visit the Galway Crystal Factory, The Spanish Arch and Galway's Cathedral. Overnight in Connemara.
Day 3 -  Connemara

Spend a full day touring the unspolit area of Connemara. Highlights of this magical region include Clifden, the Sky Road, Roundstone, Killary Harbour, the Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey and the Maam Valley. Irish is still spoken in many parts of this area. Overnight in Connemara.
Day 4 - Connemara to Killarney

An early morning start to catch the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Pass through the haunting area of the Burren, visiting Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, where one can stop for a pint of stout at Durty Nellies. Continue on to Adare Village before arriving in Killarney. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 5 - Killarney

A full day tour of the famous Ring of Kerry. The drive to Moll's Gap is breathtaking with the picturesque lakes and mountains at Lady's View and the Torc Waterfall. If time allows, take a jaunting car in the Gap of Dunloe or stroll around Muckross House and Gardens. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 6 - Killarney to Cork

Drive to Cork, Ireland's second city. One must visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone followed by a browse in the Woollen Mills. Either head for Kinsale or explore the Jameson Heritage Centre and finally before the end of the evening see the Shandon Bells and the Cork City Goal. Overnight in Cork. (If on a 'Selection Stay' - stay in a Manor House.).
Day 7 - Cork to Dublin

Head for Cashel where you will catch sight of its Rock before reaching medieval Kilkenny. Take time to visit Kilkenny Castle and the Kilkenny Design Centre before making your final journey back to Dublin. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 8 - Departure

Morning at leisure to either shop for those souvenirs on Grafton Street or spend a few hours taking in more of all the wealth of attractions that you may have missed earlier. Depart from Dublin Airport.

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