9 Day Elegant Ireland self-drive tour






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Inclusions

Services Include:

  • 8 nights at 4 & 5 Star Hotels with Full Irish Breakfast daily
  • Service charges & taxes at existing rates
  • Heritage Island Touring Guide & Explorer Coupon

Services Not Included:

  • Dinner and theatre performance on Day 2 – prebook from €80.00 p.p (based on early-bird 3 course menu)
  • Excursions
  • Transportation & Guides

4 & 5* Hotels (Samples+):

  • Dublin – 4* Brooks Hotel
  • Waterford – 4* Waterford Caslte
  • Kerry – 4* Ballyseede Castle
  • Limerick/Ennis – 5* Dromoland Castle
  • Galway – 5* Glenlo Abbey

Or similar *

Itinerary

Day 1 –Fáilte go hÉireann

Transfer to your hotel, under own arrangements, where you can check-in straight away. Explore Dublin and enjoy a relaxing dinner at your hotel.

Overnight: Dublin area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
Day 2 –Dublin’s Fair City 

Today perhaps prebook a walking Tour with a local Guide (optional extra) for an ideal means of exploring the City. Your tour can be adapted to your particular interests. Visit Trinity College with wine and cheese tasting. Trinity College is the oldest University Irelands, founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st. The 8th century Book of Kells and the long room with its 200,000 books are the highlights of the College. Last stop today will be the Guinness Storehouse for a Connoisseur Experience (just open since 4 Dec 2012). This unique tutorial tasting session offers the ultimate experience where a trained specialist takes you on a sensual journey through the four variants of Guinness. Tonight enjoy dinner at a local restaurant followed by a theatre performance in one of Dublin’s famous theatres, or marvel at the world renowned Riverdance Show (limited time), in the home of the performance.

Overnight: Dublin area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
Day 3 – Dublin to Waterford images

Enjoy the morning at leisure in Dublin for sightseeing and shopping. This afternoon you will depart for Glendalough – Valley Of The Two Lakes – and Monastic Site & Round Tour in County Wicklow, then onward to Wexford via the beautiful scenery in Wicklow, and the Dunbrody Famine Ship, an authentic reproduction of an 1840’s emigrant vessel.
Continue to Waterford City, the Viking City founded in 914 A.D.

Overnight: Waterford area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
Day 4 – Waterford to Kenmare

This morning depart to Cork and enjoy a Titanic Trail walking tour of the town of Cobh. This is a fascinating guided tour that explores the town of Cobh which was the last port of call of RMS Titanic. Continue to Kinsale for a visit of the Desmond Wine Museum. It tells the romantic story of the Irish emigrants who colonised the wine trade throughout the world. The Museum is located in Desmond Castle, a 15th century Customs House.

Overnight: Tralee area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
Day 5 – Gap of Dunloe

Today enjoy a tour of the Gap of Dunloe with a packed lunch. The daylong visit is one of the most beautiful areas of Ireland. The morning is spent on a pony and trap, meandering through the rugged Kerry Mountains. You will say goodbye to your horse at Lord Brandon’s cottage. From there a small boat will take you across the 3 Lakes of Killarney, back to the 15th century Ross Castle. Your Gillie (boatman) will amaze you with his knowledge. This evening you will enjoy a wine tasting at your hotel.

Overnight: Tralee area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
Day 6 – Kenmare to Limerick

You will have some free time this morning before you depart to Adare and the Foynes Flying Boat Museum with an Irish Coffee making demonstration. From 1939 to 1945 Foynes was the centre of the aviation world traffic between the United States and Europe. It features the original Terminal Building including the authentic 1940’s cinema. Irish coffee was invented in Foynes. Since Joe Sheridan made the first one in 1942 to warm up damp and miserable passengers, the Coffee has become a common drink in the world.

Overnight: Limerick/Ennis area (Dinner & full bed & breakfast)
Day 7 – The Cliffs of Moher & The Burren clare-burren

Depart for Galway this morning and visit the Cliffs of Moher. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean and bordering the Burren Area. The Cliffs are one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights. Standing 230 meters above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, they boast one of the most amazing views in Ireland.. Enjoy a walking tour of the Burren Region which forms the 10 sq. km Burren National Park, is a unique place. In fact it is a Karst limestone region of approx. 300sq. km.
Before arriving in Galway, stop at Moran’s Oyster Cottage for a sample of oysters and a glass of Guinness. Tonight enjoy dinner under own arrangements.

Overnight: Galway area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
Day 8 – Galway

This morning enjoy a guided tour of Connemara. Connemara, is a land of lakes and rivers, bogs and mountains. A land of small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language and where little has changed little since the beginning of time. Enjoy a visit to Kylemore Abbey & Walled Gardens. Later in the day enjoy a cruise on Killary Harbour. Ireland’s only fjord at Killary Harbour in Connemara boasts some of the finest scenery in the West of Ireland with the Connemara mountains to the south and the Mweelrea mountains to the north in Country Mayo. Tonight, why not enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Galway.

Overnight: Galway area (Bed & Full Irish Breakfast)
Day 9 – Farewell

Slán Abhaile!

Prices

Elegant Ireland

8 Nights Package (excluding transport) Twin Per Person Single Supplement Triple per person
January – March

1688

1450

On Request

April & October

1883

1450

On Request

May – September

2338

1905

On Request

November – December

1948

1449

On Request

Please note: car hire, fuel, additional vehicle insurance, departure transfer, items of a personal nature, etc are not included in the above price.
Prices are correct at time of publishing, 12/09/2017, and may change due to exchange rates, taxes, etc.  
From price is in Australian Dollars.