Ireland, The Classic Tour (Self Drive)
8 Days Pre-booked Self Drive Tour (excluding rental car) suggested tour itinerary from Dublin

Features and Inclusions

  • 7 nights sharing a double/twin room at specified properties (pre-booked accommodations)

  • Room with private facilities

  • 7 full Irish breakfasts

  • Service charges and taxes existing rates

  • Heritage Island Touring Guide and Explorer Coupon

  • Note: This is a suggested tour itinerary no sightseeing is included. Price does not include Rental Car. Please note there is a pre-booking fee of $8.00 per house/night for all B&B extra nights. Check in to hotel/bed and breakfast accommodation no later than 6pm. Prices are subject to change.

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Hotels

Dublin:

Clarion Liffey Hotel  or similar (SF)

Galway:

Clayton Hotel or similar (SF)

Killarney:

Killarney or similar (F)

Limerick: 

Maldron or similar (F)

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Manor house Hotels

Dublin:

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel  or similar (SF)

Galway:

Abbeyglen Castle or similar (SF)

Killarney:

Cahernane House Hotel or similar (SF)

Limerick: 

Dunraven Arms or similar (SF)

 

Departures and Prices 2016

Starting from January 1 - April 30, 2016

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October 1 - December 29, 2016

B & B Package

Per Person In Twin

$ 522.00

Single Room 

$ 230.00

3* Hotel Package

Per Person In Twin

$ 518.00

Single Room 

$ 338.00

Manor House Hotel Package

Per Person In Twin

$ 1050.00

Single Room 

$ 530.00

 

Starting from May 1 - May 31, 2016

B & B Package

Per Person In Twin

$ 522.00

Single Room 

$ 230.00

3* Hotel Package

Per Person In Twin

$ 598.00

Single Room 

$ 338.00

Manor House Hotel Package

Per Person In Twin

$ 1240.00

Single Room 

$ 530.00

 

Starting from June 1 - September 30, 2016

B & B Package

Per Person In Twin

$ 572.00

Single Room 

$ 230.00

3* Hotel Package

Per Person In Twin

$ 598.00

Single Room 

$ 338.00

Manor House Hotel Package

Per Person In Twin

$ 1240.00

Single Room 

$ 530.00

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Dublin Arrival
Arrive at Dublin Airport today, pick up your hire car & transfer to your hotel. According to the time of arrival, enjoy a tour of the highlights of Dublin, which could include a visit to Trinity College to view the beautifully illuminated Book of Kells and the National Museum of Ireland (entry free of charge). Overnight: Dublin area (B&B, Hotel or Manor House)

Day 2: Dublin to Galway
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin today. You could visit St-Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church, where Jonathan Swift, author of “Gulliver’s Travels” was once Dean. Stop off at the Old Jameson Distillery (option), situated in the old markets area of the city, Smithfield. An audio-visual tour explains the process by which whisky is made and this is followed by a whisky tasting by all in the "Ball o' Malt Bar". A special tasting is organized to compare the most popular Irish whiskies with bourbon and scotch whisky. This afternoon depart Dublin for your next stop, County Galway. Overnight: Galway area (B&B, Hotel or Manor House)

Day 3: Connemara
Spend today exploring the country of the “Quiet Man” and “The Purple Taxi”- Connemara, an area full of contrast, Granite Mountains populated only by sheep with hundreds of lakes forming a fisherman’s paradise. Its stone walls, small farms, thatched cottages in isolated splendor with its heather covered hills create an unforgettable scene for
all its visitors. The route takes us from Galway to the lake dotted center of Connemara at Maam Cross. The road continues through the colorful town of Clifden and on through the Irish speaking low-lying part of Southern Connemara with its countless beautiful lakes. Overnight: Galway area (B&B, Hotel or Manor House

Day 4: Galway to Kerry
Depart for Kerry this morning, and travel through the heart of County Clare - the Burren Region. The Burren is a geological paradise boasting over 2,000 plants and many rare flowers. Continue along the coast of Clare to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher (option) which form a 200m wall that plunges into the Atlantic Ocean, from which you can see from Galway Bay to Continue through the farming countryside of Limerick to Kerry. Overnight: Killarney area (B&B, Hotel or Manor House)

Day 5: Ring of Kerry
A superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula (170 kms), taking in spectacular scenery - mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean as one travel along the coast road. Leaving Killarney you travel through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Continue to Cahersiveen, the birth place of National hero, Daniel O’Connell, drive through the peat bogs to the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous because of its brightly colored houses. The road continues with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney. Overnight: Killarney area (B&B, Hotel or Manor House)

Day 6: Dingle Peninsula & Limerick
Depart for a tour of the Dingle Peninsula, where films such as “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far and Away” have been made. The Peninsula has an extraordinary number of ring forts, high crosses and other ancient monuments. The area west of Dingle has the greatest concentration of ancient sites in Kerry. This area is also a genuine Irish-speaking area. The landscape here is dramatic and there are striking views of the Blasket Islands from Slea Head. Overnight: Limerick area (B&B, Hotel or Manor House)

Day 7: Limerick to Dublin
Return to Dublin and afternoon free to explore the city or to do your last minute shopping. Overnight: Dublin area (B&B, Hotel or Manor House)

Day 8: Dublin Departure
Travel to Dublin airport for return flight home.

 

Prices for extra nights available upon request.

B=Breakfast; D=Dinner; O=Overnight                                     abbitseyto

 

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