A Glimpse of Southeast Ireland (Self Drive)
5 Days Pre-booked Self Drive Tour (excluding rental car) suggested tour itinerary from Dublin

Features and Inclusions

  • 4 nights in pre-booked accommodations of your choice of: Bed and Breakfast, 3-star hotels or 4-star hotels

  • Service charges and taxes existing rates

  • Not Included: Transportation, Excursions, Guides, Rental Car

  • Note: This is a suggested tour itinerary no sightseeing is included.  Prices are subject to change. Accommodation check-in no later than 6pm

In Bed & Breakfast Program

Dublin:

Sandymount Hotel or similar (F)

Antrim:

Bed and Breakfast

 

In 3-star hotel Program

Dublin:

Sandymount Hotel or similar (F)

Antrim:

Days Hotel or similar (F)

 

In 4-star hotel Program

Dublin:

Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley or similar (SF)

Antrim:

Wellington Park Hotel or similar (SF)

 

Departures and Prices 2015

Starting from January 1 - April 30, 2015

&

October 1 - December 29, 2015

Bed & Breakfast Program

Per Person In Twin

$ 300.00

Single Supplement 

$ 174.00

3-star Hotel Program

Per Person In Twin

$ 340.00

Single Supplement 

$ 226.00

4-star Hotel Program

Per Person In Twin

$ 420.00

Single Supplement 

$ 266.00

 

Starting from

May 1 - June 30, 2015

Bed & Breakfast Program

Per Person In Twin

$ 320.00

Single Supplement 

$ 174.00

 

Starting from

May 1 - September 30, 2015

3-star Hotel Program

Per Person In Twin

$ 390.00

Single Supplement 

$ 226.00

4-star Hotel Program

Per Person In Twin

$ 460.00

Single Supplement 

$ 266.00

 

Starting from

July 1 - September 30, 2015

Bed & Breakfast Program

Per Person In Twin

$ 330.00

Single Supplement 

$ 174.00

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Dublin's Fair City
Welcome to Dublin. After you pick up your car, transfer to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day soaking up the atmosphere of this exciting city which includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, with the “Spire” at its center and the General Post Office, scene of the 1916 Easter uprising as well as many elegant Georgian squares. Why not visit some of its many attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College or the Old Jameson Distillery. Overnight: Dublin area.

Day 2: The Mourne Region & Belfast
Depart Dublin this morning and travel northwards towards Belfast. From Newry travel east through the scenic Mourne Region and on to Downpatrick where you can visit the Saint Patrick Center. The Saint Patrick Center, one of Northern Ireland’s major Millennium Projects, is the first permanent exhibition to tell the story of Ireland’s Patron Saint. Following the visit, you can also visit Down Cathedral, in whose churchyard St. Patrick is reputed to be buried. Continuing on from Downpatrick, you arrive at Castle Ward, a beautiful 300-ha (750-acre) walled estate in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough. Your next stop is Belfast, where you can wander around the city center and admire some exquisite examples of Georgian Victorian and Edwardian architecture, dominated by the magnificently domed City Hall. This Renaissance-style building of Portland stone completed in 1906 and each of the building’s corners has a tower. Its graceful dome rises in the center to 185 feet. Half a mile from this area is Queens University, with its mellow brickwork and Tudor cloiste. Overnight: Belfast area.

Day 3: Antrim Coast & Giant's Causeway
This morning travel through the “Nine Glens of Antrim” before arriving in Ballycastle, where a memorial to Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless technology, commemorates his first successful cross-water transmissions between Ballycastle and Rathlin Island. Continue along the impressive North Antrim coastline where you can visit the magnificent Giant’s Causeway. You can also visit the nearby Dunluce Castle which is situated dramatically close to the edge of a headland, along the North Antrim coast. Surrounded by wonderful coastal scenery, this medieval castle stands where an early Irish fort was once built and where its history can be traced back to early Christians and Vikings. Why not finish you day in Antrim with a visit to Bushmills Distillery which is the world’s oldest whiskey distillery having received its license in 1608. At Bushmills, the visitor can observe the craft and skill of making Irish whiskey. Return to Belfast. Overnight: Belfast area.

Day 4: The Boyne Valley & Dublin
This morning commence your journey back to Dublin, perhaps traveling through the Boyne Valley region whose banks are lined with landmarks from almost every phase of Ireland’s past - from the prehistoric passage tombs at Newgrange, to the legendary Hill of Tara, seat of the Irish High Kings as well as monuments from the early days of Christianity. You can visit Oldbridge house whose visitor center tells the story of the Battle of the
Boyne, fought between King William III and his father-in-law, King James II on 1 July 1690 (11 July according to our modern calendar). Both kings commanded their armies in person, 36,000 on the Williamite side and 25,000 on the Jacobite side - the largest number of troops ever deployed on an Irish battlefield. You can visit the nearby Bru na Boinne Visitor Center which tells the history of the region and either Newgrange or Knowth burial passages. Continue on to Dublin for overnight. Overnight: Dublin area.

Day 5: Dublin Departure
Travel to Dublin airport for your return flight home.

 

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

 

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