2017 - Independent Irish Odyssey
12 Day Self-Drive Vacation - Prebooked 4 Star Hotels - 11 Nights

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Irish Odyssey Independent 12 Day Tour
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  • All Hotels Prebooked
  • Create Your Own Daily Itinerary
  • Cabra Castle Hotel Stay
  • Independent Dublin Tour


Superior First Class

  • Herbert Park Hotel
    Dublin (2 nights)
  • The River Lee Hotel
    Cork (1 night)
  • Killarney Plaza Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa - Galway
    Galway (2 nights)
  • City Hotel, Derry
    Derry (2 nights)
  • Cabra Castle Hotel
    Kingscourt (1 night)
  • The D Hotel
    Drogheda (1 night)

Tour Includes:

  • Hertz self-drive car with unlimited mileage based on a minimum of 2 people travelling together. Other cars and minibuses available – see our website or call us for rates
  • Standard or automatic transmission
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), theft protection (TP), government tax (VAT) and Location Service Charge (LSC)
  • Arrival group airport transfer when you book our flights - $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings
  • Taxi transfer from your Dublin Hotel to Hertz downtown office
  • Prebooked stays for 11 nights in hotels listed below
  • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
  • Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of these prime attractions, Guinness Storehouse, General Post Office Museum, Epic Ireland or Teeling Whiskey Distillery
  • Ireland Step by Step – 128-page guide with maps and suggested itineraries (one per room)
  • Ireland at a Glimpse – discount book with 50% vouchers for almost 100 attractions
  • Get Ready! Get Set! Go! – information book with basic travel facts
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes and hotel service charges
  • Free Wi-Fi in most hotel lobbies
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    2017 Independent Irish Odyssey 12 Days / 11 Nights

    Touring Ideas
    Day 1: Vacation Starts in Dublin
    Arrive at Dublin Airport and continue into the city. Your day is free to explore independently. Use your prepaid vouchers for an open-top bus tour of central Dublin and a visit to one of Dublin’s prime attractions.

    Day 2: Explore Dublin
    Today you may choose to see more of Dublin, either independently or using your open-top bus tour. Suggested visits – Dublinia, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Kilmainham Gaol.

    Day 3: Dublin to Cork
    Pick up your car at Hertz downtown office and drive south to Cork, a distance of 160 miles. Suggested visits – Irish National Stud & Gardens, Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle.

    Day 4: Cork to Killarney
    The direct drive is only 50 miles but you might like to take a scenic route along the shoreline of West Cork. Suggested visits – Blarney Castle, Fota House and Kerry County Museum.

    Day 5: Kerry Touring
    Today travel the popular 100-mile Ring of Kerry – it is better to drive in a counter-clockwise direction. Suggested visit – Skellig Experience. The Dingle Peninsula is also a lovely day’s touring of about 120 miles.

    Day 6: Killarney to Galway
    Today’s journey is about 120 miles – cross the River Shannon by ferry and travel along the coast of Clare, stopping at the Cliffs of Moher. Drive through the Burren and around Galway Bay. Suggested visits – Burren Centre and Knappogue Castle.

    Day 7: Connemara Region
    Tour Connemara, a region of unspoiled open scenery. Suggested visits – Kylemore Abbey and Gardens and “Connemara Lady” catamaran cruise on Killary Harbour.

    Day 8: Galway to Derry
    The distance today is 170 miles and takes you through Counties Mayo, Sligo and Donegal. Suggested visits – Museum of Country Life, Belleek Pottery and Florence Court.

    Day 9: Donegal or Giant's Causeway
    Explore the scenery of Donegal or drive to the Giant’s Causeway, huge basalt columns. In Derry walk along the medieval city walls, which are intact and provide great views all around.

    Day 10: Derry to Cabra Castle Hotel
    This is a journey of 100 miles by the direct route. You may stop at the Ulster American Folk Park outside Omagh or travel via Belfast to Kingscourt to your castle hotel, built in 1760.

    Day 11: Drogheda Stay
    Relax in the lovely setting of your hotel or use the 9-hole golf course. Your next hotel is only 30 miles away. Suggested visits – Boyne Valley Visitor Centre, Trim Castle, Mellifont Abbey.

    Day 12: Vacation Ends Dublin Airport
    Dublin Airport is only 30 minutes’ drive so drop your rental car in good time.

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    If you choose a land only tour with us, book your flights from North America one day earlier than the tour start date.
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    12 days Dublin to Dublin
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    Fri Oct 27, 2017Tue Nov 07 2017US$1308
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