2017 - Independent Irish Odyssey
12 Day Self-Drive Vacation - Prebooked 4 Star Hotels - 11 Nights
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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
Herbert Park Hotel
This modern, bright property offers guests style and comfort with modern amenities. The bright, contemporary guest rooms feature king or twin beds, air conditioning and hi-speed internet. The Pavilion Restaurant serves a superior quality breakfast buffet with traditional full Irish breakfast as well as other choices. Located in the upmarket suburb of Ballsbridge, it’s a 30-minute walk to the city center and there is frequent city bus and taxi services. Adjacent to the peaceful Herbert Park, the U.S. Embassy and the RDS Showgrounds. Hotel parking.
Dublin (2 nights)
- The River Lee Hotel
The River Lee Hotel
This hotel offers modern design combined with warmth, charm and great facilities. The spacious lobby, bar and dining areas are enhanced by river views. Guest bedrooms soothe the senses with muted colors, simple lines and superb amenities. Dine in the chic Bistro, pamper yourself in the luxurious day spa or work out at the leisure center. Located on the banks of the River Lee near the city center. 10 minutes’ walk to the historic English Market and Patrick Street with its shops, restaurants and pubs. Hotel parking.
Cork (1 night)
- Killarney Plaza Hotel
Killarney Plaza Hotel
This modern hotel offers tastefully decorated public rooms with choices of bars and restaurants in an atmosphere of gracious luxury with attentive personal service. Guest rooms provide a tranquil atmosphere in which to rest and relax with plenty of amenities. Facilities include a state-of-the-art leisure center and Molton Brown spa. The hotel is located right in the center of Killarney town within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and pubs. Also close to the jaunting car stand and the peaceful Killarney National Park. Hotel parking.
Killarney (2 nights)
- Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa - Galway
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa - Galway
Retreat and unwind at this hotel, where guests enjoy sophisticated surroundings highlighted by black granite and walnut accents. At Restaurant Marinas chefs use the finest quality ingredients to design creative dishes. 282 rooms are decorated in a choice of 3 styles. Scandinavian, Maritime and Classic and offer all modern conveniences The hotel features premier services at the Spirit One Spa. Set on Lough Atalia Road, it’s a 5-minute walk from Eyre Square in the center of Galway city with views out to Galway Bay. Hotel parking.
Galway (2 nights)
- City Hotel, Derry
City Hotel, Derry
This modern hotel features an open-plan lobby opening out to Thompson’s Restaurant for breakfasts and dining and Coppins Bar for relaxation with a snack or a cocktail. All 146 guest rooms have been designed to the most exacting standards of contemporary styling. The health and fitness club features a swimming pool and gym. Located downtown Derry and within easy walking distance of Derry's famous medieval walls and all the shops and pubs. Hotel parking
Derry (2 nights)
- Cabra Castle Hotel
Cabra Castle Hotel
This castle’s history dates to 1760 and gives a mature, cultured air to the magnificent hallways and stairwells. Stay in one of 80 historical and richly designed bedrooms, most of which are situated in the courtyard development, a restoration of the original working areas. Play golf on the 9-hole course or walk around the extensive grounds. Member of Manor House Hotels Group. Located outside the town of Kingscourt, 50 miles northwest of Dublin city and 45 miles from Dublin Airport. Hotel parking.
Kingscourt (1 night)
- The D Hotel
The D Hotel
This modern hotel offers 104 elegant bedrooms designed for guest comfort and relaxation, many with superb views over the Boyne River and Drogheda's town center. The lounge, d bar and restaurant on the ground floor have a cosmopolitan touch, opening onto riverside terraces and a promenade. Wm Cairnes Gastropub, housed in a former brewery, offers a convivial location for dining and casual snacks. Located just 25 minutes north of Dublin Airport on M1 and within walking distance of Drogheda’s shops and attractions. Hotel parking.
Drogheda (1 night)
- 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
Alternate Length Tour Choices:
2017 Independent Irish Odyssey 12 Days / 11 Nights
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tour Connemara, a region of unspoiled open
scenery. Suggested visits – Kylemore Abbey
and Gardens and “Connemara Lady”
catamaran cruise on Killary Harbour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dublin Airport is only 30 minutes’ drive so
drop your rental car in good time.
Rates & Hotels
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|Fri Aug 25, 2017||Tue Sep 05 2017||US$1772|| || || |
|Fri Sep 01 2017||Tue Sep 12, 2017||US$1688|| || || |
|Fri Sep 08 2017||Tue Sep 19, 2017||US$1688|| || || |
|Fri Sep 15, 2017||Tue Sep 26, 2017||US$1688|| || || |
|Fri Sep 22, 2017||Tue Oct 03 2017||US$1688|| || || |
|Fri Sep 29, 2017||Tue Oct 10, 2017||US$1308|| || || |
|Fri Oct 06 2017||Tue Oct 17, 2017||US$1308|| || || |
|Fri Oct 13, 2017||Tue Oct 24, 2017||US$1308|| || || |
|Fri Oct 20, 2017||Tue Oct 31, 2017||US$1308|| || || |
|Fri Oct 27, 2017||Tue Nov 07 2017||US$1308|| || || |
|Fri Nov 03 2017||Tue Nov 14, 2017||US$1094|| || || |
|Fri Nov 10, 2017||Tue Nov 21, 2017||US$1094|| || || |
Single room supplement: $658