2017 - Independent Irish Spirit

8 Day Self-Drive Vacation - Prebooked 3 & 4 Star Hotels - 7 Nights

FromUS$744 Land Only  *About Prices

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Irish Spirit independent 8 Day Tour
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  • All Hotels Prebooked
  • Create Your Own Daily Itinerary
  • Independent Dublin Tour
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Two-Night Stays in Killarney & Galway


Superior & First Class

  • Ashling Hotel
    Dublin or
    Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel - Dublin
    Dublin (1 night)
  • Dooley's Hotel
    Waterford (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel
    Killarney (2 nights)
  • Westwood House Hotel
    Galway (2 nights)
  • Grand Canal Hotel
    Dublin (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 7 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 Spirit 8 Days / 7 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: Dublin to Waterford
    Take a taxi to the Hertz downtown office to pick up your car and head south from Dublin to your next hotel stay in Waterford, a distance of 100 miles. Suggested visits – Irish National Stud & Gardens, Kilkenny Castle, House of Waterford Crystal.

    Day 3: Waterford to Killarney
    Drive along the south coast of Ireland, a distance of about 120 miles. You may like to stop in Cork or Blarney. Suggested visits – Cobh Heritage Centre, Titanic Experience, Blarney Castle.

    Day 4: Kerry Touring
    You may like to take a full day tour to travel the popular 100-mile Ring of Kerry – it is better to drive in a counter-clockwise direction. Suggested visits – Kerry County Museum, Skellig Experience. The Dingle Peninsula is also a lovely day tour. Suggested visit – Dingle Brewing Company.

    Day 5: Killarney to Galway
    Today’s journey is about 120 miles traveling via Limerick. Suggested visits – Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Bunratty Folk Park. Or cross the River Shannon by ferry and drive along the coast of Clare to visit the Cliffs of Moher. Drive through the Burren and around Galway Bay.

    Day 6: Connemara Region
    Day 6: Connemara Region Tour Connemara, a region of unspoiled open scenery with misty mountains and sparkling lakes. Suggested visits – Kylemore Abbey & Gardens, “Connemara Lady” catamaran cruise or take “The Quiet Man” walking tour of Cong.

    Day 7: Galway to Dublin
    This is a distance of 130 miles, traveling from the Atlantic Ocean on the West Coast to the Irish Sea on the East Coast. Stop for sightseeing along the way or get to Dublin by lunchtime. Check in to a different hotel in Dublin. Suggested visits – Strokestown Park House, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site or Kilbeggan Distillery.

    Day 8: Vacation Ends Dublin Airport
    Leave your rental car at Dublin Airport in good time to check in for your flight.

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    Rates & Hotels

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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.
    If you book our air-inclusive tour, our system will automatically choose a date prior to land start day and based on lowest available prices with one of our preferred airline carriers. For group bookings with a confirmed air block, our system will offer those specific flights.

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    8 days Dublin to Dublin
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    Sat Oct 21, 2017Sat Oct 28, 2017US$895
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    Thu Oct 26, 2017Thu Nov 02 2017US$895
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    Sat Oct 28, 2017Sat Nov 04 2017US$895
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    Thu Nov 02 2017Thu Nov 09 2017US$744
    Sat Nov 11, 2017Sat Nov 18, 2017US$744
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    Sat Nov 18, 2017Sat Nov 25, 2017US$744

    Single room supplement: $432


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