2017 - Independent Irish Spirit
8 Day Self-Drive Vacation - Prebooked 3 & 4 Star Hotels - 7 Nights
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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
This contemporary property offers 225 spacious and well-equipped guest rooms as well as stylish, modern restaurants, bar and public spaces. The hotel offers a wide range of services and amenities. Located on the north bank of the River Liffey near Phoenix Park, the hotel is well placed for exploring Dublin. It’s a 20-minute walk to the city center and Temple Bar or just 5 minutes by Luas tram which stops close to the hotel. Hotel parking.
Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel - Dublin
Radisson Blu St Helen's Hotel - Dublin
This gorgeous hotel is located on a sprawling estate dating back to 1750. The accommodation is a sumptuous retreat from bustling Dublin life. Choose from 151 rooms and suites offering lavish amenities, and be sure to try award-winning cuisine at the numerous on-site dining venues. A fitness center, beauty treatments and meeting rooms are all available as well. It is located on Stillorgan Road, 5 miles south of Dublin city center and 12 miles from Dublin Airport with good city bus services nearby. Hotel parking.
Dublin (1 night)
- Dooley's Hotel
This charming family-run hotel offers a warm welcome to all guests. It blends its traditional façade and many other cozy attributes with updated guest rooms and facilities. Enjoy delicious and wholesome food in the Ship Restaurant or the Dry Dock Bar, which offers live music at weekends. Set on the waterfront in the heart of Waterford city. Within easy walking distance of shopping, Reginald’s Tower and the House of Waterford Crystal. Parking nearby
Waterford (1 night)
- Killarney Towers Hotel
Killarney Towers Hotel
This modern hotel provides guests with 182 rooms that are comfortable and include satellite TV and video facilities. An excellent restaurant serves great Irish breakfasts and carvery dinners while the choice of bars offer live music most nights. Enjoy a strenuous workout or leisurely dip in the pool in the extensive leisure center. Located in the center of Killarney town within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, pubs and the Killarney National Park. Hotel parking.
Killarney (2 nights)
- Westwood House Hotel
Westwood House Hotel
This modern hotel emphasizes personal service and a friendly attention to detail. Relax in one of the spacious conservatories, dine fireside in the intimate Meridian Restaurant or enjoy a relaxing drink in the split-level Westwood Bar. All 58 guest rooms are furnished attractively and provide amenities for a comfortable stay. Leisure facilities nearby. It is located in the Upper Newcastle suburb of Galway, one mile west of the city center. Convenient to reach the city attractions as well as for touring further afield. Hotel parking.
Galway (2 nights)
- Grand Canal Hotel
Grand Canal Hotel
This contemporary hotel offers 142 spacious rooms equipped with plenty of conveniences, including tea/coffee makers. The Epic Restaurant serves international dishes and the Glassworks Bar offers a pleasant atmosphere for a drink with sports programs on plasma TVs. A fitness center and free Wi-Fi add to clients’ enjoyment. It is located to the south of the city center near the Grand Canal. It’s a 15-minute walk to Grafton Street, Trinity College, National Gallery of Art and many other attractions. DART train service nearby. Hotel parking.
Dublin (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 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
Alternate Length Tour Choices:
2017 Independent Irish Spirit 8 Days / 7 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Leave your rental car at Dublin Airport in good
time to check in for your flight.
Rates & Hotels
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Single room supplement: $432