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 or visit one of Dublin’s prime attractions such as Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum or GPO Witness History.
Day 2Explore Dublin
Today you may choose to see more of Dublin, either independently or using your open-top bus tour. Suggested visits include Dublinia, Trinity College, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Kilmainham Gaol.
Day 3Dublin to Cork
Take a taxi with your included voucher to pick up your car and drive south to Cork, a distance of 160 miles. Suggested visits along the way are Irish National Stud & Gardens, Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle.
Day 4Cork 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 today are Jameson Experience, Fota House, Muckross House and Killarney House.
Day 5Kerry Touring
You may like to take a full day tour to travel the popular 100-mile Ring of Kerry – we recommend drive in a counter-clockwise direction. Suggested visit to the Skellig Experience. The Dingle Peninsula is also a lovely day tour. Suggested visit to Dingle Brewing Company, Blasket Centre or a Dingle Bay Cruise. Enjoy another evening in Killarney to sample the local pubs and eateries.
Day 6Killarney 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 to Burren Centre and Knappogue Castle.
Day 7Connemara Region
Today you may wish to tour Connemara, a region of unspoiled open scenery. Suggested visits today are Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, “Connemara Lady” catamaran cruise on Killary Harbour, or take “The Quiet Man” walking tour of Cong.
Day 8Galway to Derry
The distance today is 170 miles and takes you through Counties Mayo, Sligo and Donegal. Suggested visits to the Museum of Country Life, Belleek Pottery and Florence Court.
Day 9Donegal or Giant’s Causeway
Explore the scenery of Donegal or drive to the Giant’s Causeway, huge basalt columns jutting out of the causeway cliff faces. In Derry walk along the medieval city walls, which are intact and provide great views all around.
Day 10Derry to Cabra Castle Hotel
This is a journey of 100 miles taking the most 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 11Meath Stay
Relax in the lovely setting of your hotel in Knightsbrook, County Meath or use the 18-hole golf course. Suggested visits to the Boyne Valley Visitor Centre, Trim Castle or the Hill of Tara, the seat of the High Kings of Ireland.
Day 12Tour Ends at Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport is less than an hour’s drive away, so drop your rental car in good time for your flight.
All itinerary visits and attractions are suggested and not included.
Hertz self-drive car rental with unlimited mileage, complimentary navigation system, collision damage waiver (CDW), theft protection (TP), government tax (VAT) and location service charge (LSC)
Various vehicle sizes available, and your choice of manual or automatic transmission – see our website or call us for rates
Complimentary arrival group airport transfer when you book our flights - $15 one-way per person fee applies to land only bookings
Taxi transfer from your Dublin hotel to Hertz downtown office
From our travelers
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Judith Leigh Wallace
Herbert Park Hotel,
Overlooking the 48-acre Herbert Park, this hotel is 350 feet from the RDS and a 5-minute walk from the Aviva Stadium. This stylish, modern hotel has an award-winning restaurant and modern rooms.
The air-conditioned rooms at the Herbert Park Hotel are decorated in light colors and feature large windows. They include a TV, a safe, and private bathrooms with hairdryers. There is a 24-hour room service menu.
With views of the park, the Pavilion Restaurant serves modern international and Irish cuisine.
On the banks of Cork’s River Lee, this luxurious hotel is a 5-minute walk from central Cork. It features air-conditioned rooms, bistro, and free parking.
The spacious rooms at the River Lee Hotel have floor-to-ceiling windows and are decorated in fresh light colors and modern fabrics. They feature a flat-screen satellite TV, free internet access and bathrooms with a power shower and under-floor heating.
The 4-star Killarney Plaza Hotel & Spa offers elegance in the heart of Killarney Town. Home to an award-winning Spa, a vibrant Cafe Bar, the Tan Yard Restaurant, and designated conference and events spaces, all within beautiful surroundings overlooking Killarney National Park. Take in the graceful, contemporary décor, delivered with an attentive personal hotel service in this luxury hotel in the magical Kingdom of Kerry and at the gateway to the Ring of Kerry & Wild Atlantic Way.
The Galmont is one of Ireland's premier 4-star hotels, located in Galway City on the Wild Atlantic Way. Located on Lough Atalia, overlooking Galway Bay, The Galmont is located just a 5-minute walk from the city’s bustling shops, pubs and restaurants. The dining options at The Galmont reflect the sophisticated nature of the hotel. Indulge in the ultimate relaxation experience in spirit one spa, a haven of peace and tranquility where the pressures of everyday life are left at the door.
On the banks of the River Foyle, City Hotel has a fine restaurant, modern fitness center and free limited on-site parking. The 4-Star hotel offers wonderful views of the river and Derry’s historic Guildhall.
All rooms feature free Wi-Fi access, and some also feature work desk and a separate seating area.
City Hotel Health Club features an air-conditioned gym with on-site personal trainers. Guests can relax in the hot tub, steam room, or the indoor heated swimming pool.
Located in Kingscourt outside of Dublin, the Cabra Castle Hotel was built in 1760 and has high ceilings, grand staircases and historic hallways. Some of its 105 rooms are in Cabra Castle and some are in the converted 17th-century courtyard buildings, but each one has a unique individual style that mixes original period features and furnishings with modern comforts. All rooms have private bathrooms, telephones, tea/coffee-making facilities, satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add fireplaces, private balconies and 4-poster or canopy beds. Onsite there is an elegant restaurant serving fresh local food and also a traditional bar. The hotel's patios and terraces have expansive views of the surrounding 100 acres of gardens and countryside.
Knightsbrook Hotel is set in 186 acres of rolling parkland. It offers a Championship golf course, luxurious bedrooms, fine-dining, pool, and a spa and health club.
The air-conditioned rooms at The Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort are beautifully furnished and feature flat-screen satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. They include luxury bathrooms with designer toiletries and there is also a 24-hour room service menu available.
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