Explore Ireland on your own on our self-drive tour packages. We'll set you up with a rental car, a well-crafted travel itinerary, and the freedom to linger at a favorite spot a little longer—or stop to take in that perfect bit of scenery along the way. If you're looking for the perfect Ireland self-drive tour, you've come to the right place.
Our self-drive tours offer you freedom to decide where you'll stay. You can choose from more than 800 charming bed & breakfasts throughout Ireland, where you'll get a friendly welcome from Irish homeowners, or get CIE Tours competitive pricing at a range of hotels from value-priced inns to five-star castles. And you can mix and match as you please. You can book your nights before you travel, or just turn in your B&B vouchers when you're ready to rest for the evening.
Our independent self-drive tours come with a current-model Hertz rental car, with your choice of manual or automatic transmission—and a complimentary GPS navigation system to help you find your way. (Just remember that Ireland drives on the left side of the road.)
We can make recommendations of key destinations you can visit along the way, or you can plan your own itinerary to suit your passions and interests. You can even add on experiences that aren't usually featured on our tours, like learning to surf in Donegal, following the Cork tasting trail, or horseback riding along the Dingle Peninsula. You'll have the freedom to linger a little longer at a pub or castle you love, or hurry on to the next adventure awaiting you.
Have a few extra days to spare after your CIE Tours guided tour is over? Adding a self-drive tour onto the beginning or end of one of our escorted tours is the perfect way to enjoy just a little more Ireland before your adventure ends.
If you're ready to plan your own vacation to one of our destinations, here are a few things to keep in mind.
We loved our self-drive adventure around Ireland - and CIE Tours made it so easy.Joe Shea, Boston, MA