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Blarney Castle

See the very best of the Emerald Isle

This Ireland tour is the perfect introduction to the Emerald Isle, that hits all of the "greatest hits" highlights.

Trip details

Tour start Dublin


Tour end Dublin

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slide Day 1Tour 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 or visit one of Dublin’s prime attractions such as Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, Epic Ireland or General Post Office Museum.
Enjoy another day exploring Dublin with the included vouchers. (B)
Take a taxi with your included voucher to pick up your car. Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland. You might choose to stop at the stately ruins of the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plains. Or stop off at Blarney Castle and perhaps Blarney Woollen Mills for some fine Irish-made goods. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. (B)
You might embark on Ireland’s most popular 100-mile scenic drive — the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as the scenic coast of beaches and cliffs. Perhaps continue your scenic drive to Valentia Island to visit the Skellig Experience, where you can learn about the island of Skellig Michael, an austere early monastic site and one of the locations for the film Star Wars VII. Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly painted houses, and at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. (B)
Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Continue along the coast of County Clare to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the marketing town of Ennis to Bunratty. Check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is near Bunratty Castle and Folk Park.
Drive north to Galway city. Take some time to look around the city before traveling along the famous Galway Bay to Spiddal, where the locals still speak the Irish language. You may choose to drive across the rugged bog lands of Connemara to Moycullen to visit the Connemara Marble Factory. See how locally quarried marble is made into attractive products. Travel across the country to Dublin for your final night.
Leave your rental car at Dublin Airport in good time to check in for your flight. (B) B: Breakfast

Where you’ll stay

Inclusive package with no hidden extras

What's included?

  • Pre-booked stays in CIE Tours-selected hotels
  • Full daily breakfast (except day 1)
  • Dublin open-top bus tour and a visit to one of these prime attractions - Guinness Storehouse, GPO Witness History, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum or Teeling Whiskey Distillery
  • Ireland Insight Guide – guide with maps and suggested itineraries (one per room)
  • Go-To Guide - information book with basic travel facts
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes and hotel service charges


Transportation details

  • 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

We were able to see a lot of beauty in southern Ireland and experience some of the local food, drinks and culture. Would definitely recommend this package for anyone who would like to see some of Ireland's beauty.

Chastity Rachielle Vigil
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