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Self-Drive Tours of Ireland | CIE Tours


Ready to explore Ireland on your own? We can help!

  • 4 trips through Self-Drive Destinations


Ready to explore Ireland on your own? Our Self-Drive Tours are the perfect choice.

Plan your ideal custom trip, or follow one of our popular suggested itineraries. CIE Tours will make it easy – our trips include accommodations, daily breakfast and your rental car. You’ll have the freedom to sightsee and dine at your own pace. Wherever you stay, you’ll be treated like a CIE Tours guest, and have the advantage of getting the competitive pricing we can access thanks to our long-established relationships with hospitality providers. You’ll travel in the comfort of your own current-model Hertz rental car, with your choice of manual or automatic transmission – plus you’ll get a complimentary GPS navigation system to show you the way.

Stay where you like:

  • B&Bs: Stay in a real family home to experience a friendly welcome from Irish homeowners. Select from over 800 properties in a variety of town, country and farm locations. We’ll give you open vouchers so you can explore at will, or you may book in advance through Bed & Breakfast Ireland’s website.
  • A La Carte Hotels: Your choice of hotels range from value-priced to 5-star deluxe properties – pick from charming inns, stately manor houses, modern hotels and fabulous castle hotels.
  • Mix and Match: You can blend your options to suit your preferences. Spend a few nights in B&Bs and some in hotels. Pre-book your rooms, or book as you go for freedom to roam at will. We do suggest prebooking your first and last night near your airport for greater peace of mind.

Self-drive tips

  • You can use our self-drive vacations to extend your guided vacation before or after your scheduled tour dates by booking as many additional hotel nights as you wish.
  • Self-drive tours will allow you flexibility and freedom to go off the beaten path.
  • Use your complimentary GPS navigation system to easily navigate the roads.

It’s easy to get started!

You have two options to choose from:

  • Use one of the pre-planned itineraries below – it’s our simplest option!
  • Or build your own trip, with exactly the hotel stays you would like. Start exploring with our trip planner!

Need help deciding?

We’re happy to help you create your dream trip! Give us a ring using the number at the top of this page.


CIE Tours is rated


Based on 1968 Independent User Reviews




CIE tours made everything extremely easy. We booked online and had them arrange our flights and transportation to and from the airport. When we finally met up with the tour group a day late, due to bad weather and flight delays, we found out that we had the best guide and driver, Colm Clarke. He was AMAZING- very accommodating and cheerful throughout the whole tour. He kept us informed and entertained all at the same time. I've taken several tours and he surpassed any guides I've dealt with by far. The stops and sights planned are excellent and truly give you a taste of Ireland and Scotland. I found the hotels to be comfortable with good service. I cannot stress how much I enjoyed this tour and how hard I;m working to get back to Ireland as soon as possible. Of course, I'll be booking with CIE again and requesting Colm (Seriously, he is the BEST).
I had a great travel agent that organised everything
Friendly and informative tour guides, nice accomodations, we saw so much while we were there!

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