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Self Drive – Irish Spirit

  • 2019 Independent Irish Spirit – 8 Days/7 Nights
Starts Dublin
Ends Dublin
  • Tour Highlights
  • Itinerary
  • Dates and Prices
  • Reviews

Tour Highlights

Suggested Authentic Local Experiences:

  • There’s no shortage of “traditional Irish pubs” in Killarney! Head out for an evening and chat with locals over a pint and some music.
  • Discover local lore on walking tours of Cong (The Quiet Man tour) and Waterford with local guides.

 

Hotels:

Superior & First Class

  • Ashling Hotel or Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel | Dublin (1 night)
  • Dooley’s Hotel | Waterford (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel | Killarney (2 nights)
  • The Lodge at Ashford Castle | Cong (2 nights)
  • Grand Canal Hotel | Dublin (1 night)

Tour Includes:

  • 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 – $15 one-way 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 above
  • 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 The Irish Emigration Museum 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

Hotels

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Ashling Hotel, Dublin

Ashling Hotel, Dublin Description:

This contemporary property offers 225 spacious and well-equipped guest rooms as well as stylish, modern restaurants, bar and public spaces. Located on the north bank of the River Liffey near Phoenix Park, the hotel is conveniently located for exploring Dublin. City center and Temple Bar are just a 20-minute walk away, and both sites, as well as many other attractions, are accessible via the Luas tram, which stops near the hotel.

Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin

Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin Description:

This modern hotel offers comfort, convenience, service and value in 142 tastefully decorated rooms. …

Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel, Dublin

Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel, Dublin Description:

This gorgeous hotel is located on a sprawling estate dating back to 1750. The accommodation is a sum…

Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney

Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney Description:

This modern hotel provides guests with 182 rooms that are comfortable and include satellite TV and v…

The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Cong

The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Cong Description:

This charming property is set on 10 acres of grounds, overlooking Lough Corrib in Cong and is locate…

Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford

Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford Description:

This charming family-run hotel offers a warm welcome to all guests. It blends a traditional façade a…

Itinerary

2019 Irish Spirit – Self-drive – 8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Day 1: Vacation 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.

Day 2: Dublin to Waterford

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 include Irish National
Stud & Gardens, Kilkenny Castle or the House of
Waterford Crystal. In the evening choose from one of the many pubs and restaurants Waterford has to offer.

(B)

Day 3: Waterford to Killarney

Drive along the south coast of Ireland, a distance
of about 120 miles, toward Killarney. You may like to stop in
Cobh, Cork or Blarney for some local sightseeing. Suggested visits include Jameson Experience, Cobh Heritage Centre, Titanic Experience and Blarney Castle.

(B)

Day 4: Kerry Touring

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 today include Killarney House, Muckross House and Skellig Experience.
The Dingle Peninsula is also a lovely day tour where you might choose to visit the Dingle Brewing Company. Enjoy another evening in Killarney to sample the local pubs and eateries.

(B)

Day 5: Killarney to Cong

Today’s journey is about 150 miles travelling via Limerick. Suggested visits en route: Foynes Flying Boat Museum and Bunratty Folk Park. Or you may cross the River Shannon by ferry and drive along the coast of Clare to visit the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Drive through the Burren and around Galway Bay before reaching Cong for your next hotel stay.

(B)

Day 6: Connemara Region

Today you may wish to tour Connemara, a region of unspoiled open
scenery with misty mountains and sparkling
lakes. Suggested visits today – Kylemore Abbey &
Gardens, “Connemara Lady” catamaran cruise
or take “The Quiet Man” walking tour of Cong.

(B)

Day 7: Cong to Dublin

Today trave from the Atlantic Ocean on the West Coast to the Irish
Sea on the East Coast. You may wish to 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.

(B)

Day 8: Vacation Ends Dublin Airport

Leave your rental car at Dublin Airport in good
time to check in for your flight.

(B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

 

 

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