10 Day Southern Ireland Self Drive

10 Day Southern Ireland Self Drive

From €850 pp

Overview

This 10 Day Southern Ireland Self Drive, is ten days of pure relaxation and breath taking scenery all waiting for you to discover, explore and enjoy. In Dublin, is the chance to unwind and relax and prepare for your spectacular drives in the days ahead. Why not take it easy! with an open top Bus Tour and for once let someone else drive! On the way out West feel Ireland’s Ancient East stop at the ancient majestic Trim Castle. On out west to Ireland’s Cultural capitol, Galway. Sea trips to the Aran Islands majestic Cliffs of Moher, sunsets galore all the while you sample drink, food and music. Explore Connemara and into Clare for spectacular ancient landscape and beautiful ruins. Cross the stunning Shannon to Killarney through beautiful empty lush landscapes landscapes. From Killarney it is all about rings, Ring of Kerry and Ring of Skellig this is driving on the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way along this fantastic coastal drive. On through Ireland’s south coast where Atlantic meets the Copper Coast into Waterford and onto Medieval Kilkenny and Dublin. Enjoy the stunning driving!

 

From: €850 per person


Description of Tour

Day 1: Arrival Day Dublin 

  • Arrive in Dublin Airport where your Carroll’s rep will be there to meet you
  • A quick Transfer into the city and Check-in to your accommodation
  • Refresh with Coffee and enjoy an Open Top Bus Tour of Dublins City Centre
  • After Lunch, in the afternoon, visit one of Ireland’s major attractions The Guinness Storehouse
  • You will be meet afterwards and taken back to City Centre taking a unique Walking Tour
  • Suggested Dinner in the Church Restaurant
  • Explore Dublin Cities bars, suggested The Palace Bar for a quiet authentic drink, The Norseman for lively Trad sessions

Day 2: Galway City

  • Start early with Breakfast
  • Pick up car early from City Centre Car Depot
  • Head north of Dublin, to Trim Castle, stirring siege setting for the Mel Gibson movie ‘Braveheart’
  • Rejoin motorway West and take a Coffee break and enjoy the surroundings of the ancient onastic settlement of Clonmacnoise
  • Arrive in Galway, the ‘City of the Tribes’. Check-in to B&B and hit the street, bursting with culture.
  • Hear the great street entertainers, visit traditional pubs with great music, An Pucan, The Garavan, and Taylors
  • Galway’s renowned Spanish Arch in the Quays area of the city centre
  • Enjoy Dinner and afterwards enjoy the nightlife of this exceptional city

Day 3: Tour of Connemara or Aran Islands

  • Wild Atlantic hearty breakfast
  • Embark for a Cruise on Lough Corrib to enjoy the stunning scenery
  • Drive through scenic Connemara. And discover Kylemore Abbey, elegant rooms and a charming lakeside church
  • Alternatively, you may prefer to take the stunning sea trip ferry to the Aran Islands. These Islands will take you back to an Ireland of Celts and Early Christians
  • Take a Pony and Trap, or Hire a Bike from the pier and head up the island to the stone fort of Dun Aengus
  • Enjoy lunch and more views of Connemara before returning to Galway, where the evening is free to explore
  • Enjoy your down time, out by the Spanish Arch and enjoy a beer/coffee on the stunning quayside

Day 4: Cliffs of Moher

  • Today is going to be special!
  • Leave the City of the Tribes and travel through the fabulous Burren, following the West Coast of Clare with stunning coastal road trip unlike any other
  • Find your route through Blackhead, Fanore and into the beautiful village of Doolin which is world-famous for its traditional Irish music
  • One of the highlights of your trip will be your next stop to one of Ireland’s best-known attractions, the Cliffs of Moher, Carroll’s Tours introduce a fantastic Sea Cruise
  • From the Cliffs, the offshore Aran Islands are visible as well as the Twelve Pins and Maam Turk Mountains
  • After soaking up the views travel The Burren Loop, this is a stunning drive, castles abound and megalithic remains. The Cliffs of Moher are set in the the Burren which was voted one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions and it is a designated UNESCO Geo Park
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in the fantastic village of Doolin, with pretty quaint houses and fantastic bars
  • A suggested Dinner and evening of music and chat in Ireland’s fantastic bar Gus O’Connor’s
  • Overnight is in Doolin

Day 5: Doolin to Killarney

  • Great road trip ahead, set off after a hearty breakfast to Kerry!
  • Hug the Clare coast, taking a stop at the great sea cliffs and caves at Kilkee from the ruins of Dunalicky Castle
  • On with your trip across the River Shannon Estuary on a short but stunning car ferry
  • Head straight into Killarney is approximately one hour by car
  • Arrive in plenty of time to check-in and enjoy a quick trip to stunning Ross Castle on the lakes
  • Take the stunning drive up though the Gap of Dunglow
  • A relaxing Dinner and then take a stroll through some of Killarney’s famed Bars

Day 6: Ring of Kerry

  • Get ready for a fabulous day, but do start with the essential Breakfast!
  • Head to Kenmare for some of the most scenic views in Ireland on the Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry, is a 100 mile winding coastal drive consisting of beautiful beaches, cliffs, and iconic landscapes
  • Out of Killarney, you stop at stunning Torc Waterfall, then Ladies view as you head to Kenmare
  • Continue over Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deepest valleys
  • Pause for a short coffee and stroll around Sneem, with its brightly painted houses
  • Head to Ballinskelligs as you leave the Ring of Kerry to join the Skellig Ring!
  • Star Wars fan? why not visit St Finans Bay where Star Wars VII was filmed with its spectacular views of the mighty Rocky Skellig Michael
  • Head to Portmagee to visit the Skellig Chocolate Factory and Whiskey Distillery
  • Rejoin the Ring of Kerry travelleing through Kells Beach, Glenbeigh and at Kilorglin head back to Killarney heading over the Gap of Dunglow
  • Enjoy another evening in Killarney to sample the local pubs and eateries

Day 7: Waterford Via Cobh

  • Early Start and obligatory Breakfast
  • Exit Kilarney and head way East to Waterford via Cobh on this exciting road trip
  • Drive along the south Coast of Ireland, a distance of about 120 miles, towards Waterford City
  • Choices of stops in Cobh for Lunch and then head to Jameson Midlton Distillery and if you wish a stop to kiss the stone at Blarney Castle
  • Onwards to Waterford City along the stunning Copper coast, with its secret pirate coves, cliff top road and stunning unrestricted sea views, and into Waterford City for an overnight stay
  • In the evening choose from one of the many pubs and restaurants Waterford has to offer.

Day 8:  Waterford City & Kilkenny City

  • Hearty Breakfast and you get off to a flying start heading up North
  • To beautiful Lismore Castle – ancestral home of the Boyles for a leisurely tour or walk around stunning grounds
  • Head to Walsh Distillery in Carlow, Irelands award winning Whiskey makers, for Sip and Lunch
  • As you head into Kilkenny a must see is the spooky Dunmore Cave a short distance from City
  • Continue to Ireland’s ‘Medieval Capital’ Kilkenny City, park the car and explore on foot the famous 12th Century Kilkenny Castle
  • A private Bike/Walking Tour along Kilkenny’s ‘Medieval Mile’, incorporating visits to such as St. Canice’s CathedralSmithwick’s Brewery and of course Kilkenny Castle
  • That evening, enjoy a night of live traditional Irish music & song in one of Kilkenny’s popular Irish bars

Day 9: Glendalough & Wicklow Mountains

  • Arise early, for that fine Irish Breakfast, and then head back towards Dublin
  • Start with a stunning mountain drive over the Carlow mountains and head north into Wicklow, up over the Wicklow Gap down into the beautiful Glendalough the road taking all the while through the stunning Wicklow mountains
  • Enjoy the lakeshore, take a walk through the stunning grounds of this ancient monastic City home of St Kevin
  • Arrive back in Dublin City in early afternoon, drop off Car in City Centre Depot after check-in and freshening up you will be met by a private guide for a Unique Walking Tour of Dublin
  • Discover Trinity College & the famousBook of Kells
  • Enjoy a ‘farewell meal’ in one of Dublin City’s best restaurants and the final evening is yours
  • Suggesting a walk around Dublins vibrant Temple Bar area

Day 10: Kilkenny to Dublin

  • Arise early, for that fine Irish Breakfast, and then head back towards Dublin
  • Start with a stunning mountain drive over the Carlow mountains and head north into Wicklow, up over the Wicklow Gap down into the beautiful Glendalough the road taking all the while through the stunning Wicklow mountains
  • Enjoy the lakeshore, take a walk through the stunning grounds of this ancient monastic City home of St Kevin
  • Arrive back in Dublin City in early afternoon, drop off Car in City Centre Depot after check-in and freshening up you will be met by a private guide for a Unique Walking Tour of Dublin
  • Discover Trinity College & the famous ‘Book of Kells
  • Enjoy a ‘farewell meal’ in one of Dublin City’s best restaurants and the final evening is yours
  • Suggesting a walk around Dublins vibrant Temple Bar area or better a walk from City Centre down the quayside to the New Dublin Docklands, a city of lights, glass and beautiful bridges

Day 10: Farewell

  • Say a sad farewell today
  • Late Breakfast (depending on flight)
  • An Airport Transfer allowing plenty of time for your final farewell to the Emerald Isle

Self-Drive Package Includes:

  • Airport Meet and Greet and Tour Pack
  • Car-Hire, Super CDW Cover, Automatic Transmission
  • Ten 3 or 4 Star Boutique Hotel Accommodation (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Pre-paid Activity and Heritage Entrance: Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Walking Tour, Newgrange, Trim Castle, Clonmacnoise, Galway Whiskey Trail, Aran Islands Ferry/Bike or Bus hire, Cliffs of Moher,Kylemore Abbey and Garden, Ross Castle, Skellig Visitor Centre, Cobh Emmigration Centre, Jameson Midleton Whiskey Experience, Waterford City Viking Experience, Kilkenny Castle, Medieval Mile Walking/Bike Tour, Dunmore Cave, Glendalough, Trinity College (Book of Kells), Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour of Dublin, Christchurch
  • Customer Care and Personalised Attention 24/7

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