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7 Day Self-Drive Vacation from only $870 per person

Self Drive | Cosy Hotels | 7 Days | 6 Meals

Discover Ireland in a rental car and enjoy the freedom of sightseeing at your own pace! Stop where the mood takes you; let the Atlantic Coast captivate your imagination! See most loved spots of Ireland including Cliffs of Moher and Connemara and relax in cosy hotels renowned for hospitality and service

Explore your West of Ireland Vacation; this itinerary can be fully tailored to suit your preferences


What's Included

Automatic Car Rental

Automatic compact car rental for 7 days. Includes unlimited mileage, Collison Damage Waiver Insurance, Third Party Liability, Theft Protection, Location Service Charge, and all taxes

Accommodation

Hotels renowned for hospitality and superior service

Sightseeing

Entrance to the Kilbeggan Distillery, Cliffs of Moher and Strokestown Park and Famine Museum is included in the pricing Your choice of pre-organized sightseeing can be added to your quote

Dining Highlights

Full breakfast included daily (except on day of arrival)

Terms and Conditions

Price is per person, based on two adults sharing and four people travelling in low season. Land only. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay. You can book travel insurance through our partners A+ Program Protection: http://bit.ly/33dPfR4

Dublin to Galway via Killbeggan Whiskey Distillery

Pick up your rental car from Dublin Airport and hit the road. Go west; your first stop along the way is Killbeggan Distillery. You’ll taste the whiskey and tour the distillery which has been making and maturing the prized drink since 1757! Drive to Galway, the biggest city in the west of Ireland. Galway is renowned for its locally owned restaurants and shops. Galway pubs are full of ‘craic’ (Gaelic word for fun), go explore and you’ll find a traditional music session in the pubs any night of the week! Stay in the centrally located Ardilaun Hotel in Galway tonight.

 

Drive Time: 2.5 Hours (215 KM)

Cliffs of Moher and the Burren Region

Leave Galway and travel along the Atlantic coast and discover the Burren Region. The Burren is a karst landscape- the grey limestone covers an area of approximately 250km² in county Clare. Discover the biodiversity of the seemingly ‘deserted’ region; over 70% of Ireland’s native flora are found there. Travel further along the Atlantic towards the Cliffs of Moher. Walk along the world-famous cliff edge and marvel at the dramatic landscape. When you’re ready, return to Galway for overnight.

 

Drive Time: 3.5 Hours (170 KM)

Connemara and Westport

Discover the wild and beautiful region of Connemara today. Connemara is renowned for its stunning mountains, lakes, tumbling streams, undulating bog and unspoiled beaches. We recommend a visit to Kylemore Abbey, Ireland’s most romantic castle’, originally built as a wedding gift in in the 19th Century. Visit quaint villages such as Leenane: A small mountain-side village bursting with Irish charm! Drive to Westport, where you will stay for two nights. Westport is a charming town out west, it is also known as the Riviera of Ireland!

 

Drive Time: 4 Hours (150 KM)

Achill Island

Head to Achill Island- Ireland’s largest Island today. Cross the bridge from the mainland to discover stunning beaches and clear blue waters on this enchanting atlantic island. Don’t miss Keem Bay, a small cove surrounded by lush mountains considered by locals to be a little paradise. Return to Westport for overnight.

 

Drive Time: 3 Hours (140 KM)

Strokestown Park and Dun Laoghaire

Travel to Strokestown Park and Famine Museum. Strokestown House is an impressive 18th century mansion boasting a restored walled garden for visitors to explore. Strokestown Park is also the home of the National Famine Museum. Using original objects and artefacts, the museum tells the story of Irish Great Hunger, eviction and emigration. Drive to Dun Laoghaire, where you will spend two nights. Dun Laoghaire is a coastal suburb in Dublin and is only a 20 minute train journey from Dublin city center.

 

Drive Time: 3.5 Hours ( 270KM)

Dublin City Exploring

Explore Dublin City today. Your first stop is Trinity College, where you will visit the Book of Kells in the impressive and historic old library. We also recommend a visit to Guinness Storehouse. The seven-storey visitor experience tells the Guinness story from the early days to earning its status as a world famous tipple. Discover the wealth of Georgian houses with their brightly colored doors, the heritage pubs and enjoy the atmosphere of the city.

 

Drive Time: 1.5 Hours (70 KM)

Depart from Dublin Airport

Time to say Slán go fóill (goodbye in gaelic) to Ireland for now –we recommend arriving in Dublin Airport three and a half hours prior to departure. Drop your rental car in Dublin Airport.

 

Drive Time: 45 Minutes (20 KM)

Vacation Highlights

Scenic Discoveries

Cliffs of Moher
Connemara
Achill Island
Burren Region
Galway Bay

History Buffs

Book of Kells
Georgian Dublin
Westport town
Strokestown Park and National Famine Museum

Hotel Highlights

Ardilaun Hotel, Galway
Wyatt Hotel, Westport
Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire

What's Included

Automatic Car Rental

Automatic compact car rental for 7 days. Includes unlimited mileage, Collison Damage Waiver Insurance, Third Party Liability, Theft Protection, Location Service Charge, and all taxes

Accommodation

Hotels renowned for hospitality and superior service

Sightseeing

Entrance to the Kilbeggan Distillery, Cliffs of Moher and Strokestown Park and Famine Museum is included in the pricing Your choice of pre-organized sightseeing can be added to your quote

Dining Highlights

Full breakfast included daily (except on day of arrival)

Terms and Conditions

Price is per person, based on two adults sharing and four people travelling in low season. Land only. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay. You can book travel insurance through our partners A+ Program Protection: http://bit.ly/33dPfR4

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Strokestown Park House & Gardens
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Westport Town
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Kylemore Abbey, Connemara

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