Highlights of Ireland Self Drive Tour - Dublin - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Lose yourself in some of Ireland's most inspiring countryside and vibrant cities on this self-drive tour.
  • This fabled isle is a place where history & legends intertwine to create a captivating scenery that can't help but capture your imagination.
  • Stay at hand-picked accommodation during your adventure, and enjoy entrance and tastings at Kylemore Abbey and Gardens and Guinness Storehouse Dublin!

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Your Destination

Want to visit a captivating country with beautiful landscapes? A land of myth and medieval history, of crystal clear lakes and rugged white cliffs, vast green meadows and ancient woodland... Discover it all on this guided tour!

Beginning in cosmopolitan Dublin, you will have the chance to visit some of the Emerald Isle's most famous sights - explore Kylemore Abbey, try some Guinness at the Storehouse and marvel at the beautiful Killarney Lakes. 

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival into Dublin

Arrival at Dublin Airport. Pick up the car and transfer to your hotel.

In the afternoon, take in the attractions of this cosmopolitan capital. Don’t miss Trinity College, the Book of Kells and of course you’ll have to make sure to visit the world-famous Guinness Storehouse. The lively and vibrant Temple Bar District - Dublin's Cultural Quarter, is well worth a visit. Temple Bar has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many narrow cobbled streets. The area comes alive after dark, with many pubs, restaurants and nightclubs to choose from. Take part in a Musical Pub Crawl.

Enjoy your visit to the Guinness Storehouse while sipping your complementary pint of the “black stuff” 
- The Guinness Storehouse is open 7 days a week from 9:30 to 7pm (last admission is at 5pm)
- Late opening during July & August 9am to 8pm (last admission at 6pm)

Overnight at your Hotel.
Day 2: Dublin – Galway/Mayo

Full Irish Breakfast in your Hotel.

Spend the morning walking around Dublin, including St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which was founded in 1190 and has a varied and interesting history. The original structure has been rebuilt on a number of occasions, and the 300 foot long interior (the longest in Ireland) contains many historic relics.

Leaving Dublin travel via Clonmacnoise. Clonmacnoise is an ancient monastic site near Shannonbridge, County Offaly, and a top visitor attraction in Ireland. A walk amongst the peaceful stone ruins of this famous place will conjure images of the saints and scholars of Ireland’s renowned Golden Age of learning. Arrive in Galway where you can visit the Galway Crystal Factory, the Spanish Arch and Galway’s Cathedral.

Overnight in Galway/ Mayo.
Day 3: Connemara

Full Irish Breakfast in the Hotel.

Today you will travel through Connemara region, which is magnificent wilderness populated largely by sheep and dotted with hundreds of small lakes. The stone walls, tiny farms, isolated thatched cottages and heather covered hills are bounded by a sea coastline with many quiet sandy beaches. Many of the inhabitants of this region still speak Gaelic and ancient Celtic traditions and customs have been preserved.

You can also visit Kylemore Abbey, on the shores of Lough Corrib, a Victorian Castle in Tudor Style, beautifully situated on the shores of a lake and surrounded by the Twelve Bens– an impressive mountain range. Now it is the only remaining monastic home of the Benedictine nuns in Ireland who have restored its Victorian Gardens, which are well worth the visit.

Overnight in Galway/ Mayo.
Day 4: Galway – Clare

Full Irish breakfast at your Hotel.

Today on your way south to Clare you will visit Burren - a vast lunar landscape harbouring some 2000 species of rare plants and flowers. Beneath the surface are unique rock formations dating back two million years.Stop at the towering Cliffs of Moher, a famous feature of County Clare which stretch for approximately five miles along the rugged coastline.

Overnight in Clare.
Day 5: Clare - Kerry

Full Irish breakfast at your Hotel.

Today continue your journey south to Kerry. You can stop at Bunratty Castle and Folkpark, a fine example of a Norman castle. The Folk Park adjoins the castle and aims to show what everyday life was like in rural Ireland about 100 years ago. It contains reconstructed farmhouses, cottages and shops.

In the afternoon visit to Muckross House and Gardens which are set in the Killarney National Park. The National Park comprises the mountains and woodland within the world famous Muckross House.

Overnight in Kerry.
Day 6: Ring of Kerry

Full Irish breakfast at your Hotel.

A full day of sightseeing on the Ring of Kerry today. You will head out toward the Gap of Dunloe, and continue in a counter-clockwise direction to avoid meeting all the tour buses as he negotiates the narrow bends in the road. The spectacular indented coastline of charming fishing villages has a pleasant, rural atmosphere that hasn’t changed in over 200 years. Be sure to stop in the charming villages of Waterville and Sneem. This is truly what Ireland is all about!

Overnight in Kerry.
Day 7: Kerry - Wicklow

Full Irish breakfast at your Hotel.

Today travel back to Wicklow. On your way you can stop at the famous Rock of Cashel, once the seat of the high kings of Ireland and an important ecclesiastical site in the early middle ages. Continue to Kilkenny, Irelands most famous medieval city before reaching County Wicklow.

Overnight in Wicklow.
Day 8: Departure

Full Irish breakfast at your Hotel.

Time permitting today you can visit the monastic site of Glendalough, which is located in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains in a beautiful valley with two small lakes. It is a popular recreational spot and the starting point for many beautiful walks and hikes around the valley. Follow the popular walk up the cliffs and enjoy the stunning view over the valley.

Transfer to Dublin airport for departure.

Your Hotels

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
You will be staying in the following hotels or those of a similar standard in a Standard Room on a bed & breakfast board basis

Dublin: Fitzpatrick Castle (1 night) [pictured]
Mayo / Galway: Foyles Hotel (2 nights)
Clare: Bellbridge Hotel (1 night)
Kerry: Castlerosse Hotel and Killarney Court hotel (2 nights)
Wicklos: Woodenbridge Hotel (1 night)

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Car Hire: Car Hire is included in this offer. Pick up and drop off at Dublin airport. For more information, see the 'Details' section. 

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Dec
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Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

What's Included?

  • Accommodation in a Standard Room with Breakfast
  • Car Hire
  • Entrance to Kylemore Abbey and Gardens
  • Entrance to Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Car Hire

Details on Car hire from/to Dublin airport:

Company: Thrifty
Car: Opel Astra or similar

Unlimited mileage, CDW, insurance against damages of tires, glas, roof, TP (thief protection), 2 drivers included, all taxes included, Airport taxes included, LSC (location service charge) included. In case of damages or accidents our partner will pay back everything to 100% - only exception: in case clients forced the accident or damage they won´t pay. Caution to pay by credit card of first driver (no prepaid credit card)

Drivers must hold the driving licence minimum of two years.

GPS not included: can be booked directly on the spot or in advance: will be charged by credit card of driver 15.90 + tax per day

Car is delivered with full tank and should be returned with a full tank as well

Deposit is : €250

Optional insurance: PAI (Insurance for passengers and luggage) 5,50 per day + tax – to be paid by credit car.

Minimum age 25 years for the drivers, drivers must hold the driving licence minimum two years.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on collection of the vehicle and in some cases a credit card or cash deposit will be required.

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.
Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents.  You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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