Road Trip around Ireland in 8 Nights - Dublin - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • A small island with a big reputation, Ireland is famed for its lively cities, dramatic coastline, and gorgeous rolling plains.
  • Hit the road on an 8-night tour of Ireland’s highlights, with included visits to the Guinness Storehouse, and the historic Kylemore Abbey.
  • Stay in comfortable hotels, selected for your comfort and convenience, and explore at your own pace thanks to included car hire!

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Your Itinerary In Brief

Within minutes of arriving in Dublin, you’ll quickly understand why it's one of Europe’s most popular cities. Visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, hit the shops on Grafton Street, and visit the Guinness Storehouse.

 

Head to Galway, stopping off at pretty Kilbeggan and Athlone, before passing through the wild landscapes of Connemara. Spend time at pretty Kylemore Abbey with its Victorian walled gardens. 

 

You’ll also have the chance to see the famous Cliffs of Moher on the West Coast, and drive along Ireland’s most well known scenic road, the Ring of Kerry

 

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Dublin

Day 2: Dublin

Day 3: Dublin to Galway

Day 4: Galway

Day 5: Galway to Clare

Day 6: Clare to Kerry

Day 7: Ring of Kerry

Day 8: Kerry to Dublin

Day 9: Departure

 

Your Itinerary In Detail

Day 1: Dublin

Arrive in Dublin and explore the attractions of Europe’s most popular city. Dublin has a wealth of treasures with cultural delights like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Trinity College to name but a few!

 

For those who prefer a more relaxed look at the capital, a leisurely browse through the main shopping area of Grafton Street is an absolute must. Overnight in Dublin.

 

DAY 2: DUBLIN

Spend the day in Dublin. In the morning, explore The Guinness Storehouse, a unique experience where the visitor can discover what goes into making a pint of Guinness.

 

Visit the famous Georgian quarter of Dublin in the afternoon, which incorporates some of Dublin's loveliest 18th-century streets, squares, and landmarks. 

 

Spend your evening in the pubs of busy riverside neighbourhood Temple Bar, an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin. Overnight in County Dublin.

 

DAY 3: DUBLIN TO GALWAY

Collect your car in the morning. Leave Dublin, and travel west across the rolling plains of central Ireland. En route, pass through the town of Kilbeggan. You might like to pause to visit the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery, dating from 1757, and the oldest of its kind in Ireland.

 

Later at Athlone, you can also visit the spectacular 6th-century monastic settlement on the banks of the River Shannon in Clonmacnoise. Continue to Co. Galway for your overnight stay.

Day 4: Galway

Today, drive through the brooding landscape of Connemara, a beautiful, rugged region of mountains and heathland. Visit the famous Kylemore Abbey, a former Victorian Castle with extensive gardens and lovely walks along the small lake.

 

Hike in the Connemara National Park and enjoy the view over the coastal islands from the 445m summit of Diamond Hill. Overnight in County Galway.

 

DAY 5: GALWAY TO CLARE

Head to the famous Cliffs of Moher on the West Coast, which rise 200m high from the ocean. Follow an extensive 40 km walk along the cliffs from Doolin all the way to Liscannor. Clare is famous for its waves and surf. Rent a board or take a surfing lesson in the small seaside village of Lahinch. Overnight in County Clare.

 

DAY 6: CLARE TO KERRY

Travel south to Co. Kerry. On your way, you can stop at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, the most complete medieval castle in Ireland. The Folk Park features include a recreated village and a display of 19th-century agricultural machinery, enabling visitors to experience Ireland as it was in the old days.

 

Stroll around Muckross House and Gardens in the afternoon, where the 19th-century Victorian mansion is set against the stunning beauty of Killarney Lakes and National Park. Overnight in County Kerry.

Day 7: Ring of Kerry

Follow Ireland's most famous scenic ring road, the Ring of Kerry. Stop in the small fishing village of Portmagee on Valentia Island, and take a long walk on the sandy beach at Derrynane.

 

Derrynane House, set in a 320-acre national historic park, is the ancestral home of a former Irish politician, and well worth visiting. Overnight in County Kerry.

 

DAY 8: KERRY TO DUBLIN

Depart Killarney and travel toward the southeast of Ireland, taking in the provincial towns of Mallow and Clonmel. Visit the famous Rock of Cashel, once the seat of the high kings of Ireland and an important ecclesiastical site in the early Middle Ages.

 

Stop off in the medieval capital of Ireland for a visit to Kilkenny Castle and perhaps the Kilkenny Design Centre. Overnight in County Dublin.

 

DAY 9: DEPARTURE

Return your rental car and head to Dublin airport for your departure.

Your Hotels

HAND-PICKED JUST FOR YOU

Maximum room capacity

Throughout your tour, you'll stay in cosy Standard Rooms in hotels selected by our travel experts for your comfort and convenience:

 

  • Dublin: Cassidy's Hotel, Academy Plaza Hotel, or similar
  • County Galway: Winacre Lodge, or similar
  • County Clare: Glencove Bed & Breakfast, or similar
  • County Kerry: Windway House, or similar
  • County Dublin: Hillview House, or similar

Your Dining Choices

This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay, with a full Irish breakfast served each morning.

 

This hearty meal traditionally includes bacon, eggs, sausages, black pudding, toast and fried tomato.

 

For lunch and dinner, stop off in cafés and restaurants along the route, and try local specialities like soda bread, Irish stew, and fresh seafood.

Your Optional Excursions

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip - departing from Dublin

Your Optional Excursions

Take a day trip from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland's most beautiful sights!

Dublin City Hop on Hop off Bus Tour - 24 hour ticket

Your Optional Excursions

Discover one of the world's friendliest cities from the top of one of our double-decker tour buses. With so much to see and do in Dublin, there's no better way to explore Ireland's capital than to hop on and off a city tour at one of the bus stops along the route.

Times: 10 am to 4 pm Friday and Saturday and 11 am to 4 pm Sunday
1 route with 30 stops
Audio-guide available in 10 languages

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Dublin City Hop on Hop off Bus Tour - 48hr ticket

Your Optional Excursions

Discover one of the world's friendliest cities from the top of one of our double-decker tour buses. With so much to see and do in Dublin, there's no better way to explore Ireland's capital than to hop on and off a city tour at one of the bus stops along the route.

Times: 10 am to 4 pm Friday and Saturday and 11 am to 4 pm Sunday (except 25 and 26 December)
1 route with 30 stops
Audio-guide available in 10 languages

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Your Journey

Flights:

It may be possible to choose from a selection of flight options at the next stage of the booking process.

 

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. 

Transfers:

It may be possible to add return airport transfers at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only - subject to availability).

 

For inbound transfer arrangements, please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly. 

Car Hire:

For the freedom to explore your destination at your own pace, make the most of included car hire with your booking.

 

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group. 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 the 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. Other fees may be applicable in addition to the cost of your car rental for any additional products added to your car rental.

 

Important information about offers without a flight:
To ensure that your rental car is available upon arrival, please notify us of your flight schedules within 48 hours of making your reservation by filling out the relevant form in your member account. Without this information, your car may not be available on time.

Your Destination

Dublin

Take a stroll through Dublin’s elegant Georgian streets and squares, making your way to Trinity College at the heart of the city. Visit the beautiful Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the four Christian gospels dating to the 9th century, and one of the country’s finest national treasures. From there you can wander up Grafton Street for the best that the city has to offer in shopping, exploring the wonderful side streets that are full of cosmopolitan coffee shops, restaurants and boutiques.

 

Enjoy lunch in one of the many fantastic restaurants. Afterwards, explore the troubled story of Ireland’s struggle for freedom and independence by visiting the atmospheric and moving Kilmainham Gaol. If you prefer something at a gentler pace, stroll through the grounds of the nearby Royal Hospital Kilmainham which is home to the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).

In More Detail

Please find practical information about your trip
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not allowed.
Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in Standard Rooms in Standard hotels as per itinerary or similar
  • Full Irish breakfast
  • Visit to Guinness Storehouse on Day 2
  • Visit to Kylemore Abbey on Day 5
  • Included 7-day category B car rental (Opel Corsa or similar, manual transmission, with space for 4 passengers, 1 large suitcase, and 2 small suitcases), to be picked up in Dublin on Day 3 and returned on Day 9

 

Price doesn't include:

  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Meals, drinks and activities not specifically mentioned in 'price includes'
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in 'price includes'

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

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.

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.

 

Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.

We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel three days before your departure to keep you informed of the latest changes and information.

You can also refer to our FAQ section to find more information on the development of the situation.

We suggest that you keep informed of the latest regulations in force:

 In the UK via the corresponding link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Car Hire:

Enjoy your best road trip yet with included car rental, category B (Opel Corsa, or similar). Pick up your vehicle in Dublin on Day 3, and drop it off in Dublin on Day 9.

 

The car will have manual transmission, and can accommodate up to four passengers, one large suitcase, and two smaller suitcases.

 

Please note: drivers must be aged 23 or over.

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.

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