12-night road trip of Ireland - Ireland - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • The flexibility of this self-drive road trip to explore at your own pace, allowing for spontaneous stops and detours to uncover hidden gems.
  • Immersing yourselves in Ireland's rich cultural heritage by visiting historic landmarks like Kilkenny Castle, the Giant's Causeway, and Newgrange in the Boyne Valley.
  • Admiring the lush greenery of Killarney National Park and the rugged cliffs of the Ring of Kerry to the wild beauty of Connemara and the dramatic sea cliffs at Slieve League.

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Your itinerary in brief

Embark on an unforgettable self-drive adventure through the enchanting landscapes and rich heritage of Ireland with this 12-night itinerary. Begin your journey in the bustling city of Dublin, where you can delve into history at Trinity College or savour the iconic Guinness Storehouse experience. As you make your way to Cork, discover the medieval charm of Kilkenny, with its historic castle and cathedrals. Explore the vibrant English Market in Kilkenny and the haunting Titanic Experience in Cobh. The Ring of Kerry awaits, offering breathtaking coastal views.


Traverse the Dingle Peninsula's diverse landscapes and traditions before heading to the cultural hub of Galway, with a pit stop at the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher. Connemara beckons with its rugged beauty, highlighted by Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park. Your journey continues through Sligo, Donegal, and Derry, where you'll explore megalithic sites, sea cliffs, and the vibrant city centre of Derry. Finally, visit the legendary Giant's Causeway before returning to Dublin via the historic Boyne Valley. This self-drive tour promises a captivating blend of natural beauty, history, and culture, leaving you with cherished memories of the Emerald Isle.


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Your itinerary in detail

Day 1 to 4


  • After arriving at the airport, pick up your car rental, transfer into the city and check into your hotel
  • Depending on your arrival time, you can explore this historic capital city.
  • Visit Trinity College to see the famous book of Kells, or maybe get to experience the Guinness Storehouse. 



  • On your way to Cork visit Kilkenny: Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and round tower, Rothe House, Shee Alms House, Black Abbey and St. Mary's Cathedral



  • Before you leave Cork, explore the English Market.
  • You can visit the Titanic Experience in Cobh. The location marks the departure point for the last 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic on its fateful maiden voyage to America.
  • Continue onwards to The ‘Kingdom’ of County Kerry



  • Today depart for the town of Killarney and visit Killarney National Park and onward to the Ring of Kerry.
  • The Ring of Kerry brings you along the Atlantic Coast and is one of the highlights of a trip to Ireland.

Day 5 to 8


  • This morning enjoy another beautiful scenic route. The Dingle Peninsula has something to offer to everyone.
  • Among other things: sandy beaches safe for swimming, walking routes for all abilities, a thriving Irish language community, a rich musical tradition, fine dining, sea angling, arts and film festivals, talented craftspersons and some of the best surfing in Ireland. 



  • On the way to Galway, you will cross the Burren region
  • You can also visit nearby Cliffs of Moher – majestic cliffs which rise 215 metres out of the Atlantic and stretch for more than 7 kilometres.
  • Continue on to Galway City. The centre of the city is conveniently compact enough to ramble around comfortably. 



  • Discover the wilderness of Connemara today.
  • Connemara, whose inhabitants still speak Irish, is without doubt the wildest and most romantic part of Ireland.
  • Bewitchingly hidden between mountains and lakes and surrounded by rhododendrons, lies the gothic-style Kylemore Abbey.
  • Afterwards, visit Connemara National Park. This impressive park is situated at the foot of Diamond Mountain, which is 727 metres high. 



  • On your way through Sligo, you can visit the Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery which has over 60 stone circles and passage tombs making it one of the largest Stone Age cemeteries in Europe.
  • After your visit continue towards Donegal town. 

Day 9 to 13


  • Today you can visit the Slieve League Cliffs, Europe's highest sea cliffs
  • You can also visit the Glenveagh National Park. The Visitor Centre houses exhibitions and an audio-visual show in the area. 



  • Travel towards Derry.
  • Today Derry enjoys the advantages of the new peaceful atmosphere in Northern Ireland politics and its city centre is again lively and pleasant.
  • Take z walk in the colourful and well looked-after historical city, which boasts good shopping, pubs and cafes. 



  • En route to Belfast, visit the Giant’s Causeway.
  • Also, you can visit the Old Bushmills Distillery.
  • A guided visit commences with an excellent short film on the history and distillation of Irish whiskey, followed by a 20-minute tour of the distillery.
  • The visit finishes in the distillery pub with a tasting



  • Depart for Dublin and visit the Boyne Valley, the most historical region of the whole island with the most important Irish monuments such as Newgrange, Knowth or Loughcrew Cairns. 




  • Transfer to the airport and take your flight back home.

Important information about your tour and visits

The hotels, which comply with local standards, are indicative and may be changed locally for hotels of a similar category. The itinerary is subject to changes due to compelling reasons such as delayed flights, weather conditions or other cases of force majeure. The order of visits is also subject to change.

Your hotels

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Maximum room capacity

During your trip, you will stay in the following carefully selected hotels (or equivalent accommodation), which will provide you with a comfortable night's sleep.



- Dublin: Red Cow Hotel or Maldron Hotel Newlandscross (or similar)

Cork: Local B&B 

Kerry: Torc Hotel (or similar)

- Limerick: Local B&B

- Galway: Shearwater Hotel (or similar)

Sligo: Local B&B 

Donegal: Local B&B 

- Antrim: Local B&B 


If the hotels listed above are unavailable, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation in similar hotels. Local standards apply.

The maximum room capacity is two adults or one adult and one child.

Single rooms are available at extra cost.

Your dining choices

This is a bed and breakfast stay.



You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Baggage, meals and other services on board certain flights may be subject to a charge. You will find out whether your airfare includes baggage when you choose your airline and timetable. If your fare does not include baggage, please go to the airline's website before your departure with your travel file reference to find out the exact fare and purchase your extra baggage.

If you choose a low-cost airline, you will be able to add your baggage during the booking process.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving baggage, so you will have to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.


Return transfers between the airport and the hotel are not included in this package.

Car hire:

This package includes car hire, granting you autonomy to explore new horizons at your own pace! Embrace spontaneity as you journey through diverse landscapes, whether it's a scenic coastal drive, an adventure through rugged mountains, or a leisurely tour of charming towns. Renting a car empowers you to tailor your road trip experience to your preferences, turning each twist and turn of the road into a thrilling adventure.


Important information if you are planning to book your own flights:

In order to organise the pick-up of your vehicle at the airport, please inform us of your flight times within 48 hours of your booking by filling in the dedicated form in your member account. Without this information, you will not be able to collect your vehicle.

Your destinations


Want to discover folklore in emerald colours? Come to Ireland! A land of myths and mysteries, you'll discover an absolutely unique culture where history reigns supreme. Numerous monuments and historical remains bear witness to this country's rich past. Surprising landscapes complement these architectural treasures. Green hills stretch as far as the eye can see, revealing their typical flora and fauna. Museums, Leprechauns, and Irish pubs welcome you to offer you an extraordinary experience and reveal all the secrets of the Green Island!  

In more detail

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

Pets are not permitted.
Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.

Rates and times are indicative and are subject to change. Some facilities/services are subject to a surcharge, payable locally.


General terms and conditions of sale apply.

Price includes:


  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Breakfast included
  • Category A hire car


Price does not include:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Insurance
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Guide services
  • Any tourist taxes
  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums, galleries and archaeological and private sites, if applicable. For State sites, the ministerial decree in force applies. 
  • Tips and extras
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in the "price includes" section


If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy and configuration are 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.


Travel with peace of mind


To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.


Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

Car hire:

Important information for your car hire

Dublin Airport hours:
Daily 6 a.m. - 11 p.m.


Documents required at reception:
Original driving licence (minimum of 2 years validity)
Credit card with an embossed number in the name of the driver (VISA, MASTERCARD or AMERICAN EXPRESS, no Electron, Kyriel or Maestro cards) 



  • Unlimited mileage
  • 24-hour support
  • Airport fees
  • Public liability
  • Theft insurance (with excess)
  • Damage/accident insurance (with excess)
  • VAT

Age policy:
- minimum age 25
- maximum age 75

Fuel is the responsibility of the driver who must return the vehicle with the original fuel level.


Own risk:
Excess to be paid by the customer in case of accident with own fault or without identified third party

Category A MBMR: €2000 

Category B EDMR: €2000 

Category C CDMR: €2000 

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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