Independent Irish Odyssey

Day 1 : Vacation Starts in Dublin

Transfer by coach to your city center hotel between 7:00 am and 12:00 noon. Use your prepaid vouchers for an open-top bus tour of central Dublin and a visit to either Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office.


Day 2 : Explore Dublin

Today you may see more of Dublin, either independently or using your open-top bus tour. Suggested visits – Dvblinia, Trinity College and Kilmainham Gaol.

(B)


Day 3 : Dublin to Cork

Pick up your car at Hertz downtown office and drive south to Cork, a distance of 160 miles. Suggested visits – Irish National Stud & Gardens, Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle.

(B)


Day 4 : Cork to Killarney

The direct drive is only 50 miles but you might like to take a scenic route along the shoreline of West Cork. Suggested visits – Blarney Castle, Fota House and Kerry County Museum.

(B)


Day 5 : Kerry Touring

Today travel the popular 100-mile Ring of Kerry – it is better to drive in a counter-clockwise direction. Suggested visit – Skellig Experience. The Dingle Peninsula is also a lovely day’s touring of about 120 miles.

(B)


Day 6 : Killarney to Galway

Today’s journey is about 120 miles – cross the River Shannon by ferry and travel along the coast of Clare, stopping at the Cliffs of Moher. Drive through the Burren and around Galway Bay. Suggested visits – Burren Centre and Knappogue Castle.

(B)


Day 7 : Connemara Region

Tour Connemara, a region of unspoilt open scenery. Suggested visits – Kylemore Abbey and Gardens and "Connemara Lady" catamaran cruise on Killary Harbour.

(B)


Day 8 : Galway to Derry

The distance today is 170 miles and takes you through Counties Mayo, Sligo and Donegal. Suggested visits – Museum of Country Life, Belleek Pottery and Florence Court.

(B)


Day 9 : Donegal or Giant's Causeway

Explore the scenery of Donegal or drive to the Giant’s Causeway, huge basalt columns. In Derry walk along the medieval city walls, which are intact and provide great views all around.

(B)


Day 10 : Derry to Cabra Castle Hotel

This is a journey of 100 miles by the direct route. You may stop at the Ulster American Folk Park outside Omagh or travel via Belfast to Kingscourt to your castle hotel, built in 1760.

(B)


Day 11 : Drogheda Stay

Relax in the lovely setting of your hotel or use the 9-hole golf course. Your next hotel is only 30 miles away. Suggested visits – Boyne Valley Visitor Centre, Trim Castle, Mellifont Abbey.

(B)


Day 12 : Vacation Ends Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is only 30 minutes’ drive so drop your rental car in good time.


  • Hertz self-drive car with unlimited mileage based on a minimum of 2 people traveling together. Or a chauffeur-drive small coach and driver, based on a minimum of 10 people traveling together. Other cars and minibuses available.
  • Standard or automatic transmission
  • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), theft protection (TP), government tax (VAT) and Location Service Charge (LSC)
  • Arrival group airport transfer when you book our flights - $30 per person fee applies to land only bookings
  • Taxi transfer from your Dublin Hotel to Hertz downtown office
  • Prebooked stays for 11 nights in hotels listed below
  • Full breakfast daily except on day 1
  • Dublin open-top bus tour with a visit to Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office
  • Ireland Step by Step – 128-page guide with maps and suggested itineraries (one per room)
  • Ireland at a Glimpse – discount book with 50% vouchers for almost 100 attractions
  • Get Ready! Get Set! Go! – information book with basic travel facts
  • Deluxe carry-on backpack, ticket wallet, luggage tags & strap
  • All local taxes and hotel service charges
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches and in hotel lobbies
Exclusions:
Return airfare, airport taxes, visa charges, insurance, tips, all items of personal nature and anything not mentioned in the 'Inclusions'. GST 5%.
Disclaimer:
Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.