Ancient Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days

Ancient Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days

7 Night Tour From $993 pps

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This tour arrives/departs from Dublin but these arrival/departure points can be customised to include other airports such as Shannon.

This tour includes part of the Wild Atlantic Way


Travel back in time over 8 days (7 nights) on the self-drive tour of Ancient Ireland. See sites dating back to prehistoric times, early-Christianity and even the Viking and Norman conquests and enjoy some of the highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way!

You’ll see proof of the earliest Irish civilizations, which predate even the great empires of the Egyptians and Romans.Explore Neolithic tombs, passage cairns, early Christian monasteries, medieval castles and ancient abbeys. Walk the paths of those who etched their stamps on Irish history and witness some of the most spectacular scenery and sites Ireland has to offer.

Making your way from era to era around Ireland, you’ll be staying in some of our most famous cities so after a long day of delving into the past, you can kick back and enjoy Ireland’s rich heritage and the warmth of the locals.

This tour can be upgraded to also include an expert driver/guide. Click here for more details.

Tour Highlights

  • Dublin City - Ireland’s capital city has a plethora of attractions, museums, pubs and an epic history
  • Kilkenny - Ireland’s medieval capital is complete with winding narrow streets and lane-ways and a long history
  • Newgrange- Constructed over 5,000 years ago it is older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt
  • Kilkenny City– Overlooking the River Nore , the castle has been an integral part of the City for 9 centuries
  • Cork City – The country’s second largest city has everything from history and heritage, to bars and restaurants on offer
  • The Ring of Kerry- One of Ireland’s most popular scenic routes with fields of a thousand greens and dazzling coastal views
  • Bunratty Castle– Dating to the 15th century this is Ireland’s most authentic and complete medieval fortress

Overnights for this Tour

  • Dublin for 1 night
  • Cork for 1 night
  • Kerry for 2 nights
  • Clare for 1 night
  • Galway for 1 night
  • Dublin for 1 night

What's included in this Tour

  • 7 nights accommodation based on your chosen package
  • Full Irish breakfast each morning
  • Car rental (automatic compact car, insurance and all taxes)

All our tours are flexible - you can choose your own style of accommodation and you can add or delete days. You can also upgrade to a larger car.

What's not included in this Tour

Flights and dinners. Visitor attractions listed in the tour are just suggestions and are not included in the price of the tour. We can however quote you for some of these visits on request.

Itinerary in Brief

  1. Day 1: Arrival in Dublin and Dublin City Tour
  2. Day 2: Kilkenny City
  3. Day 3: Cork, Kinsale, Blarney
  4. Day 4: Ring of Kerry
  5. Day 5: Bunratty Castle and the Cliffs of Moher
  6. Day 6: Galway City
  7. Day 7: Clonmacnoise and Newgrange
  8. Day 8: Departure from Dublin

This tour arrives/departs from Dublin but these arrival/departure points can be customised to include other airports such as Shannon.

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