Castles of Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days

Castles of Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days

7 Night Tour From $1,349 pps

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This tour arrives into and departs from Dublin, but can be customised to include Shannon as an arrival/departure point.


Traditions, history, heritage, breath taking scenery and the friendliest nation you’ll ever meet. This is the Best of Ireland Tour with an emphasis on the castles of Ireland. Staying in a combination of castle accommodation and hotel accommodation, you will experience all the best Ireland has to offer!

Your visit to Ireland may be a once in a lifetime opportunity, so make sure you get to see everything this small but extraordinary isle has to offer on our 8 day (7 nights) self-drive tour of Ireland.

Starting in Dublin and exploring the Midlands, West and South coasts of Ireland you’ll get to visit all the places you’ve heard and dreamed about. Drink a of pint of the “black stuff” in Dublin, Kiss the Blarney Stone, explore the Ring of Kerry and feel the wind on your cheeks atop the Cliffs of Moher.

Over the course of your tour, you'll be visiting some of the best castles that Ireland has to offer from Dublin to Blarney, Bunratty to Kilkenny. Packed full of highlights but maintaining a perfect pace, you’ll never feel under pressure. The adventure that is Ireland awaits you.

Tour Highlights

  • Dublin Castle - One of the city’s oldest buildings and the center of politics and power in Ireland for centuries
  • Connemara Region -Situated on the west coast, Connemara has an unspoiled and calming natural beauty
  • Kylemore Abbey -Located in the heart of Connemara with a tales of romance, history and intrigue
  • 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
  • Blarney Castle -Kiss the stone and get the gift of the gab!
  • Cliffs of Moher -Stand on the precipices of Europe and inhale the salty goodness of the wild Atlantic winds
  • Cahir Castle - Learn all about the exciting history behind one of Ireland’s largest castles which dates to the 12th century
  • Kilkenny Castle -Overlooking the River Nore, the castle has been an integral part of Kilkenny City for 9 centuries

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What's included in this Tour

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 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
  2. Day 2: Galway via Clonmacnoise
  3. Day 3: Connemara Region
  4. Day 4: The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher
  5. Day 5: The Ring of Kerry
  6. Day 6: Killarney and Blarney
  7. Day 7: Dublin via Cashel and Kilkenny
  8. Day 8: Departure from Dublin

This tour arrives into and departs from Dublin, but can be customised to include Shannon as an arrival/departure point.

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