The Ireland Experience Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
7 Night Tour From $940 pps
This tour starts and ends in Dublin but can be adjusted to suit other arrival points such as Shannon.
There are no reviews available for this tour as yet but see below for some feedback from our happy customers about their Tour Ireland Experience.
It is a trip we will never forget...
Many thanks to you for a wonderful trip to Ireland. It is a trip we will never forget.
The self-drive tour was perfect for us. We really got to use our five senses to experience Ireland. We were free to get up when we wanted, eat when we wanted and stop when we wanted. It was perfect.
We had three main goals while planning this trip: see as many of the sights as possible, visit as many small pubs as possible, and eat as much seafood as possible. We did not fully accomplish these goals. I guess we must return!
We did see many of the main attractions and were amazed with the age of the castles, the beauty of the cathedrals, and the overall beauty of the country.
We did get to see and drink in many small pubs. People were always so very friendly and helpful.
And we did eat seafood as much as possible. Friends told us the food was bland and boring in Ireland. Totally untrue. We were not disappointed with any of our meals during our two weeks. Our meals were delicious. The fresh seafood was over the top great. The seafood chowder was the best we ever tasted. Our first experience with the chowder was in Waterford. It was pouring down rain so we stopped in a very small cafe-diner. We ordered the seafood chowder and it was terrific. So creamy and so full of fresh seafood.
Our hotels were very good and the weather for the two weeks was unexpectedly sunny. We had only two half days of rain and unexpected quick showers on a few days. It rained in Waterford and at Giant's Causeway. Actually, it was pouring down rain at the Giant's Causeway. While I was taking pictures, my wife got back on the bus. Not paying attention, I continued to take pictures while she and the bus returned to the Visitor Center. She waved to me while I was slipping off a rock and filling my shoe with water. The weather for the trip was chilly, but the sun was out the vast majority of the time.
Thanks again for all you did to make this a great trip and experience.
Dan & Marti
Dan and Marti Migliorini, Indiana, USA
It was an awesome time!
Thank you so much for all your help in putting our trip together. It was an awesome time. We both wished we had had more time and absolutely hated you leave such a beautiful place. Doing the self drive is certainly at least for us the way to go. We will definitely be back!
Rhona Turpin, USA
The scenery is spectacular....
We are back home in the States. We had a wonderful trip to your beautiful country. Thanks for all your work.
The accommodations were nice and the scenery is spectacular! I definitely will come back one day soon. Everything went smooth. I was particularly pleased with Galway and Dublin, but don't ask me to choose between the other areas we visited! The Camden Court, was amazingly situated and I will definitely want more time in Dublin, the next time I visit. Having an aging mum on a walker, limited what we were able to do in Dublin, but the city center is THE place to be, so that is high on my list next trip.
Thanks for everything!
PS-the food, was amazing, even in the little hotel cafe's.The pub grub was equally delicious.
Gary McClinton, Texas, USA
We had a marvelous time!
We had a marvelous time! Everything in Dublin was perfect, including the location of Camden Court. It was so nice to be able to leave the car at the hotel and walk everywhere. The hotel was beautiful and had the most delicious breakfast. Somehow, I managed to get the chef to give me the recipe for his brown bread, which I will make here as soon as I can find the right kind of flour.
One of our very favorite activities was the Doolin Cliff Walks with Pat Sweeney- if anyone is looking for a great way to see the Cliffs of Moher, this walk is much better than going to the visitor center.
Ballyseede Castle was great as it was a central location for a lot of our activities. I would highly recommend Muckross House and the farms for future visitors.
For future trips, you should warn Americans that there really aren't road signs like we are used to. We took a GPS device and we would have been quite lost without it. Once we figured out that sometimes there are signs on the buildings, we were better off, but definitely people should bring some kind of navigation system.
You did a great job booking our trip and you were even right about the driving - it wasn't too bad. We will definitely be coming back and we will be using your agency to put together our next trip.
Thanks again for all your help.
Molly Huskey, USA
We had a wonderful trip. The accommodations were all wonderful and the rental car worked out too. I want you to know that I would highly recommend your services to anyone who asked. We had the best time.
Barbara McCann, USA