Best of Ireland South Self-Drive Tour

Best of Ireland South Self-Drive Tour

14 Night Tour From $1,497 pps

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


Making sure you have enough time to fully explore each region in Ireland can be a tough task. But with the Best of Ireland South 15 days (14 nights) tour you can take your time as your move from region to region.

This comprehensive tour of southern Ireland from the west coast to the east, along the south and through the Irish midlands, ensures that you never feel rushed as you go about discovering the stunning sights of each region.

You’ll start your tour in Shannon and then travel south into Kerry where you’ll enjoy the scenic delights of both the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. After that you’ll be on your way along the southern coast from Cork to Waterford, before pushing north through Ireland’s medieval capital (Kilkenny City). From here you’re in the perfect place to take in the Wicklow, before arriving in Dublin City, where you’ll have ample time to explore all Ireland’s bustling capital. The next leg of your journey will take you through the Irish midlands and back towards the west coast where you can delve into a series of fantastic regions from Mayo to Connemara, Galway and finally back to Clare.

This tour is perfect if you want to take things at your own pace, see all of southern Ireland’s most loved attractions and maybe even find a piece of hidden Ireland for yourself.

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 City- Ireland’s medieval capital is complete with winding narrow streets and a long history
  • The Ring of Kerry- Ireland’s most popular scenic routes with fields of a thousand greens and dazzling coastal views
  • Cliffs of Moher- Stand on the precipices of Europe and inhale the salty goodness of the wild Atlantic winds
  • The Burren- This karst like landscape is a unique eco-system on Ireland’s west coast
  • The Connemara Region- Situated on the west coast, Connemara has an unspoiled and calming natural beauty
  • Newgrange- Constructed over 5,000 years ago it is older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt

Overnights for this Tour

  • Kerry for 3 nights
  • Cork for 1 night
  • Waterford for 1 night
  • Kilkenny for 1 night
  • Dublin for 3 nights
  • Mayo for 2 nights
  • Galway for 2 nights
  • Clare for 1 night

What's included in this Tour

  • 14 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 Shannon, Limerick and Adare
  2. Day 2: The Dingle Peninsula
  3. Day 3: The Ring of Kerry
  4. Day 4: Cork City and the Blarney Stone
  5. Day 5: Waterford and Lismore
  6. Day 6: Kilkenny City
  7. Day 7: Dublin via Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains
  8. Day 8:Dublin City
  9. Day 9: Newgrange and the Boyne Valley
  10. Day10: The Irish Midlands
  11. Day 11: Mayo
  12. Day 12: The Connemara Region
  13. Day 13: Galway City
  14. Day 14: The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher
  15. Day 15: Departure from Shannon

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

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