Best of Ireland South and West Self-Drive Tour 15 Days
14 Night Tour From $1,648 pps
This tour arrives into and departs from Dublin, but it can be customised to include Shannon as an arrival/departure point.
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 ended too soon....
My son and I had a lovely time in Ireland. Our only complaint was that it ended too soon and we wished we had time to see more. We especially love the Gorman’s at their bed and breakfast. They arranged a Ring of Kerry tour for us who came and picked us up at the bed and breakfast.
At first the driving was a little much, but each day I got more confident and the GPS and my son helped me to stay focused. We loved the town of Kinsale and wished we could have stayed there. Dublin was a fantastic city. We were very happy with our Ring of Kerry tour also. Cork showed us what a real working town looked like.
All of our accommodations were great.
Here's a picture of us celebrating our successful drive with no incidents!
Carol Kromer, Olympia, Washington, USA
Will have these memories forever....
Our first day in Ennis was met with a lovely hotel called “The Old Ground Hotel” great food and drink. The people truly make you feel welcome, and it was one of the best places to stay. We walked through the beautiful town and enjoyed all the sights. The relaxed feeling, people and accommodations were a perfect start to our vacation. Our tour was even better once we departed onto our journey with our tour guide, Joe and bus driver Anthony. They were a great team; with jokes, stories, knowledge, history, and so much more. They truly made everyone feel that they were special and totally at ease. If you had any questions, they had the answers.
The sights, the landscape from one end of the country to the other was breath-taking. The history, knowledge, myths, jokes and just explanations of how the Irish families work the land made every word spoken - amazing. We enjoyed guided tours full of history and wisdom, as well the evening of “Food, Folklore and Fairies” with Johnny Daly was truly a fun and entertaining night. The sheep tour was truly a relaxing fun time on the farm. It took you back to a more restful time, fresh biscuits and homemade jams were definitely enjoyed by all. The afternoon of poetry at Broc House was refreshing, especially for someone to invite you into their own home and share a homemade lunch and beautiful poetry by Yeats. The Medieval dinner was when everyone could let go and just have fun joining into the storyline. Glenveagh National park was beautiful as you walked through the gardens. Blarney Castle was a beautiful walk and day trip. My husband managed to climb the stairs and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence”. I walked the gardens and enjoyed speaking to others enjoying the same experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the Jaunting car we rode to Ross Castle and the stories and jokes.
The hotels were very nice and food was great! We had a Whiskey tour, Guinness tour, and learned to make Irish coffee. The castles, ruins, churches and many other stops kept us going all day. We had our own time to enjoy shopping, or more sightseeing. The end of the day most of us would get a drink and sit and relax at the bar, or outside in the beautiful weather. We only experienced one day of rain, the 11 days that followed were +25 to + 30 degrees Celsius. This is not what most would expect from Ireland. However, being used to these lovely temperatures in Canada we managed quite well. I believe the only complaint was the unexpected warm temperatures.
My thank-you to all involved, in providing both my husband and myself with a beautiful 25th Wedding Anniversary trip, that we will not soon forget. We took over 3000 pictures and will have these memories forever. Aisling you are truly remarkable and I thank-you for all your assistance.
Stella & Robin Hughes, Nova Scotia Canada
I would truly recommend this 12 day Tour to anyone I know, and already have.
Stella & Robin Hughes,, Nova Scotia, Canada
We had a FABULOUS time!
Just wanted to say thanks again for your help organizing our tour. We had a FABULOUS time! I would highly recommend CIE tours and in particular our tour guide Pat, who saw to every detail and treated us like family.
Every aspect of the tour worked out perfectly.
Regina Gill, New Jersey, USA
Thanks for the follow-up email. We had a wonderful time in Ireland, and really enjoyed our trip. Our accommodations were seamless and served us well. We came home and felt like we wanted to go back for another trip. Thank you for all of your help in setting this up and making it happen.
Jon Stebbins, Richmond, Vermont, USA
Entire country is more scenic than the best travel posters
Joan and Dennis Gilbert, Illinois, USA