Best of Ireland South and West Self-Drive Tour 15 Days

Best of Ireland South and West Self-Drive Tour 15 Days

14 Night Tour From $1,648 pps

Enquire about this tour

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

This tour includes part of the Wild Atlantic Way

Tour Reviews

Send us a review

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!
Thank you.

Carol Kromer, Olympia, Washington, USA

Will have these memories forever....

Dear Aisling,

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!

Hi Gillian

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.

Thanks,

Regina

Regina Gill, New Jersey, USA

Aisling,

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

Jon Stebbins, Richmond, Vermont, USA

Entire country is more scenic than the best travel posters

Gillian,

Thanks for the great planning you did for our recent trip to Ireland. Before we called you, we had a definite route of places we wanted to see. You made all the B & B reservations, with some of the most delightful proprietors we've ever come across, arranged the car rental, sent a detailed list of "must see sites," and took all the worry and work out of planning the trip of a lifetime. You did so well, I suspect you might have had a hand in scheduling the choir from the high school I coached at for 13 years, to be singing at Kylemore Abbey at the exact time we stopped to visit! Now that was an incredible surprise!
 
In any case, we loved everything about the trip and have recommended your services to everyone we talk to about it. One neighbour who has made several trips said that
 
“Ireland is the one country where the entire country is more scenic than the best
travel posters." We agree.
 
Thank you for making sure our only worries were to stay on the correct side of the road.
 
Sincerely,
 
Joan and Dennis Gilbert

Joan and Dennis Gilbert, Illinois, USA

Share This Tour:

E-mail