Best of Ireland South and West Self-Drive Tour 15 Days
14 Night Tour From $1,598 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 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
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 wonderful time exploring Ireland.
The trip was fantastic! We had a wonderful time exploring Ireland. We found the accommodations to be lovely, the people were friendly, the food was delicious, and the scenery was gorgeous. We were in awe of the history of the Rock of Cashel, Bunratty Castle, and Blarney Castle. We had a great itinerary, thanks to Liz at Tour Ireland and the staff at our hotels, who directed us to local points of interest we may not have found otherwise. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer, so we plan to return someday.
Thank you so much for helping us plan our vacation. We loved our time in Ireland, and have already started considering another visit, which we hope can be longer than this one.
Sandy Drake, Virginia, USA
I will always bear a piece of Ireland with me
Many thanks! We were extremely satisfied with the trip. It was truly a taste of the fantastic country called Ireland. The guide Patrick was extremely knowledgeable and brought the experience to an ever higher level. On top of this we had a stunning weather that not even Greece could match! As my mother put it when we came home "This was the trip of my life and I will always bear a piece of Ireland with me in my heart"! All in all we are very satisfied and can strongly recommend others to book this trip!
Jimmy Engstrom, Sweden
Two weeks ago our three couples returned from a magically, amazing 10 days in Ireland. Prior to our departure we often contacted Allison with questions about itinerary, insurance, etc. Allison always responded promptly and with insight. With her assistance we collectively built an itinerary. Bright and early one morning in Dublin, our driver, Mike, appeared in his shiny 'bus' for the six of us. To say that our 'ride' was immaculate and constantly drew stares, would be an understatement.
Mike then led us, befriended us, on a beautiful tour of southern island.
All of our desired sites we had set up with Allison were visited. Along the way anecdotal stories about the countryside were revealed. On some occasions Mike sang to us. At lunch time Mike would always make a suggestion about where to go, often joining us. Likewise, at dinner, Mike always made suggestions about places to eat, even making reservations for us! Of course we visited all of our desired sites we had set up through Allison. Yet there were others that did not appear on the itinerary but 'were in the neighborhood' that left lasting memories, perhaps sprinkled with some laughter.
None of our group had ever been on a chaffered tour. All six of us would heartily endorse the experiences and the company that led us to enjoy them. To Allison and Mike, thank-you and we wish you all the best.
David and Mary Lou Knight, Hanover, PA