Best of Ireland South and West Self-Drive Tour 15 Days
14 Night Tour From $1,597 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.
Wanted you to know what a WONDERFUL job Liz does!
My wife and I just returned from our Fabulous trip to Ireland, and I just wanted you to know ( but you probably already know ) what a WONDERFUL job Liz does!!!! I knew from our first phone conversation that she was "top tier!!!" She is a true professional with 1st class client relations skills!! She covered all the details, and followed up quickly on all our questions and requests, and she is a Very Nice person to boot!! I know many firms in the US that would love to have someone like Liz on their staff.
I also want to mention that the staffs at the Brooks Hotel ( Connor O'Connell in particular. When we left he felt like family!! ), the Abbeyglen ( Brian Hughes is a consummate gentlemen, and a true character ), and the Cahernane ( loved this hotel!! And Mary was the exceptionally helpful ) were all Fantastic in our eyes!!! We can't wait to return with our entire Family next trip!!
I will be directing friends & Family planning a trip to Ireland to contact Liz 1st before they make any other calls!!! Have a great weekend.
Jim Carey, Georgia, USA
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
Enjoyed every minute of our stay......
First let me say we enjoyed every minute of our stay in your lovely country. Everything went smoothly. It would be hard to select one place we stayed as above the others, all were outstanding, and the people made us feel very important. Aida and David at St Jude’s B&B in Rathmines made us feel like family. The suites at the Tower Hotel in Waterford made us want to stay in and not explore Waterford. Hayfield Manor House in Cork made us feel like we were among the elite people of the world, everyone learned our names and room numbers, and they worried about us finding everything we wanted both in the hotel and the city. Each person took time to assist us. After Cork, we moved off into the beautiful Irish country-side, and took many of our favorite photos. We were blessed to have taken a GPS from Hertz, as we wandered and several times needed assistance to get back on track. The Malton was crowded, since we arrived on Saturday evening, and many people were there for the weekend, plus it was raining and guests did not want to go out. We ventured out and found that the rain was centered over Killarney, and we had great weather touring the Dingle Peninsula. We took a side trip to Tuam to visit and old friend, then returned back to Dromoland for our next stay. Breathtaking is all we could say, it was my mother-in-laws dream come true. After two glorious days in Dromoland, we then returned to St Jude’s where David offered us a family-style welcome.
The trip was all we could have expected, and if we ever plan a trip to Ireland again, we will call you.
Thank you Gillian you helped our dreams come true.
Mike Walsh, Virginia, USA
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
We are back in New Zealand, and over the jet-lag. We kept our promise, and brought along some good weather for our recent trip to Ireland. Hope some of the sunshine stayed behind when we left!
Our trip went well, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Never got lost, with beautiful weather around the Ring of Kerry. We could see "the sun go down on Galway Bay " and nearly got blown off the Cliffs of Moher! Met Molly Malone in Dublin, and it was good to see the places so well known from the old Irish songs.
The overnight accommodation in Swords , the night before our departure, was a pleasant surprise : the best on our trip.
Thanks again for your help in organizing our trip.
Andre & Suzanne Smith
Andre & Suzanne Smith, New Zealand
A very enjoyable 11 days
Just to thank you for organizing our recent trip, which went well.
All the B&Bs were of a high standard, with great Irish hospitality. I should particularly mention Beniska House in Killarney, where Gene and Margaret Moriarty went that extra mile to be friendly and welcoming.
We took up a lot of suggestions in the itinerary (thanks), and swapped some of them for ideas of our own. It was good to have the important stuff organized but with freedom to explore where we wanted.
Overall, a very enjoyable 11 days which has left an impression of a country with stunning scenery, interesting history and friendly people.