Best of Ireland Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
7 Night Tour From $1,131 pps
This tour arrives into and departs from Dublin, but can be customised to include Shannon as an arrival/departure point.
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
We had a marvelous time!
We had a marvelous time! Everything in Dublin was perfect, including the location of Camden Court. It was so nice to be able to leave the car at the hotel and walk everywhere. The hotel was beautiful and had the most delicious breakfast. Somehow, I managed to get the chef to give me the recipe for his brown bread, which I will make here as soon as I can find the right kind of flour.
One of our very favorite activities was the Doolin Cliff Walks with Pat Sweeney- if anyone is looking for a great way to see the Cliffs of Moher, this walk is much better than going to the visitor center.
Ballyseede Castle was great as it was a central location for a lot of our activities. I would highly recommend Muckross House and the farms for future visitors.
For future trips, you should warn Americans that there really aren't road signs like we are used to. We took a GPS device and we would have been quite lost without it. Once we figured out that sometimes there are signs on the buildings, we were better off, but definitely people should bring some kind of navigation system.
You did a great job booking our trip and you were even right about the driving - it wasn't too bad. We will definitely be coming back and we will be using your agency to put together our next trip.
Thanks again for all your help.
Molly Huskey, USA
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
Thanks for helping us have a great visit!
Our tour worked out really well, we were very pleased with all the B&B's, particularly the B&Bs in Salt Hill and Blarney. We thoroughly enjoyed our visits to Inishmore, Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, as well as lots of other sites.
I will definitely recommend tourireland.com to anyone interested.
Thanks for helping us have a great visit!
Barbara Muirhead, Canada
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
The scenery is spectacular....
We are back home in the States. We had a wonderful trip to your beautiful country. Thanks for all your work.
The accommodations were nice and the scenery is spectacular! I definitely will come back one day soon. Everything went smooth. I was particularly pleased with Galway and Dublin, but don't ask me to choose between the other areas we visited! The Camden Court, was amazingly situated and I will definitely want more time in Dublin, the next time I visit. Having an aging mum on a walker, limited what we were able to do in Dublin, but the city center is THE place to be, so that is high on my list next trip.
Thanks for everything!
PS-the food, was amazing, even in the little hotel cafe's.The pub grub was equally delicious.
Gary McClinton, Texas, USA
The hotels were fantastic....
My wife and I have just got back from a wonderful holiday arranged by yourselves for my step-son John Ewing.
The hotels were fantastic and were very good and different. It was a very good package. I would like to say "thank you!"
C. 0ldaker, California, USA
The trip was fantastic .....
The first hotel Hotel Kilkenny was great. My family was thrilled with the accommodations. There was a wedding going on and we had a blast. I know you did not have control of the weather, but it was perfect. My nephew never got out of his shorts. On to the next hotel, the Maldron Cork. The location was great. It was a real easy stroll to the main part of town. We were very pleased with the rooms again. Third hotel was Killarney Riverside. Great rooms and a great lobby. It was a good stroll to town, but we easily did it. The next hotel was the Pillo in Galway. Weather managed to stay great until our 2nd day, which we ended up driving toDublin to where the sunshine was. There waiting for us was the Camden Court. This had a great location and it was a very nice hotel. My family could not believe how each hotel was better than the last. The staff at all the hotels were top notch. The vouchers made it so easy. Upon arrival the 5 rooms were ready and I only filled out minimal information for one room. Breakfast at all the hotels was very good. We simply had no complaints about the accommodations. The trip was fantastic and we even got to spend time with our cousins in County Tipperary. We encountered one flat tire on the entire trip. My nephew did not like those big tractors on the back roads. We did try to stay off the motorway as we wanted a more personal experience.
Pat Phelan, North Carolina, USA
I never would have been able to do it without you
Thank you soo much for helping me plan this journey, I never would have been able to do it without you.
Karen Levasseur, New Jersey, USA
Entire country is more scenic than the best travel posters
Joan and Dennis Gilbert, Illinois, USA
We had a wonderful trip!
We had a wonderful trip. It was so nice to have all our stops for the night prearranged. The voucher system worked fantastically. We saw so many wonderful sights and met some really nice people. If you don't have a gps, I would recommend getting detailed instructions on how to find your stopping point for the night. And a double room generally means one bed so if you are not a couple, point that out in advance. The Tour Ireland people are so nice and helpful. I highly recommend them.
Robin Powell-Toothman, Peachtree City, GA, USA
Ireland is truly amazing!
Thanks again Janice..Ireland is truly amazing and Heather and I had the most wonderful time enjoying the scenery, pubs, and of course Dublin. Each recommendation you made was definitely worth it and we appreciate your attention to our needs!
Jennie Gaurkee, Wisconsin, USA
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
Trip of a lifetime
Thanks Tourireland and Gillian for organising our trip to Ireland. We had a fantastic time and came away with lots of fun and happy memories. We just loved loved the amazing scenery, the friendly locals and enjoying a pint of Guinness while listening to traditional Irish music. There's just so much to see and do on the island and so much history to absorb and the Best of Ireland Tour makes sure that you get to see it all. We hope to make a return trip in a few years to relive all the memories!
Sarah & Tom Wilson, New Jersey, USA