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Ireland Ultimate Irish Explorer via Road Trip

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Marvel in this two-week Road Trip that starts in Dublin and works its way counterclockwise around the entire country before landing in proximity to Dublin airport on the final day. Visit ancient city walls, relish stunning coastal scenery, view megalithic monuments and enjoy traditional Irish music by an open fire in a pub...and that's just for the first four days!...

Marvel in this two-week Road Trip that starts in Dublin and works its way counterclockwise around the entire country before landing in proximity to Dublin airport on the final day. Visit ancient city walls, relish stunning coastal scenery, view megalithic monuments and enjoy traditional Irish music by an open fire in a pub...and that's just for the first four days!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Ireland

Your holiday begins...
• Private transfer from Dublin Airport to your
   hotel in the city centre 
• Visit Trinity College, Dublin Castle, The Guinness
   Storehouse and more

Visited:
Dublin

Day 2: Traditional Dublin Experiences

Cultural delights...
• Visit one of Dublin’s museums before taking a
   stroll around the Temple Bar District
• Indulge in a Guinness and some traditional Irish
   food at one of the many authentic Irish pubs

Visited:
Dublin

Day 3: Newgrange and Belfast

5-star luxury...
• Visit the site of Newgrange before lunch, then
   explore the small fishing village of Carlingford  
• Venture on into Northern Ireland and enter
   Belfast where you can experience Belfast Castle
• Also visit Cave Hill and Titanic Belfast before
   retiring for the evening at the 5-star luxury hotel

Visited:
Newgrange Carlingford

Day 4: Giant’s Causeway and Derry

Wonderful Irish heritage...
• Appreciate the picturesque landscapes of the
   Glens of Antrim as you venture west 
• Take a walk across the famous Carrick-a-Rede
   Rope Bridge
• Explore the magnificent coastal grounds of
   Dunluce Castle en route to Derry 

Visited:
Giant’s Causeway Derry

Day 5: Glenveagh National Park

A circular trip...
• Make your way southwest to the seaside town of
   Donegal 
• Admire the views from the Slieve League Cliffs and
   wander the grounds of Glenveagh National Park  
• Stop for a meal or tea in Killybegs before travelling to your hotel in
Donegal.

Visited:
Donegal Derry

Day 6: Mohill, County Leitrim

An authentic Irish castle hotel...
• Continue southwest on your journey, admiring
   the scenic splendour of the coastal landscape  
• Make stops at the Glencare Waterfall, Carrowmore
   and Boyle Abbey  
• Travel to county Mayo and retire for the evening in a beautiful Manor Hotel.

Visited:
County Leitrim Sligo

Day 7: Achill Island and County Mayo

Journeying westward...
• Travel west towards the coast and experience the
   magic of Achill Island   
• Embrace and delight in the peaceful serenity of
   Croagh Patrick   
• Finally, settle into your room at the hotel in
   Westport for the evening

Visited:
Achill Island County Mayo

Day 8: Connemara National Park

Incredible landscapes...
• Travel to County Galway and explore all that it has to offer
• Experience Connemara National Park and
   Kylemore Abbey   
• Drive along the Sky Road to absorb e scenic landscapes before driving toy our Galway hotel.

Visited:
Galway

Day 9:  Doolin, County Clare

A day of country...
• Travel southward and visit the lunar-like Burren
Region
• Stop to relish the megalithic monument that is Poulnabrone Dolmen
• Continue along the Wild Atlantic Way and relish
   the natural wonders that are the Cliffs of Moher   

Visited:
Doolin County Clare

Day 10: Bunratty and Adare Heritage Village

Natural stone wonders...
• Experience the authentic Irish castle of
   Bunratty  
• Pay a visit to Adare Heritage Village for lunch
   before reaching beautiful Killarney

Visited:
Bunratty Adare

Day 11: Ross Castle and Killarney National Park

Enjoy the scenery along the famous Ring of Kerry...
• A mythical and unspoilt region in the south west of Ireland that has been attracting visitors for hundreds of years
• Discover Ross Castle before embarking on a
   visually satisfying road trip to Kenmare 
• Stop for lunch in Kenmare before more
   spectacular scenery at Killarney National Park  

Visited:
Ross Castle Killarney

Day 12: County Kerry and its Wonders

Another day of glorious scenery...
• Immerse yourself in the magical scenery that
   makes up beautiful County Kerry  
• Venture into Dingle by way of Conor Pass  
• Spend the afternoon taking in the sights,
   including Slea Head

Visited:
County Kerry

Day 13: Heading Up To ​Kilkenny

Famous Kilkenny Castle...
• Experience the dramatic views of County
   Tipperary’s Glen of Aherlow  
• Head north to stop at the magnificent Rock of
   Cashel before reaching Kilkenny
• Take a trip to Kilkenny castle before spending the
   night in Marble City

Visited:
Kilkenny

Day 14: Avoca Village and Glendalough

Your final day in Ireland...
• Venture beyond Kilkenny County into County     
   Wicklow and stop at Glendalough 
• Land at the Avoca Village for a little lunch and
   exploration  
• Feast on some traditional Irish food in Kilkenny
   on your final night in Ireland

Visited:
Avoca Glendalough

Day 15: Time To Leave Ireland!

We've loved having you...
• Return to Dublin airport at least two hours prior
   to your scheduled flight
• After check-in, browse the array of stores, bars,
   cafes and shops at “The Loop”
• Thank you for coming, we hope to see you again

Visited:
Dublin

Dublin Newgrange Carlingford Giant’s Causeway Derry Donegal County Leitrim Sligo Achill Island County Mayo Galway Doolin County Clare Bunratty Adare Ross Castle Killarney County Kerry Kilkenny Avoca Glendalough

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,760 / 15 days
Excluding international flights
2 Persons
Price per person in Peak Season (July / August) £1,760
For other periods and group sizes, please enquire

Included in price:

  • 10-nights of 3- and 4-star hotels, 2 nights in an authentic B&B, and 2 nights in a manor hotel
  • Private airport transfer to the city centre hotel on Day 1
  • 14 Full Irish Breakfasts
  • 13 days car hire (car category F) pick up in Dublin City on Day 3, drop off at Dublin Airport (cardetails: 4 passengers, 2 large suitcases, 1 small suitcase, automatic transmission)

Not included in price:

  • International flights
  • Suggested Visits

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