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2022 Irish Adventure Self-Drive - 9 Days/8 Nights

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ireland , North Ireland

Cities Visited

Derry , Dublin , Galway , Killarney , Waterford

  1. Day 1
    Independent Dublin Sightseeing
    Your tour begins with a day of independent sightseeing in Dublin. Take a Hop On Hop Off bus tour, and see all the city's highlights with the freedom to stop off to explore further as you please. Your Hop On Hop Off bus ticket also gives you admission to the Little Museum of Dublin, an old Georgian townhouse with a fantastic collection of 5,000 objects telling the story of the city. Plus, you will have a voucher to admit you to one of Dublin's top attraction
  2. Day 2
    Glendalough | Dunbrody Famine Ship | Waterford
    Pick up your Hertz rental car and head out of Dublin, enjoying the delightful scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough. Explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. Walk through the deep valley to view the picturesque ruins of a round tower, churches, and Celtic crosses. Head southeast to the Dunbrody Famine Ship, an authentic reproduction of an 1840's vessel that brought desperate Irish emigrants fleeing famine to the New World. Continue on to the city of Waterford, and begin to explore this historic port city before dinner at your hotel. (B, D)
  3. Day 3
    Waterford Crystal | Cobh | Blarney Castle
    See skilled artisans create crystal masterpieces during your visit to the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Travel to Cobh a charming harbor town that was the last port of call for the Titanic in 1912 Condé Nast recently named it as one of the 25 most beautiful small towns in Europe, praising 'its row of candy colored homes along the water and towering cathedral, standing sentry over the harbor'. Millions of emigrants left that harbor in the 19th and 20th centuries, when it was the main point of embarkation for ships going to America. Proceed on to Blarney, to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence” or explore the tranquil gardens. Journey west through rugged countryside and settle in to your centrally located hotel in Killarney, where you will have dinner (B, D)
  4. Day 4
    Ring of Kerry Drive | Killarney
    Discover Ireland's most popular scenic drive, the winding Ring of Kerry, with its stunning views of mountains and seascapes. In the beautiful Gap of Dunloe, you might choose to stop off at our CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, Moriarty's. Along the way, spend a little time in the village of Sneem, one of Ireland's most charming and colorful villages, and stop at Moll's Gap, a scenic viewpoint with spectacular vistas. In Killarney, your evening is free to spend as you wish, with perhaps a visit to one of the town's lively pubs, some with traditional music. (B)
  5. Day 5
    Cliffs of Moher | Galway
    Head north to County Clare this morning. You'll drive through the austere limestone beauty of the Burren on your way to view the Cliffs of Moher, which soar almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of these dramatic cliffs to O'Brien's Tower for great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Head to Galway and experience the buzz of this thriving, artistic city with its winding medieval streets, appealing shops, and busy pubs, many with music. Dine in your hotel this evening. (B, D)
  6. Day 6
    Donegal | Derry
    Drive through some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery as you head north to Donegal. You might choose to stop at Triona Design, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, in Donegal town - a busy shopping town famed for its beautiful woollens and tweeds, many woven from the wool of local sheep. Proceed to Derry, and discover this ancient walled city, long known for its tumultuous history but now a thriving artistic hub. As you explore, you will see the Peace Bridge, erected in 2011 and uniting tow communities who were previously in conflict, and the many murals throughout the city that illustrate moments of history from both communities' perspectives. Enjoy dinner in your hotel (B, D)
  7. Day 7
    Giant's Causeway | Titanic Belfast | Dublin
    Explore the northern coastline and the Giant's Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns that arise out of the sea. Science tells us there were formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago - but legend says they were built by Finn MacCool, a local giant, in order to reach a Scottish foe. Head to Belfast, and visit Titanic Belfast to discover the fascinating story of the ill-fated ocean liner, built in the nearby docks. Head south to your hotel in Dublin (B)
  8. Day 8
    Dublin Sightseeing
    Spend a relaxing day enjoying Dublin independently, with its 18th century Georgian houses, with brightly painted doors, tranquil parks and historic O'Connell Street. Or go for a drive to see some of Ireland's coastal villages and seaside suburbs. Dalkey, Malahide, Dun Laoghaire and Howth are all worth a visit, with plenty of fantastic seafood restaurants, historic castles and amazing vistas awaiting you. Dine independently this evening. (B)
  9. Day 9
    Tour Ends in Dublin
    Your tour ends after breakfast. Drive to the airport and drop off your rental car. (B)

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Inclusions

Health and Safety Protocols for CIE Tours

Before You Arrive

Because rules and guidelines vary from country to country and are continually changing, before you travel, we will provide you with the most up-to-date information to ensure you are informed about protocols in your destination.

Most airlines have announced new procedures including requiring flight attendants to wear masks, sanitizing all surfaces between flights and having seating configurations that allow for physical distancing. We recommend visiting your airline's website for specific information on their policies.

On the Road
  • For guests who elect to go on a group tour, the majority of our departures will be small groups, with a number of empty seats on coaches to allow guests to space out for a more comfortable experience. For those who prefer an even smaller group and more independence, we have an extensive offering of private driver and self-drive options. While specific protocols will vary from location to location, some general guidelines will be followed:
  • The interiors of our coaches will be sanitized daily, including regular cleaning of high-touch areas and surfaces. Scheduled stops will facilitate frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer will be available at all times.
  • At hotels, guest rooms will be disinfected thoroughly between stays and common areas such as lobbies, elevators, restaurants and fitness centers will be cleaned continuously throughout each day.
  • When visiting attractions, all appropriate local safety precautions will be followed, and guests may be rotated in smaller sub-groups when necessary.
  • Social distancing will be incorporated in some form in most activities and visits. Teams are working hard to make this as seamless as possible, ensuring your comfort and security.
Our Team

Our Tour Directors are not only local experts but are also trained to handle a variety of unexpected situations - including illnesses and emergencies. They will be thoroughly trained on enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures, and will ensure that guests know what to expect every step of the way. If any issues arise, we have systems and protocols in place and the Tours Directors also have extensive local support to assist.

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Accommodations

Package: Irish Adventure Self-Drive - 9 days/8 Nights land tour

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane
This contemporary hotel combines stylish modern luxury with excellent service and warm hospitality. ...

Dooley's Hotel Waterford
This charming family-run hotel offers a warm welcome to all guests. It blends a traditional façade a...

International Hotel
The International Hotel is a historic building built in the mid-1800s, and is located close to Killa...

International Hotel
The International Hotel is a historic building built in the mid-1800s, and is located close to Killa...

Ardilaun Hotel
This traditional and elegant hotel with beautifully landscaped gardens offers luxurious accommodatio...

Everglades Hotel
This hotel has a host of features to make any stay comfortable and inviting. Experience bistro dinin...

The Croke Park Hotel
This modern hotel offers 232 spacious and comfortable guestrooms, all offering a tranquil environmen...

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

CIE Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
Accommodations
4.1
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 1962 reviews about CIE Tours - currently showing 15 reviews with comments only

The trip was wonderful. This is our second CIE tour and totally enjoyed both and highly recommend.

Fantastic trip, more than I was expecting.

We greatly enjoyed this tour. The itinerary covered a lot of fabulous places to see, the accommodations were excellent, and the tour guide/coach driver was very entertaining and informative. We will definitely consider CIE and Affordable Tours in booking our next vacation. Thanks!

I expected more hands on guidance in the choice of pubs, more going as a group. However I liked very much our driver/guide, Matt Nolan. His manner was very pleasant, his introductions to the areas we visited and history talks were just enough, and he was skilled driver on the narrow roads. Time on the bus was calm and quiet which seemed to suit us. He managed all the travel details professionally.

Exceeded my expectations. Wonderful accommodations, very interactive experience with the tour stops.

Wonderful experience, we are looking forward to booking another tour.

Price very reasonable. Nice accommodations. Great tours and good amount of free time.

It was a great experience from beginning to end.

I would highly recommend CIE Tours. The tour, accommodations and food were excellent. Our driver, David, was the best!

2nd trip with CIE. both were up to expectations. good drivers and guides. good selection of places to tour.

This was a great tour with lots of included activities. CIE was very accommodating and helpful.

CIE is a very solid tour company. This was our third trip with CIE and we have toured with five other companies, all well known. CIE is not the cheapest, but the quality is excellent and there are no optional excursions. Everything is included in the price. This means they stick to popular tour options. Optional excursions offer the chance to customize the tour or to opt out of some selections. There were no CIE scheduled attractions that we would have left out. Service and organization were very sound as always.

Our driver/ guide, Murt, made the whole experience very enjoyable. He had a great sense of humor, provided interesting stories & historical events and gave us the best amount of time each day to see all the events on our schedule.

CIE was great. Tour Director was wonderful.

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