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2022 Southern Gems Self-Drive - 7 Days/6 Nights

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ireland

Cities Visited

Dublin , Kinsale , Shannon

  1. Day 1
    Dublin Independent Sightseeing
    Begin your trip with a day of sightseeing in Dublin. Take a Hop On Hop Off bus tour, and see all the city's highlights with the freedom to stop off and 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
    Dublin Independent Sightseeing Taylors Three Rock
    Continue your adventure on a Hop On Hop Off bus tour - or you might decide to take a train or bus out of the city to see some of Dublin's charming coastal villages and seaside suburbs, like Howth and Dalkey. Splendid ocean views, excellent seafood and lovely streetscapes await you. This evening head out for an evening to dine on Irish specialities and take in a lively show at Taylors Three Rock Pub. (B, D)
  3. Day 3
    Blarney Castle | Kinsale
    Pick up your Hertz rental car and travel to Blarney Castle, climb the winding staircase to kiss the famous stone and see if the legend is true - will it give you the gift of eloquence? Stroll the acres of gardens and parklands. Drive on to Kinsale, a picturesque old fishing town now known for art galleries and gourmet food. Explore its historic streets, once besieged by the Spanish Armada, before dinner in your hotel. (B, D)
  4. Day 4
    Killarney | Dingle
    Savor your morning in Kinsale, strolling along the scenic harbor or shopping in the bookshops and art galleries. Drive on to Killarney, perhaps you will choose to travel via scenic West Cork route and experience the beautiful Healy Pass. Arrive in the bustling and friendly town of Killarney to enjoy and explore. You might choose to visit Moriarty's in the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Continue on to the charming town of Dingle, where you will dine at your hotel. (B, D)
  5. Day 5
    Slea Head | Blasket Centre| Dingle
    Set out on the Slea Head Loop one of Ireland's most beautiful drives, through scenic ocean and mountain vistas. Visit the Blasket Centre in Dunquin to learn about the Blasket Islands, visible off the coast. Abandoned in 1954, they were once a lively outpost of traditional culture and language. Return to Dingle and take the rest of the day to wander and dine as you wish in this quant harbor village. You might visit Murphy's Ice Cream, known for their distinctive flavors like Orange Marmalade, Brown Bread and Dingle Gin. (B)
  6. Day 6
    Foynes Flying Museum | Cliffs of Moher | Medieval Castle Banquet
    Visit the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum, which reveals the pivotal role a small Irish village played in the early days of transatlantic air travel. Drive to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Walk along the cliff path for wonderous views of the ocean and the miles of cliffs. Enjoy an evening at a medieval-style banquet in an authentic Irish castle. (B, D)
  7. Day 7
    Tour Ends in Shannon
    Your tour ends after breakfast. Drive to Shannon Airport and return your rental car. (B)

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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: Southern Gems Self-Drive - 7 Days/6 Nights land tour

The Gibson Hotel
The Gibson is a highly stylish, contemporary hotel in the heart of Dublin`s new cultural hub. Calmi...

Kinsale Hotel & Spa
The modern property offers luxurious details in all bedrooms and delightful public spaces while staf...

Dingle Skellig Hotel
This modern hotel offers guest rooms in elegant color combinations with all facilities. Dine in the ...

Dingle Skellig Hotel
This modern hotel offers guest rooms in elegant color combinations with all facilities. Dine in the ...

Oakwood Hotel
This traditional hotel features dark wood and classical furnishings throughout. 101 spacious bedroom...

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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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