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2022 Irish Odyssey Self-Drive - 12 Days/11 Nights

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ireland , North Ireland

Cities Visited

Cork , Derry , Dublin , Galway , Killarney , Kingscourt , Trim

  1. Day 1
    Dublin Sightseeing
    Welcome to Dublin. Today you will use your voucher to tour Dublin on a Hop On, Hop Off bus tour. See all the sights of this vibrant city, including its Georgian squares, Christchurch Cathedral, Grafton Street shops, the River Liffey, stopping off when and as often as you wish.
  2. Day 2
    Dublin Sightseeing | Taylors Three Rock Pub
    Today you will be totally free to explore the city as you wish, continuing to use your Hop On Hop Off bus ticket. You will also have a voucher you can use to visit your choice of one of these top Dublin attraction
  3. Day 3
    House of Waterford Crystal | Cork
    Pick up your Hertz rental car and begin your driving adventure by heading south. At the House of Waterford Crystal, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, experience a tour of the factory and watch skilled artisans cut crystal into sparkling masterpieces. Continue along the coast to Cork, Ireland's second largest city, where you will dine in your riverside hotel. (B, D)
  4. Day 4
    Blarney Castle | Killarney
    Perhaps stroll through the English Market, where vendors have been selling local and artisanal foods since 1788. Take a short drive to visit Blarney Castle where you can climb the winding stairs to kiss its famed stone, or stroll the gardens. Head to Kenmare, a tranquil country town of art galleries, craft shops and gourmet eateries. Continue on your way to Killarney, stopping at Moll's Gap to enjoy the splendid views. Dine in your hotel this evening. (B, D)
  5. Day 5
    Jaunting Car Ride | Dingle Peninsula
    Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate and see Lough Leane, the largest of Killarney's lakes. You might choose to visit Moriarty's at the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Travel to the scenic Dingle Peninsula for views of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach, and rocky headlands. You might choose to drive the Slea Head loop to enjoy more spectacular scenery or spend time in the charming town of Dingle. Alternatively, you could drive the Ring of Kerry, Ireland's most famous scenic drive. Dine independently this evening. (B)
  6. Day 6
    Cliffs of Moher | Galway
    Drive to the Cliffs of Moher, soaring 700 feet above the Atlantic. Check out the visitor center and then walk along the top of the cliffs, enjoying dramatic views across to Connemara and the Aran Islands. Drive through the austere limestone beauty of the Burren, continuing on to the vibrant city of Galway. Browse the shops along the pedestrianized High Street, visit the City Museum or the Galway Arts Centre, or people watch as you sip coffee on Quay Street. Dine in your hotel this evening. (B, D)
  7. Day 7
    Connemara Drive | Kylemore Abbey | Corrib Cruise (seasonal)
    Take a drive through Connemara for sweeping views of misty mountains and shimmering lakes. Stop at Kylemore Abbey for a walk through this elegant mansion, set beside a tranquil lake. Return to Galway to take a scenic cruise on Lough Corrib (seasonal from 29 March to 31 October). Spend the rest of the day enjoying Galway as you wish and dining independently. The city is known for its many great restaurants and pubs, and if you are interested in traditional music you are sure to find some. (B)
  8. Day 8
    Belleek Pottery | Derry
    Visit Belleek Pottery for a tour of the factory that creates this distinctive fine china beloved by collectors worldwide. Follow the Atlantic shore to Donegal town, where you might choose to visit a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner, Triona Design. Continue on through the majestic Barnesmore Gap to Derry, a city known for its turbulent history but now home to a thriving arts scene. Dine in your hotel this evening. (B, D)
  9. Day 9
    Giant's Causeway | Walled City Brewery
    Explore the Giant's Causeway, huge hexagonal columns formed over 60 million years ago. Local lore says legendary Finn McCool built the causeway as his path to battle a Scottish enemy. Back in Derry, take a walk across the Peace Bridge, which unites two areas historically divided by identity. Dine at the Walled City Brewery Restaurant, a family owned gastropub in a historic former army barracks, enjoy a drink with your dinner and a flight of 4 of the brewery's beers to taste. (B, D)
  10. Day 10
    Belfast | Titanic Belfast | Cabra Castle
    Head to Belfast and visit Titanic Belfast to learn the story of the ill-fated ocean liner in the city where it was built. Travel to Kingscourt and your castle hotel, built in 1760 and situated on 100 acres of gardens and parklands. You might want to arrive in the afternoon to give you time to enjoy this luxurious property. Dine in the Court restaurant this evening. (B, D)
  11. Day 11
    Knightsbrook Hotel Trim
    Travel to Trim, County Meath - a beautiful town with a rich legacy of medieval buildings. The town is dominated by the medieval Trim Castle, used as a filming location for the film 'Braveheart', near the castle is one of the oldest bridges in Ireland, still in use after 700 years. You might choose to walk around the town on the self-guided Trim Historic Trail, which takes about one hour, follow the historical signs from the Visitor Centre and see the ancient town gates, the remains of the old leper hospital, the Echo Gate and the Tomb of the Jealous Man and Woman. Dine in your hotel this evening. (B, D)
  12. Day 12
    Tour Ends in Trim
    Your program ends after breakfast. Drop your rental car at Dublin Airport. (B)

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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 Odyssey Self-Drive -12 Days/11 Nights land tour

Herbert Park Hotel
This modern, bright property offers guests style and comfort with modern amenities. The bright, cont...

The River Lee Hotel
This hotel offers modern design combined with warmth, charm and great facilities. The spacious lobby...

Killarney Plaza Hotel
Overlooking Killarney National Park, this classic hotel is within 5 minute walk from the town center...

Killarney Plaza Hotel
Overlooking Killarney National Park, this classic hotel is within 5 minute walk from the town center...

The Galmont Hotel & Spa
Established in 2001 in Galway City Centre, The Galmont is one of Ireland's FINEST 4 star hotels. Jus...

The Galmont Hotel & Spa
Established in 2001 in Galway City Centre, The Galmont is one of Ireland's FINEST 4 star hotels. Jus...

City Hotel, Derry
This modern hotel features an open-plan lobby opening out to Thompson's Restaurant and Coppins Bar. ...

City Hotel, Derry
This modern hotel features an open-plan lobby opening out to Thompson's Restaurant and Coppins Bar. ...

Grand Central Hotel Belfast
Grand Central Hotel is a modern upscale hotel that is the tallest building in Belfast. The 300 conte...

Cabra Castle Hotel
Located in Kingscourt outside of Dublin, the Cabra Castle Hotel was built in 1760 and has high ceili...

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CIE Tours Customer Reviews

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Accommodations
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Itinerary
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Professional Staff
4.6
Repeat with Operator
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Value for Money
4.3

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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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