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2022 Best of Ireland South Self-Drive (Tour A) - 8 Days/7 Nights

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Ireland

Cities Visited

Dublin , Killarney

  1. Day 1
    Dublin Sightseeing
    Pick up your Hertz car on arrival at the airport. Head into the city center, where your trip begins with a day of independent touring 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 one of Dublin's top attraction
  2. Day 2
    Dublin Sightseeing
    Continue sightseeing in Dublin. If you still have vouchers, you can continue exploring the city. Or visit some of the charming coastal villages and seaside suburb
  3. Day 3
    Blarney Castle | Killarney
    Drive through the agricultural midlands to visit Blarney Castle. Climb the winding staircase to kiss the famous 'Stone of Eloquence' or stroll through acres of tranquil gardens. Travel through Macroom and into County Kerry, with its spectacular mountain scenery. Arrive in the friendly town of Killarney, where you will enjoy dinner in your hotel. (B, D)
  4. Day 4
    Dingle Peninsula | Traditional Irish Night in Muckross Schoolhouse
    Discover the glorious Dingle Peninsula, made famous in the movies “Ryan's Daughter” and “Far & Away,” which showcased the wonderful scenery found here. Travel to Slea Head at the westernmost tip of the peninsula for awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean, and stop awhile in the charming town of Dingle. Or you may choose to do the Ring of Kerry, perhaps Ireland's best known scenic drive. Either way you will experience spectacular seascapes and charming villages, with plenty of photo stops along the way. Visit Muckross Schoolhouse, a replica schoolhouse from times past, for a fun evening of traditional entertainment over dinner. (B, D)
  5. Day 5
    Jaunting Car Ride | Adare
    Take a traditional horse-drawn jaunting car through the Killarney National Park to Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate. You may choose to visit Moriarty's at the Gap of Dunloe, a CIE Tours preferred shopping partner. Head to the village of Adare, famous for its main street lined with thatched cottages and colorful gardens. Proceed to County Clare and dinner in your hotel. (B, D)
  6. Day 6
    Cliffs of Moher | Galway
    Travel along the coast of County Clare to view the Cliffs of Moher, which soar almost 700 feet above churning Atlantic swells. Walk along the top of the cliffs to O'Brien's Tower for great views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands. Drive north to Galway to explore this lively, artistic city. Walk through its medieval streetscapes, listen to the buskers performing, enjoy its many shops and cafes. This evening, go to an authentic castle for a medieval-style feast, where lords and ladies will serenade you with music and songs from days of yore. (B, D)
  7. Day 7
    Irish National Stud | Dublin
    Enjoy the scenic Irish countryside on your way to Kildare where you'll visit the home of equine royalty, The Irish National Stud. Here you'll see impeccably bred stallions alongside protective mares, frolicking foals, and athletic yearlings. Stroll around the delightful grounds to explore St. Fiachra's Garden, including its miniature Japanese Gardens. Continue on to Dublin and dine at your choice of one of the many restaurants or pubs scattered throughout the city. (B)
  8. Day 8
    Tour Ends in Dublin Your tour ends after breakfast today. Drive to the airport and drop off your rental car.
    (B) B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner >

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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: Best of Ireland South Self-Drive (Tour A) - 8 days/7 nights Land tour

Talbot Hotel Stillorgan
This hotel offers 150 air-conditioned, modern guest rooms with all conveniences for a comfortable st...

Talbot Hotel Stillorgan
This hotel offers 150 air-conditioned, modern guest rooms with all conveniences for a comfortable st...

Scotts Hotel
The hotel offers 105 spacious guest rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, private bathroom, tea/coffee- making...

Scotts Hotel
The hotel offers 105 spacious guest rooms featuring free Wi-Fi, private bathroom, tea/coffee- making...

The Inn at Dromoland
This modern hotel is located on the wooded countryside of the Dromoland Castle Estate. The hotel fea...

The Inn at Dromoland
This modern hotel is located on the wooded countryside of the Dromoland Castle Estate. The hotel fea...

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
This contemporary hotel near Dublin Airport provides us Tours' guests the ideal choice for a pre- o...

Grand Canal Hotel
This modern hotel offers comfort, convenience, service and value in 142 tastefully decorated rooms. ...

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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

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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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