• France: +33-755811034 | India: +91-9867886893

Ireland Self Drive Tour

Ireland Self Drive Tour

Discover Ireland: 10 Nights / 11 Days – From Dublin to Dublin


Day 1 | Dublin – Pick up your rental car
0 km

Pick-up your rental car. Welcome to Dublin. Founded as a Viking settlement and one of Europe’s oldest cities, Dublin has been Ireland’s primary city for most of its history. Its Georgian architectural elegance combined with its cosmopolitan street life of trendy bars, elegant restaurants, numerous shops and classic popular pubs make this an irresistible destination. Drinking and conversation are the patrons’ principal preoccupation, and as many of the pubs serve good food it is the best place to enjoy good talk and fun. At night the city’s beautiful Merrion Square is floodlit.

First Class Burlington Hotel or similar (2 nights)

Day 2 | Dublin
0 km

Grafton Street is a bustling pedestrian precinct whose arcades and lanes hold a treasure trove of boutiques and shops. Powerscourt Centre, an 18th century town house, is now a most unusual shopping center. Dublin Castle, located in the heart of historic Dublin, was originally built on King John’s orders to serve as a fortress.

Day 3 | Dublin – Russborough – Glendalough – Kildare – Waterford
189.9 km

Leave Dublin and drive to Russborough House, one of Ireland’s most beautiful houses situated near the Blessington Lakes in County Wicklow. From here your drive takes you to Glendalough, the Glen of Two Lakes, a glacial valley located in County Wicklow, then on to the county of Kildare which in pre-Christian times was the site of a shrine to the Celtic goddess Brigid and now is home to the Irish National Stud. On to Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford, where we have arranged your overnight accommodation. Founded by the Vikings in 914 AD, it is now synonymous with the famous crystal glass making, which has been manufactured in this city since 1783. Here in the High Street and Henrietta Street a number of restaurants have taken advantage of the area’s charm. As you have a drink at one of the city’s many pubs, relax and listen to the music of Ireland as you soak in the atmosphere.

First Class Athenaem House Hotel or similar

Day 4 | Waterford – Cork
123.92 km

The city of Cork was founded by Viking settlers as a trading port. Once fully walled, some of its wall sections and gates remain today. On the outskirts of Cork is the legendary Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle. Set high on the Castle battlements, tradition holds that those who kiss the Stone will be endowed with eloquence. Shopping in the village here is a pleasure, where there are a number of excellent outlets, including the world famous Blarney Woollen Mills. Try the traditional Barmbrack (Irish fruit bread) served with a cup of Irish tea.

First Class Silver Springs Moran Hotel or similar

Day 5 | Cork – Blarney – Ring of Kerry – Killarney
86.9 km

The Ring of Kerry drive is one of the most beautiful and scenic drives in Ireland. It takes visitors through mountains and past loughs, through the Killarney National Park, along stretches of the dramatic coast of southwest Ireland, to country houses and to pretty towns and villages. We have arranged your overnight accommodation at Killarney where you will find a wide choice of restaurants and traditional pubs.

First Class Dromhall Hotel or similar

Day 6 | Killarney – Limerick – Bunratty – The Burren – Galway
233.35 km

From Killarney drive through County Limerick, dotted with picturesque towns and villages, such as Castleconnell with its old world thatched cottages and medieval churches. Limerick City, capital of County Limerick, lies on the River Shannon and has a colorful history – its City Charter is older than that of London. Stop off at Bunratty Castle, one of the finest surviving examples of an Irish tower house. With a good selection of fine restaurants, Bunratty is a good place to stop for lunch. Continue through The Burren, an area that has some of the finest rchaeological megalithic tombs in Ireland, if not in Western Europe. Arrive at Galway city where we have arranged your overnight stay. The city has a reputation of an association with the Irish language, music, song and dance, making it an interesting and entertaining place to stay for the night.

First Class Courtyard by Marriott or similar

Day 7 | Galway – Connemara – Westport – Sligo
185.07 km

Leave Galway for the wild and beautiful region of Connemara, with its mountains, lakes and tumbling streams. Its unspoilt beaches and panoramic views have attracted many artisans whose handweaving, carving, pottery and jewelry studios are there to visit. Westport in County Mayo lies by the meandering Carrowbeg River. Among its picturesque features are its tree-lined, flower decorated promenade and the elegance and charm of its town center. Your drive now takes you passed sandy seashores, through the beautiful and varied landscapes of green and wooden valleys, lofty mountains and a wealth of prehistoric monuments (you’ll find the largest Megalithic cemetery in Ireland) to the busy market town of Sligo, where we have arranged your overnight stay. Here you will find a lively cultural scene including theaters and concerts. At dinner try traditional Irish Stew served with Boxty (Irish Latkes).

First Class Clarion Hotel or similar

Day 8 | Sligo – Cliffs of Magho – Londonderry – Giants Causeway – Antrim Glens – Belfast
312.21 km

Take the one-way 7 mile scenic drive to the top of the Cliffs of Magho where you can marvel at the immense panoramic views. Londonderry stands on the broad River Foyle, amidst the rounded Sperrin Mountains and the wild heights of Donegal. Almost uniquely to the British Isles, Londonderry has kept its defensive walls where you can walk and admire the various gateways, bastions, watchtowers and artillery pieces amidst splendid views. Your drive now takes you to the Giant’s Causeway, named the fourth greatest wonder in the United Kingdom. It is an area of some 40,000 interlocking basalt columns (the result of an ancient volcanic eruption) whose tops form stepping-stones that lead from the cliff foot and disappear under the sea. A drive up the Antrim Coast offers a great variety of scenery with attractive villages, limestone cliffs, and inland glens created by the tumbling mountain streams. Here the farms are arranged like ladders climbing the valley sides so that each has a share of the good land near the river and the poorer upland pastures. Arrive in Belfast, ringed by high hills, and river valleys, where we have arranged your overnight stay.

First Class Ramada Plaza or similar (2 nights)

Day 9 | Belfast
0 km

Belfast is the capital of and largest city in Northern Ireland. By population, it is the 14th biggest city in the United Kingdom and second biggest on the island of Ireland (after Dublin). Historically, Belfast has been a centre for the Irish linen industry (earning the nickname “Linenopolis”), tobacco production, rope-making and shipbuilding: the city’’s main shipbuilders, Harland and Wolff, which built the ill-fated RMS Titanic, propelled Belfast on to the global stage in the early 20th century as the biggest and most productive shipyard in the world. Belfast is a constituent city of the Dublin-Belfast corridor, which has a population of three million, or half the total population of the island of Ireland.

Day 10 | Belfast – Mount Stewart – Boyne Valley – Dublin
217.26 km

From Belfast, visit Mount Stewart, a palatial 18th century house with richly decorated interior and magnificent formal gardens and lake at the site of the Temple of Winds. Drive through wooded landscapes and arrive at Boyne Valley, an extraordinary concentration of ancient and prehistoric sites. Newgrange, which dates to 3000 BC, predates both Stonehenge and Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza. Return to Ireland’s famous capital, the “fairy city” of Dublin.

First Class Burlington Hotel or similar or a First Class Airport Hotel.

Day 11 | Dublin
0 km

Return your car to the airport for your return flight home.

No Of Pax2 Pax3 Pax4 Pax5 Pax6 Pax7 Pax8 Pax9 Pax
Adult in Twin/Double 14011221112910751123108411111333
Adult in Triple13351155106310091057101810451017
Child with bed in Triple 1155106310091057101810451017
Child No Bed561469415463424451423


Greater Dublin, County Wexford, Wicklow, Wexford, County Cork, Kerry, County Galway, County Mayo, County Sligo, County Londonderry, Antrim, County Down, County Donegal, County Kildare, Waterford, County Limerick, Dublin, Cork, Killarney, Galway, Westport, Sligo, Derry, Belfast, Limerick, Blarney Castle, Boyne Valley, Cliffs of Magho, Connemara, Giant”s Causeway, Glendalough, Mount Stewart, Ring of Kerry, The Burren.

Your Tour Package Includes

10 Nights Hotel Accommodation as detailed in the Day by Day Itinerary as described below. Breakfast Daily, all Hotel Taxes and Service Charges. 11 Days Hertz (CCMN) Compact Manual VW Golf or similar , Including Unlimited Mileage (UM), Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Theft Protection (TP) and Taxes. Maps, Information, and Detailed Directions to your Hotels. Emergency telephone numbers accessible 24/7 in the unlikely event you have a problem with a hotel or the Hertz rental car.

Vehicle Type

  • Upto 5 Pax: Citroen C4 or Similar
  • 6-7 Pax: Renault Espace or similar
  • 8-9 Pax: Renault Traffic or similar
  • Manual Transmission
  • Air Conditioning

Not Included

Fuel and Parking Charges. Admissions to Attractions unless otherwise stated.

Terms & Conditions

The Terms and Conditions will form the contract between European Voyages and the person making/paying for the booking. No contract exists until European Voyages has received payment and issued its confirmation invoice. Rates are subject to currency fluctuation and Government taxes and may be changed without notice. Rates are guaranteed upon acceptance of full payment.

Payment with a credit card is required to make a reservation. If a booking is made 60 or more days before departure, a non-refundable deposit is payable by Visa or MasterCard. The remaining balance will be collected approximately eight weeks prior to departure. For reservations made less than 60 days before departure, full payment will be due when hotels are confirmed.

Tour Deposit

DurationPrice Per Person
5 to 7 DaysEURO 125.00
8 to 10 DaysEURO 150.00
11 to 13 DaysEURO 175.00
14 to 16 DaysEURO 200.00
17 to 20 DaysEURO 250
21 Days & OverEURO 300.00

Travel Insurance
We highly recommend the purchase of a Travel Insurance protection plan.

Notice of cancellation must be made by e-mail directly to the Company

DurationCharge Per Person
60+ DaysDeposit Only
59-45 Days25%
44-30 Days50%
29-22 Days75%
21 to Day of Departure100%

Once the booking is confirmed, changes incur the following amendment fees: 60 + days — €50 per person, 59 days to day of departure — changes are treated as a cancellation and rebooking and cancellation charges as above apply. It is not possible to make refunds after departure date for any services not used including but not limited to hotels, and car rental.

It is your responsibility to thoroughly check your documents upon receipt and to inform European Voyages immediately if there is an error so that it can be corrected prior to departure. If European Voyages is not advised accordingly no liability on its part will be accepted. Also, it is your responsibility to ensure that you take all of the travel documents sent to you, including but not limited to Hotel, and Car Vouchers, explorer kit, etc. If you do not have your documents you will be expected to pay for service and will not be reimbursed by European Voyages.

Changes by the Company
On occasion it may be necessary to amend certain arrangements of your holiday, which we reserve the right to do at any time. If a major change occurs we will inform you as soon as possible. Major change is one that involves a change in location or offering a lower category hotel. In these instances we will offer an alternative subject to your acceptance and if the hotel originally booked is of a superior category and is substituted with a standard category, we will issue a refund to you Upon acceptance of the change no further claims for compensation or additional expenses will be accepted. In no case we will pay compensation or accept liability if change is due to force majeure; risk/threat of war; industrial disputes; riot; civil strife; terrorist activity; natural/nuclear disasters; fire or adverse weather conditions; technical problems to transport; closure or congestion of airports or ports; cancellations or changes of scheduled airlines and similar events beyond our control.

Driving Licenses
Renters must present a valid driving license, an International Driving Permit is strongly recommended. This is required for translation purposes to confirm the validity of the driver’s license for the safety of our renters and for Hertz. Note: A current valid foreign driving license must always be presented at the rental counter.

Travel Documents/Proof of Citizenship
It is your responsibility to be in possession of a valid machine readable passport and/or visa if required.

European Voyages strives to ensure accuracy of descriptions and information, however we are not able to control all holiday components and advertised facilities may bed withdrawn or changed. We cannot accept liability for loss of an advertised facility or withdrawal of free or discounted offers. Such offers are add value and are non-refundable if not provided or used. Prices specified herein do not reflect Value Added offers unless noted otherwise.

Responsibility and Limitations of Liability
European Voyages as the operator, is solely responsible for selecting the suppliers that provide the component parts (e.g. hotel accommodations, transfers, and car rental firms) for the vacations described on this website. These suppliers are independent contractors. European Voyages does not own, control, operate, nor is it an agent for any suppliers furnishing tour component parts, and therefore in the absence of its negligence, European Voyages cannot be held liable for loss or damage to property or injury to person, caused by reason of any act or omission, intentional negligence or otherwise by such third party supplier. European Voyages makes no implied or expressed warranties in the offering of any tour described on this website. European Voyages reserves the right to cancel or alter any itinerary at its sole discretion. The information and rates are accurate at the time of posting and are subject to change without notice.

By making final payment for any of the vacations, customer acknowledges and agrees to all of the terms and conditions, in particular, to the limitations of liability set forth above.

Should you or any member of your party suffer illness, personal injury or death through any misadventure arising out of an activity which does not form part of your holiday arrangements, we shall offer assistance such as we are able. Such assistance shall take the form of guidance and advice only without accepting any liability whatsoever.

Hotel Accommodation
European Voyages reserves the right to substitute alternative hotels to those featured, provided they are of comparable category or better. All properties are contracted on a ‘Run of House’ basis, which means you have a standard room from any part of the property unless otherwise advertised. Special accommodation requests, such as adjoining rooms, or twin beds are subject to the hotel availability and cannot be guaranteed. We cannot accept any booking that is conditional upon special requests being met.

Open chat