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Ireland, 8 Days · Tailor-made by car

Emerald Isle Western and Southern Route I

From £696 -20%
£557
Departure on 21/09/2024 from London

An awe-inspiring route around the beautiful Ireland

The 'Emerald Isle Western and Southern Route I' is a fascinated journey dotted with historic castles, elegant mansions, deserted monasteries surrounded by nature, breathtaking waterfalls, picturesque villages, untouched landscapes offering a place to retreat and meditate, stretches of unspoiled beaches, century-old pubs, age-old museums, Viking and Norman remains and legendary locations that have witnessed a passionate history. From the cosmopolitan capital Dublin to the beautiful gardens of the southeast and the incredible west coast, exploring Ireland by car is a pleasure for the senses in every way. With so much to see and do, it's no wonder that the Emerald Isle attracts visitors from all over the world every year. You'll be walking lands which have, for years, seduced Hollywood filmmakers and appeared in blockbusters such as Braveheart and The Count of Monte Cristo. Our route will take in the stunning County Wicklow, otherwise known as the Garden of Ireland thanks to its natural beauty, as well as towns and cities such as historic Waterford, food-focused Cork, medieval Limerick and the lively university city of Galway. And that's just the start. On your road trip you'll marvel at sublime landscapes such as the Ring of Kerry, the striking Cliffs of Moher and the gorgeous Connemara region. Get behind the wheel and discover unique places like Powerscourt Estate & Gardens and Belvedere House, the magnificent natural harbour in Cobh, the imposing Blarney, Bunratty and Aughnanure castles, the ruined monastery of Clonmacnoise and the stunning Kylemore Abbey. All along the route you'll share delicious cuisine and an intriguing folk culture with the friendly Irish people, the true protagonists in a legendary story.

Emerald Isle Western and Southern Route I

Departure date

Departures from July 2024 till June 2025

From

London...

Nature

Travel details

  • Travel details

  • Day 1 City of origin - Dublin

  • Day 2 Dublin - Enniskerry - Wicklow - Waterford

  • Day 3 Waterford - Cork and surroundings (Midleton/The Jameson Experience in the Midleton Distillery) - Cobh - Blarney Castle - Killarney

  • Day 4 Ring of Kerry (Killarney - Killorglin - Cahersiveen - Waterville - Derrynane - Sneem - Killarney)

  • Day 5 Killarney - Adare - Limerick - Bunratty Castle - Cliffs of Moher - Galway

  • Day 6 Galway - Connemara Region - Kylemore Abbey - Aughnanure Castle - Galway

  • Day 7 Galway - Clonmacnoise monastery Ruins - Athlone - Belvedere House (Westmeath) - Dublin

  • Day 8 Dublin - City of origin

Your trip includes

  • Return flight.

  • Stay in selected hotel in Dublin.

  • Selected meal plan in Dublin.

  • Stay in selected hotel in Waterford.

  • Selected meal plan in Waterford.

  • Stay in selected hotel in Killarney.

  • Selected meal plan in Killarney.

  • Stay in selected hotel in Galway.

  • Selected meal plan in Galway.

  • Rent-a-car.

  • Insolvency protection.

Your trip doesn't include

  • Possible toll charges.

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Important remarks

- Triple rooms in Europe are generally rooms with twin beds or a double, in which a folding bed is installed to accommodate the third person. Due to the inconvenience this causes, we advise against using this option as far the possible.

- The proposed excursions and tours for each day are purely suggestions, as you can tailor the trip to suit your times, tastes and needs.

- A credit card is considered a guarantee, so sometimes you will need one for check-in at hotels.

- Hotels usually have cots available. Otherwise, babies will have to share a bed with an adult.

- To pick up your rental car, you'll need a credit (not debit) card in the name of the person who made the booking, who must also be the named driver of the vehicle.

- Consult the necessary documentation to enter the destinations visited and for transit in the countries where air stopovers are made.

- This itinerary has been developed in collaboration with the Irish Tourist Office.