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IrelandIrelands South Coast

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A Self-drive Classic southern tour of Ireland. This tour captures the classic sites and sounds of Ireland, it’s landscape, heritage and history. Spectacular scenery, beautiful views and food and drink of the highest quality. All at your own pace!
Tour itinerary includes
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Mountain
  • City
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Nature observation
    Nature observation

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Kilkenny!

· Arrive Dublin Airport

· Car collect leave for Wicklow on M1/M11 Motorway

· Glendalough Lakes & Monastic Settlement – Walk/Tour/Lunch

· Walsh’s World Champion Whiskey – Writer’s Tears – Distillery Tour

· Lunch Suggestion: Kilkenny City Kyteller’s Inn

· Kilkenny Castle – Tour or Medieval Mile Museum

· Check-in

· Dinner Suggestion: Petronella Restaurant – Butter slip

· Afterwards in Matt the Miller’s Trad Bar.

Night at Kilford Arms Hotel (Kilkenny)

Day 2: Off to Rebel Cork!

· Depart 8.30am Head to Rock of Cashel

· 11.30am Arrive in Cork

· 12.00 Elizabeth Fort – a guided tour

· Lunch Suggestion: 1.00pm Liberty Grill – Washington Street

· 2.00pm Drive Blarney Castle and Gardens to kss the stone!

· 3.00 pm Cobh Immigration Visitor Centre

· 5.00 pm Check-in and Visit English Market

· Dinner Suggestion: in Greens restaurant on MacCurtain Street

· Evening in Hi-B famous Cork Bar

Cork, Blarney castle, Cobh
Commons Inn (Cork)

Day 3: To Killarney and the Ring!

· Depart 9.00 am

· Take Mountain route to Killarney over Healy Pass – for photo shot

· 11.00 Arrive in Killarney

· 11.30 Coffee Break and then Do the Ring of Kerry!

· 12.30 Kenmare, Sneem and Caherdaniel home of Daniel o’Connell

· Lunch Suggestion: 1.30 Caherdaniel

· 2.15 Continue the Ring – Photo stops abound!

· 2.45 Glenbeigh Beach Photo Stop –

· 4.30 Check-in Hotel Killarney

· 5.00 Take a Jarvey Jaunt to Ross Castle and the lakes

· Dinner Suggestion: 7.00 Bricín Restaurant and Boxty House, High Street

· Still Time to go up to Moll’s Gap and take in Ladies view

· Evening entertainment in The Laurel’s Trad Bar 

Killarney, Glenbeigh
Killarney Court Hôtel (Killarney)

Day 4: To High Cliff and Clare!

· Depart 8.30am

· Head north to Tralee and Tarbart

· Take the Ferry to Killimer in Clare

· Head to Loop Head Lighthouse for View and Coffee

· 11.30am Burren Drive, Corcomroe abbey, Leamangh Castle, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Burren GeoPark

· Lunch Suggestion: 1.30pm Tasty Station Restaurant, Lahinch

· 2.30 Cliffs of Moher

· Dinner Suggestion: 7.00 Monk’s Seafood Restaurant and Bar Ballyvaughan

· Afters in Iconic Trad Pub O’Briens

Tralee, Killimer, Cliffs of Moher
The Wild Atlantic Lodge (Ballyvaughan)

Day 5: Visit the City of the Tribes Galway!

· Depart 8.30am Head to Galway City

· Stop at Dunaguire Castle for Photo shoot!

· 11.00am Skirt Galway City and head out to Ougtherard to see Grace O'Malley's Castle, Aughnanure

· 12.00am Kylemore Abbey and Castle – a guided tour

· Lunch Suggestion: 1.00pm Kylemore

· 11.45 am Stop At Letterfrack Connemara National Park

· 2.00pm Drive through Connemara to Galway City

· 4.30 Check-in

· 5.00 Visit Spanish Arch and Lynch’s Castle

· Dinner Suggestion: in Brasserie on Eglington Street Galway

· Evening in An Púcán famous Bar

Galway, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara
Victoria House Hôtel (Killarney)

Day 6: Majestic Mayo

· Depart 8.30am Head to Mayo along the Connemara  coast to Doo Lough

· 10.30 am Stop to take in the awesome sight of Delphi Valley

· Lunch Suggestion: 1.00pm Louisburgh

· 2.00pm Head to Westport around the Clew Bay stop at Murrisk abbey for visit and take in the view of Ireland’s Holy Mountain Croagh Patrick

· 3.30pm Visit Westport House for Tour

· 5.00pm Check In Hotel

· Dinner Suggestions: in Cian’s on Bridge Street

· Evening in Matt Molloy’s Famous Bar

Wyatt’s Hotel (Mayo)

Day 7: Truly Dublin!

· Depart 8.30am

· 3.30 hr Drive to Dublin – Stop in Kilbeggan Distillery for Coffee

· 12.30pm Arrive in Dublin Checkin

· Lunch 1.00pm Porterhouse Bar, Parliment Street

· 2.30pm GUINNESS STOREHOUSE or Jameson Distillery/Whiskey Tasting

· 4.00 Shopping in Dublin – Free Time

· Dinner 7.00pm Murray’s Gastro Pub

· Afters in Murray’s for Irish Entertainment night

Night at Cassidys (Dublin)

Day 8: Departure Day

And Slán! As we say goodbye to the Emerald Isle


KilkennyCorkBlarney castleCobhKillarneyGlenbeighTraleeKillimerCliffs of MoherGalwayKylemore AbbeyConnemaraMayoDublin

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,090 / 8 days
Excluding international flights

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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