Explore Ireland - off the beaten track! A new self-drive experience!

A fantastic new self-drive Ireland adventure that takes you off the beaten track and allows you to explore some of the most breathtaking beauty found in Ireland. Let the road take you on a true Irish adventure, where the places and people all come together to bring you the best of Ireland!

Explore Ireland - off the beaten track! A new self-drive experience!

A fantastic new self-drive Ireland adventure that takes you off the beaten track and allows you to explore some of the most breathtaking beauty found in Ireland. Let the road take you on a true Irish adventure, where the places and people all come together to bring you the best of Ireland!

Explore Ireland - off the beaten track! A new self-drive experience includes;

  • Seven (7) nights pre-booked accommodations in counties Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Kerry and Dublin.
  • Breakfast daily, except the morning you arrive
  • Accommodations taxes
  • Six (6) day car rental based on Automatic Shift Economy Car; includes Super Collision Damage Waiver insurance ($0 deductible, but does not cover tires/keys), theft protection insurance (TP), VAT sales tax, unlimited mileage, third party liability insurance, airport surcharge and a free road map of Ireland. Rental based on the 24-hour rental period. Upgrades also available during the booking process
  • Entrance fee into the new Epic Museum
  • Transfer from Dublin hotel to Dublin airport
  • Location Service charge
  • Ireland at a glimpse savings booklet
  • Portfolio of travel documents

Additional Notes

Hotels are subject to availability at time of booking and deposit. Substitutions may be needed if a hotel is fully booked and cannot accommodate. Supplements can apply should an alternate hotel come in at a higher price. Celtic does all possible to ensure the prices remain the same and hotels are booked as per itinerary.


Itinerary

Day 01, Arrival

Pick-up economy automatic car from the airport. Your car includes Super CDW so you do not have to worry about adding additional insurance! Note, upgrades to larger vehicles are available. From here your adventure begins. Traveling northwest, to your beautiful coastal hotel in Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal...perhaps your drive will take your through Mullingar, Longford and Sligo, where it's beauty inspired the poetry of WB Yeats. Make your way to your hotel, where you can relax and take a stroll on the beach or maybe schedule a spa experience. Overnight in Co. Donegal.

Day 02

Today we suggest you venture north and explore the beauty of Donegal. Travel through Killybegs and make your way to the Slieve League Cliffs, which will amaze. Continue on and perhaps visit the lovely town of Ardara (where you will lovely shops for knitwhere and crystal). Making your way back to your seaside hotel for overnight and a good nights rest after a day of exploring!

Day 03

After a hearty breakfast, you bid farewell to your tranquil retreat and head southwest along the coast. Perhaps a trip to Belmullet or Achill Island, where the coastal views are breathtaking. Making your way to Westport, a lively town on the edge of an Atlantic inlet. Westport is teaming with music and entertainment for you to enjoy. Overnight in Westport.

Day 04

Your day is free to explore the magificent Mayo region. May we suggest a visit to the Connacht Whiskey Company in Ballina, well worth a visit! Return to your hotel in Westport for overnight.

Day 05

Continue on discovering the most incredible scenery Ireland has to offer as you make your way from Westport to lovely town of Athenry, Co. Galway. We suggest you make your way through the picturesque Connemara region, traveling through Clifden and Maam Cross. Then perhaps a stop in Galway city to explore before making your way to your hotel. Overnight in Athenry, Co. Galway.

Day 06

After breakfast, bid farewell to Co. Galway and make your way south to Tralee and your castle hotel. We suggest taking the coast road, traveling through Doolin, and Lahinch. A stop at the Cliffs of Moher is key today! Crossing the Shannon at Killimer to Tarbert will complete your adventure as you make your way. Overnight in Tralee.

Day 07

Today your adventure continues as you cross the country and make your way to the Capital of Ireland, Dublin. Drop-off your rental car at the convenient Dublin location and taxi to your hotel (taxi not included). We have included admission to the new Epic Museum here today...a fabulous account of Irish emigration. Overnight in Dublin.

Day 08, Departure

Bid farewell to Dublin and Ireland today as you make your way to the airport via your pre-booked transfer! Take advantage of last minute duty free shopping before customs pre-clearance in Ireland.

Rates & Hotels

2019 Dates & Prices (Click Date to Book)
Dates Land Only
$1079
$1099
$1079
$1079
$1549
$1129
$1039

Featured Hotels

Explore Ireland - off the beaten track! A new self-drive experience!
Sandhouse Hotel Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
Clew Bay Hotel Westport, Co. Mayo
Raheen Woods Hotel Athenry, Co. Galway
Ballyseede Castle Hotel Tralee, Co. Kerry
Celtic Tours - Prebooked Dublin Hotel

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Tour Details

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(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

Sand House Hotel, Rossnowlagh Beach, Donegal

Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal -

Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean overlooking Donegal Bay and Rossnowlagh Beach [more]

Clew Bay Hotel

Westport, Co. Mayo -

The Clew Bay Hotel Westport is a beautifully appointed Three Star Hotel situated in the centre of Westport, a heritage town in County Mayo. This family owned and managed Mayo hotel property combines a genuine welcome and an outstanding Westport location to create a truly memorable experience. [more]

Raheen Woods Hotel

Athenry, Co. Galway -

Raheen Woods Hotel Galway is delightfully nestled in the world famous Fields of Athenry in a most tranquil woodland setting with beautifully landscaped gardens only minutes from the ever vibrant city of Galway. We offer the finest accommodation in Galway. [more]

Ballyseede Castle

Tralee, Co. Kerry -

Ballyseede Castle is an impressive building and has a history dating back to the 1590’s. [more]

Celtic Tours Selected Dublin Hotel

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Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is very busy year round. Celtic Tours, working with the best hotels in Dublin, will look to book you the best 3*-4* centrally located hotel within budget at time of booking. Hotel will be confirmed at time of booking. Note, festivals and when booking is made can have an effect on availability [more]

NOTE:

There is a limited number B&B's in County Dublin (and they are NOT city center - they will be outside of the city). We may need to substitute a hotel at a supplement or book a B&B in nearby counties such as Kildare or Meath (depending on availability at time of booking)


Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room with economy car.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Transfers
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

The departure date listed is the date touring begins.