The Great Escape - a perfect independent Ireland self-drive get-a-way


The Great Escape

Your Great Escape independent Ireland vacation package puts together the perfect mix of confirmed B&B, hotel and castle stays.

The Great Escape Tour Includes

  • Six (6) nights pre-booked accommodations; one (1) night BB Lahinch area, one (1) night Athenry Co. Galway, two (2) nights Lough Rynn Castle in a deluxe room, and two (2)nights B&B in Co. Dublin (will not be city center).
  • 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 24-hour rental period. Upgrades also available during the booking process.
  • Location Service charge.
  • Ireland at a glimpse savings booklet.

Additional Notes

We can pre-book alternate locations for B&B if desired. Must be advised at time of booking. Otherwise package is sold as is and cannot be modified. Additional night in Lahinch can be added to the package.

Hotels are subject to availability at time of requesting. Alternative hotels may be necessary if the hotels here are fully booked. Alternative hotels may incur a supplement that will be advised at time of confirmation.


Day 01, Arrival

Pick-up economy automatic car from the airport. Note, upgrades to larger vehicles are available. Tonight we will pre-book a B&B for you near the lovely seaside town of Lahinch in Co. Clare. This location makes it ideal to take in such sights as the majestic Cliffs of Moher.

Day 02

After a hearty breakfast at your B&B, bid farewell to your host and make your way north. Your destination today is Raheen Woods Hotel, nestled in the world famous Fields of Athenry, set in a tranquil woodland setting, just outside of Galway City. Perhaps a drive today through the enchanting Connemara region. This area brings contrasts of beauty and wilderness. Overnight at Raheen Woods Hotel.

Day 03

Departing Athenry today, you make your way to your castle hotel, Lough Rynn Castle, where you will spend the next two nights. Lough Rynn offers a lakeside setting with breathtaking scenery. A deluxe room awaits you this evening at Lough Rynn.

Day 04

The day is yours to explore. Perhaps a hike up Sliabh and Iarainn Mountain, also known as Iron Mountain, north of Lough Rynn. This mountain is wild and rugged, which rises to 585 meters above sea level and is located on the eastern shore of Lough Allen. Walkers will stand in awe at the breathtaking panoramic views over the west and midlands of Ireland and wonder at the amount and variety of flora and fauna encountered, such as foxes, hares, rabbits, badgers, ravens and peregrine falcons. Return to your castle hotel for overnight.

Day 05

Today make your way south east via Longford and Mullingar to County Dublin. Here we will book a B&B in County Dublin (perhaps near the seaside village of Howth or the picturesque coastal suburb of Portmarnock) for the next two nights.

Day 06

Today why not make your way into the Capital City of Dublin to explore this great city. Many museums, shopping, dining and sights to see in the city. Make a day of it in the city, before returning to your B&B for overnight.

Day 07, Departure

Bid farewell to your gracious host and make your way to the airport for your return flight home, with a promise to return again!


Rates & Hotels

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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 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

Departure date is the date one would depart from the US. Tour begins in Ireland one day later.

Hotels featured on this tour