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Irish Delights (Self Drive)
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This is a suggested independent itinerary that you customize. Please select the best flights, hotels, trains, activities, transportation and number of nights in each destination to fit your needs.
Take Ireland into your own hands with this popular self-drive package in Europe!. Begin with a visit to Dublin (authentic Irish bars, trendy coffee shops and impressive culture set against a lush scenic backdrop), then proceed to historic Kilkenny. Continue to world-famous Waterford (Waterford Crystal; clear, pristine beaches and pretty villages sit perched on the edge of beautiful bays). From there, drive to Cork (Blarney Castle, Old Midleton Distillery, Drombeg Stone Circle), then, visit; Killarney ; after that, go to Galway (Connemara, Kylemore Abbey) and finally, visit charming Westport, in county Mayo (Georgian Estate town) before returning to Dublin. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

This 13 night sample itinerary includes:
  • Flight into and out of Dublin
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Dublin
  • Rental Car for 12 days
  • Hotel for 1 night in Kilkenny
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Waterford
  • Hotel for 1 night in Cork
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Killarney
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Galway
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Westport
  • Hotel for 1 night in Dublin
  • Driving Time
    Dublin - Kilkenny: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.
    Kilkenny - Waterford: 45 mins. approx.
    Waterford - Cork: 1 hr. 50 mins. approx.
    Cork - Killarney: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.
    Killarney - Galway: 2 hrs. 40 mins. approx.
    Galway - Westport: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.
    Westport - Dublin: 3 hrs. 10 mins. approx.


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From Orlando MCO (FL), US for 13 nights
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Related Cities:
Dublin (133)     Donegal (2)     Galway (16)     Killarney (15)     Waterford (11)     Cork (9)     Kilkenny (13)     Westport (2)     County Mayo (3)    
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1. Dublin
  101 hotels
2. Kilkenny
   (21 hotels)
3. Waterford
   (5 hotels)
4. Cork
   (24 hotels)
5. Killarney
   (62 hotels)
6. Galway
   (61 hotels)
7. Westport
   (16 hotels)
8. Dublin
   (101 hotels)
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2 nights in Dublin

With over 1000 years of history Dublin has experienced many changes, particularly in the last decade. European Union membership and increased prosperity have transformed Dublin into a multicultural city with a thriving economy, ranking it among the top tourist destinations in Europe. An hour walk from the top of Grafton Street, across the Liffey, up O'Connell Street, and farther into north Dublin is a walk through time and, also a glimpse of some of the pieces that must eventually fit together.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Trinity College and the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green and the National Museums and so much more!



1 nights in Kilkenny

Ireland`s smallest city both by area and population, Kilkenny is a beautiful medieval city with narrow streets, well-preserved churches, a great castle on a hilltop, and many old buildings. Kilkenny`s city center can also brag about its nightlife, live music, and stand-up comedy scenes. One of Ireland`s largest arts festivals is based here, as are a number of craft fairs and comedy festivals.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Tholsel, Kilkenny Castle, Butler Gallery, Rothe House, St Canice`s Cathedral, The Black Abbey, Black Freren Gate, and so much more!



2 nights in Waterford

Waterford, located on the River Suir, is the oldest city in the Republic of Ireland and one of the country`s largest population centers. The storied history of Waterford started in 914 CE, making Waterford older than most European capitals! Not only can people learn a lot about history walking down these winding, hilly streets, they can take a special sovenir home: authentic Waterford crystal!


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Reginald`s Tower, Bishop`s Palace, House of Waterford Crystal, Clock Tower on the Quays, Beach Tower, Double Tower, Treasures of Waterford Museums, Mount Congreve, and so much more!



1 nights in Cork

Founded in the late 6th century by Saint Finbarr, Cork is Ireland's second largest city. A famous landmark is the Shandon Steeple of St. Ann's Church, which contains the Bells of Shandon. Other interesting places to visit are the English market in the center of the city, the University founded in 1845 and the very steep St Patrick's Hill, from the top of which are magnificent views over the entire metropolis. The River Lee flows through the city forming one of the world's largest natural harbours.

Recommended Stay:
At least 2 nights

Must See's:
The Shandon Bells, Saint Finbarr's Cathedral, the Cork City Gaol, The English Market and the nearby Blarney Castle and Cobh Harbor.




2 nights in Killarney

Killarney (Cill Airne in Irish) is the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and is one of best places in Ireland to explore the outdoors. The attractive town is outshone by the Killarney National Park and the surrounding countryside with its mountains, lakes, woods and overall beauty. Killarney town has charming architecture and style reminiscent of the late nineteenth century and offers the fine restaurants, gift shops and traditional pubs. About 6 miles west is the Gap of Dunloe with steep sides and deep glacial lakes, it offers spectacular scenery. The Ring of Kerry meanders around the Iveragh Peninsula with sensational views, especially at Caherdanial where you will find Ireland's only beach pub. At regular intervals you will come across restaurants, cafes and gift shops majoring in Irish crafts. Another landmark is the Ross Castle, a square medieval tower which was built by the O'Donoghues in the 15th century, situated on the shores of Lough Lein. Muckross House and Gardens are also worth a visit.

Recommended Stay:
At least 3 nights

Must See`s:
Ring of Kerry, Muckross House and Gardens, Three Lakes of Killarney - Lough Léin, Muckross Lake, Upper Lake, Ross Castle on Lough Léin, Killarney National Park, Gap of Dunloe, Ladies View, Torc Waterfall, Town of Killarney and much more!




2 nights in Galway

Galway City, the largest city in County Galway, is known as the `city of the tribes` and is a thriving, bohemian, cultural city on the western coast of Ireland. It is a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and long winding promenade and has a buzzing cosmopolitan city center. The city is a joy to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colorful shop facades and busy café/bar culture. The city is renowned for its thriving Irish theatre, arts, music and culture scene and Galway plays host to a number of internationally renowned festivals throughout the year. Eyre Square and the imposing Galway Cathedral are but two of Galway`s best-known sights. Further afield from Galway City, you will find Kylemore Abbey, Ashford Castle, the Aran Islands and Connemara National Park.

Recommended Stay:
At least 3 nights

Must See`s:
Kylemore Abbey, Ashford Castle, Connemara National Park, Aran Island, the Burren region across Galway Bay, Lynch Castle, Galway City Museum, the National Aquarium, Salthill beach, Spanish Arch, festivals like the annual Galway Arts Festival and much more!




2 nights in Westport

Located in one of Ireland's most scenic areas, Westport is an attractive town with something to offer for every taste. It has a gracious town centre in the Georgian architectural style. The most picturesque features of the town are the flower decorated, promenade (The Mall) and little stone bridges along the river Carrow Beg. Westport has beautiful sandy beaches, ideal for swimming. There are sailing and yachting facilities as well as a water leisure complex. Fishing is very popular in the area.



1 nights in Dublin

With over 1000 years of history Dublin has experienced many changes, particularly in the last decade. European Union membership and increased prosperity have transformed Dublin into a multicultural city with a thriving economy, ranking it among the top tourist destinations in Europe. An hour walk from the top of Grafton Street, across the Liffey, up O'Connell Street, and farther into north Dublin is a walk through time and, also a glimpse of some of the pieces that must eventually fit together.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Trinity College and the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green and the National Museums and so much more!




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Flexible Itinerary
Dublin
Day 1
Arrive to Dublin
Overnight in Dublin   101 hotels offered
Optional   278 Things to do
Day 2
Overnight in Dublin   101 hotels offered
Optional   278 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Dublin
Transportation to next city by: By Car
Kilkenny
Day 3
Arrive to Kilkenny
Overnight in Kilkenny   21 hotels offered
Optional   6 Things to do
Day 4
Departing from Kilkenny
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Waterford
Day 4
Arrive to Waterford
Overnight in Waterford   5 hotels offered
Optional   5 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Waterford   5 hotels offered
Optional   5 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Waterford
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Cork
Day 6
Arrive to Cork
Overnight in Cork   24 hotels offered
Optional   17 Things to do
Day 7
Departing from Cork
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Killarney
Day 7
Arrive to Killarney
Overnight in Killarney   62 hotels offered
Optional   40 Things to do
Day 8
Overnight in Killarney   62 hotels offered
Optional   40 Things to do
Day 9
Departing from Killarney
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Galway
Day 9
Arrive to Galway
Overnight in Galway   61 hotels offered
Optional   44 Things to do
Day 10
Overnight in Galway   61 hotels offered
Optional   44 Things to do
Day 11
Departing from Galway
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Westport
Day 11
Arrive to Westport
Overnight in Westport   16 hotels offered
Optional   14 Things to do
Day 12
Overnight in Westport   16 hotels offered
Optional   14 Things to do
Day 13
Departing from Westport
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Dublin
Day 13
Arrive to Dublin
Overnight in Dublin   101 hotels offered
Optional   278 Things to do
Day 14
Departing from Dublin

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Dublin Hotels (101 total)
Kilkenny Hotels (21 total)
Waterford Hotels (5 total)
Cork Hotels (24 total)
Killarney Hotels (62 total)
Galway Hotels (61 total)
Westport Hotels (16 total)


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Tours in Dublin (278 total)
Tours in Kilkenny (6 total)
Tours in Waterford (5 total)
Tours in Cork (17 total)
Tours in Killarney (40 total)
Tours in Galway (44 total)
Tours in Westport (14 total)


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Ireland

Ireland, `the Emerald Isle`, offers some of the most beautiful landscapes and views in the entire world, from castles in ruins in verdant valleys to rocky cliffsides overlooking the Atlantic. It is a country that is fiercely proud of its native language and culture, and venturing outside the major cities, you will be able to view a more rural experience. This is most popularly achieved by driving the 111-mile Ring of Kerry in the western part of the country, or visiting the charming Gaeltacht where Irish is only spoken. But definitely do not discount the cities, home to charm, history, and great landmarks, such as the cosmpolitan capital of Dublin, and large cities such as Limerick and Cork.
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Dublin
With over 1000 years of history Dublin has experienced many changes, particularly in the last decade. European Union membership and increased prosperity have transformed Dublin into a multicultural city with a thriving economy, ranking it among the top tourist destinations in Europe. An hour walk from the top of Grafton Street, across the Liffey, up O'Connell Street, and farther into north Dublin is a walk through time and, also a glimpse of some of the pieces that must eventually fit together.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Trinity College and the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green and the National Museums and so much more!
Kilkenny
Ireland`s smallest city both by area and population, Kilkenny is a beautiful medieval city with narrow streets, well-preserved churches, a great castle on a hilltop, and many old buildings. Kilkenny`s city center can also brag about its nightlife, live music, and stand-up comedy scenes. One of Ireland`s largest arts festivals is based here, as are a number of craft fairs and comedy festivals.


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
The Tholsel, Kilkenny Castle, Butler Gallery, Rothe House, St Canice`s Cathedral, The Black Abbey, Black Freren Gate, and so much more!
Waterford
Waterford, located on the River Suir, is the oldest city in the Republic of Ireland and one of the country`s largest population centers. The storied history of Waterford started in 914 CE, making Waterford older than most European capitals! Not only can people learn a lot about history walking down these winding, hilly streets, they can take a special sovenir home: authentic Waterford crystal!


Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Reginald`s Tower, Bishop`s Palace, House of Waterford Crystal, Clock Tower on the Quays, Beach Tower, Double Tower, Treasures of Waterford Museums, Mount Congreve, and so much more!
Cork

Founded in the late 6th century by Saint Finbarr, Cork is Ireland's second largest city. A famous landmark is the Shandon Steeple of St. Ann's Church, which contains the Bells of Shandon. Other interesting places to visit are the English market in the center of the city, the University founded in 1845 and the very steep St Patrick's Hill, from the top of which are magnificent views over the entire metropolis. The River Lee flows through the city forming one of the world's largest natural harbours.

Recommended Stay:
At least 2 nights

Must See's:
The Shandon Bells, Saint Finbarr's Cathedral, the Cork City Gaol, The English Market and the nearby Blarney Castle and Cobh Harbor.

Killarney

Killarney (Cill Airne in Irish) is the gateway to the Ring of Kerry and is one of best places in Ireland to explore the outdoors. The attractive town is outshone by the Killarney National Park and the surrounding countryside with its mountains, lakes, woods and overall beauty. Killarney town has charming architecture and style reminiscent of the late nineteenth century and offers the fine restaurants, gift shops and traditional pubs. About 6 miles west is the Gap of Dunloe with steep sides and deep glacial lakes, it offers spectacular scenery. The Ring of Kerry meanders around the Iveragh Peninsula with sensational views, especially at Caherdanial where you will find Ireland's only beach pub. At regular intervals you will come across restaurants, cafes and gift shops majoring in Irish crafts. Another landmark is the Ross Castle, a square medieval tower which was built by the O'Donoghues in the 15th century, situated on the shores of Lough Lein. Muckross House and Gardens are also worth a visit.

Recommended Stay:
At least 3 nights

Must See`s:
Ring of Kerry, Muckross House and Gardens, Three Lakes of Killarney - Lough Léin, Muckross Lake, Upper Lake, Ross Castle on Lough Léin, Killarney National Park, Gap of Dunloe, Ladies View, Torc Waterfall, Town of Killarney and much more!

Galway
Galway City, the largest city in County Galway, is known as the `city of the tribes` and is a thriving, bohemian, cultural city on the western coast of Ireland. It is a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and long winding promenade and has a buzzing cosmopolitan city center. The city is a joy to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colorful shop facades and busy café/bar culture. The city is renowned for its thriving Irish theatre, arts, music and culture scene and Galway plays host to a number of internationally renowned festivals throughout the year. Eyre Square and the imposing Galway Cathedral are but two of Galway`s best-known sights. Further afield from Galway City, you will find Kylemore Abbey, Ashford Castle, the Aran Islands and Connemara National Park.

Recommended Stay:
At least 3 nights

Must See`s:
Kylemore Abbey, Ashford Castle, Connemara National Park, Aran Island, the Burren region across Galway Bay, Lynch Castle, Galway City Museum, the National Aquarium, Salthill beach, Spanish Arch, festivals like the annual Galway Arts Festival and much more!

Westport
Located in one of Ireland's most scenic areas, Westport is an attractive town with something to offer for every taste. It has a gracious town centre in the Georgian architectural style. The most picturesque features of the town are the flower decorated, promenade (The Mall) and little stone bridges along the river Carrow Beg. Westport has beautiful sandy beaches, ideal for swimming. There are sailing and yachting facilities as well as a water leisure complex. Fishing is very popular in the area.
Dublin
With over 1000 years of history Dublin has experienced many changes, particularly in the last decade. European Union membership and increased prosperity have transformed Dublin into a multicultural city with a thriving economy, ranking it among the top tourist destinations in Europe. An hour walk from the top of Grafton Street, across the Liffey, up O'Connell Street, and farther into north Dublin is a walk through time and, also a glimpse of some of the pieces that must eventually fit together.

Recommended Stay: At least 3 nights
Must See`s:
Trinity College and the Book of Kells, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery, Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green and the National Museums and so much more!

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