Best Of The West & South 8 day Self Drive Tour

Best Of The West & South 8 day Self Drive Vacation

"Experience Everything from The Aran Islands to Blarney Castle & lots more with your custom made Self-Drive tour of Ireland."
Cliffs of Moher on a Self Drive Tour
bird What's included
  • 7 nights in 4 Star luxury hotels in central locations
  • Your Self-Drive vehicle waiting at the airport for you
  • Flexibility To Change this tour To Suit You
  • Hotels, Golf, Attractions, Entertainment Can All Be Included
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Flexibility To Change this tour To Suit You
  • Custom made Self Drive Tour Itinerary of Ireland
  • All The Benefits Of Working With One Of Ireland's Leading Tour Operator
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bird Attractions
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Blarney Castle
  • Bunratty Castle
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Killarney Jaunting Cars
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Jameson Distillery
  • Rock of Cashel
  • The Aran Islands
  • Clonmacnoise
  • Tradition Irish Music & Dance show

  • Galways farmers market
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    Day 1 - Dublin To Galway

    Begin your Self-Drive Tour of Ireland by enjoying the scenic trip from Dublin to Galway, the European Capital of Culture and voted a Top Five City in the 2020 Lonely Planet Guide.

    En route to Galway, why not take a step back in time to visit the 6th-century monastery of Clonmacnoise which was a major centre of religion, learning, trade, craftsmanship and politics.

    Spend the evening in Galway exploring this lively city full of traditional music, fine food and Irish hospitality.

    Overnight in Galway City

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    Teach nan phaidir

    Day 2 - The Aran Islands

    Today you'll enjoy the scenic ferry crossing to Inis Mór (meaning the big island) the largest of the Aran Islands. Take the full day to explore this unique island's natural beauty which is a haven for our authentic Irish culture. Here you will meet the locals who speak in both our native tongue Irish and also in English so no need to start classes just yet.

    Visit the world heritage site Dun Aonghasa along with Dun Eoghanacht Fort, The Worm Hole, The Seal Colony, The Seven Churches and lots, lots more.

    After a great day exploring the island, return to Galway and for another nights entertainment in The Cultural Capital.

    Overnight in Galway City

    Jaunting Car Killarney

    Day 3 - Cliffs of Moher & The Burren

    Leaving Galway, you'll head for The Majestic Cliffs of Moher travelling through the lunar landscape of The Burren and the rugged coastline around Black Head where you'll stop at the "mini cliffs".

    Step out to the edge of the world with awe-inspiring views from The Cliffs of Moher. Spend time here to relax, hike or enjoy the self-guided exhibition at The Visitors Centre.

    After lunch, head to see the iconic Bunratty Castle. From the Vikings to the Normans, great Irish Earls and Gentry this site has been occupied for over 1,000 years.

    Finish the day off with a great night out in the vibrant town of Killarney with lots of great restaurants, pubs and live music.

    Overnight in Killarney

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    Jaunting Car Killarney

    Day 4 - The Ring of Kerry

    No trip to "The Kingdom of Kerry" is complete without a ride on the famous Jaunting Cars of Killarney. Step back in time on an Irish jaunting car tour which is an ancient traditional trip on a horse-drawn carriage.

    Absorb the spectacular scenery at your own pace in one of the best ways to explore Kerry, while you drive through the mystical & unspoiled region of Ireland that is The Ring of Kerry. This peninsula showcases all that is beautiful, wonderful and wild in our beautiful country. You'll explore the magnificent rugged coastline and picturesque mountain ranges, many lakes and idyllic rolling countryside views.

    Later this evening, you will be tapping away to a traditional Irish show of the best of Irish dance and music.

    Overnight in Killarney

    Ring of Kerry self drive tour
    Gallarus Oratory

    Day 5 - Dingle Peninsula

    Today is the day you will experience the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula which is renowned for its archaeological treasures situated on the most dramatic coastal scenery and beaches of Ireland - the Wild Atlantic Way.

    This circular route takes in The Beehive Huts, Famine Cottages, Dunbeg Fort, Gallarus Oratory, Kilmalkedar Church plus much more.

    The colourful town of Dingle is the perfect place for lunch, a nice drink and some exploring.

    Overnight in Killarney

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    Gallarus Oratory

    Day 6 - Blarney Castle & Cobh

    Pucker up! Today is the day you get to Kiss the legendary Blarney Stone.

    Don't forget to take time to enjoy the amazing gardens before strolling over to the famous Irish gift shop Blarney Woolen Mills.

    Enjoy the sights of Cork City taking in The Shandon Bells, The English Market, University College Cork and much more.

    Next stop is the historic town of Cobh, with a stop at the magnificent St. Colemans Cathedral and a visit to the Cobh Heritage Centre - The Queenstown Story.

    Overnight in Cork City

    Cobh Cathedral
    Jameson Whiskey

    Day 7 - Kinsale & Jameson Distillery

    Today take in the breath-taking views of the 16th century Charles Fort for a photo-op and learn of its fascinating history. Then on to the charming village of Kinsale, dubbed "Ireland's Gourmet Capital".

    There are lots of pubs, restaurants and craft/gift shops dotted around the colourful streets of Kinsale.

    Last stop is to Midleton for a tour of the Jameson distillery to learn about the story of Jameson Whiskey and see the microdistillery.

    Overnight in Cork City

    Jameson Whiskey

    Day 8 - The Rock Of Cashel

    Say goodbye to Cork while you head to The Rock of Cashel in Tipperary.

    The Rock of Cashel (Carraig Phádraig), or more formally St. Patrick's Rock. It is also known as Cashel of the Kings.

    This unique site is also home to a 12th century Round Tower and Chapel plus a 13th-century Cathedral.

    There is still time to indulge in some delicious food and drinks in the medieval city of Kilkenny, known as the Marble City. It is steeped in history which is instantly visible in its cobbled streets and historic buildings.

    All before heading back to Dublin to complete your magical 8 day Self Drive Vacation in Ireland.

    Finish in Dublin

    Rock of Cashel
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    Butlers Private Tours Ireland (Dublin),
    Grove Lodge, Bay Lane, Kilshane,
    Dublin, Ireland, D11 A6N9
    Butlers Private Tours Ireland (Cork),
    Carrigtohill Industrial Estate,
    Co. Cork, Ireland, T45 A896