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Self-Drive of Ireland- The South & West Wanderer

The best way to discover Ireland is through adventure! You will hike, bike your way around our favorite places and experience as many cultural and authentically Irish activities we can manage to squeeze into your itinerary. Get blown away by the hidden gems and hotspots we have in store for you. We offer you a huge range of hiking trails, leisurely cycles and experiences to keep you active and entertained.
This unique self-drive to Ireland is powered by our bespoke app. Paddy the Pocket Pilot has hours of information about Ireland’s most famous sites and off the beaten track locations. Have 24/7 access to a professional guide via the app.

The app connects to google maps with all your destinations pre-loaded so all you need to do is show up and drive! Passes for activities and experiences throughout the tour will be at your fingertips through the app.

All the freedom of a self-drive road trip safe in the knowledge that Paddy the Pocket Pilot is on hand whenever you need him!

per adult from

$13,020

AUD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Accommodation
    • Car Rental - Comprehensive Insurance
    • Bespoke Paddy the Pocket Pilot App - 24/7 Support on Tour
    • Most Activities, Experiences and Entries to National Parks
    • Detailed Itinerary
    • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel
    • Entry/Admission - Ballycotton Cliff Walk
    • Entry/Admission - Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Old Head Golf Links
    • Entry/Admission - Dursey Island
    • Entry/Admission - Moll's Gap
    • Entry/Admission - Torc Mountain Walk
    • Entry/Admission - Ring of Kerry
    • Entry/Admission - Killarney National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Slea Head Drive
    • Entry/Admission - Dingle Distillery
    • Entry/Admission - West Kerry Sheep Dog Demonstrations
    • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
    • Entry/Admission - The Burren National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Clonmacnoise
    What's excluded :
    • Some optional activities and entrance fees that cannot be prepaid.

  • Day 1: Rock of Cashel - Ballycotton Cliff Walk

    Stop At: Rock of Cashel, Rock Vista Moor Lane, Cashel Ireland
    To whet your appetite for your ultimate road-trip around Ireland we will arrange a tour for you at the Medieval round tower, chapel, cathedral and castle at The Rock of Cashel! A fantastic stop to get you in the mood for what awaits you on tour.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ballycotton Cliff Walk, Ballycotton,, Cork Ireland
    Next up it’s time to stretch your legs with an 8km coastal Cliff walk at Ballycotton flanked by meadows to your right and the wild Atlantic Ocean to your left! This is a 2-hour hike taken at an easy pace.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tipperary, Tipperary, County Tipperary
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed in Tipperary just a stones throw away from your route.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

    Day 2: Kinsale - Beara Peninsula

    Stop At: Kinsale, Kinsale, County Cork
    Wake up with a spring in your step and let our friend and local guide, Barry, take you on a historical walking tour of Kinsale – a favorite tour amongst our guests.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, Old Head, Kinsale, Kinsale Ireland
    You will take a short drive to the coastline of Kinsale and take a leisurely 6km hike around Old Head of Kinsale. The breath-taking views, ancient ruins, lighthouse and the site of the torpedoed site of the Lusitania will help you work up an appetite.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Castletownbere, Castletownbere, County Cork
    Drive from Kinsale along the stunning Beara Peninsula to the quaint fishing village of Castletownbere - Ireland's best kept secret.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Old Head Golf Links, Kinsale Ireland
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed during your stay in Kinsale.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

    Day 3: Dursey Island Tour - Killarney

    Stop At: Dursey Island, Crookhaven Ireland
    Your day today is going to be spent hiking around Dursey Island with Paddy the Pocket Pilot as your own personal tour guide to enlighten you with stories, history and get your heart pumping discovering every inch of this hidden island. This is a 13 km loop walk around the most westerly Island off Cork. With 8 inhabitants on the island and no distractions you will really enjoy discovering it’s remote charm and tranquility. It is an easy to moderate trail. This day is full of hidden gems dotted around the island. Enjoy spotting them all.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Kenmare, Kenmare, County Kerry
    We highly recommend a stop in the picturesque town of Kenmare. It will feel like you are transported into an Irish movie set!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Moll's Gap, 3 Kenmare Innovation Centre N 71 Road, Killarney Ireland
    Take the scenic route from Kenmare to Killarney via Molls Gap. This will add ten minutes to your route but you will see more of the Ring of Kerry and drive through Killarney National Park too. Take advantage of this route to visit Torc Waterfall!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kenmare, Kenmare, County Kerry
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed when you arrive in the picturesque town of Kenmare.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

    Day 4: Ross Castle - Torc Mountain

    Stop At: Torc Mountain Walk, Kenmare Road, Killarney Ireland
    Challenge yourself a little more with a hike up Tork Mountain on the Ring of Kerry. At the summit you will be treated to 360-degree panoramic views of Killarney Lakes and National Park and the McGillicuddy’s Reeks. The distance is an easy to moderate incline of 7.5km and you can take it at your own pace spending 2/3 hours taking in the views and stopping for some great photo opportunities.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Ring of Kerry, Ireland
    Rest your legs and treat yourself to lunch at Molls gap and spend the late afternoon driving on the Ireland's most spectacular ring road on the Ring of Kerry.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Killarney National Park Cork Road, Killarney Ireland
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed in the celebrated Killarney National Park.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

    Day 5: Killarney National Park - Inch Beach

    Stop At: Killarney National Park Cork Road, Killarney Ireland
    Today you will explore Killarney National Park by bike. Whether it’s old country manors, lakeside views, heritage, flora and fauna you are after you will find it on one of the trails in this 102km park. Wander around Mucross house, hug the lake trail and go see Torc Waterfall for some envy inducing photos! You will lose yourself for a couple of hours in this little slice of heaven. Cycling in the park is at your own pace and depending on stops (we recommend a slice of apple tart and a cup of tea at the coffee shop) should take around 3 hours to explore.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Dingle, Dingle, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
    Say goodbye to Killarney and get excited about your next destination – Dingle! You will make a pit stop at the famous Inch beach to stretch your legs and maybe have a beach side treat at Sammy’s Café. This evening is yours to absorb the atmosphere in Dingle’s famous quirky pubs and fantastic restaurants. Why not sit in Foxy John’s hardware store, order yourself a drink and strike up a conversation with a colourful local!
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Annascaul, Annascaul, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed on route to Dingle town.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

    Day 6: Slea Head Dingle Peninsula

    Stop At: Slea Head Drive, Ireland
    We have 3 options for an amazing day on the Dingle Peninsula. You decide what will put a smile on your face today. Your trusty pocket pilot will be on hand to show you the options.
    Hop on an electric bike and cycle along the Slea Head drive. The sites and stops along this coastal route are truly magnificent.
    Alternatively, why not take a hike up Mount Brandon for unreal views of Dingle Bay and Castlegregory.
    One of our favorite activities we recommend is kayaking in Dingle Bay with Kerry’s most famous celebrity! Fungie the Dolphin. Spend the morning exploring the sea caves while trying to catch a glimpse of our porpoise friend who likes nothing more than showing off in front of an audience! Each activity is approximately 3 hours and you can do this at an easy pace. Mount Brandon is a moderately difficult hike and could bring you to 4 hours up and down but highly rewarding. It is very manageable to arrange options 1&2 or options 1&3 in the same day.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Dingle Distillery, R559 Milltown Roundabout, Dingle V92 E7YD Ireland
    Finish off your perfect day at the Dingle Whiskey Distillery where you will sample their award-winning whiskey and gin and get an education on the history of whiskey production around the world.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
    Your hidden gems today will be revealed all along your route on the Slea Head Drive. Get excited because there are lots of them!
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

    Day 7: The Cliffs of Moher - Doolin

    Stop At: West Kerry Sheep Dog Demonstrations, Derrymore west Tralee, V92 H1RC Ireland
    Today, before you leave the Kingdom of Kerry, you will watch a local sheepdog show off his finely-honed skills, during a sheepdog demonstration.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cliffs of Moher, Lislorkan North, Liscannor Ireland
    You will hike for 3 hours along the Cliffs with the roaring wild Atlantic ocean providing the perfect backdrop! We will give you the perfect route off the beaten track. There are many secret passages that we will tell you about that are not on the typical tourist route. Friends at home will definitely be very envious when you share your snaps from this stunning landmark.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Liscannor, Liscannor, County Clare
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed in Liscannor before your spectacular hike along the cliffs.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

    Day 8: The Burren National Park - Dublin

    Stop At: The Burren National Park, Clare Heritage Centre, Corofin Ireland
    From Doolin Village we will organize for you to pick up bicycles to explore Burren National Park! We recommend 3 hours at a moderate pace for this adventure. Feast your eyes with delightful views of Galway Bay and Ireland’s most extraordinary landscape. Spend time roaming the vast limestone ridges and discover the wonderful flora and fauna unique to this ecosystem.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge Ireland
    Your last stop will be the 6th century monastery Clonmacnoise, located on the banks of the Shannon river. The monastery was a centre of excellence for learning and scholars created the finest of Celtic art and illuminated manuscripts over 600 years.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dublin, Dublin, County Dublin
    If you have a little time left in Dublin before you fly home we will arm you with fantastic things to see and do in the Capital city and surroundings. Let Paddy the Pocket Pilot guide you back to Dublin and make some reservations for you.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: The Burren, The Burren, County Clare
    Your two hidden gems today will be revealed during your adventure around the Burren National Park.
    Each day your very own customised app and new best friend – Paddy the Pocket Pilot will direct you to some of the most amazing secret locations and hidden gems in Ireland. These are all close to your route but off the beaten track!

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Dublin Airport, Dublin, Ireland
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Overland Ireland LTD

Activity ID: V-18519P17

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