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Self-Drive of Ireland - The High Life Tour

From Castle stays to romantic cliff top walks this luxury High Life self-drive tour of Ireland has it all! Let us provide you with the perfect itinerary for a luxury self-drive tour and show you the best of what Ireland has to offer. Begin exploring Ireland’s Ancient East at Glendalough and make your way to the Wild Atlantic Way.

This unique self-drive experience to Ireland is powered by our bespoke app. Paddy the Pocket Pilot has hours of information pre-loaded about Ireland’s most famous sites and off the beaten track locations. Learn Gaelic on the go and 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 :
    • 5x 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 Itineraries
    • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
    • Entry/Admission - Killarney National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Ring of Kerry
    • Entry/Admission - Dingle Distillery
    • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
    • Entry/Admission - Dromoland Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Corcomroe Abbey
    • Entry/Admission - Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
    • Entry/Admission - Croagh Patrick
    • Entry/Admission - Ashford Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Clonmacnoise
    What's excluded :
    • Some optional actives and entrance fees that cannot be prepaid.
    • Entry/Admission - Glendalough Monastic Settlement
    • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel

  • Day 1: Dublin - Glendalough - Cork

    Stop At: Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Ireland
    Depart the hustle & bustle of our capital city for the charming and wonderful Glendalough in the Wicklow mountains, perched centrally in Ireland’s Ancient East. Paddy the Pocket Pilot (our bespoke app) will take you take you to the monastic site of St. Kevin’s Round Tower built in the 6th century.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rock of Cashel, Rock Vista Moor Lane, Cashel Ireland
    Your next stop is the famous Rock of Cashel aka the City of Kings. This medieval castle and cathedral was the home of Ireland’s first king. Immerse yourself in 1,000 years of history and take some fantastic photos at this famous landmark.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Carlow, Carlow, County Carlow
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed in the County Carlow region after your Glendalough experience.
    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: Blarney - Killarney

    Stop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens, Monacnapa, Blarney, Cork T23 Y598 Ireland
    No trip to Ireland is complete without a trip to Blarney Castle and Gardens. You simply MUST kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the gift of the gab (the ability to tell a good yearn). Take the time to roam the beautiful gardens.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Killarney National Park Cork Road, Killarney Ireland
    Visit some spectacular views on your drive to Killarney at Molls Gap, Ladies view and Torc Waterfall before exploring Killarney National Park. This afternoon you will jaunt around Killarney National Park– horse and carriage.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kenmare, Kenmare, County Kerry
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed when you make a stop 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: A breakfast fit for a King and to set you up for all your adventures of the day.
    Accommodation included: We guarantee a 'Céad Míle Fáilte' - A Hundred Thousand Welcomes at our tried and loved locally sourced accommodation.

    Day 3: The Ring of Kerry

    Stop At: Ring of Kerry, Ireland
    We recommend taking the whole day to enjoy stopping at all the hotspots along the Ring of Kerry to really soak up the whole experience and stunning views on this majestic stretch of road.
    Some of the many highlights on arguably the most beautiful ring road in the world the include:

    Sneem
    Caherdaniel
    Ballinskelligs - The Skellig Islands
    Portmagee
    Cahersiveen
    The Gap of Dunloe

    Prepare for some jaw-dropping stops on route to Dingle!

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Dingle Distillery, R559 Milltown Roundabout, Dingle V92 E7YD Ireland
    Finish off a perfect day at the Dingle Whiskey Distillery. There 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: Sneem, Sneem, County Kerry
    Today there are so many hidden gems on your Ring of Kerry driving experience.
    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: Cliffs of Moher - Dromoland Castle

    Stop At: Cliffs of Moher, Lislorkan North, Liscannor Ireland
    Your cliffs experience will take you by foot across its stunning natural features with the powerful Atlantic Ocean waves crashing below. The cliffs are one of the most spectacular natural features in Ireland and are sure to leave you lost for words.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Dromoland Castle, Newmarket-on-Fergus Ireland
    After your invigorating cliffs experience it is time to unwind, live like a King and Queen at the majestic Dromoland Castle. Enjoy everything this fabulous 5 star castle has to offer by roaming the grounds or taking part in some of their wonderful experiences.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Liscannor, Liscannor, County Clare
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed before your stroll along the Cliffs of Moher.
    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: Galway - The Culture Capital of Ireland

    Stop At: Corcomroe Abbey, County Clare, Ireland Ireland
    Visit Corcomroe Abbey, beautifully situated on the edge of the rocky hills of the Burren. The church was constructed in the early 13th century by the Cistercian monks.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Galway, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland
    Your afternoon is the start of your bustling, bohemian Galway adventure. Galway, voted European Capital of Culture 2020 and will not disappoint. Expect an electric atmosphere with entertaining street performers and plenty of ‘Craic’ (fun) in this much celebrated town.
    Our friends in Galway will take you on a gourmet historical tour of the city.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Kinvara, Kinvara, County Galway, Western Ireland
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed in County Clare on your way to the City of the Tribes.
    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: Kylemore Abbey - Ballinahinch Castle

    Stop At: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Connemara On the N59 between Clifden and Westport, Kylemore Ireland
    Your first stop today is Kylemore Abbey in the heart of Connemara. The rugged landscape of Connemara come hail, rain or shine is guaranteed to take your breath away. Spend time roaming the abbey and the Victorian walled garden on this 1000-acre estate overlooking Kylemore Lake and the majestic Connemara National Park.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Ballynahinch, Co. Galway, Ireland
    Ballynahinch Castle awaits you. Let them serve up a sumptuous afternoon tea in one of their luxurious rooms. Once you park up at this hidden gem you will not want to leave.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Clifden, Clifden, County Galway, Western Ireland
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed close to Clifden in the heart of Connemara.
    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: Westport - Ashford Castle

    Stop At: Croagh Patrick, Murrisk Ireland
    This morning you will challenge yourself to a hike up Ireland’s holiest mountain – Croagh Patrick, made famous by St. Patrick himself. At the top you will be treated to 360 degree panoramic views of Clew Bay.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Ashford Castle Drive, Cong F31 CA48 Ireland
    Your last night of your trip will be your finest. Presidents, celebrities, sports heros throughout history have been drawn to the fabulous Ashford Castle Hotel. This really is one of the most luxurious places to stay in Ireland teeming with rich history and heritage. What a way to finish off your whirlwind tour of Ireland.
    There are never ending activities to enjoy on the estate like falconry, boat trips, archery, horse-riding or even their award-winning Spa!
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Murrisk, Murrisk, County Mayo, Western Ireland
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed at the foothills of Croagh Patrick.
    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 8: Clonmacnoise - Dublin

    Stop At: Clonmacnoise, Shannonbridge Ireland
    Your first 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: 2 hours

    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: Glennagloghaun North, Monivea, Co. Galway, Ireland
    Your hidden gem today will be revealed in the County Galway area on route to Clonmacnoise.
    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.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Corballis, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin, Ireland
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • 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-18519P16

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