Ancient Ireland Self-Drive Tour 11 Days

Ancient Ireland Self-Drive Tour 11 Days

10 Night Tour From $1,206 pps

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This tour arrives/departs from Dublin but these arrival/departure points can be customised to include other airports such as Shannon.

Overview

Step back in time on this 11 Day (10 nights) self-drive Ancient Ireland Tour. With a rich and colorful history spanning prehistoric times and early-Christianity, to the Viking and Norman conquests; Ireland as a civilization predates the great empires of the Egyptians and Romans alike. Unrivalled history and tradition allows the “Ancient Celtic” world to be brought alive throughout your eleven day tour of Ireland.

Retrace the footsteps of Ireland’s ancestors and discover historical relics-from passage cairns, to Neolithic tombs-, early Christian monasteries, medieval castles, fortresses, and ancient abbeys while taking in some of Ireland’s spectacular scenery along the way.

While in the evening relax by tasting Ireland’s local, heartwarming delicacies; embracing our tradition and culture through Irish music and folklore. A once in a lifetime experience awaits you on this Ancient Ireland Tour - capture 8000 years of history in 11 days.

This tour can be upgraded to also include an expert driver/guide. Click here for more details.

Tour Highlights

  • Dublin City - Ireland’s capital city has a plethora of attractions, museums, pubs and an epic history
  • Newgrange - Constructed over 5,000 years ago it is older than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt
  • Kilkenny Castle – Overlooking the River Nore the castle has been an integral part of the City for 9 centuries
  • Waterford City – Ireland’s oldest city it was founded by the Vikings in 914
  • Dingle Peninsula - One of Ireland's most remote regions, enjoy staggering natural beauty and a history of the ages
  • Clonmacnoise - Ancient monastic site situated on the River Shannon

Overnights for this Tour

  • Dublin for 2 nights
  • Kilkenny for 2 nights
  • Cork for 1 night
  • Kerry for 2 nights
  • Galway for 2 nights
  • Dublin for 1 night

What's included in this Tour

  • 10 nights accommodation based on your chosen package
  • Full Irish breakfast each morning
  • Car rental (automatic compact car, insurance and all taxes)

All our tours are flexible - you can choose your own style of accommodation and you can add or delete days. You can also upgrade to a larger car.

What's not included in this Tour

Flights and dinners. Visitor attractions listed in the tour are just suggestions and are not included in the price of the tour. We can however quote you for some of these visits on request.

Itinerary in Brief

  1. Day 1: Arrival in Dublin
  2. Day 2: Newgrange
  3. Day 3: Kilkenny
  4. Day 4: Waterford
  5. Day 5: Cork and Blarney
  6. Day 6: The Ring of Kerry
  7. Day 7: Dingle Peninsula
  8. Day 8: The Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty
  9. Day 9: Galway City
  10. Day 10: The Connemara Region and Clonmacnoise
  11. Day 11: Departure from Dublin

This tour arrives/departs from Dublin but these arrival/departure points can be customised to include other airports such as Shannon.

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