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CONN'S IRELAND
INDEPENDENT TOURING
SELF-DRIVE TOUR
7 DAYS
NORTHWEST & WEST
CITSD4

SELF-DRIVE TOURS
Personalized & Customized
7 DAYS
Northwest & West
ONE, TWO OR MORE PERSONS

Personalized & Customized Self-Drive Touring

Enjoy a comfortably paced touring itinerary through the West, Northwest and East of the Irish Republic. Marvel at the stone-age remains, monuments and tombs. Enjoy the solitude and peace of the Aran Islands, all while taking in the spectacular and serene beauty of the Irish countryside.

After you pay a $99 USD retainer (credited to the tour price), Conn will have a conversation with you to find out your interests and preferences, as well as activities you may wish to enjoy. We take the time to provide a detailed proposal for you to review before you make your decision to pay your deposit. We may not be the least expensive tour product, but WE ARE THE BEST! The features and inclusions of our SELF-DRIVE TOURS are numerous. When you make your comparisons with other tour companies, take that into consideration. Our SELF-DRIVE TOURS are COMPREHENSIVE & COMFORTABLE, as well as an excellent value....and a very PERSONALIZED style of touring... to provide what our clients tell us are "An Irish Symphony of Perfection!"

Map of Tour


    ITINERARY

    Day 1 - CLARE COAST
    Arrive at Shannon Airport and take delivery of Hertz rental car and depending on your arrival time you may wish to visit nearby Bunratty with its 19th century folk village. You'll also see 15th century Bunratty Castle. One of Ireland's oldest pubs is Durty Nelly's PUB dating to the early 17th century. Depart Shannonside and tour through County Clare, along the Clare Coast to Lahinch. You may wish to visit the Cliffs of Moher which rise 700 feet above the sea and extend five miles along the coast. Stay in Lahinch this evening.

    Day 2 - BURREN & GALWAY
    Drive on through the Burren country - an area of limestone hills which supports a wide range of flora. Continue on to Galway. Christopher Columbus stopped here on his way to the New World. Explore Galway's pedestrianized streets and see the Claddagh District, Eyre Square, Spanish Arch, Shop Street lined with shops, pubs, book stores, galleries and restaurants. Stay In Galway City this evening. Explore Galway City tonight.

    Day 3 - ARAN ISLANDS & CONNEMARA
    Drive along the shores of Galway Bay to Inverin and Connemara Regional Airport and enjoy an Air excursion to the Aran island - Inishmor - and a two hour tour of the island and visit the ancient fort - Dun Angeus. Continue you drive through the Connemara region which is known for its mountains, the Twelve Bens and the beauty of the landscape with its changing colors. You may wish to stop in Moycullen and visit Connemara Crystal. Return to Galway City for a lesiure evening.

    Day 4 - SLIGO AND ENVIRONS
    Tour north from Galway through headford to Cong, in County Mayo. This village was used as the set for the John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara movie - The Quiet Man. On to Sligo, a county of gentle mountains, lakes and coastline. This area is associated with the great writer: W. B. Yeats. Overnight in Sligo Town.

    Day 5 - DONEGAL TOUR
    Tour north from Sligo to Drumcliffe where you will find the Yeats Center. On through the coastal resort town of Bundoran and Ballyshannon to Donegal Town. Explore the town center with its 15th century Donegal Castle. Do some shopping in Donegal Town and visit 'Woolens & Things' for tweeds and woolens. Stay in Donegal Town this evening.

    Day 6 - BELLEEK & BOYNE VALLEY CENTERE
    You cross into Northern Ireland for a visit to the Belleek China factory and then a scenic drive across the midlands to one of Europe's great archaeological mysteries, the Boyne Valley Center. with its neolithic burial tombs of Knowth, Newgrange & Dowth, which predate the pyramids. Continue on to Dublin Airport area for your last night in Ireland.

    Day 7 - DEPART FOR HOME
    Drive to nearby Dublin Airport and turn in Hertz car. Depart for home.

    SLAN LEAT

    POST-TOUR DUBLIN PACKAGE: One or Two Nights
    Extend your Ireland Tour with one or two nights in Dublin, Ireland's Capital. Package includes: Private Taxi Transfer from airport to hotel, Dinner in the hotel restaurant, including an Irish Coffee, Dublin City Sightseeing Tour, and porterage at airport and hotel.
    Click here: Dublin's Fair City Package



    WE'VE ADDED FUN, FEATURES & SECURITY TO YOUR TOUR!
    You'll See more, Experience more & Get More out of each touring day!

    YOUR CUSTOMIZED PREBOOKED TOUR INCLUDES:
    • Room with private bathroom at accommodation selected:
      B&Bs (Bed & Breakfast), Guesthouses or 3 Star Hotels,
      4 Star Hotels, 5 Star Hotels for 6 nights in Ireland.
    • Reservation fees to prebook all accommodation.
    • Full Irish breakfast daily in Ireland.
    Irish Cellular Phone Rental with 20 Euros of Airtime
    • Itinerary Consulting Time by Email and Telephone
    • Aran Island Air Excursion and Island Tour
    • Conn's Ireland Souvenir Gift
    • DK Eyewitness Ireland Guide - 384 pages
    • Collins Ireland Road Atlas
    • Michelin Fold Out Touring Map
    • Day-by-day itinerary that allows you to get more out of your touring day!
    • Government Taxes at 13.5% and 9%


    HERTZ CAR RENTAL IS NOT INCLUDED IN LAND TOUR PRICE USE HERTZ or Conn's Ireland Car Rental button AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO BOOK YOUR HERTZ 'FULLY INCLUSIVE' RENTAL CAR.

    Special Note: This itinerary can be taken in reverse at the same prices.

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    ADMISSIONS: We have NOT included any site admissions as you may wish to choose which ones you wish to enter and take the guided tour. Many of the sites mentioned in the itinerary are (OPW) Office of Public Works sites and you can purchase a Heritage Card at the first site, perhaps in Ennis at the Ennis Friary. The card cost is 16 for seniors and 21 for adults and is good for one year from date of issue and includes admission and guided tour to over 100 sites in Ireland. The Heritage Card will come in handy for visits to National Botanical Gardens, Dublin Castle & the State Apartments, Kilmainham Gaol, Ennis Friary, Ceide Fields, Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Donegal Castle, Boyne Valley Center, plus many more!

    There are a few sites that are privately owned; Bunratty Folk Park, Connemara Marble Factory, Celtic Crystal and are not part of OPW and you can choose to pay admission when you get there.


    LAND TOUR PRICES ARE IN EUROS. USE CURRENCY CALCULATOR TO FIND TODAY'S USD PRICE FOR THE TOUR

    Note: Prices shown below are based on 2 persons sharing a Double/Twin room.
    Supplement to shared room price for single occupancy room is also shown.


    Conn's Ireland 6 Day Personalized & Customized
    Self Drive Tour
    Start Shannon
    Finish Dublin
    Or V. V.

    Season
    Accommodation
    Type
    B & B's Guesthouses
    3 Star Hotels
    4 Star Hotel
    5 Star Hotels
    Land Tour Price
    Credit Card Price
    per
    person
    Land Tour Price
    By Personal Check
    per
    person
    Single
    Room
    Extra
    Charge
    Tour #
    Low B & B's 682
    661
    162
    CITSD4
    High B & B's 682
    661
    162
    CITSD4
    Low Guesthouses 795
    771
    243
    CITSD4
    High Guesthouses 830
    805
    243
    CITSD4
    Low 3 Star Hotels 755
    732
    243
    CITSD4
    High 3 Star Hotels 830
    805
    243
    CITSD4
    Low 4 Star Hotels 865
    839
    250
    CITSD4
    High 4 Star Hotels 981
    951
    277
    CITSD4
    Low 5 Star Hotels 1054
    1022
    563
    CITSD4
    High 5 Star Hotels 1216
    1179
    563
    CITSD4

    LOW SEASON: November 1 - March 31 HIGH SEASON - April 1 - October 31


    HERTZ CAR RENTAL IS NOT INCLUDED IN LAND TOUR PRICE USE HERTZ or Conn's Ireland Car Rental button AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE TO BOOK YOUR HERTZ 'FULLY INCLUSIVE' RENTAL CAR.

    LAND TOUR PRICES ARE IN EUROS. USE CURRENCY CALCULATOR TO FIND TODAY'S USD PRICE FOR THE TOUR

    Note: Prices shown above are based on 2 persons sharing a Double/Twin room.
    Supplement to shared room price for single occupancy room is also shown.


    PAY BY CHECK DISCOUNT:
    If you wish to pay the land tour price BY PERSONAL CHECK, you can deduct 3% from the Land Tour Price shown in BLUE. Tour Deposit may be made by credit card but remaining tour balance must be paid by personal check to receive discount. Call us at 253 752 0448 to take advantage of this SPECIAL OFFER!
    The 3% discount is available if you make your reservation 45 days prior to tour departure date. Call now to book!


    To all of the above Land Tour Prices YOU add a Hertz Rental Car
    with a *Fully Inclusive Rate.


    *FULLY INCLUSIVE HERTZ CAR RENTAL Rates Include:

    • Unlimited Mileage
    • Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
    • SUPER CDW INCLUDED!

    • 3RD PARTY LIABILITY INSURANCE!
    • Personal Accident Insurance
    • Personal Effects Coverage

    • Vehicle License Cost Recovery
    • Theft Protection (TP)
    • Location Service Charge (LSC)
    • VAT (Value Added Tax)
    • NO PAYMENT UNTIL CAR RENTAL IS COMPLETED
    • EURO CAR RENTAL RATE GUARANTEED
    • NO CANCELLATION PENALTIES

    • NO Airport Counter Hassles!!

    Pick-Up locations:
    Cork Airport, Dublin (Airport & Downtown), Kerry Airport, Shannon Airport, Knock, Sligo, Waterford, Wexford,

    CLICK THE 'CONN'S IRELAND CAR RENTAL' BUTTON BELOW. AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR DATES SELECT CAR GROUP SELECT EXTRAS YOUR FULLY INCLUSIVE PRICE WILL BE SHOWN INCLUDING TAXES FILL IN YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS AND BOOK

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