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CONN'S IRELAND
INDEPENDENT TOURING
SELF-DRIVE TOUR
11 DAYS
ALL IRELAND
CITSD8

SELF-DRIVE TOURS
Personalized & Customized
11 DAYS
ALL IRELAND
ONE, TWO OR MORE PERSONS

Personalized & Customized Self-Drive Touring

    Our most popular itinerary! Enjoy most of Ireland at a leisurely pace with many multiple night stays, so you can see more of each part of the country. This tour is packed with comprehensive features. You'll see Glendalough, Wexford Town, Waterford Crystal factory, the magnificent Rock of Cashel, 12th century Cahir Castle, Blarney Castle, Killarney's beauty, the spectacular Dingle Peninsula, Bunratty, the Clare Coast, Connemara, the Aran Islands, Sligo, Donegal and the Boyne Valley, before returning to Dublin.

    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


      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


      ITINERARY

      Day 1 - GLENDALOUGH & WATERFORD
      Take delivery of Hertz rental car and depart Dublin, travelling south through the Wicklow Mountains and the region known as "The Garden of Ireland." At Glendalough take a tour of the 6th century monastic settlement, with its round tower and Celtic crosses. Drive south to Waterford, a bustling town on the River Suir. You can see Reginald's Tower built a thousand years ago! Thomas Francis Meagher, a General in the Union Army during the US Civil War and the first Governor of the State of Montana, was born here. Stay in Waterford City this evening.

      Day 2 - CASHEL & MALLOW
      On to Waterford, where you visit the Waterford Crystal showrooms. You tour to Cashel and visit the Rock of Cashel, a cathedral fortress dating to the time of St. Patrick. On to Cahir Castle and Mallow. Stay in Mallow this evening.

      Day 3 - BLARNEY AND KILLARNEY
      To Blarney. Stop at Blarney Castle to climb to the battlements of the castle to kiss the famous "stone of eloquence." You'll have time to visit the Blarney Woolen Mills for traditional Irish handcrafts, fashions and crystal. Drive through the Cork countryside and into Kerry and Killarney which is set beside the Lakes of Killarney at the foot of the mountains. Stay in Killarney this evening.

      Day 4 - DINGLE PENINSULA
      Tour the spectacular Dingle Peninsula to Dingle, one of Ireland's most picturesque spots. To Killarney via Tralee and hear about the sad, romantic story of the Rose of Tralee. Stay in Killarney this evening.

      Day 5 - LIMERICK & BUNRATTY
      Irish Jaunting Cart ride through the Killarney National Park, to Ross Castle. Board the MV Pride of the Lakes for a cruise on Lough Leane. Drive to the spectacular viewpoint of Aghadoe followed by a leisurely afternoon. Depart Killarney and drive north, to the city of Limerick via the picturesque village of Adare. You continue to Shannonside and this evening you will dine like the Lords and Ladies of the 15th Century at Bunrattty Castle. Stay in Shannonside this evening.

      Day 6 - CLIFFS OF MOHER & BURREN
      Depart Shannonside and tour through County Clare, along the Clare Coast to visit the Cliffs of Moher which rise 700 feet above the sea and extend five miles along the coast. Drive on through the Burren country - an area of limestone hills which supports a wide range of flora. Continue on to Galway City. Stay in Galway City this evening.

      Day 7 - ARAN ISLANDS & CONNEMARA
      Travel through the Connemara region which is known for its mountains, the Twelve Bens, and the beauty of the landscape with its changing colors. Air excursion to the Aran island - Inishmor - and visit the ancient fort, Dun Angeus. Return to Connemara and to Galway City. Stay in Galway City this evening.

      Day 8 - SLIGO AND ENVIRONS
      Tour north through to Knock where you can visit the shrine of Our Lady of Knock. In 1879 The Virgin Mary appreaed to the villagers. Pope John Paul II visited Knock in 1979 and said Mass to the gathered faithful. On to Sligo, a county of gentle mountains, lakes and coastline. This area is associated with the great writer: W. B. Yeats. Stay in Sligo Town this evening.

      Day 9 - DONEGAL TOUR
      Stop at Drumcliff and visit the W. B. Yeats cnter. Yeats was one of Ireland's greatest poets and writers. He is buried in Drumcliff churchyardYou take an excursion into Donegal Town and visit Woolens & Things for tweeds and woolens. Visit 15th Donegal Castle with it fine restored Jacobean wing. Stay In Donegal Town this evening.

      Day 10 - BOYNE VALLEY CENTER
      You cross into Northern Ireland for a visit to the Belleek China factory and then a scenic drive to one of Europe's great archaeological mysteries, Newgrange & Knowth neolithic burial tombs, which predate the pyramids of Egypt. Overnight near Dublin Airport.

      Day 11 - DEPART FOR HOME
      Drive to Dublin Airport. 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 10 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
      • Irish Jaunting Cart ride in Killarney
      • Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle
      • Aran Island Air Excursion & Island Tour
      • DK Eyewitness Ireland Guide - 384 pages
      • Collins Ireland Road Atlas
      • Day-by-day itinerary that allows you to get more out of your touring day!

      NOT INCLUDED:
      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.

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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 at Glengalough. 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, Glendalough, Rock of Cashel, Cahir Castle, Ross Castle, Dun Aengus, Ceidi Fields, Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, Donegal Castle, Boyne Valley Center, plus many more!

      There are a few sites that are privately owned; House of Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Connemara Marble Factory, Celtic Crystal, Kylemore Abbey 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 11 Day Personalized & Customized
      Self Drive Tour
      Start Dublin
      Finish Dublin

      Season
      Accommodation
      Type
      B & B's Guesthouses
      3 Star Hotels
      4 Star Hotels
      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 999
      969
      283
      CITSD8
      High B & B's 999
      969
      283
      CITSD8
      Low Guesthouses 1179
      1143
      472
      CITSD8
      High Guesthouses 1254
      1216
      472
      CITSD8
      Low 3 Star Hotels 1179
      1143
      472
      CITSD8
      High 3 Star Hotels 1254
      1216
      472
      CITSD8
      Low 4 Star Hotels 1344
      1303
      560
      CITSD8
      High 4 Star Hotels 1519
      1473
      580
      CITSD8
      Low 5 Star Hotels 1719
      1667
      877
      CITSD8
      High 5 Star Hotels 2026
      1965
      1019
      CITSD8

      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.

      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.

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


      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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