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Classic Ireland (Self Drive)
This holiday is on request
3 Star
7 night(s) from  R7084 pps  book now
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Description


Day 1 :
Dublin Arrival
Arrive at Dublin Airport today, pick up your hire car & transfer to your hotel. According to the time of arrival, enjoy a tour of the highlights of Dublin, which could include a visit to Trinity College to view the beautifully illuminated Book of Kells and the National Museum of Ireland (entry free of charge). 
Overnight: Dublin area

Day 2 :
Dublin to Galway
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin today. You could visit St-Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church, where Jonathan Swift, author of “Gulliver’s Travels” was once Dean. Stop off at the Old Jameson Distillery (option), situated in the old markets area of the city, Smithfield.
An audio-visual tour explains the process by which whisky is made and this is followed by a whisky tasting by all in the “Ball o’ Malt Bar”. A special tasting is organised to compare the most popular Irish whiskies with bourbon and scotch whisky. This afternoon depart Dublin for your next stop, County Galway.
Overnight: Galway area

Day 3 :
Connemara
Spend today exploring the country of the “Quiet Man” and “The Purple Taxi”-Connemara, an area full of contrast, Granite Mountains populated only by sheep with hundreds of lakes forming a fisherman’s Paradise. Its stone walls, small farms, thatched cottages in isolated splendour with its heather covered hills create an unforgettable scene for all its visitors.
The route takes us from Galway to the lake dotted centre of Connemara at Maam Cross. The road continues through the colourful town of Clifden and on through the Irish speaking low-lying part of Southern Connemara with its countless beautiful lakes.
Overnight: Galway area

Day 4 :
Galway to Kerry
Depart for Kerry this morning, and travel through the heart of County Clare - the Burren Region.
The Burren is a geological paradise boasting over 2,000 plants and many rare flowers. Continue along the coast of Clare to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher (option) which form a 200m wall that plunges into the Atlantic Ocean, from which you can see from Galway Bay to Continue through the farming countryside of Limerick to Kerry.
Overnight: Kerry area

Day 5 :
Ring of Kerry
A superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula (170 kms), taking in spectacular scenery - mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean as one travel along the coast road. Leaving Killarney you travel through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. 
Continue to Cahersiveen, the birth place of National hero, Daniel O’Connell, drive through the peat bogs to the sea town of Waterville.
Continue to Sneem Village, famous because of its brightly coloured houses. The road continues with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney.
Overnight: Kerry area

Day 6 :
Dingle Peninsula & Limerick
Depart for a tour of the Dingle Peninsula, where films such as “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far and Away” have been made. The Peninsula has an extraordinary number of ring forts, high crosses and other ancient monuments.
The area west of Dingle has the greatest concentration of ancient sites in Kerry. This area is also a genuine Irish-speaking area. The landscape here is dramatic and there are striking views of the Blasket Islands from Slea Head.
Overnight: Limerick area

Day 7 :
Limerick to Dublin
Return to Dublin and afternoon free to explore the city or to do your last minute shopping.
Overnight: Dublin area

Day 8 :
Travel to Dublin Airport for return flight home.

Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation in B&B's
  • Breakfast daily
  • Heritage Island Touring Guide and Explorer Coupon
  • 7 days car hire - Ford Ka 2 door or similar economy model including local sales tax, airport surcharge, liability insurance, collision damage and theft cover and unlimited kilometers

Hotel Description


Accommodation is in B&B style facilities.  Confirmation at specific hotels is subject to availability and specific hotels are advised at time of confirmation of your booking.  Upgrades to 3-star hotels and Manot Houses are available.

Dates


1 - 28 February 2019
Last date to purchase:  10 January 2019

1 - 31 March 2019
Last date to purchase:  10 February 2019

Basic Conditions

  • Standard terms and conditions apply
  • Price is based on 2 people travelling together at all times and sharing in a double or twin room
  • Normal 3rd passenger and child rates are applicable for additional guests
  • Prices advertised exclude all domestic and international flights
  • Prices advertised exclude any services, meals, drinks, tips, surcharges, levies and other costs not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Prices advertised are correct at time of publishing and subject to increase or decrease without prior notice should the currency fluctuate or tariffs alter
  • All travel offers are capacity controlled and are thus subject to availability at the time of reservation
  • All advertised prices for the travel offers vary by date, departure city, and availability
  • All advertised prices are on a per person sharing basis unless otherwise specified
  • All travel offers are capacity controlled and are thus subject to availability at the time of reservation
  • All travel offers are governed by specific terms and conditions of sale, which include advance purchase restrictions, minimum stay requirements, block-out travel periods and peak season surcharges
  • Booking, change and cancellation conditions apply
  • Passport & visa costs (if applicable) & items of a personal nature are also not included in the advertised price, unless otherwise stated
  • Travel insurance is not included in the advertised price but is strongly recommended
  • Extra nights may be required at passenger expense due to flight schedules
  • Refuelling costs may be charged on return of the car.  These charges are excluded from and in addition to the vehicle rental cost.
  • Following an investigation by the vehicle rental company, in the event of an incident excesses relating to LDW Insurance (Loss Damage Waiver) / CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) insurance may still be payable.  Charge of these excesses is at the discretion of the vehicle rental company.
  • An authorization for a deposit to the value of the LDW/CDW excess will be obtained from the driver’s credit card upon collection of the vehicle.  This amount is released upon return of the vehicle under the condition that is in the same condition as at the time of collection.  Sufficient credit must be available on the driver’s credit card/s to allow for the deposit to be authorized or the hiring company will not lease the vehicle despite pre-payment of the rental fees.
  • In cases where TP Insurance (Theft Protection) is included, an excess will still be charged in the event of theft or attempted theft.
  • All excess amounts are determined by and charged at the discretion of the vehicle hire company.
  • One-way hires incur a one-way drop off fee of up to but not limited to USD350.  This amount is capacity controlled and charged at the drop-off point directly by the car hire company.