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Family self-drive tour of Ireland

8 days from $4,510pp

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Tour highlights

  • Learn the tales of the prisoners detained in Kilmainham Gaol on a shared tour of the former prison.

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone and explore the castle’s grounds.

  • Kayak on one of Killarney’s lakes to Innisfallen Island.

  • Spend two nights in a 16th-century castle.

  • Learn the rules of hurling on a hands-on Gaelic games experience.

8 days from $4,510pp

Price includes:

  • Fully insured vehicle rental
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Travel that's shaped around you

We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arrival at the Dublin airport your private driver will meet and transport you to your hotel. You can then hear the fascinating history of Kilmainham Gaol on a shared, guided tour. Afterwards, you can trace the global influence of Irish people at EPIC, the Irish Emigration Museum.

  • Take in the sights of Dublin on an electric bicycle tour of the city with your knowledgeable guide. Later today enjoy an evening of traditional stories, folk music, and dinner at a local pub.

  • This morning, collect your rental car and head to Killarney, stopping at Blarney Castle for a chance to kiss the famed Blarney Stone to acquire the gift of the gab, along the way.

  • Embark on a jaunting car ride through Killarney National Park. In the afternoon, explore the park again via a guided kayak adventure.

  • Drive to Ennis to spend the night in Dromoland Castle, whose history dates back to the 16th century. Learn the ancient art of falconry on the hotel’s impressive grounds, before stepping back in time at a medieval banquet accompanied by amusing skits and music from costumed entertainers.

  • Today, make your own way to the Cliffs of Moher via the karst landscape of the Burren. We recommend admiring the sheer-faced Cliffs of Moher by boat.

  • Journey north to Galway for a hands-on Gaelic games experience, where you’ll learn the rules of hurling under the tutelage of a master. Afterwards partake in a gourmet food walking tour focused on local, artisan goods.

  • Return your car rental and say goodbye to the Emerald Isle.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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The specialist who designs your trip to Ireland will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip.

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