Northern Ireland Self Drive 8 Day Adventure

Self Drive

The perfect way for the independent explorer to experience the highlights and sights of the North & West Coasts.
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Duration

7 nights stay,
8 days
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Price

From
€1295

Introducing our New Northern Ireland Self Drive Tour. This Self Drive Vacation Ireland will take you from Ireland Capital city, Dublin, north to Belfast City and then all the way north to drive the Antrim Coast.

Savour the magic of Ireland’s north on our 8-day Northern Ireland Self-Drive Tour. In this itinerary, we’ve combined the must-see urban experiences of Dublin and famed Belfast with the picturesque National Parks of Connemara and Glenveagh, breathtakingly scenic views along the Atlantic Way and atmospheric villages like Westport and bohemian Galway.

For more information about this tour & to explore all your other options please contact a member of our team here.

Highlights

The ancient streets and vibrant food, drink and music scene of Dublin and Belfast, famous for the Titanic and iconic scenes from Game of Thrones

Beautiful Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey

UNESCO World Heritage Site of Giant’s Causeway and the Antrim Coast

Charming villages of Galway, Westport and Donegal

What's Included?

Ensuite room in select accommodations with breakfast
Multiple vehicle options
Personalised day to day road book with route suggestions
Recommended daily points of interest, experiences and dining options
24 hour telephone support service
Dedicated holiday specialist to help with planning

Package Options

Prices quoted are for the Digital Option. If you would prefer the Traditional Pack please let us know your booking form page.

AVAILABLE TOURS

Tour
Duration
Price
Northern Ireland Self-Drive 8 Day Adventure
Duration: 7 nights
Cost pps: €1295

Itinerary

Day 1 - Dublin
Transfer from the airport to your first nights’ accommodation in the city centre. After checking in, set out to explore the steeped-in-history capital. Explore Dublin at your own pace or join a comprehensive walking tour to visit the highlights. Either way, you’ll want to find your way to St. James’ Gate brewery to visit The Guinness Factory because no trip to Dublin is complete without a visit to this must-see attraction.

Overnight: Dublin
Day 2 - Dublin to Galway
Today you will collect your car rental and drive west to Galway, the bohemian capital of Ireland. Take a stroll along the city’s vibrant streets, enjoy its rich variety of culinary offerings and see historical places of interest up close.

Overnight: Galway
Day 3 - Connemara National Park
Today you travel to Connemara National Park, there you can take the opportunity to hike to the top of Diamond Hill before heading to Kylemore Abbey where I would recommend getting a bite to eat and explore its incredible history and unique gardens. You will then make your way to your overnight stay in the colourful town of Westport. The town is rich in historical areas of interest and a great traditional music scene.

Overnight: Westport
Day 4 - Westport to Donegal Town
Departing Westport, travel to the north coast of Mayo and the unique Ceide Fields, a 5,500-year-old Neolithic site. Nearby is the windswept coast walk that leads to Downpatrick Head, where Saint Patrick is believed to have founded a church. If you haven’t had enough history, continue to the ruins of Moyne Abbey near Killala. Afterwards, we make your way towards Ballina, which would be a great stop to have lunch. That afternoon, you will make your way north towards Donegal Town via Bundoran where you can take the opportunity to dip your feet into the wild Atlantic Ocean or catch some of the most renowned waves in the world.

Overnight: Donegal Town
Day 5 - Glenveagh National Park
After breakfast you will travel towards Glenveagh National park and Castle. Set in some 16,500 hectares of County Donegal mountains, you have the chance to discover picturesque lakes, wild glens and woods, a large herd of red deer and the 19th Century Glenveagh Castle. Following this you will make your way to the town of Letterkenny known as the ‘Cathedral town’ for your overnight stay.

Overnight: Letterkenny
Day 6 - Inishowen Peninsula
After breakfast you will depart Letterkenny and travel towards the seaside resort of Portrush. Along the way you will take a scenic drive around the stunning Inishowen Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way. The route passes most of the top tourist attractions and places of interest on the peninsula such as Malin Head and Inishowen Head Lighthouse.

Overnight: Portrush
Day 7 - Giants Causeway & the Antrim Coast
Today you will travel the stunning Antrim Coastline. Travelling along the coast you will have the opportunity to visit Dunluce Castle, Fair Head, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge Portrush, Mussenden Temple, Portstewart Strand & the Giants Causeway a UNESCO World heritage Site. Its setting is famed for its unique rock formation of about 40,000 inter-locking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption nearly 60 million years ago. You will then reach the capital of Northern Ireland ‘Belfast’ for your overnight stay.

Overnight: Belfast
Day 8 - Belfast to Dublin
After Breakfast if you have time, take a stroll around the city. If not make the short drive back to Dublin Airport where you will return your car rental and bid the Emerald Isle Farewell.

Departure Dates

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