This 8, 9 or 10 night self-drive getaway will show you the best of Ireland including Dublin, the coastal city of Waterford, Cork, Killarney and stunning Clare. Enjoy 4 and 5-star accommodations with tours as well!
Package includes round-trip airfare, 5-star luxury hotels, automatic car rentals, tours, full Irish breakfast daily and more!
Per Person Package Includes:
- Round-trip economy class airfare to Dublin and from Shannon
- Automatic car rental for duration of stay
- 8-night option:
- 2-nights at the Brooks Hotel in Dublin
- 1-night at the Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort in Waterford
- 1-night at the Imperial Hotel in Cork
- 2-nights at the Europe Hotel & Resort in Killarney
- 2-nights at Dromoland Castle in Newmarket-on-Fergus
Tours & Sightseeing:
- Dublin Castle State Apartments
- Saint Patrick’s Cathedral
- Tour of Blarney Castle
- Admission to the Cliffs of Moher with Parking
- Full Irish breakfast daily
- All local taxes
- Hotel service charges
- Carrier and government taxes/fees/facility charges on airfare are included
- Gratuities and meals (other than noted) are not included
Extend your vacation!
9 night option includes an extra night at the Europe Hotel & Resort in Killarney.
10 night vacation option includes an extra night in Killarney and at the Imperial Hotel in Cork. Select your desired number of nights in the booking calendar.
This Ireland vacation package begins with two nights at the 4-star Brooks Hotel, conveniently located in the city center of Dublin. Take a stroll down Grafton Street, tour St. Patrick’s Cathedral or stop for a pint at Temple Bar. You’ll have a tour the elegant Dublin Castle State Apartments which serve as the venue for Ireland’s Presidencies of the European Union.
Following Dublin you’ll head south along the east coast to Waterford and then Cork. The 4-star Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort will be sure to impress as it is set on its own charming island! Secluded and lovely, you can spend time at the Waterford Crystal Factory or walking along the quay. In Cork, with the 4-star Imperial Hotel as your home base you’ll have a great tour of the legendary Blarney Castle. Maybe sneak a kiss on the Blarney Stone and receive the gift of gab, according to the tales.
With two nights in Killarney at the 5-star Europe Hotel & Golf Resort you will be able to see all of the famous spots! Take a hike through the Killarney National Park, adventure to the Ring of Kerry or enjoy a leisurely lunch in Kerry’s quirky town.
Finish your trip off at the 5-star Dromoland Castle Hotel in Clare. This is one of the most impressive castle hotels in Ireland complete with perfectly manicured lawns, elegant interior and ideal location. Visit the Cliffs of Moher while here!
Day 1: Depart the United States and relax on an overnight flight to Dublin. Ireland is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time and most flights from New York to Dublin are around 7-8 hours so you’ll want to sleep on your flight and arrive ready to explore!
Day 2: Welcome to Dublin! Your first two nights will be at the 4-star Brooks Hotel just off Drury Street. Enjoy a tour of the elegant Dublin Castle State Apartments which serve as the venue for Ireland’s Presidencies of the European Union. Originally, these apartments were built as residential and public quarters and were the focus of trendy and extravagant social life. Visit the Undercroft at the ground floor as well where the city walls join the castle and you will have views of the Viking defense bank and the Liffey.
Day 3: Dublin is an infectious city with a bustling atmosphere and a rich history. There are endless possibilities here from monuments and churches to bars and distilleries. Venture out and see for yourself! You will find Trinity College, Temple Bar, the Guinness Storehouse the Kilmainham Gaol. Enjoy a tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral which is included in this vacation package as well!
Day 4: Today you will drive south to the 4-star Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort. This exceptional property is set on its own private island in Waterford. You will have 310 dazzling acres of land to explore plus you’ll be nearby one of the most internationally recognized crystal factories in the world- the House of Waterford Crystal. Take the drive over to the medieval Kilkenny Castle where you can admire the architectural beauty or stay nearby and enjoy the island.
Day 5: Following Waterford you’ll head to Cork for a one night stay at the 4-star Imperial Hotel. You will have a tour of the Blarney Castle which is steeped with history. After the tour you can grab a bite to eat on the pier in Cork, visit the English market or drive over to Cobh, one of the most picturesque areas in the southeast.
Days 6 and 7: Your next two nights will be at the 5-star Europe Hotel in Killarney! While in Killarney you will want to experience the celebrated Ring of Kerry which is one of the top attractions in Ireland. The Ring is a steep trail with the most stunning views. Your rental car will allow you to visit the Killarney National Park, the Muckross House and Gardens and the Killarney Lakes as well. The town of Kerry is a great place to do some souvenir shopping or grab a bite to eat.
Days 8 and 9: The last two nights of this Ireland vacation package will be spent in luxury at the 5-star Dromoland Castle Hotel in Clare- a true highlight of the journey. You will be a quick drive from the Cliffs of Moher where you will have admission and free parking. You will have plenty of options for activities while the castle will supply you with the best accommodations to keep you well-rested and at home!
Day 10: Depart Ireland from Shannon Airport.
“With EGT we were able to make a vacation that was really unique. We stayed in two castles, did some serious shopping, and spent a lot of time out in nature. One of the best things about Ireland is its beautiful scenery, and we were always exactly where we wanted to be. ” – Sarah H
Terms and Conditions:
We have selected the most economical flight schedule for you. Please note that shorter, and more convenient flight options may be available at an additional cost.
Advertised package rates are per person and are based on two people traveling together, unless otherwise specified. Package rates are based on select departures as noted on the above calendar. Rates may not represent current prices. Rates require a 7-day advance purchase and include round-trip economy class airfare including carrier and government-imposed taxes and fees including the September 11th Security Fee of $5.60 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. Fluctuations in exchange rates may affect some taxes or fees. Packages are subject to availability and are capacity controlled and may not be available on every date or on all flights and may be restricted to certain hotel room and car categories. . Fares apply to North American originating passengers only. Full payment is made at the time of reservation. Seats are limited and fares may not be available on all flights. Higher fares may also be available throughout travel period. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount/promotion. Not eligible for accrual of frequent flyer points/mileage. Child/infant discounts not available. Stopovers are not permitted. Valid for new bookings only. Offers may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice.
Fares are non-refundable. Substantial restrictions apply for cancellation/change and depend upon the package type. Travel Trip Protection (including Pre-departure Trip Cancellation Waiver) will be offered during the booking process and if purchased you will be allowed to cancel/change your trip once for any reason up to 72-hours prior to departure. You will receive a refund of your payments made, less Travel Trip Protection costs and fees. Additional coverage for trip delay; missed connection; baggage and medical protections; and 24-hour worldwide assistance services are also included. If you have not purchased Travel Trip Protection, all bookings are non-refundable
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