Savour the magic of Ireland’s north with our new self-drive tours. Experience the ancient streets of Dublin, the vibrance of Galway and the majestic Aran Islands and Connemara National Park. Enjoy the atmospheric town of Westport, tick the Giant’s Causeway off your bucket list, explore Belfast and see much, much more throughout this spectacular region.
SELF DRIVE TOUR
The perfect way for the independent explorer to experience the highlights and sights of the North & West Coasts.
7 nights stay, 8 days
“Perfect way for us to explore & experience Ireland!”
– Hendrik, The Netherlands
Are you ready for an Irish experience like no other?
Book a self-driving tour of Northern Ireland with us and we will provide you with a car, 7 nights’ accommodation, breakfast each morning, route maps, use of our free offline app and plenty of tips and advice.
On this trip, you can immerse yourself in Dublin’s ancient streets and vibrant gastronomic scene, visit the cultural heaven of Galway and the spectacular Aran Islands, walk through the wonderfully placid Connemara National Park, visit the atmospheric towns of Westport and Letterkenny, take a stroll through Glenveagh National Park, see the famous Giants Causeway and visit Belfast, known around the world for the Titanic and scenes from Game of Thrones.
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Welcome to 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.
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.
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.
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
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
After breakfast you will depart Letterkenny and travel towards the seaside resort of Portrush. Along the way you will take a scenic drive a 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.
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
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.