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.
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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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Arrival at Dublin Airport with transfers to Dublin City Hotel for overnight accommodation. Explore all of Dublin’s many offerings, including a variety of museums and cultural tours offering visitors plenty of choice.
Today you jump from mainland Ireland to one of its most renowned islands, Inis Mór (big island). It is the largest of three islands that make up the Aran Islands. Once there, you can either explore the island by foot, bicycle, tour bus or a jaunting cart and experience the island’s magnificent landscape of rocky fields, wild ocean views and incredible monuments of Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic mythological heritage. In the afternoon, you make your way back to the mainland and travel west to your overnight stay in Roundstone.
Today you travel to Connemara National Park, where you can hike to the top of Diamond Hill before heading to Kylemore Abbey, stopping for lunch and exploring its incredible history and unique gardens. Your journey continues to an overnight stay in the colourful town of Westport.
From Westport, you travel north, exploring the rugged coastline of Mayo and the wilds of Donegal, with magnificent views of dramatic cliffs. While these are less famous than the Cliffs of Moher, they can reach almost three times higher at Slieve League, scaling a height of 601 metres (1,972 feet).
You continue the journey around the dramatic northern tip of Donegal towards Glenveagh National Park and Castle. Set in some 16,500 hectares of 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.
Today you will travel along the stunning Antrim coastline, where you will have the opportunity to visit some amazing locations, including Dunluce Castle, Fair Head, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Portrush, Mussenden Temple, Portstewart Strand and the UNESCO world heritage site of the Giants Causeway. After a day of exploration, you will travel to Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, for your overnight stay.
Belfast has much to offer you on your final day. From the Titanic Experience to the black taxi tours, there is plenty to fill your morning.
Once you have seen what Belfast has to offer, you will make your way to Dublin for your final overnight stay. Along the way you can visit more spectacular scenery and locations, including Newgrange, the Mourne Mountains, Tullymore Forest and Carlingford Lough.