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Family Tour of Ireland - Self Drive (8 Days / 7 Nights)



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IRELAND: A check list of the must-sees of southern Ireland! Spend extra time in Dublin at start and end of your tour. Enjoy walking tours of Dublin's Trinity College and medieval Galway city. Explore Killarney National Park by jaunting car. Cruise Dingle Bay, view the mighty Cliffs of Moher and dine at 15th century Bunratty Castle's Medieval Banquet.
  • Day 1
    • Flight: Air France
  • Day 2-8
    • Car Hire: Ireland Enterprise Car Hire
    • Overnight Excursion: Family Tour of Ireland - 8 Day Self Drive Tour
  • Day 9
    • Car Hire: Ireland Enterprise Car Hire
Full Itinerary

Family Tour of Ireland - 8 Day Self Drive Tour

Family Tour of Ireland - 8 Day Self Drive Tour
Overnight In:
Dublin City Centre for 2 nights
Co.Galway for 2 nights
Co.Kerry for 2 nights
Dublin for 1 night

Note: Car hire not included in rates
Day 1. Welcome to Dublin!
Arrive to Dublin. In the afternoon, take in the attractions of Europe's most popular city. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 2. Dublin
Spend the day in Dublin. In the morning visit Dublin Zoo where you will have fun-filled, stimulating day out for all the family. The 28 hectare park in the heart of Dublin is home to some 600 animals in safe environment where education and conservation combine for an exciting and unforgettable experience! In the afternoon you can have some fun at the the National Aquatic Centre, one of the most innovative water parks in Europe. A whole host of exciting features ensures that there is lots of family fun, thrills - and something for everyone. Overnight in Dublin
Day 3. Galway City
Today in the morning head to Galway City which offers plenty when it comes to attractions and things to do and see. You can visit Galway aquarium where families can take part in the feeding, explore the model submarine and even hold starfish and giant spider crabs. The Children's Science Workshops take place in the Explorer Laboratory - Ireland's only Interactive Children's Laboratory. In the evening take a stroll on the Galway's most popular beaches: Salthill and Silverstrand.
Overnight in Co. Galway.
Day 4. Aran Islands
Catch a ferry to the Aran Islands. There are three islands: Inish Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Oírr. Inish Mór is buzzing with visitors during the summer & the biggest attraction is Dun Aenghus, a massive fort set dramatically on high cliffs. Hire a bicycle or take one of the minibus tours to explore the island. For tranquillity go to Inis Oirr, the smallest island which is best for relaxed walks & where it is easy to get the impression that you have the whole world to yourself. Overnight in Co. Galway.
Day 5. Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave and Bunratty Castle
Today travel south to Co Kerry. On the way stop at spectacular Cliffs of Moher and visit Doolin Cave. The main feature of the cave is 'The Great Stalactite'. This measures almost 7 metres in length making it one of the largest free hanging stalactites in the world. Pass through the area of the Burren, visiting Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Overnight in Co. Kerry.
Day 6. Dingle Peninsula
Take a full day tour around the Dingle Peninsula with its breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean and sandy beaches as well as ancient and early Christian monastic sites and small Irish-speaking villages. You will reach the most westerly point of Europe at Slea Head, from where you can catch a view of the offshore Blasket Islands. The largest of these, the Great Blasket island, was abandoned by its inhabitants in 1953. Weather permitting you can join the boat trip to see Fungie, a wild Bottlenose Dolphin, that choose to make Dingle Harbour his home. Overnight in Co Kerry.
Day 7. Killarney to Dublin
Today in the morning head back to Dublin. In the afternoon time permitting you can visit Imaginosity-Dublin children's museum. It is a child-centred creative, educational & interactive space for children under 9 years old and their families. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 8. Departure Sl
n abhaile!!
Morning at leisure to either shop for those souvenirs on Grafton Street or spend a few hours taking in more of all the wealth of attractions that you may have missed earlier. Depart for Dublin Airport.
Terms & Conditions

Peak season surcharges and block out dates may apply. Prices are per person sharing, unless otherwise specified. All prices are indicative and correct at time of loading onto the Thompsons website and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases, airfare increases and availability. For standard terms and conditions refer to www.thompsons.co.za E&OE.


The tour excludes entrance fees. All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance.

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