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West Coast Self Drive with Castle Stay

This carefully crafted itinerary provides the perfect blend of sightseeing and leisure time. Vacation packages include accommodations, daily breakfast, some sightseeing, plus a Hertz rental car. Choose the following option or customize your vacation as you wish.

6 days from $963* per person, land only

Your Customized Vacation Includes:

  • 1 night in Limerick at the 4-star No. 1 Pery Square Hotel
  • 2 nights in Killarney at the 4-star The Malton Hotel
  • 1 night in Cong at the 5-star Ashford Castle
  • 1 night in Galway at the 4-star Ardilaun Hotel
  • Ring of Kerry Tour
  • Jaunting Car Ride with Ross Castle & Killarney Estate
  • Cliffs of Moher cruise
  • 6 days Hertz compact automatic car
  • Breakfast daily
  • All ground taxes

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1 - Depart from the USA

Board your overnight transatlantic flight.


Day 2 - Arrive in Shannon / Limerick

Welcome to the Emerald Isle! Pick up your rental car and you're ready to begin a scenic and sumptuous vacation. Drive to your hotel in Limerick, then the rest of the day is free. You might want to visit King John's Castle or meander through the Hunt Museum.

Hotel: 4* No. 1 Pery Square


Day 3 - Limerick / Killarney

As you head to Killarney, perhaps take a break in Adare, one of Ireland's prettiest cities with its thatched-roof cottages, stone buildings, and village park. Another suggestion is the Flying Boat Museum in Foynes. Set on the Shannon River, it's an easy drive from either Limerick or Adare. View the replica of Pan Am's famous Clipper, and sip an Irish Coffee in the very spot it was created. At your leisure, continue to Killarney. (Breakfast)

Hotel: 4* The Malton


Day 4 - Ring of Kerry Excursion & Jaunting Car Ride

Leave the driving to someone else as you join a coach tour 'round the stunning Ring of Kerry. Mountains, hills, valleys, and sea blend into a picture-perfect landscape, an inspiration for artists of all kinds. Afterward, climb aboard a horse-drawn jaunting car and ride through scenic Killarney National Park. Stop for photos at Ross Castle, built in the 15th century by an O'Donoghue Ross chieftain. As you clip-clop along, the driver will regale you with folklore, anecdotes, and the history of the area. (Breakfast)

Hotel: 4* The Malton


Day 5 - Killarney / Ashford Castle (Cong)

Begin a full day with a drive north to the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Take in the view from the above, then board a boat to see the cliffs from another perspective. Afterward, continue your drive, arriving at spectacular Ashford Castle in the late afternoon. Go for a stroll through the castle, admiring the woodwork and furnishings, walk the grounds, or perhaps indulge in a Spa treatment. If you decide to dine at the castle tonight, gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket. (Breakfast)

Hotel: 5* Ashford Castle


Day 6 - Ashford Castle / Galway

The glories of Connemara are at your fingertips today. A drive through this northwest corner of Ireland reveals its rocky mountains, sparkling brooks, and rushing rivers. You might want to visit lakeside Kylemore Abbey with its extensive walled Victorian Garden. Maybe call in at Clifden, Ireland's "Gourmet Capital," with fine restaurants and lively pubs. Perhaps a cruise on Ireland's only fjord, Killary, is of interest. End the day in Galway, the "City of Tribes." Some sights you won't want to miss: Galway Cathedral, the Spanish Arch, Lynch Memorial Window, and Eyre Square, also known as Kennedy Memorial Park in honor of JFK. (Breakfast)

Hotel: 4* Ardilaun Hotel


Day 7 - Galway / Depart Shannon

The drive to Shannon International Airport takes just over an hour. Return your rental car at the airport as you head for the terminal. Safe travels! (Breakfast)


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*Price is per person, land only, based on double occupancy and is subject to change. Travel any day. Package valid for travel until October 31, 2014. Must book by 9/30/14. Advertised price is based on low season travel. Hotel taxes and service charges are included. Hertz car rental is based on an automatic compact size car and includes third party liability insurance, vehicle license fee (VLF), unlimited mileage, and all taxes on the actual rental rate. Car rental for Self Drive itineraries does not include fuel, fuel surcharges, collision damage waiver (CDW), theft protection, location service charge, additional driver fees, one-way drop fee, charges for optional vehicle equipment or features and driver and baggage protection. Car upgrades are available. Rates are subject to availability and seasonal surcharges; black-out dates may apply. Additional restrictions may apply. Not valid on groups. CST#2084503-20

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