Ireland, the Northern Classic Tour - Self Drive
Ireland, the Northern Classic Tour - Self Drive
Ireland, the Northern Classic Tour - Self Drive
Ireland, the Northern Classic Tour - Self Drive

Ireland, the Northern Classic Tour - Self Drive

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Discover the best of the North.

Suggested Touring Itinerary Only - Excludes sightseeing and entrance fees

Option available to upgrade rental car to automatic (surcharge applies)


Pick up your car and make your way to County Louth. Take the day to discover County Louth, known as the “wee county”. From the River Boyne and the historic Boyne Valley to the dramatic scenery around Carlingford Lough and the mountainous Cooley Peninsula, take some time to discover this region on the Capital’s doorsteps.
Overnight: Louth area

Belfast City (B)

Discover Belfast and its rich history. Walk towards Albert Memorial Clock tower and the
Opera House, which is one of Belfast’s great landmarks. You will pass by the City Hall, The Crown Liquor Saloon, Queens University and the Botanic Garden. Visit the Titanic Experience, located in the heart of Belfast, the attraction recreates the story of the world’s most famous ship.
Overnight: Belfast area

Day 3: Giant's Causeway and Derry (B)

Leave Belfast for a drive along the Antrim Coast, which runs north from Larne and curves around the base of steep headlands, through which the beautiful glens of Antrim open to the sea. On the northern coast the Giant's Causeway is truly awe inspiring. After visiting the famous UNESCO site, continue through Portrush and Portstewart to arrive in Derry. Derry has a heavy historical past and has suffered a lot through violence. Today it enjoys the advantages of the new peaceful atmosphere in Northern Ireland politics.
Overnight: Derry area

Day 4:  Glenveagh National Park (B)

Discover one of Ireland’s most secret and wild region. You can for example explore Glenveagh National Park, formerly an enormous private estate of over 9,500 hectares in extent. The present day National Park now includes elements of another large estate and has a total area of over 16,500 hectares, making it Ireland's largest.
Overnight: Donegal Town area

Day 5: Donegal - Mayo (B)

Join the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoy the scenery of Ireland’s very own Surf Coast. Take the time to stop at Sliabh Liag, one of the highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe providing some of the finest views from the Wild Atlantic Way. Continue towards county Mayo along the coast. Your next stop should be at Downpatrick Head. Continue towards County Mayo, your home for the night.
Overnight: Mayo area

Day 6: Connemara (B)

Travel to County Galway and visit Connemara, a land of small villages where Gaelic is still the spoken language and where little has changed since the beginning of time. It is without a doubt the wildest and the most romantic part of Ireland. On its northern shore the land is harsher and more secret, with spectacular views of the Ocean and the beautiful fjord of Killary Harbour, Connemara is a real paradise for Nature lovers and those in search of strong emotions.
Overnight: Mayo area

Day 7: Mayo - Meath (B)

Leave the West coast of Ireland to return towards Dublin. On the way, get off the beaten track and discover Lough Key Forest Park, a forest park comprising of some 350 hectares of mixed woodlands, a lake and a number of islands. Continue towards county Meath and the Boyne Valley for your last night.
Overnight: Meath area

Day 8: Dublin Departure (B)

It is time to bid farewell - transfer to the airport and take your flight back home.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Rental Car 8 days, Manual Categry B, CDW
  • 7 nights accommodation with full Irish Breakfast

Tour Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses
  • Additional /Optional Tour Costs
  • Hotel Mini Bar
  • Early check in/late check out unless specified
  • Travel Insurance - compulsory
  • Rental Car Insurance
  • Non specified meals
  • Fuel surcharges/Major currency fluctuations
  • Border fee of EUR30 to cross to Northern Ireland payable locally

Accommodation based on the below or similar


Carrickdale Hotel


Ramada by Wyndham


Wite Horse Hotel


Mill Park Hotel


Hotel Ballina


Knightsbrook Hotel


A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the tour price is required 35 days prior to your travel date. If you book inside 35 days, full payment will be required at the time of booking. If you cancel between 18 and 34 days prior to your travel date 60% of your tour cost will be charged. Cancellations within 17 days of departures will incur a 100% cancellation charge. All cancellations must be acknowledged in writing.

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Note: Wheelchair passengers

Some activities are not suitable for wheelchair passengers and any passenger requiring wheelchair assistance must be accompanied by a fellow traveller that is capable of assisting with all mobility requirements. Maximum of one wheelchair per group, the wheelchair must be fully collapsible. Further wheelchairs may be allowed subject to group size.

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