Live Like a Lord - Self Drive
Live Like a Lord - Self Drive
Live Like a Lord - Self Drive

Live Like a Lord - Self Drive

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Lord it over your peers in these sumptuous properties

Suggested Touring Itinerary Only - Excludes sightseeing and entrance fees

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


Pick up your car and travel into Dublin to check into your hotel. The remainder of the day can be spent exploring this vibrant and historic capital city with its many historic buildings, Georgian streets and colourful gardens. Your first night is spent in a castle hotel in the Dublin area.
Overnight: Dublin area

Day 2: Dublin City (B)

Explore some of Dublin’s fine Museums and Galleries today. Visit Dublinia at Christchurch, which brings the turbulent History of medieval Dublin vividly to life. You should also stop by the 16th Century Trinity College, founded by Elizabeth 1, and now home to the famous illuminated manuscript, the Book of Kells. Don’t forget about the Guinness Storehouse for a tasting of this world famous ‘black stuff” before you return to your hotel.
Overnight: Dublin area

Day 3: Galway and Clifden (B)

Leave Dublin this morning and travel across the rich midland pastures. Visit Belvedere House, Gardens and Park the magnificent early 18th century stately home of Robert Rochfort, Earl of Belvedere. Arrive into Galway, which has long traded with Spain and the Spanish influences in the city are many. Continue to the Connemara region, famous for the savage beauty of its lake and mountain scenery and on to Clifden where you shall be staying in the wonderful Abbeyglen Castle which has a panoramic view of Clifden.
Overnight: Galway area

Day 4: Connemara (B)

Visit Connemara National Park, where Connemara ponies and Irish red deer roam freely through 5,000 acres of scenic mountains, bogs and grassland. You can also visit the magnificent Kylemore Abbey - a beautiful mansion in a lakeside setting against a mountainous backdrop. Take a scenic drive through Leenane where you have an option to board the Sea Cruise through Killary Fjord. Another night will be spent in Abbeyglen Castle.
Overnight: Galway area

Day 5: Connemara and Clare (B)

Leave Clifden and travel south into Clare, known as the “land of castles”. Travel on through the strange lunar landscape of the Burren region or visit the Cliffs of Moher a spectacular 5-mile long cliff, which rises almost 200m above sea level. Stop in the heritage town of Kilrush, before boarding a ferry to Tarbert (ferry not included) in north County Kerry. Travel on to the hotel for overnight.
Overnight: Kerry area

Day 6: The Dingle Peninsula (B)

Drive around the Dingle Peninsula before arriving in Dunquin, on the westernmost tip of the peninsula, where you can visit the Blasket Islands Heritage Centre. Weather permitting you can embark on a 2 to 3 hour boat trip around the nine main Basket Islands. Return to the hotel for the night.
Overnight: Kerry area

Day 7: Limerick - Dublin (B)

Drive to the medieval city of Limerick, either exploring its history and architecture or purchasing some of the splendid crafts on offer. Why not visit the Hunt Museum, an exhibition of one of Ireland’s greatest private collections of art and antiquities. Leave Limerick and travel eastwards towards Straffan in Co. Kildare. Visit the imposing Rock of Cashel which rises dramatically from the flat countryside. Continue through rich pastures of Ireland’s midlands before arriving in Kildare for your overnight in Barberstown Castle, a 13th century castle, located in the heart of the horse-breeding county of Kildare.
Overnight: Kildare area

Day 8: Departure (B)

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

Tour Inclusions:

  • Rental Car 8 days, Category B, Manual, CDW
  • 7 nights accommodation with full Irish Breakfast in Manor Houses

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

Accommodation based on the below or similar


Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel


Abbeyglen Castle


Cahernane House Hotel


Barberstown Castle 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.

Innovative Travel recommends purchasing travel insurance, even when travelling within New Zealand.


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Flights are the responsibility of the passenger and Innovative Travel takes no responsibility for costs involved for any changes to flights that might be required due to necessary amendments in itineraries.

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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