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PricesJNB: R 14,908.00 PPS
Valid From1st of January 2019 (Tuesday)
Valid To31st of March 2019 (Sunday)
Expires31st of January 2019 (Thursday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: NoBritish: NoEuropean Union: NoAmerican: No
Quick Holiday Overview
Explore the magnificent Emerald Isle over a 8 day self drive tour - you'll love it!
A holiday destination that should be on everyone's travel bucket list.
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.
- Dublin City
- Guinness Store House
- 6th Century monastic settlement
- Kylemore Abbey
- The Burren
- Cliff of Moher
- Ring of Kerry
- Kilkenny & Bunratty castle
- The Blarney Stone, the Stone of Eloquence
About the Holiday
Day 1. Welcome to Dublin
Arrive in Dublin. In the afternoon, take in the attractions of Europe's most popular city. Don't miss Trinity College, the Book of kells, the National Museum, the National Gallery and trendy Temple Bar. Overnight in Dublin.
Day 2. Dublin to Connemara
Spend the morning walking around Dublin, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, Christchurch, Dublin Castle, the Irish Whiskey Centre and the Guinness Storehouse. Leaving Dublin travel via Clonmacnoise to arrive in Galway where you can visit the Galway Crystal Factory, the Spanish Arch and Galway's Cathedral. Overnight in Connemara.
Day 3. Connemara
Spend a full day touring the unspolit area of Connemara. Highlights of this magical region include Clifden, the Sky Road, Roundstone, Killary Harbour, the Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey and the Maam Valley. Irish is still spoken in many parts of this area. Overnight in Connemara.
Day 4. Connemara to Killarney
An early morning start to catch the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Pass through the haunting area of the Burren, visiting Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, where one can stop for a pint of stout at durty Nellies. Continue on to Adare Village before arriving in Killarney. In the afternoon stroll around Muckross House and Gardens where the nineteenth century Victorian mansion is set against the stunning beauty of Killarney lakes and National Park. Overnight in Killarney.
Day 5. Ring of Kerry
A full day tour of the famous Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland's most scenic touring routes. At 110 miles long, it circles the awe-inspiring Iveragh Peninsula. You'll feel as if you have moved into nature's mystic arena, and truly you have, as you pass between soft mountains, through forest glades, around bogs, rivers, lakes and pristine beaches. The road between the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountains presents secret passes and valleys dotted along the fabled shores of Dingle and Kenmare Bays. Overnight in Kerry.
Day 6. Killarney to Cork
Drive to Cork, Ireland's second city. One must visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone followed by a browse in the Woollen Mills. Either head for Kinsale or explore the Jameson Heritage Centre and finally before the end of the evening see the Shandon Bells and the Cork City Goal. Overnight in Cork. (If on a 'Selection Stay' - stay in a Manor House.)
Day 7. Cork to Dublin
Head for Cashel where you will catch sight of its Rock before reaching medieval Kilkenny. The Rock of Cashel is a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on a rocky outcrop of limestone, looming above the town of Cashel, County Tipperary. There is a 12th Century roundtower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century castle and the Hall of the Vicars. In the aft ernoon stop in me dieval Kilkenny. Take time to visit Kilkenny Castle and the Kilkenny Design Centre before making your final journey back to Dublin. Overnight in Co.Dublin.
Day 8. Departure
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.
Includes & Excludes
- Return flights from Johannesburg to Dublin on Ethiopian Airlines based on availability in the lowest category airfare
- Approximate taxes and airline levy
- 8 Days fully inclusive car rental in an Opel Astra or similar including VAT, collision damage waiver, third party liability for one driver and free additional driver
- 1 Night accommodation in Co. Dublin
- 2 Nights' accommodation in Co. Galway
- 2 Nights' accommodation in Co. Kerry
- 1 Nights' accommodation in Co. Cork
- 1 Nights' accommodation in Co. Dublin
- Full Irish breakfast daily
- Medical and Travel insurance.
- The tour excludes entrance fees
- All Items of a personal nature
- Meals not mentioned
DublinDublin is the largest city in Ireland and the capital of the Republic of Ireland. It is located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region.
The writings of the Greek astronomer and cartographer Ptolemy provide perhaps the earliest reference to human habitat in the area now known as Dublin. In around A.D. 140 he referred to a settlement he called Eblana Civitas. The settlement 'Dubh Linn' dates perhaps as far back as the first century BC and later a monastery was built there, though the town was established in about 841by the Norse. For much of the first half of the 20th century, strife and unrest tore Dublin apart as it was involved in a messy and violent divorce from Britain. Despite ongoing attempts to find a lasting peace settlement, the religious and political troubles further north still dominate Irish politics.
There is a vibrant nightlife in Dublin and it is reputedly one of the most youthful cities in Europe - with estimates of 50% of inhabitants being younger than 25. Like the rest of Ireland, there are pubs right across the city centre. The area around St. Stephen's Green - especially Harcourt Street, Camden Street, Wexford Street and Leeson Street - is a centre for some of the most popular nightclubs and pubs in Dublin.
A north-south division has traditionally existed in Dublin for some time, with the dividing line being the River Liffey. The Northside is seen by some as working-class, while the Southside is seen as middle and upper middle class. But this is not a clear divide in reality by any means.