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    Self Drive Trips in Ireland

    Our Self Drive trips suit people who want to travel Ireland’s remote corners at your own pace. A mixture of guided and self guided days, let us worry about the logistics while you drive the best of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Causeway Coast, the southwest and the Ancient East, meeting up with our expert guides for adventure experiences.

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    Travel At Your Own Pace

    Wilderness Ireland self drive tours allow you the freedom of travelling at your own pace through Ireland’s impressive scenery.

    Enjoy a number of planned activities while staying in some of the finest deluxe accommodation establishments these areas have to offer. Ireland self drive tours offer a great combination of self guided and guided activities, aimed to introduce you to the fascinating people and places of Ireland. 

    We will provide you with wonderful Wilderness Ireland guides to lead you on some of your activities such as sea kayaking, hiking and seaweed foraging as well as delve into the history and culture of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, Causeway Coast and Ancient East. 

    For the self-guided days we will supply a range of suggested activities. These activities will take you through landscapes awash with myths and legends, and along the way experience the finest fare and spend time in some great traditional pubs. All you need to do is arrange your transport to Ireland and rent a car while you are here – let us do the rest!

    Are Self Drive trips guided? Read More

    Yes and no. Travel at your own pace and have control over your itinerary with our self drive trips. Every second day, take part in a guided activity led by a hiking guide, local farmer, archeologist, boatman, forager, cycling guide or other local expert. On other days, you’ll have the flexibility to take advantage of our recommended stops and activities, choose to relax at your accommodation, hand-picked by our expert travel designers, or a bit of both.

    What's included on Self Drive trips? Read More

    On our self drive trips, we will provide you with an expertly designed itinerary. This includes 6 nights of Deluxe standard of accommodation, hand-chosen by our travel design team; best driving routes; recommended stops with suggestions for local hangouts, off-the-beaten-track beaches and trails, and interesting experiences; recommendations for restaurants; a minimum of 3 guided experiences; and breakfast every day.

    Self drive trips do not include flights, car rental or lunch/dinner.

    Our Self Drive Trips

    7 Self Drive Trips with 1 Reviews

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    • Hike the Sheep's Head Way, named a European Destination of Excellence
    • Explore the bustle of Cork city and the vibrancy of colourful Kinsale
    • Travel at your own pace on this short break
    • Meet local characters, listen to live traditional music and taste delicious local food
    • A short break with optional extras and upgrades
    Region:
    South West – Cork & Kerry
    Duration:
    3 night(s)
    Difficulty:
    Your Own Pace
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    • Hike some of Connemara's best routes
    • Enjoy a local visit to an oyster farm & island visit to the Aran Islands
    • Travel at your own pace on this short weekend break
    • Meet local characters, listen to live traditional music and taste delicious local food
    Region:
    West – Connemara, Burren & Aran Islands
    Duration:
    3 night(s)
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    • Visit the world-famous Giant's Causeway and hike along award-winning Causeway Coast
    • Take a boat trip to a fascinating island home to diverse wildlife including puffins
    • Stand atop some of Europe's highest and most remote sea cliffs at Slieve League
    Region:
    Ireland;North West – Donegal & Sligo;Northern Ireland – Giants Causeway & Belfast
    Duration:
    6 night(s)
    Difficulty:
    Your Own Pace
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    • Hike and kayak in the most remote and wild corners of the Emerald Isle
    • Cycle along Ireland's first car-free greenway
    • Enjoy some of the strongest bastions of traditional Irish music and food
    Region:
    Ireland;North West – Donegal & Sligo
    Duration:
    6 night(s)
    Difficulty:
    Your Own Pace
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    • Stand atop the iconic Cliffs of Moher away from the crowds
    • Explore the alien landscapes of the Burren National Park with a local archeologist
    • Immerse yourself in Dingle, lauded by the National Geographic as the most beautiful place on Earth
    Region:
    Ireland;West – Connemara, Burren & Aran Islands
    Duration:
    6 night(s)
    Difficulty:
    Your Own Pace
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    • Explore Killarney National Park, one of Ireland's most beautiful parks.
    • Try foraging & gourmet fishing for an off-the-beaten-path Ring of Kerry experience.
    • Kayak the little-visited West Cork coastline& listen to tales of pirate invasions .
    Region:
    Ireland;South West – Cork & Kerry
    Duration:
    6 night(s)
    Difficulty:
    Your Own Pace
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    • Enjoy no fewer than three of Ireland's beautiful mountain ranges as well as exclusive cultural & historical experiences, in this off-the-tourist-track region of Ireland.
    • Meet colourful local characters and learn about the history, geology, wildlife and culture of the region through a range of guided outdoor activities.
    • Stay in the very best accommodation in the region from 5 star manor houses to certified luxury bio- hotels.
    • Explore the Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geopark with a local guide.
    Region:
    South East – Wexford, Waterford & Kilkenny
    Duration:
    6 night(s)
    Difficulty:
    Your Own Pace

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    Every client receives a feedback survey when they return from their guided, self guided or tailor made vacation with us. Once completed the review is published on our website just as soon as our database updates. The little touches and details are important to us and where issues are raised we make positive changes to our trips to improve your experience.

    That’s why we read each of our client’s reviews and although we don’t respond to all of them, if it’s glowing feedback then we get the satisfaction of helping to make your vacations truly memorable.

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    Popular Self Drive Trips

    Trip Difficulty Price Duration  
    Self Drive – Ireland’s Ancient East Your Own Pace €2,000 7 Nights Trip Details
    Self Drive – Belfast, Giant’s Causeway & Donegal Your Own Pace €2,150 7 Nights Trip Details
    Self Drive – Connemara, Dingle & the Cliffs of Moher Your Own Pace €2,150 7 Nights Trip Details

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