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Galway City, the largest city in County Galway, is known as the `city of the tribes` and is a thriving, bohemian, cultural city on the western coast of Ireland. It is a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and long winding promenade and has a buzzing cosmopolitan city center. The city is a jewel to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colorful shop facades and busy cafe as well as bar culture. The city is renowned for its thriving Irish theatre, arts, music and culture scene and Galway plays host to a number of internationally renowned festivals throughout the year. Eyre Square and the imposing Galway Cathedral are but two of Galway`s best-known sights.

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Magical Ireland (Self Drive)

9 nights from $1,249*

A favorite vacation package that allows you to experience the best of Ireland on your own terms!. Spend a pleasant stay in Dublin (home to a rich literary tradition, stunning scenery, and fantastic food). On your last morning, pick up your rental car and head for Cork (the `Rebel City,` where you can see the charming Blarney Castle, whimsical sculpture gardens, and moody Drombeg Stone Circle); continue to Killarney (the unforgettable Muckross House and Gardens are a must see as is the breathtaking Ring of Kerry) and Galway (Connemara and Kylemore Abbey are simply stunning). Finish your stay in lively Limerick (a bubbling, revitalized city that honors its past as it looks to the future). Please note, your return flight will be out of nearby Shannon Airport. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

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Highlights of Ireland

  • Ancient Ireland

    Ireland is thought to have been inhabited from around 6000BC by people of a mid-Stone Age culture, about 4,000 years later, tribes from Southern Europe arrived and established a high Neolithic culture. Places to see include: Jerpoint Abbey, Hill of Tara, Newgrange, Rock of Cashel and much more!

  • Ring of Kerry

    The Ring of Kerry (Iveragh Peninsula) is a part of the mystical & unspoiled region of Ireland that has attracted visitors for hundreds of years. Its spectacular beauty is beyond question. It provides an amazing insight into the ancient heritage of Ireland and a landscape carved out of rock by the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago.

  • Irish Castles

    Ireland`s countryside is dotted with castles that range from romantic castles and towers that are in ruins to stately Chieftain Castles and Irish Castle Hotels. They are all filled with character and history. Many of these castles are medieval, dating from the 11th to the 15th century.


  • Natural Ireland

    From uncanny lunar landscapes and the powerful Atlantic to labyrinthine caves and crystal clear waterways. Ireland enjoys over 714 miles of spectacular coastline, surrounded by the mighty Atlantic on the west and the Irish Sea on the east. As well as towering cliffs, clear fresh waters, pristine sandy beaches.

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SUGGESTED Galway VACATION PACKAGES:

  • Completely Irish (Self Drive)
    10 nights from $2,239*
  • With a Rental Car you have the flexibility to visit several of the most beautiful destinations in Ireland, on your terms!. Begin your desired stay in Dublin (centuries of literary tradition, intimate pubs and trendy cafes all set among lush green backdrops); then, pick up your car and visit Waterford (home to famous Waterford Crystal; clear, pristine beaches and pretty villages perched on the edge of beautiful bays). Continue to Killarney (Muckross House and Gardens, Ring of Kerry); then, to Galway(Connemara and Kylemore Abbey are stunning and not to be missed places to discover). From here, you continue to Westport, in county Mayo (a quaint Georgian Estate town); and finally, visit Sligo (Yeats County) before returning to Dublin for one last stay . This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Dublin
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Dublin
    • Rental Car for 9 days
    • Hotel for 1 night in Waterford
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Killarney
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Galway
    • Hotel for 1 night in Westport
    • Hotel for 1 night in Sligo
    • Hotel for 1 night in Dublin
    • Driving Time
      Dublin - Waterford: 2 hrs. approx.
      Waterford - Killarney: 2 hrs. 50 mins. approx.
      Killarney - Galway: 2 hrs. 40 mins. approx.
      Galway - Westport: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.
      Westport- Sligo: 1 hr. 25 mins. approx.
      Sligo - Dublin: 2 hrs. 40 mins. approx.



  • Essentially Irish (Self Drive)
    8 nights from $4,904*
  • Discover Ireland: a country of history, majestic sites and an exciting future!. Begin your adventure with a visit to Dublin (lush countryside, traditional pubs and trendy coffee houses) then, pick up your car and drive to Kilkenny (Kilkenny Castle, Jerpoint Abbey), continue on to Country Kerry (Ring of Kerry, Muckross House and Gardens). Continue to County Galway(Kylemore Abbey, Aran Islands) and return to Dublin. Be sure to leave early and stop in County Meath or Westmeath on the return drive (Clonmacnoise, Newgrange, Trim Castle). This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and desired rental car.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Dublin
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Dublin
    • Rental Car for 7 days
    • Hotel for 1 night in Kilkenny
    • Hotel for 2 nights in County Kerry
    • Hotel for 2 nights in County Galway
    • Hotel for 1 night in Dublin
    • Driving Time
      Dublin - Kilkenny: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.
      Kilkenny - County Kerry: 2 hr. 45 mins. approx.
      County Kerry - County Galway: 2 hrs. 30 mins. approx.
      County Galway - Dublin: 2 hrs. 10 mins. approx.



  • Ireland at a Glance (Self Drive)
    7 nights from $1,034*
  • A wonderful journey across Ireland await you with this Self-Drive Package!. Spend a few days at the Irish capital city, Dublin then, continue to County Clare (don't miss the chance to visit the famous Cliffs of Moher) follow that, visit Galway (Connemara, Kylemore Abbey are places worth to explore it). On your return to Dublin for one last night, depart early in the morning to enjoy some of the historical sights at County Meath or County Westmeath. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Dublin
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Dublin
    • Rental Car for 6 days
    • Hotel for 2 nights in County Clare
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Galway
    • Hotel for 1 night in Dublin
    • Driving Time
      Dublin - County Clare Area: 2 hrs. 35 mins. approx.
      County Clare Area - Galway: 1 hr. approx.
      Galway - Dublin: 2 hrs. 30 mins. approx.



  • Legendary Ireland (Self Drive)
    9 nights from $1,561*
  • An unforgettable vacation through the Ireland of your imagination, with its castles, abbeys, lush countryside and much more!. Pick up your rental car in Shannon to begin your adventure, drive to Galway (Connemara, Kylemore Abbey). Proceed to Dublin (with a mix of authentic bars, trendy coffee houses and incomparable warm welcome); then, continue to the historic Kilkenny with its large number of castles and abbeys (Kilkenny Castle, Jerpoint Abbey). After that, discover Killarney(Muckross House and Gardens, Ring of Kerry). Lastly, visit the charming medieval city of Limerick (with King John`s Castle, Lough Gur Neolithic Settlement and Stone Age Centre). Return to Shannon to catch your flight back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Shannon
    • Rental Car for 10 days
    • Pick Up/Drop Off: Shannon Airport
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Galway
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Dublin
    • Hotel 2 nights in Kilkenny
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Killarney
    • Hotel for 1 night in Limerick
    • Driving Time
      Shannon Airport - Galway: 1 hr. 10 mins. approx.
      Galway - Dublin: 2 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
      Dublin - Kilkenny: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.
      Kilkenny - Killarney: 2 hrs. 40 mins. approx.
      Killarney- Limerick: 1 hr. 40 mins. approx.
      Limerick - Shannon Airport: 30 mins. approx.



  • Legends and Charm (Self Drive)
    7 nights from $2,658*
  • Escape to Ireland with this Self-Drive Package!. Immerse yourself in an incredible experience, spending amazing days in Galway (Connemara, Kylemore Abbey) then, continue south to Dingle; after that, visit Cork (with Blarney Castle, Old Midleton Distillery and Drombeg Stone Circle). Continue to historic Kilkenny (with its large number of castles and abbey`s). Drive back to Dublin to finish this fantastic trip!. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Shannon and out of Dublin
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Galway
    • Rent a car for 6 days
    • Hotel for 1 night in Dingle
    • Hotel for 1 night in Cork
    • Hotel for 1 night in Kilkenny
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Dublin
    • Driving Time
      Shannon Airport - Galway: 1 hr. 10 mins. approx.
      Galway - Dingle: 3 hrs. 10 mins. approx.
      Dingle - Cork: 2 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
      Cork - Kilkenny: 1 hr. 50 mins. approx.
      Kilkenny - Dublin: 1 hr. 30 mins. approx.



  • Path through Ireland (Self Drive)
    11 nights from $1,951*
  • Experience Ireland with a Rental Car, allowing you to take control of your vacation for an unforgettable experience!. After an overnight in the charming medieval city of Limerick, head north to Galway (home to the stunning Kylemore Abbey, magical Aran Islands, and other countless castles). Next is lively and historic Dublin (the city boasts intimate pubs, charming coffee houses, and fantastic shopping)!. Then, admire the charming countryside areas of Waterford (famous for its crystal, quaint villages and pristine beaches) and quirky Cork (where mystical Blarney Castle stands among friendly fishing villages). Follow, with the captivating area of County Kerry (featuring the Ring of Kerry, beautiful Muckross House and Gardens). Finally, take a night to rest in Limerick and return your car at the Shannon airport the next morning before flying home!. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Shannon
    • Rental Car for 12 days
    • Pick Up/Drop Off: Shannon Airport
    • Hotel for 1 night in Limerick
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Galway
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Dublin
    • Hotel for 1 night in Waterford
    • Hotel for 2 nights in County Cork
    • Hotel for 2 nights in County Kerry
    • Hotel for 1 night in Limerick
    • Driving Time
      Shannon - Limerick: 30 mins. approx.
      Limerick - Galway: 1 hr. 20 mins. approx.
      Galway - Dublin: 2 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
      Dublin - Waterford: 2 hrs. 10 mins. approx.
      Waterford - County Cork: 2 hrs. 10 mins. approx.
      County Cork - County Kerry: 1 hr. 15 mins. approx.
      County Kerry - Limerick: 1 hr. 25 mins. approx.
      Limerick - Shannon: 30 mins. approx.



  • Verdant Ireland (Self Drive)
    10 nights from $4,112*
  • A fantastic opportunity to discover the amazing landscapes along your way in Ireland. Begin with a stay in Dublin (castles, pubs, trendy coffee houses, art, history); and then, pick up your Rental Car then depart early in the morning for a visit to Waterford (home of world-famous Waterford Crystal, Lismore Castle). After that, visit County Kerry (Ring of Kerry, Muckross House); then, drive to County Clare (Cliffs of Moher) and next, visit Galway (Kylemore Abbey, and the stunning Aran Islands). Finish this trip with a stay in Dublin before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Dublin
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Dublin
    • Rental Car for 9 days
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Waterford
    • Hotel for 1 night in County Kerry
    • Hotel for 2 nights in County Clare
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Galway
    • Hotel for 1 night in Dublin
    • Driving Time
      Dublin - Waterford: 1 hr. 55 mins. approx.
      Waterford - County Kerry: 2 hrs. 55 mins. approx.
      County Kerry - County Clare: 1 hr. 50 mins. approx.
      County Clare - Galway: 55 mins. approx.
      Galway - Dublin: 2 hrs. 20 mins. approx.



  • Western Adventure (Self Drive)
    7 nights from $1,549*
  • Visit these three popular counties full of history, castles and amazing places, across Ireland, with a Rental Car to maximize your vacation package. Begin with a visit to County Clare (with its Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Castle); then, continue to Galway (Kylemore Abbey, the incomparable Aran Islands, countless castles); and finally, visit County Mayo(Ashford Castle, Ceide Fields). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Shannon
    • Rental Car for 8 days
    • Pick Up/Drop Off: Shannon Airport
    • Hotel for 2 nights in County Clare
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Galway
    • Hotel for 2 nights in County Mayo
    • Hotel for 1 night in Limerick
    • Driving Time
      Shannon Airport - County Clare: 30 mins. approx.
      County Clare - Galway: 1 hr. approx.
      Galway - County Mayo: 1 hr. 35 mins. approx.
      County Mayo - Limerick: 2 hrs. 20 mins. approx.
      Limerick - Shannon Airport: 30 mins. approx.



  • Ireland - The Classic Tour
    7 nights from $2,597*
  • This is the perfect vacation package to introduce first time visitors to beautiful Ireland. Cover the highlights of this stunning country and stay in beautiful manor houses along the way. Begin your adventure in Dublin (with rich literary history, modern conveniences and authentic pubs), then travel in your rental car to see the splendor of the country. Galway and its surrounding area are full of unforgettable sights from rolling hills dotted with sheep to colorful towns, then on to Kerry with its famous countryside and the Ring of Kerry. See quaint towns, ring forts, and castles on route through Dingle Peninsula and Limerick. Return to Dublin for your last night!

    This is a pre-set, independent, SELF DRIVE package. You may choose to visit any, all, or none of the suggested sites.

    Included:
    • Flight into Dublin and out of Dublin
    • Rental car for 8 days
    • 2 nights in Dublin - Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel or similar
    • 2 nights in Galway - Ross Lake House Hotel or similar
    • 2 nights in Killarney - Cahernane House Hotel or similar
    • 1 night in Limerick - Dunraven Arms or similar
    • **Hotel choices are based on availability**
    • 7 full Irish Breakfasts (based on the Hotel`s set menu; substitutions or special requests incur additional charges)
    • Suggested Visits (not included): Trinity College, St. Patrick`s Cathedral, Old Jameson Distillery, Cliffs of Moher


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