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You want to discover Ireland in your own time and way.  Your preference is to have an itinerary, but pull down a winding lane when you see a crafts shop. You want to explore wild coastlands.  Meet locals.  Get behind the wheel of a car and be open to Authentic experiences. We suggest a self-drive tour of Ireland.

We’ll arrange the type of car you want and give you lodging options, depending on the adventures you have in mind.  There is something about the freedom of the road that is unrivalled, especially when you know where you’re going to bed down.

Many of our driving routes feature a theme.  Grand Castles and Manors . . . discover wild Ireland during the day and spend nights in a castle.  Sounds a little like heaven.  We have romantic escapes and getaways in secluded regions of Ireland.  Pubs and Music.  Whiskey and handcrafted brews. Relaxation and renewal at wellness retreats.  A wondrous Game of Thrones immersion. 

So, drive to enchanting villages.  Stay in castles.  Savor Ireland’s culinary bounty.  You can use one of our routes, or mix and match parts of several.  We’ll customize your travels to give you the vacation that is genuinely yours.  This experience is all about the spontaneity that driving your own car affords.  Enjoy!

Our Range of Ireland Self-Drive Tours

Create Your Own Ireland Self Drive Vacation

Create Your Own Ireland Self Drive Vacation

Create Your Own Ireland Self Drive Vacation

Create your own Ireland self-drive vacation based on what you want to see and do in Ireland. You are in control. Our Custom Self-Drive Tours are completely flexible. You decide where to visit in Ireland, how long to spend and what type of...

$598 per person
4-Night Coastal B&B Tour

4-Night Coastal B&B Tour

4-Night Coastal B&B Tour

Let yourself be enchanted by the extensive Irish coastline, which winds from imposing, rugged seacliffs and inlets with crashing ocean waves into calm, serene bays adorned by golden sands and emerald waters. Find true comfort and hospitality in...

$1,235 per person
Christmas in Ireland 4-Night Tour

Christmas in Ireland 4-Night Tour

Christmas in Ireland 4-Night Tour

Christmas is a much anticipated and hugely celebrated holiday in Ireland. Many sightseeing points of interest are closed for the holiday but that doesn’t mean you cannot experience the magic of a true Christmas in Ireland. We've created...

$1,168 per person
6-Night Game of Thrones Tour

6-Night Game of Thrones Tour

6-Night Game of Thrones Tour

Just like millions of people around the world, we at Authentic Ireland are massive fans of George R.R. Martin's epic masterpiece! We are rightfully proud that so much of the show is filmed on our picturesque green island, and therefore delighted...

$698 per person
6-Night Journey through Ireland's Heartland

6-Night Journey through Ireland's Heartland

6-Night Journey through Ireland's Heartland

Fall in love with the Emerald Isle on our 6-Night Journey Through Ireland’s Heartland. With visits to whimsical castles and overnight stays in stunning manor houses, this romantic Ireland vacation is the perfect way to celebrate romance.

$998 per person
6-Night Spirit of Ireland

6-Night Spirit of Ireland

6-Night Spirit of Ireland

Discover Ireland’s heritage on our 6-Night Spirit of Ireland tour. With two nights in Dublin, three nights in Connemara and one night at the iconic Fitzpatrick Castle, this Ireland vacation is the perfect way to dive into the unique culture of...

$1,248 per person
6-Night Romantic Escape

6-Night Romantic Escape

6-Night Romantic Escape

We have selected only smaller towns and villages in the west of Ireland for our Romantic Escape Tour. Spectacular coastal and lake-land locations await - each one famous for its cozy, atmospheric pubs and great restaurants...

$1,998 per person
7-Night Irish Opulence Vacation

7-Night Irish Opulence Vacation

7-Night Irish Opulence Vacation

When it’s time to get away, savor farm-fresh foods, and take pleasure in exquisite lodgings, consider traveling with Irish Opulence. Imagine medieval Kilkenny, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Rock of Cashel.  See yourself discovering the...

$1,298 per person
7-Night Cork Adventure

7-Night Cork Adventure

7-Night Cork Adventure

Enjoy the very best of Cork County and the jawdropping southern Irish coast on this seven-day self-drive tour. You'll get the chance to explore Cork's charming city centre, the rugged coastline and Beara Peninsula, as well as a chance to...

$1,398 per person
7-Night Pub & Music Experience

7-Night Pub & Music Experience

7-Night Pub & Music Experience

Our Irish Pub and Music Tour will find you winding through atmospheric towns and villages filled with good cheer and vibrant music. Delight in the side trips between towns - inhale the mist of the sea and lush valleys, and pick up a...

$1,548 per person
7-Night Five Star Ireland Retreat

7-Night Five Star Ireland Retreat

7-Night Five Star Ireland Retreat

Relax and unwind in the Irish Countryside on our 7-Night Irish Wellness Retreat. With overnight stays at three luxurious properties, this Ireland vacation is sure to leave you feeling refreshed. 

$1,598 per person
7-Night Whiskey & Wellness

7-Night Whiskey & Wellness

7-Night Whiskey & Wellness

“Whiskey is liquid sunshine,” stated the Irish playwright, George Bernard Shaw. Discover why on this fabulous Ireland vacation that perfectly balances recreation and...

$1,598 per person
8-Night Northern Exposure

8-Night Northern Exposure

8-Night Northern Exposure

Our Northern Exposure tour offers you the opportunity to see a wonderful part of Ireland that is often overlooked. Enjoy three nights at unique Castle accommodations. Spend two nights in Belfast - a city filled with lovely gardens and neighborhoods,...

$2,998 per person
8-Night Culinary Delights of Ireland

8-Night Culinary Delights of Ireland

8-Night Culinary Delights of Ireland

Are you dreaming of an adventure filled with unique cuisine and stunning castles? Look no further than our 8-night Culinary Delights of Ireland package. This Ireland tour features overnight stays at three different 4-star properties - Galgorm Resort...

$3,648 per person
8-Night Grand Castles & Manors Tour

8-Night Grand Castles & Manors Tour

8-Night Grand Castles & Manors Tour

We celebrate Ireland’s castles and honor them as places of spellbinding beauty and mystery.  Watching the sunrise as you wake up in a castle, tucked into soft-down covers, is remarkable.

$1,858 per person
8-Night Ancient and Medieval Mysteries

8-Night Ancient and Medieval Mysteries

8-Night Ancient and Medieval Mysteries

Who were the people that built monuments older than the Pyramids? On our Ancient and Medieval Mysteries vacation, explore ancient megalithic tombs, clamber through age-old fortresses, castles and ancient abbeys....

$2,248 per person
10-Night Wild Authentic Ireland

10-Night Wild Authentic Ireland

10-Night Wild Authentic Ireland

Spend a fascinating 10 nights exploring the many wonders of Ireland's northern half on our Wild Authentic Ireland Tour. Your trip encompasses everything that makes Ireland such a captivating and unique country to visit. Discover highlights of...

$1,998 per person
10-Night Wild Atlantic Gems

10-Night Wild Atlantic Gems

10-Night Wild Atlantic Gems

The Wild Atlantic Way is the world’s most dramatic coastal landscape and with this 10-night self-drive tour, you will be able to catch every piece of it! The tour will take you through 9 counties and you will be treated to breathtaking scenery...

$3,198 per person
14-Night All-Ireland Vacation

14-Night All-Ireland Vacation

14-Night All-Ireland Vacation

Take in the majesty of Ireland's northeast coast, including the mystical Giants Causeway, and exhilarating Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Visit Ancient City Walls and stunning coastal scenery. View 5000-year-old Megalithic Monuments and enjoy...

Our Music and Pubs tours take you on a memorable journey of spirit and traditional Irish Music. Visit the Irish Whiskey Museum and experience a bonafide Irish pub crawl in Dublin. If you’d like your Ireland getaway to be more of a spiritual journey and less of a party, then our Ancient & Medieval Mysteries tour is precisely what you’re looking for. Visit sacred spaces older than the pyramids like the Megalithic passage tomb at Newgrange.

If you’d prefer to design your own tour, then speak to one of our travel agents who specialize in customizing Ireland self-drive tours based on the customer’s requested itinerary. You tell us where you want to go, what your lodging preference is and your dates of travel and we’ll take set it up for you. 

Whatever your preference, we can make sure your trip to Ireland is full of beloved memories that will last a lifetime. All of our Ireland self-drive tours are completely flexible and customizable. You can start whenever you want, make the itinerary longer or shorter, or change any part of the itinerary you like. Just click on the Get Quote Now and one of our travel specialists will get back to you.

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