Ireland Vacation Package – 5 Day Self Drive
5 Day Self Drive Overview
It is time to discover what the East Coast of the Island of Ireland has to offer. If you love exploring the great outdoors this trip is for you. This tour is steeped in heritage as we venture from the splendor of the Wicklow mountain to the unforgettable medieval site of Kilkenny before returning to Dublin’s fair city.
After picking up your rental car be ready to be whisked away to the wonders County Wicklow has to offer. First stop on your journey after 40 minutes is the luscious Powerscourt House and Gardens where you can grab a delicious bite to eat before roaming the grounds. Next stop is the Wicklow Mountains National Park where you will get the opportunity to explore Glendalough which offers looped walks for all activity levels. After working up a hunger and thirst on your walk you can enjoy a fantastic meals and traditional Irish entertainment with some of the best food and musicians Wicklow has to offer .
After a one hour drive it is time explore Ireland’s Ancient East with a trip to the ‘The Irish National Heritage Park’ located by the banks of the River Slaney. This outdoor museum is the perfect setting to explore 9000 years of Irish culture and heritage and become immersed in the former traditions which helped to shape today’s Ireland. After a day wandering the large park, a trip to the on-site award winning restaurant is a natural choice. A trip to the The National 1798 Rebellion Centre followed by a hike up Vinegar Hill will bring you back to an epic battle where many lives were lost in an attempt to rise up against British rule.
A short one hour drive from Wexford is one of Ireland’s Medieval City-Kilkenny. Kilkenny is a bustling place with many bars and restaurants dotted throughout the city. Kilkenny boosts the medieval mile which includes Kilkenny Castle, the Medieval mile museum, the round tower and cathedral and the Smithwicks ale experience tour to name but a few attractions. Traditional music, friendly locals and excellent food are the perfect way to end a day here.
After Kilkenny it is time to come explore our beautiful capital city about 1.5 hours drive from Kilkenny. Dublin has a strong reputation across the world for its outstanding hospitality and world class entertainment. As our premier city Dublin has a lot to offer and our package options can be tailored to your needs. Our most popular options include an obligatory trip to the Guinness Store House at St. James Gate or the Jameson Distillery in Stoneybatter. If stunning architecture and historical sites are more up your avenue then Dublin castle, Kilmainham Gaol and Christchurch cathedral located in the city centre have a lot to offer any traveler looking to better understand unique culture . The food options in Dublin’s fair city are infinite so your options are limitless. The following day after a delicious full Irish or continental breakfast its time to pack up and head to the airport.