Southern Ireland Self Drive Tour

6 Days


Enjoy a comfortably paced touring itinerary through the Southwest of Ireland. You’ll base in beautiful Killarney and explore the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. See Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone. Visit the spectacular Rock of Cashel. Enjoy the beautiful countryside as you tour to Dublin.

One or Two Nights
Extend your Ireland Tour with one or two nights in Dublin, Ireland’s Capital. Package includes Private Transfer from airport to hotel, Dinner in the hotel restaurant, including an Irish Coffee, Dublin City Sightseeing Tour, and porterage at airport and hotel.

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Day 1
Take delivery of Hertz rental car and tour via Bunratty Folk Park and Bunratty Castle, to the city of Limerick and on to the picturesque village of Adare. Tour to Killarney, set beside the Lakes of Killarney at the foot of the mountains.

Day 2
Tour the spectacular Dingle Peninsula. The thriving fishing port of Dingle Town, the spectacular Slea Head Drive, Blasket Island Center and Gallorus Oratory. Return to Killarney via Tralee, home of the Rose of Tralee festival.

Day 3
Irish Jaunting Cart ride through the Killarney National Park, to Ross Castle. Board the MV Pride of the Lakes for a cruise on Lough Leane. Drive to the spectacular viewpoint of Aghadoe followed by a leisure afternoon. Enjoy traditional Irish music in a pub this evening.

Day 4
Tour via beautiful Bantry Bay to Kinsale, the gourmet capital of Ireland. Visit Charles Fort before heading on to Blarney. Stop at Blarney Castle to climb to the battlements of the castle to kiss the famous “stone of eloquence”. You’ll have time to visit the Blarney Woolen Mills for traditional Irish handcrafts, fashions and crystal. Tour on to Mallow for the night.

Day 5
Visit Cahir Castle, the 12th century home of the Butler family. On to the spectacular Rock of Cashel, a cathedral fortress overlooking the countryside. Continue on to Dublin where you overnight near Dublin Airport or extend your stay in Dublin City.

Day 6
Drive to Dublin Airport. Depart for home.

Slan Leat!

Tour Information



You will be staying in the following towns: 
Killarney: 3 nights 
Mallow: 1 night 
Dublin: 1 night 




Experience more & Get More out each touring day!


  • Room with private bathroom at accommodation selected: B&Bs (Bed & Breakfast), Irish Country Hotels or Manor House Hotels for 5 nights in Ireland.
  • Reservation fees to prebook all accommodation.
  • Full Irish breakfast daily in Ireland.
  • Hertz Car Rental (8 days) – Latest model car with Unlimited Mileage, 3rd party liability insurance, 13.5% Value Added Tax and Location Service Charge PLUS CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) & Theft Protection with a $1600 or $2100 Deductible per vehicle depending on the category chosen. 
    Note: SUPER CDW OPTION: Subject to availability, you may waive the already limited liability (deductible) shown above, in case of damage to the Hertz vehicle, provided the vehicle is used in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement, by electing to pay an additional daily fee amount for your car category at the Hertz counter. SUPER CDW can only be purchased at the time of pick-up and does not cover damaged tires, lost keys or use of incorrect fuel.
  • Concierge Service - Services of our Ireland staff while touring
  • Medieval Banquet at 15th Century Castle
  • Visits and admissions to Muckross House, Rosse Castle, Charles Fort, Blarney Castle, Cahir Castle, Rock of Cashel, and more!
  • Ordinance Survey Road Atlas
  • Detailed day-by-day itinerary that allows you to get more out of your touring day!

Tour Dates

This self-drive tour operates all year round.
Contact us for a detailed quote.

Tour Map





Hertz Rent a Car Ireland
Operating the largest fleet of cars in Ireland, Hertz is the right way to drive throughout the Emerald Isle. Count on O’Scannlain International Ltd. to provide you with the right car for your special needs while touring Ireland. Whether you need an economy model, luxury touring model or a minivan, we can put you behind the driver’s seat.

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
In co-operation with: Town & Country Homes Association, Irish Farm Holidays Association, Northern Ireland Farm & Country Holidays Bed & Breakfast Association N.I. Over 2,000 B&Bs from which to choose.

Hotel Accommodation
In co-operation with the Irish Country Hotels and Manor House Hotels. Over 65 hotels from which to choose.




STEP 1: 
Go to our Hertz page and select the car category that fits your party; remember you’ll need enough luggage space. for the number of suitcases you intend to take with you.STEP 2: 
Go to our accommodation page and decide what style of accommodation you wish to enjoy. You can select from B&Bs, and two categories of hotels. Choose one style or mix all three styles.STEP 3: 
Request your CUSTOMIZED-Go As You Please touring package proposal…