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St. Patrick's Trail | 7 Day Self-Drive

Program Includes

Accommodation

  • Clayton Hotel - Belfast (2)
  • Clew Bay Hotel - Westport (2)
  • O'Callaghan Mont Clare - Dublin (2)

Breakfast each morning except day of arrival

Transport 

Hertz automatic car with unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), theft protection (TP), value added tax (VAT), third party liability and location service charge (LSC)

Other Inclusions

  • Discount book, travel wallet, luggage tags and driving map.
  • Expert travel assistance throughout.

Optional Extras

  • Visitor Attractions
  • Room Upgrades
  • Car Upgrade
  • Chauffeur Driver
  • City Tours

Price is per person based on double occupancy during low season and is subject to availability at the time of booking.

Starts in Dublin / Ends in Dublin

Tour Highlights

7 Days / 6 Nights

Newgrange

Hill of Tara

St Patrick’s Trail Northern Ireland

Down Patrick & St. Patrick Centre

Croagh Patrick

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin

Book of Kells

    

Learn about the man who owns a day of the year.

Follow in the footsteps of St. Patrick and see some very cool stuff along the way. Learn some cool facts (St. Patrick wasn't actually born in Ireland) and banish some myths (the snakes he rid Ireland of may not have been literal ones) and learn a whole lot of new ones (the Rock of Cashel is a result of banishing Satan from a cave).

This tour is steeped a little in religion but with the opportunity to do and see lots of cool things along the way.

7 Day St. Patrick's Trail Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin to Belfast

Pick up your rental car at Dublin Airport and make your way to Belfast. Along the way you can stop at the famous Newgrange to see the famous passage tomb or the Battle of the Boyne Centre to learn the details of Ireland's bloodiest battle in history. In Belfast be sure to pay a visit to Titanic Belfast, the most visited tourist attraction on the island of Ireland which extends over nine galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features to explore the Titanic story in a fresh and insightful way. Take the rest of the evening to explore the rest of Belfast. Overnight in Clayton Hotel Belfast

Day 2: St. Patrick's Trail

Set out from Belfast today for a remarkable day trip. You will be following St. Patrick's trail but also getting some breathtaking and truly beautiful scenery. Set out for Armagh before continuing on to Newry and Downpatrick and out on to Ards Peninsula around Strangford Lough and back to Belfast. During the day you will be introduced to a plethora of castles, cathedrals, abbeys and museums, take a short ferry ride, and take in some spectacular scenery. Overnight in Clayton Hotel Belfast

Day 3: Fermanagh Lakelands & Westport

This morning, you will leave Belfast for Westport. Be prepared for a long drive as you are going all the way from the North East of Ireland to the West(port) of Ireland. To break up the trip you can stop for lunch at Enniskillen, a lovely town wedged between the Upper and Lower parts of Lough Erne. You could also opt to stop in Carrick-on-Shannon, the county town of County Leitrim. As the name suggests, Carrick-on-Shannon sits right on the River Shannon. When you arrive in Westport you can take the time to explore the town and relax before you go to your accommodations for the night. Overnight in Clew Bay Hotel Westport

Day 4: Climb Croagh Patrick

This morning you will climb Croagh Patrick before resting in the evening in the beautiful little town of Westport. It was on the summit of the mountain that Saint Patrick allegedly fasted for forty days in 441 AD and the custom has been faithfully handed down from generation to generation. Croagh Patrick is 5 miles from the picturesque town of Westport and its conical shape soars majestically above the surrounding countryside. Magnificent views of Clew Bay and the surrounding south Mayo countryside are spectacular from all stages of the ascent of the mountain. It is one of the highest peaks in the West of Ireland. Overnight in Clew Bay Hotel

Day 5: Knock & Dublin

Today you will leave Westport for Dublin. It is a three hour journey. You can take a detour to stop at Knock where observers stated that there was an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1879. For the less religious, Strokestown House and Famine Museum is one worthwhile stop off point along the way. A tour of The House gives an intimate insight into life in The Big House, upstairs and downstairs while the Irish National Famine Museum tells a different story and highlights the parallels between a tragic chapter of Irish History and contemporary global hunger. Continue onto Dublin and spend the afternoon getting to know the city, either by open top bus tour or by foot.
Overnight in O'Callaghan Mont Clare Dublin

Day 6: Dublin City

Use the open top bus tour as your mode of transport today. Hop on and off at any attractions that you may be interested in which include the big ones like Guinness, Jameson, and Trinity College where the Book of Kells is housed, but also includes Kilmainham Gaol, a former prison now museum, Glasnevin Cemetery, featuring a who’s who of modern Irish history including Daniel O’ Connell, Michael Collins, Éamon de Valera, and over a million other stories, and St. Patrick's Cathedral, the national cathedral for the Church of Ireland. Overnight in O'Callaghan Mont Clare Dublin

Day 7: Return Home

Make your way from your hotel to Dublin Airport where you will return your rental car and fly home.

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