8 Day Ireland Fly & Drive, Thanksgiving Special

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$1139*

Air & Land

8 Day Ireland Fly & Drive, Thanksgiving Special

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$1139*

Air & Land



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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Plan A
Ashling Hotel Dublin
Killarney Towers Killarney
Jurys Inn Galway Galway

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2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $400
Hotel Dates Embark Tour Starts Ship Land Only Air & Land
$1139*
2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $600
Hotel Dates Embark Tour Starts Ship Land Only Air & Land
$1269*

Not Included:
Car rental fees, optional car rental insurance and parking.


Additional Information:
Drivers must be at least 25 years old to rent a vehicle. Additionally, drivers must be 28 years old in order to rent a Full Size (Car Categories FVMR and FVAR).

The lead passenger will be the listed as the driver of the vehicle. Additional drivers may be added for an extra cost at the time of vehicle pickup.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. This program offers a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Driving duration can vary from two to four hours per day depending on route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

Accommodation Details





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  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Additional Nights

Flight Details




Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights New York-Dublin, Dublin-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations in your choice of First Class hotels
    • 2 nights Dublin
    • 2 nights Killarney
    • 2 nights Galway
  • 7 day car rental: Mini Manual. Upgrade to other categories available
  • Car rental includes: Unlimited Mileage, Third Party Liability Insurance, Collision Damage Waiver (C.D.W.), local taxes (VAT)
  • Breakfast daily

Vehicle Options

  • Mini Manual - Volkswagen Up or similar

    • 1-2 passengers
    • 1 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission

  • Economy Automatic - Ford Fiesta or similar

    • 1-2 passengers
    • 2 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission

  • Compact Automatic - Opel Astra or similar

    • 1-3 Passengers
    • 1 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission
    • Air-Conditioning

  • Standard Manual - Opel Insignia or similar

    • 1-4 Passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission
    • Air-Conditioning

  • Standard Automatic - Opel Insignia or similar

    • 1-4 Passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission
    • Air-Conditioning

  • Full Size Manual - Ford Galaxy or similar

    • 1-6 Passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Manual Transmission
    • Air-Conditioning

  • Full Size Automatic - Ford Galaxy or similar

    • 1-6 Passengers
    • 2 Large & 2 Small Suitcases
    • Automatic Transmission
    • Air-Conditioning

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. This program offers a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Driving duration can vary from two to four hours per day depending on route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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The following is a suggested itinerary. While the sites listed below may be visited independently, the package does not cover any applicable entrance or tour fees.

DAY 1 - Depart for Ireland
Depart for Ireland

DAY 2 - Arrive in Dublin
Arrive in Dublin and pick up your vehicle at the airport. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Dublin

DAY 3 - Drive to Blarney Castle En Route to Killarney
This morning, depart Dublin and drive through the scenic south of Ireland. Perhaps travel through County Kildare to Kilkenny, a small city located on the banks of the River Nore. Visit this historic town, and see the 12th-century Kilkenny Castle. Another suggested stop is the town of Blarney to visit the 15th-century Blarney Castle. Kiss the famous Blarney Stone and enjoy some free time for shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can buy Irish garments and souvenirs. Continue on to your hotel in Killarney
Drive Time: 4 hours*
Distance: 211 miles*
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Killarney
Enjoy a full day to explore the town of Killarney. Sightseeing may include a visit to the three lakes, ruined castles, and Torc Waterfall all found within Killarney National Park. Travel through the world-famous "Ring of Kerry" and pass the small villages of Cahirciveen and Sneem, which are full of traditional colorful houses. This evening, take a jaunting car ride and view the sights of downtown Killarney
Overnight: Killarney
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 - Drive to Cliffs of Moher En Route to Galway
Depart Killarney and travel north to Galway. Suggested sightseeing includes a visit to Bunratty Folk Park, which offers an insight into Irish life around the turn of the century. Also not to miss are the Cliffs of Moher, an impressive wall of rock that towers some 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Continue north to County Clare and travel through the vast limestone plateau known as the Burren. This unique and rugged environment has been compared to the surface of the moon. Then, on to your hotel in Galway, a bustling university city
Drive Time: 4 hours*
Distance: 165 miles*
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 - Galway
Enjoy a full day to explore Galway, a seafaring town steeped in tradition. Take a stroll through the narrow, winding streets downtown and visit the many shops and historic sights. Stop by Eyre Square and the lively Latin Quarter, where you can view Lynch's Castle. Head north to the Cathedral of St Nicholas, built out of Ireland's famous Connemara marble and limestone. Walk to The Quays and pass the Spanish Arch. Then, stroll down toward the river docks and view Galway's traditional wooden sailboats, known as hookers. Spend the evening in one of the many pubs and restaurants throughout the city
Overnight: Galway
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 - Drive to Dublin
Depart Galway and travel to Dublin, the capital of Ireland. Spend the balance of the day visiting famous sites throughout the city including Dublin Castle, St. Stephen's Green, Phoenix Park, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College, home to the Book of Kells. Perhaps purchase some souvenirs on Grafton Street, the city's stylish and popular shopping district, or take a tour of the Guinness brewery. In the evening, stop by one of the lively pubs in the Temple Bar district
Drive Time: 2 hours*
Distance: 128 miles*
Overnight: Dublin
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8 - Depart Ireland
Drive to Dublin airport and return your vehicle prior to your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Please consider that the driving times and distances are estimated and that they can vary because of many circumstances, such as, specific route taken, hotel location, traffic, weather, road conditions, etc.

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7 Day Ireland West Coast Fly & Drive, April 2018
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Our trip to Ireland was fantastic! The hotel accommodation was clean and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There were no problems with the airline tickets or rental car reservation. Everything went extremely smooth and we were happy to book with Gate 1.

Colleen T. Minneola, FL
8 Day Ireland Fly & Drive , January 2017
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Our trip to Ireland was fabulous. We really enjoyed every aspect of it. The accommodations were wonderful, the suggested itinerary was very helpful, although we didn't get to everything on the plan we thoroughly enjoyed everything we did (and have a plan for our return, we will definitely take this trip again). We have booked several trips with Gate 1 and have consistently been very pleased with each one, we recommend your agency often.

Carole G. N Bellmore, NY
8 Day Ireland Fly & Drive , October 2016
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Our trip to Ireland through Gate 1 was wonderful! The included hotels were nice and the breakfasts served were good. The car rental service (Enterprise) was terrific. Contacting your company before the trip, for some last minute questions, was easy and the representative was knowledgeable. We love the independent travel deals your company offers. We are looking forward to traveling more using Gate 1.

Kimberly C. West Sayville, NY
8 Day Ireland Fly & Drive, September 2015
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Our trip was so wonderful. We enjoyed our anniversary immensely. Ireland is a beautiful country to visit & the people are so friendly.

Katie M. Margate, FL

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