Taste of Ireland

Hit the open road and explore Ireland at your own pace. Follow the suggested itinerary or make your own plans, but rest assured you'll have a place to lay your head each night, as hotels are pre-booked. Soak up cosmopolitan Dublin, meander through stunning Connemara, drive the iconic Ring of Kerry, and follow your own adventure, the Irish way!

If you love the freedom and adventure of the open road, then a Fly & Drive vacation is just what you need. Fly into Dublin and drive your way through the experience of discovering parts of Ireland one kilometre at a time. The car rental and hotel stays are included in the package, along with a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.


  • Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
  • Galway, County Galway, Ireland
  • Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
  • Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland
  • Ireland
10  Days | 8  nights


  • Round-trip flights to Dublin (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 8 nights of accommodation
  • 9-day car rental in selected category
  • 8 Irish breakfasts
  • Earn Aeroplan® points


Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Dublin.

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Day 2

Welcome to Dublin

From the Dublin airport, pick up your rental car and head to your hotel to check-in. Enjoy the day to explore Dublin on your own.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Use your included Heritage Island Touring Guide that not only gives you details on over 80 of Ireland's top premier attractions and heritage towns, but provides free admission to select sites, two-for-one offers, and discounts too! You may want to use your Explorer Coupons to visit Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin City Hall or the Guinness Storehouse - after all, what's a stay in Dublin without grabbing a pint?
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Day 3

Dublin - Galway ( approx. 210 km)

Take the morning to check out more of Dublin at your leisure. In the afternoon, depart for Galway. Stay overnight in the Galway area.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Check out St. Patrick's Cathedral, or head to the Old Jameson Distillery for some whiskey tasting ($).
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 4

County Galway: Connemara (approx. 155 km)

Discover the western part of County Galway, the breathtaking Connemara region.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: The western part of County Galway is known as Connemara, a stunning mass of granite mountains dotted with sheep and home to small farms and thatched cottages. You might hear the locals speaking Irish Gaelic, as Connemara boasts one of the largest native Irish-speaking populations in the country. Return to your hotel in Galway for the night.
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 5

County Galway - County Clare (Cliffs of Moher) - County Kerry (Sneem) (approx. 268 km)

Meander through the heart of County Clare, which features over 2,000 species of plants and flowers. Continue along the Atlantic coast to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, then drive through the countryside of Limerick to County Kerry. Stay overnight in the County Kerry area.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: You may choose to use some of your Explorer Coupons at the Galway City Museum, Aillwee Cave, Dunguaire Castle or the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience.
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 6

County Kerry: Ring of Kerry (approx. 200 km)

The Ring of Kerry is an unforgettable drive around the majestic Iveragh Peninsula. Admire the beauty of the rocky landscape, and visit Iron-Age forts and ancient monasteries. Return to your hotel in the County Kerry area for the night.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: Drive through Sneem Village, famous for its brightly coloured houses, and explore the towns of Killorglin and Caherciveen.
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 7

County Kerry (Sneem - Dingle Peninsula) - Limerick (approx. 205 km)

Today, it's off to the Dingle Peninsula and its numerous ring forts, high crosses and ancient monuments. The area west of Dingle offers dramatic landscapes with striking views of the Blasket islands from Slea Head. Stay overnight in the Limerick area.

Optional Activities ($):
OUT & ABOUT: On your way to Limerick, choose to use some of your Explorer Coupons at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, or at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 8

Limerick – Dublin (approx. 225 km)

Make the beautiful drive back to Dublin for one last day of Irish charm. Stay overnight in the Dublin area.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 9

Dublin: At Leisure

Enjoy a full day at your leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 10

Dublin – Return to Canada

Head to the airport to return your rental car and board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
Bed and Breakfast(or similar)
Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
Maldron Hotel Newlands Cross(or similar)
Galway, County Galway, Ireland
Salthill Hotel(or similar)
Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland
Brandon Hotel(or similar)
Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland
Limerick City Inn Hotel(or similar)
Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel(or similar)
Galway, County Galway, Ireland
Ross Lake House Hotel(or similar)
County Kerry, Ireland
Parknasilla Resort Hotel(or similar)
Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland
Dunraven Arms Hotel(or similar)

Room Specifications

Bed size(s): 2 twin beds or 1 double bed
Room occupancy: maximum 2 adults



Daily from April 1 - November 30, 2022

Available also for a duration of 9 days / 7 nights


Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Parking fees
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • For car rental exclusions, please see above

The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each location is completely up to you. We've gathered our top picks for suggested itineraries, places to visit, things to do and even great spots for tasty treats. Explore to your heart's content and take our suggestions - or don't! No one decides what your travel days look like but you. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!


Due to high demand and limited availability of accommodation within Irish city centers, passengers will accommodated in the closest available location to the corresponding cities. At times, this can be up to 1 hour from the city.

Note: Check-in for hotel and B&B accommodation is no later than 6 p.m. Failure to notify accommodations of a late arrival could result in the cancellation of the reservation.


Car Rental

  • Manual Category C (CCMN) Compact 5-person VW Golf or similar
  • Automatic Category F (CCAN) Compact 5-person Ford Focus or similar
  • Available on request through our call centre:

  • Manual Intermediate Category D (IDMR) 5-person VW Jetta or similar
  • Manual Intermediate Category P (IVMR) 6-person Opel Zafira or similar
  • Standard Automatic Car Category G (SDAR) 5-person VW Jetta or similar
  • Standard Automatic Car Category T (SVAR) 6-person VW Touran or similar
  • Inclusions: Unlimited mileage, third-Party Liability Insurance Coverage, Collision Damage Waiver and theft Protection.

    Exclusions: Super Cover (SDW), Non-waivable excess, GPS, Fuel, Personal Accident Insurance Plus (PAI Plus) and Personal Effects Protection (PEP), other optional services such as refuelling charges, applicable one-way service fees, extra additional driver's fee, baby seats, etc., extra additional.

    Credit card at commencement of rental is mandatory – to cover toll fees, speed cameras, parking offences, etc. Credit Card deposit required at destination (unless Super Cover SDW is purchased). Funds will be blocked but not charged to the credit card.

    Damage Excess (Non waivable excess): For CCMN (C), IDMR (D) & CCAN (F) cars: 2000 EUR; for IVMR (P), SDAR (G) & SVAR (T): 2,500 EUR. Subject to change without notice. The previous amounts will be blocked (not charged) on renters' credit card unless the Super Cover (SDW) is purchased at destination by credit card.

    Minimum Age 25 years old: CCMN (C) & CCAN (F). Minimum age 27 years old: IDMR (D), SDAR (G) & IVMR (P). Minimum age 30 years old: SVAR (T). If driver does not meet minimum age requirements, young driver surcharge of 26EUR per day will be charged at destination. Please contact us for more information for customers over the age of 75 at time of rental.

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    Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.