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Self Drive Ireland Tour

Self Drive Ireland Vacations
Casual go-as-you-please vouchers or a pre-reserved itinerary with a self-drive car rental is available. Choose from "hidden off-the-beaten-path" places, recommended by guidebooks.

See tiny, storybook villages, where thatched roofed cottages and ancient castles abound. The air is scented by the flavor of peat fires. Nearly every bend in the road affords gorgeous vistas of sky, land and water. The Irish people are charming, welcoming and friendly. If you have not visited Ireland, you haven't visited the best. You may choose from the best Irish B&B's, hotels, guesthouses, inns in Ireland, unusual manors and even the most elegant Irish castles to form your perfect self drive Ireland vacation! We have 3 star relaxed castles to 5 star elegant ones.

We are experts at custom-designing arrangements to suit your needs. It's simple really. Just tell your travel agent where you'd like to go and what you'd like to do, or ask for suggestions from us for your self drive Ireland vacation. Trust us for destinational knowledge - we've already been there many times.

Need an Ireland hotel with a swimming pool, or a hotel in Ireland with air conditioning? Just ask.

See our one week self drive one week self drive packages here or two weeks. Click here for vouchers only, without a car. We have luxury self drive air inclusive packages, too.

Custom Ireland Tour: Tell us your requirements and we will create an Ireland vacation package and itinerary just for you! FLEXIBLE With all of our Ireland vacation packages, you can customize them to best suit your needs. Your Ireland travel consultant will work with you to arrange the best possible Ireland vacation.  

2014 Self drive touring holidays in Ireland price includes:
  • Round trip airfare available at additional cost. Airfare
  • Self-drive Irish car rental with unlimited mileage and tax. Large cars, minibuses and automatics are available. Pick up you car rental at Shannon Airport, Cork, Dublin or elsewhere. You can prepay your car insurance. Please click here to go to the Car Information page.
  • Accommodations at your choice of Irish B&B's, farms, hotels, guesthouses, Irish castles or manors. Choose some of each for maximum flexibility. Rooms are with private bath at all properties.
  • Vouchers are provided for each night of your stay. We reserve the first night for you near your arrival city, at our choice of property, unless you specify otherwise. Afterwards, you call ahead to make reservations as you drive along, or if you prefer, we will reserve them all before you go for a charge of $10 per reservation. Stay for any number of nights at any property.
  • Full hearty Irish breakfast is served each day. This may include home-baked breads, farm-fresh eggs, cereal, sausage and bacon.
  • Value-Added Tax (V.A.T.) and service charges.
  • Heritage Island pass with discount admissions for 130 of the leading visitor attractions, theatres, festivals, crafts and lifestyle centres including household names such as Trinity College, the Abbey Theatre, Guinness Storehouse, Cork Opera House, Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience and the Ulster American Folk Park. Nearly all of the 130 centres offer the user a discount off the admission price, with the majority being 2 for 1 admission. This gives the user up to €300 of potential savings.
  • Added bonus: Shannon Region Discount vouchers for over 50 attractions and activities including: 25% off admission to Atlantic Edge, Cliffs of Moher 2 for 1 Admission to Adare Heritage Centre 10% off Admission to Doolin Caves, golf discounts, horse riding discounts, and much more!
  • Passport Case with "What You Need To Know Before You Go"
  • Lynott Tours Baggage Strap
  • Travel Insurance is available from $60 per person.
  • Rent a cellphone for $29 or a GPS for $50.
  • Add a medieval banquet near Shannon - the perfect finale to your trip.
Bonuses: Stay 7 nights:
Guidebook, with touring suggestions and more
SHANNON MEDIEVAL BANQUET in a castle near Shannon A night like no other! Built in 1460, Bunratty Castle stands impressively on the edge of Ratty River protected by a moat. Visitors are welcomed by servers and entertainers in 15th century dress. Guests reach the Castle after a short atmospheric walk through Bunratty Folk Park to the castle gate where a kilted piper plays a tune of welcome. You'll be transformed back in time as you sip the traditional mead in the great banquet hall, resplendent with tapestries and furniture of the 16th Century, and don bibs to eat authentic recipes with your fingers! Bench seating, candle-light and long oak tables reflect the Banqueting style of the medieval era..You'll delight in the beautiful music. The entertainment program afterwards takes the form of a selection of Irish medieval and traditional songs and instrumental music by 11 Entertainers. There are three banquet locations: Bunratty (nearest Shannon and the most popular) which has Two sittings nightly at 5.30pm and 8.45pm.. Knappogue (near Shannon) and Dunguaire in Co. Galway. Bunratty is open all year. Others are closed from Nov.- Mar. A $96 value

KillaloeExtra Bonus Stay 14 nights: Dublin Evening Literary Pub Tour. Leaves 7:15PM daily. Considering its small size, Dublin's literary heritage is one of the most impressive in the world. Dozens of authors, including Joyce, Shaw, Wilde, and in current times, Neil Jordan, Mary Lavin, Seamus Heaney and John McGahern have been connected with Dublin. Departs from Dukes Pub off Grafton St., and includes stops at 4 pubs, led by actors, who re-enact the life and works of Dublin's literary greats.

What our clients say about this program:
"I have recommended your services to friends and colleagues, and I thought that the trip I took with my Mother was excellent! It was helpful to know that you had experience with the properties where we stayed, and they were arranged in a way that made travel relatively easy (to the extent that it can be on the roads in Ireland!) from point to point. There was not more than a couple of hours of driving each day, although we did fit in the Cliffs of Moher, and two ferry transports between Glin Castle and Ballyseede.

If I have any plans to travel to that area again, I would certainly book through Lynott." --- Myra Frick 


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Bed and Breakfasts, Farmhouses and Country HomesIrish Bed and Breakfasts, Farmhouses
and Country Homes

Experience the Irish way of life and get to know the friendly Irish by staying as an honored guest in their own homes. We have more than 800 B&B's in Ireland, north and south - anything from a contemporary home in major towns and cities to an intriguing 400-year old granite farmhouse with a thatched roof in the countryside. There are too many to list here, but we have them in almost every town and village in all 32 counties. From all Ireland bed and breakfast - from Dublin B&Bs to Killarney B&Bs. Our Ireland B&B program features an extensive book with pictures, addresses and phone numbers is included with your travel documents. Approved B&B'sWITH PRIVATE BATH are included in the price: B&B upgrade to 3-4 Star, add $4, 5 star add $15 per person. Look at our B&B's here. In Ireland, we have an Online B&B Vouchers Reservations System. This site will allow customers travelling with Lynott Tours B&B Vouchers to pre-book any of our properties before they arrive for their stay in Ireland. The online service is available once you have paid in full.

Why use vouchers? Play it by ear.
1. If you would like the ease of traveling without having to carry cash to pay for accommodation, or visiting an ATM on a daily basis while traveling, you may wish to purchase our vouchers. You simply decide each evening where you will be heading the next day and phone ahead for a reservation.
2. Our vouchers are the same price for all B&B's, or all 1 color hotel category hotels on our list. If you were to search for the individual prices of accommodation, you would find that they vary greatly.
3. You pay a rate guaranteed in US dollars - no exchange rate fluctuations to worry about.
4. Reservations in advance. We do that. If you are a large party, definitely book your accommodation as soon as possible. B & B's are family homes with a number of bedrooms set aside for the guests. Some will only have three guest bedrooms so finding B & B accommodation for 7 people at the height of the season will be difficult if you don't make your reservations quickly!
5. Most people choose open vouchers. Should problems arise finding accommodation when in Ireland, contact any Tourist Information Office, or seek advice and assistance from your B&B host/hostess. She/he will assist in booking subsequent night/nights for the cost of a telephone call.
b&b iRELAND 6. We do not recommend purchasing B&B vouchers in Dublin. An inexpensive hotel would be more readily available.
Hotels, Castles and Manors
We have the widest selection - a choice of over 300 hotels, castles and manors, all with private bath in every corner of the Emerald Isle. We give you a chance to savor the special charms of smaller villages as well as larger cities. The Green category (list) includes 3 and 4 star hotels, and guesthouses. Some are Georgian, some Victorian, but all offer a warm welcome and a personal touch. The Blue, (list) Gold (list) and Red (list) categories include hotels, manors and castles, from 3 to 5 star. These include hidden and off-the-beaten-path inns and hotels. Manors can be old-world style inns with a comfortable charm. Irish castles range from simple centuries-old fortresses to deluxe 5 star luxury resorts. This the finest collection of luxury hotels in Ireland.

Our accommodations are categorized based on price in color categories. We suggest that for maximum flexibility, you choose some of each. There is no minimum stay in any one category.

Malahide Castle Suggestion: If you are arriving into Dublin, stay in Howth, a quaint fishing village just outside the city, or in Malahide. Afternoon shopping, or visit Malahide Castle, the home of the National Portrait Gallery. Later, you might decide to take a stroll along the shore to gaze at the boats at sea.

Family Friendly

We have highlighted the hotels that offer swimming pools for your enjoyment.

Car Insurance CDW: You can prepay your car insurance from $17 per day. Prepay: CDW, Theft Protection, Location surcharge & Tax per day for one low price. Save up to 30% over buying the insurance at the airport when you pick up your car.
Cellphone rental
Ireland GPS rental

We got home from Ireland last night and I just wanted to let you know that the vouchers worked perfectly! There were no complications whatsoever. We had a great trip!! Thank you so much. KK

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Prices are land only, per person, and include car and accommodation.
2014
SELF DRIVE IRELAND Prices are land only, per person, and include car and accommodation.
7 NIGHTS OR LONGER TWIN OR TRIPLE  2 TWINS OR  2 TRIPLES 
2 OR 3 PERSONS 4-5-6 PERSONS
JAN-MAR APR & OCT MAY & SEP JUNE JULY-AUG JAN-MAR APR & OCT MAY & SEP JUNE JULY-AUG
NOV-DEC NOV-DEC
B&B WITH BATH 82 82 85 90 95 77 77 80 85 90
GREEN HOTEL 111 115 135 135 139 106 110 130 130 134
BLUE HOTEL 139 139 165 165 170 134 134 160 160 165
GOLD HOTEL 163 164 181 186 191 158 159 176 181 186
UP TO 6 NIGHTS TWIN OR TRIPLE  2 TWINS OR  2 TRIPLES 
2 OR 3 PERSONS 4-5-6 PERSONS
JAN-MAR APR & OCT MAY & SEP JUNE JULY-AUG JAN-MAR APR & OCT MAY & SEP JUNE JULY-AUG
NOV-DEC NOV-DEC
B&B WITH BATH 96 96 99 105 111 91 91 94 100 106
GREEN HOTEL 130 134 157 157 163 125 129 152 152 158
BLUE HOTEL 162 162 193 193 199 157 157 188 188 194
GOLD HOTEL 190 191 211 218 223 185 186 206 213 218
Child under 12, sharing room with two adults: BB $54, Green $91, Blue $114, Gold $130.
Single supplement sharing cars: BB $69, Green $73, Blue $103, Gold $114.
B&B upgrade to 3 Star add $4, 4 Star, add $8, 5 star add $15 per person
For red rates, please ask.

Vouchers may not be changed from one category to another while traveling. All red hotels are individually priced, and must be pre-reserved. Please ask for rates. Single room supplement is per day and must be added to twin price, based on sharing a car. If you would like your own car, please ask for rates. Child rate applies for up to 2 children under 12 sharing room with 2 adults. Not available at all properties. No charge for infants sharing room. Crib extra.

The minimum number of nights on this program is 3.

Airfare: varies by departure date. Please ask for our low-cost air inclusive rates from all major cities, or see Airfare or see our Packages. Click here for vouchers only, without a car.

NEW! We can accept payments in US dollars, euros and pounds sterling. Please ask for our wire transfer details.
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Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet    $96
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Dunguaire Castle Banquet $96
Traditional Irish Night $84
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Accommodations are subject to availability at time of deposit. We reserve the right to substitute hotels, guesthouses and sightseeing features listed herein for accommodations in similar categories as conditions may require. Hotel categories are subjective and are the opinions of Lynott Tours' staff. Self-drive vouchers designated for one country may not be used in another, and vouchers for B&B's may not be used at hotels, or vice versa. Although early check-in is requested, rooms may not be ready for occupancy until 2PM. Membership: Lynott Tours reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a tour participant. Triple rooms are available on some tours at the same price per person as a twin room. This may not be comfortable for three adults. Rates do not apply over St. Patrick's Week, Easter, Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year's.

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