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Independent Touring - Ireland

Ireland Self-Drive Vacations

Kissing the Blarney Stone
Kissing the Blarney Stone
Sheep Herding At Dingle, Co. Kerry
Atlantic Drive, Achill

Self-Drive Tour Vacations

Our Irish self-drive programs enable you to mix-and match so that you can create a perfect Ireland vacation. Plan your own itinerary by choosing the ever popular B & B vouchers, either on an open basis or pre-booked. Also choose from a wide selection of deluxe Irish castle hotels, elegant manor houses, cozy inns or modern properties throughout Ireland. We use Hertz Car Rentals exclusively featuring current model vehicles with either manual or automatic transmission.

Choosing The Ideal Tour

Some people like to wander at will, exploring new places every day. Some enjoy a trip where they don't have to worry about making hotel reservations as they travel. And then other people like a trip where they don't have to drive. It's up to you. However, if it's your first visit to Ireland; do consider taking a coach tour as an introduction to the country before heading out on your own. Explore all the possibilities of an Ireland Coach Tour for your next adventure...

Go-As-You-Please With B & Bs

Stay in a real Irish family home to experience a friendly welcome from homeowners. You have the freedom to select from over 1,000 properties and you can choose from a variety of different town, country and farm locations. When you book this vacation, we give you open vouchers so that you have complete freedom. However, you may then book your chosen homes in advance through Bed & Breakfast Ireland's website. Experience a real Irish living with a B & B...

Chauffeur-Drive Vacation

Select a chauffeur-drive customized program to fit your requirements exactly, whether for a party of two or a small group. This is a great way for family or friends to explore Ireland and celebrate a special occasion. Choose from our wide range of hotels, make reservations for any dates you wish and your driver will look after you every step of the way. He will reveal all the best places to shop, eat or find entertainment and ensure that you have a truly memorable travel experience. Get your own chauffeur to drive you all over Ireland...

Choosing the Ideal Tour

A La Carte Hotels

Extend your coach tour before the start of a tour or at the conclusion by booking as many additional hotel nights as you wish. Put together a special itinerary from our selection of hotels, which are located right throughout Ireland and vary from cozy country-style inns to magnificent 5-star deluxe Irish properties. Book many hotels for your Ireland Tour...

Independent Self-Drive Tours

We offer two tour itineraries based on popular coach tours. These programs combine the security of pre-booked Irish hotels so that you know where you will stay each night with the flexibility for sightseeing and dining every day.


Mix-And-Match Combinations

All of the above programs can be blended to suit your requirements. Spend a few nights in B&Bs and then in hotels, travel on your own or with a chauffeur. You can also book a separate coach tour before or after your independent program and extend your stay in your favorite Irish town - you can create your ideal vacation!

  • Compare our costs with those of other companies before you book. With CIE Tours all inclusions are specified - no hidden extras!
  • Choose from over 1,000 B & Bs
  • Receive a comprehensive directory listing all homes
  • All guest rooms offer private facilities (shower/bath & WC) and the cost is included in our rates
  • Comprehensive insurance (CDW/TP) and Airport Location Service (LSC) are included in our rates
  • We provide detailed information to help you plan your vacation
  • There is no additional expense for booking over the phone with us. And our Irish-born expert reservations agents love to help.

You can book any independent Ireland vacation by contacting your travel agent or by calling CIE Tours International at 1-800-243-8687. You can also book your vacation online by clicking on the Book Now button below.

Important: Click Book Now to start a step-by-step process to select airfares and pre-book whichever type of accommodation you prefer. Once you enter your dates and choices, our system will give you an exact price quote so that you can complete your reservation.

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