For the uninitiated, a self-drive tour of Ireland is designed to give you the independence of doing your own road trip, but with the knowledge and resources of taking a guided trip. A self-guided trip to Ireland offers the best of both worlds. You can explore Ireland at your own pace while getting a little help along the way from our expert guided itineraries and complementary Paddy the Pocket Pilot virtual tour guide app.
Prebook ‘tried & loved’ accommodation ranging from friendly guest houses to 4-star hotels and historical castles.
Tell us what kind of Overland self-guided tour of Ireland you want to experience and our team will craft the road trip of a lifetime. This is the perfect time to draw up an Irish ‘bucket list’ and create a tour that is uniquely yours. If having absolute control over your Ireland self-drive package sounds appealing, then you may be interested in our Ireland private guided tours instead.
Choose one of our expertly planned Ireland self-guided tour packages! There is something for everyone; we’ve gone to great lengths to make as many Irish dream vacations as possible. Whether you choose the Coast to Coast Self-Drive or the Greenway Self-Drive know you are in great hands and you will be treated to amazing experiences at every turn.
Our Paddy the Pocket Pilot app stores all your passes, vouchers and hotel information, as well as history that comes alive as you drive.
Note: If required, all tours can be catered to vegans, vegetarians, and pescatarians.
Every Self-Drive Tour booked with Overland Ireland comes with exceptional service, detailed itinerary and extras, such as our Paddy the Pocket Pilot App, as standard. So, if you’re looking for an independent way to see Ireland with all the benefits and surprises of a guided tour with pre-booked “tried & loved” accommodation, you’re in good hands. But don’t take our word for it, check out our tour group reviews here.
If you’d prefer the traditional tour experience, we have an incredible range of Small Group Tours of Ireland where you tour our beautiful little country in one of our Overland Ireland minivans driven by your own local guide.
Our small group tours are designed to take you off the beaten track and range from the relaxed to the active, allowing you to tailor the style and length of adventure to suit you.
Our Jewel tours (relaxed) let you experience Ireland’s most loved landmarks and many hidden gems at an easy-going pace.
Zest tours (active) are designed with adventure in mind and are perfect for those who want their Ireland with a bit of zing; like kayaking with dolphins, hiking peaks or biking with red deer. Experience Ireland through adventure.
Our local guides know every boreen (country lane) and bawn (enclosed tower) in the 32 counties and are just bursting to share their stories, hidden histories and local knowledge.
Did we mention our tours are award winning and have been reviewed by the world’s toughest critics – our previous tour groupies?