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Hi all. Looking for somebody that can help set up an 8 night self driving tour of Northern Ireland the end of July. The more they can handle the better. Air, car rental and lodging. 2 people, 2 rooms per night. Tried AAA and they are useless unless you take one of THEIR group tours. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you.
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Hi Joseph,

Thanks for joining us here with your question about a self-driving tour of Northern Ireland!

We would like to suggest that you have a look at our travel operators page where you will find several operators who would be able to organize your road trip including car rental, accommodation, and possibly air travel as well although most will exclude the air travel as there are so many different options of departure location.

There is a flight search page on our website to find providers by entering your departure and chosen arrival airport on the island of Ireland. Dublin is probably the best airport to arrive in as it's a short 2-hour drive up to Belfast. The tour companies will organize all of the insurance, accommodation, and trip ideas for you but it is also possible to make a more bespoke trip to suit your needs.

There are also some local companies that can help with self-guided tours. Butlers, and Discovering Ireland Vacations are two such companies and well worth getting in contact with to see how they can help you.

July is a great time to visit as our days are still nice and long allowing you to see as much as possible and make it to the next location in the light! The Causeway Coast has plenty to offer and lots of great attractions to visit and it is said that the Causeway Coastal Route is one of the best driving routes too.

What would you like to see and do during your time with us or are you looking for a ready-made plan?

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THANK YOU so much for this info! 
Would like to get as close to this itinerary as possible. Trip will be self driving as we like to explore! It will be 2 travelers. I am in Atlanta GA, and she is in New Jersey and we would like to travel together, but sleeping in separate bedrooms. So I will either fly there the day before or she can fly here.
Departing from USA (preferably) EWR Newark, or ATL Atlanta GA, Friday night July 28th, 2023.Arrive Dublin Saturday morning July 29th, A larger rental car, or midsize SUV is a preferred vehicle. I am a member of Enterprise, Avis, and Budget. Lodging, ( I am a member of most hotel brands), Hotel, Bed and breakfast, etc., NO Hostels.
(2 nights) 7/29 and 7/30 in Dublin, checking out 7/31.
(1 night) 7/31 in Belfast
(1 night) 8/1 in Bushmills area, want to visit Giants Causeway
(1 night) 8/2 in Donegal (after stopping in Derry along the way).
(2 nights) 8/3 and 8/4 in Galway, while in Galway, would like to take a boat day trip to the Aran islands and view the Cliffs of Moher from the sea. I found several local companies that do this.(last night)
8/5 back in Dublin and depart Dublin for the USA on Sunday 8/6.*OR* Not opposed to flying back from Shannon airport on Sunday 8/6?
Thank you so much for your assistance!
Best regards.

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Hi Joseph,

We love the itinerary you have chosen! 😄

We think it won't be difficult to find a tour operator who can help you organize everything in the best possible way. Furthermore, they often organize self-driving tour that last from a week to a maximum of 10 days so they already have a lot of experience.

As Tourism Ireland, we promote tourism on the island but we do not organize the trips. For this reason, as Martin has already done, we can point you in the right direction and recommend places not to be missed!

This list of tour operators includes the best you can find in Ireland and we recommend you start by contacting them directly. Otherwise try contacting other local companies as Martin also advised.

If you need some more ideas on what to visit and where to go, check out our website Ireland.com.

We hope this information helps, and good luck with your travel planning!

See you soon. ☘️

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Thank you so much!
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July cannot come soon enough, Joseph! 🤩 I hope you'll manage to plan the perfect itinerary along the coast, you can always ask us for more tips.

Cheers! 
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Thank you! I am still working on this and awaiting some responses. 

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