Tour Code: 18519P2
Duration: 5 days
Your Irish Experience begins here! Come on a 5-day small group tour (14 people max) of the South and West coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way.
You will have an unforgettable experience exploring everything from kayaking with dolphins in Dingle Bay to the magnificent sights on the Ring of Kerry. Prepare to be awestruck by Ireland’s most famous landmark – The Cliffs of Moher, fall in love with the bustling bohemian Galway City. Our Spectacular South and West trip explores a diverse range of scenery, castles, adventure, history, heritage and culture.
This small group tour of Ireland has it all. Our expert guides have hand-picked the best the South and West has to offer for your tour around Ireland – leaving you with enough time to indulge in the delights of Dublin City.
This tour has so much to offer and never disappoints.
Day 1: Sunday Cork, the Rebel County
Depart Dublin in the morning and travel west to the magical South West. Visit the medieval round tower, chapel, cathedral and castle steeped in 1000 years of history at The Rock of Cashel. Travel south to one of Europe’s most vibrant counties, Cork. Begin your Cork experience with a kiss of the Blarney Stone and hope for an eternal gift of eloquence. Finish this jam-packed day with a night in West Cork’s stunning harbour town of Kinsale.
Day 2: Monday The Ring of Kerry
Depart Kinsale and journey towards the Ring of Kerry. Our first stop is the beautiful heritage town of Kenmare. Discover many hidden gems on the Ring of Kerry: Molls Gap, Torc Waterfall and Ross Castle in Killarney National Park. Your Ross Castle tour will enlighten you as to how life really was within the stone walls and it’s not what you think! After taking in some of the fantastic views on the Ring of Kerry travel to Inch to soak up the Atlantic Ocean. Waves and weather permitting we will take the plunge for a surf at Inch Beach. Stay in the celebrated, cozy coastal town of Dingle.
Day 3: Tuesday Dingle
Start the morning kayaking to meet our famous dolphin, Fungie, in Dingle Bay. Alternatively, if kayaking is not your thing we will take you on a hike up Mount Brandon with 360 degree panoramic views of Dingle Bay and Castlegregory. Let our expert guides take you on a breathtaking trip along the Slea Head Drive and finish off your perfect day at the Dingle Whiskey Distillery.
Day 4: Wednesday Cliffs of Moher & Lahinch
Leave Dingle via the dramatic Conor Pass with dramatic drops, encroaching cliffs at every turn. Cross the River Shannon by ferry to leave the South West behind. We enter county Clare now, home to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the Burren National Park. Today we will explore the cliffs by foot and let the fresh air and dramatic coastline embrace us! Spend the evening in the most welcoming and colorful village of Doolin.
Day 5: Thursday Galway - Dublin
Visit the 16th Century castle, Dunghuaire Castle at the quaint fishing village of Kinvara – the gateway to Ireland’s Culture Capital, Galway. Galway is renowned for its pleasures. After a cycling tour through the streets and waterways, discovering Galway’s hidden gems you are free to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment, great food and fun in this much-celebrated city. We can also offer a fantastic food tour or stand-up paddle boarding in Galway Bay weather depending. You will depart Galway on the GoBus service.