Tour Code: 18519P1
Duration: 7 days
Traveling from Dublin, you will leave the crowds and noise behind and begin your journey along the Wild Atlantic Way. Your tour will cover over 1,100 km of rugged Irish coastline from Kinsale to Westport. You will have an unforgettable experience on your 7-day small-group tour 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 and the Aran Islands. Our Ultimate Tour of Ireland explores a diverse range of scenery, castles, adventure, history, heritage and culture.
Day 1: Cork
Depart Dublin at 9am and travel west to the magical South West. Visit the medieval round tower, chapel and castle steeped in 1000 years of history at The Rock of Cashel. Travel south to one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, Cork. Onward to kiss the Blarney Stone! Spend the night in west Cork’s stunning harbour town of Kinsale, renowned for its award winning restaurants and dramatic scenery.
Day 2: Ring of Kerry
After a stand up paddle depart Kinsale for the Ring of Kerry. Visit Killarney National Park, Ross Castle and Torc Waterfall on the world famous Ring of Kerry. After lunch in Killarney travel on the most beautiful ring roads in the world, wrapped up in history, tradition and spectacular scenery. Take incredible photos at the cliff edge in Portmagee. Stay in the coastal town of Dingle. Soak up the atmosphere in Dingle’s famous pubs and restaurants.
Day 3: Dingle
Kayak in the morning to meet our famous dolphin, Fungie in Dingle Bay. Let expert guides take you on a breathtaking trip along Slea Head. Finish the day at the Dingle Distillery. Sample their celebrated whiskey and gin. Get educated on the history of whiskey production. Spend another night in the buzzing town of Dingle.
Day 4: Cliffs of Moher/Lahinch
Leave Dingle via the dramatic Connor Pass. Cross the River Shannon to leave the South West behind. Enter county Clare, home to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the Burren National Park. Spend the evening in Lahinch, the hometown of Irish surfing. Weather and waves permitting we will take a plunge in the Atlantic ocean.
Day 5: Galway
Visit the 16th century Dunghuaire Castle in Kinvara - the gateway to Ireland's Culture Capital Galway. Galway is renowned for its pleasures. Brightly painted pubs heave with live music, while cafes offer front-row seats for observing street performers and musicians. After a historical cycling tour through Galway enjoy an evening of entertainment, great food and 'craic'.
Day 6: Aran Islands
Sail across Galway Bay to the Aran Islands. Explore the largest Island Inishmore. Meet the locals and pick up a few Gaelic words. Cycle to the stone fort Dún Aenghus, which lies 100m over the ocean before sailing back to the mainland. Depart Rosaveal Pier for the stunning town of Westport. Take in the breathtaking views of Connemara National Park and the famous famine trail on route. Unwind with some local craft beers and excellent food in Westport Town. A trad music session at Matt Molloy's Bar is a must.
Day 7: Westport
Finish your tour with a climb up our most iconic mountain, Croagh Patrick. Learn about the man responsible for St. Patrick’s Day. This is the best finish to an unforgettable Irish tour. Arrive back in Dublin armed with recommendations if you have a bit of time left on holiday.