Tour Code: 18519P1
Duration: 7 days
Your Irish Experience begins here! Travelling from Dublin, you will leave the crowds and noise behind and begin your journey along the Wild Atlantic Way. You will have an unforgettable experience on your small group tour (max 14 people) 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 Grand Tour of Ireland explores a diverse range of scenery, castles, adventure, history, heritage and culture.
This small group tour has it all.
Day 1: Sunday Cork, the Rebel County
Travel west to the magical South West. Visit the medieval round tower, chapel, cathedral and castle at The Rock of Cashel. Kiss of the Blarney Stone and hope for an eternal gift of eloquence. Finish this jam-packed day on your small group tour with a night in West Cork’s stunning harbor town of Kinsale.
Day 2: Monday The Ring of Kerry
Depart for the Ring of Kerry. Our first stop is the beautiful town of Kenmare. Discover: 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. Waves and weather permitting we will take the plunge for a surf at Inch Beach. Stay in the celebrated, coastal town of Dingle.
Day 3: Tuesday Dingle
Start the morning kayaking to meet our famous dolphin, Fungie. Alternatively, if kayaking is not your thing we will take you on a hike up Mount Brandon. 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 & Doolin
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!
Day 5: Thursday Galway
We will head to Galway, renowned for its brightly-painted pubs heave with live music, while cafes offer front-row seats for observing street performers and musicians. After a cycling tour through the streets and waterways you are free to enjoy an evening in this vibrant town. We can also offer a fantastic food tour or stand-up paddle boarding in Galway Bay.
Day 6: Friday The Aran Islands & Westport
After a short drive to Rossaveal pier, we will sail across Galway Bay to the Aran Islands. Explore the island, meet the locals and pick up a few words in “Gaelic”. Cycle to the stone fort Dún Aenghus. Depart for the stunning town of Westport. Take in the breathtaking views of Connemara National Park and the Lost Valley which is part of the famous Famine Trail.
Day 7: Saturday Westport – Dublin
Wake up fresh in Westport where your guide will challenge you to climb Ireland’s holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick. Learn about the man responsible for St Patrick’s day and enjoy unspoiled views over Clew Bay. This is the ultimate way to finish off an unforgettable journey through Ireland.