Tour Code: 3128P9
Duration: 7 days
Look no further, you have just found the best possible way to see Ireland. A whole week to explore, relax, absorb, refresh and learn about this fascinating and beautiful island. There is a great blend of outdoor activity, great scenery, relaxing pubs and moments that you will remember for years to come.
The 7 day World tour includes the three peninsulas of Beara, Iveragh (The Ring of Kerry) and Dingle. The tour spends two nights in the buzzing little fishing town of Dingle to give you time to partake in activities, get to know the area and the locals, to explore the shops, pubs, galleries and restaurants that abound there – or simply to chill out and catch your breath.
The trip also crosses the River Shannon into County Clare and includes the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher as well as Galway city You will see a huge proportion of Ireland's best scenery (just ask any Irish person).
Revel at some of Europe’s very best scenery, including:
Ireland’s highest mountain range The Macgillycuddy Reeks
The Green fields and stone walls of Dingle
Ireland’s rugged Wild Atlantic Way
The River Shannon (which we cross by ferry)
The Burren Limestone Plateau
The Caha Mountains of the Beara Peninsula
The green inland scenery of areas such as the Golden Vale in Tipperary
Enjoy some of Ireland’s most popular and worthwhile tourist destinations:
Blarney Castle to kiss the magical Blarney Stone
Killarney National Park
The Cliffs of Moher
Enjoy some fantastic activity options
Walking and hiking through some of Ireland’s best scenery
Horse-riding on the Dingle Peninsula
Mountain biking or bike touring in the Killarney National Park.
Sea-kayaking with Fungi the Dolphin
Try your hand at surfing an Atlantic Wave
Wonder at some of Ireland’s historical treasures and experience the rich historical past of the region, from stone age man to the modern age.
Visit The Rock of Cashel
Optional trip to the Skellig islands, one of Ireland’s two UNESCO World Heritage sites and a scene location for Star Wars – The Force Awakens.
Ancient Neolithic Stone circles, Celtic ring forts, castles, monastic sites and pre-christian tombs
Explore three of Ireland’s most diverse south western Peninsulas and the West coast:
The majestic Iveragh peninsula (better known as the Ring of Kerry)
The rugged Beara Peninsula (also known as the ‘undiscovered peninsula’)
The rolling hills of the Dingle Peninsula
The lunar limestone landscape of the Burren, Country Clare
Take some free time to explore local communities and meet the Irish people in locations such as:
The vibrant and buzzing Galway city
The galleries and pubs (about 54 in total!) in Dingle town (pop. about 2500)
The shops and boutiques of picturesque Kenmare
Some fun little side trips:
Visit a working sheep farm for a demonstration of working dogs and also sheep shearing
Take a boat trip to try spotting Dingle’s most friendly occupant – Funghi the Dolphin in Dingle Bay
Optional visit to Locke’s Irish Whiskey Distillery, the oldest potstill distillery in the world
And at night:
Live music and excellent food in some of Ireland’s best pubs and restaurants.
Overnight in quality, locally owned guest houses and small hotel accommodations in small, friendly, local communities.