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).
On this 7-day small-group tour, limited to four people, 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 you will cross by ferry); The Burren Limestone Plateau; The Caha Mountains of the Beara Peninsula; and the green inland scenery of areas such as the Golden Vale in Tipperary
Enjoy some of Ireland’s most popular and worthwhile tourist destinations including Blarney Castle to kiss the magical Blarney Stone (endowing the kisser with 'the gift of the gab'), Killarney National Park and the magnificent 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 - or 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. These include a visit to 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; and 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 (for a population of about 2500) and the shops and boutiques of picturesque Kenmare.
Some fun little side trips you may want to consider are visiting a working sheep farm for a demonstration of working dogs and also sheep shearing, a boat trip to try spotting Dingle’s most friendly occupant – Funghi the Dolphin in Dingle Bay, or an optional visit to Locke’s Irish Whiskey Distillery, the oldest potstill distillery in the world.
At night you are treated to quality entertainment, such as 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.