WANT TO DISCOVER THE REAL WILD ATLANTIC WAY? Well, what you want is exactly what you get with our wondrous 15 day journey through the most spectacular landscapes of Ireland’s wild Atlantic coastline.
This is an adventure tour second to none, as we take you off the beaten track to experience magical landscapes, spectacular adventure experiences and meet the vibrant people of Ireland.
Our journey commences in Dublin and brings us from Cork’s wild Atlantic setting in the south to the Giant’s Causeway in the north. Discover the sheer magnificence of Ireland’s wild west coast from spectacular peninsulas, golden beaches to colorful villages and towns. So You want to experience adventures: such as kayaking on the lakes of Killarney, hiking to the edge of Europe on our discovery of the Ring of Kerry and Dingle, rock climbing and abseiling in the moonlike surroundings of the wild Burren and unearthing our unique Gaelic culture on this wondrous discovery of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
|TOUR HIGHLIGHTS||1. Discover vibrant towns and cities of Ireland’s wild Atlantic Coastline
2. Explore the spectacular Mizen Head peninsula
3. Visit Killarney National Park and its precious lakes
4. Experience the majestic Ring of Kerry and Dingle
5. Feast your eyes on the spectacular Cliffs of Moher
6. Experience great food and fun traditional music nights
|START / RETURN POINT||Visit Dublin Centre,25 Suffolk Street, Dublin.|
|SCHEDULE||9:00 am – Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure.|
|WHAT TO BRING||
The itinerary listed below is for the current season.
Given the unpredictable nature of Ireland’s weather, what we do each day might occasionally vary so did you have the best experience possible.
DAY 1 : THE ROCK OF CASHEL AND CORK CITY
Your adventure starts in Dublin, Ireland’s capital city, also known as “The Fair City”. We are heading towards the south, the rebel County Cork and its wild Atlantic coast.
Along the way we stop at the Rock of Cashel, a point situated on limestone, spectacular ensemble of medieval buildings and the high kings of Ireland home. After lunch we continue to Cork, the starting point of the wild Atlantic Ways. Here you can the evening winding down, relax and enjoy the picturesque surroundings and friendly atmosphere.
DAY 2: MIZEN HEAD PENINSULA
Get ready for our first adventure, when we discover the coast of Cork and climb over the mountain pass to Killarney. Along the way we do at a Stone Age tomb called “Altar Wedge Tomb” stop, which is breathtaking waterfront, with views of the bay Toormore. We continue with our journey towards Ireland’s most southerly point, Mizen Head. Here you have to visit, select the Mizen Head Signal Station or take a leisurely stroll along the golden Barleycove beach.
Having satisfied our hungry souls, we start again on the journey over mountainous terrain, which rises to Molls Gap, before it descends again in the scenic surroundings of Killarney. Here you have the opportunity to discover Ireland’s largest National Park and sparkling lakes and lose yourself in its natural beauty, the great food and the cultural atmosphere.
* Mizen Head Signal Station is only from mid-March to October accessible.
DAY 3: DISCOVER KILLARNEY
Our “Kingdom of Kerry” tour may end today, but this does not mean that we do not have a great treat for yourself. Our first adventure is a fascinating kayaking on the lakes of Killarney which the island unique location Innisfallen brings you out, which is home to the “Sika” Hirsch and a monastery of the 6th century. After a snack, we will take you on a spectacular bike ride, where we explore the incredible story of Killarney National Park, before returning to Killarney. We say farewell and hope that we meet again on this small island, which will be your forever home now, away from home.
DAY 4: THE RING OF KERRY AND BRAY HEAD TOUR
Today’s adventure takes you off the beaten track to decrypt the beauty of the world famous Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry, regarded as one of the best destinations to discover the real Ireland, offers dramatic scenery, with rugged wild coasts, golden beaches, sparkling lakes, picturesque villages and spectacular mountain ranges.
It gets better, we will take you on an incredible tour to majestic Bray Head Valentia Island, where you explore the incredible history and heritage of Ireland and discover its magical scenery can, on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Are you a lucky man, then leaves the Irish weather a look at the dramatic Skellig Islands, – The film set for the latest Star Wars movie. After a well-deserved snack food, we start slowly on the way back to Killarney with various stops and spectacular viewpoints in order to learn more about historical significances and the opportunity to grab with both hands to shoot the picture, which comprises a permanent memory of paradise ensures.
DAY 5: DINGLE & SLEA HEAD TOUR
Today’s destination is Dingle. We explore this spectacular and beautiful peninsula, which is dotted with archaeological and historical wonders. Our first stop is Inch Beach, a beach of which is known to one inch, three miles long. We take a short walk along the golden sands and watch the big waves as they break on land.
All aboard! And on it goes towards the west, the edge of Europe, also known as Slea Head. Rejoice at the sight of the stunning backdrop of wild and rugged coast, the golden beaches and the magnificent Blasket Islands. We continue with our journey on this lush and vibrant peninsula to discover the enormous Gaelic culture and learn “cupla focal” few words in Irish, on our way. Before we make our way back to Killarney, we will visit the town of Dingle, a picturesque fishing village, which for its dolphin named Fungi is known, which is now almost 30 years, a local resident Dingle.
DAY 6: THE CLIFFS OF MOHER
DEPARTURES from Killarney. We make our way north along the edge of Europe towards the spectacular Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. Before we head for the Cliffs of Moher, we will make a stop in Lahinch, a famous surf spot to grab a bit of fresh Atlantic air and a bite.
Then we go to the `must see’, a must on our travels, the wonders of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher. This wonderful spectacle extends to nearly 10km and will pull you in its spell. Take advantage of the opportunity to browse the fantastic Interpretation Center, which you showing how this fabulous creation has shaped by Mother Natur’s hands and you are digestion, through its unique geology. We stay in the village of Doolin, a great place to witness traditional music sessions, enjoy fantastic seafood and of course to meet the Irish locals.
DAY 7: ROCK CLIMBING AND ADVENTURE Abseil
This morning you have the chance to rock climbing and rappelling adventure in the incredible “Burren” landscape and its large and unique ecosystem. At 14:00, we make our way in search of the bohemian capital of Ireland, Galway. Along the way, you can easily at sight exceptional, moon-like landscape of the Burren wild delight, and the waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the roar in the bays of Galway. This evening you can take advantage of the opportunity to try Galway famous culinary delicacies, and its lively atmosphere.
DAY 8: GALWAY CITY
Today you can relax, in the bohemian way of most city of all cities. Its lively streets and quaint cafes make you a relaxed atmosphere easy to recharge your batteries before continuing on to our next wild Atlantic adventures.
DAY 9: INIS MOR ICELAND CICLOTOUR
We jump from the mainland to one of the most famous islands, Inis Mór, which “Big Island” means. It is the largest of the three islands, which together form the Aran Islands.
Once arrived at their calcareous Coastline, we will go on a bike ride to explore the wonderful landscape, which is home to 50 different monuments Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic mythological traditions. The most famous is Dún Aonghasa, a stunning fortress on a cliff several hundred meters above the sea level and Dún Dúchathair (the black fortress), in a somewhat secluded setting on the cliffs at Cill Einne (Killeany). Some visitors enjoy this seclusion in contrast to the busier Dún Aonghasa. The fortress consists of a terraced walls, which surround the remains of some early prehistoric dwellings, better known as Clochans (stone).
DAY 10: CLIFDEN KAYAKING ADVENTURE ON THE
Today’s adventure takes us on a kayak adventure on the wild Atlantic coast of Clifden. We will explore its stately coasts and huge caves. After a bite to eat in Clifden, we begin our journey north past Kylemore Abbey, Ireland’s only fjord at Killary Harbour and along secluded, picturesque lakes, which show us the way to colorful place Westport. This evening, we will come to taste their culinary delights and music.
Day 11: SUMMIT Croagh Patrick, IRELAND HOLY MOUNTAIN STER
On day 11, we strip ourselves of our walking shoes, not our dancing shoes, about to break on a guided walking tour to Ireland holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick. The mountain is not only known for its spectacular viewpoints on Clew Bay, but also known for barefoot walks of pilgrims to the top of the mountain. However, this is not mandatory – so do not worry! This afternoon you have the possibility of the colorful city Westport to explore and relax.
DAY 12: SURFING ON THE WAVES OF THE WILD ATLANTIC
Arriving in Westport, we will make their way along the wild and rugged coast Mayos before arriving in Sligo, which is known for its abundance of shells.
Here you have to put the possibility of your toes into the wild Atlantic Ocean or surf the famous waves in the world. Whether you are standing or not on the board, after this experience, you’ll find yourself definitely feel refreshed before you enjoy one of the best culinary delicacies and famous sights Sligo.
DAY 13: SLIEVE LEAGUE COASTAL HIKE
Dunfanaghy is our destination, on our way north into the wilderness of Donegal. First stop: the magnificent Slieve League. Although these rocks are less well known than the Cliffs of Moher, Slieve League cliffs rich three times higher, 601 meters (1,972 ft).
We go on a relaxed coastal walk which leads us to almost magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean, before we continue our way from the dramatic Donegal coast to Dunfanaghy in the northern tip.
DAY 14: Glenveagh National Park and Malin Head
Today’s adventure takes you to the most northerly point of Ireland. Malin Head is known for its rocky coastline, some of the broadest San dunes in Europe and of course its incredible beauty.
Our first stop of the day is the Glenveagh National Park and Castle. Surrounded by County Donegal mountains, is home to the park with about 16,500 hectares of land, scenic lakes, wild glens and forests, a large herd of red deer, as well as Glenveagh Castle from the 19th century. We will make a relaxed walking tour before we embark, the last headland of Greenland, where we will have a picnic (even in the rain) and also overlook Inishtrahull Iceland and its near two hundred years old lighthouse to the northwest. And if we’re lucky we can take a look at the Scottish mountains.
This afternoon we make our way to Derry to discover its wealth of cultural and historical sites and to enjoy its colorful cafes and bars.
DAY 15: THE GIANTS CAUSEWAY AND BELFAST CITY
Our last adventure is a true giant in many respects, on our way along the dramatic coastline around the Giants Causeway, a UNESCO. Its backdrop is famous for the unique rock formation with about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns. One result of ancient volcanic eruptions about 60 million years ago. In Ireland, there is of course a different version of how the Causeway is truly emerged. This version includes two giant, a fight and a bridge with a. We will not reveal the end, because the story is best at the end of the bridge.
Then it goes to Belfast, where can you enjoy something to eat and a walk in the famous streets, before heading back to Dublin. Here we have reached the end of our trip, where we a loving farewell say holding full of happy memories forever. Forget, Ireland is now your second home away from home!