UNLOCK IRELAND’S REAL WILD WEST on this mesmerizing 6 day tour that explores the true beauty of Ireland’s west coast and its unique history and vibrant Gaelic culture.
We will take you off the beaten track in search of the wild wests true identity. Unravel its unique culture, history, amazing food and even better take the chance to experience adventure such as cycling on Inis Mor island, hiking to the top of Ireland’s holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick, surfing the magical Atlantic waves of Sligo and many more great adventures. The Wild West is an experience not to be missed and one that will live long in your heart.
|START / RETURN POINT||Visit Dublin Centre,25 Suffolk Street, Dublin.|
|SCHEDULE||9:00am – Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure.|
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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 that you have the best experience possible.
DAY1: DUBLIN TO GALWAY
From Dublin’s fair city, we set our compasses due west, making our way through the lush midlands of Ireland in search of the wild Atlantic coastline and the Bohemian capital of Ireland, Galway City. Take the time to explore and wander its bustling streets, sample its famed culinary delights and traditional music scene.
DAY 2: INIS MOR ISLAND CYCLING TOUR
We jump from mainland Ireland to one of its most renowned island, Inis Mór, meaning big island. It is the largest of three islands that make up the Aran Islands.
Once we arrive on its limestone shores, we will take a cycling tour exploring this magnificent landscape that has as many as 50 different monuments of Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic mythological heritage. The most famous of them are Dún Aonghasa, a breathing fort that was built on a high cliff some 100 metres above sea level and Dún Dúchathair (the Black fort) which enjoys a more solitude setting on the cliffs at Cill Éinne, (Killeany). Some visitors enjoy the solitude of it in contrast with the more busy Dún Aonghasa. The fort consists of a terraced wall surrounding the remains of some early dwelling houses known as Clocháns (stone houses).
DAY 3: CLIFDEN KAYAK ADVENTURE ON THE WILD ATLANTIC
Today’s adventure brings us on a kayak adventure on the wild Atlantic shores of Clifden. We will explore its majestic coastline and vast caves. After a bite to eat in Clifden, we commence our journey northwards passing Kylemore Abbey, Ireland’s only fjord at Killary habour and secluded picturesque lakes that line our path to the colourful town of Westport. That evening, we shall sample the taste of its culinary delights and musical entertainment.
DAY 4: SUMMIT CROAGH PATRICK, IRELAND’S HOLIEST MOUNTAIN
On day four, we throw on our walking boots, not dancing shoes, as we take a guided hike on Ireland’s holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick. Famous for its spectacular views of Clew bay it is also renowned for its pilgrims walking barefoot to the top. However, it is not compulsory so don’t worry. That afternoon you will have the opportunity to explore and relax in the colourful and vibrant town of Westport.
DAY 5 SURFING THE WILD ATLANTIC WAVES
Departing Westport, we make our along the northern wild and rugged coastline of Mayo before arriving in Sligo, known as the town of abounding in shells.
You can take the opportunity to dip your feet into the wild Atlantic Ocean or catch some of the most renowned waves in the world. Whether you stand or not, you will definitely feel refreshed after your experience before sampling some of best culinary delights and famous sights of Sligo.
DAY 6: SLIGO TO DUBLIN
Departing Sligo at 9 AM, we make our way back east to the fair city of Dublin but not before one last little adventure for you. We will take a magical visit to Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a renowned Stone Age monument, that was constructed during the Neolithic period over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.), which makes it older than Stonehenge and Great Pyramids of Giza.
Afterwards we make our way to Dublin, where we bid a fond farewell full of happy memories that will last forever. Remember, Ireland is now your second home away from home!