JUMP ABOARD OUR SPECTACULAR WILD NORTH TOUR, as we take you along the most amazing wild landscapes of Ireland’s northern Atlantic coastline for the adventure of a lifetime..
On this exhilarating discovery of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way north route, we will take you off the beaten track to unearth the real Irish culture, sample many culinary delights on route. You can experience amazing adventures 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, visiting Ireland’s most northerly and sunniest place and setting foot on the wild and famous rock formations at the Giant’s Causeway. Get ready for the best Irish experience that will simply blow you away.
|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 listed below itinerary is for the current season.
Given the unpredictable Irish weather, the respective daily schedule could vary to make you the best travel experience possible.
DAY 1: DUBLIN TO GALWAY VIA CLONMACNOISE
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.
On route to the and the Bohemian capital of Ireland, Galway City, we will take a magical stop to Clonmacnoise, a mid-6th century Early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán. Afterwards, we make our way to Galway where you can explore and wander its bustling streets, sample its famed culinary delights and traditional music scene.
DAY 2: INIS MOR ISLAND 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, you can either explore the island by foot, bicycle or jaunting cart, in which you can experience the island’s magnificent landscape of rocky fields, wild Ocean views and incredible monuments of Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic mythological heritage. Take in a visit to one of the most famous of them, Dún Aonghasa, which is a breath-taking fort that was built on a high cliff some 100 metres above sea level.
That afternoon, we make our way back to mainland Ireland before heading due west to the colourful coastal town of Clifden, where you can sample its famous culinary delights and traditional music nights.
DAY 3: CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK AND KYLEMORE ABBEY
Today’s adventure brings us to Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. We will explore these majestic destinations, full of colourful scenery and wonderful history.
In Connemara National Park, take the opportunity to hike to the top Diamond Hill before we head to Kylemore Abbey for a bite to eat and time to explore its incredible history and unique gardens.
Later that afternoon, we commence our journey northwards passing Killary harbour and secluded picturesque lakes that line our path to the colourful town of Westport.
That evening, we will experience this vibrant towns legendary musical talent and culinary exploits.
DAY 4: NON TRAVEL DAY - WESTPORT
You have the day to either relax, explore or take an adventure in picturesque Westport. It is famous for Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holiest mountain and Clew Bay, which has an island for everyday of the year. The town is rich in historical areas of interest and a great traditional music scene.
DAY 5: WESTPORT TO SLIGO VIA BALLYCROY NATIONAL PARK
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.
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 DERRY CITY VIA GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK
Derry City is our destination today, as we head north exploring the wilds of Donegal with magnificent views of the majestic Slieve League Cliffs, which are although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher, reach almost three times higher, 601 metres (1,972 ft).
We continue our journey around the dramatic northern tip of Donegal towards Glenveagh National park and Castle. Set in some 16,500 hectares of County Donegal mountains, you have the chance to discover picturesque lakes, wild glens and woods, a large herd of red deer and the 19th Century Glenveagh Castle.
That afternoon, we make our way to Derry City, where you can explore its wealth of cultural and historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars.
DAY 7: DERRY CITY TO MALIN HEAD
Today’s adventure takes you the Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin head. Renowned for its rugged coastal landscape, some of the largest sand dunes in Europe and of course its sheer beauty.
Take the time to explore this wonderful setting before we continue our journey to the very last headland before Greenland, where you can gaze out to Inishtrahull Island and its nearly two hundred year old lighthouse to the north east and if we are lucky out east we will see the Scottish Hills.
That afternoon, you can relax, explore or experience the many exciting activities that Derry has to offer.
DAY 8: THE GIANTS CAUSEWAY AND BELFAST
Our last adventure is a real giant in many ways, as take you to the dramatic coastal setting of the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its setting is famed for its unique rock formation of of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption nearly 60 million years ago or being Irish of course, we have a different version of how the causeway was really built which involves two giants, a fight and a bridge. We won’t spoil the ending for you now as the story is best told at edge of the bridge!!
Afterwards we make our way to Belfast City, where you can have lunch and wander around its famous streets before we make our way back to Dublin’s fair city. It is also our journey’s end, where we bid a fond farewell full of happy memories that will last forever. Remember, Ireland is now your second home away from home!