WANT TO DISCOVER THE REAL WILD ATLANTIC WAY? Well, that is exactly what you will 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, meet the vibrant people of Ireland and unearthing our unique Gaelic culture.
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. 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, exploring the Cliffs of Moher and the moon like surroundings of the wild Burren on this wondrous discovery of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
|START/RETURN POINT||The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8.|
|DEPARTURE DAYS||Saturday and Wednesday|
|DEPARTURE TIME||1pm – Please arrive by 12:45 PM for a prompt departure.|
|WHAT TO BRING||
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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 did you have the best experience possible.
DAY 1 : THE ROCK OF CASHEL AND CORK CITY
DAY 2: MIZEN HEAD PENINSULA
DAY 3:DISCOVER KILLARNEY
DAY 4: THE RING OF KERRY AND VALENTIA ISLAND TOUR
DAY 5: DINGLE & SLEA HEAD TOUR
DAY 6: KILLARNEY TO DOOLIN VIA THE CLIFFS OF MOHER
DAY 7: THE WILD BURREN
DAY 8: DISCOVER GALWAY CITY
DAY 9: INIS MOR ISLAND TOUR
DAY 10:CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK AND KYLEMORE ABBEY
DAY 11:DISCOVER WESTPORT
DAY 12: WESTPORT TO DONEGAL TOWN VIA BALLYCROY NATIONAL PARK
Departing Westport, we make our along the northern wild and rugged coastline of Mayo before arriving in Donegal Town, known as the fort of the foreigners.
We will take a stroll along the dramatic wild coastline at Claggan before making our way northwards along the wild Atlantic way towards Ballina, where we will stop to have lunch. That afternoon, we make our way towards Donegal Town via Bundoran where 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.
Feeling refreshed, that evening you can sampling some of Donegal’s best culinary delights and music traditions.
DAY 13: DONEGAL TOWN TO PORTRUSH VIA GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK
Portrush is our end destination today, as we head north exploring the wilds of Donegal with magnificent views of dramatic cliffs which are although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher, can reach almost three times higher, 601 metres (1,972 ft) at Slieve League.
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 Portrush, where you can relax, unwind or simply gaze out at the majestic coastal setting before your eyes.
DAY 14: THE GIANT’S CAUSEWAY AND BELFAST CITY
Today’s 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, wander around its famous streets or take the opportunity to visit the Titanic museum, explore Belfast with a Hop-on Hop Off City Tour or take the amazing Black Cab Taxi Tour experience.
That evening, experience Belfast’s vibrant city and legendary musical talent and culinary exploits.
DAY 15: DISCOVER DUBLIN
We depart Belfast and make our way back to the capital of Ireland, Dublin, where you have the opportunity to visit many of its historical attractions, jump aboard the Dublin Hop-on Hop-off City Tour or simply relax and explore its vibrant streets.
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!
Arriving back toThe Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 at 12.30pm