6 days
Duration
Feb – Nov
Dates
The Wild Atlantic Way
Location
2/5
Physicality
10+
Age

JOIN US ON OUR SPECTACULAR CELTIC VOYAGE TOUR that brings you to the very Edge of Europe and discover a landscape dotted with dramatic coastlines, cultural secrets, wild ecological wonders and amazing adventure experiences.

Our Celtic Voyage tour commences in Dublin and brings us to Killarney in the south west to experience the wonders of Ireland’s wild Atlantic coastline. We will take you off the beaten track to explore stunning panoramic views of dramatic coastlines, unique towns and villages full of vibrant colors and Gaelic culture, the roar of the wild Atlantic Ocean and amazing activities such as kayaking on the Lakes of Killarney, hiking on the Ring of Kerry and Dingle, exploring the impressive Cliffs of Moher and rock climbing in the wild Burren before visiting the bohemian capital of Ireland Galway city and returning to Dublin.

Jump aboard the Voyage experience and unlock your Celtic spirit with a unique discovery of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic coastline.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

1. Discover Ireland’s wild and rugged coastline

2. Visit Killarney National Park, Ireland’s largest national park

3. Discover the world famous destinations of the Ring of Kerry and Dingle

4. Explore the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the wild Burren

5. Overnight in Galway City, the Bohemian capital of Ireland

6. Experience great food and fun traditional music nights.

START / RETURN POINT                      The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8.
DEPARTURE DAYS Monday
SCHEDULE

2PM – Please arrive by 1:30 PM for a prompt departure.(2018 dates)

9AM – Please arrive by 8:30 AM for a prompt departure.(2019 dates)

WHAT TO BRING
  • Rain Jacket/Pants
  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Rucksack or appropriate bag for carrying food/clothing
  • Suitable hiking clothing e.g. fleece, hat, gloves
  • No cotton t-shirts or jeans as these items will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia
  • Spare clothes and shoes for after activity
  • Warm drink and water(1 litre approx)
  • Food e.g. lunch, snacks, etc.
INCLUDED
Professional and experienced guide                      
Private Bus Chauffeur
5 nights accommodation
Breakfast each morning
All listed activities
NOT INCLUDED
Any activities/services not listed on itinerary 
 Airfare.

*See below for our low season and high season rates. Low season is October to March & includes a discount, high season is April to September.

 2019 DATES –  February: 4,11,18,25. March: 4,11,18,25. April:  1,8,15,22,29. May: 6,13,20,27. June: 3,10,17,24. July: 1,8,15,22,29. August: 5,12,19,26. 

September: 2,9,16,23,30. October: 7,14,21,28. November: 4,11,18,25 

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** BOOK YOUR AMAZING IRELAND SMALL GROUP TOUR FOR ONLY 25% DEPOSIT**

Use gift card code “50OFF” for €50 off select 2018 departures

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.

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DAY 1: DISCOVER KILLARNEY

Departing fromThe Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 at 2pm.(from 2019: 9am departure)

Your adventure starts off in Dublin, Ireland’s capital also known as the Fair city. Our direction is south to Killarney and the Kingdom of Kerry.

That evening, you can experience Killarney’s great food offerings, vibrant musical nightlife or take stroll through its majestic national park.

Schedule:

14:00 PM: Bus Departure for Dublin


18:30 PM: Arrive and explore Killarney

 


Included:

  • Dublin to Killarney Transfer


Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

Activity Add-ons:

  • Celtic Steps – Irish Music, Song and Dance Show
  • Whiskey Tasting Experience

Freebies:  

  • Explore Killarney National Park
  • Experience Killarney’s vibrant shops and cafes

 

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DAY 2: THE RING OF KERRY AND VALENTIA ISLAND

 

Today’s adventure takes you off the beaten track to unlock the real beauty of the world famous Ring of Kerry. Considered one of the most beautiful destinations to explore in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry offers dramatic landscapes of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches, glistening lakes, picturesque villages and spectacular mountain ranges.   

Even better, we will take you on an incredible tour of the spectacular Valentia Island where you can delve into its incredible history and heritage, explore its magical setting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and if you are lucky get a glimpse (weather permitting) of the dramatic Skellig Islands (Star Wars famed).

After a well-earned bite to eat, we slowly make our way back to Killarney stopping off at many spectacular viewing points to learn of their historical importance and the opportunity to take that picture that will ensure an everlasting memory of paradise.

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus Departure for The Ring of Kerry


11:00 AM: Valentia Island Tour


13:30 PM: Lunch in Portmagee


15:00 PM: Bus Departure for Killarney via The Ring of Kerry  


18:00 PM: Arrive in Killarney

 

Included:

  • Ring of Kerry & Valentia Island   

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

Activity Add-ons:

  • Bray Head Walking Tour
  • Valentia Island Cycling Tour
  • The Skellig Experience
  • Coasteering

Freebies:  

  • Explore the Ring of Kerry’s wild nature
  • Visit many quaint towns and village

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DAY 3: DINGLE & SLEA HEAD TOUR

Dingle is our destination today, as we explore this dramatic and beautiful peninsula that is littered with archaeological and historical wonders. Our first stop off is at Inch beach, famous for being the place where an inch is actually three miles long and where we take a short stroll along its golden sands and watch long rolling waves that come crashing ashore.

Once aboard we head due west to the edge of Europe, also known as Slea Head. Feast your eyes on breathtaking scenery of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches and the magnificent Blasket Islands. We continue our journey around this rich and vibrant peninsulas exploring its vast Gaelic culture and learning a cupla focal (some words) in Irish along the way. We will also visit Dingle town, a picturesque fishing town that is famed for Fungi the dolphin who has been a local for almost 30 years, before making our return journey to Killarney.

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus Departure for Dingle & Slea Head


11:00 AM: Slea Head Tour

14:00 PM: Lunch in Dingle

15:00 PM: Explore Dingle Town

16:15 PM: Bus Departure for Killarney

18:00 PM: Arrive in Killarney

 

Included:

  • Dingle & Slea Head

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

Activity Add-ons:

  • Slea Head Cycling Tour
  • Fungi Boat Tour
  • Blasket Island Visitor Centre

Freebies:  

  • Explore the Dingle Way and its many beautiful villages along the way

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DAY 4: KILLARNEY TO DOOLIN

Before departing Killarney, you have the opportunity to explore Ross Island or take a mesmerizing kayak tour on the Lakes of Killarney that journeys around the unique setting of Ross Island, where we explore unique limestone caves and an incredible 15th Century castle.

That afternoon after a bite to eat, we make our way north along the edge of Europe to the spectacular setting of the Cliffs of Moher, where we will overnight in the vibrant coastal village of Doolin and a chance for you to experience great traditional music sessions, fantastic seafood and of course meet the locals.  

Schedule:

09:30 AM: Bus Departure for Ross Castle


10:00 PM: Ross Castle Kayak Tour


12:00 PM: Bus Departure for Killarney


12:30 PM: Lunch in Killarney

14:00 PM: Bus Departure for Doolin


18:00 PM: Arrive in Doolin

 

Included:

  • Ross Castle Kayak Tour

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

Alternative Activity Add-ons:

  • Lakes of Killarney Boat Tour
  • Jaunting Cars
  • Killarney Bike Rental

Freebies:

  • Explore Ross Island and the Copper Mines

 

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DAY 5: THE CLIFFS OF MOHER & THE WILD BURREN

This morning we make our to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. This ‘must see’ wonder of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher, stretches for almost 10 KM and will capture your eyes and imagination as you gaze out in awe of its impressive setting. Take the opportunity to explore the fantastic interpretation centre that will show you how this marvelous creation was shaped by nature’s hand and learn about its unique geological makeup.

Afterwards, we set off heading north towards Galway exploring the dramatic landscape and history of the wild Burren. Experience its unique ecosystem and the spectacular Poulnabrone wedge tomb, which dates back to the Neolithic period.

Along the way, cast your eyes over the remarkable moon-like terrain of the wild Burren and the Atlantic waves that roll into jaws of Galway Bay. We will stop for lunch in Kinvara (the head of the sea) before we head along the coast in search of the Bohemian capital of Ireland, Galway City.

That evening take the opportunity to sample Galway’s famed culinary delights and lively atmosphere.

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus departure for the Cliffs of Moher


09:30 AM: Visit the Cliffs of Moher*

11:30 AM: Bus departure for the Wild Burren Tour


12:15 PM: Poulnabrone Tomb

13:30 PM: Lunch in Kinvara

15:00 PM: Bus Departure to Galway City


16:00 PM: Arrive in Galway City

 

Included:

  • The Cliffs of Moher
  • The Wild Burren Tour

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

*Alternative Activity Add-ons:

  • Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
  • Surfing
  • Cliffs of Moher Sea Cruise

Freebies:

  • Take in the spectacular views of Galway Cathedral or experience the vibrant Spanish Arches

 

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DAY 6: DISCOVER DUBLIN

This morning we depart Galway, taking the road back east, crossing the River Shannon on route to the fair city of Dublin. Take 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.

We really hope you have had an amazing time exploring some of Ireland’s most unique destinations and remember Ireland is now forever your home away from home.

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Departure to Dublin City

12:30 PM: Arrive and explore Dublin

 

Included:

  • Galway to Dublin transfer
  • Free time to explore Dublin

Tour Style:

  • Non-Applicable

Activity Add-ons:

  • Dublin Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College and the book of Kells

Freebies:  

  • Explore Dublin’s amazing historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars
  • Take a stroll around St. Stephen’s Green, or take a trip around the grounds of the historic Trinity College

 Arriving back toThe Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 at 12.30pm

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Solo adventure tour of Ireland Great tour company! Sent an email 2 days in advance to go on the Celtic voyage tour and they were quick to respond and we got everything sorted in an hour. Flew in the next day and met at the meeting point and off we went. Small group, diverse people, luxury ride, great tour guide (JB) I usually travel solo but this was great. Everything I wanted to do was in the package and some more add on options. No stress, lots of activities (kayaking/hiking, sightseeing and lots of interesting history) Mornings enough time to go running through some exceptional spots before the tour started. Great food recommendations, hotels/hostels/b&b’s spot on, friendly and clean. You really get the best for an affordable price. Thanks to you all for making it a great week . Until next time! Naina Z – TripAdvisor An Incredible February Adventure in Ireland Exceeded well beyond my expectations…I took the Wild n Happy, Celtic Voyage tour earlier this month. I was looking for small group tours and Wild n Happy had great reviews, though I had never heard of them before my google search. Unlike the huge tour buses you’ll see all over Ireland, they use smaller vehicles, which means they can go places off the beaten path. There was a lot of flexibility within the itinerary. I was able to go hiking a few times seperate from our group (of 6) while they went and saw other sites and picked me up later. Michael (our guide) really went out of his way to make our experience unique. Things like Irish whiskey tasting, finding the best chowder around or a much needed cup of coffee. His work and knowledge made our trip really enjoyable and I’m considering doing another Wild n Happy tour with my family. Finally, winter is the time to go to Ireland. I was apprehensive coming from the southern U.S., but the weather does change every 5 minutes and there are no crowds. So if you are in to getting a bit of solitude with your grandeur consider winter. nbenzing – TripAdvisor I planned an impromptu trip to Ireland on a whim and I’m so glad I did! Ireland was everything I could have expected and then some!!!! Wild n Happy played a huge part in this experience. I went solo and was met with a wonderful group of strangers and a very knowledgeable tour guide. By the last day I was in tears because I didn’t want to leave my new family. We saw a lot, we ate a lot and we laughed a lot. Michael was so kind and informative. Ask him anything and I guarantee he knows the answer! I can honestly say this was the experience of a lifetime and I am so glad I went with wild n happy! I will be back again! Elizabeth – February 2018

The Celtic Voyage
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Slea Head
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Lahinch, Co. Clare
Cliffs of Moher
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The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher
The world famous Ring of Kerry
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Galway City
Killarney adventure
Dingle
Ross Castle, Killarney, Co.Kerry- What a magical place!
The Ring of Kerry
Valentia Island- Discover this Island's amazing history and wild scenery
The breathtaking Dingle Peninsula
The world famous Fungi the Dolphin in Dingle
The beautiful Burren landscape
Enjoy a nice cup of coffee in Galway City
We hope to welcome you onboard again :)

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