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

Let your trip of Ireland be as special and unique as you are! Create your own adventure and embark on a captivating discovery of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East, with a spectacular 15-day pass that takes you off the beaten track to unearth Ireland’s magical landscapes and spectacular adventure experiences.

Our journey stretches from the wild Atlantic setting of Cork 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, a Gaelic culture that is intertwined with its vibrant history and traditions.

You can take your time to explore and experience your favorite destinations in your own  time and your way. Visit amazing castles, monasteries, wild islands and forts, learn about Celtic myths and legends, experience culinary delights and traditional music in vibrant pubs.

If you want to add adventure to this mix, then why not try a kayak adventure on the wondrous Lakes of Killarney, summit Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, surf on the wild Atlantic Ocean, rock climb in the moon like surroundings of the Burren and many more exhilarating adventures on this magnificent discovery of Ireland’s complete Wild Atlantic Way. This unique hop on hop off tour of the Emerald Isle has something for everyone.Book your Wild N Happy Travel Pass today and join the Wild N Happy community around the world.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Discover vibrant towns and cities of Ireland’s wild Atlantic Coastline
  2. Travel on Ireland’s only countrywide hop on hop off network
  3. Experience Ireland’s hidden secrets your way with ultimate flexibility
  4. Explore Ireland’s raw and wild landscapes, buzzing towns and people
  5. Visit Mizen Head, Killarney, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher
  6. Great food and fun traditional music nights
START/RETURN POINT                         The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8.
DEPARTURE DAYS Monday
DEPARTURE TIME 2PM – Please arrive by 1:30 PM for a prompt departure.
WHAT TO BRING
  • Rain jacket/pants
  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Backpack or bag appropriate for carrying food/clothing
  • Suitable hiking clothing e.g, fleece, hat, gloves, etc
  • No cotton t-shirts or jeans as these items will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia
  • Spare clothes and shoes for after activities
  • Warm drink and water (1 liter approx)
INCLUDED
Professional and experienced guide                                Private bus chauffeur
All listed activities                                                               
   
NOT INCLUDED
Any activities / services not listed on itinerary 
  Airfare
  Accommodation

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.

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DAY 1 : DISCOVER KILLARNEY

 Departing fromThe Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 at 2PM.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. After a bite of lunch, we will 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 evening, you can experience Killarney’s great food offerings and vibrant musical nightlife.

Included:

  • Dublin to Killarney Transfer

Tour Style:

  • Travel Pass

Activity Add-ons:

  • Ross Castle Kayak Tour
  • Torc Mountain Hike
  • Killarney Cycling Tour
  • Rock Climbing & Abseiling  

Freebies:  

  • Discover Killarney National Park
  • Visit Torc Waterfall
  • Explore vibrant shops and cafes

Pick Up Point:

  • The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8.

Drop Off Point:

  • Killarney Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Pick Up Days:

  • Non applicable as it is a non travel day
 
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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.

Included:

  • Ring of Kerry & Valentia Island   

Tour Style:

  • Travel Pass

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.

Pick Up Point:

  • Killarney Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney

Drop Off Point:

  • Killarney Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney

Pick Up Days:

  • Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
 
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DAY 3: DINGLE & SLEA HEAD

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.

Included:

  • Dingle & Slea Head    

Tour Style:

  • Travel Pass

Activity Add-ons:

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

Freebies:  

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

Pick Up Point:

  • Killarney Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney

Drop Off Point:

  • Killarney Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney

Pick Up Days:

  • Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
 
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DAY 4: KILLARNEY TO DOOLIN VIA THE CLIFFS OF MOHER

Leaving Killarney we make our way north along the edge of Europe to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. This ‘must see’ wonder of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher, stretches for almost 10km 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. That afternoon, we make our way to Doolin village, where we will overnight and a chance for you to experience great traditional music sessions, fantastic seafood and of course meet the locals.

Included:

  • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre

Tour Style:

  • Travel Pass

Activity Add-ons:

  • Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
  • Surfing
  • Rock Climbing and Abseiling
  • Cliffs of Moher Sea Cruise

Freebies:

  • Explore the Burren Way and its unique landscape

Pick Up Point:

  • Killarney Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney

Drop Off Point:

  • Doolin Tourist Information Point, Teergonean, Doolin, Co. Clare

Pick Up Days:

  • Thursday and Monday
 
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DAY 5: THE WILD BURREN

This morning we set off heading north towards Galway exploring the dramatic landscape and history of the wild Burren. Experience its unique ecosystem, the magnificent historical site of Kilfenora Cathedral 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. You have the opportunity to visit the Aillwee Caves and Bird of Prey Centre or the quaint coastal village of Ballyvaughan 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.

Included:

  • The Wild Burren Tour

Tour Style:

  • Travel Pass

Activity Add-ons:

  • Ailwee Caves & Birds of Prey Centre

Freebies:

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

Pick Up Point:

  • Doolin Tourist Information Point, Teergonean, Doolin, Co. Clare

Drop Off Point:

  • Galway Tourist Office, Forster St, Galway City, Co. Galway

Pick Up Days:

  • Friday and Tuesday
 
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DAY 6: DISCOVER GALWAY

This is your day to relax and unwind in the most Bohemian of cities you will find. Its vibrant bustling streets and quaint cafes offer you a relaxing atmosphere to rejuvenate your batteries before our next Wild Atlantic adventures.

Included:

  • Non applicable as it is a non travel day

Tour Style:

  • Travel Pass

Activity Add-ons:

  • Galway Walking Tour
  • Corrib Princess River Cruise
  • Galway City Cycle Tours

Freebies:  

  • Explore Galway’s amazing historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars

Pick Up Point:

  • Non applicable as it is a non travel day

Drop Off Point:

  • Non applicable as it is a non travel day

Pick Up Days:

  • Non applicable as it is a non travel day
 

 

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DAY 7: INIS MOR ISLAND

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.

Included:

  • Aran Island Ferry

Tour Style:

  • Travel Pass

Activity Add-ons:

  • Dún Aonghasa
  • Bike Hire
  • Jaunting Car Experience

Freebies:  

  • Explore the island’s many beaches and historical places of interest

Pick Up Point:

  • Galway Tourist Office, Forster St, Galway City, Co. Galway

Drop Off Point:

  • Clifden Town Centre, Market Hill, Co. Galway

Pick Up Days:

  • Sunday and Thursday
 
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DAY 8: 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. 

Included:

  • Connemara National Park

Tour Style:

  • Travel Pass

Activity Add-ons:

  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Sky Road Bike Hire
  • Kayak Tour
  • Horse Riding

Freebies:  

  • Explore Connemara National or relax in the colourful town of Clifden

Pick Up Point:

  • Clifden Town Centre, Market Hill, Co. Galway

Drop Off Point:

  • Westport Tourist Office, Bridge St, Cahernamart, Westport, Co. Mayo

Pick Up Days:

  • Monday and Friday
 
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DAY 9: DISCOVER 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.

Included:

  • Non applicable as it is a non travel day

Tour Style:

  • Travel Pass

Activity Add-ons:

  • Kayak Adventure on Clew Bay
  • Croagh Patrick Hike (barefoot is not compulsory, so don’t worry!!)
  • Greenway Cycling Tour

Freebies:  

  • Explore and relax in the colourful and vibrant town of Westport with its many cafes and shops

Pick Up Point:

  • Non applicable as it is a non travel day

Drop Off Point:

  • Non applicable as it is a non travel day

Pick Up Days:

  • Non applicable as it is a non travel day
 
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DAY 10: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. 

Included:

  • Claggan Mountain Coastal Trail
  • Ballycroy National Park

Tour Style:

  • Travel Pass

Activity Add-ons:

  • Surfing
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Cycling and Walking Tours
  • Horse Riding

Freebies:  

  • Explore and relax in the colourful town of Sligo
  • Visit Sligo Abbey
  • See the resting place of W.B Yeats

Pick Up Point:

  • Westport Tourist Office, Bridge St, Cahernamart, Westport, Co. Mayo

Drop Off Point:

  • Sligo Tourist Information, O’Connell St, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo

Pick Up Days:

  • Wednesday and Sunday
 
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DAY 11: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.

Included:

  • Glenveagh National Park and Castle

Tour Style:

  • Travel Pass

Activity Add-ons:

  • Derry City Walking Tour
  • SUP through the city
  • Moonlight kayaking in Foyle Estuary

Freebies:  

  • Explore Derry City’s unique history and vibrant nightlife

Pick Up Point:

  • Sligo Tourist Information, O’Connell St, Abbeyquarter North, Sligo

Drop Off Point:

  • Derry City Tourist Information, 44 Foyle St, Londonderry BT48 6AT, UK

Pick Up Days:

  • Thursday and Monday
 
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DAY 12: 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.

Included:

  • The Giant’s Causeway

Tour Style:

  • Travel Pass

Activity Add-ons:

  • Titanic Museum
  • Belfast Hop-on Hop Off City Tour
  • Black Cab Taxi Tour

Freebies:  

  • Explore Belfast’s amazing historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars
  • Visit the beautiful Botanical Garden’s

Pick Up Point:

  • Derry City Tourist Information, 44 Foyle St, Londonderry BT48 6AT

Drop Off Point:

  • Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, 9 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB

Pick Up Days:

  • Friday and Thursday
 
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DAY 13: 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!

Included:

  • Belfast to Dublin Transfer

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

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

Pick Up Point:

  • Visit Belfast Welcome Centre, 9 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB

Drop Off Point:

  • The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8.

Pick Up Days:

  • Saturday and Wednesday
 

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Giant's Causeway- Wild N Happy style
You will never forget this view- The Cliffs of Moher
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Giant's Causeway
Blasket Island, Co. Kerry
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Galway City
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Slieve League, Co. Donegal
Kylemore Abbey - Amazing
Sheep at Slieve League- Are you ready for a trip of a lifetime
Murrisk, Crogh Patrick , Co. Mayo
Peace Bridge in Derry
We love Belfast- Such a great city
The Dingle Peninsula- We promisethat it will be an unforgettable experience
Discover Belfast
The beatiful and buzzing city of Cork
St. Finbarr's Catherdrale in Cork
The Cliffs of Moher-So much to see and learn
Explore the Rock of Cashel
A selfie at the Cliffs of Moher
We are so lucky to enjoy the Connemara landscape
Traffic Jam at the Ring of Kerry
The magical Ross Castle
World famous-Cliffs of Moher
Cycling in Killarney National Park
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