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

WANT TO DISCOVER THE REAL WILD ATLANTIC WAY? Well, that is exactly what you will get with our breathtaking 13 day journey through the most spectacular landscapes of Ireland’s wild Atlantic coastline

Jump aboard an adventure of a lifetime as we explore the ecological wonders of the Emerald Isle and learn about Ireland’s fascinating history. We will 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 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 coastline 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. With Wild N Happy, you will not just sit on a bus- Your will get to truly experience Ireland. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Discover vibrant towns and cities of Ireland’s wild Atlantic Coastline
  2. Explore the spectacular Mizen Head peninsula
  3. Visit Killarney National Parks and its precious lakes
  4. Experience the majestic Ring of Kerry, Dingle and Cliffs of Moher
  5. Experience 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                             12 nights accommodation                                       
Breakfast each day  
NOT INCLUDED
Any activities / services not listed on itinerary 
 Airfare

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 from The 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.

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


18:00 PM: Arrive in Killarney

19:30 PM: Dinner and experience 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

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 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.

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Free time to relax and explore Galway City

 

Included:

  • Free time to explore Galway

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

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

 

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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.

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Bus Departure to Rossaveal


10:30 AM: Ferry to Aran Island  


11:00 AM: Tour Inis Mór


17:00 PM: Ferry to Rossaveal


17:30 PM: Bus Transfer to Clifden


18:45 PM: Arrive in Clifden

 

Included:

  • Aran Island Ferry

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

Activity Add-ons:

  • Dún Aonghasa
  • Bike Hire
  • Jaunting Car Experience

Freebies:  

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

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Free time to relax or visit Connemara National Park


12:30 PM: Bus Departure to Kylemore Abbey


13:00 PM: Lunch and explore Kylemore Abbey


16:00 PM: Bus Departure to Westport  


18:00 PM: Arrive in Westport

 

Included:

  • Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

Activity Add-ons:

  • Sky Road Bike Hire
  • Kayak Tour
  • Horse Riding

Freebies:  

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

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Free time to relax, explore or take an adventure

 

Included:

  • Non-Applicable

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

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
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DAY 10:WESTPORT TO DONEGAL TOWN VIA DOWNPATRICK HEAD

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 Downpatrick Head where you view a spectacular blowhole that plummets down to the wild Atlantic ocean, the ruins of St Patrick’s church building, a stone cross and the incredible site of Dún Briste (broken fort), a lone sea-stack standing close to the edge of the cliffs.

Afterwards, we make our way towards Ballina, where we will stop to have lunch. That afternoon, we make our way north 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.

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Bus Departure

11:30 AM: Downpatrick Head

13:00 PM: Lunch in Ballina

14:30 PM: Bus Departure

16:00 PM: Explore Bundoran

17:30 PM: Bus Departure

18:00 PM: Arrive in Donegal Town

 

Included:

  • Downpatrick Head

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

Activity Add-ons:

  • Surfing
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Horse Riding

Freebies:  

  • Explore and relax in the colourful town of Ballina
  • See the resting place of W.B Yeats
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DAY 11: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.

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Bus Departure to Portrush via Glenveagh National Park


10:00 AM: Slieve League Cliffs

11:00 AM: Bus Departure for Glenveagh National Park

13:00 PM: Lunch and explore Glenveagh National Park   


16:15 PM: Bus Departure to Portrush

18:00 PM: Arrive in Portrush

 

Included:

  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Glenveagh National Park and Castle

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

Activity Add-ons:

  • Non-applicable

Freebies:  

  • Experience the coastal setting of Portrush
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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  legendary musical talent and culinary exploits.

Schedule:     

09:30 AM: Bus Departure to The Giant’s Causeway

10:00 AM: Visit The Giant’s Causeway

12:00 PM: Bus Departure for Belfast

13:30 PM: Lunch  

15:00 PM: Explore Belfast

 

Included:

  • The Giant’s Causeway

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

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
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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!

Schedule:   

09:00 AM: Bus Departure for Dublin City  

12:30 PM: Arrive and explore Dublin

 

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

Returning toThe Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 at 12.30pm.

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Giant's Causeway- Wild N Happy style
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Blasket Island, Co. Kerry
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Slieve League, Co. Donegal
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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
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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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