13 Days
Duration
Feb – Nov
Availability
Dublin
Start/Return point
2/5
Physicality
16
Groupsize

WANT TO DISCOVER THE REAL WILD ATLANTIC WAY? Well, that is exactly what you will get with our breathtaking 10 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, you 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. Great food and fun traditional music nights
START/RETURN POINT                         The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8.
DEPARTURE DAYS Monday
DEPARTURE TIME 09:00 AM – Please arrive by 08:30 AM 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 litre approx)
INCLUDED
Professional and experienced guide                                Private bus chauffeur
All listed activities                              9 nights accommodation                                       
Breakfast each day  
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 DATE –  
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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 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 9am

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 to eat in Killarney, you have the opportunity to explore Ross Island or take a mesmerizing kayak tour on the Lakes of Killarney that journeys around this unique setting, where you can kayak through limestone caves and journey around an incredible 15th Century castle.

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

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus Departure for Killarney

11:30 AM: Rest stop in Adare

12:00 PM: Bus Departure for Killarney

13:30 PM: Lunch in Killarney

15:00 PM: Explore Killarney or take an adventure

17:30 PM: Arrive in accommodation

 

Included:

  • Dublin to Killarney Transfer

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Ross Castle Kayak Tour
  • Killarney Rent-a-Bike
  • Jaunting Cars
  • 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  


16:30 PM: Sneem Village

17:30 PM: Ladies View

18:00 PM: Arrive in Killarney

 

Included:

  • Ring of Kerry & Valentia Island  
  • The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre  

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Bray Head Walking Tour
  • Valentia Island Cycling Tour
  • Skellig Eco Boat Tour

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

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Slea Head Cycling Tour
  • Fungi Boat Tour
  • Blasket Island Visitor Centre*
  • Celtic Steps – Irish Music, Song and Dance Show

*Available from April to October

Freebies:  

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

 
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DAY 4: KILLARNEY TO DOOLIN

 

Before departing for Doolin that afternoon, you have the opportunity to relax, discover Killarney town or take an adventure exploring Killarney’s National Park and Lakes.

At midday, we will set off to explore Muckross Park which is home to a spectacular 15th Century Franciscan Friary called Muckross Abbey which is one of the major ecclesiastical sites found in the Killarney National Park. We will also visit Torc Waterfall and the majestic setting of Muckross Gardens.

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:

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


12:00 PM: Visit Muckross Abbey and Torc Waterfall    


13:30 PM: Lunch and explore Muckross Gardens

15:00 PM: Bus Departure for Doolin


18:30 PM: Arrive in Doolin

 

Included:

  • Muckross Abbey & Gardens
  • Killarney to Doolin Transfer

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Alternative Activity Add-ons:

  • Ross Castle Kayak Tour
  • Killarney Rent-a-Bike
  • Lakes of Killarney Boat Tour
  • Jaunting Cars

Freebies:

  • Explore Ross Island and the Copper Mines
  • Discover Killarney’s vibrant shops and cafes
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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 will have lunch in the surf town of Lahinch before heading on a tour 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.

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

Schedule:

10:00 AM: Bus departure for the Cliffs of Moher


10:15 AM: Visit the Cliffs of Moher

12:15 PM: Bus departure for Lahinch


12:30 PM: Lunch in Lahinch

14:00 PM: Bus departure for the Wild Burren Tour

14:30 PM: Ballyryan

15:30 PM: Poulnabrone Tomb

17:00 PM: Arrive in Doolin  

 


Included:

  • The Cliffs of Moher
  • The Wild Burren Tour


Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

*Alternative Activity Add-ons:

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

Freebies:

  • Take in the spectacular views of Doolin and its lively
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DAY 6: DISCOVER GALWAY CITY

 

This morning we depart Doolin heading north towards Galway, the Bohemian capital of Ireland. Along the way explore the remarkable moon-like terrain of the wild Burren and the Atlantic waves that roll into jaws of Galway Bay.

Take the opportunity to soak in Galway’s 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: Bus Departure to Galway City


11:00 AM: Free time to relax and explore Galway City

Included:

  • Doolin to Galway Transfer

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget/Classic/Luxury

Activity Add-ons:

  • Galway Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
  • Galway City Walking Tour
  • 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:

  • Galway to Clifden Transfer
  • Aran Island Ferry

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Alternative 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:

  • Clifden to Westport Transfer
  • Kylemore Abbey and Connemara National Park

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

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.

Westport is rich in historical areas of interest and a great traditional music scene. Be sure to experience it!!

Schedule:     

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

 

Included:

  • Non-Applicable

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

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
10

DAY 10: WESTPORT TO DUBLIN

 

 

We bid a fond farewell as you depart Westport via train and make your way east through the midlands of Ireland to the capital of Ireland, 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.

Remember, Ireland is now your second home away from home!

Schedule:   

09:30 AM: Train Departure for Dublin  

12:00 PM: Arrive and Explore Dublin City

 

Included:

  • Westport to Dublin Transfer

Tour Style Options:

  • 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 to Dublin at 12pm

 

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