10 days
Duration
Feb – Nov
Availability
Dublin
Start/Return point
2/5
Physicality
16
Groupsize

Want to explore Ireland’s rugged western coastline? 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 magnificent coastal town of Westport in the west of Ireland. 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. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Discover vibrant towns and cities of Ireland’s wild Atlantic Coastline
  2. Visit Killarney National Parks and its precious lakes
  3. Experience the majestic Ring of Kerry, Dingle and Cliffs of Moher
  4. Explore the spectacular setting of Westport 
  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.

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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.

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 from The 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. 

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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.

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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.

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DAY 4: DISCOVER KILLARNEY

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 visit Muckross Park which is home to beautiful gardens and a 15th Century Franciscan Friary called Muckross Abbey which is one of the major ecclesiastical sites found in the Killarney National Park.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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!!

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DAY 10: DISCOVER WESTPORT

In the morning, we depart the beautiful coastal setting of Westport and head east through the heartlands of Ireland towards Dublin’s fair city.

As we meander through Ireland’s midlands, we will pass through quaint villages and lush green fields that dot this picturesque landscape before arriving at one of Ireland’s most unique and special locations, Newgrange.

This magnificent Stone Age (Neolithic) monument is the jewel in the crown of Ireland’s Ancient East and was constructed about 5,200 years ago (3,200 B.C.) which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Take the opportunity to explore this unique monument before we head south to Dublin and our journey’s end, where we bid a fond farewell with happy memories that will last forever.

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

Arriving back to The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 at 6pm.

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