8 Days
Duration
Feb – Nov
Dates
The Wild Atlantic Way
Location
3/5
Physicality
10+
Age

JUMP ABOARD OUR SPECTACULAR WILD NORTH TOUR, as we take you along the most amazing wild landscapes of Ireland’s northern Atlantic coastline for the adventure of a lifetime.. On this exhilarating discovery of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way north route, we will take you off the beaten track to unearth the real Irish culture, sample many culinary delights on route. You can experience amazing adventures such as cycling on Inis Mor island, hiking to the top of Ireland’s holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick, surfing the magical Atlantic waves of Sligo, visiting Ireland’s most northerly and sunniest place and setting foot on the wild and famous rock formations at the Giant’s Causeway. Get ready for the best Irish experience that will simply blow you away.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Discover Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
  2. Experience the vibrant city of Galway
  3. Visit the Gaelic speaking Island of Inis Mor
  4. Explore ancient castles and forts
  5. Set your eyes on the spectacular Giant’s Causeway
  6. Lively traditional music and dance nights  
START/RETURN POINT                   The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8.
DEPARTURE DAYS Saturday
SCHEDULE 1pm – Please arrive by 12:45 PM for a prompt departure.
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
 All listed Activities 7 nights accommodation
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: 16. March: 16. April:  20. May: 18. June: 15, 29. July: 20. August: 17. September: 21. October: 19 November: 16
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The listed below itinerary is for the current season.

Given the unpredictable Irish weather, the respective daily schedule could vary to make you the best travel experience possible.

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DAY 1: DUBLIN TO GALWAY VIA CLONMACNOISE

Departing from The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 at 1pm. From Dublin’s fair city, we set our compasses due west, making our way through the lush midlands of Ireland in search of the wild Atlantic coastline and the Bohemian city of Ireland, Galway.

Take the opportunity to explore and wander its bustling streets, sample its famed culinary delights and traditional music scene.

 

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DAY 2: INIS MOR ISLAND TOUR

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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 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

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

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