7 days
Duration
Apr-Sep
Availability
The Wild Atlantic Way
Start/Return point
2/5
Physicality

WANT TO EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE THE REAL IRELAND? Well, look no further, as we have the perfect tour experience that will definitely captivate your eyes and heart as we explore the most dramatic landscapes of Ireland’s wild Atlantic coastline.

Our Wild South tour commences in Dublin and brings us to the wild Atlantic setting of Cork city in the south to the bohemian capital of Ireland Galway city and back to Dublin. Experience jaw dropping scenery, unique towns and villages full of vibrant colors and Gaelic culture, the roar of the wild Atlantic Ocean and experience amazing activities such as kayaking on the Lakes of Killarney, hiking on the Ring of Kerry and Dingle, exploring the impressive Cliffs of Moher and the wild Burren.

You can experience all this and more, as we take you off the beaten track to discover the real Ireland and its beautiful Wild Atlantic Way.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Discover Ireland’s wild and rugged coastline
  2. Visit the beautiful Killarney National Park
  3. Discover the famous destinations of the Ring of Kerry and Dingle
  4. Explore the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the wild Burren
  5. Enjoy great food and fun traditional music nights
START/RETURN POINT                                          The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8.
DEPARTURE DAYS Sunday and Wednesday
SCHEDULE 9:00am – Please arrive by 8:45 AM 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  
NOT INCLUDED
Any activities/services not listed on itinerary 
 Accommodation
 Airfare
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Additional information

Age5+

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. NB* – The cost of accommodation and activities are not included in your travel pass. If you wish to add accommodation or activities, then please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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DAY 1: THE ROCK OF CASHEL AND CORK CITY

Your adventure starts off in Dublin, Ireland’s capital, also known as the Fair city. Our direction is south to the rebel county of Ireland, Cork and its wild Atlantic coastline.

Along the way, we take a stop off at the Rock of Cashel, a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone and home of the High Kings of Ireland. After lunch we continue our journey towards Cork, which is the starting point of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and where that evening you can relax and savour its picturesque setting and friendly atmosphere.

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus Departure

11:30 AM: Rock of Cashel Tour

13:00 PM: Lunch in Cashel

14:00 PM: Bus Departure for Cork city

15:30 PM: Arrive and Explore Cork city

 

Included:

  • Dublin to Cork Transfer
  • Visit the Rock of Cashel

Tour Style Option Upgrades:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Non-applicable

Freebies:  

  • Explore the Cork’s vibrant city with cafes, bars and historical places of interest

Pick Up Days: Sunday and Wednesday Pick Up Point: The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8. Drop Off Point: Cork Tourist Office, Grand Parade, Cork City, Cork

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DAY 2: MIZEN HEAD PENINSULA

Rise and shine for an adventure along the wild and spectacular coastline of Cork and climb over mountain passes to reach the majestic setting of Killarney.

Along the way we will stop off at a Stone Age tomb called the Altar Wedge Tomb, which sits dramatically on the waterfront overlooking Toormore Bay. We continue our journey towards one of Ireland’s most southerly point, Mizen Head. You have the option of visiting the Mizen Head Signal Station* or take a stroll along the golden strand of Barleycove beach.

After we have satisfied our hungry souls, we will make our way over the mountainous terrain that separates Cork and Kerry before arriving in the picturesque town of Killarney. It is home to Ireland’s first national park with spectacular glistening lakes, beautiful nature, great food and a vibrant cultural atmosphere.

*Mizen Head Signal Station only available from Mid-March to October.

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus Departure for Mizen Head

10:45 AM: Skibbereen

11:15 AM: Bus Departure

11:45 AM: Altar Wedge Tomb

12:00 PM: Bus Departure

12:30 PM: Arrive and Explore Mizen Head

15:00 PM: Bus Departure for Killarney

18:30 PM: Arrive in Killarney

 

Included:

  • Cork to Killarney Transfer
  • Mizen Head Signal Station Tour

Tour Style Option Upgrades:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Non-applicable

Freebies:  

  • Explore the beaches of Mizen Head

 Pick Up Days: Sunday and Thursday Pick Up Point: Cork Tourist Office, Grand Parade, Cork City, Co. Cork Drop Off Point: Killarney Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

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DAY 3: 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
  • The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre  

Tour Style Option Upgrades:

  • 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 4: 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

Tour Style Option Upgrades:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

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

Pick Up Days: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Pick Up Point: Killarney Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry Drop Off Point: Killarney Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

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DAY 5: 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.  

Schedule:

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


12:00 PM: Visit Torc Waterfall, Muckross Abbey & Gardens   


15:00 PM: Bus Departure for Doolin


18:30 PM: Arrive in Doolin

 

Included:

  • Muckross Abbey & Gardens  
  • Killarney to Doolin transfer

Tour Style Option Upgrades:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Alternative Activity Add-ons:

  • Ross Castle Kayak Tour
  • Lakes of Killarney Boat Tour
  • Jaunting Cars
  • Killarney Cycling Tour

Freebies:

  • Discover Ross Island
  • Explore vibrant shops and cafes
  • Visit Torc Waterfall

 Pick Up Days: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday Pick Up Point: Killarney Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry Drop Off Point: Killarney Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

 
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DAY 6: 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 Visitor Centre
  • The Wild Burren Tour


Tour Style Option Upgrades:

  • 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

Pick Up Days: Thursday and Monday Pick Up Point: Killarney Discover Ireland Centre, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry Drop Off Point:  Doolin Tourist Information Point, Teergonean, Doolin, Co. Clare

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DAY 7: DISCOVER GALWAY & TRANSFER TO DUBLIN

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 streets, sample its wide variety of food offerings or take a tour exploring its unique historical places of interest.

In the afternoon, we take the road back east, crossing the River Shannon on route to the fair city of Dublin where are tour comes to an end. We really hope you have had an amazing time exploring some of Ireland’s most unique destinations and remember Ireland is now forever your home away from home.

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Bus Departure to Galway City


11:00 AM: Arrive and explore Galway City

15:00 PM: Bus Departure to Dublin City

18:00 PM: Arrive in Dublin City

 

Included:

  • Galway to Dublin transfer

Tour Style Option:

  • Non-Applicable

Activity Add-ons:

  • Galway Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
  • Galway City Walking Tour
  • Dublin Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College and the book of Kells

Freebies:  

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

 Pick Up Days: Friday and Tuesday Pick Up Point: Doolin Tourist Information Point, Teergonean, Doolin, Co. Clare Drop Off Point: Galway Tourist Office, Forster St, Galway City, Co. Galway

 

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Wild South Pass
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tourist stores in downtown Kinsale
We love Cork City
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The beatiful and buzzing city of Cork
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A selfie at the Cliffs of Moher
Blasket Island, Co. Kerry
tourist stores in downtown Kinsale
Connor's Pass- Dingle Peninsula
Country Roads- Let's go
Explore the Rock of Cashel
Kinsale Harbour- Fresh air and superb hospitality for young and old
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Kinsale Harbour- We promise you a trip of a lifetime
Limerick City- Just fabulous
Mizen Head
St. Finbarr's Catherdrale in Cork
The beautiful Dingle Peninsula
The Blasket Islands will take your breath away
The Cliffs of Moher-So much to see and learn
The Kingdom of Kerry
The Ring of Kerry- Time to relax and enjoy life
The Rock of Cashel
We love Cork City
Wild N Happy - Your adventure starts today
You will never forget this view- The Cliffs of Moher
Connor's Pass- Dingle Peninsula
Limerick City- Authenic and vibrant

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