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

WANT TO EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE THE REAL IRELAND? Well, look no further, as we have the perfect tour that will definitely captivate your eyes and heart. We will take you off the beaten track to discover jaw dropping scenery, experience diverse destinations and activities, and above all meet the wild folk of Ireland. Our 8 day south pass of Ireland is a loop tour, which means you can take your time to explore your favourite destinations in your time and your way. Just jump aboard and be ready to be blown away by the beauty of Ireland.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Discover Ireland’s wild and rugged coastline
  2. Visit Killarney National Park, Ireland’s largest national park
  3. Discover the world famous destinations of the Ring of Kerry and Dingle
  4. Explore the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the wild Burren
  5. Overnight in Galway City, the Bohemian capital of Ireland and experience great food and fun traditional music nights
START/RETURN POINT                                          Visit Dublin Centre,25 Suffolk Street, Dublin.
DEPARTURE DAYS Saturday 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

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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. 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: DUBLIN TO CORK VIA ROCK OF CASHEL

Your adventure starts off in Dublin, Ireland’s capital also known as the Fair city. Our direction is south to the rebel county of  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. Included: Visit the Rock of Cashel Accommodation: There is a choice of hostel, B&B’s and hotels in Cork. Activity Options: Visit Kinsale and Charles Fort, kayak and paddle board, take a historical walking tour of Cork, visit Cork City Gaol or venture out of a Sea safari or perhaps swing high from the trees at Zip It. Freebies:  Explore the famous English market and shop in Corks colourful and vibrant city, visit Blackrock castle or the famous Butter mill. Pick Up Days: Saturday and Wednesday Pick Up Point: Failte Ireland Dublin Tourism Centre, Suffolk St, Dublin Drop Off Point: Cork Tourist Office, Grand Parade, Cork City, Cork
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DAY 2: CORK TO KILLARNEY VIA MIZEN HEAD

Rise and shine for our first adventure as we explore the spectacular coastline of Cork and climb over the mountain pass to 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 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 set off once more making our way over mountainous terrain that rises up to Molls Gap before descending down into the picturesque setting of Killarney. Home to Ireland’s largest national park and glistening lakes take the opportunity to experience its beautiful nature, great food and cultural atmosphere. *Mizen Head Signal Station only available from Mid-March to October. Included: Mizen Peninsula Tour Accommodation: There is a choice of hostel, B&B’s and hotels in Killarney. Activity Options: Whale watching, sea kayaking, hiking and cycling tours Freebies:  Explore and shop in the colourful coastal town of Kinsale, take a stroll around the National Park and visit Muckross House or Ross Castle. 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: NON TRAVEL DAY - DISCOVER KILLARNEY

You have the day relax, explore or take an adventure in beautiful Killarney and its national park. It is famous for being the first national park to be created in Ireland and still to this day the largest. The town offers a wealth of historical and cultural points of interest. Included: Non applicable as it is a non travel day Accommodation: There is a choice of hostel, B&B’s and hotels in Killarney. Activity Options: Kayak on the Lakes of Killarney, take a cultural tour of the Gap of Dunloe, climb Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, take a cycling tour of the Killarney National Park.   Freebies:  Explore Killarney National Park or experience Killarney’s vibrant shops and cafes.
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DAY 4: 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. Included: Ring of Kerry Day Tour   Accommodation: There is a choice of hostel, B&B’s and hotels along the Ring of Kerry. Activity Options: Bray Head Walking Tour, Valentia Island Cycling Tour, The Skellig Experience, Coasteering. Freebies:  Explore the Ring of Kerry’s wild nature and many quaint towns and village. 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: 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. Included: Slea Head Tour Accommodation: There is a choice of hostel, B&B’s and hotels in Dingle Town. Activity Options: Slea Head Cycling Tour, Fungi Boat Tour, Surfing and Blasket Island Visitor Centre. Freebies:  Explore the Dingle Way and its many beautiful villages along the way. 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: KILLARNEY TO DOOLIN VIA THE CLIFFS OF MOHER

Leaving Killarney we make our way north along the edge of Europe to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. Before heading to the Cliffs of Moher we will stop off in Lahinch, a famous surfing spot, for a bit of fresh Atlantic air and a bite to eat. Then onwards to the ‘must see’ wonder of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher. Stretching for almost 10km, this amazing spectacle 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. We overnight in Doolin village, a great place to experience great traditional music sessions, fantastic seafood and of course meet the locals.   Included: Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre Accommodation: There is a choice of hostel, B&B’s and hotel in Doolin. Activity Options: Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk, Surfing, Rock Climbing and Abseiling, Caving, Kayaking and Cliffs of Moher Sea Cruise. Freebies:  Explore the Burren Way and its unique landscape. 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: THE CLIFFS OF MOHER TO GALWAY CITY VIA THE BURREN

This morning you get the chance to enjoy a sleep in, relax in the tranquility of Doolin village or if you feel up to it why not take an amazing adventure like surfing, rock climbing and abseiling or explore the amazing Burren landscape and its unique ecosystem. We depart at 2:30 PM, heading due north in search of the Bohemian capital of Ireland, Galway City. 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. That evening take the opportunity to sample Galway’s famed culinary delights and lively atmosphere. Included: The Burren Tour Accommodation: There is a choice of hostels, B&B’s and hotels in Galway City. Activity Options: Surfing, Rock Climbing and Abseiling, Caving, Kayaking and Aran Island Tour. Freebies: Visit the beautiful Lynch’s Castle, take in the spectacular views of Galway Cathedral or St.Nicholas’s Church,  stop by the Spanish Arches for a perfect photo opportunity. 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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DAY 8: GALWAY TO DUBLIN

The morning is yours to explore Galway City before taking our return journey to Ireland’s capital city, Dublin. You have the time to wander its bustling streets, hang out in some of Galway’s lively cafes, take in the wild Atlantic air on its waterfront or do some last minute souvenir shopping. We depart at 3 PM, taking the road back east, crossing the River Shannon on route to the fair city of Dublin, where we will say our fond farewells. 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. Included: Galway to Dublin Travel Pass Accommodation: There is a choice of hostels, B&B’s and hotels in Dublin City. Activity Options: Dublin City Tour, Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, Glendalough National Park. Freebies:  Explore Dublin’s amazing historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars. Pick Up Days: Saturday and Wednesday. Pick Up Point: Galway Tourist Office, Forster St, Galway City, Co. Galway Drop Off Point: Failte Ireland Dublin Tourism Centre, Suffolk St, Dublin

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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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