Our 11-day full Irish Adventure tour of Ireland is a once in a lifetime trip that explores our rich history and culture while also taking part in some active adventure activities, such as hiking, biking, kayaking and horse riding. This comprehensive adventure tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland tour includes The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, and the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland. Journey over mountain passes, kayak with a dolphin and explore the Wild Atlantic Way. Venture off the beaten path in the ancient woodlands of Killarney National Park & Wild Connemara by bike From the legendary Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland to the rugged south-west coast and the awe-inspiring Skellig Michael, there is an adventure at every turn. For a relaxed, slower-paced tour around Ireland, check out our 13 Day Full Irish Experience Tour or any of our Small Group Experience Tours of  Ireland

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Experience the Giant’s Causeway like never before on a stunning five-mile hike along the thrilling cliff-top path.
  • Take a famous black taxi tour of Belfast or visit the gigantic Titanic Museum
  • Discover the ancient fort of Griannan of Aileach
  • Hike the path from Doolin to Cliffs of Moher with the fantastic views of lush green grass, rocky cliffs and varying shades of sea and sky.
  • Explore the ancient woodlands of Killarney National Park & Wild Connemara by bike
  • Dare to walk Indiana Jones-style cross the Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge
  • Exhilarating hike along  ‘one man’s path at Slieve League in Donegal
  • Go sea kayaking  through the caves of Dingle harbour or explore the rugged Killary fjord
  • Enjoy a sheepdog demo with purebred border collies on a local run farm nestled between the Slieve Mish mountains.
  • Travel along the Antrim Coast taking in some stunning Game of Thrones locations
  • Learn the tragic history of Derry City on an award-winning historical walking tour
  • Catch fantastic live Irish music performances and meet friendly locals.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

11 Full days on tour

2 Nights Accommodation in Killarney and Dingle 

1 Nights Accommodation in  Ardara, Westport, Clifden, Derry city, Doolin and Ballycastle. 

Services of a highly-trained and professional Irish Experience tour guide

10 delicious and hot filling Irish breakfasts 

11 Full days in a luxury touring vehicle

Amazing boat trip on the ancient River Boyne

Historical walking tour of Derry and the city walls.

Bike hire for a self-guided tour of Killarney National Park

Scenic train journey from Killarney to Dublin

Experience traditional Irish music sessions in local cosy pubs

Sheep Dog demonstration in a locally run family farm

Ferry cruise to Aran Islands and bike hire

Hike every day, including trails on the Giants Causeway, Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher & Slea Head

All relevant taxes

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

Lunch and dinner

Food and Drinks

Gratuities (optional)

Flights

Travel Insurance (Can be booked via Nomads HERE)

Dublin Accommodation pre or post tour

Any flexible and optional activities named below 

ITINERARY:

Begin your tour from Dublin and travel to Antrim’s Causeway Coast via Belfast.

  • Guided boat tour of the Boyne canal navigation in a traditional Irish currach passing through the Battle of the Boyne site. History, heritage, mythology and outdoor fun all rolled into one! Our purpose-built boat takes you on a journey of fact and fantasy in the amazing Boyne Valley.
  • Cross into Northern Ireland (remember, UK £ sterling required).
  • Explore Belfast with a guided Black Cab Tour (Tour Option – £15 per person), and enjoy a visit to the fantastic Titanic Centre (Tour Option – £18.50 per person) or follow the Glass of Thrones trail.
  • Discover one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives, the Causeway Coastal Route.
  • Overnight at Ballycastle

The average driving time today is 4 hours 30 minutes.

Start the day on the Antrim coast before heading to Derry.
  • Walk in the footsteps of the mythical Irish giant, Finn McCool, on the legendary Giant’s Causeway.
  • Cross Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge over the ocean Indiana Jones style (Tour Option – £9 per person).
  • Enjoy a spectacular 5-mile clifftop hike along the Causeway Coast.
  • Photo stop at the historic ruins of clifftop Dunluce Castle.
  • Taste Irish whiskey on a guided tour of Bushmills – one of the world’s oldest licensed distilleries (Tour Option – £7 per person)
  • Overnight in Derry

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

Explore Derry before departing Northern Ireland, ending the day in the hills of Donegal.

  • Take a guided walking tour of Derry/Londonderry, Ireland’s only walled city (Tour Option – £4 per person).
  • Visit an ancient stone ringfort at Grianán of Aileach.
  • Visit the hauntingly beautiful wilderness of Glenveagh National Park and a dramatic 19th-century castle.
  • Visit Eddie Doherty’s weaving studio. One of Ireland’s few remaining handweavers
  • Traditional Irish music and crafts in the quaint town of Ardara.
  • Overnight in Adara, Donegal

The average driving time today is 4 hours.

Explore Donegal, and enjoy the scenic drive to of Ireland’s most beautiful regions, Connemara.
  • Wander and hike the wild stone path along the Slieve League Cliffs –  Option to take a guided boat trip under these dramatic 600m/2000ft cliffs  (Tour Option – €20 per person).
  • Honour Irish poet and Nobel Laureate, WB Yeats, in Sligo.
  • Stroll around one of Ireland’s most atmospheric towns, Westport
  • Visit the ruins of 16th-century Murrisk Abbey and the National Famine Memorial.
  • Drive through the breathtaking Doolough Valley.
  • Overnight in Connemara

The average driving time today is 3 hour 30 minutes.

We spend another day and night in the wilderness of Connemara, so you don’t need to repack your suitcase. Just relax and enjoy.

  • After breakfast is yours to design. Relax with downtime in Clifden. Or partake of the following options;
  • E – Biking on country roads  (Tour Option – €45 per person)
  • Guided sea kayaking on the Atlantic (Tour Option – €55 per person)
  • After lunch, discover the picture-postcard beauty of the Inagh Valley & Sky Road and a wee photo stop at Kylemore Abbey, one of Ireland’s most beautiful buildings, it’s then onto Connemara National Park for a hike around Diamond Hill for phenomenal views of Connemara.
  • Accommodation tonight is once again in Clifden

The average driving time today is 2 hours.

Travel back in time as we spend a whole day on the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor. Miles of stone walls awaits

  • Enjoy a 40 min boat trip to the island & choose to explore the island by bike (€15 per person) or on pony & trap with a local guide (€30 per person)
  • Discover the most impressive stone fort in Ireland at Dun Aengus.
  • Drop by local market shops for the famous Aran sweaters.
  • Pass by the remaining two Aran Islands en route back to Doolin in County Clare
  • Visit a nice cosy Pub for food and a traditional Irish music experience.

The average driving time today is 2 hours.

From the mighty cliffs to the magical kingdom as we move from Clare to Kerry.

  • Hike along until you reach the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level.
  • Watch out for dolphins as we take a ferry across the mighty mouth of the Shannon – the longest river in Ireland or Britain!
  • Enjoy a spectacular sheepdog demonstration on a locally run farm.
  • Drive over Ireland’s highest mountain road, The Conor Pass
  • Roll into bustling Dingle just in time for a creamy pint of Guinness.
  • Overnight in Dingle

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

This morning is yours to design. Relax with downtime in Dingle. Or partake of the following options:

  • Stroll Dingle’s streets for a quirky mix of craft studios, lively pubs, fantastic food, and traditional Irish music.
  • Guided horse-ride experience along Ventry beach or up a mountain (Tour Option – €45 per person).
  • Discover the caves of Dingle Harbour, by sea kayak (Tour Option – €50 per person)
  • Take a guided bus tour on a leisurely drive around Slea Head.
  • From the town, it’s not far to a whiskey distillery that’s one of the smallest licensed distilleries in Ireland. Get inside insight into what makes this region the home of some of the best whiskey & Gin in the world with a tour and tasting led by a local expert. See if you can taste the from the localised well water to the immensely manual mashing, alongside the wooden fermentation vessels that feed into the three bespoke copper pot stills, the production is purely Dingle. Let the fresh Atlantic sea air revive you as you complete your circular walk back through Dingle harbour town. Enjoy a free evening to enjoy Gaelic hospitality and be sure to try some great local produce for dinner.

Overnight in Dingle

Today we’re touring the scenic Ring of Kerry route, circuiting the Iveragh peninsula from Dingle to Killarney

Explore 1400 years of history on a boat trip around the Skellig Islands (Tour Option – €40 per person). Seasonal departures: May to September.

There is also an option here to hike the beautiful Bray Head, views from the top are simply amazing.
Get a taste for local Irish culture, history, and ice cream on Valentia Island.
Discover Derrynane, historic home (Tour Option – €5 per person) and golden sand beach.
Your accommodation is centrally located at the edge of Killarney National Park

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

This morning is yours to design. Relax with downtime in Dingle. Or partake in some of the activities you missed out on yesterday around Dingle harbour – (See Tour Options).

  • After lunch, we will make our way to Killarney National Park. After getting checked into your accommodation, it’s time to get a bike fitting.
  • This afternoon’s self-guided ride (included) is an excellent introduction to cycling in the Killarney National Park, a 2-hour flat ride that takes you out of Killarney town and through classic rolling scenery to reach Torc Waterfall, one of the largest in Ireland
  • If cycling not your thing you can explore Killarney on foot at your leisure
    • See the magical 1,000-year-old yew tree growing at the heart of ruined Muckross Abbey.
    • Catch traditional Irish music and outstanding local food in picturesque Killarney.
    • Scenic, short walk to Torc Waterfall.
    • Admire charming 19th century Muckross House Gardens.
    • Your accommodation is ​centrally located at the edge of Killarney National Park
  • Overnight in Killarney

Today features a boat ride before a thrilling descent by bike through the Gap of Dunloe. Take a boat trip through the 3 lakes of Killarney with folklore and legends delivered by the local boat drivers while passing through scenery that hasn’t changed since the last ice age; 10,000 years ago.

  • When you reach Lord Brandon’s cottage you will have the option to hike or bike through the valley. The distance is 11 kilometres (7 miles), the road is sealed and hiking boots are not required but comfortable shoes are! The walk generally takes 2 – 2.5 hours. The Gap of Dunloe is a narrow mountain pass forged between the MacGillycuddy Reeks and Purple Mountain by glacial flows. The river running through the gap is the river Loe from where the Gap gets it’s name.
  • The road, narrow in many places, winds through the pass and descends into The Black Valley passing five lakes, Coosaun Lough, Black Lake, Cushnavally Lake, Auger Lake and Black Lough. A final ride into Killarney where your Kerry adventure comes to an end.
  • Revive yourself with a refreshing brew in Killarney Brewery.  The water spring flows over thousands of feet of Killarney mountain rock before emptying into the glacial lake, Lough Guitane, allowing our artisan brews to embrace the finest elements nature can provide.
  • Board your train back to Dublin.

11 Day Full Irish Adventure 2021/2022 Departures

DEPARTINGFROM EUR 
Aug 25 - 2021€2349
Sep 22 - 2021€2349
21st April 2022
€2249
19th May 2022
€2249
16th June 2022
€2249
14th July 2022
€2249
11th August 2022
€2249
8th September 2022
€2249
6th October 2022
€2249
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All details of prices and suppliers listed here are correct at the time of publication. Our suppliers occasionally increase prices for optional tour activities during the touring season. This is a rare occurrence. In the unlikely event of a major price increase, we will do our utmost to update you.

  • Black Cab Tour

£15.00
Guided tour of historic Belfast. Highly Recommended.

  • Canoe journey on River Boyne

€20.00
Guided open boat tour along the ancient river Boyne.

  • Titanic Experience

£18.50
Self-guided tour of the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience.

  • Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

£9.00
Cross this scenic rope bridge, suspended over the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Bushmills Distillery Tour

£9.00
Guided walking tour of the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery.

  • Walking Tour of Derry/Londonderry

£4.00
Guided walking tour of Ireland’s only walled city.

  • Cycling Tour of Connemara
€30.00
Self Guided bike tour of  Connemara Region on-road and paths. 3 hrs
  • Sea Kayaking Killary Fjord
€55.00

Guided Kayaking trip across Killary Fjord

  • Dingle Distillery Tour

€15.00
Guided tour of the distillery with craft whiskey, vodka and gin tasting.

  • Boat Trip Dingle

€15.00-€20.00
Boat trip across Dingle Bay to meet Fungie the Dolphin.

  • Skellig Islands Cruise
€40.00
Cruise around Skellig Michael and Little Skellig. 2hr 30 mins
  • Surf Lesson Kerry
€40.00
1.5-2 hour surf lesson on Inch beach in Kerry
  • Horse Riding Dingle
€45.00
Ride a horse along a beach or up a mountain in Dingle
  • SUP – Stand Up Paddle Boarding
€55.00

Guided paddleboard trip across Dingle Bay to meet Fungie the Dolphin.

  • Cycling Tour Killarney
€30.00
Guided bike tour of Killarney National Park on-road and paths. 3 hrs
  • Sea Kayaking in Dingle
€55.00

Guided Kayaking trip across Dingle Bay to meet Fungie the Dolphin.

OPTION 1:

B&B (Bed and Breakfast or Guest House)

The real Irish B&B experience is the opportunity to stay in a local family-run business. You will be greeted with the warmest of Irish welcomes.  They are great value for money, with a real small hotel experience.

  • Private rooms – single, twin, double and family rooms available
  • 3* and above rating
  • Small, locally run and independently owned accommodation
  • Low-cost, quality private accommodation
  • En-suite not guaranteed
  • Breakfast provided

OPTION 2:

Original Irish Hotels

Formerly Manor House Hotels & Irish Country Hotels, we are a collection of unique owner-run hotels located in Ireland’s most outstanding destinations. Open the door to the magic of unmissable moments with Ireland’s leading collection of independent hotels.

  • Private rooms – single, twin, double and family rooms available
  • 3* and 4* rating
  • On-site amenities
  • Breakfast provided
  • En-suite guaranteed

Please note:

B&B Single Supplement – is mandatory for solo travellers – Solo travellers must pay extra to have their private room.

B&B –  Twin/Double Room Share – is automatically included when 2 travellers book together

  • What do twin/double and single mean?

A twin room is a room with 2 single beds, whilst a double room has 1 large bed suited for two people. Both rooms are designed for double occupancy. A single room is a single bed, designed for single occupancy.

  • Are family rooms available?

We always try to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please contact us at info@irishexperiencetours.com or call us on +353 (0)86 160 6604

Gather your favourite people to share an Irish adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip – featuring all the legendary Irish Experience hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.

Choose from the selection of dates for your group; All dates are available for 8+ guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we’ll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

senior traveler enjoying the views on a small group hiking tour to the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Ireland
friends enjoying biking on the country roads of Inismore , Aran islands
small group at Torc Waterfall Killarney National Park
Stand up paddle boarding on Dingle harbour and Fungie the Dolphin
Adventure kayaking on lake in Ireland
group tour of peace wall Belfast
young travelers at the peace wall Belfast city
solo traveler overlooking Killarney lakes - small group tour of Ireland
small group tour enjoying their Cliffs of Moher tour from Dublin
exploring the Giants Causeway
sunset view at the Giants causeway
St. Patrick's Day on Boyne Boats
murals on side of house at the Bogside Derry city Northern Ireland
tours for young adults hiking on a mountain in Ireland
historical walking tour of Derry
Game of Thrones experience tour Ireland
ancient stone fort at Donegal
a group of people enjoying their meal at local gourmet food restaurant in Ireland
preparing for a kayaking adventure tour at Ballintoy harbour , Northern ireland
a group of girls having a picnic on the beach on the Aran islands
small group of travelers getting ready for a boat trip down the river Boyne
Game of Thrones boat tour Ireland
small group adventure tour on river Boyne
couple smiling for a photo at Ladies View , Killarney National Park
Solo traveler hiking up Croagh Patrick and overlooking Clew Bay, Westport, County Mayo
small group doing Star Wars pose on the Dingle Peninsula
basalt columns on the Giants Causway Northern Ireland Tours
A couple on walking tour of Derry , taking a photo of The Guildhall
A girl enjoying the views from Ratlhlin Island , Northern Ireland small group tours
Private tour of Ireland in Northern Ireland
Torr Head hiking Causeway coast Northern Ireland
Rolling green hills and Causeway Coastline Northern Ireland , small group tours
stairway to Dunluce castle on the causeway coast - Irish Experience Tours
small group hiking the causeway coast with Irish Experience Tours
colourful harbour view of Cushden hotel with small blue and red boats
Ancient stone fort at Grianán of Aileach, County Donegal