- Enjoy a sheepdog demo on a working Irish sheep farm.
- Take a boat trip around the amazing Skellig Islands.
- Hike every day, including trails on the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula and Connemara.
- Experience the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor by bike, bus or pony & trap
- Photo the impressive Kylemore Abbey & exhilarating climb to the summit of Diamond Hill.
- Discover Irish crafts and “the craic” in Dingle, a harbour town of great charm and superb traditional pubs.
- Walk in the cobbled streets of Galway and soak up its lively atmosphere
- Spend 2 nights exploring Dingle, one of Ireland’s best towns to visit
- Explore the ancient woodlands of Killarney National Park by bike with a local guide
- Experience must-see Wild Atlantic Way sights like the Cliffs of Moher.
- Go dolphin-spotting in Dingle Bay by sea kayak or boat.
- Catch fantastic live Irish music performances and meet friendly locals.
- Return to Dublin by train, through the lush rolling hills of Irelands Hidden Heartlands.
Notes: 6 breakfasts. Continental breakfast in Hostel/Lodge. Mix of cooked & continental in B&B’s/Hote.
Irish Experience Tours are small group tours based on a fixed but flexible itinerary where you stay with the same guide and group of travellers.
Unmissable activities are included. Where there are great options, we’ve left the final decision up to you. Feel free to choose your evening meals and lunches. All additional tour options are marked clearly below.
- 2 Nights Accommodation in Connemara
- 1 Nights Accommodation in Dingle & Doolin
- Entrance fee to Cliffs of Moher
- Services of a highly-trained and professional Irish Experience tour guide
- Spectacular sheepdog demonstration
- 4 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts (B&B option)
- Shannon Ferry Tickets
- 5 full days in a smooth comfortable minibus
- Experience traditional Irish music sessions in local cosy pubs
- Connemara National Park
- Ferry cruise to Aran Islands
- Hike every day, including trails on the Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs Of Moher and The Connemara Region
- Free time in Dingle, Doolin & Connemara
- Most daily activities and visits (see Tour Options below)
Day 1: Dublin to Connemara
- Stroll around the tribal city of Galway and take it all in – the busker music, the cobblestone lanes, the contemporary flair that blends well with its medieval past, and of course, the oysters
- Visit the ruins 6th-century Cong Abbey and stroll around the grounds of Ashford Castle.
- Explore Connemara & Delphi Valley Region at your leisure. Take a self-guided cycling tour of the region – (Tour Option – €20 per person). Expect a mix of paved country road and forest trails.
Duration 2/3 hours approx. Cycling ability is required.
- Biking, not your thing? You’re free to roam this. Highlights of the Delphi Valley for both bikers and hikers may include:
- Variety of signposted forest walks
- Ashleigh Falls & Killary Fjord
- Idyllic lakeside and mountain views
- Overnight in Connemara
The average driving time today is 3 hour 30 minutes.
Day 2: Full Day Connemara Region
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 Delphi. Or partake of the following options;
- Biking on country roads or Mountain biking through forest trails (Tour Option – €45 per person)
- Guided sea kayaking on Killary Fjord (Tour Option – €55 per person)
- After lunch, 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.
- Discover the picture-postcard beauty of the Inagh Valley & Sky Road.
- Drop by Clifden, a quaint town at the heart of Connemara.
- Accommodation tonight is once again in Connemara
The average driving time today is 2 hours.
Day 3: Inis Mor & Doolin
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 traditional Irish music experience.
The average driving time today is 2 hours.
Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Dingle Peninsula
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.
Day 5: Full Day Dingle Peninsula
This morning is yours to design. Relax with downtime in Dingle. Or partake of the following options:
Go dolphin spotting by boat in Dingle Bay (Tour Option – €15-20 per person).
Sample craft Irish whiskey and gin at Dingle Distillery (Tour Option – €15 per person).
Stroll Dingle’s streets for a quirky mix of craft studios, lively pubs, fantastic food, and traditional Irish music.
After lunch, jaw-dropping scenery and knife-edge drops are guaranteed on a leisurely drive around Slea Head.
The average driving time today is 1 hour 30 minutes.
Day 6: Ring of Kerry to Killarney
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.
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 at the centrally-located at the edge of Killarney National Park
The average driving time today is 3 hours.
Day 7: Half day Killarney National Park
Explore Killarney at your leisure
Take a scenic horse-drawn carriage ride around Killarney National Park (Tour Option – €15 per person).
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 hike to Torc Waterfall.
Admire charming 19th century Muckross House Gardens.
Take the train back to Dublin (included in the price)
The average driving time today is 1 hour.
We’ve chosen high-quality accommodation in a variety of hostels, bed and breakfasts, Guesthouses, wilderness lodges, cabins and historic hotels.
Quality – Hostel & Lodge:
Rest up for the next day’s adventure in atmospheric and centrally located hostel & lodge accommodation. All prices are based on per person sharing
Multi-share accommodation is included with your tour. You can choose to upgrade your accommodation to a single or twin/double private room (subject to availability).
(*single room supplement €25 per person per night)
(*double/twin room supplement €15 per person per night)
Classic – Bed & Breakfast & House Hotel
Enjoy a warm Irish welcome in charming and locally owned Bed & Breakfast & Hotel accommodation.
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