On this 6 Day Adventure Tour, you will get the chance to hike the awesome Cliffs of Moher, bike around the tranquil Killarney National Park and discover a glaciated valley by bike or by foot. This 6-day tour from Dublin will give you the opportunity to explore the true hidden gems of the Kingdom of Kerry and the southwest coast of Ireland.  This is truly an adventure of the southwest of Ireland that takes you through centuries of Irish history and to some of the most stunning natural highlights this corner of the island has to offer.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Gentle hikes every day, including trails on the Cliffs of Moher,  Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry.
  • Experience the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor by Bike or E-Bike
  • Discover the secret caves of Dingle Bay by sea kayak. 
  • Bike through ancient oak forests in Killarney National Park.
  • 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
  • Experience must-see Wild Atlantic Way sights like the Cliffs of Moher 
  • Enjoy a sheepdog demo on a working Irish sheep farm.
  • Take a boat trip on the lakes of Killarney and bike or hike through the Gap of Dunloe.
  • Catch fantastic live Irish music performances and meet friendly locals.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

6 Full days on tour

2 Nights Accommodation in old Gaelic fishing town of Dingle 

1 Nights Accommodation in Galway City , Doolin & Killarney

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

5 delicious and hot filling Irish breakfasts 

6 Full days in a luxury touring vehicle

Amazing boat trip on the lakes of Killarney & Gap of Dunloe tour

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 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:

Failte Romhat; (Welcome),

Leave the capitaland enjoy the scenic drive to of Ireland’s most beautiful regions, The Wild Atlantic Way.

  • The first stop is Portumna Castle built close to 400 years ago by the de Burgo (Burke) family, stands close to Lough Derg and the River Shannon. The parklands and woods (1,500 acres) surrounding the castle are now a wildlife sanctuary and home to lots of different little animals and deer.
  • From there we continue our journey through the lush rolling hills and patchwork farmland as we traverse Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands towards Galway City.
  • 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
  • There will be the option here to go sea swimming at the famous diving boards in Salthill. There is something truly unique and mysterious about the sea and in particular the Atlantic Ocean on the West Coast of Ireland. We are lucky enough to stay beside the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, the ever-changing light and conditions draw locals in on a daily basis.
  • In the evening, you will have some free time to soak up the atmosphere in the lively streets and pubs. Street performers, live music and dance and colourful locals will keep you entertained during your stay.

Overnight in Galway City

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.

  • This morning we begin our 2 hours hike from Doolin. We follow the Atlantic track 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 you will meet your tour guide for a tour of jaw-dropping scenery and where knife-edge drops are guaranteed on a leisurely drive around Slea Head.

After lunch 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)
  • Sample craft Irish whiskey and gin at Dingle Distillery (Tour Option – €15 per person).

The average driving time today is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Today features a boat ride before a thrilling descent by bike through the Gap of Dunloe. Alternatively, you can take a bus tour around the famous Ring of Kerry. (Tickets for both are included)

  • 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.
  • A final ride into Killarney where your Kerry adventure comes to an end. Revive yourself with a refreshing brew in Killarney Brewery before hitting the town for great food and live music.

Overnight in Killarney

After breakfast, you are free to discover Killarney National Park at your leisure.

  • 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
    • 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. If cycling, not your thing you can explore Killarney on foot.
  • Return to Dublin via a scenic train journey through Irelands Hidden Heartlands

6 Day Adventure South West 2021/2022 Departures

DEPARTINGFROM EUR 
Aug 8 - 2021€975
Aug 22 - 2021€1299Full
13th March 2022
€1199
27th March 2022
€1199
10th April 2022
€1199
24th April 2022
€1199
8th May 2022
€1299
22nd May 2022
€1299
5th June 2022
€1299
19th June 2022
€1299
3rd July 2022
€1299
17th July 2022
€1299
31st July 2022
€1299
14th August 2022
€1299
28th August 2022
€1299
11th September 2022
€1299
25th September 2022
€1299
9th October 2022
€1199
23rd October 2022
€1199
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  • E-bike tour Dingle
€55.00
A self-guided E-Bike tour  on the scenic Slea Head
  • Blasket Islands Cruise
€40.00
Cruise to the famous Blasket Islands. 2hr 30 mins
  • SUP Lesson Dingle Harbour
€50.00
1.5-2 hour Stand Up Paddleboarding lesson on Dingle Harbour
  • Killarney Brewery OR Dingle Distillery Tour
€20.00
A guided tour of a locally crafted beer brewery or whiskey distillery

 

 

  • Horse Riding Dingle
€45.00
Ride a horse along a beach or up a mountain in Dingle
  • Boat Trip Dingle Harbour
€15.00-€20.00
Scenic boat trip across Dingle Bay
  • Sea Kayaking Dingle
€50.00
A guided sea kayak around the beautiful Dingle Bay
  • Guided Bike Tour of Killarney National Park
€30.00
A guided bike tour around the beautiful woodlands

Additional information

Departure Point9.00am Jurys Inn, Moore St Plaza, Parnell St, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
End Point17.30pm: Heuston Station, Dublin, Dublin D08, Ireland
Group Size4 Min 16 Max

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.

Local guide on a SUP outdoor adventure in Dingle Ireland
couple smiling for a photo at Ladies View , Killarney National Park
biking through Killarney National Park
girl feeding a donkey near Cliffs of Moher hiking trail
small group tour enjoying exploring Torc Waterfall and Killarney National Park , Kerry, Ireland
whiskey tour at Dingle Distillery with Irish Experience Tours
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boat trip on the lakes of Killarney
hostel in Killarney
aerial view of Dunquin Harbour, Dingle County Kerry - small group tours Ireland
Enjoying the views at the Cliffs of Moher Ireland, small group tours
pristine lakes at the Gap of Dunloe , County Kerry , Ireland
senior traveler enjoying a kayaking tour on a multiday tour from Dublin
small group tour enjoying their Cliffs of Moher tour from Dublin
solo traveler enjoying the Irish landscape on the Ring of Kerry
A small group tour enjoying their meal at Irish restaurant
A solo traveler at the foot of Croagh Patrick on our small group tour of Ireland
The crucifix on the Slea Head drive on the Dingle Peninsula Ireland