Enjoy this relaxing 7-day tour of the south & west coast of Ireland. Discover the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, the world-famous Cliffs of Moher, and the Dingle Peninsula. Explore as much of Ireland as possible in just one week. Experience amazing castles and historic sites and so much more!

This immersive cultural & historical tour allows you, to connect with the history of ancient Ireland by exploring many castles, small towns and villages bursting with myth and mystery, experience waves crashing against rugged cliffs. This is an easy-going experience, making it the perfect Ireland tour for people of every age and fitness levels.If you’re looking for something more active, check out our Adventure Tours of Ireland.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy a sheepdog demo on a working Irish sheep farm.
  • Dine out at the foodie capital of Ireland, Kinsale
  • Take a trip back in time at Cahir Castle
  • Feel the magic and see stunning sights on the world-famous Ring of Kerry.
  • Experience the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor by bike, bus or pony & trap
  • Visit the impressive Rock of Cashel, Cliffs of Moher & kiss the Blarney stone.
  • Discover Irish crafts and “the craic” in Dingle, a harbour town of great charm and superb traditional pubs.
  • Explore the ancient woodlands of Killarney National Park by jaunting cart
  • Walk in the cobbled streets of Galway and soak up its lively atmosphere
  • Catch fantastic live Irish music performances and meet friendly locals.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

7 Full days on tour

2 Nights Accommodation in old Gaelic fishing town of Dingle 

1 Nights Accommodation in Galway City, Doolin, Kinsale & Killarney

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

6 delicious and hot filling Irish breakfasts 

7 Full days in a luxury touring vehicle

Walking tour of Galway City

Guided tour of Killarney National Park

Experience traditional Irish music sessions in local cosy pubs

Sheep Dog demonstration in a locally run family farm

Ferry cruise to Aran Islands and mini island bus tour

Entrance fee to Dun Aengus,  Cliffs of Moher, Cahir Castle & Blarney Castle

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, which 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.
  • Soke up the famous colourful atmosphere around the tribal city of Galway – the busker music, the cobblestone lanes, the contemporary flair that blends well with its medieval past, and of course, the oysters
  • Stroll the famous Salthill promenade or go for a wee dip!!! We are lucky enough to stay near 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 visit the Cliffs of Moher. Here there is an option to take an off the beaten track self-guided walk of the unspoilt region along the cliffs.
If you or members of your group prefer not to do the walk, our driver/guide will bring you straight to the Cliffs of Moher centre.
Here there is plenty to do and see, mini walking trails along the Cliffs, shops, cafes, gift stores and an amazing interactive museum about the cliffs and the surrounding region, wildlife and flora and fauna.
After the Cliffs, you will get the chance to sample the fresh seafood and local craft beers in a nice cosy Irish Pub. Discover the bustling and colourful seaside town of Lahinch.
  • Watch out for dolphins as we take a ferry across the mighty mouth of the Shannon – the longest river in Ireland or Britain!
  • Travel over the Conor Pass, Irelands highest mountain road.
  • En route, there will be an option for the group to experience a local sheepdog demonstration on a nearby farm by the sea.
  • 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 we make our way to the tip of the Peninsula. Wander along this long stretch of wide, clean and serene beach and get lost in your thoughts.
We drive the curvy Slea Head drive. Once described by National Geographic as the most beautiful place on earth, we drive along the edge of the peninsula with the wild Atlantic ocean to our left and the patchwork green fields to our right.
You’ll discover local secluded beaches, ancient stone huts and have plenty of free time to take photos and experience the majestic surroundings.
Enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery and 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;
Food Tour, Walking tour, Whiskey Distillery or Boat tour.
You’ll have ample time to sample the fresh seafood or and local craft beers in a nice cosy Irish Pub.
The average driving time today is 2 hour 30 minutes
Overnight in Dingle

Early this morning we’re touring the scenic Ring of Kerry route, circuiting the Iveragh peninsula.

Situated in the South Westerly corner of Ireland, The Iveragh Peninsula is home to The Ring of Kerry – Ireland’s most spectacular mountain road. The Ring covers 180km of rolling rugged countryside and truly stunning panoramic coastline views.

Setting off in an anti-clockwise direction, we map the banks of the River Laune to Killorglin and head south to Glenbeigh, Kells and Caherciveen. The tour continues to Waterville along the coast via, Derrynane and then Sneem. From Sneem, we travel north, up the mountain road to the breathtaking Molls Gap and home after taking in Ladies’ View and Muckross.

So, look forward to sitting back, relaxing and enjoying this enchanting peninsula’s history, culture, stories and folklore.

Arriving in Killarney at 4 pm approx will give you a chance to explore the National park 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 walk to Torc Waterfall.
  • Admire charming 19th century Muckross House Gardens.
  • Your accommodation is ​centrally located at the edge of Killarney National Park

The average driving time today is 4 hours.

Expect country roads and superb scenery today as you journey from Killarney to Cork. A relaxing day exploring Blarney &  Kinsale.

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the gift of the gab – the Irish ability to flatter and speak with great eloquence.
  • Explore the lush gardens at Blarney Castle
  • Arrive in Kinsale for lunchtime.  Soak up local flavour in Ireland’s charming gourmet capital. Taste the best of this amazing little town with colour and character at every step
  • Explore the picture-perfect town of Kinsale –With beautiful scenes that meander on the edge of Kinsale’s picturesque harbour and bring you to the heritage site of Charles Fort, Kinsale’s Scilly Walk is anything but!
  • By night enjoy a stunning natural setting, a vibrant restaurant scene and atmospheric pubs.

Overnight in Kinsale

Today your tour takes in some amazing sights on the journey from Cork back to Dublin.

  • Rise early and take in the Kinsale harbour and its surroundings.
  • Follow the Lee Valley downriver, passing patchwork fields, stone bridges and charming cottages.
  • Travel back in time on a self-guided tour at Cahir Castle, one of Ireland’s largest medieval fortress
  • Tour the epic Rock of Cashel with its stunning natural setting and historic architecture.
  • After a full day wandering the ancient sites of Ireland, it’s then back to Dublin in the evening.
    This is where your Irish Adventure ends, we hope you have enjoyed your time spent with us!

7 Day Atlantic South Experience 2021/2022 Departures

DEPARTINGFROM EUR 
Aug 8 - 2021€1299
Aug 22 - 2021€1299
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
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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

OPTION 1:

B&B (Bed and Breakfast or Guest House)

The real Irish B&B experience is the opportunity to stay with an Irish family and immerse yourself in their Irish traditions and culture. You will be greeted with the warmest of Irish welcomes.  They are great value for money, with a real home from home 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.

colourful street in the gourmet capital of Ireland , Kinsale
senior traveler enjoying the views on a small group hiking tour to the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Ireland
small group tour enjoying their Cliffs of Moher tour from Dublin
small group at Torc Waterfall Killarney National Park
two adventure travelers looking over the cliff edge on Aran Islands
solo traveler enjoying the Irish landscape on the Ring of Kerry
group biking on Aran Islands
local guide mark on his castle on Inisoirr , Aran Islands
small group standing on the cliff edge on the Dingle peninsula
man looking down to the Atlantic on the Cliffs of Moher multiday day tour from Dublin
solo traveler at Connemara National Park
solo traveler overlooking Killarney lakes - small group tour of Ireland
small group adventure tour Ireland
small group doing Star Wars pose on the Dingle Peninsula