Head west on our most immersive Southern Ireland adventure holiday yet! Spend seven days on an unforgettable adventure holiday in Ireland, exploring the Wild Atlantic Way rugged coastline and learning about the old Gaelic Ireland’s fascinating culture.

Combine Connemara, Clare and Kerry’s wild outdoors with the warmth of famous Irish hospitality. Hike the Cliffs of Moher, discover the beaches of The Aran Islands, explore Killarney National Park by bike and cross the ocean to the Skellig Islands. This tour is ideal for travellers keen to experience the island’s wilder side. If you want to experience Ireland at a slower pace, browse our slower-paced Experience Tours

Clifden (5)

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy a sheepdog demo on a working Irish sheep farm.
  • Take a boat trip around the amazing Skellig Islands.
  • E-Bike your way around Slea Head or Sky Road
  • Gentle hikes every day, including trails on the Cliffs of Moher,  Dingle Peninsula and Connemara.
  • Experience the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor by bike or pony & trap
  • Enjoy an exhilarating climb to the summit of Diamond Hill.
  • Discover Irish crafts and “the craic” in Dingle, a harbour town of great adventures, charm and superb traditional pubs.
  • Walk in the cobbled streets of Galway and soak up its lively atmosphere
  • Spend 2 nights exploring Dingle & Clifden, two 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.
  • Explore 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.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

7 Full days on tour

2 Nights Accommodation in Clifden and Dingle

1 Nights Accommodation in Doolin & 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

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  in Connemara National Park, 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:

Leave the capitaland enjoy the scenic drive to of Ireland’s most beautiful regions, 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
  • Explore Clifden & Connemara 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 Clifden Town
  • Variety of signposted  walks
  • Idyllic seaside and mountain views
  • Overnight in Clifden

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 accommodation or discover the park by foot, bike or horse drawn cart.

  • A 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
  • Another option would be to take a boat ride from Ross Castle 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.
  • Revive yourself with a refreshing brew in Killarney Brewery before boarding your train back to Dublin.

7 Day Ultimate Atlantic Adventure 2021/2022 Departures

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Aug 29 - 2021€1299
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13th March 2022
€1199
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24th April 2022
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8th May 2022
€1299
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€1299
5th June 2022
€1299
19th June 2022
€1299
3rd July 2022
€1299
17th July 2022
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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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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 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.

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group of friends enjoying a drink and meal in Irish pub tour
man looking down to the Atlantic on the Cliffs of Moher multiday day tour from Dublin
local guide mark on his castle on Inisoirr , Aran Islands
solo traveler at Connemara National Park
group biking on Aran Islands
small group of hikers enjoying the views overlooking Connemara
lone bike at Letterfrack Connemara
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couple overlooking Connemara on small group tour
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sunset view at Killary Fjord Ireland