Head west on one of our most culturally immersive adventures of Ireland! 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; cross the ocean to the Skellig Islands.

Ultimately, you’ll spend seven days falling in love with the Emerald Isle on this unforgettable small group tour of Ireland. This adventure around Ireland is perfect for travellers keen to experience the island’s wilder side while maintaining a laid back pace. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • A culturally immersive small group tour of Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 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 our small group tour of Ireland.
  • 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
  • Bike hire for a self-guided tour of Killarney National Park
  • A 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 capital and enjoy the scenic journey to Ireland’s most beautiful region of Westport, in the West of Ireland.

Kissed by the Atlantic and hugged by a stunning landscape, Westport has so much to offer for anyone who loves to be in nature and the great outdoors.

  • Conquer Croagh Patrick, stroll along our sandy beaches, surf our waves, forage in our forests, fish our seas, ramble along our boreens and over our hills, be amazed by our wildlife and be enchanted by our wildflowers. Discover the road less travelled and delve into ‘hidden Westport’, from scenic drives through jaw-dropping landscapes to out-of-the-way picnic spots and lesser-known beaches.
  • Take a trip out to any one of the spectacular beaches. Breathe in the unpolluted salt air and let the sound of the Atlantic ocean rollover your senses, calming your mind and washing away busy thoughts. Bertra Beach, Old Head, Carrownisky, Carramore, Mulranny and Silver Strand are all within a short drive from the town.
  • The Clew Bay Bike Trail is a new bike and ferry route looping magical Clew Bay, curving around the coastline, incorporating both Clare Island and Achill Island.
  • Or discover the amazing Great Western Greenway by bike from Achill Island to Westport
  • Or just spend the day wandering the towns colourful streets, visiting friendly pubs and cafes and craft shops.
  • You will have the evening free to experience this most exciting market town, full of fantastic pubs and restaurants, many with traditional Irish music. Listen out for the Irish language – Gaeilge – being spoken by some locals and take in the many and varied cultural experiences awaiting you.
  • The next morning, after a full Irish breakfast, you will be brought on a wonderful tour of one of Ireland’s most scenic regions – Connemara.

Overnight in Westport

After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to meet your guide and head out for a tour of the Connemara Region
  • Visit the ruins of 16th-century Murrisk Abbey and the National Famine Memorial.
  • Drive through the breathtaking Doolough Valley and of its tragic and haunting past
  • Discover the picture-postcard beauty of Killary Fjord & mystic fairy trees.
  • 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 2 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

This morning you have a choice to discover Killarney National park by foot, bike or horse-drawn cart 

  • 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.
  • Scenic, short walk to Torc Waterfall.
  • Admire charming 19th century Muckross House Gardens.
  • Take a scenic horse-drawn carriage ride around Killarney National Park (Tour Option – €15 per person).

Your tour ends today with a scenic train journey through the ‘Golden Vale’ countryside of Ireland to Dublin. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed your Irish Adventure

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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 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 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.

Happy friends on our Irish Experience Tours , standing on the edge of the Cliffs of Moher , Ireland
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
solo traveler biking around Ireland
couple overlooking Connemara on small group tour
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sunset view at Killary Fjord Ireland