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

Our tours include everything you need for a stress – free trip: accommodation, transport, Irish tour guide, breakfast, and a few key cultural inclusions that are simply not to be missed.

DEPARTURE POINT: 8.30 am Jurys Inn, Moore St Plaza, Parnell St, Store Street, Dublin, Ireland


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 MoherDingle 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.

 

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.

We’ve chosen high-quality accommodation in a variety of bed and breakfasts, Guesthouses, wilderness lodges and quality hotels.

OPTION 1

Classic – Guesthouse

Enjoy a warm Irish welcome in charming and locally owned Bed & Breakfast & Hotel accommodation.

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

OPTION 2

Quality – Hotels

Rest up for the next day’s adventure in atmospheric and centrally located 3 or 4-star Hotels accommodation. All prices are based on per person sharing.

     

    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.

    TOUR INCLUSIONS:

    • 2 Nights Accommodation in Clifden & Dingle

    • 1 Nights Accommodation in Killarney & Doolin

    • Entrance fee to Cliffs of Moher

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

    • Spectacular sheepdog demonstration

    • 6 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts (B&B option)

    • Shannon Ferry Tickets

    • 7 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)

    All details of prices and suppliers listed here are correct at time of publication. Our suppliers occasionally increase prices for optional tour activities during the touring season. This is a rare occurrence. In the unlikely event of a major price increase, we will do our utmost to update you.

    • E – Bike Cycling Tour of Connemara
      €30.00
      Self Guided bike tour of  Connemara Region on-road and paths. 3 hrs
    • Sea Kayaking Killary Fjord
      €55.00

      Guided Kayaking trip across Killary Fjord

    • Horse Riding Dingle
      €45.00
      Ride a horse along a beach or up a mountain in Dingle
    • Boat Trip Dingle
      €15.00-€20.00
      Boat trip across Dingle Bay 
    • SUP – Stand Up Paddle Boarding
      €55.00
      Guided paddleboard trip across Dingle Bay to meet Fungie the Dolphin.
    • Cycling Tour of Slea Head
      €30.00
      Self Guided bike tour of the famous Slea Head route. 3 hrs
    • Sunset Sea Kayaking Dingle Harbour
      €55.00

      Guided Kayaking trip across Dingle Bay to meet Fungie the Dolphin.

    2021 DATESB&B TWIN/DOUBLEB&B SINGLEHOTEL TWIN/DOUBLEHOTEL SINGLE
    March 14th€1,199€1,369€1,549€1,819
    April 11th & 25th€1,299€1,659€1,849€2,179
    May 9th & 23rd€1,299€1,659€1,849€2,179
    June 6th & 20th€1,299€1,659€1,849€2,179
    July 4th & 18th€1,299€1,659€1,849€2,179
    August 1st,15th & 29th€1,299€1,659€1,849€2,179
    Sept 12th & 26th€1,299€1,659€1,849€2,179
    Oct  10th & 24th€1,199€1,369€1,549€1,819
    1

    Day 1: Dublin to Connemara

    Leave the capital, and 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.

    2

    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 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.

    3

    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.

    4

    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.

    5

    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.

    6

    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.

    7

    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.

    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
    small group adventure tour Ireland
    sunset view at Killary Fjord Ireland