For our easygoing experience tours of Ireland, we value slow travel so that you can truly feel at ease, and get to know your surroundings. This is one of our small-group tours from Dublin where we spend two overnights in three different towns, take the time to stop for that all too perfect sunset, and get off the beaten track wherever possible.

Immersive experiences of Ireland – that’s what we do. Walk in the footsteps of Celtic legends at amazing castles that have stood the test of time, or perhaps even spend the night! Explore the coastline along Ireland’s southwestern Wild Atlantic Way, and experience the world-famous Cliffs of Moher. This cultural and historical Irish castles experience is a truly authentic Irish experience at an easygoing pace. 


  • Small-group tours from Dublin
  • Enjoy a sheepdog demo on a working Irish sheep farm.
  • Overnight in an Irish Castle hotel
  • Take a boat trip around the amazing Skellig Islands.
  • 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 Cliffs of Moher & Ross Castle.
  • 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
  • Visit the medieval Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Catch fantastic live Irish music performances and meet friendly locals.


  • 8 Full days on our Irish castles experience
  • Overnights: Clifden x 2, Dingle x 2, Killarney x 1, Westport x 1, Doolin x 1
  • Overnight in a historic Irish castle hotel***
  • Services of a highly-trained and professional Irish Experience tour guide
  • 7 delicious and hot filling Irish breakfasts
  • 8 Full days in a luxury touring vehicle
  • 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 island bus tour
  • Entrance fee to Westport House, Kylemore Abbey, Blarney Castle and Cliffs of Moher
  • Ferry journey across the River Shannon
  • Leisure time to pursue independent interests
  • Easygoing walks or activities for all levels of fitness (optional)
  • All relevant taxes

*** When you book hotel accommodation only


Lunch and dinner

Food and Drinks

Gratuities (optional)


Travel Insurance (Can be booked via Nomads HERE)

Dublin Accommodation pre or post tour

Any flexible and optional activities named below 

Castles & Coasts Experience (8 Days)

Dates & AvailabilityFrom EUR


Leave the capital and enjoy the scenic journey to Ireland’s most beautiful region of Westport, in the West of Ireland.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Westport house. Explore historic Westport House one of County Mayo’s best-loved attractions with beautiful parklands, lakes and a fascinating history of Westport House that goes back to the 1500s when the famous Pirate Queen of Connaught, Grace O’Malley, built one of her castles here.
  • 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
Drive average time today is 3hrs 30mins
After a hearty breakfast, it’s time to meet your guide and head out for a tour of the Westport/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.
  • Listen to toe-tapping Irish music in local pubs
Overnight in Clifden
Average drive time is 2 hours

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.
  • Meet your guide and head out for a tour of the Connemara Region
    • Visit Kylemore Abbey, one of Ireland’s most beautiful buildings
    • Wander Kylemore’s wonderful landscaped gardens.
    • Discover the picture-postcard beauty of the Inagh Valley & Sky Road.
    • Scenic drive via Killary Fjord and mountains
    • Accommodation tonight is once again in Connemara

    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 bus with a local guide or on pony & trap
  • 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.

From the mighty cliffs to the magical kingdom as we move from Clare to Kerry.

  • Don’t look down, It’s the 700ft high Cliffs of Moher.
  • 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 up with your professional driver/guide, where 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:

  •  By boat discover the historic Dingle Bay (Tour Option – €15-20 per person).
  • Take a guided craft tour of a working Irish crystal studio
  • 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.

The average driving time today is 1 hour 30 minutes.

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.

Explore Killarney at your leisure

  • Take a visit to Ross Castle (included) on the edge of Lough Leane. Built by an Irish chieftain in the fifteenth century.
  • Opt to 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.
Expect country roads and superb scenery today as you journey from Killarney to Cork.
  • Dare to 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 (included)
Return to Dublin via a scenic train journey from Kent Station Cork, to Heuston Station Dublin.

Castles & Coasts Experience (8 Days)

Dates & AvailabilityFrom EUR

Additional information

Departure Point8.30am Jurys Inn, Moore St Plaza, Parnell St, Store Street, Dublin, Ireland


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


Original Irish Hotels

House Hotels & Irish Country Hotels, we work with 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 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.

small group of travelers getting ready for a boat trip down the river Boyne
small group tour enjoying their Cliffs of Moher tour from Dublin
senior traveler enjoying the views on a small group hiking tour to the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, Ireland
a group of people enjoying their meal at local gourmet food restaurant in Ireland
small group at Torc Waterfall Killarney National Park
biking through Killarney National Park
local guide mark on his castle on Inisoirr , Aran Islands
small group standing on the cliff edge on the Dingle peninsula
group enjoying a meal in Kilkenny city
friends sharing a moment at Glendalough
solo traveler at Connemara National Park
a group taking photo of sheep on Valentia Island
Aerial view of Dunmore Head, Co Kerry part of our small group tour of Ireland