Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way 13 Days / 12 Nights
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Ennis hotel. See
the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Join your
group for a welcome drink before dinner.
Journey through Connemara for sweeping
views of boglands and misty mountains. Tour
Galway with a local guide to see medieval
city walls, Lynch’s Castle, and narrow streets.
Continue to Westport, built in 1780, with
shops and traditional pubs, many with live
Tour Westport House overlooking the ocean
with a wealth of artifacts. Access Achill Island
by bridge and capture wonderful views. See
the Deserted Village, 100 stone cottages
abandoned in the famine of the 1840’s. Stop
in Keel for lunch before returning to Westport
for a gentle walking tour with a local guide.
The evening is free for independent activities
Immerse yourself in Irish history at the
Museum of Country Life. Drive through
Counties Mayo and Sligo and around
Donegal Bay. Tour Donegal Castle, then
continue to Stranorlar.
Travel to Glenveagh National Park where
Captain Adair evicted 225 tenants to build
Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Experience the
glorious Grand Atlantic Drive, which winds
around the coastline through Downings and
Rosapenna. Return to Stranorlar with time to
relax before dinner.
Join a local guide in Derry for a walking tour
of medieval city walls, the Diamond, and St.
Columb’s Cathedral. Drive along the north
coast, pausing for photos at Dunluce Castle.
Explore the Giant’s Causeway, enormous
hexagonal columns formed more than 60
million years ago. Drive along the scenic Nine
Glens of Antrim route to Belfast.
Tour Belfast and visit Titanic Belfast. Visit
Down Cathedral, historical burial place of St
Patrick. In Dublin, head to the Abbey Tavern
for a traditional Irish dinner and show.
Tour Dublin, St Stephen’s Green, and
shopping around Nassau Street. Cross the
River Liffey to O’Connell Street and the
General Post Office. Enjoy a guided walking
tour through Trinity College to view the Book
of Kells. This afternoon take an independent
open-top bus tour and visit one of Dublin’s
top attractions – Guinness Storehouse,
Teeling Distillery, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or the General
Post Office Museum.
Drive through farmland and
pause for photos of the Rock of Cashel. At
Blarney Castle kiss the “Stone of Eloquence”
and walk the grounds. Shop for quality Irish
goods at Blarney Woollen Mills. Travel along
the scenic County Cork coast to Rosscarbery.
Journey along the coast through Bantry,
Kenmare to Killarney. Enjoy a horse-drawn
jaunting car ride to view Ross Castle set on
Killarney’s largest lake, Lough Leane, before
lunch. Drive along the Dingle Peninsula and
stop at the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee
before continuing to Dingle, where you can
explore before dinner at your hotel.
(B, L, D)
Discover the Dingle Peninsula with heathery
mountains and sandy beaches. Drive to
Slea Head to watch skilled dogs round up
sheep. Embark on a short cruise around
Dingle Harbor and Bay for panoramic views
of the Ring of Kerry (April 23 – October 8
departures). Your afternoon and evening
Visit history-rich Foynes Flying Boat &
Maritime Museum, then Bunratty Folk Park
to see traditional cottages. For dinner enjoy
a medieval-style feast and song at either
Bunratty or Knappogue Castle.
Your tour ends after breakfast this morning.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner