Ireland – Wild Atlantic Way Tour

  • 8 Days , 3 Cities
  • From $3,900
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One of Ireland’s favorite visitor experiences, situated on the Wild Atlantic Way on Ireland’s west coast, the Cliffs of Moher are one of the most outstanding coastal features of Ireland. Rising slowly from Doolin village, they ascend to over 700 feet (213 meters) boasting some of the most breathtaking scenery in Ireland.
Countries Visited Ireland
Places Visited Dublin, Galway
Suggested Duration 8 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Failte Ireland

    On arrival at Dublin Airport, you are met by your driver guide who will transfer to Westport County Mayo.

    Visit Irish National Stud in County Kildare, the beating heart of Ireland’s thoroughbred horse industry. It is the home of equine royalty, immaculately-bred stallions who can be seen and admired alongside protective mares, frolicking foals, and athletic yearlings.
    Proceed to The Japanese Gardens, these gardens were laid out by the celebrated gardener Eida in 1906. Through the use of trees, shrubs, rock, and water; it tells the story of man’s progress through life.

    Overnight in your hotel in Westport.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Enjoy a Tour of The 'Quiet Man'

    Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel.

    Today, after full Irish breakfast at your hotel, you will leave Westport and travel to Galway stopping in the picturesque town of Cong where the Quiet Man starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, and Barry Fitzgerald was made. Enjoy a tour of the 'Quiet Man' visiting locations from the film such as the dying man's house, Innisfree, Castletown, the river fight scene, 'hats in the air' scene, Rev. Playfair's house, Pat Cohan's Bar, and many more.
    Following your tour continue to Galway “City of the Tribes” where you will enjoy free time to explore at leisure.

    Overnight in your hotel in Galway.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Visit Connemara “Experience The Real Beauty of Ireland”

    After breakfast, enjoy a full-day excursion of Connemara, located in the northwest corner of County Galway where you can experience the wild and desolate beauty of Connemara – the ancient Gaelic Kingdom where it is still possible, in the present, to “touch” the Irish Past. They say when you visit Connemara you “experience the real beauty of Ireland”. Visit Kylemore Abbey: the convent of the Benedictine Nuns of Ypres, beautifully set on Lake Kylemore. Visit the picturesque Abbey (reception rooms, video, and exhibition), and enjoy a stroll to the beautifully restored Gothic Church; browse in the craft shop and sample our home-cooked food.

    Our recommended visit:
    Master Bodhran workshop.
    Roundstone Music and Craft Shop lie within the walls of an old Franciscan Monastery in the quaint fishing village of Roundstone in the heart of Connemara. It is a fine Craftsman's Craft shop, Music, fashion, and coffee shop. The shop is owned and managed by "Malachy Bodhran"- Ireland's only full-time Bodhran maker. Malachy explains his craft amidst the smell of goatskin, glue, varnish, and perspiration. The story of the Bodhran, its name, and its playing style is the cleverest idea in the world of manual percussion. It beater or Bone originated as the leg of a sheep or goat.! Malachy made the stage drums for 'Riverdance' here in Roundstone.

    Overnight in your hotel in Galway.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Admire the Cliffs of Moher

    After Full Irish Breakfast at your hotel, travel to Dingle today via the Burren Region and Cliffs of Moher.

    “The Burren is a limestone plateau occupying an area of over one hundred square miles in North Clare. It is an area of scenic attractions where the clear light, reflected from the stone-grey hills, seems to radiate an air of timelessness, which is made more realistic by the presence of the many prehistoric remains that dot the fields and the valleys beneath. Here the unfolding layers of limestone form terrace on the slopes of the hills – a limestone desert but with a quick-changing landscape.”

    Visit the Cliffs of Moher, the entirely vertical cliffs rise to a height of 214m, their edge abruptly falling away into a ceaselessly churning Atlantic. A progression of vast heads, the dark limestone marches in a rigid formation. Views stretch to the Aran Islands and the hills of Connemara. Sunsets here see the sky turn a kaleidoscope of amber, amethyst, rose-pink, and deep garnet-red. Continue to Dingle.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    Take a Tour of The Dingle Peninsula and Visit Gallarus Oratory

    Today you will take a tour of the Dingle Peninsula where drama, history, and great beauty are combined in a spectacular arrangement of the mountain, coast, and ancient settlements. The excellent seafood, the pubs, and the traditional music will draw you to this famous and beautiful peninsula where the Gaelic Language is still the everyday tongue of the people.
    Visit the Blasket Centre; located on the tip of the Dingle Peninsula is a fascinating heritage center honoring the unique community who lived on the remote Blasket Islands until their evacuation in 1953. The Blasket Centre tells the story of island life, subsistence fishing, and farming, traditional life including modes of work and transport, home life, housing, and entertainment.

    Visit Gallarus Oratory; One of the most famous landmarks on the Dingle Peninsula and situated close to Gallarus Castle. The Oratory is completely made of stone and in some way, it resembles an upturned boat.

    Overnight in your hotel in Dingle.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Visit a Spectacular Group of Medieval Buildings - The Rock of Cashel

    Travel to Dublin today, stopping en-route in the town of Cashel. Visit the Rock of Cashel: A spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th-century Gothic cathedral, 15th-century castle, and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral.

    Overnight in your hotel in Dublin.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Tour of Ireland’s Capital City Dublin

    Today commence your tour of Ireland’s capital city Dublin, a place where tradition and cultural heritage have merged seamlessly over the centuries to create a unique atmosphere. Featuring the Four Courts, Leinster House (the seat of the Irish Parliament), the National Gallery, Georgian Squares, and O’Connell Street.

    Visit Trinity College and proceed through the grounds of this hallowed education site. Through the famous Library, you will stroll and view the Book of Kells and the Book of Durrow which have been described as “the most beautiful books in the world.”

    In the afternoon you will visit Guinness Storehouse. As the home of the famous black beer with the distinctive creamy head, Guinness Storehouse is the high point of any trip to Dublin. The Guinness Experience is located in the heart of the Guinness Brewery in Dublin. It is a dramatic story that begins over 250 years ago and ends in ‘Gravity’, the Sky Bar, with a complimentary pint of Guinness, and an astonishing view of Dublin. Continue self-exploring this vast city or perhaps shop on the famous Grafton Street.

    Overnight in your hotel in Dublin.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 8

    Farewell

    Today is the departure day of our journey. After full Irish breakfast in your hotel, transfer to Dublin Airport and check-in. Take your flight back home with fond memories of the Emerald Isle!

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
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Starting from $3,900 per person

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What’s Included?

  • 7-Nights Superior hotel accommodation
    1-nights accommodation in Westport
    2-nights accommodation in Galway
    2-nights accommodation in Dingle
    2-nights accommodation in Dublin
  • Full Irish breakfast in the Hotels each morning.
  • Private airport transfer
  • Deluxe transportation as per itinerary
  • Experienced driver and his daily expenses including accommodation.
  • Tickets for Dublin’s Hop on Hop off Bus on day 7.
  • Entrance to the following sightseeing spots: Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens, Quiet Man Cottage, Kylemore Abbey, Roundstone Music, and Craft Shop, the Cliffs of Moher, Blasket Centre, Gallurus Oratory, Rock of Cashel, Trinity College (“Book of Kells”) and Guinness Storehouse.

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Visit the Irish National Stud in County Kildare
  • Wonder The Japanese Gardens
  • Enjoy a Tour of The ‘Quiet Man’
  • Visit Connemara “Experience The Real Beauty of Ireland”
  • Visit the picturesque Kylemore Abbey
  • Enjoy a stroll to the beautifully restored Gothic Church
  • Admire the Cliffs of Moher
  • Take a tour of the Dingle Peninsula and visit Gallarus Oratory
  • Tour of Ireland’s Capital City Dublin