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A once-in-a-lifetime Ireland group tour
Want to discover the real Ireland? Well, that is exactly what you will get with our breathtaking 6-day journey through the most spectacular landscapes of Ireland’s wild Atlantic coastline. This is an Ireland and Northern Ireland tour with everything you could ever want from an Ireland tour — and plenty more hidden gems to discover! For even more options, check out our Ireland tour packages or check out our private guided tours of Ireland if you’d like to have more control over your Irish adventure!
Jump aboard an adventure of a lifetime as we explore the ecological wonders of the Emerald Isle and learn about Ireland’s fascinating history. On this Ireland vacation tour, we will take you off the beaten track; you’ll see Ireland’s legendary landscapes and meet our famously friendly people.
Our journey commences in Dublin and brings you from the wild Atlantic Way in the west of Ireland, all the way to the incomparable Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. Explore the sheer magnificence of Ireland’s wild coastline, from its spectacular peninsulas and pristine beaches to its idyllic villages and bustling towns. We’re not called Wild N Happy for nothing, so you can look forward to some wilder activities on this Ireland group tour, with everything from kayaking, cycling and hiking! With Wild N Happy, you won’t just sit on a bus as you do on many other small group tours of Ireland – you will get to experience the real Ireland.
There is plenty of information about the tour’s highlights and itinerary below, but please get in touch if you have any questions!
Heuston Station, Saint John’s Road West, Dublin
The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8
Sunday @ 1:40 pm – Please arrive at Heuston Station by 1:00 pm to collect your train ticket in time for train departure at 1:40 pm.
Friday – Arriving at Dublin Airport at 4:00 pm and The Ashling Hotel at 4:30 pm
Departing from Heuston Station, Dublin at 1:10 pm.
Your adventure starts off with a train journey from Heuston station in Dublin to the spectacular setting of Westport in the wild west of Ireland. Your journey will take you through Ireland’s midlands, where your eyes can feast upon the wild lush green fields and hillsides of rural Ireland.
Once you arrive in Westport, you will be met by your driver guide who will bring you to your accommodation venue and outline your days ahead on tour. That evening you have the opportunity to experience Westport’s great food offerings, vibrant musical nightlife or take a stroll through its majestic setting.
You have the day to either relax, explore or take an adventure in picturesque Westport. It is famous for Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holiest mountain and Clew Bay, which has an island for everyday of the year.
Westport is rich in historical areas of interest and a great traditional music scene. Be sure to experience it!!
Departing Westport, make your way along the northern wild and rugged coastline of Mayo before arriving in Donegal Town, known as the fort of the foreigners.
Along the way have a picnic lunch and take a stroll along the dramatic wild coastline at Downpatrick Head where you view a spectacular blowhole that plummets down to the wild Atlantic ocean, the ruins of St Patrick’s church building, a stone cross and the incredible site of Dún Briste (broken fort), a lone sea-stack standing close to the edge of the cliffs.
Afterwards, meander your way north towards Donegal Town via Bundoran where you can take the opportunity to dip your feet into the wild Atlantic Ocean or catch some of the most renowned waves in the world. Feeling refreshed, that evening you can sampling some of Donegal’s best culinary delights and music traditions.
Ballyliffin is your end destination today, as you head north exploring the wilds of Donegal with magnificent views of the dramatic Slieve League cliffs which are although less famous than the Cliffs of Moher, can reach almost three times higher, 601 metres (1,972 ft).
Afterwards, continue your journey around the dramatic northern tip of Donegal towards Glenveagh National Park and Castle. Set in some 16,500 hectares of County Donegal mountains, you have the chance to discover picturesque lakes, wild glens and woods, a large herd of red deer and the 19th Century Glenveagh Castle.
That afternoon, make your way to Ballyliffin, where you can relax, unwind or explore this beautiful quaint village near the historical town.
Today’s adventure is a real giant in many ways, as you take in the dramatic coastal route of Ulster. You first head north to explore Malin Head, known as Ireland’s sunniest point and offers dramatic coastline views of the most northerly point of Ireland. Next stop Greenland!!
Then make our way to the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its setting is famed for its unique rock formation of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption nearly 60 million years ago or being Irish of course, there is a different version of how the causeway was built which involves two giants, a fight and a bridge. We won’t spoil the ending for you now as the story is best told at edge of the bridge!!
Afterwards, make your way to the vibrant coastal setting of Ballycastle, a seaside town famed for walking, kayaking, great food and where you can relax, unwind or simply gaze out at the majestic views before your eyes.
Departing the coastal setting of Ballycastle you make your way to Belfast. Here, you can visit the Titanic museum, experience the amazing Black Cab Taxi Tour, explore Belfast with a Hop-on Hop-Off City Tour or simply wander around its famous streets and experience great food.
That afternoon, head south to the capital of Ireland, Dublin, where you have the opportunity to visit many of its historical attractions, jump aboard the Dublin Hop-on Hop-off City Tour or simply relax and explore its vibrant streets.
It is also your journey’s end, where you bid a fond farewell to our little green island. Hopefully you have many happy and wonderful memories that will last forever. Remember, Ireland is now your second home away from home!
Arriving at Dublin Airport at 4:00 pm and The Ashling Hotel at 4:30 pm