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Journey to the very edge of Europe and discover a landscape dotted with dramatic coastlines, cultural secrets, wild ecological wonders and amazing adventure experiences.
Our Celtic Voyage tour commences in Dublin with a spectacular train journey to the Kingdom of Kerry and Killarney in the south. From here, we will take you off the beaten track to explore stunning panoramic views of dramatic coastlines, unique towns and villages full of vibrant colours and Gaelic culture, the roar of the wild Atlantic Ocean and amazing activities such as kayaking on the Lakes of Killarney, hiking on the Ring of Kerry and Dingle, exploring the impressive Cliffs of Moher and rock climbing in the wild Burren before visiting the bohemian capital of Ireland Galway city and returning to Dublin.
Jump aboard and unlock your Celtic spirit with a unique discovery of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic coastline.
Heuston Station, Saint John’s Road West, Dublin
The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8.
1:00 PM – Please arrive by 12:30 PM for a prompt departure
*Please arrive at Heuston Station by 12:30 PM to collect your train ticket in time for train departure at 1:00 PM.
Departing from Heuston Station, Dublin at 1:00 pm.
Your adventure starts off with a train journey from Heuston station in Dublin to the spectacular setting of Killarney in the south. Your journey will take you through Ireland’s heartland, where your eyes can feast upon the wild lush green fields and hillsides of rural Ireland.
Once you arrive in Killarney, 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 Killarney’s great food offerings, vibrant musical nightlife or take a stroll through its majestic national park.
Dingle is our destination today, as we explore these dramatic and beautiful areas of Ireland that are littered with archaeological and historical wonders.
Our first stop off is at Inch beach, famous for being the place where an inch is actually three miles long and where we take a short stroll along its golden sands and watch long rolling waves that come crashing ashore. Once aboard we head due west to the edge of Europe, also known as Slea Head. Feast your eyes on breathtaking scenery of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches and the magnificent Blasket Islands. We continue our journey around this rich and vibrant peninsula exploring its vast Gaelic culture and learning a cupla focal (some words) in Irish along the way.
We will also visit and have lunch in the colourful and vibrant town of Dingle before we make our way back to Killarney where that evening, you can experience great food offerings, vibrant musical nightlife or take a stroll through its majestic national park.
Today’s adventure takes you off the beaten track to unlock the real beauty of the world famous Ring of Kerry. Considered one of the most beautiful destinations to explore in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry offers dramatic landscapes of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches, glistening lakes, picturesque villages and spectacular mountain ranges.
Even better, we will take you on an incredible tour of the spectacular Valentia Island where you can delve into its incredible history and heritage, explore its magical setting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and if you are lucky get a glimpse (weather permitting) of the dramatic Skellig Islands (Star Wars famed).
After a well-earned bite to eat, we slowly make our way back to Killarney stopping off at many spectacular viewing points to learn of their historical importance and the opportunity to take that picture that will ensure an everlasting memory of paradise.
Today is your chance to discover the majestic setting of Killarney and Ireland’s first National Park. You can choose to relax and unwind, explore its national park and vibrant town or take one of many adventure experiences to truly discover Killarney.
In terms of experiences, you have the opportunity to take a majestic kayak tour on the lakes of Killarney to a mystical island called Innisfallen, a gentle guided hike of Torc Mountain with magical view of the Lakes of Killarney from its summit, explore Muckross Estate which is home to a spectacular 15th Century Franciscan Friary, Torc Waterfall and the majestic setting of Muckross House & Gardens by bicycle or walking. Finally combine one of those experiences with a mesmerising kayak tour on the Lakes of Killarney.
That afternoon, we set off in a northerly direction crossing the River Shannon on route to the edge of Europe and the spectacular setting of the Cliffs of Moher. That night we will stay in the beautiful coastal setting of Lahinch and a chance for you to experience great traditional music sessions, fantastic food and of course meet the locals.
This morning we will make our way to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. This ‘must see’ wonder of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher, stretches for almost 10 KM and will capture your eyes and imagination as you gaze out in awe of its impressive setting.
Take the opportunity to explore the fantastic interpretation centre that will show you how this marvelous creation was shaped by nature’s hand and learn about its unique geological makeup.
After a bite to eat, we will make our way through the remarkable moon-like terrain of the wild Burren on route to the bohemian capital of Ireland, Galway. That afternoon, take the opportunity to soak in it’s vibrant streets, sample its wide variety of food offerings or take a tour exploring its unique historical places of interest.
We depart Galway at 9:30am and take the road back east, crossing the River Shannon on route to the fair city of Dublin where that afternoon you can either rest or take the opportunity to explore and experience Dublin’s vibrant streets of music, culture and food.
Arriving back to The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 at 1:00 pm.