Best of Ireland – 10 Day Tour

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  • 10 daysDuration
  • IrelandDublin
  • BOITTour Code
  • Mar-OctDates
  • 2/5Physicality
  • 14Group Size

Want to explore Ireland’s rugged western coastline?

Well, that is exactly what you will get with our breathtaking 10-day journey through the most spectacular landscapes of Ireland’s wild Atlantic coastline.

Jump aboard an adventure of a lifetime as we explore the ecological wonders of the Emerald Isle and learn about Ireland’s fascinating history. We will take you off the beaten track to experience magical landscapes, spectacular adventure experiences, meet the vibrant people of Ireland and unearthing our unique Gaelic culture.

Your journey commences in Dublin with a spectacular train journey to the Kingdom of Kerry and Killarney in the south. Discover the sheer magnificence of Ireland’s wild coastline from spectacular peninsulas, golden beaches to colorful villages and towns. Experience adventures such as kayaking on the lakes of Killarney, hiking to the edge of Europe on our discovery of the Ring of Kerry and Dingle, exploring the Cliffs of Moher and the moon like surroundings of the wild Burren on this wondrous discovery of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. With Wild N Happy, you will not just sit on a bus, you will get to truly experience Ireland.

Why You Will Love This Tour

  • Discover vibrant towns and cities of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Coastline
  • Explore the spectacular Mizen Head peninsula
  • Visit Killarney National Parks and its precious lakes
  • Experience the majestic Ring of Kerry and Dingle
  • Feast your eyes on the spectacular Cliffs of Moher
  • Experience great food and fun traditional music nights

Start Location

 Heuston Station, Saint John’s Road West, Dublin.

Finish Location

The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8

Departure Day(s)

Monday

Departure Time(s)

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.

Included

  • Professionally designed and easy to follow daily itineraries
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast each day
  • Daily recommendations for food, entertainment and additional activity experiences
  • 24/7 support service so no matter where you are or what time of the day it is we are just a call away to help you.
  • All entrance fees to national parks outlined in your itinerary
  • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
  • Aran Island Ferry - to and from Inis Mor Island
  • Kylemore Abbey & Gardens
  • Newgrange

Not Included

  • Meals - we include breakfast but not lunch and dinner
  • Airfare - International or Domestic Flights
  • Any activities/services not listed on itinerary
Tour Highlights
Itinerary

Day 1:Dublin to Killarney

Departing at 1:00 PM from Heuston Station, Dublin. 

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.

Day 2:Dingle and Slea Head

Dingle is our destinations 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. 

Day 3:The Ring of Kerry and Valentia Island

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, take 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, slowly make your 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.

Day 4:Discover Killarney and Lahinch

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.

Day 5:The Cliffs of Moher and The Wild Burren

This morning 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, continue north 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.

Day 6:Discover Galway City

Today is your opportunity to soak in Galway’s vibrant bustling streets and quaint cafes offer you a relaxing atmosphere to rejuvenate your batteries before we commence our spectacular northern section of the dramatic Wild Atlantic Way.  

Day 7:Inis Mor Island (Aran Islands)

Jump from mainland Ireland to one of its most renowned island, Inis Mór, meaning big island. It is the largest of three islands that make up the Aran Islands.

Once you arrive on its limestone shores, you can either explore the island by foot, bicycle or jaunting cart, in which you can experience the island’s magnificent landscape of rocky fields, wild Ocean views and incredible monuments of Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic mythological heritage. Take in a visit to one of the most famous of them, Dún Aonghasa, which is a breath-taking fort that was built on a high cliff some 100 metres above sea level.

That afternoon, make your way back to mainland Ireland before heading due west to the colourful coastal town of Clifden, where you can sample its famous culinary delights and traditional music nights.

Day 8:Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey

Today’s adventure brings you to Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. Explore these majestic destinations, full of colourful scenery and wonderful history.

In Connemara National Park, take the opportunity to hike to the top Diamond Hill before heading to Kylemore Abbey for a bite to eat and time to explore its incredible history and unique gardens.

Later that afternoon, commence your journey northwards passing Killary harbour and secluded picturesque lakes that line your path to the colourful town of Westport. That evening, experience this vibrant towns legendary musical talent and culinary exploits.

Day 9:Discover Westport

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!!

Day 10:Westport to Dublin via Newgrange

In the morning, we depart the beautiful coastal setting of Westport and head east through the heartlands of Ireland towards Dublin’s fair city.
 
As we meander through Ireland’s midlands, we will pass through quaint villages and lush green fields that dot this picturesque landscape before arriving at one of Ireland’s most unique and special locations, Newgrange.
 
This magnificent Stone Age (Neolithic) monument is the jewel in the crown of Ireland’s Ancient East and was constructed about 5,200 years ago (3,200 B.C.) which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Take the opportunity to explore this unique monument before we head south to Dublin and our journey’s end, where we bid a fond farewell with happy memories that will last forever. Remember, Ireland is now your second home away from home!

Returning to The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 at 6:00 pm.
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