9 Day Wild Atlantic Way self-drive tour






 

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Inclusions

Price Includes:

  • 3 nights bed & breakfast (either Farmhouse or Town & Country Homes accommodation),
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3 star hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in a Castle or Manor House
  • based on per person sharing twin/double or triple room with bath/shower inclusive of service charges Room with private facilities
  • Heritage Island Touring Guide & Explorer Coupon Service Charges & taxes at exiting rates

Accommodation (or Similar):

  • Dublin -3* Sandymount Hotel
  • Connemara – 4* Ross Lake House Hotel
  • Killarney – B&B
  • Limerick – B&B

Itinerary

Day 1 – Dublin Arrival

Arrive at Dublin Airport, pick up your hire car & transfer to your accommodation for the night. According to the time of arrival, enjoy a tour of the highlights of Dublin, which could include a visit to Trinity College to view the beautifully Illuminated Book of Kells or perhaps the National Museum of Ireland (entry free of charge).

Overnight: Dublin area dublin-trinity-college-long-room

 

Day 2 – Dublin to Galway

Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of Dublin. You could visit St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ireland’s largest church, where Jonathan Swift, author of “Gulliver’s Travels” was once Dean. Stop off at the Old Jameson Distillery (option), situated in the old markets area of the city. An audio-visual tour explains the process by which whisky is made and this followed by a whisky tasting by all in the “Ball o’ Malt Bar”. A special tasting is organized to compare the most popular Irish whiskies with bourbon and Scotch whisky. This afternoon depart Dublin for your next stop, Galway.

Overnight: Galway area

 

Day 3 – Connemara Region

Discover the country of the “Quiet Man “ and “ The Purple Taxi”, Connemara today. This stunning region of Ireland is full of contrast, granite Mountains populated only by sheep with hundreds of lakes forming a fisherman’s paradise. Its stone walls, small farms, thatched cottages in isolated splendour with its heather all its visitors. The route takes us from Galway to the lake dotted centre of Connemara at Maam Cross. The road continues through the colourful town of Clifden, and continues through the Irish speaking low-lying part of Southern Connemara with its countless beautiful lakes.

Overnight: Connemara area clare-cliffsofmoher

 

Day 4 – Galway to Kerry

Depart for Kerry this morning and travel through the heart of County Clare – the Burren Region. The Burren is a geological paradise boasting over 2,000 plants and many rare flowers. Continue along the coast of Clare to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, which form a 200m wall that plunges into the Atlantic Ocean. On a clear day you can see from Galway Bay to Loop Head. Continue through heritage town of Kilrush, crossing the River Shannon by ferry (ferry not included), and into County Kerry.

Overnight: Killarney area

 

Day 5 – Ring of Kerry

A superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula (170 kms) awaits you today. Take in spectacular scenery – mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean as one travels along the coast road. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay. Continuing to Cahersiveen where you will find the birth place of Ireland’s National hero, Daniel O’Connell. Passing through the peat bogs you should arrive at the sea town of Waterville. Continue to Sneem Village, famous because of its brightly coloured houses. The road continues with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney.

Overnight: Killarney area

 

Day 6 – Dingle Peninsula & Limerick d208_l_limerick_bg_1280x768

Depart for a tour of the Dingle Peninsula, where films such as “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far and Away” have been made. The Peninsula has an extraordinary number of ring forts, high crosses and other ancient monuments. The area west of Dingle has the greatest concentration of ancient sites in Kerry. This area is also a genuine Irish-speaking area. Dramatic landscapes can be found at every corner, in particular there are striking views of the Blasket Islands at Slea Head which should not be missed.

Overnight: Limerick area

 

Day 7 – Limerick to Dublin

Returning to Dublin today, why not visit Birr Castle Demesne where you can visit the gardens or see one of the world’s largest telescopes. Continue to Dublin and after checking into your hotel on the outskirts of the city, you can complete your tour with a final visit to Dublin’s city centre for some last minute sight-seeing or perhaps some shopping.

Overnight: Dublin area

 

Day 8 – Dublin Departure

Travel to Dublin Airport for return flight home.

Prices

Wild Atlantic Way

7 Nights Package (excluding transport)

Twin Per Person Single Supplement

Triple per person

January – March

886

453

865

April

908

453

886

May – September

1040

453

1018

October

908

453

886

November – December

886

453

865

Please note: car hire, fuel, additional vehicle insurance, departure transfer, items of a personal nature, etc are not included in the above price.
Prices are correct at time of publishing, 11/09/2017, and may change due to exchange rates, taxes, etc.  
From price is in Australian Dollars.