Wild Atlantic Way: Take part in an incredible adventure on the Irish West coast!
A journey of your lifetime!
Come with us on an epic journey of discovery along 2,500 km of Ireland’s western seaboard... The Wild Atlantic Way... World's longest defined coastal touring route!
Stretching from Donegal’s Malin Head in the North to Cork’s Mizen Head in the South, this is the longest defined coastal drive in the world. Wild and untamed, free and unbridled this breath-taking route has some of the most dramatic and dazzling coastal views in the world!
The Wild Atlantic Way is a route that showcases the sheer magnificence of Ireland’s West coast from stunning headlands and beaches to colorful villages and towns all infused with the history, heritage and tradition of this rugged coastline. Visit craft-shops and culinary enterprises, snuggle in cozy tucked away pubs, find sanctuary in old monastic sites, let your heart beat in time with the Celtic rhythm, learn the histories and tales of ancient castles, pick up some words of Irish, swim, surf, fish, trek, dance and drive your way along this enthralling route.
Welcome to Dublin!
Arrival in Dublin and time to explore the highlights of the Irish capital. Visit the Phoenix Park or enjoy a picnic in St Stephen’s Green Park. Visit Croke Park, the home of Irish sports, and learn more about Irish football and Hurling in the GAA Museum. In the evening take the opportunity to enjoy a pint of Guinness in one of the many musical pubs in Temple Bar or join one of the many different musical pub crawls. Overnight in Dublin.More
Leave Dublin after breakfast and drive northwest via Enniskillen. Time permitting, drive up to Malin More to visit the little Folkpark in Glencolumbcille at the most Western tip of Donegal. Stop at the impressive Slieve League cliffs at Tí Linn, among the highest sea cliffs in Ireland, which rise 601m from sea level and offer magnificent views across the Atlantic ocean. Admire the traditional Tweed weavers at Studio Donegal in Kilcar, which promotes local materials and tradition in their production. Overnight in Co. Donegal.More
Take a drive up to the beautiful peninsula of Inishowen and visit Ireland’s most Northern point—Malin Head. Take the ferry over to Rathmullan to the Knockalla Coastal road, which will lead you to one of Irelands most beautiful beaches at Ballymastocker Bay, which is popular among water sport enthusiasts. Visit Fanad Head, home to the Fanad lighthouse, which locals claim to be higher than the Eiffel Tower! Overnight in Co. Donegal.More
Leave Donegal after breakfast for county Sligo. Visit W.B. Yeats' Grave in Drumcliffe with the magnificent Ben Bulben on the background. Take a dip in one of the many traditional seaweed baths along the Sligo coast, a mix of hot Atlantic seawater and hand harvested fresh seaweed. Stop at Killala Bay and take a “Wild Atlantic Cultural Tour”, where you will meet many interesting and tasty inhabitants of the coast and you will learn how to prepare those for a little evening feast after the tour. Overnight in Co. Mayo.More
Visit Westport in the morning, the charming seaside resort in County Mayo. Enjoy the magnificent view over the Clew Bay and its innumerable little islands from Croagh Patrick, Irelands holy mountain. You will drive down to the beautiful countryside of Connemara, stop at Killary Harbour, Irelands only Fjord, and continue to Galway along Connemara's rough Atlantic coastline. Visit the famous Salthill Promenade, the longest seaside promenade in Ireland and enjoy the lively atmosphere in Galway in one of the many traditional musical pubs in the evening. Overnight in Co. Galway.More
Cliffs of Moher—Loop Head—Kerry
Drive through the unique rugged Burren region, a leftover from the last glacial period, before reaching the impressive Cliffs of Moher, which fall over 200 metres steeply into the Atlantic ocean. Continue along the Western coast of Co. Clare up to Loop Head, where the river Shannon meets the Atlantic ocean. Plunge into one of the many water activities in Kilkee and relax along the promenade or take a drive down the Shannon mouth to spot the local dolphin herd. Overnight in Co. Clare/Co. Limerick.More
Dingle is the smallest of the three Kerry peninsulas, but it has a lot to acclaim for in terms of beauty, authenticity and “the real Ireland”. Dingle is one of the Gaeltacht regions in Ireland, where people still use Gaelic language and old traditions in their every day routine. Follow the coastal road up to Slea Head, the most Western point in Europe, laze on the beautiful sandy beach and enjoy the views of the Blasket Islands . Visit the colourful Dingle village in the afternoon, famed for it’s extraordinary seafood and its famous inhabitant—Fungi the dolphin! Overnight in Kerry.More
Follow along Ireland's most famous coastal road today—the Ring of Kerry. This more than 170km long ring road takes you along beautiful little villages, stunning bays and valleys as well as breath-taking views over the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the picturesque fishing village of Portmagee for a mouth watering seafood lunch or please your sweet tooth by visiting the Skellig Chocolate along the Skellig Ring Road at the Western tip of the peninsula. Overnight in Kerry.More
Cork - Dublin
You will leave the Atlantic Coast today and head back to Dublin. Stop in Cork on the way back and visit the famous English market with their mouth-watering delicacies. Arrive back to Dublin in the late afternoon, enjoy a last pint in one of the many pubs in Dublin or take a drive to the coastal village of Howth to enjoy a stroll along the harbour and some fabulous seafood. Overnight in Dublin.More
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Rental car (category B, unlimited mileage, location service charge, VAT, CDW insurance, TP insurance, Super Cover insurance)
Lunches & dinners
Tourist attraction entrance fees
- Slieve League Cliffs - Among the highest sea cliffs in Ireland which rise 601m from sea level and offer magnificent views across the Atlantic ocean
- Kilcar Weavers - Admire the traditional Tweed weavers at Studio, which promotes local materials and tradition in their production
- Inishowen and Malin Head - Take a drive up to the beautiful peninsula of Inishowen and visit Ireland’s most Northern point—Malin Head
- Sligo Seaweed Bath - Take a dip in one of the many traditional seaweed baths, a mix of hot Atlantic seawater and hand harvested fresh seaweed
- Killary Harbour - Enjoy the magnificent views of Ireland's only fjord
- Cliffs of Moher - Stand on the precipices of Europe and inhale the salty goodness of the wild Atlantic winds
- Loop Head - Where the river Shannon meets the Atlantic ocean
- Dingle Peninsula - The smallest of the three Kerry peninsulas, but it has a lot to acclaim for in terms of beauty, authenticity and “the real Ireland”.
- Ring of Kerry - One of Ireland’s most popular scenic routes with fields of a thousand greens and dazzling coastal views
OVERNIGHTS FOR THIS TOUR
- Dublin for 1 night
- Co Donegal for 2 nights
- Co Mayo for 1 night
- Co Galway for 1 night
- Co Limerick for 1 night
- Co Kerry for 2 nights
- Dublin for 1 night
Full payment is required and the time of confirming the booking and signing the contract.
Cancellations must be advised in writing by fax or e-mail prior to departure during normal business hours (9.00am to 5.30pm GMT, Mondays through Fridays).
Full refund for all cancellation done 60 days before travel date.
Bookings cancelled between 59 - 14 days before travel date - 50% of payment will be refund
Booking cancelled less the 14 days before travel date - no refund will be offered
* Minor program changes are sometimes necessary, depending on hotels availability.