6 Day Atlantic South Experience

Cultural Tour
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    Irish Experience Tours

    Our local guides are a team of creators, connectors, and storytellers on a constant journey to discover the stories that our country has to tell you. In developing our experiences, we strive to make them amazing for travelers and locals alike, giving back to the communities visited.

    • 6 Days
    • Exploration Tour
    • Ireland

    Enjoy this relaxing 6-day tour of the south & west coast of Ireland. Discover the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, the world-famous Cliffs of Moher, and the Dingle Peninsula. Explore as much of Ireland as possible in just one week.

    This cultural tour allows you, to connect with the history of ancient Ireland by exploring small towns and villages bursting with myth and mystery, experience waves crashing against rugged cliffs, explore castles and monasteries. If you’re looking for something more active and action-packed, check out our Adventure Tours of Ireland.

    Our tours include everything you need for a stress – free trip: accommodation, transport, Irish tour guide, breakfast, and a few key cultural inclusions that are simply not to be missed.

    Departure Location

    8.30 am Jurys Inn, Moore St Plaza, Parnell St, Store Street, Dublin, Ireland

    Travel Essentials

    Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), swimming gear, hat and sunscreen, rain jacket/trousers, warm fleece, hat and gloves, towel, motion sickness tablets, water bottle, towel and toiletries, warm clothing and waterproof jacket, insect repellent, camera.

    Highlights

    • Enjoy a sheepdog demo on a working Irish sheep farm.
    • Dine out at the foodie capital of Ireland, Kinsale
    • Take a boat trip around the amazing Skellig Islands.
    • Feel the magic and see stunning sights on the world-famous Ring of Kerry.
    • Experience the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor by bike, bus or pony & trap
    • Visit the impressive Rock of Cashel, Cliffs of Moher & kiss the Blarney stone.
    • Discover Irish crafts and “the craic” in Dingle, a harbour town of great charm and superb traditional pubs.
    • Explore the ancient woodlands of Killarney National Park
    • Walk in the cobbled streets of Galway and soak up its lively atmosphere
    • Catch fantastic live Irish music performances and meet friendly locals.

    Price Includes

    Irish Experience Tours are small group tours based on a fixed but flexible itinerary where you stay with the same guide and group of travellers.

    Unmissable activities are included. Where there are great options, we’ve left the final decision up to you. Feel free to choose your evening meals and lunches. All additional tour options are marked clearly below.

    • 2 Nights Accommodation in Killarney
    • 1 Nights Accommodation in Kinsale, Dingle, Doolin & Galway
    • Entrance fees to Rock of Cashel, Blarney Castle & Cliffs of Moher
    • Services of a highly-trained and professional Irish Experience tour guide
    • Spectacular sheepdog demonstration
    • 6 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts (B&B option)
    • Shannon Ferry Tickets
    • 7 full days in a smooth comfortable minibus
    • Experience traditional Irish music sessions in local cosy pubs
    • Killarney National Park
    • Ferry cruise to Aran Islands
    • Free time in Dingle, Doolin, Galway, Killarney and Kinsale
    • Most daily activities and visits (see Tour Options below)

    Flexible Tour Options

    All details of prices and suppliers listed here are correct at time of publication. Our suppliers occasionally increase prices for optional tour activities during the touring season. This is a rare occurrence. In the unlikely event of a major price increase, we will do our utmost to update you.

    • Dingle Distillery Tour
      €15.00
      Guided tour of the distillery with craft whiskey, vodka and gin tasting.
    • Boat Trip Dingle
      €15.00-€20.00
      Boat trip across Dingle Bay to meet Fungie the Dolphin.
    • Skellig Islands Cruise
      €40.00
      Cruise around Skellig Michael and Little Skellig. 2hr 30 mins
    • Horse-Drawn Jaunting Tour
      €15.00
      A horse-drawn carriage ride around Killarney National Park.
    • Historical Kinsale Walking Tour
      €20.00
      Enjoy a pleasant stroll around Kinsale and learn about its colourful past.

    Accommodation

    We’ve chosen high-quality accommodation in a variety of bed and breakfasts, Guesthouses, wilderness lodges and quality hostels.

    Option 1

    Classic – Bed & Breakfast ­& House Hotels

    Enjoy a warm Irish welcome in charming and locally owned Bed & Breakfast & Hotel accommodation.

    Please note: B&B Single Supplement – is mandatory for solo travellers – Solo travellers must pay extra to have their private room.

    B&B – Twin/Double Room Share – is automatically included when 2 travellers book together

    Option 2

    Quality – Hostel ­& Lodge:

    Rest up for the next day’s adventure in atmospheric and centrally located hostel & lodge accommodation. All prices are based on per person sharing. Multi-shared room accommodation is included with your tour.

    Itinerary

    Day 1Dublin to Kinsale

    Leave the capitaland enjoy the scenic drive to the south-west of Ireland.
    • Tour the epic Rock of Cashel with its stunning natural setting and historic architecture.
    • Trace the Lee Valley downriver, passing patchwork fields, stone bridges and charming cottages.
    • Choose from a menu of amazing restaurants and colourful streets tonight in Kinsale, Ireland’s gourmet capital.
    • Overnight in Kinsale

    The average driving time today is 3 hour 30 minutes.

    Day 2Kinsale to Killarney

    Today your tour takes in some amazing sights on the journey from Cork back to Kerry.

    • Kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the gift of the gab – the Irish ability to flatter and speak with great eloquence.
    • Imbued with your new conversational powers, explore the lush gardens at Blarney Castle
    • Explore Killarney at your leisure
      • Take a scenic horse-drawn carriage ride around Killarney National Park (Tour Option – €15 per person).
      • See the magical 1,000-year-old yew tree growing at the heart of ruined Muckross Abbey.
      • Catch traditional Irish music and outstanding local food in picturesque Killarney.
      • Scenic, short walk to Torc Waterfall.
      • Admire charming 19th century Muckross House Gardens.
      • Your accommodation is at the ​centrally-located at the edge of Killarney National Park

      The average driving time today is 3 hours.

    Day 3Full Day Ring of Kerry

    Today we’re touring the scenic Ring of Kerry route, circuiting the Iveragh peninsula.

    Today is your chance to experience Ireland’s island treasures; Valentia island & the Skelligs.

    • Option 1: Take a guided boat trip around both Skellig Islands to experience
      seabirds and amazing history (Tour Option – €40 per person). This cruise
      lasts 2 hour 30 minutes.
      This is an ocean crossing. Departures are seasonal (mid-May to mid-September). The
      12 person capacity boats are small. The cabin conditions are rough and wet; sea legs
      are required. Your departure is weather dependent and, as such, occasionally subject to
      late cancellation.
    • Option 2: Hike to the historic signal tower on Bray Head for amazing views of the islands (1 hour 30 minutes). The trail combines well-worn farm track and open hillside.
    • Your accommodation is at the ​centrally-located at the edge of Killarney National Park

    The average driving time today is 3 hours.

    Day 4Full Day Dingle Peninsula

    This morning we make our way to Dingle Peninsula.

    • Enjoy the jaw-dropping scenery and knife-edge drops are guaranteed on a leisurely drive around Slea Head.
    • After lunch is yours to design. Relax with downtime in Dingle. Or partake of the following options;
    • Horse ride on a beach or up a mountain (Tour Option – €45 per person
    • A wee boat trip with local celebrity dolphin, Fungie (TourOption – €15-20 per person
    • Guided sea kayaking on Dingle Bay (Tour Option – €50 per person)
    • Guided SUP on Dingle Bay (Tour Option- €50 – 65 per person)
    • We spend the night in Dingle, where one will be able to sample the fresh seafood or and local craft beers in a nice cosy Irish Pub.

    The average driving time today is 2 hour 30 minutes.

    Day 5Dingle Peninsula to Doolin

    From the magical kingdom to mighty Cliffs of Moher as we move from Kerry to Clare.

    • Drive over Ireland’s highest mountain road, The Conor Pass
    • Enjoy a spectacular sheepdog demonstration on a locally run farm.
    • Watch out for dolphins as we take a ferry across the mighty mouth of the Shannon – the longest river in Ireland or Britain!
    • Hike along until you reach the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level
    • Roll into bustling Doolin just in time for a creamy pint of Guinness.
    • Overnight in Doolin

    The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

    Day 6Doolin to Dublin

    Before we say goodbye, there’s still time for some of Ireland’s highlights.

    • Enjoy a hike through the rocky, windswept Burren Region.
    • Stroll around the tribal city of Galway and take it all in – the busker music, the cobblestone lanes, the contemporary flair that blends well with its medieval past, and of course, the oysters’
    • Lush rolling hills and patchwork farmland as we traverse Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands towards Dublin.

    The average driving time today is 3 hours 30mins.

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