8 Day Wild Irish Experience Small Group Tour From Dublin

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This tour takes you through centuries of Irish history and to some of the most stunning natural highlights that southern Ireland has to offer.
Discover the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, the world-famous Cliffs of Moher, and the Dingle Peninsula. You also get the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone, admire the impressive Rock of Cashel a

This 8-day tour itinerary is packed full of gentle activities, that includes two nights stays in Connemara, Dingle and Killarney giving you plenty of room for spare time, allowing guests to head off on their own journeys of discovery. 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.

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Duration: 8 days
Starts: County Dublin, Ireland
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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This tour takes you through centuries of Irish history and to some of the most stunning natural highlights that southern Ireland has to offer.
Discover the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, the world-famous Cliffs of Moher, and the Dingle Peninsula. You also get the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone, admire the impressive Rock of Cashel a

This 8-day tour itinerary is packed full of gentle activities, that includes two nights stays in Connemara, Dingle and Killarney giving you plenty of room for spare time, allowing guests to head off on their own journeys of discovery. 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.

Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin to Connemara

Stop At: Galway, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland
Leave the capital, and enjoy the scenic drive to of Ireland’s most beautiful regions, Connemara.
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
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Clifden, Clifden, County Galway, Western Ireland
From there it is then through the ‘savage beauty’ of the Connemara region. Your base is Clifden Village, where you’ll indulge in homemade food sourced from the land you’re staying on. Work up an appetite exploring the walking trails in the area. When the evening comes, there’s nothing left to do but lounge around the open fire, toasting Connemara peated whiskey and gazing out the bay windows looking up at the surrounding mountains & stars.
Clifden is famous for its lively pubs where you can enjoy trad Irish music sessions followed by a pint of the black stuff.
Overnight in Clifden
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight for two nights in Clifden, the heart of Connemara region

Day 2: Full Day Connemara Region

Stop At: Connemara, Connemara, County Galway, Western Ireland
We spend another day and night in the wilderness of Connemara, so you don’t need to repack your suitcase. Just relax and enjoy. Moring is yours to enjoy some forest trails and other leisurely activities.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Connemara On the N59 between Clifden and Westport, Kylemore Ireland
Admire Kylemore Abbey, one of Ireland’s most beautiful buildings
Wander Kylemore’s wonderful landscaped gardens.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Sky Road, Clifden Ireland
Drive the breathtaking Sky road into Clifden.

Stop At: Clifden, Clifden, County Galway, Western Ireland
We stop here for an hour or two for you to enjoy your dinner and some traditional Irish music.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Inagh, Inagh, County Clare
Discover the picture-postcard beauty of the Inagh Valley & Sky Road.

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
Accommodation included: Overnight for two nights in Clifden, the heart of Connemara region

Day 3: Inis Mor & Doolin

Stop At: Aran Islands, Aran Islands, County Galway, Western Ireland
Enjoy a 40 min boat trip to the island (included in the price) .
Travel back in time as we spend a whole day on the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor. Miles of stone walls awaits

Choose to explore the island by bus with a local guide or on pony & trap
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Dun Aonghasa, Cill Mhuirbhigh, Province of Connacht Ireland
Discover the most impressive stone fort in Ireland at Dun Aengus.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Aran Sweater Market, Lower Kilronan, Province of Connacht Ireland
Drop by local market shops for the famous Aran sweaters.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Doolin Pier, Hotel Doolin Doonagore, Doolin Ireland
Return to Doolin Pier by boat (included), where you’ll be met by your guide. Doolin Village is the capital of Irish traditional music. Relax and enjoy your meal at a cosy Irish pub.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
Accommodation included: Overnight in the charming village of Doolin.

Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Dingle Peninsula

Stop At: Cliffs of Moher, Lislorkan North, Liscannor Ireland
From the mighty cliffs to the magical kingdom as we move from Clare to Kerry.

Don’t look down, It’s the 700ft high Cliffs of Moher.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: River Shannon, Ireland
Watch out for dolphins as we take a ferry across the mighty mouth of the Shannon – the longest river in Ireland or Britain!
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: West Kerry Sheep Dog Demonstrations, Derrymore west Tralee, V92 H1RC Ireland
Enjoy a spectacular sheepdog demonstration on a locally run farm.
Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Conor Pass, Ireland
Drive over Ireland’s highest mountain road, The Conor Pass
Roll into bustling Dingle just in time for a creamy pint of Guinness.

Stop At: Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
Explore the colourful & lively town of Dingle, which has an abundance of pubs, awarding restaurants, craic agus ceoil.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
Accommodation included: Overnight in locally run accommodation on the edge of Dingle town

Day 5: Full Day Dingle Peninsula

Stop At: Dingle, Dingle, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
This morning is yours to design. Relax with downtime in Dingle. Or partake of the following options:
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Dingle Distillery, R559 Milltown Roundabout, Dingle V92 E7YD Ireland
Go dolphin spotting by boat in Dingle Bay (Tour Option – €15-20 per person).
Sample craft Irish whiskey and gin at Dingle Distillery (Tour Option – €15 per person).
Stroll Dingle’s streets for a quirky mix of craft studios, lively pubs, fantastic food, and traditional Irish music.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Slea Head Drive, Ireland
After lunch, jaw-dropping scenery and knife-edge drops are guaranteed on a leisurely drive around Slea Head.

The average driving time today is 1 hour 30 minutes.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
Accommodation included: Overnight in locally run accommodation on the edge of Dingle town

Day 6: Ring of Kerry to Killarney

Stop At: Ring of Kerry, Ireland
Today we’re touring the scenic Ring of Kerry route, circuiting the Iveragh peninsula from Dingle to Killarney
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Skellig Michael, Ballinskeillig Bay Ireland
Explore 1400 years of history on a boat trip around the Skellig Islands (Tour Option – €40 per person). Seasonal departures: May to September.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Valentia Island, Valentia Island, County Kerry
Get a taste for local Irish culture, history, and ice cream on Valentia Island.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Derrynane Beach, Darrynane More, Caherdaniel Ireland
Discover Derrynane, historic home and golden sand beach.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ladies’ View, 71 Killarney National Park, N, Killarney V93 X376 Ireland
Photo stop at Ladies View in Killarney National Park. Incredible panoramic view of the park and the three lakes of Killarney.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Torc Waterfall, Kenmare Road, Killarney Ireland
Photo stop at the cascading Torc waterfall in Killarney National Park.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
Accommodation included: Overnight in locally run accommodation on the edge of Killarney National Park and town.

Day 7: Full day Killarney National Park

Stop At: Killarney National Park Cork Road, Killarney Ireland
Explore Killarney at your leisure

Take a scenic horse-drawn carriage ride around Killarney National Park (Tour Option – €15 per person).
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Muckross Abbey, N71 Killarney National Park, Killarney Ireland
See the magical 1,000-year-old yew tree growing at the heart of ruined Muckross Abbey.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms, Muckross House & Gardens The Killarney National Park, Killarney V93 EW28 Ireland
Admire charming 19th century Muckross House Gardens.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Killarney, Killarney, County Kerry
Catch traditional Irish music and outstanding local food in picturesque Killarney.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
Accommodation included: Your accommodation is at the ​centrally-located at the edge of Killarney National Park

Day 8: Killarney to Kilkenny

Stop At: County Cork, County Cork
We’ll leave Killarney behind and head for Kilkenny via Tipperary.

Trace the Lee Valley downriver, passing patchwork fields, stone bridges and charming cottages.

Stop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens, Monacnapa, Blarney, Cork T23 Y598 Ireland
Kiss the Blarney Stone in the lush surroundings of Blarney Castle Gardens.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Rock of Cashel, Rock Vista Moor Lane, Cashel Ireland
Tour the epic Rock of Cashel with its stunning natural setting and historic architecture.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kilkenny, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Arriving in the medieval city of Kilkenny, you will board the 4 pm train (included) to take you back to Heuston Station in Dublin city. (Journey time 1hr 30 mins)
Drive time today is 3 hours approx
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
No accommodation included on this day.



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