Day 3: Derry - Galway
Heading out from Derry, we make our way to Galway, joining up with the famous Wild Atlantic Way, the longest coastal drive in the world and probably the most scenic! After a comfort stop along the way, arrive in Galway in the early afternoon. Enjoy some free time in this arty, bohemian city that boasts a vibrant ambience, thanks to its large student population. With students making up a quarter of the population, you’ll find plenty of bars and cafés, some of which will feature live music. Check out the remnants of the medieval town walls or take a stroll down the promenade to Salthill, on Galway Bay, source of the area’s delicious well known oysters.
Day 4: Cliffs of Moher - Limerick - Adare - Killarney
First up today, we have one of the highlights of the tour, the world famous Cliffs of Moher. This natural wonder rises over 200 Metres above the churning sea! Then, it’s onto Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The present version of Bunratty Castle was erected in the early 1400s, however, it dates back to the 10th Century. Adjoining the Castle is Folk Park, a reconstructed traditional Irish village. Enjoy a photostop in Limerick, with its fascinating castle, traditional pubs, art museum and thriving café culture. Take the opportunity to wander through Adare, which is often called ‘Ireland’s prettiest village’, catch a glimpse of the perfectly preserved thatch cottages. Finally, arrive in Killarney for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Kerry Region (Free day)
Enjoy a free day in the Kerry region. Take the time to explore the hiking trails, golf courses and picturesque churches of Killarney. Or join the optional excursion, with a drive and various stops along the Ring of Kerry. This iconic route takes you along the Iveragh Peninsula. Experience charming stops along the way, such as Kerry Bog Village and a Sheepdog demonstration. Sit back and relax on a jaunting (carriage) ride through Killarney National Park. This excursion immerses you in all that this iconic route has on offer.
Day 6: Blarney Castle - Kilkenny - Dublin
Journeying back to Dublin and leaving the Wild Atlantic Way, we stop at Blarney Castle, where you’ll have the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone and gain the ‘gift of the gab’. Next up is the medieval town of Kilkenny, join your tour leader on an orientation tour of the historic centre, known as the 'Medieval Mile'. Arriving back in Dublin, celebrate the last night of your tour with an optional Irish music evening, including dinner and a show at the Merry Ploughboy Irish Music Pub, winner of the “Best Music Pub” in Ireland.
Day 7: Dublin - End of the tour
After breakfast, we say our goodbyes, as the tour concludes. We hope you’ve enjoyed the scenery, the culture, the sights and the history of this incredible part of the world. Don’t forget to share your details with your fellow travellers. Farewell, Ireland!
Escorted Tour Package Includes:
- 6 nights' accommodation in twin rooms with private en-suite facilities
- 6 Breakfasts (Vegetarian options available for all meals on request)
- 3 Dinners (Vegetarian options available for all meals on request)
- Transportation by air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and toilet onboard
- Any public transport used as part of the tour (except on free days)
- Tour leader, who will be on hand with advice and tips to ensure that you get the most from your trip
- All taxes and fees
- Free tour souvenir
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Tips and extras in general
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Everything which is not clearly specified under "package includes"
Hotels (or similar):
- Dublin: Travelodge Dublin Phoenix Park
- Derry: Best Western Plus White Horse Hotel
- Galway: Imperial Hotel Galway
- Kerry Region: Holiday Inn Killarney
Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (ex)