The Wild Atlantic Way 7 Day Tour South

Tour Overview

The Wild Atlantic Way South begins in Galway and ends in Ireland's most southerly point, Mizen Head. This tour will take you along the spectacular coastline while incorporating some great soft adventure activities such as, cycling and kayaking. Along the way we will take visits to many historical and ancient sites over this 6 day fantastic tour of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Itinerary

Day 1:

Jump aboard and meet your fellow adventurers for the next 7 days!   Once your charming and knowledgeable guide introduces themselves and gets everyone settled, we will make our way out of the city and head south-west to the wonderful town of Kenmare, in the county of Kerry.  We will pass through spectacular countryside throughout the midlands. To break up the journey, we will take you back in time to the 12th century when we visit the world-famous 'Rock Of Cashel', once the home of the King of Munster.  When we reach Kenmare you'll have time to stretch and relax in one of the most loved towns in Ireland.  Lots of great restaurants and brilliant music in the traditional pubs will keep you entertained!

Day 2:

After a delicious breakfast we will take a scenic drive to Castletownbare, a fishing village which looks like it's stuck in time on Ireland's secret Peninsula of Beara.  This was the home of the last great Irish Chieftain, O'Sullivan Beara.  From there, we will take a ferry to Bare island, a small inhabited island about 20 minutes boat ride from the mainland.  This is a magical little island where time stands still and stress doesn't exist.  You will take a spectacular bike ride through the island, taking another ferry back to the mainland.  After a stop in the capital of the Beara peninsula, Glengarriff, we return to the lovely Kenmare for more 'fun and frollicks'!

Day 3:

In the morning, we will travel along the world famous Ring of Kerry and stop at the port in Portmagee.  From there we will take a ferry to Skellig Michael, one of Ireland's holiest places and one of only two UNESCO World heritage sites in Ireland.  Here, you will find a most unusual monastery built in stone beehive huts.  Centuries ago, monks were cut off from the mainland and spent their time creating manuscripts and praying.  If the weather doesn't permit us to take the ferry we will head into Killarney National Park - a large and lush national park filled with stunning scenery. We will hike through one of the most beautiful valleys in the country at the Gap of Dunloe and take a boat ride through the calm lakes of Killarney.  Tonight, we will stay in the vibrant town of Dingle. 

Day 4:

This morning, you get to do what everyone on the planet has on their bucket list, you'll swim or kayak with Fungi, the adorable dolphin who came to Dingle harbour years ago with a school of dolphins but never left. Then take a cycle around scenic Slea Head and stop at the many historical sites along the way.  After that, you'll need to warm up a little and no better place than the Dingle Whiskey Distillery, where you'll be shown the secrets of whiskey making and you'll have the chance to sample a few tipples before you leave.  Tonight we stay again in Dingle, enjoy the last night in this wonderful town.  Make sure to check out Dick Macks Pub before you leave, it's a real experience!

Day 5:

We really do hate to say goodbye to beautiful Dingle, but it's upwards and onwards literally as we head north along the Wild Atlantic Way.  We will take a short but interesting ferry ride from Tarbert, crossing the mouth of Ireland's longest river, the river Shannon.  Further along the coast, we will make a stop at Kilkea where you will have the opportunity to try the new land/sea adventure activity called 'coasteering'.  You will be taken along the base of the sea cliffs there and you can climb along the edge and jump into the sea lagoons dotted along the way - fantastic fun and a real Wild Atlantic Way experience! Tonight we will stay in the village of Lahinch, Ireland's surf capital. 

Day 6:

After a hearty breakfast we hit the waves and get some surf lessons on Ireland's most famous surf beach at Lahinch. After we've finished riding the waves, we will travel a short distance north to Ireland's most iconic landmark, the Cliffs Of Moher. Thousands of visitors flock to these high cliffs every year.  We will take a hike along the cliffs before we get back to our accommodation to freshen up. To finish this jam packed day of adventure we will take you to charming Doolin village to a traditional night of Irish music and 'craic'.  

Day 7

This morning we will take you to one of Ireland's iconic tombs, the dolmen at Poulnabrone which sits in the heart of the Burren, one of Ireland's National Parks. This dolmen is a burial site and most likely, the last resting place of a local Chieftain or Druid. It is also an opportunity for a great photo! Your guide will take you on a hike through the Burren and explain about the flora and fauna exclusive to this area of Ireland. Then, we go on to one of the highlights of the tour!  You will have the opportunity to kayak along the base of the Cliffs of Moher (obviously weather permitting).  If this is not to your fancy or the weather won't allow it, we will take a hike along the top of the cliffs which provides spectacular views. The Cliffs of Moher are a sight that we stay with you long after we have left. They are the most visited natural attraction in Ireland! We stay in Clifden tonight. 

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Departing Country: Ireland

Departing City: Dublin

Departing From: Dublin, Suffolk street

Languages: English

Duration: 6 Days

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