The Wild West & North Tour - A Small Group Tour

6 Days, 5 Nights 6 Days Starts in Galway City & Ends in Dulbin

Tour highlights

From Connemara National Park to the wilds of Donegal; from the peak of St. Patrick’s Mountain to the Giant's Causeway; from the Dark Hedges made famous by the Game of Thrones to the bustling bohemian city of Galway. Oh and the dramatic ledge of Dun Aenghus Ring Fort on the Aran Islands! This seven day tour of the west and north of Ireland, promises unforgettable experiences  to treasure forever, along with breathtaking scenery, castles, adventure, history and culture. 





Meet with your guide of your escorted tour of Ireland in Galway City, Ireland’s Culture Capital.

Galway is renowned for its pleasures. Brightly-painted pubs heave with live music, while cafés offer front-row seats for observing street performers, musicians and local characters.
After a cycling tour through the streets and waterways, discovering Galway’s hidden gems you are free to enjoy an evening of entertainment, great food and craic in this much celebrated city.
There is also a fantastic food tour or, weather permitting, a stand-up paddle boarding option in Galway Bay.

The Aran Islands & Westport

After a short drive to Rossaveal pier, sail across Galway Bay to the Aran Islands. Arrive on rugged Inishmore, the largest of the Aran Islands. Explore the island, meet the locals and pick up a few words in the ancient Irish language of Gaelic. Cycle to the stone fort Dún Aenghus, which lies 100m over the ocean before making our way back to the mainland.

Depart Rosaveal Pier for the stunning town of Westport. Take in the breathtaking views of Connemara National Park and the Lost Valley which is part of the famous Famine Trail on route to Westport.
Unwind with some local craft beers and excellent food in Westport Town. Experience 'the craic' at a traditional Irish music session in Matt Molloy’s bar.

Westport – Donegal

Wake up fresh in Westport where your guide will challenge you to climb Ireland’s Holiest Mountain, Croagh Patrick. Learn about the man responsible for St. Patrick’s Day and enjoy unspoiled views from the top of Clew Bay.

After lunch at Cronin's Sheebeen on Westport Quay, while away the afternoon discovering the wilds of Sligo (William Butler Yeats’ County) before journeying north west through the Gaelic speaking Donegal.
Spend the night in the picturesque town of Ardara, a firm favourite with all visitors.

Grianán of Aileach and Derry

Start the day with a magnificent drive over the Glengesh Pass, visit Maghera Beach, caves and the Assaranca Waterfallbefore crossing the border of Northern Ireland.

Spend time exploring the stone fort of Grianán of Aileach. The views from the hilltop in Inishowen are truly magical.
The next stop is Derry. Northern Ireland’s second largest city, is steeped in rich history. Take a walking tour of the city or simply choose to have some free time to roam the streets discovering exciting shops, eateries and historical places at every corner.

The Giant’s Causeway

Today starts with the adventure of a lifetime. Feel the exhilaration of the air beneath your feet and the breath-taking backdrop of the Causeway Coastal Route while crossing the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

With heart racing, visit the extraordinary Giant’s Causeway on Antrim’s coastline, followed by a tour of the famous Bushmills Whiskey Distillery.
Take a sneak peek at one of the most famous filming locations for Game of Thrones, The Dark Hedges.
You will experience Belfast by night and spend a wonderful evening browsing this scenic city.


The day starts with a magical tour of Belfast in one of the city's famouBlack Cabs. This intimate city tour is the only way to see and learn about this wonderful city.

After lunch, enjoy the full Titanic experience at Titanic Belfast. This splendid interactive visitor center was voted the world’s leading tourist attraction in 2016. Prepare to be moved by the wonderful stories told about the world’s most famous ship.
Our guides will journey back with you to our bustling capital city, Dublin, and offer plenty of recommendations for things to see and do if you have a little time left. 

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Founded in 2014, Overland Ireland was the brainchild of avid adventurers Clodagh and Reinier.

After overlanding, touring, and guiding across the world, they believed that they had all the ingredients to offer a magical product to tourists visiting the Emerald Isle.

Overland Ireland’s love for the great outdoors, Irish culture and heritage and, of course, music and craic has inspired them to share every off-the-beaten-track hidden gem with the rest of the world.

Every year Overland Ireland continues to welcome hundreds of new friends from all corners of the world and help them to discover and explore Ireland’s playground.

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What's included

Experience the spectacular views of Connemara National Park, the wilds of Donegal and the panoramic views from on top of St. Patrick’s Mountain.

Make unforgettable memories at The Giant’s Causeway, Game of Thrones Dark Hedges and Belfast as you journey through the kingdom of Northern Ireland. Our small group tours of Ireland explores a diverse range of scenery, castles, adventure, history and culture.

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