Wild South: 7-Day Tour of Ireland

7 Days, 6 Nights 7 Days Starts in The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 & Ends in The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8.

Tour highlights

This tour explores the most dramatic landscapes of Ireland’s wild Atlantic coastline, including Killarney National Park, The Ring of Kerry and the town of Dingle as well as a visit to the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway. 

 

Itinerary

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The Rock of Cashel and Cork City

Departing from The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 at 9am.

Your adventure starts off in Dublin, Ireland’s capital, also known as the Fair city. Our direction is south to the rebel county of Ireland, Cork and its wild Atlantic coastline.

Along the way, we take a stop off at the Rock of Cashel, a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone and home of the High Kings of Ireland. After lunch we continue our journey towards Cork, which is the starting point of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and where that evening you can relax and savour its picturesque setting and friendly atmosphere.

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus Departure

11:30 AM: Rock of Cashel Tour

13:00 PM: Lunch in Cashel

14:00 PM: Bus Departure for Cork city

15:30 PM: Arrive and Explore Cork city

 

Included:

  • Dublin to Cork Transfer
  • Visit the Rock of Cashel

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Non-applicable

Freebies:  

  • Explore the Cork’s vibrant city with cafes, bars and historical places of interest
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Mizen Head Peninsula

Rise and shine for an adventure along the wild and spectacular coastline of Cork and climb over mountain passes to reach the majestic setting of Killarney.

Along the way we will stop off at a Stone Age tomb called the Altar Wedge Tomb, which sits dramatically on the waterfront overlooking Toormore Bay. We continue our journey towards one of Ireland’s most southerly point, Mizen Head. You have the option of visiting the Mizen Head Signal Station* or take a stroll along the golden strand of Barleycove beach.

After we have satisfied our hungry souls, we will make our way over the mountainous terrain that separates Cork and Kerry before arriving in the picturesque town of Killarney. It is home to Ireland’s first national park with spectacular glistening lakes, beautiful nature, great food and a vibrant cultural atmosphere.

*Mizen Head Signal Station only available from Mid-March to October.

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus Departure for Mizen Head

10:45 AM: Skibbereen

11:15 AM: Bus Departure

11:45 AM: Altar Wedge Tomb

12:00 PM: Bus Departure

12:30 PM: Arrive and Explore Mizen Head

15:00 PM: Bus Departure for Killarney

18:30 PM: Arrive in Killarney

 

Included:

  • Cork to Killarney Transfer
  • Mizen Head Signal Station Tour

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Non-applicable

Freebies:  

  • Explore the beaches of Mizen Head
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The Ring of Kerry and Valentia Island

Today’s adventure takes you off the beaten track to unlock the real beauty of the world famous Ring of Kerry. Considered one of the most beautiful destinations to explore in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry offers dramatic landscapes of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches, glistening lakes, picturesque villages and spectacular mountain ranges.   

Even better, we will take you on an incredible tour of the spectacular Valentia Island where you can delve into its incredible history and heritage, explore its magical setting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and if you are lucky get a glimpse (weather permitting) of the dramatic Skellig Islands (Star Wars famed).

After a well-earned bite to eat, we slowly make our way back to Killarney stopping off at many spectacular viewing points to learn of their historical importance and the opportunity to take that picture that will ensure an everlasting memory of paradise.

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus Departure for The Ring of Kerry


11:00 AM: Valentia Island Tour


13:30 PM: Lunch in Portmagee


15:00 PM: Bus Departure for Killarney via The Ring of Kerry  


18:00 PM: Arrive in Killarney

 

Included:

  • Ring of Kerry & Valentia Island
  • The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre  

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Bray Head Walking Tour
  • Valentia Island Cycling Tour
  • Skellig Eco Boat Tour

Freebies:  

  • Explore the Ring of Kerry’s wild nature
  • Visit many quaint towns and village

 

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Dingle and Slea Head

Dingle is our destination today, as we explore this dramatic and beautiful peninsula that is littered with archaeological and historical wonders. Our first stop off is at Inch beach, famous for being the place where an inch is actually three miles long and where we take a short stroll along its golden sands and watch long rolling waves that come crashing ashore.

Once aboard we head due west to the edge of Europe, also known as Slea Head. Feast your eyes on breathtaking scenery of wild rugged coastline, golden beaches and the magnificent Blasket Islands. We continue our journey around this rich and vibrant peninsulas exploring its vast Gaelic culture and learning a cupla focal (some words) in Irish along the way. We will also visit Dingle town, a picturesque fishing town that is famed for Fungi the dolphin who has been a local for almost 30 years, before making our return journey to Killarney.

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Bus Departure for Dingle & Slea Head


11:00 AM: Slea Head Tour

 

14:00 PM: Lunch in Dingle

 

15:00 PM: Explore Dingle Town

 

16:15 PM: Bus Departure for Killarney

 

18:00 PM: Arrive in Killarney

 

Included:

  • Dingle & Slea Head Tour

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Activity Add-ons:

  • Slea Head Cycling Tour
  • Fungi Boat Tour
  • Blasket Island Visitor Centre

Freebies:  

  • Explore the Dingle Way and its many beautiful villages along the way
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Discover Killarney

Before departing for Doolin that afternoon, you have the opportunity to relax, discover Killarney town or take an adventure exploring Killarney’s National Park and Lakes.

At midday, we will visit Muckross Park which is home to beautiful gardens and a 15th Century Franciscan Friary called Muckross Abbey which is one of the major ecclesiastical sites found in the Killarney National Park.

That afternoon after a bite to eat, we make our way north along the edge of Europe to the spectacular setting of the Cliffs of Moher, where we will overnight in the vibrant coastal village of Doolin and a chance for you to experience great traditional music sessions, fantastic seafood and of course meet the locals.  

Schedule:

09:00 AM: Free time to relax, explore Killarney or take an adventure


12:00 PM: Visit Torc Waterfall, Muckross Abbey & Gardens   


15:00 PM: Bus Departure for Doolin


18:30 PM: Arrive in Doolin

 

Included:

  • Muckross Abbey & Gardens  
  • Killarney to Doolin transfer

Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

Alternative Activity Add-ons:

  • Ross Castle Kayak Tour
  • Lakes of Killarney Boat Tour
  • Jaunting Cars
  • Killarney Cycling Tour

Freebies:

  • Discover Ross Island
  • Explore vibrant shops and cafes
  • Visit Torc Waterfall
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The Cliffs of Moher and the Wild Burren

This morning we make our to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher in County Clare. This ‘must see’ wonder of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher, stretches for almost 10 KM and will capture your eyes and imagination as you gaze out in awe of its impressive setting.

Take the opportunity to explore the fantastic interpretation centre that will show you how this marvelous creation was shaped by nature’s hand and learn about its unique geological makeup.

Afterwards, we will have lunch in the surf town of Lahinch before heading on a tour exploring the dramatic landscape and history of the wild Burren. Experience its unique ecosystem and the spectacular Poulnabrone wedge tomb, which dates back to the Neolithic period.

That evening take the opportunity to sample Doolin’s famed culinary delights and lively atmosphere.

Schedule:

 

10:00 AM: Bus departure for the Cliffs of Moher


10:15 AM: Visit the Cliffs of Moher

 

12:15 PM: Bus departure for Lahinch


12:30 PM: Lunch in Lahinch

 

14:00 PM: Bus departure for the Wild Burren Tour

 

14:30 PM: Ballyryan

 

15:30 PM: Poulnabrone Tomb

 

17:00 PM: Arrive in Doolin  

 


Included:

  • The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
  • The Wild Burren Tour


Tour Style Options:

  • Budget – Hostel
  • Classic – Bed & Breakfast

*Alternative Activity Add-ons:

  • Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk
  • Inishmann Island
  • Cliffs of Moher Sea Cruise
  • Surfing

Freebies:

  • Take in the spectacular views of Doolin and its lively
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Discover Galway and Transfer to Dublin

This morning we depart Doolin heading north towards Galway, the Bohemian capital of Ireland. Along the way explore the remarkable moon-like terrain of the wild Burren and the Atlantic waves that roll into jaws of Galway Bay.

Take the opportunity to soak in Galway’s vibrant streets, sample its wide variety of food offerings or take a tour exploring its unique historical places of interest.

In the afternoon, we take the road back east, crossing the River Shannon on route to the fair city of Dublin where are tour comes to an end. We really hope you have had an amazing time exploring some of Ireland’s most unique destinations and remember Ireland is now forever your home away from home.

Schedule:     

09:00 AM: Bus Departure to Galway City


11:00 AM: Arrive and explore Galway City

15:00 PM: Bus Departure to Dublin City

18:00 PM: Arrive in Dublin City

 

Included:

  • Galway to Dublin transfer

Tour Style:

  • Non-Applicable

Activity Add-ons:

  • Galway Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
  • Galway City Walking Tour
  • Dublin Hop-on Hop-off City Tour
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Trinity College and the book of Kells

Freebies:  

  • Explore Galway’s amazing historical places of interest and experience its colourful cafes and bars


Arriving back toThe Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 at 6pm

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What's included

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Unearth Ireland’s wild and rugged coastline
  2. Explore Killarney National Park, Ireland’s first national park
  3. Discover the Ring of Kerry and Dingle
  4. Experience the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the wild Burren
  5. Visit Galway City, the Bohemian capital of Ireland
  6. Enjoy great food and fun traditional music nights
START/RETURN POINT                                  The Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Arran Quay, Dublin 8.
DEPARTURE DAYS Sunday
SCHEDULE 09:00 AM – Please arrive by 8:30 AM for a prompt departure
WHAT TO BRING
  • Rain Jacket/Pants
  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Rucksack or appropriate bag for carrying food/clothing
  • Suitable hiking clothing e.g. fleece, hat, gloves
  • No cotton t-shirts or jeans as these items will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia
  • Spare clothes and shoes for after activity
  • Warm drink and water(1 litre approx)
  • Food e.g. lunch, snacks, etc.
INCLUDED
Professional and experienced guide                 All listed Activities
6 nights accommodation Breakfast each morning
Private Bus Chauffeur
NOT INCLUDED
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