Wild Atlantic Way 6 Nights

Fly into Shannon airport for this 6 Night Tour based around Ireland’s spectacular Wild Atlantic Way Driving route, the longest coastal driving route in the world!

Discover Ireland’s Best Driving Route – The Wild Atlantic Way

Fly into Shannon airport for this 6 Night Tour based around Ireland’s spectacular Wild Atlantic Way Driving route, the longest coastal driving route in the world! Don’t worry though; you don’t have to drive all of it! Use your custom made itinerary to guide you from one coastal charm to the next.

Out at the very edge of Europe, this breath-taking route incorporates spectacular headlands, striking beaches, superbly located sea cliffs and some of Ireland’s most famous driving routes such as the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. This Tour includes a night in Galway City, a bustling city and often referred to as our festival capital, although a world away from the small coastal villages you have visited is a perfect way to end your tour.

 

Overnights for this tour:

  • Dingle, Kerry for 2 nights

  • West Clare for 1 night

  • Westport, Mayo for 2 nights

  • Galway for 1 night

 

Your Accommodation Option

  • Superior & First Class Hotels

  • Luxury Accommodation & Service in our 4-Star Country Manor Houses

  • Deluxe Accommodation in our 4 & 5 Star Irish Castles

  • Our Recommended & Handpicked B&B's, all rooms with private bath facilities

  • Any Combination of the above

Included in your price:

  • Free calls to your personal Ireland vacation specialist
  • 6 nights accommodation on a B&B basis 
  • Road map of Ireland
  • Discounted admission to attractions throughout Ireland

Car Rental:

Rental of a economy-size car. Included with your car is all compulsory insurances - Collision Damage Waiver insurance (CDW with an excess/deductible), theft protection insurance, location fee of €30, Road fund tax, sales tax at 13.5%, unlimited free mileage, third party liability insurance, 24 hour peace of mind breakdown cover.

Occupancy:

Prices are per person based on 2 persons in each room with full Irish breakfast and taxes included. A single supplement will apply to rooms and car rental in the case of single occupancy.

Currency:

Please note that we charge in Euros (€). Prices in other currencies are for indication only and subject to fluctuation.

Shannon to Dingle

Begin your Wild Atlantic Way adventure by making the journey from Shannon airport to Dingle on the South West coast. The most direct route will take you by the historic city of Limerick with its Viking history and the 13th century King John’s Castle, and via Adare where the street is lined with thatched cottages and craft shops. As you draw closer to Dingle you will encounter the Conor Pass, the highest mountain pass in Ireland with viewing places where you will take some of your best photographs of dramatic Irish scenery! At the top Brandon and Tralee Bays can be seen to the north and to the south lies Dingle Bay. The Dingle Peninsula itself has some of the Wild Atlantic Way’s best scenic views with the Brandon Mountains towering to the North and some fantastic seascapes to the West. At night Dingle town is great place to be, you will find traditional Irish music sessions in several places throughout the town and fantastic food especially seafood.

Dingle to Clare

A long drive awaits you today with plenty to see and do along the way, so set off early! Heading East, the small village of Annascaul is one of the next villages you will encounter, this is the birth place of Tom Crean, one of Ireland’s local heroes who accompanied Scott and Shackleton on three Antarctic expeditions. On his return to Annascaul Crean opened the "South Pole Inn", which is still in business today. Continue to the town of Tralee which plays host to Ireland’s longest running beauty pageants, The Rose of Tralee. Continue to Tarbert where you will take a ferry crossing on the Shannon Estuary to County Clare, home to one of the world’s most famous attractions, the Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs have some of the best sights and are definitely well worth a visit. You then arrive at the village of Doolin, famous for its traditional Irish music scene and in recent years has been attracting crowds to spontaneous sessions in any one of its excellent pubs. Just north of the Cliffs you then have the lunar like Burren region and the ancient Poulnabrone Dolmen Tombs as well as the Aillwee Caves.

Clare to Westport

Travel to Westport north via the hauntingly beautiful Connemara region, Situated on the most western coastline of Europe, this untouched region boasts breath-taking scenery. From there you will have the opportunity to travel just south of Westport to see Croagh Patrick, known as Ireland's 'Holy Mountain' upon where St. Patrick supposedly spent 40 days fasting. Just north of the town of Westport in the county of Mayo is Ireland’s least populated region where you can walk the open countryside for miles with no company other than the local sheep! You may also wish to visit Westport House - Designed by the famous architects Richard Cassels and James Wyatt in the 18th century, Westport House is one of Irelands’ most historic homes open to the public.

Westport to Galway city

Heading south from Westport, you reach the festival city of Galway. With its street entertainers and traditional pubs with great music, Galway and in particular, the Quays area of the city centre will keep you entertained particularly in the evening time. Other sites in Galway include Ireland’s largest medieval parish church, the Collegiate Church of St Nicholas of Myra dating back to 1320. Christopher Columbus reputedly worshipped in this church in 1477. Also nearby are Galway Cathedral, the Spanish Arch and Eyre Square.

Accommodation & Car

  B&Bs 3*Hotels 4*Hotels Combination
Jan-Mar & Nov-Dec $554 $563 $969 $718
April & October $554 $586 $1,067 $755
May-June $598 $644 $1,225 $863
July & September $671 $717 $1,298 $936
August $671 $717 $1,298 $936

Notes

  • Please note prices are per person based on 2 persons in each room with full Irish breakfast and taxes included
  • The Combination package includes 2 Nights in 3*** Hotels, 2 nights in Luxury Manor House Hotels & 2 Nights in our hand-picked B&B's
  • Children Sharing with 2 adults (aged 2-11) pay 40% of the Adult option
  • Children under the age of 2 are free when sharing with 2 Adults
  • Your Accommodation & Car Rental Package rate includes an Economy class car eg., Opel Corsa or Fiat Punto
  • Included with your car is all compulsory insurances - Collision Damage Waiver insurance (CDW with an excess/deductible), theft protection insurance, location fee of €30, Road fund tax, sales tax at 13.5%, unlimited free mileage, third party liability insurance, 24 hour peace of mind break down cover.

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