IRELAND'S WILD ATLANTIC WAY
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View the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland in this spectacular 9 or 13 day Wild Atlantic Way Tour. See Ireland's famous Cliffs of Moher, Galway city, Connemara Region, Achill House and Westport House, Donegal Castle, Glenveagh Castle, Derry, Giants Causeway, Titanic Belfast, the Book of Kells at Trinity College and much much more.
One of the world’s longest coastal drives, the wild Atlantic way has some of Irelands most scenic views and dramatic locations, such as the epic Cliffs of Moher, the Giant's Causeway and Achill Island.
This 9 or 13 day tour starts in Shannon and ends in Dublin, with the opportunity to extend the tour so you end up back in Shannon!
Overnights for the 9 day tour:
Day 1: Shannon Arrival & Cliffs of Moher
Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Ennis hotel. See the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Join your group for a welcome drink before dinner.
Day 2: Connemara & Galway
Journey through Connemara for sweeping views of boglands and misty mountains. Tour Galway with a local guide to see medieval city walls, Lynch’s Castle, and narrow streets. Continue to Westport, built in 1780, with shops and traditional pubs, many with live music.
Day 3: Westport House & Achill Island
Tour Westport House overlooking the ocean with a wealth of artifacts. Access Achill Island by bridge and capture wonderful views. See the Deserted Village, 100 stone cottages abandoned in the famine of the 1840’s. Stop in Keel for lunch before returning to Westport for a gentle walking tour with a local guide. The evening is free for independent activities and dining.
Day 4: Country Life & Donegal Castle
Immerse yourself in Irish history at the Museum of Country Life. Drive through Counties Mayo and Sligo and around Donegal Bay. Tour Donegal Castle, then continue to Stranorlar.
Day 5: Glenveagh Castle & Grand Atlantic
Travel to Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair evicted 225 tenants to build Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Experience the glorious Grand Atlantic Drive, which winds around the coastline through Downings and Rosapenna. Return to Stranorlar with time to relax before dinner.
Day 6: Derry & Giant’s Causeway
Join a local guide in Derry for a walking tour of medieval city walls, the Diamond, and St. Columb’s Cathedral. Drive along the north coast, pausing for photos at Dunluce Castle. Explore the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed more than 60 million years ago. Drive along the scenic Nine Glens of Antrim route to Belfast.
Day 7: Titanic Belfast & Abbey Tavern
Tour Belfast and visit Titanic Belfast. Visit Down Cathedral, historical burial place of St Patrick. In Dublin, head to the Abbey Tavern for a traditional Irish dinner and show.
Day 8: Dublin Tour & Book of Kells
Tour Dublin, St Stephen’s Green, and shopping around Nassau Street. Cross the River Liffey to O’Connell Street and the General Post Office. Enjoy a guided walking tour through Trinity College to view the Book of Kells. This afternoon take an independent open-top bus tour and visit one of Dublin’s top attractions – Guinness Storehouse, Teeling Distillery, EPIC Ireland, or the General Post Office Museum.
Day 9: Tour Ends in Dublin
Your tour ends after breakfast this morning.
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
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