7-Day Great Atlantic Adventure Small-Group Tour of Ireland from Dublin

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With a maximum of 14 people we provide you with the best experience in Ireland. Our vehicles are comfortable and driving times are kept to a minimum. By going off the beaten path and using local guides where ever we go you get the real Irish experience and get to live like a local during your tour. With plenty of things to do and free time build in this tour offers something for everyone.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Overland Ireland LTD

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Day 1 Rock of Cashel - Kiss the Blarney Stone - Delightful Kinsale

Stop At: Rock of Cashel

Depart Dublin in the morning and travel west to the magical South West. Visit the medieval round tower, chapel, cathedral and castle steeped in 1000 years of history at The Rock of Cashel for a quick photo stop.

Stop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens

Travel south to one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, Cork, which is argued by locals as being the REAL capital of Ireland. After your stop in Cork onward bound to kiss the Blarney Stone! And you may be granted “the gift of the gab“. Then take the time to explore the gardens, castle and rock close.

Duration: 3 hour

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Finish this jam packed day with a walking tour of Kinsale. With a night in west Cork’s stunning harbour town of Kinsale – renowned for its award winning restaurants and dramatic scenery.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 2 Killarney National Park - Parts of the Ring of Kerry - Dingle Peninsula

Stop At: Killarney National Park

Depart Kinsale and journey towards the Ring of Kerry. Our first stop is the beautiful heritage town of Kenmare. Discover many hidden gems on the Ring of Kerry: Moll’s Gap, Torc Waterfall and Ross Castle in Killarney National Park. You will discover many of these by bike as we will cycle through the oldest national park in Ireland. If cycling is not your thing you can explore Killarney town or Mucross House.

Duration: 2 hour

Stop At: Inch Beach

We have a stop at off Irelands nicest beaches, Inch beach. Have a coffee or get inspired by one of Irelands Gaelic games, hurling. Our guides will teach the ancient art of hurling.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dingle Peninsula

We will stay in the celebrated, cozy, coastal town of Dingle. The evening is yours to soak up the atmosphere in Dingle’s famous quirky pubs, fantastic restaurants and stumble across unforgettable traditional music.

Duration: 10 hour

Day 3 Kayaking with dolphins - Slea Head Drive - Dingle Distillery

Stop At: Mount Brandon

We spend another day and night in the buzzing town of Dingle, so you don’t need to repack your suitcase. Just relax and enjoy. We have a few choices for your this morning. If you would like a more relaxed start to your day we invite you to explore Dingle town for some retail therapy. Alternatively, if shopping isn’t your thing we will take you on a hike up Mount Brandon where you will be rewarded with 360-degree panoramic views of Dingle Bay. We have another delight. We take our kayaks to visit the town’s biggest celebrity – Fungie the Dolphin and explore the caves in the bay.

Duration: 4 hour

Stop At: Slea Head Drive

After lunch your expert Overland guide will take you on an impressive trip along one of Ireland’s most scenic roads - The Slea Head Drive. If you are lucky enough you might get to meet a couple of our local fluffy friends – baby lambs! We spend another night in the buzzing town of Dingle, so you don’t need to repack your suitcase. Just relax and enjoy.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 4 Mighty Cliffs of Moher - Traditional Irish Music

Stop At: Conor Pass

Leave Dingle via the dramatic Connor Pass and cross the River Shannon to leave the South West behind.

Stop At: Cliffs of Moher

We Cross the river Shannon by ferry into County Clare, home to the mighty Cliffs of Moher. We will take you on a 2.5 hour hike all along the cliffs. Get off the beaten path and let one of our local guides introduce you to the area.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Doolin Music House

Spend the evening in the welcoming village of Doolin, the home-town of traditional Irish music. Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music and great Irish food.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 5 Sheep Dog Demonstration - Burren National Park - Bohemian Galway

Stop At: Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations

We have nearly more sheep than people so a trip to Ireland would not be complete without a sheep dog trial and we will visit Caherconnell which is an exceptionally well-preserved medieval stone ringfort.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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After the Sheep Dog Demonstration we will bring you to the famous Dolmen’s at Pollnabrone. This Neolithic monument dates back to 3000BC. We have nearly more sheep then people so a trip to Ireland would not be complete without a sheep dog trial.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Burren National Park

The Burren National park is also the called the rocky place. The Burren's moon-like landscape is very famous for the variety and unusual mixture of wildflowers.

Stop At: Galway Bay

Next we will hug the coastline into bustling bohemian Galway. Expect a great atmosphere, entertaining street performers and plenty of craic in this much celebrated town. You will learn about this amazing city while enjoying some local delicacies on your historical walking tours with nibbles.

Duration: 2 hour

Day 6 Rugged Aran Islands - Westport

Stop At: Dun Aonghasa

Today we take the ferry and land on rugged Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands. You can explore the Islands your way, either by bike, bus or by horse and carriage (optional). Our end destination on the Island is the stone fort of Dún Aenghus, which lies 100m over the ocean. Hard to believe that people were living here 3000 years ago. While you are there you might pick up a few words of ‘Gaelic’ from the locals and maybe get an original Aran Sweater!

Duration: 6 hour

Stop At: Westport House & Gardens

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.

Duration: 4 hour

Day 7 Views from Croagh Patrick and back to Dublin

Stop At: Croagh Patrick

Before you finish your Overland Ireland small group tour we want to challenge you one last time. Climb the west’s most iconic mountain, Croagh Patrick, and learn about the man responsible for St. Patrick’s Day. This is the Ultimate way to finish off an unforgettable journey through Ireland. Our guides willsend you out into our bustling capital city armed with recommendations if you have a bit of timeleft in Ireland. Please note that some of the tours run in reverse in order to avoid large crowds and congestions during the summer period.

Duration: 3 hour
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