7-Day Ireland to Island Small Group Tour from Dublin

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Get more from your small group tour with the Ireland to Island experience. Featuring Ireland and two of its most famous islands this tour never disappoints. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site and Puffin sanctuary, Skellig Michael, delve into Ireland’s past by visiting the Rock of Cashel steeped in 1000 years of history and explore the beautiful seaside village of Cobh, the final port of the marvellous Titanic. Explore Killarney National Park and visit the...
Get more from your small group tour with the Ireland to Island experience. Featuring Ireland and two of its most famous islands this tour never disappoints. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site and Puffin sanctuary, Skellig Michael, delve into Ireland’s past by visiting the Rock of Cashel steeped in 1000 years of history and explore the beautiful seaside village of Cobh, the final port of the marvellous Titanic. Explore Killarney National Park and visit the jaw dropping sights of The Cliffs of Moher. Sail across Galway Bay to the spectacular Aran Islands and soak up the atmosphere in the artsy city of Galway. Of course, no trip to Ireland is complete without a trip to one of our famous distillers, so let’s meet the makers of our beloved Jameson!
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary

Day 1: Medieval Castles - Distillery Experience - Titanic

Stop At: Rock of Cashel, Rock Vista Moor Lane, Cashel Ireland
We leave Dublin and head south, arriving at Cobh harbour in County Cork, the place of 3 million goodbyes as famine and poverty forced people aboard ships bound for a better life. It’s also where the Titanic last stopped, before embarking on her ill-fated voyage.
Is it a Chapel? Is it a Palace? Is it a Cathedral? The 1000 year old Rock of Cashel is all three and it’s an open-mouthed moment.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jameson Distillery Midleton, Distillery Walk, Midleton Ireland
We’ll travel forward to the 17th century and the home of the Midleton Distillery, now a modern complex and the largest whiskey producer in Ireland. From Jameson to Powers and Tullamore Dew to a Middleton Rare, get to taste, mull and learn about our uisce...
Itinerary

Day 1: Medieval Castles - Distillery Experience - Titanic

Stop At: Rock of Cashel, Rock Vista Moor Lane, Cashel Ireland
We leave Dublin and head south, arriving at Cobh harbour in County Cork, the place of 3 million goodbyes as famine and poverty forced people aboard ships bound for a better life. It’s also where the Titanic last stopped, before embarking on her ill-fated voyage.
Is it a Chapel? Is it a Palace? Is it a Cathedral? The 1000 year old Rock of Cashel is all three and it’s an open-mouthed moment.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jameson Distillery Midleton, Distillery Walk, Midleton Ireland
We’ll travel forward to the 17th century and the home of the Midleton Distillery, now a modern complex and the largest whiskey producer in Ireland. From Jameson to Powers and Tullamore Dew to a Middleton Rare, get to taste, mull and learn about our uisce beatha (water of life).
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Cobh, Cobh, County Cork
It’s back to the twinkly lights of colourful Cobh and over a pint of the blackstuff, (Murphy’s, not Guinness in these parts) in Mansworth’s, you’ll hear backstories about how this pub was the last port of call for the misty-eyed emigrants, waiting for their ships to come in. The harbour beckons and perhaps a trip to the Quay’s Bar & Restaurant, famous for its private marina and slow roasted scallops.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: The Commodore in Cobh is perfect to wind down and get a good night sleep

Day 2: Kiss The Blarney Stone - Ring of Kerry

Stop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens, Monacnapa, Blarney, Cork T23 Y598 Ireland
It’s off for a spot of kissing next and to the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that whoever kisses it, gets the gift of the gab; your bus buddies will be sure to tell you if it works!
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ring of Kerry, Ireland
After a stop in Kenmare with its quirky teashops and craft galleries, we’ll take on The Ring of Kerry; 179km, of mystical and magical landscape where goats are crowned Kings (Puck Fair). Have your phones fully charged for photos of Moll’s Gap, Torc waterfall and Ross castle in Killarney National Park.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Portmagee, Portmagee, County Kerry
It’s over to the dark side next and to Portmagee, where we’ll stay tonight in preparation for some Jedi spotting. The village is named after one of the most notorious smugglers of the 18th Century, Captain Theobald Magee who used the many coves and caves to transport and hide his contraband of spirits, tobacco, textiles and tea.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The wonderful Moorings

Day 3: Skellig Michael Landing Tour - Streets of Killarney

Stop At: Skellig Michael, Ballinskeillig Bay Ireland
Long ago, before the Jedis came from a galaxy, far, far away, monks from the 6th century, would climb the 599 steps carved out of the prismatic Skellig Michael, too fast and pray in its intricate, stone beehive cells. Named after the archangel Michael, while the word "Skellig" is derived from the Gaelic sceilig, meaning a splinter of stone, it is home to the oldest preserved monastery in Europe and a variety of gannets, puffins, razorbills and grey seals. In Star Wars lore, it is the island sanctuary, Ahch-To where Luke Skywalker trains Rey in the ways of The Force.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Killarney, Killarney, County Kerry
After working up a thirst in this otherworldly place, you might want to turn to the dark side yourself and chase down a few pints of the blackstuff in Murphy’s or JM Reidy’s in Killarney.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Fuchsia House Killarney

Day 4: Explore the Majestic Killarney National Park - Beautiful Dinlge Peninsula

Stop At: Killarney National Park Cork Road, Killarney Ireland
On the hunt for glacier shaped lakes, mystical waterfalls and red deer, we’ll gear up for a two hour cycle around Killarney National Park with stop offs at the 18th Victorian, Muckross House and the epic Torc waterfall.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Inch Beach, Inch Ireland
It’s off to Inch Beach now, where golden sand stretches for miles and Ryan’s daughter met a smitten Robert Mitchum.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Dingle, Dingle, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry
The Dingle peninsula will take our afternoon. Watch a local sheep-farmer skilfully working his sheepdogs in gathering and controlling sheep in a skill been handed down the generations who have kept sheep on Mount Eagle for hundreds of years. The evening belongs to Dingle and how about a trip to hardware store, Foxy John’s? Don’t be alarmed, the only DIY you’ll be doing is ordering a drink from its fully stocked bar. And did we tell you about the Leather Shop, Dick Mac’s? It comes with a pub, a gang of lively locals and a very loquacious barman.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The Dingle Marina Lodge

Day 5: Jaw Dropping Cliffs of Moher - The Burren National Park

Stop At: Cliffs of Moher, Lislorkan North, Liscannor Ireland
It’s ‘bye, bye’ Dingle on the way to the historic Burren. Crossing the Shannon, we’ll head to the edge of the world and to The Cliffs of Moher, 14 km of dramatic coastline standing 300 metres above the churning Atlantic. We’ll take on a two and a half hour of the Cliffs, veering off the traditional tourist trails to find secret passages and fissures and unrivalled photo opportunities as the Atlantic roars its appreciation. Voted a Unesco world heritage site, standing at the ledge, you’ll feel like you’re at the very edge of the world.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Doolin, Doolin, The Burren, County Clare
As evening draws in, we’ll spend it in Doolin, The Capital City of Irish music and between the music and the foot-tapping, the black-stuff and the company, ‘the craic will be ninety’!
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: The Fiddle and Bow

Day 6: Magnificent Aran Islands - Famous Stone forts

Stop At: Aran Islands, Aran Islands, County Galway, Western Ireland
After the ‘Full Irish’, (cooked breakfast) it’s off to catch the ferry from Doolin to Inis Mor (literally ‘big island’), the largest of the Aran Islands and to gear up for an exhilarating cycle. Jaunting carts and buses are available are available if you want to tog e bog e (take it easy).
Biking the entire coastline, we’ll stop by Dún Aengus, a prehistoric hill fort which dominates precariously on the edge of a vertical cliff, 300 ft above the choppy waters of the Atlantic; the seven churches at Na Seacht dTeampaill, dedicated to Saint Brecan, and was at one time one of the biggest monastic foundations and destinations for pilgrims.
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Connemara, Connemara, County Galway, Western Ireland
Returning by ferry to Rossaveal Pier, it’s onto Cilfden, ‘the Capital of Connemara’ and time to relax, as you’re officially on West of Ireland time. Now it’s time for Dooncastle oysters or a whole Cleggan crab, washed down with pints of the Blackstuff. Cock an ear and listen out for ‘the session’, (traditional music) coming out of the many pubs and settle yourself in for the night.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: All The Twos Lodge in Clifden

Day 7: Scenic Connemara - Historical Food tour in Bohemian Galway

Stop At: Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Connemara National Park Connemara National Park Connemara, Co Galway Near the village of Letterfrack, Galway Ireland
Connemara National Park beckons and a short hike up the wood and cut stone path of Diamond Hill. Rising gently over the village of Letterfrack, you’ll be rewarded with views of jewels such as The Twelve Pins and the Maum Turks.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Galway, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland
Then we’re off to Galway, the City of the Tribes and the home of the Claddagh Ring for a guided tour and to chase down an afternoon of ceol agus craic, (music and fun), street performers, artists, buskers and the last of the Bohemians.
As our guides take you back to The Capital, they’ll give you tips and recommendations if you plan to stay on in Dublin. Goodbyes will have to be said but it’s slán go fóill, (see you soon), from all of us at Overland Tours. Depending on numbers transport back to Dublin can be provided by using the GoBus which is a direct bus from Galway to Dublin city or Dublin airport.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Important Details

Included
  • All relevant taxes
  • Trip with Set down to Skellig Michael (weather conditions permitting)
  • Ferry trip to the Aran Islands
  • Full Irish breakfast each day (or something healthier)
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
  • 6x Breakfast
  • Airconditioned transport to all locations
  • Entry/Admission - Ring of Kerry
  • Loads of 'craic' = fun
  • All outdoor activities are weather dependent (no refund if cancelled due to weather conditions)
  • Entry/Admission - Killarney National Park
  • Walking food tour of Galway
  • Professional, qualified Irish tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Guided hikes
  • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel
  • Entry/Admission - Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Jameson Distillery Midleton
  • Entry/Admission - Inch Beach
  • Entry/Admission - Skellig Michael
  • 6 nights local boutique hotel and guesthouse accommodation, carefully selected by our team
  • Accommodation included: 6 nights
Not Included
  • Lunch & Diner
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
7 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
8:30 AM
Return Details
Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please advise if you have any health issues that may prevent you from taking part on some of the activities so that we can arrange alternative options for you
  • Please advise if you wish to have a private room as a single occupancy charge will apply
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.