Authentic Local Experiences
- Spend a day exploring Achill Island, with its soaring cliffs, windswept beaches, rich heritage and deserted boglands.
- Get a taste of the Sligo Food Trail with a foraging adventure, followed by a tasting of the wild edibles you find.
- 12 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D) including Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner and show, and a festive medieval castle banquet.
- Cliffs of Moher
- Grand Atlantic Drive
- Giant’s Causeway
- Jaunting Car Ride in Killarney
- Sheepdog Demonstrations
- Sligo Food Trail
- Titanic Belfast
- Westport House
Hotels – 12 Nights
Old Ground Hotel, Ennis
A long-established, traditional hotel where the warmth of a country house blends with the style of a contemporary hotel. Enjoy traditional decor and blazing fires in the public spaces. The elegant dining room and Town Hall Bistro are renowned for excellent cuisine. Guest rooms offer every amenity for a comfortable stay. Located in the center of the charming market town of Ennis and within easy walking distance of shops, cafes and pubs. Shannon Airport is 15 miles away. Hotel parking.
Hotel Westport, Westport
This 18th-century mansion has been lovingly restored and carefully expanded to create a spacious, modern property for a pleasant stay. Large guest rooms are designed for a tranquil night’s rest. Guests can enjoy full Irish breakfasts and fine dining in the elegant restaurant or relax in one of the cozy bars. The spa and leisure center offers excellent facilities. Located beside Dunboyne village, just 15 miles from Dublin Airport and 14 miles from Dublin city center.
Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar
Established in 1845 as a coaching inn, this welcoming family hotel is in a great location for exploring the northern regions of County Donegal. The old-world atmosphere exudes charm with comfortable guest rooms while the restaurant offers the finest locally-sourced foodstuffs.
Stormont Hotel, Belfast
The 4 star Hastings Stormont Hotel Belfast is located just minutes away from Belfast City Centre, adjacent to Stormont Castle and overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Stormont Estate making it an ideal base for business or leisure. In addition to an excellent reputation for professionalism and exceptional hospitality, this luxurious Hotel boasts superb facilities to assure the ultimate in comfort and style and the friendly and professional staff will ensure you have everything you need and much more during your stay.
Ashling Hotel, Dublin
This contemporary property offers 225 spacious and well-equipped guest rooms as well as stylish, modern restaurants, bar and public spaces. Located on the north bank of the River Liffey near Phoenix Park, the hotel is conveniently located for exploring Dublin. City center and Temple Bar are just a 20-minute walk away, and both sites, as well as many other attractions, are accessible via the Luas tram, which stops near the hotel.
Celtic Ross Hotel, West Cork
This modern family-owned hotel is set right on the West Cork coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way. Sixty-six comfortable bedrooms, many with seaviews over Rosscarbery Bay, offer unbeatable amenities. The Kingfisher Bar & Bistro focuses on dishes featuring seasonal and local produce, while the extensive leisure centre features a pool, steam room, sauna and gym.
Dingle Skellig Hotel, Kerry
This modern hotel offers guest rooms in elegant color combinations with all facilities. Dine in the Coastguard Restaurant, with panoramic views of Dingle Bay. Enjoy shoreline walks as well as extensive leisure facilities, including the award-winning spa. Located on the outskirts of the compact town of Dingle and on the shores of Dingle Bay, this property is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants and bars, and serves as a great base for touring the Dingle Peninsula.
The Inn at Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus
This modern hotel is located on the wooded countryside of the Dromoland Castle Estate. The hotel features spacious rooms that are decorated in a traditional manner. There is a health and fitness club, indoor swimming pool, and multiple restaurants on the premise. Enjoy and elegant meal at Deerfield’s Restaurant, a casual meal in Shannigan’s Gastro Pub, or treat yourself to some afternoon tea.
Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way 13 Days / 12 Nights / 24 Meals
B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Day 1Shannon 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. (D)
Day 2Connemara & Galway
Journey through Connemara for sweeping views of boglands and misty mountains. Tour Galway with a local guide to see the narrow streets, medieval city walls, and Lynch’s Castle. Continue to Westport, built in 1780, with shops and traditional pubs, many with live music. (B, D)
Day 3Achill Island & Westport House
Take a walking tour of Westport before departing for Achill Island. The island is accessible by bridge, with wonderful views along the way. See the Deserted Village, 100 stone cottages abandoned in the famine of the 1840s. Stop in Keel for lunch. Return to Westport to tour the 18th-century Westport House and enjoy a glass of beer or wine. The evening is free for independent activities and dining. (B, L)
Day 4Foraging Adventure & Stranorlar
Drive through County Mayo to Sligo where you will venture into the woods on a Food Foraging Trail. You'll identify nutritious plants that grow wild in the Irish landscape. Some of these are used for medicinal purposes, while others are quite tasty - as you'll discover in a tasting after your adventure. Continue on to Stranorlar for the evening. (B, D)
Day 5Grand Atlantic Drive & Glenveagh Castle
Experience the glorious Grand Atlantic Drive, which winds around the coastline through Downings and Rosapenna. Travel to Glenveagh National Park where Captain Adair evicted 225 tenants to build Glenveagh Castle in 1870. Travel to Derry and join a local guide for a walking tour of the medieval city walls, the Diamond, and St. Columb’s Cathedral. Return to Stranorlar with time to relax before dinner. (B, D)
Day 6Giant’s Causeway & Nine Glens of Antrim
Drive along the north coast to explore the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed more than 60 million years ago. Drive along the scenic coastal Nine Glens of Antrim route as you proceed on to Belfast. (B, D)
Day 7Belfast Panoramic Tour & Titanic Belfast
Take a Belfast panoramic tour and see the Victorian buildings, imposing City Hall and Donegall Square. Visit Titanic Belfast and learn about the ill-fated liner in the city where it was created. Proceed to lunch at the Glyde Inn before continuing on to Dublin. (B, L)
Day 8Dublin Tour & Abbey Tavern
Tour Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green, and shopping around Nassau Street. Cross the River Liffey to O’Connell Street and the General Post Office. Visit Teeling Distillery to discover traditional whiskey making in a historic area of Dublin. The afternoon is free for exploring independently on the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour. Use your voucher to visit your choice of one of Dublin’s top attractions: Guinness Storehouse, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, or GPO Witness History. In the evening head out for a traditional Irish dinner and entertainment at the Abbey Tavern. (B, D)
Day 9Blarney Castle & West Cork
Drive through farmland and arrive at Blarney Castle to kiss the “Stone of Eloquence” or walk the grounds. Travel along the scenic County Cork coast to explore Kinsale, then on to Rosscarbery to your hotel. (B, D)
Day 10Jaunting Car & South Pole Inn
Enjoy a free morning to explore before an artisan lunch at Heather’s Restaurant in the foothills of the MacGillycuddy Reeks. Journey along the coast through Bantry and Kenmare to Killarney. Enjoy a horse-drawn jaunting car ride to Ross Castle and Kenmare Estate. Stop at the South Pole Inn for an Irish coffee before continuing to Dingle, where you can explore before dinner at your hotel. (B, L, D)
Day 11Sheepdog Demonstration & Dingle Bay Cruise
Discover the Dingle Peninsula with heathery mountains and sandy beaches. Drive to Slea Head to watch skilled dogs round up sheep. Embark on a short cruise around Dingle Harbor and Bay for panoramic views of the Ring of Kerry. Your afternoon is free for exploring Dingle. (B)
Day 12Foynes & Medieval Banquet
Visit history-rich Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum, then Bunratty Folk Park to see traditional cottages. For dinner enjoy a medieval-style feast in an authentic Irish castle. (B, D)
Day 13Tour Ends at Shannon
Your tour ends after breakfast. (B)
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