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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

  • 2020 Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – 13 Days/12 Nights
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Starts Shannon
Ends Shannon
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  • Itinerary
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Tour Highlights

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.

Dining Experiences

  • 12 breakfasts (B), 3 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D) including Abbey Tavern traditional Irish dinner and show, and a festive medieval castle banquet.

Trip Highlights

Hotels – 12 Nights

Hotels

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Old Ground Hotel, Ennis

Old Ground Hotel, Ennis Description:

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

Hotel Westport, Westport Description:

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

Kee’s Hotel, Stranorlar Description:

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

Stormont Hotel, Belfast Description:

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

Ashling Hotel, Dublin Description:

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

Celtic Ross Hotel, West Cork Description:

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

Dingle Skellig Hotel, Kerry Description:

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

The Inn at Dromoland, Newmarket-on-Fergus Description:

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.

Itinerary

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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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Monday Apr 20, 2020 from Shannon Saturday May 2, 2020 to Shannon 13 Days $3059 Book Now
Monday May 4, 2020 from Shannon Saturday May 16, 2020 to Shannon 13 Days $3709 Small Group Book Now
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Monday Jun 1, 2020 from Shannon Saturday Jun 13, 2020 to Shannon 13 Days $4069 Guaranteed Small Group Book Now
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16 Reviews


Customer: Mrs. Mary Ann Nowlin

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Booking was seamless. The tour guide was very efficient, knowledgeable, and good humored. The accommodations were excellent as well as the meals provided. We had a great vacation and plan to travel with CIE again this year.

Customer: K. Olmsted

Date: 12/20/2018

Vacation:
I've now been on two adventures with CIE Tours International ... last one to Ireland and the first to England, Scotland and Wales. The accommodations, sights, meals, guides, drivers and buses are all top of the line. Spoil you for any other Tour Company!

Customer: Paul Joseph Travers

Date: 09/25/2019

Vacation:
All travel arrangements were handled smoothly, efficiently, and in a timely manner. Any and all questions, no matter how insignificant or irrelevant were answered expeditiously. All answers were thoroughly explained.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/07/2019

Vacation:
2 couples, my wife and I participated in the Wild Atlantic Way tour that started June 17, 2019. Our guide/driver Sean was great as was the food, hotels, pubs, music and attractions. The weather was an added bonus with some days in the 70's and rain was never an issue.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 07/05/2019

Vacation:
Customer service was very helpful a number of times when I called to get information about the upcoming trip.

Customer: Beth, Bud Sara and Jenny

Date: 07/04/2019

Vacation:
It was easy to book the tour which I picked because it spent two nights in Donegal County where I wanted to book a car and visit Killybegs. CIE wasn't able to help with renting the car, but I contacted the hotel and they helped me with a great driver. We had a wonderful tour guide Sean who was full of knowledge, patient and a very good driver.

Customer: Sandra L Schmidt

Date: 06/19/2019

Vacation:
Have travelled with CIE previously so was familiar with company. Still great service and our bus driver/guide was the best.

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 06/05/2019

Vacation:
This was our second CIE tour of Ireland. Everything went off flawlessly.

Customer: Helen Elaine Malone

Date: 05/30/2019

Vacation:
Yes I would

Customer: James J Walsh

Date: 05/26/2019

Vacation:
Great service

Customer: Mr. Thomas Walter Nacko

Date: 11/09/2018

Vacation:
Good itinerary, excellent tour guide - Frank our guide was full of information and developed a wonderful rapport with the group.

Customer: Mr. Jack Michael Red

Date: 11/08/2018

Vacation:
Easy to do and staff very helpful during the process

Customer: Ms. Cathy Lynn Allison

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
The booking process was very smooth. Hotels were nice and clean. Our bus driver/tour guide was the best!!

Customer: Margaret Teresa Mckenzie

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Ian McCarthy made our reservations for us which we greatly appreciated! With ultimately 6 of us traveling together, there were a few glitches but all worked out well, & yes, we would definitely use CIE again. Our tour director, Frank, was the absolute BEST!!! That particular tour was so enjoyable! We LOVED it!

Customer: CIE Tours Customer

Date: 11/06/2018

Vacation:
Very Easy

Customer: Stephanie Ward

Date: 05/21/2018

Vacation:
It was a Great trip. We had a few bumps in the road but, that's mother nature for you. Who knew there would be a Hurricane when we went in October 2017. So some things got cancelled. Also alot of rain. We also went through CIE Tours in April of 2013 and it was perfect. I would book with CIE Tours again and plan on it.

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