Wild Atlantic Self-Drive Travel Adventure

9 - 12 Days
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AUTO

DIFFICULTY

Low

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1 Year

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Join this trip for a wild open road travel adventure!

The Wild Atlantic Way is an unmissable tourist road trip that comes with all the delights of the Western, Southern, and Northern coastlines of Ireland. In this 11 days self-drive adventure, you will explore all the beautiful attractions of nearby cities, view attractive sightseeing sites, go on a full-day tour of the famous Ring of Kerry, catch the stunning Cliffs of Moher and participate in our fun treasure hunt challenges.

The excitement starts in Dublin and continues through 14 other amazing destinations. You will search for clues, fill in puzzles and eat delicious local delicacies while exploring the open and wild Atlantic Way. But, that’s not all! You also stand a chance to get 100%, 50%, or a 25% refund of your participatory fee when you become our first-place, second-place, or third-place winner!

Join this wild self-drive travel adventure and enjoy the joys of the open road!

Day by day

Arrival in Dublin. Take an Airlink Bus to Dublin City Centre (ticket included in the tour price). Explore the highlights of the Irish capital on the Hop on Hop off bus (48h ticket included in the tour price). Overnight in Dublin City.

Today explore the attractions of Europe’s most popular city. Dublin has a wealth of treasures for the visitor with cultural delights like St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Castle, Trinity College to name but a few! In the afternoon visit Guinness Storehouse (included in the tour price). Overnight in Dublin City.

Collect your car after breakfast, leave Dublin and drive Northwest via Enniskillen. Time permitting, drive up to Malin More to visit the little Folkpark in Glencolumbcille at the most Western tip of Donegal. Stop at the impressive Slieve League cliffs at Ti Linn, the highest sea cliffs in Ireland, which rise 601m from sea level and offer magnificent views across the Atlantic ocean.  Admire the traditional Tweed weavers at Studio Donegal in Kilcar, which promotes local materials and tradition in their production. Overnight in Co. Donegal.

Take a drive up to the beautiful peninsula of Inishowen and visit Ireland’s most Northern point—Malin Head. Take the ferry over to Rathmullan to the Knockalla Coastal road, which will lead you to one of Irelands most beautiful beaches at Ballymastocker Bay, which is popular among water sport enthusiasts. Visit Fanad Head, home to the Fanad lighthouse, which locals claim to be higher than the Eiffel Tower! Overnight in Co. Donegal.

Leave Donegal after breakfast for county Sligo. Take a dip in one of the many traditional seaweed baths along the Sligo coast, a mix of hot Atlantic seawater and hand harvested fresh seaweed. Continue south and stop in Westport - the charming seaside resort in County Mayo. Enjoy the magnificent view over the Clew Bay and its  innumerable little islands from Croagh Patrick, Irelands holy mountain. Overnight in Co. Galway.

Today you will drive through the wild and rugged landscape of Connemara, a beautiful wide and lonely bog region. Visit the famous Kylemore Abbey, a former Victorian Castle with extensive gardens and lovely walks along the small lake. Visit the Connemara National Park and enjoy the view over the coastal islands from the 445m summit of Diamond Hill. Enjoy the unique Killary Fjord in North Connemara on the 90 minute sightseeing boat tour (included in the tour price). Overnight in Co. Galway

An early morning start to catch the spectacular Cliffs of Moher— which fall 200m steeply into Atlantic ocean (visit inlcuded in the tour price). You can also stop at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Continue on to Adare Village before arriving in Killarney.  In the afternoon stroll around Muckross House and Gardens where the nineteenth century Victorian mansion is set against the stunning beauty of Killarney Lakes and National Park. Overnight in Co. Kerry.

A full day tour of the famous Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry is one of Ireland’s most scenic touring routes. At 110 miles long, it circles the awe-inspiring Iveragh Peninsula. You’ll feel as if you have moved into nature’s mystic arena, and truly you have, as you pass between soft mountains, through forest glades, around bogs, rivers, lakes and pristine beaches. The road between the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountains presents secret passes and valleys dotted along the fabled shores of Dingle and Kenmare Bays. Overnight in Co. Kerry.

Drive to Cork, Ireland’s second city. One must visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone followed by a browse in the Woollen Mills. Either head for Kinsale or explore the Jameson Heritage Centre and finally before the end of the evening see the Shandon Bells and the Cork City Goal. Overnight in Co. Cork.

In the morning time to discover one of the Ireland’s most popular city—Cork.  Here you can visit the English Market. This wonderful   market is a self-caterer's paradise with so many tasty delicacies to choose from it's hard to show restraint. The emphasis is on local produce, with cheeses, ham, buttered eggs, sausages, bread and smoked salmon on offer. In the afternoon head to Rock of Cashel. Towering over the town from its perch on a 200 foot high outcrop of limestone, the Rock was once the seat of the Kings of Munster. In the evening continue to Co. Wicklow for your last overnight.

Time permitting visit Co. Wicklow and enjoy some of the most beautiful countryside Ireland has to offer. In the heart of Wicklow you can also visit Glendalough—one of Ireland’s most impressive monastic sites founded by St. Kevin in the 6th Century.

In the afternoon head to Dublin airport for your departure.

What's included

  • 10 Nights Accommodation in 3/4* Hotels
  • Full Irish Breakfast each morning
  • 9 Days car rental (Economy (Group B -Opel Corsa or similar), pick up on day 3 in Dublin) including:Car Location Service Charge

    Third part liability

    Collision damage waiver

    Theft Protection

    Limited Excess – the excess is reduced to EUR150.00

    *One driver (additional driver charge EUR 10.00 per day per driver inc. tax

    *Minimum drivers age 25 years old

Not included

  • Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price.
  • Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price.