The Wild Atlantic Way - North will take you from the bohemian city of Galway to Donegal in Northern Ireland. We will meet in Doolin if you join us from Dublin coming down on our Cliffs of Moher day tour or in Galway later in the day. It's your choice how you meet us there!
We will head north, taking in fantastic coastal views every step of the way. This tour gives you the opportunity to experience the spectacular Irish countryside with a selection of brilliant outdoor adventures, such as 'Stand Up Paddling', kayaking and surfing to name just a few.
We immerse ourselves into history through visiting ancient sites as well as visiting natural attractions. At each stop you have the chance to mix with the locals and experience traditional culture and music. All this makes for a trip of a lifetime - it is the perfect mix of adventure, culture and history! See our itinerary section for a detailed insight into this wonderful 6 day tour of the Wild Atlantic Way - North!
PRICE : €1100
DATES 2019 : May 25 / Jun 22 / Jul 27 / Aug 24 / Sep 14
DEPARTURE TIME : Dublin 6:50am | Galway 6:00pm
DEPARTURE LOCATION : Molly Malone Statue on Suffolk Street - MAP
ROOMS : Priced per person sharing - Single Subpplement €200
FREE Day Tour with this tour - CLICK HERE
Visit Ireland's most romantic place at Kylemore Abbey
Hike around wild Connemara's National Park
Stay in Ireland's best loved town's, Westport
Get a guided coastal walk with a marine historian
Visit Donegal Castle & Europe's largest sea cliffs
• 6 full days of pure adventure
• The best and friendliest guides in the business
• All your tour transport for 6 days
• 5 hearty Irish breakfasts
• Clifden Castle
• Killary Sheep Farm
• Deserted Village
• Ballycroy National Park
• Céide Fields
• Stand Up Paddling
• Sea Trails Coastal Walk
• WB Yeats' Grave
• Slieve League Cliffs
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
Lunches & Evening Meals
Some Optional Entry Fees & Activity Options
The Adventure Begins - Galway City & Clifden
The Wild Atlantic Way – North begins in Galway and ends in Dublin. For those of you who are flying into Dublin you’ll be happy to know that you get a FREE day tour with this tour. Why not join the Cliffs Of Moher day tour and get dropped off just outside Galway City the day before our tour starts? Once you meet with your group you will travel westward to the picturesque town of Clifden, deep in the wilds of wild and beautiful Connemara. You can spend time here getting to know your fellow travellers in the many pubs and restaurants in this beloved town.
Highlight of the day: FREE Cliffs Of Moher day tour/Clifden Town
Restaurant Suggestion: Ardagh Restaurant
Connemara & Killary fjord
Connemara is the heartland of Ireland for many, it holds the dreamy image of Ireland many picture in their minds. This is a place of outstanding beauty. We will visit Connemara National Park and make some photo stops along the way including at Kylemore Abbey, a romantic monastery set among the mountains and lakes. After visiting the immaculately kept grounds, we will see the working man's view of Connemara when we visit a mountain sheep farm. See a sheep dog demonstration, and maybe have the chance to shear some sheep! Afterwards, you will do the famous 'Famine Walk' along Killary Harbour where Irish families were ordered to build paths during the famine years in exchange for food.
Highlight of the day: Hike the famous Famine Walk
Restaurant Suggestion: Guy’s Bar & Snug Restaurant
Achill Island & Wonderful Westport
Today you will see and experience two fascinating sites. Firstly a megalithic tomb that still stands 5000 years on and the deserted village of Slievemore. A whole community was forced to leave their homes during the 1840's because of crippling high rents imposed by their landlords. Then, be amazed by one of Ireland's most hidden treasures at Keem Bay. You can either swim in the bay or walk along the high sea cliffs with amazing Atlantic views. Afterwards, we will leave Achill by bike and you will experience the Great Western Greenway - an old railway line used by the English gentry. Today it’s a bike trail which we will cycle from Mulranny to Newport. From there we will collect you and transfer you to the town of Westport.
Highlight of the day: Cycle along The Great Western Greenway
Overnight: Westport Town
Restaurant Suggestion: The Olde Bridge Restaurant
Sligo & Amazing Beach Walks
This morning's first adventure you will try SUPing, or 'Stand Up Paddling', along what is known as Ireland's Amazon River. From there, we will visit the Victorian seaweed baths at Enniscrone (optional extra) before we meet Auriel Robinson, a marine historian who is passionate about the area. She will take you on a fascinating guided walk explaining the history of the area and the fate of the Spanish Armada. Then we head for Mullaghmore where you are free to explore the lovely beach and have a swim. You will be staying here for the next two nights.
Highlight of the day: Stand Up Paddling along Ireland’s Amazon
Restaurant Suggestions: Eithna’s by the Sea
Donegal & The Mighty Slieve League Cliffs
Today we head along the coast to the long beach at Rossnowlagh. The beach spans 3km, so we'll walk to the end and back to get some fresh sea air in our lungs. If anyone feels like a quick dip in the ocean, we're happy to join you. We then move further north to Donegal town where we visit impressive Donegal Castle. This was once home to a local 'Chieftain' called ''Red" McDonnell and was built in 1474. Your guide will take you to one of the signature stops of the whole tour. Your Wild Atlantic Way tour will end on a high when we see the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Slieve League! This is a special location, ruggedly beautiful and impressive.
Highlight of the day: Slieve League Cliffs
Restaurant Suggestion: The Quay Bar
Strokestown House & Back To Dublin
Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and today we are heading back to Dublin. We have one last treat for you as we make a stop at Strokestown House. You will have a guided tour of this stately home. From here, it is only another hour and a half until we say our final farewells in Dublin.
Highlight of the day: Strokestown House
End of Services: Thank You!
“Great adventures around Donegal”
Had a great time with this tour operator. Their guides were super professional, very knowledgable and fun - especially Iain! Great diversity in their tours too, from coastal hikes to SUP to ruins and culture and even Gaelic games! Great stuff and highly recommended.
Trip advisor October 2014