Day 1: Wicklow Mountains & Glendalough
After leaving Dublin, you will travel through the Dublin/Wicklow Mountains to our first stop at Glendalough ancient monastic site about 1hr fron Dublin. Glendalough and it's surrounding mountains is a magic place and perfect for our first walk which will be about three hours around the valley, you will come back to relax at our comfortable guest house.
Highlight of the day: 6th century Glendalough Monastic Site
Overnight: Laragh Village - Wicklow
Restaurant Suggestion: The Wicklow Heather Restaurant
Day 2: Dingle Village & South Pole Inn
Today we will travel to the south west of Ireland to the county of Kerry. En route we will stop in the cute Irish village of Adare before we head directly for Dingle. We will drive through Annascaul Village and make a stop for a quick refreshment in the South Pole Inn. This pub was owned by the great Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean. From there, you can take the cliff walk into Dingle Village.
Highlight of the day: Cliff walk into Dingle
Overnight: Dingle Town
Restaurant Suggestion: An Canteen
Day 3: Mount Brandon & Connors Pass
Today we walk up Mount Brandon. First we will travel through the famous Conor Pass with marvellous views of the Dingle Peninsula and Mt Brandon. The summit is 1000m and should take no longer than 4 hours. After our great adventure, we will head back to Dingle and you will have the option to see, swim or kayak with Fungi, a wild dolphin that calls Dingle his home.
Highlight of the day: Climbing up Mt Brandon
Overnight: Dingle Town
Restaurant Suggestion: Walkers Bar & Restaurant
Day 4: Slea Head & The Blasket Islands
Slea Head lies ahead of us today. National Geographic has put this peninsula in the top 10 routes in the world. Well we would put it in the top 3! We will stroll through the gorgeous fuchsia lined roads of Slea Head and follow the cliffs around to our view point of Great Blasket Island. There are more megalithic relics on this peninsula than on the rest of the island; it is an archaeologist’s dream.
Highlight of the day: Hike Slea Head
Overnight: Dingle Town
Restaurant Suggestion: The Chart House
Day 5: Killarney & The Gap Of Dunloe
Today you will experience one of the most beautiful walks you will find in all of Ireland through The Gap of Dunloe. The 'Gap' stretches through the highest mountain range in Ireland called the MacGuillicuddy Reeks. From there a river boat will take you for an hour long boat ride through the lakes of Killarney finishing at Ross Castle a short walk from Killarney village.
Highlight of the day: The Gap of Dunloe & the lakes of Killarney
Restaurant Suggestion: Bricin Restaurant
Day 6: Cliffs Of Moher Walk
We now make our way up the west coast and cross the River Shannon by ferry at Tarbert. Living on the edge is fantastic but at the Cliffs Of Moher, it is advisable to stay away from the 214m high cliff edges. There is a wall which divides the walking path from the dangerous cliff edges. This is one of the most stunning locations in Ireland. The cliffs are simply majestic to see and the ocean crashing onto the coastline below only adds to the rugged beauty of this location. This walk is truly amazing!
Highlight of the day: Cliffs Of Moher
Restaurant Suggestion: The Cornerstone
Day 7: The Burren & Galway City
This morning we will walk through the karst limestone region of the Burren that covers 250 square miles. Because limestone is one of the most permeable rocks, there are many subterranean caverns in the area. You can walk these pavements and feel like you are walking on the moon! After leaving Doolin early in the morning, we will follow the coast all the way to Galway where you will have a few hours to spend for some shopping or enjoy the many sights this wonderful city has to offer.
Highlight of the day: Walk through The Burren
Restaurant Suggestion: Ardagh Restaurant
Day 8: Connemara & Kylemore Abbey
We will have a few options today but one we love is a walk up Benbaun and on down to Kylemore Abbey. As we ascend this mountain, you will have unrestricted views of the lakes of Connemara. This walk is four hours and takes you to stunning Kylemore Abbey. You will then go on a guided tour of Kylemore Abbey, which is seen as one of the most romantic places in all of Ireland. Kylemore Abbey is truly impressive.
Highlight of the day: Visit Kylemore Abbey
Restaurant Suggestion: Guy’s Bar & Snug Restaurant
Day 9: Connemara & Killary Fjord
After breakfast, your tour guide will provide walk options. The 'famine’ walk runs along the shores of Killary Harbour. You will be walking on an old famine road that was built by the starving Irish during the great famine between 1845-1849. On the route, you will clearly see the ruins of famine villages. This walk takes you on a journey through the history of Ireland during the time of the famine. This walk finishes at the harbour.
Highlight of the day: Hike the famous famine walk
Restaurant Suggestion: Guys Bar & Snug
Day 10: Sligo & Amazing Beach Walks
We visit the Country Life Museum where you will learn all about life in rural Ireland about 150 years ago. Then, we will take a relaxing stroll along a secluded beach at Mullagmore. As we travel further north, we will make a stop at the grave of WB Yeats, which lays at the foot of Ben Bulben, a spectacular rock formation and WB Yeats’ final resting place. We will then travel through Sligo and stop in Donegal for a walk around the town, which includes entry into Donegal Castle.
Highlight of the day: Walk along Mullagmore Beach
Restaurant Suggestion: The Harbour Restaurant
Day 11: Donegal & The Slieve League Cliffs
This morning, we will head to the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Slieve League. This is a truly a magnificent sight. Because of the cliffs location and height, winds can get very strong so your guide will make a call as to whether it's safe to walk along the top. If it's not, we have a fantastic alternative at Glen Colm Kill, which will give you spectacular sights of the cliffs from below.
Highlight of the day: Slieve League Cliffs
Restaurant Suggestion: The Village Tavern
Day 12: Glenveagh National Park
We will travel to Ireland's most northerly national park: the Glenveagh National Park. It is a wonderful place that is even a breeding ground for wild eagles. If you're lucky enough, you might catch a glimpse of one! After a wonderful hike through the national park, we will give you a guided tour of Glenveagh Castle.
Highlight of the day: Hike through Glenveagh National Park
Restaurant Suggestion: Manhattan Steakhouse
Day 13: Derry & Dunluce Castle
Today, we enter into Northern Ireland for the first time on our tour. We will first visit the ancient fort at Grianan Of Aileach before visiting a city which dominates the north-western landscape of Ireland - the City of Derry. Meander through the bustling streets of the only completely walled city in the United Kingdom and listen to the echoes of 1450 years of history. We will travel along one of the most northerly roads in Ireland and stop at Dunluce Castle.
Highlight of the day: Walk along Derry City Walls
Restaurant Suggestion: The Fullerton Arms
Day 14: The Giants Causeway & Coastal Walk
Get ready to experience the Giant’s Causeway today! You will walk from the harbour at Ballintoy, made famous by the ‘Game Of Thrones’ and hug the coast all the way to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Causeway. Many ships have floundered below these towering cliffs, but none as tragic as that of Girona, a ship of the Spanish Armada.
Highlight of the day: The Giant’s Causeway Coastal Walk
Restaurant Suggestion: The Fullerton Tavern
Day 15: Belfast City & Return to Dublin
This is the day everyone dreads for the whole trip, it’s the day our adventure ends and we return to Dublin. However there is still plenty to see! We will stop in Belfast city and do a tour around the centre. It is fascinating to learn about the history of the conflict. We then complete our journey back to Dublin and we hope you enjoyed touring with us, experiencing the best of Ireland’s gems and landscapes!
Highlight of the day: Belfast City
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