DUBLIN TO CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK
Failte Romhat; (Welcome), Your tour starts when we leave the capital city of Dublin and make our way to the Boyne Valley, for The Kings boat tour along the Boyne river in a ‘currach’, ancient small sized boats that has featured many times in Game of Thrones.
Onwards through the stunning Boyne Valley area, we’ll head for the ‘savage beauty’ of the Connemara region. Here we will settle into our accommodation in the heart of the Connemara National Park. After a tasty evening meal, eating some of the best local produce, we will then head for an evening hike around the amazing Diamond Hill. Upon return, we
will visit a remote local Irish bar to enjoy a creamy pint of the black stuff!!!
Spend two nights in the wilds of the Connemara region
CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy a free day for optional activities and get out and explore the savage beauty of the Connemara Region. There are many excellent outdoor activities available in the region such as; climbing the stony path to the summit of the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick, opt to go kayaking through Killary Fjord, mountain biking through the Lost Famine Valleys of Connemara, perform jumps and tricks wakeboarding across the water surface of the fjord or try Gorge walking through dramatic mountainsides and pools.
INIS MOR TO CLIFFS OF MOHER
Today we catch a boat from Rosseveal to the largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mor. Travel back in time as we spend a whole day on the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor. Miles of stone walls wait as you explore the island by bike. After lunch and visits to the fortress of Dun Aongues and the ‘Worm hole’ (home of the Red Bull diving competition), we head back
on a boat cruise to Doolin leaving us time for a short evening hike along the Atlantic edge to the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher standing 214m (702 feet) above sea level. From there we will drive to your accommodation, where you will spend two nights in Killarney located near to the National park.
KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK
In the morning you will go lake Kayaking in Killarney National Park. In the afternoon you will have the rest of the day free, to fully explore everything on offer. Killarney is a great place to spend a few days, no matter what your past-time of choice is. Afternoon optional activities
include: hiking or biking through glaciated valleys, biking or walking through the National park, climb Torc Mountain for amazing views, or just enjoy the stunning scenery and do nothing.
KILLARNEY TO VALENTIA ISLAND
This morning we drive “the Ring of Kerry “, a journey through County Kerry with amazing views at high altitude with stops regularly for spectacular photos. Opt for a half day hike around Valentia Island and Bray Head or opt to discover the island at your own pace by bike.
After a full day of discovery, we will check into our accommodation in the picturesque fishing village of Portmagee. At night we will visit the ‘Kerry Cliffs’ to enjoy some stargazing in Northern Europe’s only Dark Sky Reserve.
VALENTIA ISLAND TO DINGLE PENINSULA
This morning you can opt to take a boat trip to either land or go around the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Skellig Islands, also the location of the latest Star Wars films (Very weather and availability dependant). In the afternoon, we travel to Dingle bay where not only nature, but also Dingle itself is incredibly beautiful. In the evening we visit the Dingle Whiskey Distillery, a small local distillery which includes generous samples of whiskey, vodka and gin. We spend two nights on the edge of Dingle town, which is an excellent place where locals converse in Gaelic with another and lots of warm cosy lively pubs, with live Irish music and dance.
This morning we will trek and follow a coastal trail on windswept cliffs, perched above beautiful coastlines. After the Slea Head hike, we will make our way back around the peninsula to Dingle town, where you will be able to opt for activities such as sea kayaking with fungie the dolphin, paddle boarding along Dingle harbour or horse riding on the foothills overlooking this picturesque town.
DINGLE TO CORK
This morning we leave Dingle and travel in the direction of Cork. Enjoy a free day for optional activities in Cork city. For those of you doing the 8 day tour, the tour ends upon arrival in Cork city.
CORK TO KILKENNY
From Cork, we will take in the imposing Rock of Cashel, once the seat of the Kings of Munster. Arriving in the medieval city of Kilkenny, you will be greeted by a local tour guide who will bring you on a walking tour around the medieval mile. Meet the witch Dame Alice Kyteler, rhymes, taverns, crime, punishments and much more. In the evening you will have plenty of free time to discover the city’s many attractions and activities. Overnight in Kilkenny.
KILKENNY TO DUBLIN
This morning you can try a unique Cultural & Heritage Experience where you can opt to experience first hand the ancient Celtic game of Hurling. In the afternoon we bid farewell to the medieval city of Kilkenny and make our way to the monastic city of Glendalough. This will be a half day trek as we wander the valley and lakes, touching haunting medieval
remains that stand long after Viking raids and the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In the evening we arrive back in the city of Dublin. This is where your tour comes to an end – we hope you had a blast on your Irish journey!
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Trip Name: South Ireland Mixed Adventures
Duration: 10 Days
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