Ireland ~ Galway City, Kerry, Skellig Islands, & Beara Peninsula


Ireland ~ Galway City, Kerry, Skellig Islands, & Beara Peninsula

  Aug 18, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023 ( 9 Days 8 Nights )
The Price :   $2,995.00
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How much fun can you pack into 7 days in Ireland? Strap yourself in and find out on a wild and adventurous tour of southwestern Ireland.

Expect 7 days of challenging hikes, surf, sea kayaks and horseback-riding alongside the unforgettable culture and history that makes Ireland one of the most beloved countries in the world.

Get set for the Cliffs of Moher, Galway city, ancient ring forts, live Irish music, trail biking in Killarney National Park and sunset kayaking across Dingle Bay.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Only one word to describe our trip, FABULOUS! From the Cliffs of Moher to Blarney Castle and everything in between, it could not have been more exciting and enjoyable. Brian, our guide, was extraordinary. He was extremely knowledgeable, funny and caring… I must also say that our tour group couldn’t have been friendlier. It was a great joy to have people we had never met before the tour become friends during our adventure.” Guide Review– July 2022

What’s included in your trip:

  • An off-the-beaten-track adventure
  • 4×4 tour vehicle
  • Expertly trained tour guide
  • 7 full days of adventure 
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • 6 delicious Irish breakfasts
  • Most daily activities and visits (see Tour Options below for extras)
  • Entrance into the magnificent Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • Entrance into the epic Rock of Cashel
  • A working sheep farm experience
  • Shannon ferry tickets


Boat Trip in Dingle Bay €10.00 Harbour cruise in Dingle Bay

Sea Kayaking Dingle €55.00 A guided sea kayaking session around beautiful Dingle Bay.

Traditional Rowing €35.00 Row a traditional Naomhóg boat in Dingle Bay

Dingle Sea Safari €65.00 Guided sea safari around the Dingle Peninsula by high-speed open boat.

Golf in Dingle Variable Play 18 holes at Dingle’s links course. All day activity.

Cycling Tour in Killarney €40.00 Guided bike tour of Killarney National Park on road and paths. 3 hrs.

Skellig Islands Cruise €50.00 Cruise around Skellig Michael and Little Skellig. 2hr 30 min

Horse Riding Dingle €50.00 Ride a horse along a beach or up a mountain in Dingle

Surf Lesson in Kerry €35.00 2 hour surf lesson on Castle Gregory Beach in Kerry


Ireland Accommodations

Armada Hotel, Clare

Named for the Spanish Armada — shipwrecked here in 1588 — and beautifully located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, a stay at the Armada Hotel is a sensory journey, with all the best sounds, sights and flavours of Ireland on offer. The village of Spanish Point, where the Armada is located, epitomises what the Wild Atlantic Way touring route is all about – vast skies, wild sandy beaches and breathtaking Atlantic sunsets. Taste locally-sourced food at the Armada, your perfect base for the nearby Cliffs of Moher and the rest of West Clare’s attractions.

Armada Hotel, Clare

Armada Hotel, Clare

Dingle Skellig Hotel, Co. Kerry

Located on the shores of Dingle Bay, enjoy breath-taking views across the countryside from the Dingle Skellig Hotel. Just a short stroll from the town, you will enjoy the excellent facilities as well as the unique atmosphere. The perfect base to unwind after a long day exploring the Dingle Peninsula. Enjoy your breakfast or dinner whilst admiring the spectacular Dingle Bay.

“From the moment you arrive, our friendly staff will welcome you and ensure that your visit and time with us is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.”

Moorings Guesthouse, Co. Kerry

Nestled into the picturesque seafront of Portmagee, the Moorings Guesthouse overlooks the village’s busy working harbour. Just 30 seconds walk from the pier, where boats leave for the Skelligs every morning, and right at the heart of village life, there’s simply nowhere more convenient to base yourself when you stay in Portmagee. Gerard and Patricia Kennedy’s warm and genuine welcome is a great way to end a good day’s adventuring.

“The Moorings Guesthouse strives to deliver personal, attentive service while matching the very best standards in efficiency and hospitality.”

The Coachmans Townhouse Hotel, Co. Kerry

The Jones family have been welcoming visitors to The Coachmans Townhouse Hotel for generations. Excellent location on Henry St, in the heart of day and nightlife where speciaity shops and award winning restaurants are plentiful. The Coachmans Bar is noted for its Irish Whiskey collection and is part of the Wild Atlantic Way whiskey trail. High class quality Irish music can be enjoyed during dinner in a casual setting.

“We feel honoured and privileged to be in such a fortunate position where we can help create wonderful memories for our guests.”

Gougane Barra Hotel, Co. Cork

Gougane Barra Hotel is fifth generation family run hotel on the edge of Gougane Barra Lake run by Neil And Katy Lucey. They are tucked away in the mountains in a hidden and romantic glaciated valley in the South West of Ireland. The rooms either look out on the stunning lake or give great mountain views. The hotel is surrounded by forest with walking trails beginning at the front door.

“We like what we do and aim to look after you as best we as we can, be welcome to make our home yours in Gougane Barra.”

Macroom Castle Hotel, Cork

The Buckley family extend a warm Irish welcome to the Castle Hotel in Macroom. This charming establishment has been in their capable hands for over 70 years (spanning three generations). The traditional market town of Macroom is nestled midway between Cork city and Killarney in Kerry. It offers the ideal base to explore

Ireland Tour Intro & Highlights

Explore dramatic coastal scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way touring route, not least the majestic Cliffs of Moher.

Flexible adventure options like a guided bike tour, a sea safaricold water surfing or guided sea kayaking.

Mix off the beaten track destinations, like Valentia Island, with must-see sites, like the Blarney Stone.

Deep dive into Irish history at castle ruins, ring forts, battle sites and mysterious Stone Age stone circles.

Hop on a boat tour around the spectacular Skellig Islands, one of Ireland’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

See two of Ireland’s most distinctive National Parks; Killarney and The Burren.

Catch traditional Irish music performances in lively and authentic towns like Dingle and Kenmare.

August 18: Day 1: Depart from U.S

Travel overnight leaving from the US 

August 19: Day 2: Arrive in Dublin

Arrive in Dublin and receive private airport transport to hotel 

August 20: DAY 3: Cliffs of Moher, Galway City, & The Burren

Begin your cultural adventure from Dublin heading to Clare via Galway.

Galway is known as ‘the city of the tribes’, located where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Spot black-hulled, red-sailed Hooker boats and picturesque Dunguaire Castle on the shores of Galway Bay.

Hold onto your hat! It’s the world famous Cliffs of Moher (Fee Included). These majestic 700ft (215m) high sea cliffs have the power to dazzle all comers.

Accommodation tonight is at Armada Hotel.

The average driving time today is 4 hours 30 minutes.

August 21: DAY 4: Sheep Farm Tour & Hike or Surfing

Arrive in Kerry in style, by taking a ferry across the broadest, longest river in Ireland (Fee Included).

Visit a working Irish sheep farm (Fee Included). This experience occurs on Day 1 for some departures.

Option for a surf session on one of Ireland’s most gorgeous beaches (Tour Option).

Hike the steep, glaciated valley of Annascaul, then hear the extraordinary tale of explorer Tom Crean at the South Pole Inn.

Roll into bustling Dingle – just in time for a creamy pint of Guinness!

Accommodation tonight is at Dingle Skellig Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

August 22: DAY 5: Free Time To Explore Dingle

Get set for jaw-dropping natural scenery this morning on the Slea Head Drive.

The afternoon is yours to design. Relax and soak up Dingle’s charms with quality downtime or the following optional activities.

TOUR OPTIONS (Choose one of the following options)

Go horseback-riding on a beach or up a mountain.

Tour scenic Dingle Bay on a boat trip.

Guided sea kayaking on Dingle Bay.

Guided rowing experience in a traditional Naomhóg boat.

Golfers will enjoy Dingle’s 18-hole links course. All day activity.

Accommodation tonight is at Dingle Skellig Hotel.

August 23: DAY 6: Bike Tour of Killarney National Park

Guided cycling tour of spectacular Killarney National Park (Tour Option).

Alternatively, explore Killarney National Park on foot, including elegant Muckross House and Gardens.

Go offroad in your 4×4 VagaTron tour vehicle to a secret panoramic viewpoint above the Ring of Kerry.

Capture crystal clear views of the Milky Way in Kerry’s International Dark Sky Reserve.

Accommodation tonight is at The Moorings Portmagee.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

August 24: DAY 7: Skellig Islands Boat Tour or Island Hike

Have your sea legs? Weather behaving? Seize the opportunity for a boat trip around the Skellig Islands (Tour Option). Departures are weather dependent and seasonal (mid-May to mid-Sept). Boats are small, cabin conditions are rough and wet; sea legs are definitely required.

Alternatively, hike Valentia Island for stunning Atlantic Ocean views.

Catch authentic traditional Irish music and outstanding local food in lively Kenmare.

Accommodation tonight is at The Coachman’s Townhouse.

The average driving time today is 2 hours.

August 25: DAY 8: Beara Peninsula Wilderness In West Cork

This morning, we head out onto the Beara, a wild peninsula split between the counties of Cork and Kerry.

Explore the mysteries an ancient stone circle at Uragh.

Gaze down over the scenic Healy Pass – Ireland’s twistiest mountain road.

Hike Bullig Bay for views of Bere Island and picnic opportunities at historic Dunboy Castle.

Accommodation tonight is at Gougane Barra Hotel or Castle Hotel Macroom.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

August 26: DAY 9: Kiss The Blarney Stone & Rock of Cashel

Turning homeward, your tour will visit Cork and Tipperary before returning to Dublin.

Discover pure tranquility on a hike through Gougane Barra Forest Park.

Kiss the Blarney Stone amidst the lush surroundings of Blarney Castle Gardens (Fee Included).

Self-guided tour of the monastic site at Rock of Cashel (Fee Included).

The average driving time today is 4 hours 30 minutes.

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Was ist enthalten

  • Due to fluctuating airfares, air will be booked for you at the prevailing rate
  • Accommodations for 9 Days/8 Nights
  • Most tickets and passes for tours and activities (see add ons)
  • 6 delicious Irish breakfasts
  • Shannon Ferry tickets
  • Working Sheep Farm experience
  • Entrance into Rock of Cashel

Trip Information

  • Activity Level: 4 (see rating)
  • Trip Leader/CSR: Dianna Germany


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