4 Day South West Ireland Tour

4 Day South West Ireland Tour

Tour from Dublin

€499
Backpacker
€750
Economy
Free cancellation
Up to 72 hours in advance. Learn more

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A Short Introduction To Your Journey

Depart Dublin’s Fair City and cruise towards the Celtic paradise of the “Kingdom of Kerry” on this 4 day Ireland tour. Along the way we’ll overnight in Galway, our western capital, Killarney, and the Peninsula of Dingle, and enjoy spectacular views from the amazing Cliffs of Moher! Great nightlife year round with Irish music, dancing and singing guaranteed! Unbeatable value! Book your seat online to guarantee a place!

NB: Scheduled group economy tours may operate in either direction and may involve changing vehicles / groups and / or minor itinerary changes or substitutions at high- peak times such as St. Patrick's Festival. Accommodations are allocated on the day of the tour and cannot be guaranteed in advance. Seats cannot be reserved and are taken by guests on a first come first served basis. Private rooms typically have an en- suite bathroom but may have a shared semi- private bathroom during high- peak times.
  • Local tour guides with expert knowledge
  • Lively Galway city with free time to explore and an overnight stay - experience this buzzing city in all its glory!
  • Killarney & the Dingle Peninsula
  • The spectacular Cliffs of Moher 
  • Outstanding nightlife & live Irish music year-round
  • Enjoy modern tour vehicles on your journey
  • Costs for entrance into itinerary stops
  • Wi-Fi
  • A Healthy and Delicious Breakfast
  • All Towels and Linens
  • All meals minus Lunch & Dinner

 

  • Day 1: Dublin – Connemara – Galway

    To begin our amazing experience we depart Dublin and make our way to the West of Ireland and tour beautiful Connemara. On our way across the midlands of Ireland, we take a comfort stop for refreshments before arriving in the enchanting village of Cong. Famed by John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in the film Quiet Man, the village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous and a wedding venue for a host of international stars. We have time to visit Cong Abbey before continuing our journey through the wilderness of Connemara. We enjoy the unique landscape, beautiful lakes, valleys and mountain scenery. Gaelic speaking, this area still maintains many of Ireland’s traditional ways, however it was deserted during the dreadful famine times of 1845. to 1851. We arrive in Galway mid afternoon to ensure that we get the most out of this cultural city. We have time to explore the Spanish Arch and ramble around colorful shop street with its many street performers, seafood eateries, and quaint Irish bars with wonderful musicians. A great night of real Irish entertainment is always a highlight of Ireland’s traditional music capital.

  • Day 2: Galway – Burren – Doolin – Cliffs of Moher – Dingle Peninsula

    Today you will have the wild Atlantic ocean by your side as we cruise down the West coast. See beautiful beaches, golden sand, maybe even a few dolphins and whales. Run around the lunar landscape of the Burren, the only place on earth where Alpine, Arctic and Mediterranean flowers grow side by side, and hear your guide tell inspiring tales of how our ancestors overcame the horrors of the great Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to the four corners of the globe and in particular Britain, North America, and Australia. We’ll stop in the village of Doolin for lunch and maybe a pint before continuing to the nearby Cliffs of Moher. Over 700 ft tall, the cliffs are perhaps the most spectacular in Europe and are home to some of nature’s most majestic birds including puffins and gannets. Afterwards, we’ll cross the River Shannon in historic Limerick. Our last stop today is the beautiful heritage town of Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages, renowned for being regularly voted Ireland’s tidiest town. We spend the night in a village on the rural Dingle Peninsula.

  • Day 3: Dingle – Killarney

    Today we embark on the world famous Dingle Peninsula. We visit Ireland’s longest beach at Inch, and then we take the short drive to Dingle, a charming Gaelic speaking fishing village. Famed in many films like Far and Away and Ryan’s Daughter, Dingle is celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. We cannot forget Dingle’s most famous resident, Fungi the Dolphin who we shall have time to visit in the early afternoon. Then it’s off on a wonderful pleasant drive around Slea Head with amazing views of Sleeping Giant Island, the Blasket Islands, and Beehive Huts dating back to 2000 B.C. Regarded as the most beautiful Peninsula in the world by many photographic magazines, Slea Head has some of Ireland’s most fabulous beaches and is definitely the highlight of Ireland’s famed Wild Atlantic Way. This area is completely Gaelic speaking, and you may even get to hear some of the locals converse in this ancient language. Then it’s back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping in traditional arts and crafts stores, and some refreshments in one of the many colorful pubs with local musicians playing some mystic tunes. Tonight we stay in Killarney, Co. Kerry’s premier town. Here we mix with the locals, and enjoy the characteristics of a genuine Irish county town, away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. Pull up a stool by the fire or enjoy a relaxing post dinner stroll in the nearby National Park.

  • Day 4: Killarney – Dublin

    The day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or horseback ride through the park for the energetic and adventurous (optional). Afterwards, we’ll regroup to cross the Cork and Kerry mountains, heading for the world renowned Blarney Castle. Enjoy plenty of time (2 hours) visiting the Castle where you can kiss the Blarney Stone if you wish (to receive the gift of eloquent speech also known as the gift of the gab). The beautiful gardens offer a chance to relax in the fresh air whilst those seeking last minute souvenirs can explore the excellent Blarney Woolen Mills, the world’s largest Irish shop. After lunch we take a leisurely drive through the Golden Vale region, Ireland’s finest agricultural land and home to some of the best livestock in the world. Before we reach Dublin, we’ll pause at the Rock of Dunamase – a ruined castle perched high on a hill overlooking the province of Leinster – amazing photo opportunities and vistas await you. Arrive back in Dublin late afternoon in time for dinner reservations and evening entertainment.

  • 08:00am - 5 Beresford Pl, Mountjoy, Dublin 1, D01 V2V4, Ireland
  • 08:15am - Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street

Language

EnglishThis tour is exclusively in English.

Ticket

You will receive your ticket (featuring your booking number) via email immediately at time of booking. There is no need to print the ticket. If you wish, you can simply show it on your phone or tablet.

You can choose between two kinds of accommodations on the scheduled budget tours range, backpacker style or economy private rooms.

Economy private rooms are located in bed & breakfasts (B&Bs). These are small, typically family- run properties offering a clean and comfortable place to sleep without breaking the bank whilst enjoying privacy, private bathroom facilities and Irish or Continental breakfast in the morning.
* Single supplements will apply to solo travellers taking a private room.

Backpacker style accommodation is offered in youth hostel properties. This means shared dormitory rooms, kitchens and common areas. The backpacker option may particularly suit those who are seeking to meet & spend time with others on their journey or for those who are traveling on a budget. The young and young- at heart are very welcome. Basic breakfast included each morning.
The scheduled tours range are operated by hand-picked local partners who focus on the group side of the market, hence the unbeatable price tags. We vet these partners frequently & monitor guest feedback to make sure you are getting the best possible value / quality relationship in each category in addition to the soft-benefits you get from being introduced by a major industry supplier.
You can cancel up to 72 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. Learn more about cancellations.