On this 7-day small-group tour, revel at some of Europe’s very best scenery, including Ireland’s highest mountain range, The Macgillycuddy Reeks; The Green fields and stone walls of Dingle; Ireland’s rugged Wild Atlantic Way; The River Shannon (which you will cross by ferry); The Burren Limestone Plateau; The Caha Mountains of the Beara Peninsula; and the green inland scenery of areas such as the Golden Vale in Tipperary
Enjoy some of Ireland’s most popular and worthwhile tourist destinations including Blarney Castle to kiss the magical Blarney Stone (endowing the kisser with 'the gift of the gab'), Killarney National Park and the magnificent Cliffs of Moher.
Enjoy some fantastic activity options: Walking and hiking through some of Ireland’s best scenery; Horse-riding on the Dingle Peninsula, bike touring in the Killarney National Park; Sea-kayaking with Fungi the Dolphin - or try your hand at surfing an Atlantic Wave.
Wonder at some of Ireland’s historical treasures and experience the rich historical past of the region, from stone age man to the modern age. These include a visit to the Rock of Cashel; optional trip to the Skellig islands, one of Ireland’s two UNESCO World Heritage sites and a scene location for
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Ancient Neolithic Stone circles, Celtic ring forts, castles, monastic sites and pre-Christian tombs.
Explore three of Ireland’s most diverse south western Peninsulas and the West coast: The majestic Iveragh peninsula (better known as the Ring of Kerry); The rugged Beara Peninsula (also known as the ‘Undiscovered Peninsula’); The rolling hills of the Dingle Peninsula; The lunar limestone landscape of the Burren, Country Clare.
Take some free time to explore local communities and meet the Irish people in locations such as the vibrant and buzzing Galway city, the galleries and pubs (about 54 in total!) in Dingle town (for a population of about 2500) and the shops and boutiques of picturesque Kenmare.
Some fun little side trips you may want to consider are visiting a working sheep farm for a demonstration of working dogs and also sheep shearing, a boat trip to try spotting Dingle’s most friendly occupant – Funghi the Dolphin in Dingle Bay.
At night you are treated to quality entertainment, such as live music and excellent food in some of Ireland’s best pubs and restaurants.
Overnight in quality, locally owned guest houses and small hotel accommodations in small, friendly, local communities.