Spectacular South and West Tour

5 Days Starts in Dublin & Ends in Dublin

Tour highlights

Kayak with dolphins in Dingle Bay; savour the magnificent sights of the Ring of Kerry; explore the bustling bohemian city of Galway, marvel at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher - this five-day small group adventure tour of Ireland's fabulous south and west regions, is packed with unforgettable experiences. Leaving from Dublin every Sunday from April to October 11, the expert guides at Overland Ireland hand-pick the best experiences imaginable from breathtaking scenery, castles, adventure, history, heritage and culture.

 

 

Itinerary

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The Rock of Cashel, the Blarney Stone, Kinsale

Depart Dublin in the morning and travel south west to the magnificent Rock of Cashel, once home to the Kings of Munster. This ancient fortress set on a hill commands spectacular views across the surrounding countryside. It's structures includes a medieval round tower, chapel, cathedral and a castle..

Next it's on to Cork, which locals claim is the real capital of Ireland. It's also known as the rebel county and is home to the 600-year old Blarney Castle with its magical Blarney Stone. Legend has it that one kiss of the Blarney Stone bestows the gift of eternal eloquence. There'll be time to explore the castle and its extensive gardens.
Finally it's one to the picturesque harbour town of Kinsale, often called the 'jewel' of West Cork. It's renowned for its award-winning restaurants, rich history and dramatic scenery.
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The Ring of Kerry

Setting out from Kinsale the following morning, the journey takes us through the beautiful countryside of West Cork and on to the world famous Ring of Kerry. the beautiful heritage town of Kenmare is the first stop. From there travel through the many hidden gems on this famous circuit of the south west coast of Ireland: Moll’s Gap, the Torc Waterfall and Ross Castle in Killarney National Park. At Ross Castle the tour guide explains what life was really like behind the stone walls and it’s not what you think!

After taking in the fantastic views on the Ring of Kerry, travel to Inch to soak up the wild Atlantic Ocean. Waves and weather-permitting, take a plunge at surfing at Inch Beach.
Finally its on to the celebrated, cozy, coastal town of Dingle, with its famous quirky pubs, fantastic restaurants and unforgettable traditional Irish music.
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Dingle

Start the morning kayaking to meet Fungie, the famously friendly dolphin of Dingle Bay. If kayaking is not your thing, there will be a guided hike up Mount Brandon, which offers stunning, 360 degree panoramic views of Dingle Bay and Castlegregory.

Then it's a breathtaking trip along the Slea Head drive, with its incredible scenery.
Finish off a perfect day at the Dingle Whiskey Distillery. Sample its award-winning whiskey and gin and learn about the history of whiskey production around the world.
Back to Dingle for another night exploring this buzzing town. No need to repack the suitcases; relax and enjoy!
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Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Doolin

Leaving Dingle the tour travels through the spectacular Conor Pass with its dramatic drops and encroaching cliffs. Turning towards Castlegregory, the tour arrives at River Shannon, crossing it by ferry to arrive in the fabled County Clare.

The spectacular Cliffs of Moher are Ireland's most beloved landmark and today there will be plenty of time to explore the cliffs by foot and savour the bracing Atlantic air and dramatic coastline. You'll also see the extraordinary Burren National Park, a fantastical landscape of limestone paving home to fossils, caves and bewildering array of flora and fauna.

Spend the evening in the welcoming and colorful village of Doolin, the home-town of traditional Irish music.
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Galway – Dublin

This morning it's on to Galway via the 16th Century Dunguaire Castle in the quaint fishing village of Kinvara.

Galway is a lively town and renowned for its pleasures. Brightly-painted pubs heave with live music, cafés offer front-row seats for observing street performers, musicians and local characters.
After a cycling tour through the streets and waterways, discovering Galway’s hidden gems you are free to enjoy an evening of entertainment, great food and craic in this much celebrated city.
Weather depending there's a fantastic food tour or stand-up paddle boarding in Galway Bay
You will depart Galway on the GoBus service. Our guides will, of course, send you off armed with recommendations for Dublin City.

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Founded in 2014, Overland Ireland was the brainchild of avid adventurers Clodagh and Reinier.

After overlanding, touring, and guiding across the world, they believed that they had all the ingredients to offer a magical product to tourists visiting the Emerald Isle.

Overland Ireland’s love for the great outdoors, Irish culture and heritage and, of course, music and craic has inspired them to share every off-the-beaten-track hidden gem with the rest of the world.

Every year Overland Ireland continues to welcome hundreds of new friends from all corners of the world and help them to discover and explore Ireland’s playground.

Team Overland believes that big things come in small packages. Their small group tours concentrate on offering big experiences to all our guests. The team knows individual attention and care is key to making every customer’s holiday unique, exciting and unforgettable.

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Prepare to be awestruck by Ireland’s most famous landmark – The Cliffs of Moher, fall in love with the bustling bohemian Galway City.

Our Spectacular South and West trip explores a diverse range of scenery, castles, adventure, history, heritage and culture.

This small group tour of Ireland has it all. Our expert guides have hand-picked the best the South and West has to offer for your tour around Ireland – leaving you with enough time to indulge in the delights of Dublin City.

This tour has so much to offer and never disappoints.

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