“THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY” 8 Day, 3 & 4 Star Self-Drive Tours – FROM $1,500.00
“The Wild Atlantic Way” 8 Day, 3 & 4 Star Self – Drive Tour – From $1,500.00
A week-long scenic journey!
Day 1 – Welcome to Ireland
Arrive at Dublin Airport, pick up your hire car & transfer to your accommodation for the night.
According to the time of arrival, enjoy a tour of the highlights of Dublin, which could include a visit to Trinity College to view the beautifully Illuminated Book of Kells or perhaps the National Museum of Ireland (entry free of charge).
Stop off at the Old Jameson Distillery (option), situated in the old markets area of the city. An audio-visual tour explains the process by which whisky is made and this followed by a whisky tasting by all in the “Ball o’ Malt Bar”.
A special tasting is organized to compare the most popular Irish whiskies with bourbon and Scotch whisky. This afternoon depart Dublin for your next stop, Galway. Overnight: Galway area
Day 3 – Connemara Region
Discover the country of the “Quiet Man “ and “ The Purple Taxi”,Connemara today. This stunning region of Ireland is full of contrast, granite Mountains populated only by sheep with hundreds of lakes forming a fisherman’s paradise.
Its stone walls, small farms, thatched cottages in isolated splendour with its heather covered hills creates an unforgettable scene for all its visitors. The route takes us from Galway to the lake dotted centre of Connemara at Maam Cross.
The road continues through the colourful town of Clifden, and continues through the Irish speaking low-lying part of Southern Connemara with its countless beautiful lakes.
Overnight: Connemara area
Day 4 – Galway to Kerry
Depart for Kerry this morning and travel through the heart of County Clare – the Burren Region. The Burren is a geological paradise boasting over 2,000 plants and many rare flowers.
Continue along the coast of Clare to view the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, which form a 200m wall that plunges into the Atlantic Ocean.
On a clear day you can see from Galway Bay to Loop Head. Continue through heritage town of Kilrush, crossing the River Shannon by ferry (ferry not included), and into County Kerry. Overnight: Killarney area
Day 5 – Ring of Kerry
A superb tour of the Iveragh Peninsula (170 kms) awaits you today. Take in spectacular scenery – mountains, peat bogs, lakes and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean as one travels along the coast road. Leaving Killarney pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then to Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay.
Continue to Sneem Village, famous because of its brightly coloured houses. The road continues with superb views of the famous Lakes of Killarney. Overnight: Killarney area
Day 6 – Dingle Peninsula & Limerick
Depart for a tour of the Dingle Peninsula, where films such as “Ryan’s Daughter” and “Far and Away” have been made. The Peninsula has an extraordinary number of ring forts, high crosses and other ancient monuments.
The area west of Dingle has the greatest concentration of ancient sites in Kerry. This area is also a genuine Irish-speaking area. Dramatic landscapes can be found at every corner, in particular there are striking views of the Blasket Islands at Slea Headwhich should not be missed. Overnight: Limerick area
Day 7 – Limerick to Dublin
Returning to Dublin today, why not visit Birr Castle Demesne where you can visit the gardens or see one of the world’s largest telescopes.
Continue to Dublin and after checking into your hotel on the outskirts of the city, you can complete your tour with a final visit to Dublin’s city centre for some last minute sight-seeing or perhaps some shopping. Overnight: Dublin area
Please be advised that you are required to check-in to your hotel/bed and breakfast accommodation no later than 6pm. If you are going to be later than 6pm, you must call your accommodation and advise of your approximate check in time. Failure to do this could result in your reservation being cancelled and rooms released. Benny’s Ireland Vacations, Inc. or it’s partners, can not be held responsible for non-adherence to this requirement.
Child supplements apply when a child between 2 and 11 years incl. is sharing with 2 full paying adults to a maximum of 2 children in the room. A child sharing with a single adult is charged the normal per person rate. Children sharing 0-2 years incl. are free and meals paid directly to the hotel.