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Ireland Hidden and Wild

£1182

Ireland

5 days

2-8 people

Ireland Hidden and Wild

What You'll Do

For a shorter escape, combine Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and the Wild Atlantic Way to experience some of Ireland’s best-kept secrets with some of the well-known hotspots.

Experience this five-day immersive experience collecting and dropping off from Dublin airport or city centre. Enjoy the real Ireland off-the-beaten-track as well as some of the unmissable highlights with a visit to Clonmacnoise, a boat trip on the River Shannon, and explore Ireland’s deserted medieval town.

Stare over the edge of the legendary Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way, meander through the medieval streets of Galway, and pull into the oldest bar in Ireland and try an Irish Coffee. Along the way you will hear legends and stories only a local can tell and see the wildlife of the ancient bogland for which the region is famous. To really bring out the flavours of Ireland, we have included a farm to fork cooking experience on a traditional working farm.

This is pure Ireland at its best!

Experience
Highlights

Try your hand at cooking with a farm to fork experience on a traditional working farm

Experience the legendary Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way

Local guide to help you get off-the-beaten-track in one of the most scenic country's

Your Local Host:

Kirsty

My business came from our experiences of group travel in Ireland. We saw groups loading suitcases on to a bus at 6am, we saw groups spending hours on buses to be led to overcrowded sites to fulfil unrealistic itineraries. This is not a holiday and we knew it didn’t need to be like this. We are a family business and have over thirty years' experience in travel and tourism in Ireland.

Experience Itinerary

Dublin departure

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin as we transport you by luxury minicoach, complete with your friendly entertaining guide, to the Heart of Ireland. Discover local crafts, explore the ethereal deserted medieval town of Rindoon and walk around the picturesque peninsula. Marvel at the dramatic ancient bog trackway at Corlea and explore the pathways through the wetlands area around the lake, for which the region is famed. Sample some locally made spirits and taste some traditional Irish fayre, followed by traditional storytelling and song from a seannachi (storyteller).

Accommodation: The hotel used on this tour will be 3-4 star, clean and comfortable. The name of the hotel does change depending on the time of year you opt to travel, size of your party, and room breakdown. Please ask prior to booking what the hotel names will be.

 

Cliffs of Moher and Irish touring

Venture west to discover two of the main highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way: the Cliffs of Moher and the vibrant medieval city of Galway. Breath in the bracing Atlantic air and marvel at the world-famous natural phenomenon. Meander through the lively streets of Galway city down to the quay and the Spanish Arch, and visit the medieval church where Christopher Columbus stopped on his way to America.

Accommodation: The hotel used on this tour will be 3-4 star, clean and comfortable. The name of the hotel does change depending on the time of year you opt to travel, size of your party, and room breakdown. Please ask prior to booking what the hotel names will be.

Irish touring - County Roscommon

Explore the heart of Ireland itself – County Roscommon (the county motto is “always at the heart of Ireland”) – and see some of Ireland’s best-kept secrets. From the picture-perfect town of Boyle with its ancient bridge, 12th century abbey and eighteenth century Georgian manor house to the ancient royal site of Rathcroghan and the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House and Gardens, there is an abundance of experiences, landscapes and stories just waiting to be discovered.

Accommodation: The hotel used on this tour will be 3-4 star, clean and comfortable. The name of the hotel does change depending on the time of year you opt to travel, size of your party, and room breakdown. Please ask prior to booking what the hotel names will be.

Farm visit and traditional Irish cooking

Spend the morning in a traditional Irish farmhouse kitchen cooking up a storm, and sit down together to enjoy the fruits of your labour before taking a tour of the working farm. In the afternoon, discover the homeplace of Ireland’s Jane Austen, Maria Edgeworth, before sampling some whiskey at Ireland’s oldest distillery.

Accommodation: The hotel used on this tour will be 3-4 star, clean and comfortable. The name of the hotel does change depending on the time of year you opt to travel, size of your party, and room breakdown. Please ask prior to booking what the hotel names will be.

Irish touring - return to Dublin

Before you return to Dublin, take time to explore the lively town of Athlone, with a foot on either side of the River Shannon. Situated on the banks of the River Shannon, Clonmacnoise was founded by St Ciaran in the 6th century and for over 1500 years has been a centre of pilgrimage and learning. See the spectacular high crosses dating from 8-10th centuries, two round towers and the remains of 7 stone churches dating from 10th century. Walk along the ancient Pilgrim’s Way, the oldest road in Europe, and try out the magical Whispering Arch. Explore the magnificent Napoleonic fortifications in Shannonbridge.

Location Information

Five-day immersive experience collecting and dropping off from Dublin airport or city centre. Please advise us no later than one month prior to arrival. If you are staying at a city centre hotel we can also pick you up from, and drop you back there.

  • 5 days transport by luxury minivan
  • 4 nights B&B in a 3-4-star hotel
  • 1 dinner and 1 lunch in the warm and friendly heart of Ireland
  • Local guide for incredible information and insights
  • Entry to all experiences listed as part of the itinerary

FAQs

The hotel used on this tour will be 3-4 star, clean and comfortable. The name of the hotel does change depending on the time of year you opt to travel, size of your party, and room breakdown. Please ask prior to booking what the hotel names will be.

Yes, this can be done at booking stage. Please ensure you fill out the number of single rooms required for your party.

Subject to availability, yes you may.