UNLOCK IRELAND’S REAL WILD WEST on this mesmerizing 6 day tour that explores the true beauty of Ireland’s west coast and its unique history and vibrant Gaelic culture.
We will take you off the beaten track in search of the wild wests true identity. Unravel its unique culture, history, amazing food and even better take the chance to experience adventure such as cycling on Inis Mor island, hiking to the top of Ireland’s holiest mountain, Croagh Patrick, surfing the magical Atlantic waves of Sligo and many more great adventures. The Wild West is an experience not to be missed and one that will live long in your heart.
DAY 1: DUBLIN TO GALWAY VIA CLONMACNOISE
From Dublin’s fair city, we set our compasses due west, making our way through the lush midlands of Ireland in search of the wild Atlantic coastline and the Bohemian capital of Ireland, Galway City. On route to the and the Bohemian capital of Ireland, Galway City, we will take a magical stop to Clonmacnoise, a mid-6th century Early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán. Afterwards, we make our way to Galway city, where you can explore and wander its bustling streets, sample its famed culinary delights and traditional music scene.
DAY 2: GALWAY CITY TO CLIFDEN VIA INIS MOR ISLAND
We jump from mainland Ireland to one of its most renowned island, Inis Mór, meaning big island because it is the largest of three islands that make up the Aran Islands.
DAY 3: CLIFDEN TO WESTPORT VIA KYLEMORE ABBEY
This morning, you can explore Clifden, take the opportunity to hike to the top Diamond Hill in Connemara National Park or cycle the beautiful Sky Road.
At 12:30 PM, we depart from Clifden on route to Kylemore Abbey, where you can have a bite to eat or explore its incredible history and unique gardens. Later that afternoon, we continue our journey northwards passing Killary harbour and secluded picturesque lakes that line our path to the colourful town of Westport.
That evening, we will experience this vibrant towns legendary musical talent and culinary exploits.
DAY 4: NON TRAVEL DAY - DISCOVER WESTPORT
You have the day relax, explore or take an adventure in picturesque Westport. It is famous for Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holiest mountain and Clew Bay, which has an island for everyday of the year. The town offers is rich in historical areas of interest and a great traditional music scene.
DAY 5: WESTPORT TO SLIGO VIA BALLYCROY NATIONAL PARK
Departing Westport, we make our along the northern wild and rugged coastline of Mayo before arriving in Sligo, known as the town of abounding in shells.
Take the opportunity to dip your feet into the wild Atlantic Ocean or catch some of the most renowned waves in the world. Whether you stand or not, you will definitely feel refreshed after your experience before sampling some of best culinary delights and famous sights of Sligo.
DAY 6: SLIGO TO DUBLIN VIA NEWGRANGE
Departing Sligo at 9 AM, we make our way back east to the fair city of Dublin, but not before one last little adventure for you. We will take a magical visit to Newgrange, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a renowned Stone Age monument, that was constructed during the Neolithic period over 5,000 years ago (about 3,200 B.C.), which makes it older than Stonehenge and Great Pyramids of Giza.
Afterwards, we make our way to Dublin, where we bid a fond farewell full of happy memories that will last forever. Remember, Ireland is now your second home away from home!