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Seven Day World Tour of Ireland

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 13 people
Destination(s): Ireland  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Multi-activity  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1079 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1089 Euro (EUR)

We have combined all the best elements of our 3, 4, and 5 day tours. First we head down to the South West to Cork and Kerry and the three peninsula's of Beara, Iveragh (The Ring of Kerry) and Dingle. Then we will take you across the River Shannon into County Clare with the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher before heading north into Galway and the wild Connemara region. You will see a huge proportion of Ireland's best scenery (just ask any Irish person). As usual the trip is Vagabond's unique mixture of outdoor activity, great scenery, relaxing pubs and loads of laughs. Seven days means that you are never rushed but you will see so much that you may think you have been traveling for weeks.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Depart Dublin – 8.30a.m. From Dublin Tourism Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 (or hotel pick-up). Pass through Curragh Racecourse – Braveheart film set. The Magnificent Rock of Cashel. Walk and Picnic on Galtee Mohr (Ireland's Fifth highest Mountain) or visit the quirky Mitchelstown Caves. Pass through Cork, Ireland's 2nd city. Kiss the World Famous Blarney Stone. Follow Lee Valley to source of River Lee. Overnight in the stunning Gougane Barra Hotel.

Day 2: Walk in Gougane Barra Forest Park. Meet Atlantic Coastline at Bantry Bay. Seal Spotting in Glengarriff. Head out onto Beara Peninsula, the undiscovered Peninsula. Great views of the Caher Mountains and Sheepshead Peninsula. Horse riding or a walk at Dun Booey, amongst the Castles. Lunch at McCarthy's Bar in Castletownbere. Take the cable car to Dursey Island. Overnight in tiny and beautiful village of Glengarriff, West Cork.

Day 3: Depart Allihes. Shortcut via old copper mines and over Mountain pass. Visit ancient Ogham stone in Eyeries. Explore Beara’s stunning coastline, views across to Iveragh Peninsula. Lunch in picturesque Kenmare. Join Ring of Kerry scenic route on the Iveragh Peninsula. Visit Staigue Fort (amazing views). Try to ride a Llama. Walk amongst Macgillycuddy Reeks Mountains. Barbeque on Derrynane Beach. Overnight near Portmagee.

Day 4: Optional visit to Skellig Islands. Quick stop at Rosbeigh Strand. Head for Dingle Peninsula via Killorglin. (Goat Fair) and Castlemaine (Wild Colonial Boy). Drive along Inch Strand for fun and games. Walk to waterfalls above Lough Annascaul. Lunch in Tom Crean's South Pole Inn. Head out along the Slea Head Drive. Stop at Europe's most westerly point. Coumeenoule Beach (Film set of Ryan’s Daughter). Dunchaoin Harbour - real old Ireland. Smerwick Head – views of Mount Brandon. Overnight in Dingle Town – a town of 2000 people and 54 pubs.

Day 5: Take Conor Pass, Ireland's highest road. Walk and view over Dingle Bay. Take the Ferry across the River Shannon into Country Clare, Burren Region – Limestone Lunar landscape. Secret shortcuts over the hills. Fanore Beach – touch the Atlantic. Cliffs of Moher – 700 ft sea cliffs. Lahinch – Ireland’s surfing capital, try to catch a wave. Overnight in Doolin – great music in the pubs.

Day 6: Depart Doolin. Lisdoonvarna – Matchmaking Festival. Poulnabrone Dolmen – Megalithic tomb. Kinvarra village with: Dunguire Castle – ancient seat of the High, Kings of Munster, Hookers – Traditional Sailing boats, Corcomroe Abbey. Arrive Galway city for lunch. Depart Galway, Heading north into the Connemara region, famous for its wild and rugged landscape and stunning scenery. Mamturk Mountains, Go for a walk in the mountains and follow the footsteps of St Patrick, Dogs Bay Beach. White sandy beach to watch the sun go down. Overnight in Killadoon, near Westport, County Mayo.

Day 7: Depart Killadoon. Surfing on Carrownoski Strand. Walk up Croagh Patrick (Patrick’s Mountain) – the holiest mountain in Ireland. Horse-riding by the sea. Option health spa stop (subject to availability). Head East, Through counties Mayo, Roscommon, Longford and Meath. Nation Famine Museum, Strokestown castle, an excellent and emotive display. River Shannon, Cross back over into Leinster, the east of Ireland. Travel back to Dublin for 5.30-6pm arrival, for tearful hugs and farewell hugs.

Note: Amazing 3, 4 and 5 day tours also available.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Breakfasts, other meals are simply paid for at the time. Lunches tend to be a mixture of picnics, BBQ’s and pub lunches and then in the evening we normally head to a good pub or restaurant for our meal
- For accommodation we normally use a mixture of B&B’s, small hotels and Lodges, all the rooms have private bathrooms and most have tea and coffee in the rooms. (The B&B prices are based on two sharing a room and include full cooked Irish breakfast). Each place is different and adds its own flavour to the tours, we have put a lot of work into finding just the right places and everyone seems really happy with the results.

Note: The price is based on two sharing, a single supplement on E110 applies for single rooms.

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