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7 day World Tour of Ireland

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“Accommodations on the trip were fantastic – these guys don’t skimp. Of particular note were the hotels in both Dingle (the Dingle Skellig ) and Gougane Barra near West Cork…My dad and I were hoping for a trip of a lifetime and that’s exactly what we got.”

7 Day World Tour of Ireland Trip Advisor, Visited May 2014

 

About this Tour

About this tour

Look no further, you have just found the best possible way to see Ireland. A whole week to explore, relax, absorb, refresh and learn about this fascinating and beautiful island. Like all Vagabond adventures there is a great blend of outdoor activity, great scenery, relaxing pubs and moments that you will remember for years to come. This tour is very similar and follows the same route as our 8 day award winning tour but is just a day shorter.

South West

First the tour heads down to the South West to Cork and Kerry and the three peninsulas of Beara, Iveragh (The Ring of Kerry) and Dingle. The tour spends two nights in the buzzing little fishing town of Dingle to give you time to partake in activities, get to know the area and the locals, to explore the shops, pubs, galleries and restaurants that abound there – or simply to chill out and catch your breath.

West

Then you will travel north and cross the River Shannon into County Clare with the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher before heading into Galway city and then home to Dublin. You will see a huge proportion of Irelands best scenery (just ask any Irish person).

Highlights

Highlights

Revel at some of Europe’s very best scenery, including:

  • Ireland’s highest mountain range The Macgillycuddy Reeks
  • The Green fields and stone walls of Dingle
  • Ireland’s wild and rugged Atlantic coastline
  • The River Shannon (which we cross by ferry)
  • The Burren Limestone Plateau
  • The Caher Mountains of the Beara Peninsula
  • The green inland scenery of areas such as the Golden Vale in Tipperary

 

Enjoy some of Ireland’s most popular and worthwhile tourist destinations:

  • Blarney Castle to kiss the magical Blarney Stone
  • Killarney and Connemara National Parks
  • The Cliffs of Moher

 

Enjoy some fantastic activity options

  • Walking and hiking through some of Ireland’s best scenery
  • Horse-riding on the Dingle Peninsula
  • Mountain biking or bike touring in the Killarney National Park.
  • Sea-kayaking with Fungi the Dolphin
  • Try your hand at surfing an Atlantic Wave
  • Learn the ancient art of “Vagaball”!

 

Wonder at some of Ireland’s historical treasures and experience the rich historical past of the region, from stone age man to the modern age.

  • Visit The Rock of Cashel
  • Optional trip to the Skellig islands, one of Ireland’s two UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Ancient Neolithic Stone circles, Celtic ring forts, castles, monastic sites and pre-christian tombs

 

Explore three of Ireland’s most diverse south western Peninsulas and the West coast:

  • The majestic Iveragh peninsula (better known as the Ring of Kerry)
  • The rugged Beara Peninsula (also known as the ‘undiscovered peninsula’)
  • The rolling hills of the Dingle Peninsula
  • The lunar limestone landscape of the Burren, Country Clare

 

Take some free time to explore local communities and meet the Irish people in locations such as:

  • The vibrant and buzzing Galway city
  • The galleries and pubs (about 54 in total!) in Dingle town (pop. about 2500)
  • The shops and boutiques of picturesque Kenmare

 

Some fun little side trips:

  • Visit a working sheep farm for a demonstration of working dogs and also sheep shearing
  • Take a boat trip to try spotting Dingle’s most friendly occupant – Funghi the Dolphin in Dingle Bay
  • Optional visit to Locke’s Irish Whiskey Distillery, the oldest potstill distillery in the world

 

And at night:

  • Live music and excellent food in some of Ireland’s best pubs and restaurants.
  • Overnight in quality, locally owned guesthouse and small hotel accommodation in small, friendly, local communities.

Price

Price per person: €1199 (based on two sharing) Single supplement: €150

What's included?

    • Off the beaten track adventure in Vagabond 4X4 tour vehicle.
    • Services of highly trained professional Vagabond tour guide
    • 7 FULL days on tour
    • Six nights accommodation (2 nights B&B, 4 nights Hotel)
    • 6 Full Irish breakfasts.
    • Shannon ferry tickets
    • Train journey to or from the west of Ireland on certain departures.
    • All relevant taxes.
    • Guaranteed tour price from the moment you make your deposit
    • Loads of laughs…

    Most daily activities and visits, including:

    • Fantastic guided walks
    • Entrance to most of the historical and archeological sites along the way
    • Demonstrations of local craftsmen at work

    AND…Your departure is guaranteed once we have confirmed your booking (we have never cancelled a tour, thats a promise)

Optional Extras

    • Lunches and evening meals
    • Some optional entrance fees and additional activity options, for example:
    • Horse-riding – €30 for an hour
    • Sea-Kayaking – €45 for three hours
    • Bike touring or mountain biking in Killarney National Park – €25
    • Boat trip to the Skellig Islands – €50 (extremely weather dependent)
    • Blarney Stone and Rock of Cashel – €16 (combined)

     

We try and keep any additional costs to a minimum and these activities account for only a small part of the daily activities on tour. Most of the historical sites we visit are free to enter, as of course are the walks and beaches. The additional activities we do offer are ones that have proved to be a big success with customers over the years.

Departure Dates

When do we leave?

Please see below for the list of departure dates currently available for this 7 Day World tour of Ireland.  If the dates you are interested are not available, please contact us as we may be able to release some places or schedule in another tour.

June 2014

  • Sunday – 1st
  • Sunday - 8th
  • Sunday - 15th
  • Sunday – 22nd
  • Sunday – 29th

July 2014

  • Sunday - 6th
  • Sunday - 13th
  • Sunday – 20th
  • Sunday - 27th

August 2014

  • Sunday - 3rd
  • Sunday - 10th
  • Sunday - 17th
  • Sunday - 24th
  • SUnday - 31st

September 2014

  • Sunday - 7th
  • Sunday - 14th
  • Sunday – 21st
  • Sunday – 28th

October 2014

  • Sunday – 5th
  • Sunday - 12th
  • Sunday - 19th

March 2015

  • Sunday - 22nd
  • Sunday - 29th

April 2015

  • Sunday - 5th
  • Sunday - 12th
  • Sunday - 19th
  • Sunday - 26th

May 2015

  • Sunday - 3rd
  • Sunday - 10th
  • Sunday - 17th
  • Sunday - 24th
  • Sunday - 31st

June 2015

  • Sunday - 7th
  • Sunday - 14th
  • Sunday - 21st
  • Sunday - 28th

July 2015

  • Sunday - 5th
  • Sunday - 12th
  • Sunday - 19th
  • Sunday - 26th

August 2015

  • Sunday - 2nd
  • Sunday - 9th
  • Sunday - 16th
  • Sunday - 23rd
  • Sunday - 30th

September 2015

  • Sunday - 6th
  • Sunday - 13th
  • Sunday - 20th
  • Sunday - 27th

5 stars, based on 5 reviews
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