About this tour
Its wild, its Irish and its roving! The 8 day adventure from Vagabond is an awesome tour covering the west coast of Ireland from the peninsula’s of the south west all the way up to Connemara. It includes an option of a trip to the Aran Islands, a stay in a castle, two nights in Dingle town and a great variety of activity options and historical sites for each day. This tour was selected by the world famous National Geographic Traveler Magazine in 2013 as being one of the ‘Top 50 Tours of Lifetime’.
Every Vagabond tour is unique, as we tailor them to the needs and requirements of each group and of course the weather. This tour is Vagabond’s unique mixture of outdoor activity, great scenery, history and culture, relaxing pubs, and loads of laughs. Eight days means that you are never rushed, however you will experience so much of Ireland you will feel like you’ve been travelling for weeks.
The tours leave from Dublin city centre at 08.30am on the first morning and get back about 6pm on the last day. So we would advise arriving at least the night before and if you would be planning to fly out on the last night, then not to book a flight before 9pm.
First you head down to the South West to Cork and Kerry and the three peninsula’s 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 more 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 relax and catch your breath.
Then you will travel north and across the River Shannon into County Clare home to the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher then heading into Galway city and north into the Connemara region (or you might have opted to cross Galway bay by boat, via the Aran islands, to Connemara).