Enjoy the beauty of Western Ireland during 3 days filled with fun, laughter, songs and stories!
Backpacker: This is the best value level of accommodation, where you stay in hostels in shared dormitory style rooms, sharing with other tour members. Basic Breakfast is included. No single supplements!
A Supplement price per room per night will apply when choosing single rooms.
Depart Bridge street tourist office at Patricks Quay, Cork at 13:00 or specified location for groups larger than 10 people. Heading up the country through beautiful western scenery of rural Ireland and onward to Ireland's cultural capital - Galway. We will check in to our city centre accommodation and we will have the evening to explore Galway, the “city of the tribes” as it is known, is famous for its pubs and clubs. We will join the locals for a fun night filled with traditional music, with the option of a locally run pubcrawl to take in the best of Galway city's nightlife. We also recommend the free walking tour of Galway that will show you the city's historic and cultural side.
The next morning you will be collected from your hostel and we shall enjoy a tour through Connemara. Connemara is considered to be one of the most beautiful wildernesses in Europe. Experience dramatic mountain scenery that has been the setting for countless Hollywood blockbuster movies, such as “The Quiet man” filmed in Cong. After our time in Connemara we will go out west and take a ferry to the Irish speaking region of the Aran islands. We will have time to enjoy these unique islands and learn about the traditional way of life preserved here from by gone times. We will return to Galway that evening in time to enjoy another evening in the “City of culture”.
The next morning we will begin our day driving south around marvellous Galway Bay, famed in song and story. We will be travelling a section of the “Wild Atlantic Way” and have many stops along the west coast of county Clare taking in sights of Kinvara, Dunguaire Castle, Corcomroe abbey and many beautiful western Atlantic scenes including the fascinating lunar landscape of the Burren. This site is a true geological and botanical wonder. Here we will see the beautiful coast line in an area known as the “Baby cliffs” looking back at the Aran islands. We pass through the beautiful landscape of the Doolin, stopping in this surfing town with the time to enjoy lunch for those who are hungry for local cuisine. We arrive at the world famous Cliffs of Moher, one of the world's great natural attractions where you can enjoy a relaxed walk and breathtaking views. SAVE a whopping 6 euro entry fee! We are proud to be a tour company that includes the amazing Atlantic Edge Exhibition! We will have about 1.5 – 2 hours to enjoy the scenery here. We will then continue down the coast through the popular seaside resort of Lahinch, famous for pristine Linx golf courses and surfing, before continuing our journey to Bunratty Castle to see this magnificent and well preserved medieval tower house. We will be returning to Cork, Aurther's Quay bus stop behind the shopping centre for 17:00 in the evening.