6 Day Activity Tour
Private Guided Tour for your group of family and friends.
Tour Duration: 6 Days
This tour is flexible and truly up to you, the below itinerary is a sample but you can choose to linger longer in places that appeal to you and skip through anywhere that doesn’t, creating a truly authentic and bespoke experience.
Also, we can start and finish your multi-day tour anywhere in Ireland that suits you and the sample itinerary below can once again be tweaked accordingly.
This specific tour is a perfect fit for the more adventurous and outgoing soul, not satisfied with being confined to normalcy. You will spend plenty of time on the ground taking in information and sights not just through view but also in experience. Expect to be constantly on the move throughout the six days of this tour and ensure to bring plenty of energy in order to get the most out of each day.
For an excursion starting and ending in Dublin we will first whisk you off to The Glendalough Valley in The Wicklow Mountains National Park. This is an area of flowing, uninterrupted beauty to be explored on foot. While in this area you must take a trip to Johnnie Fox’s pub also, one of Ireland’s oldest traditional and most noted establishments famed as the highest pub in the country! After this you can relax en route to Kilkenny where you will complete the Smithwick’s Experience Tour and spend your first night. Waking the following morning it’s the road to Cork which will greet you next. Here you will see Blarney Castle before concluding the day by embarking on the scenic Ballycotton Cliff Walk after which you will spend the night in the cosmopolitan Cork City. Then, your third day will consist of a series of engaging activities on a trip to Kerry, the first of which being a hike around the national park at Gougane Barra, the second a boat trip out to Garnish Island known for its intriguing and delicate flora. Then, a trip over the Caha pass, a mountain drive which is most revered here in Ireland to reach Kenmare, a colourful town great for a bite to eat or a stroll around. Finally, before we drop you off at this night’s accommodation, a gander around Killarney National Park is in order where you will take in some of the main highlights of the Ring of Kerry, those being; Molls Gap, Ladies View and Torc Waterfall. All perfect photographic opportunities. After such a busy day, it is only fitting that we drop you off for a good night’s rest in the nearby Killarney. Taking up from where we left off a ‘jarvy ride’ around Killarney marks the beginning of the following day, after which a 2.5 – 3 hours ‘Dingle Sea Safari’ will take you up to the end of yet another fabulous day. Starting into the next penultimate day, once again from Killarney, the Cliffs of Moher wait in store for you and your group with a 7.5-kilometer hike taking you to each picturesque viewpoint and a boat ride allowing you to capture different angles also. What follows is a coastal drive unlike any other which takes you along a rugged path to the ‘Mini Cliffs’, the Burren, Doolin, Kinvara and Ballyvaughn. Then, for your last overnight you will be left in Galway and after a good night’s rest, your final day will have arrived. Last but not least, this day will involve a trip to Clonmacnoise then a jaunt on to Athlone for lunch, a castle visit and Seanies Bar, the oldest in Ireland. Lastly, you will have a tasting experience at Locke’s Distillery before we leave you off back in Dublin, ready to take on your next adventure, whatever that may be!
- Wicklow Mountains
- Smithwick’s Experience
- Cork City
- Blarney Castle
- Ballycotton Cliff Walk
- Gougane Barra
- Garnish Island
- Caha Pass
- Killarney National Park
- Molls Gap
- Lady’s View
- Torc Waterfall
- Cliffs of Moher
- Mini Cliffs
- The Burren
- Locke’s Distillery
6 Overnight Stays:
On this sample 6-day private tour experience there are the following anchor points:
1st night staying in Kilkenny
2nd night staying in Cork
3rd night staying in Killarney
4th night staying in Killarney
5th night staying in Galway
Departing from Dublin on the first day, we will whisk you off to The Glendalough Valley in The Wicklow Mountains National Park. This is an area of flowing, tranquil, uninterrupted beauty originally carved from the mountainside by glacial forces and bearing many serene, picturesque lakes which you will be left to explore during a two-hour hike. following on from such a long period on foot, it is necessary to replenish. This is where Johnnie Fox’s Pub becomes a necessity, an establishment famed for its age as well as holding the title of the highest pub in Ireland, truly a must go for anyone in the area. After this, it’s back up and over the Wicklow Mountains en route to Kilkenny, ‘The Marble City’, known for its roots as a beautiful medieval city, historic significance and annual events such as The Kilkenny Arts Festival and Cat Laughs Comedy Festival. Here you will take part in the ‘Smithwick’s Experience Tour’ maybe sampling a pint or two of this famous ale before being left to explore the city yourself as it is to be your first overnight anchoring point.
Waking the following morning it’s the road to Cork which will greet you next. Here Blarney Castle lies in wait with its famed Blarney Stone for kissing. It is said that any brave soul who lays their lips on this stone will be bestowed with the gift of eloquent speech. After this is done the grounds of the castle then lay open for your exploration on foot. What follows is lunch in the cosmopolitan city of Cork where fabulous restaurants lay on every corner to sate your desire for delicious cuisine. To conclude this day, you will embark on the scenic Ballycotton Cliff Walk, following the line of the coast where it meets the wide expanse of ocean far below before moving back to Cork, where you will spend your second night amidst the bustling atmosphere and friendly locals and yet another opportunity to delve into lovely restaurants stocked with local produce. A true foodie heaven!
Your third day will consist of a series of engaging activities on a return trip to Kerry, the first of which being a hike around the national park at Gougane Barra, a place simultaneously idyllic and quaint and with a small church positioned in a vast lake of glassy water. Second on this day is a boat trip out to Garnish Island, known for its intriguing and delicate flora. Then, upon your return it’s over the Caha Pass we will head, a mountain drive which is most revered here in Ireland to reach Kenmare, a colourful, chocolate box town great for a bite to eat or a stroll around to get a real feel for the true traditional Irish life. Finally for your third day, before we drop you off at this night’s accommodation, a gander around Killarney National Park is in order, where you will take in some of the main highlights of the Ring Of Kerry, those being; Molls Gap, Lady’s View and Torc Waterfall. All perfect photographic opportunities, each holding their own amongst the most breath-taking of sights in Ireland. After such a busy day, it is only right for us to drop you off for a fun evening in Killarney where you can expect to be enthralled by the craic agus ceoil (the fun and music) that only a town so full of character as this can bring.
Taking up from where we left off, a horse or ‘jarvy ride’ around Killarney marks the beginning of the following day. Then it’s off along the rugged Dingle Peninsula and Slea Head Drive to take in beehive huts dating back to 2,500 BC and look out on Skellig Michael, famed dwelling place of the Skellig monks and more recently filming location for Star Wars as well as one of Lonely Planet’s picks for top destinations in the world to visit. Eventually this winding road takes us to the town of Dingle itself, a place full of vigour and enticing colour which has the most unusual locally sourced crafts on offer as well as numerous entirely unique possible souvenirs for those back home. Dingle is also home to Fungi the Dolphin and with your tour being of the adventurous nature, an opportunity to embark on the ‘Dingle Sea Safari’ on a rib boat will be sure to put you in close proximity to this stunning and friendly creature. Finally, no visit to this town is complete without a test of the taste buds in Murphy’s Ice Cream Parlour, here the most unusual flavours are commonplace and you are sure to find some concoctions which you will never experience anywhere else. To conclude this day, it’s back to Killarney to relive the experience of the lively traditional music venues which this wonderful town has to offer.
Starting into the penultimate day we will wave Killarney a final goodbye and undertake a journey to the Cliffs of Moher which wait in store for you and your group. You will take in this mammoth sight like not many others ever do with a 7.5-kilometer hike taking you to each picturesque viewpoint and a boat ride allowing you to marvel upward from beneath also, you are sure to become familiar with every nook and cranny of the cliffs’ faces, towering some 700 feet (213 meters) above the Atlantic Ocean at their highest point. What follows is a coastal drive unlike any other which takes you along a rugged path to view the anomaly that is the ‘Mini Cliffs’, a part of the Irish coastline which was once a coral reef many millions of years ago, then through the Burren, Kinvara and Ballyvaughn, only interrupted by a brief stop at the midway point for lunch at Fitzpatrick’s in Doolin where the food is unrivalled and the local brew ‘Dooliner’ is a must try. Then, for your last overnight you will be left in Galway, known locally as ‘The City of The Tribes’ and home to the famous Eyre Square, Shop Street and Spanish Arch as well as numerous cathedrals and castles. Referred to as ‘Ireland’s Cultural heart’ it is irrefutable that this cosmopolitan city is steeped in history which is only waiting to be explored by you. Enjoy the vibrant and varied music scene, traditional pubs and abundance of street performers and after a good night’s rest, your final day will have arrived.
Last but not least, this day will consist firstly of a trip to Clonmacnoise, a monastery situated in county Offaly which was originally founded by St. Ciarán in 544 AD, the peaceful stone ruins of which will conjure images of past Saints’ and scholars’ lives for imaginative. Then a jaunt on to Athlone where lunch, a castle and Seanie’s Bar, the oldest in Ireland await. Lastly, you will have a tasting experience at Locke’s Distillery, a maker of Irish whiskey, the license of which dates back to 1757, before we leave you off back in Dublin full of merriment and ready to take on your next life adventure, whatever that may be!