Wild Atlantic Way 14 Day Private Tour- Butlers Private Tours Of Ireland

Wild Atlantic Way 14 day Self Drive Vacation

"Explore the Wild Atlantic Way on this epic journey from Kinsale in Cork up to Malin Head in Donegal on a custom made Itinerary of Ireland"
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bird What's included
  • 13 nights in 4 Star luxury hotels in central locations
  • Your Self-Drive Vehicle Waiting At The Airport For You
  • All The Benefits Of Working With One Of Ireland's Leading Tour Operator
  • Hotels, Golf, Attractions & Entertainment Can All Be Included
  • Full Irish Breakfast
  • Flexibility To Change this tour To Suit You
  • Custom Made Self Drive Tour Itinerary Of Ireland
bird Attractions
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • The Ring of Kerry
  • Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
  • Killarney Traditional Jaunting Cars
  • Dingle Peninsula & slea Head Drive
  • The Burren
  • Rock Of Cashel
  • Newgrange
  • Aran Islands
  • Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Gardens
  • Tradition Irish Music & Dance show
  • Kinsale
    Visit Blarney on your Self Drive Tour of Ireland

    Day 1 - Dublin To Kinsale

    The magnificent West Coast of Ireland awaits, this is a truly magical place packed full of stories, traditions and awesome scenery that feeds the soul.

    On your first day, you'll travel from Dublin City to Cork to start of your Wild Atlantic Way adventure. Visit the impressive Rock of Cashel, where you will see this unique site which is also home to a 12th century Round Tower and Chapel.

    Enroute to Cork why not stop off to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone and take time to enjoy the amazing gardens before strolling over to the famous Blarney Woolen Mills.

    Then on to the star of the Wild Atlantic Way to the charming town of Kinsale. Dubbed "Ireland's Gourmet Capital". Perfect for Dinner! There are lots of pubs, restaurants and craft/gift shops dotted around the colourful streets of Kinsale.

    Overnight Kinsale

    Visit Blarney on your Self Drive Tour of Ireland

    Day 2 - West Cork

    Start off your day with a visit to the 16th century Charles Fort for a photo-op to capture the stunning views and learn of its fascinating history. Drive onto West Cork, en-route visit the Drombeg Stone Circle dating back to 153BC and drive through some of the most beautiful unspoiled towns in rural Ireland until you arrive at Mizen Head on Ireland's most Southwesterly Point.

    After a great day, you will spend the evening in the little harbour town of Bantry.

    Overnight Bantry

    Day 3 - Bantry To Killarney

    Today you'll take the spectacular route to Kerry. Why not make a pit stop at the famous Molly Gallivan’s 200 year old Cottage & Traditional farm? At Molly Gallivan’s you'll experience the simple country lifestyle in rural Ireland before the days of electricity & modern convenience

    Overnight Killarney

    Self Drive Tour of Kerry

    Day 4 - Ring of Kerry

    As you drive The Ring of Kerry, you see amazing coastal scenery, beaches, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, wildlife and forests - The Ring of Kerry has it all. Stop for lunch in one of the many picture-postcard towns along the way.

    Overnight Killarney

    Day 5 - Killarney

    No trip to "The Kingdom of Kerry" is complete without a ride on the famous Jaunting Cars of Killarney. Be regaled by the stories of the local Jarveys while you enjoy your Jaunt through Killarney National Park.

    Next up is Muckross House where you will enjoy an in-depth guided tour of the magnificent 19th century mansion set among wonderful gardens, lakes, mountains and woodland.

    Later this evening, you will be tapping away to a traditional Irish show of the best of Irish dance and music.

    Overnight Killarney

    Ask Claire Any Questions
    Self Drive Tour of Kerry

    Day 6 - Dingle Peninsula

    Today is the day you will experience the beauty of the Dingle Peninsula which is renowned for its archaeological treasures situated on the most dramatic coastal scenery and beaches of Ireland - the Wild Atlantic Way. This circular route takes in The Beehive Huts, Famine Cottages, Dunbeg Fort, Gallarus Oratory, Kilmalkedar Church plus much more. The colourful town of Dingle is the perfect place for lunch, a nice drink and some exploring.

    Later this evening, you'll take a step back in time with a stay in a Castle steeped in history that offers luxurious surroundings within 30 acres of private gardens and woodland.

    Overnight Ballyseede Castle

    Day 7 - Doolin

    Wave goodbye to your Castle as you head to the village of Adare, founded in the 13th century, abounds with a rich history and a strong heritage, which remain ever-present in its monuments, thatched cottages, streets and people.

    After lunch, you'll head to see the iconic Bunratty Castle. From the Vikings to the Normans, great Irish Earls and Gentry this site has been occupied for over 1,000 years.

    Enjoy a wonderful evening colourful town of Doolin which is set right in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way on the edge of the historic Burren.

    Overnight Doolin

    Murphy's Ice Cream Dingle
    Doolin

    Day 8- Cliffs Of Moher

    Depart from Doolin heading for the Cliffs Of Moher, the No.1 Tourist Attraction in Ireland.

    At the Majestic Cliffs Of Moher, you'll step out to the edge of the world with awe-inspiring views. Spend time here to relax, hike or enjoy the self-guided exhibition at The Visitors Centre.

    From here travel through the lunar-like landscape of The Burren towards the small Irish town of Kinvara as you make your way to Galway.

    Spend the evening in Galway exploring this lively city full of traditional music, fine food and Irish hospitality.

    Overnight Galway

    Doolin

    Day 9- The Aran Islands

    Today you'll enjoy the scenic ferry crossing to Inis Mór (meaning the big island) the largest of the Aran Islands. Take the full day to explore this unique island's natural beauty which is a haven for our authentic Irish culture. Here you will meet the locals who speak in both our native tongue Irish and also in English so no need to start classes just yet.

    Visit the world heritage site Dun Aonghasa along with Dun Eoghanacht Fort, The Worm Hole, The Seal Colony, The Seven Churches and lots, lots more.

    After a great day exploring the island, return to Galway and for another nights entertainment in The Cultural Capital.

    Overnight in Galway


    Cliffs Of Moher
    kylemore Abbey

    Day 10 - Galway to Westport

    Cameras ready as you explore the majestic Connemara region taking in Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Gardens, built in the late 1800s by Mitchell Henry MP inspired by his love for his wife, Margaret. It became home to a community of Benedictine Nuns in 1920 and has been renowned as a place of spirituality and education.

    Complete your day with a tour of Killary Fjord, Ireland's only true fjord extending 16 km in from the Atlantic. It forms the border between Galway and Mayo, boasting some of the most spectacular scenery in the West of Ireland.

    Spend the evening exploring Westport which is a real hidden gem on the Wild Atlantic Way.

    Overnight Westport

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    kylemore Abbey

    Day 11- Westport - Sligo

    Say goodbye to elegant Georgian Westport as you head further north along the Wild Atlantic Way.

    Nestled among County Mayo’s majestic Nephin Beg mountain range lies an expanse of picturesque land that feels like your own private hideaway.

    Breathe in the salty fresh-air as we meander through the small towns and villages en-route to Sligo.

    Overnight in Sligo

    Day 12- Sligo -Donegal

    Enjoy the vibrant town of Sligo where the famous poet W.B. Yeats spent his childhood holidays and drew inspiration from the history and legends of this principle town.

    Today you will take in some of Ireland's most beautiful and unspoiled landscapes and the start of the Wild Atlantic Way.

    It's no wonder Donegal was named the "Coolest Place on the Planet for 2017" by National Geographic Traveller.

    Overnight in Donegal

    Derry city walls

    Day 13 - Donegal - Derry

    Spend the day exploring the historic city of Derry, the homeland of the famous Irish poet Seamus Heaney.

    Derry is famous for its 17th-century walled city standing at 20 feet high with 7 gates, watchtowers and 24 cannons.

    This was the last walled city to be built in Europe and you will get the chance to participate in an intriguing walking tour of the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland.

    Overnight Derry

    Day 14- Derry - Dublin

    Say goodbye to Derry as we travel across the country to Dublin.

    Along the way, visit the prehistoric site of Newgrange in Co. Meath. This Neolithic site was built over 5,000 years ago making it 500 years older than the Pyramids of Egypt.

    This brings your Irish adventure to an end as you travel back to Dublin with a suitcase full of very special memories.

    Newgrange

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    Butlers Private Tours Ireland (Dublin),
    Grove Lodge, Bay Lane, Kilshane,
    Dublin, Ireland, D11 A6N9
    Butlers Private Tours Ireland (Cork),
    Carrigtohill Industrial Estate,
    Co. Cork, Ireland, T45 A896