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Ireland - Wild Atlantic Coast Tour - 10 days self-drive

Ireland - Wild Atlantic Coast Tour - 10 days self-drive

Dublin, Ireland

From: R 18,709.00
Per Person Sharing Inc Tax
  • Prices

    JNB: R 18,709.00 PPS
  • Trip Reference

    #4170
  • Flights

    Flights Included
  • Duration

    10 Days
  • Valid From

    1st of January 2019 (Tuesday)
  • Valid To

    31st of March 2019 (Sunday)
  • Expires

    30th of March 2019 (Saturday)
  • Need Visa's

    South Africa: No
    British: No
    European Union: No
    American: No
Quick Holiday Overview

Take part in an incredible journey on the Irish West Coast!
The Wild Atlantic Way is Ireland's long-distance touring route, stretching along the Atlantic coast from Donegal to West Cork. There are 156 strategically placed discovery points along the way. When completed, the almost 2,500 kilometre drive will be the longest defined coastal drive in the world.

About the Holiday

Itinerary

Wild Atlantic Coast Tour- 10 Day Self Drive

Day 1. Welcome to Dublin
Arrival in Dublin and time to explore the highlights of the Irish capital. Visit the Phoenix Park or enjoy a picnic in St Stephen's Green Park. Visit Croke Park, the home of Irish sports, and learn more about Irish football and Hurling in the GAA Museum. In the evening, take the opportunity to enjoy a pint of Guinness in one of the many musical pubs in Temple Bar or join one of the many different musical pub crawls. Overnight in Dublin.

Day 2. Enniskillen-Donegal
Leave Dublin after breakfast and drive Northwest via Enniskillen. Time permitting, drive up to Malin More to visit the little Folkpark in Glencolumbcille at the most Western tip of Donegal. Stop at the impressive Slieve League cliffs at Ti Linn, the highest sea cliffs in Ireland, which rise 601m from sea level and offer magnificent views across the Atlantic Ocean. Admire the traditional Tweed weavers at Studio Donegal in Kilcar, which promotes local materials and tradition in their production. Overnight in Donegal.

Day 3. Inishowen Peninsula
Take a drive up to the beautiful peninsula of Inishowen and visit Ireland's most Northern point-Malin Head. Take the ferry over to Rathmullan to the Knockalla Coastal road, which will lead you to one of Irelands most beautiful beaches at Ballymastocker Bay, which is popular among water sport enthusiasts. Visit Fanad Head, home to the Fanad lighthouse, which locals claim to be higher than the Eifel Tower! Overnight in Donegal.

Day 4. Sligo
Leave Donegal after breakfast for county Sligo. Take a dip in one of the many traditional seaweed baths along the Sligo coast, a mix of hot Atlantic seawater and hand harvested fresh seaweed. Stop at Killala Bay and take a Wild Atlantic Cultural Tour, where you will meet many interesting and tasty inhabitants of the coast and you will learn how to prepare those for a little evening feast after the tour. Overnight in Mayo.

Day 5. Connemara
Visit Westport in the morning, the charming seaside resort in County Mayo. Enjoy the magnificent view over the Clew Bay and its innumerable little islands from Croagh Patrick, Irelands holy mountain. You will drive down to the beautiful countryside of Connemara, stop at Killary Harbour, Irelands only Fjord, and continue to Galway along Connemaras rough Atlantic coastline. Enjoy the lively atmosphere in Galway in one of the many traditional musical pubs in the evening. Overnight in Co. Galway.

Day 6. Cliifs of Moher-Loop Head-Kerry
Drive through the unique Burren region, a leftover from the last glacial period, before reaching the impressive Cliffs of Moher, which fall 200m steeply into the Atlantic ocean. Continue along the Western coast of Co. Clare up to Loop Head, where the river Shannon meets the Atlantic ocean. Plunge into one of the many water activities in Kilkee and relax along the promenade or take a drive down the Shannon mouth to spot the local dolphin herd. Overnight in Clare/Limerick.

Day 7. Dingle Peninsula
Dingle is the smallest of the three Kerry peninsulas, but it has a lot to acclaim for in terms of beauty, authenticity and "the real Ireland-. Dingle is one of the Gaeltacht regions in Ireland , where people still use Gaelic language and old traditions in their everyday routine. Follow the coastal road up to Slea Head, the most Western point in Europe, laze on the beautiful sandy beach and enjoy the views of the Blasket Islands. Visit the colourful Dingle village in the afternoon, famed for it's extraordinary seafood and its famous inhabitant-Fungi the dolphin! Overnight in Kerry.

Day 8. Iveragh Peninsula
Follow along Ireland most famous coastal road today-the Ring of Kerry. The more than 170km long ring road takes you along beautiful little villages, stunning bays and valleys as well as breath-taking views over the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the picturesque fishing village Portmagee for a mouth-watering seafood lunch or please your sweet tooth by visiting the Skellig Chocolate along the Skellig Ring Road at the Western tip of the peninsula. Overnight in Kerry.

Day 9. Cork-Dublin
You will leave the Atlantic Coast today and head back to Dublin. Stop in Cork on the way back and visit the famous English market with their mouth-watering delicacies. Arrive back to Dublin in the late afternoon, enjoy a last pint in one of the many pubs in Dublin or take a drive to the coastal village of Howth to enjoy a stroll along the harbour and some fabulous seafood. Overnight in Dublin.

Day 10. Departure - Slan abhaile
Time at leisure in Dublin and transfer to the airport.

Includes & Excludes
Includes
  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Dublin based on availability in the lowest category airfare
  • Approximate taxes and fuel levy
  • 9 nights' accommodation inin 3/4* hotels
  • 10 Days fully inclusive car rental in an Opel Astra or similar including VAT, collision damage waiver, third party liability for one driver and free additional driver
  • Full Irish Breakfast Daily
  • 1 Night accommodation in Co. Dublin Hotel
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Co. Donegal Hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Co. Mayo Hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Co. Galway Hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Co. Limerick/Co. Clare Hotel
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Co. Kerry Hotel
  • 1 Night accommodation in Co. Dublin Hotel
Excludes
  • Meals and beverages not specified
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Package Conditions:

High season airfare supplement apply. The above package is subject to availability at time of reservation. Price is per person sharing. Prices are subject to change in accordance with currency fluctuations and increased airfares. When making a booking enquiry it is important that you are in possession of the correct documentation to travel i.e. visas, inoculation certificates etc. Please check that all names and surnames are spelt exactly as they appear in the relevant passports. Fares, where indicated, are based on low season rates.

Dublin
Dublin is the largest city in Ireland and the capital of the Republic of Ireland. It is located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region.

The writings of the Greek astronomer and cartographer Ptolemy provide perhaps the earliest reference to human habitat in the area now known as Dublin. In around A.D. 140 he referred to a settlement he called Eblana Civitas. The settlement 'Dubh Linn' dates perhaps as far back as the first century BC and later a monastery was built there, though the town was established in about 841by the Norse. For much of the first half of the 20th century, strife and unrest tore Dublin apart as it was involved in a messy and violent divorce from Britain. Despite ongoing attempts to find a lasting peace settlement, the religious and political troubles further north still dominate Irish politics.

There is a vibrant nightlife in Dublin and it is reputedly one of the most youthful cities in Europe - with estimates of 50% of inhabitants being younger than 25. Like the rest of Ireland, there are pubs right across the city centre. The area around St. Stephen's Green - especially Harcourt Street, Camden Street, Wexford Street and Leeson Street - is a centre for some of the most popular nightclubs and pubs in Dublin.

A north-south division has traditionally existed in Dublin for some time, with the dividing line being the River Liffey. The Northside is seen by some as working-class, while the Southside is seen as middle and upper middle class. But this is not a clear divide in reality by any means.
Terms and Conditions

Prices are based on per person sharing.
Due to the volatility in the South African currency and the price of fuel affecting the price of air tickets we cannot ensure the accuracy of the price as mentioned. The price was correct at the time of printing on 18 February 2019.

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