Wild Atlantic Way Self Drive Tour

With our Wild Atlantic Self Drive Tour you will experience an unforgettable beauty: towering mountain ranges, vast beaches of golden sands and sheer cliff faces.
 
Highlights:
  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • KilcarWeavers
  • Inishowen and Malin Head
  • Sligo Seaweed Bath
  • Killary Harbour
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Loop Head
  • Dingle Peninsula
  • Ring of Kerry

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Wild Atlantic Way Self Drive Tour Itinerary

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 Ballina.
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 atmos-phere 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 West-ern 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 every day 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

Drive to Dublin Airport. Return of the Rental Car and Departure.

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