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Wild Irish Rover (Anti-Clockwise)

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Explore Ireland’s most breathtaking landscapes in a Vagatron 4X4 tour vehicle with expert Vagabond guides. Traverse the rugged Atlantic coast, visit ancient castles and Neolithic sites, and enjoy thrilling activities like hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, and surfing. Immerse yourself in Irish culture, indulge in locally sourced cuisine, and experience comfortable accommodations in guesthouses, boutique hotels, and even a castle-style country home. Discover the enchantment of Ireland – book your adventure today!

Meet your guide and fellow Vagabonds at the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin at 8:30 am. Hop into your 4x4 Vagatron and let's hit the road! We're heading south through the green landscapes of Kildare and Laois to Tipperary. Our adventure begins with a self-guided tour of the iconic Rock of Cashel, a place steeped in history and surrounded by natural beauty. It's a glimpse of what lies ahead on our journey. Lunch will be at a spot chosen by your guide. Afterward, you'll have the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle and explore its stunning gardens. As we travel, you'll witness the scenic countryside along the River Lee, with charming cottages and typical Irish farms. Keep an eye out for picturesque moments along the way. We'll end the day in the unique ambiance of West Cork. You can choose to stay at the family-owned Gougane Barra Hotel or the Castle Hotel in Macroom, where dinner awaits. The average driving time today is about 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Greetings, Vagabonds! Say hello to the mighty Atlantic Ocean as we begin our adventure along the Beara Peninsula today. This rugged gem is a hidden treasure with its rough roads, breathtaking scenery, and occasional encounters with livestock causing traffic jams.   Your guide will choose the perfect spot for lunch, whether it's a scenic coastal picnic at Bullig Bay or a hearty meal at a cozy pub in Castletownbere.   Our exploration of the Beara Peninsula continues with two exciting options. We'll either test the Vagatron's off-road capabilities by visiting abandoned copper mines or embark on a secret adventure by the ocean. As we navigate the winding Healy Mountain pass, which boasts Ireland's twistiest road, keep an eye out for ancient stone circles. These mysterious formations have puzzled historians for ages, so let your imagination roam free!   Our day concludes in the lively town of Kenmare. Here, you can savor authentic Irish music and indulge in delicious local cuisine at the numerous pubs and restaurants. Your comfortable accommodation awaits at the centrally located Coachmans Townhouse.   Today's journey averages around 4 hours of driving.
Get set for an active morning with a guided cycling tour through Killarney National Park (Tour Option). Highlights include Muckross House, Muckross Abbey with its ancient yew tree, and a chance to spot local deer. The cycling adventure lasts about 3 hours, suitable for those with good fitness and average cycling skills. If cycling isn't your thing, explore the park at your own pace, perhaps hiking to Torc Waterfall or visiting Inch Beach. After lunch chosen by your guide, we'll join the Ring of Kerry, so put your camera away and soak in the scenery. Rest and dine at The Moorings Guesthouse in Portmagee. If it's clear, enjoy Kerry's stunning night sky, an International Dark Sky Reserve. Today involves about 3 hours and 30 minutes of driving.
Opt for a cruise around Skellig Michael and Little Skellig (Tour Option). Learn about their ancient monastic history, witness remarkable seabird colonies, and let your imagination soar, envisioning the Millennium Falcon flying over - this was Luke Skywalker's hideaway in Star Wars.   If the Skelligs cruise isn't your preference, your VagaGuide will lead a hike to a headland offering breathtaking panoramic sea views. Afterward, embrace Valentia Island's attractions: explore the Skellig Experience Centre, marvel at 385 million-year-old tetrapod tracks, and indulge in locally made chocolate.   Dingle awaits with a plethora of dining and entertainment choices, allowing ample free time to explore this lively town known for its high pub-to-resident ratio.   Overnight accommodation options include the Dingle Skellig or Dingle Bay hotels.   Today's drive averages about 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Prepare for maximum adventure with minimal driving today. You're about to encounter some of Ireland's most breathtaking scenery, complete with rugged beauty and dramatic cliffs along the route circling Slea Head, Europe's westernmost point.   The afternoon is open to your preferences. You can either relax and fully enjoy Dingle's charms, perhaps opting for some quality downtime. Alternatively, there are numerous activities to choose from. No visit to Dingle is complete without experiencing Irish traditional music in a local session or taking a leisurely stroll through the town's abundance of art galleries and craft shops.   Your guide can arrange one of the following activities:  
  • Horseback riding along a beach or up a mountain (Tour Option)
  • An adventure with the local celebrity, Fungie the Dolphin, on a boat trip (Tour Option) or sea kayaking (Tour Option)
  • Rowing a traditional Naom 0g boat (Tour Option)
  • For avid golfers, there's the opportunity to enjoy Dingle's excellent links course (Tour Option - Inquire with your guide about the cost).
  Feel free to select a restaurant or pub for your dinner, and if you'd like, we can provide recommendations. Your accommodation options once again include the Dingle Skellig or Dingle Bay hotels.   Today's drive averages just 1 hour and 30 minutes.
We kick off the day with an early start and the option to enjoy breathtaking views of County Kerry from Ireland's highest road, The Connor Pass. Alternatively, you can opt for a challenging hike up the glaciated valley of Annascaul, which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes and involves steep terrain.   Afterward, quench your thirst with a cold pint at the South Pole Inn while hearing the remarkable story of its former owner, Tom Crean, an Antarctic explorer. In the afternoon, it's time for some surfing fun at Castlegregory. You can take a surf lesson (Tour Option) or simply relax on one of Ireland's most beautiful beaches.   Your guide will choose a lunch spot along the way, and be on the lookout for dolphins as  we cross the Shannon River, Ireland and Britain's longest river, by ferry. Tonight's accommodation is at Spanish Point House, a charming family-owned guesthouse with stunning coastal views. Dinner is just a short walk away at the Armada Hotel.   Today's drive will take approximately 4 hours.
Get ready for an exciting adventure! We're about to experience the world-renowned Cliffs of Moher the Vagabond way, with a breathtaking hike along the coast. Your guide will find the perfect spot for lunch along the route. As we continue, you'll have the chance to marvel at the Poulnabrone Dolmen, an archaeological treasure older than the pyramids. Our journey will also include a fantastic photo opportunity at the coastal Dunguaire Castle, situated just outside the picturesque village of Kinvara. Keep an eye out for traditional black-hulled Hooker sailing boats as we sail around Galway Bay. Our destination is Galway, known as 'the city of the tribes.' It's a lively and atmospheric place with a wide range of delicious food options. Alternatively, you can opt for a guided tour of the historic 16th-century Aughnanure castle tower, which was once the ancestral home of the fierce O'Flaherty clan. To top off the day, you'll enjoy a luxurious dinner and a memorable overnight stay at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel, nestled deep in Connemara. Today's journey will take around 4 hours.
Before we bid farewell, there's still plenty of time to enjoy some of Ireland's most captivating attractions. We'll immerse ourselves in the rugged beauty of Connemara, renowned for its mist-covered mountains, untamed moorlands, and enigmatic lakes.   During our journey, we'll make a brief stop for photos at Kylemore Abbey, a truly scenic historical landmark. For those seeking adventure, there's an exhilarating hike in Connemara National Park. Get ready for breathtaking vistas from the summit of Diamond Hill, which stands at 442 meters (1,450 feet). The hike, lasting about 2 hours and 30 minutes, will take us from boardwalks to steeper, uneven terrain as we ascend.   Next, we'll visit Tom's sheep farm on the mountainous shores of Killary fjord, where you can engage in hands-on experiences and witness a fascinating sheepdog demonstration.   As we begin our return journey, we'll pass through Mayo, Longford, Roscommon, Longford, Westmeath, and Meath before arriving back at the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin between 5-6pm. It'll be time to bid farewell with warm hugs to your new friends.   Today's adventure involves an average driving time of approximately 5 hours.



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  • Experience Europe's Most Stunning Scenery:

    • Uplift your spirits along the untamed and rugged Atlantic Ocean coastline.
    • Witness the majesty of Ireland's highest mountain range, The Macgillycuddy Reeks.
    • Be enchanted by the wild and captivating beauty of Connemara.
    • Gaze in wonder at the otherworldly lunar limestone landscapes of The Burren.
    • Feel the enchantment of the world-renowned Ring of Kerry.


  • Enjoy Exciting Activities:

    • Challenge yourself with invigorating hikes through breathtaking landscapes.
    • Horseback ride along a picturesque Irish shoreline.
    • Kayak your way across Dingle Bay to encounter a friendly dolphin.
    • Ride the Atlantic waves with exhilarating surfing.
    • Explore the wonders of Killarney National Park on a bike or hike.
    • Visit a working sheep farm for a captivating herding and shearing demonstration.


  • Delight in Ireland's Premier Tourist Destinations:

    • Stand in awe before the towering Cliffs of Moher.
    • Embrace the tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle and Gardens.
    • Discover the magnificence of Killarney National Park.
    • Marvel at the iconic Rock of Cashel.


  • Explore Three Diverse Southwestern Peninsulas:

    • Traverse the majestic Iveragh Peninsula, renowned as the Ring of Kerry.
    • Uncover the rugged beauty of Beara, often referred to as the 'undiscovered peninsula.'
    • Experience the dramatic knife-edge cliffs and picturesque fields of the Dingle Peninsula.


  • Marvel at Ireland's Historical Treasures:

    • Embark on a cruise around the Skelligs, the striking island featured in Star Wars.
    • Shout from the battlements of legendary castles.
    • Peer into ancient portal tombs that predate the pyramids.
    • Stand in reverence before ancient Neolithic stone circles and Celtic ring forts.


  • Nighttime Delights:

    • Immerse yourself in live traditional music in some of Ireland's finest pubs.
    • Savor delectable, locally sourced cuisine from Ireland's pristine waters and farms.
    • Enjoy restful nights in cozy local guesthouses and boutique hotels.
    • Experience the charm of a castle-style country home stay.
  • Dublin to West Cork | 1 night
  • West Cork to Kenmare | 1 night
  • Kenmare to Portmagee | 1 night
  • Portmagee to Dingle | 1 night
  • Dingle | 1 night
  • Dingle to Clare | 1 night
  • Clare to Connemara | 1 night
  • Off the beaten track adventure in a Vagatron 4X4 tour vehicle
  • Services of highly trained professional Vagabond tour guide
  • 8 full days on tour
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • 7 Full Irish breakfasts
  • Most daily activities and visits
  • Entrance fees to Blarney Castle, the Rock of Cashel, a Working Sheep Farm
  • Shannon ferry tickets
  • All relevant taxes
  • Guaranteed departure and tour price from the moment you make your deposit
  • Loads of laughs

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David Robinson

July 12, 2019

"Being part of a small group on the Wild Irish Rover tour made it feel like a personalized adventure. GoIrishTours, you've mastered the art of creating shared memories in an intimate setting."

Sophia Garcia

July 27, 2019

"Kenmare to Portmagee felt like a private adventure with newfound friends. GoIrishTours, your commitment to a small group experience made the tour more engaging and enjoyable."

Matthew Wright

August 05, 2021

"The Wild Irish Rover tour with a small group was a game-changer. GoIrishTours provided a more immersive experience, fostering connections with both the group and the stunning landscapes."

Emma Carter

June 19, 2023

"Connemara to Dublin with a small group was a grand finale to an exceptional journey. GoIrishTours, your dedication to fostering connections among travelers is evident in every detail."

Chris Thompson

August 19, 2019

"The Clare to Connemara stretch felt like a road trip with close friends. GoIrishTours, your focus on the small group aspect made every stop more meaningful. I can't recommend this tour enough!"