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Trip Type : Small Group Tour
cycling tour Galway – Dublin

Spectacular South and West Tour

Overland Ireland
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
5 days
From: $ 1,085 $ 217 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Ireland's Rebel City – Cork, Majestic Killarney National Park and Burren National Park
  • Enjoy Scenic Walking and Hiking
  • Explore Galway by Bike
  • Visit the Rock of Cashel
  • Visit many Irish Castles
  • Discover Celtic Ring Forts

Short Description

Come on a 5-day whirlwind adventure of the South and West coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. You will have an unforgettable experience on your Overland Ireland small group tour exploring everything from kayaking with dolphins in Dingle Bay to the magnificent sights on the Ring of Kerry. Prepare to be awestruck by Ireland’s most famous landmark – The Cliffs of Moher, fall in love with the bustling bohemian Galway City.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Dublin
End City Dublin

Trip Includes

  • 4 nights local guesthouse accommodation, carefully selected by our team
  • Professional qualified Irish tour guide throughout your trip
  • Surfing lesson
  • Kayak excursion in Dingle Bay
  • Cycling tour of Galway
  • Distillery tour
  • Local taxes and charges
  • Loads of ``Craic`` = Fun!
  • Bottled water on board
  • Full Irish breakfast each day
  • Entrance to National Parks
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Hiking
  • Air-conditioned transport to all locations
  • Wifi on board
  • All outdoor activities (subject to weather conditions)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cork, the Rebel County

Depart Dublin in the morning and travel west to the magical South West. Visit the medieval round tower, chapel, cathedral and castle steeped in 1000 years of history at The Rock of Cashel. Travel south to one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, Cork, which is argued by locals as being the REAL capital of Ireland.

After your stop in Cork onward bound to kiss the Blarney Stone! Finish this jam-packed day on your Overland Ireland small group tour with a night in West Cork’s stunning harbour town of Kinsale – renowned for its award winning restaurants and dramatic scenery.

Day 2: The Ring of Kerry

Depart Kinsale for the Ring of Kerry. Visit Killarney National Park, Ross Castle and Torc Waterfall on the world-famous Ring of Kerry. Have lunch in the vibrant town of Killarney before travelling on to one of the most beautiful ring roads in the world, wrapped up in history, tradition and spectacular scenery. Take some incredible photos at the cliff edge in Portmagee.

We will stay in the coastal town of Dingle. The evening is yours to soak up the atmosphere in Dingle’s famous pubs, fantastic restaurants and listen to some traditional music.

Day 3: Dingle

Start the morning kayaking to meet our famous dolphin, Fungie, in Dingle Bay. Alternatively, if you don’t wish to kayak, you can take a hike up Mount Brandon with 360 degree panoramic views of Dingle Bay and Castlegregory.

Let our expert guides take you on a breathtaking trip along the Slea Head Drive and finish off your perfect day at the Dingle Whiskey Distillery. Sample their celebrated whiskey and gin and get an education on the history of whiskey production around the world.

We spend another night in the buzzing town of Dingle, so you don’t need to repack your suitcases. Relax and enjoy.

Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Lahinch

Leave Dingle via the dramatic Conor Pass and cross the River Shannon to leave the South West behind. We are entering county Clare now, home to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the Burren National Park.

Spend the evening in Lahinch, the home-town of Irish surfing. Weather and waves permitting, we will take a plunge in the Atlantic ocean with Ben’s Surf Clinic.

Day 5: Galway

Visit the 16th Century castle, Dunghuaire Castle at the quaint fishing village of Kinvara – the gateway to Ireland’s Culture Capital Galway.

Galway is renowned for its pleasures. Brightly-painted pubs heave with live music, while cafés offer front-row seats for observing street performers, musicians and local characters. After a cycling tour through the streets and waterways, discovering Galway’s hidden gems you are free to enjoy an evening of entertainment, great food and craic in this much celebrated city.

You will depart Galway on the GoBus service. Our guides will send you out armed with recommendations for Dublin City if you have a bit of time left on your tour of Ireland.

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Keep up the good work! Will recommend this trip to anyone

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Just finished a fantastic 5-day 'Spectacular South & West' trip. Had the best time. Lisa, our tour guide, deserves way more than 5 stars. She is funny, energetic, organised, caring and had so much knowledge on Ireland to share. Chris, our driver, added to the laughter. The group is small which created a 'tour family' feeling. The van/'baby bus' was very comfy. Accommodation was great and always within walking distance of towns/shops/restaurants. The activities were interesting and fun. We just got to see and do so much more than the 'big bus tours'. And hey, we learnt to surf! Reinier & Clodagh, you have a great service/product. Keep up the good work! Will recommend this trip to anyone - solo/group/young/old.
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My daughter and I just returned from an awesome vacation with Overland Ireland. We did the Ultimate 7-day Tour and it was a fantastic experience! Our guide Reinier was great and he gave us a vacation week with the perfect balance of touring and learning about Ireland, free time, and fun activities (kayaking, hiking, surfing, and biking). Ireland was beautiful and being in a small group allowed us to see so much! Hope to go back again sometime!!
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I would recommend Overland Ireland

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My mom and I had the best week with Overland Ireland tours and I would certainly recommend them. Reinier went out of his way to make it the best possible trip for us. It took all of the stress out of planning your own transportation, activities, places to eat/go out, and places to stay with the added knowledge from the local guides along the way. Thanks for the most memorable Ireland trip Reinier and Clodaugh and all of Overland!
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I've had the most wonderful week with the lovely Lisa as our guide. Was fortunate to meet an amazing group of people from all over the world and experience Ireland for the first time. Everyday was a new adventure and we were pretty lucky with the weather to be able to tick off all but one of the activities. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Recently went on the 7 day tour and had an absolute blast. Can't speak highly enough of Overland Ireland tours and the tour guide we had. Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone, hands down the best holiday I've ever had with the most amazing people.
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I did the 5 day south and west tour, it was fantastic. Our tour guide Reinier was amazing, he was knowledgeable, well organized and was able to accommodate everyone's requests. We had lots of fun doing things as a group but we also had time to enjoy activities and explore places individually. There was never any pressure to take part in everything and you could mix as much or little as you want. Also made some good friends along the way. The Overland Ireland tours are the way to go. I would highly recommend them. Big thank you Overland Ireland!
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Cancellation Policy:

Any cancellation must be notified in writing by the person who made the booking. If you cancel your holiday:

  • More than 56 days prior to the start of your holiday, you will only be charged your deposit.
  • Between 56 and 30 days, you will be charged 50% of the holiday cost.
  • Less than 30 days before the start of your holiday or on or after the commencement of the holiday, you must pay the full holiday price plus any insurance premium paid.

Trip ID#:

SpeSouOve

Trip Excludes

  • Kite-surfing
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Horse-riding
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meals Included:

5 Breakfasts

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