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DUBLIN - Wild Atlantic Coast Tour - 13 Day Self Drive Tour
Price : R 16,884
Take part in an incredible journey on the Irish West Coast!
Reference: 39874
Package Price: R 16,884
Taxes, Fees & Other: R 799
Total Package Price: R 17,683 pp
Hotel: Varios B&B's
Duration: 12 Nights
Validity From:  01 October 2014 To: 31 December 2014
Thompsons Hotel Grading: Tourist

  • Return flights to Dublin from Johannesburg on Emirates
  • 13 Days economy car hire with unlimited mileage, insurance (CDW & TP) and VAT
  • 13 Days Self Drive Wild Atlantic Coast Tour
  • 12 nights accommodation in Bed & Breakfasts throughout Ireland
  • Full Irish breakfast daily
  • The Highlights! (does not include entrance fees)
  • - Dublin City
  • - Slieve League Cliffs
  • - Kilcar Weavers
  • - Inishowen and Malin Head
  • - Sligo Seaweed Bath
  • - Killary Harbour
  • - Cliffs of Moher
  • - Loop Head
  • - Dingle Peninsula
  • -Ring of Kerry
  • Excludes entrance fees


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 Stephens 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. EnniskillenDonegal
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 Irelands most Northern pointMalin 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, of which locals claim that it is higher than the Eifel Tower!
Overnight in Donegal.

Day 4. Sligo-Mayo
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 Atlanic 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 also learn how to prepare those for a little evening feast after the tour
.Overnight in Ballina

Day 5. Achill Island
Achill Island, Ireland biggest island, is connected to the mainland via a bridge. Follow the 40km ring road across the island, which will take you along sandy beaches, green hills, steep cliffs and breath-taking views over the Atlantic ocean. Visit the deserted village sheltering under Slievemore Mountain, which was known as one of the last booleys in Europe in the early 20th century. Visit the charming li/le village of Keel and continue to the Western end of the ring road to find a beautiful sandy beach nestled in a picturesque green bay.
Overnight in Ballina.

Day 6. 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 Harbor, 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 7. Aran Islands
Take the ferry from Rossaveal in the morning to visit one of the Aran Islands in the Galway Bay. Rent a bike on Inis Mor, the biggest and most popular of the islands, and tour the Ireland, taking in its rich ancient heritage including the impressive Dun Aengus Fort looking over the steep cliffs. For more peace and quiet opt for the ferry to Inis Man, which is the least visited of the islands and offers the most authentic experience for visitors in terms of scenery and hospitality.
Overnight in Co. Galway.

Day 8. Cliifs of MoherLoop HeadKerry
Drive through the unique Burren region, a le-over 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. Plunge into one of the many water activities in Kilkee and relax along the promenade or take a drive to the Shannon mouth to spot the local dolphin herd.
Overnight in Clare/Limerick.

Day 9. 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 colorful Dingle village in the afternoon, famed for its extraordinary seafood and its famous inhabitant Fungi the dolphin!
Overnight in Kerry.

Day 10. Iveragh Peninsula
Follow along Ireland most famous coastal road todaythe 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 11. Ring of Beara  Cork
Today you will explore the beautiful Ring of Beara, the most Southern of the three peninsulas in the South East. Take the adventurous ride over to Dursey Island with Irelands only cable car and take in the few sights of the small islands, which is famed for its glorious sunsets. Continue to Cork along the scenic coastal road of Southern County Cork
. Overnight in Cork.

Day 12. CorkDublin
Spend some time in Irelands second largest city in the morning, visit the famous English market for some local delicacies and visit the Cork coffee roasters for a morning break. Visit the Rock of Cashel on your way back to Dublin, one of the seats of the former high kings of Ireland and an important ecclesiastical centre. Enjoy a last delicious pint in one of Dublins many pubs in the evening.
Overnight in Dublin.

Day 13. Departure  Slán abhaile!!
Time at leisure in Dublin and transfer to the airport.


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Ref
39874
Hotel Grade:
Tourist
Validity
01 October 2014
to 31 December 2014
 
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Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE.

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Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Travel and medical insurance.



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