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15 Day All Ireland Bus Tour

Stay Longer, See All of Ireland!

All aboard for a fantastic 15 day, fully-guided tour of Ireland. Circle the entire island, including Northern Ireland's coastline and the best of the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way, from Donegal to Cork.

Get to know Irish people and culture on our longest tour itinerary ever. Enjoy a gentle tour pace and 2 night stays in the charming rural towns of Dingle and Westport.

Meander along the stunning Causeway Coast followed by the rugged beauty of Mayo, Galway, Clare, the famous Cliffs of Moher and the natural wonderlands of Connemara, Kerry and The Burren.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The trip exceeded our expectations in every way ... Wonderful scenery, great hikes, great pubs, great music, great group of folks in the van. Vagabond sets the bar high for any other tour we will take." Guest Review, Aug 2023

🚐 This tour may use either a 13-seater or 15-seater tour vehicle.

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15 Day Driftwood All Ireland Tour

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I highly recommend Vagabond Tours to anybody considering.

It offers a wonderful balance in pace between both guided activity and free-time to explore. The accommodations and meals provided were wonderful.

What made the trip completely exceptional was our tour guide, I have endless gratitude to him for providing my family with such a memorable experience. 10/10.

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I rejoined TripAdvisor just so I could write a review of this wonderful company and tour!

It was also the least stressful traveling I’ve ever experienced. We were so well taken care of. Communication from the company was timely and thorough prior to departure.

Our tour guide, Tadgh, was excellent. He entertained us with interesting stories and a great playlist throughout the trip! And he was a genuinely lovely guy!

JEANIE, MAY 2024
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Highly recommended for any age. Every day was more beautiful than the day before.

Booking and communication with the Vagabond office streamlined. Our tour was well organized, food and hotels were the best! Beautiful views and visits to the Irish coastline, cliffs, beaches, forests and farms.

Just GO book with Vagabond and check off many items on your bucket list items in one trip.

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Tour FAQs

Find answers to questions about the 11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland Tour itinerary.

What Small Group Tours of Ireland Visit The Skellig Islands?

Only guests on the 12 Day Vagabond Giant Irish Adventure Tour get to land on Skellig Michael.

The following Vagabond & Driftwood tour itineraries can take a boat trip around both Skellig Islands:

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What Currency Will I Need On Tour?

There are two currencies used on the island of Ireland. Which one you need, depends on which part of Ireland you're visiting.

You'll use Euro (€) while visiting the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland's currency is the Pound sterling (£).

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Which Small Group Tours of Ireland Visit Donegal?

Donegal is one of our favourite places to visit in Ireland. We know you'll love it too!

The following tour itineraries explore Donegal.

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When & Where Do Vagabond/Driftwood Tours Depart From?

All of our tours leave from our pick-up/drop-off point at the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin.

Our pick-up times from the Grand Canal Hotel vary by tour:

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Who Guides The Tours?

All of our tours are fully guided by our team of expert driver guides.

We call them VagaGuides.

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What Activities Have Weight Limits?

We always put guest safety first on Vagabond Cultural Adventures.

For this reason, when engaging in kayaking and horseback-riding activities, the following personal weight limits apply:

🐴 Horseback-Riding

Male weight limit: 238lbs / 17 stone / 108kg

Female weight limit: 225lbs / 16 stone / 102kg

🛶 Kayaking

Per person Double Kayak weight limit: 110kg / 17.5 stone / 245lbs

Total Double Kayak weight limit for 2 guests: 190kg / 30 stone / 420lbs

Per person Single Kayak weight limit: 92kg / 14.5 stone / 200lbs.

 

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Are There Any Luggage Restrictions?

Owing to the compact nature of our small-group tour vehicles, we operate a strict limit of one piece of luggage per person.

Your single piece of luggage should measure no longer than 30” (75cm) along its longest side. This 30” (75cm) includes any wheels that may protrude from the luggage.

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Which Small-Group Tours Visit Northern Ireland?

We love introducing our guests to the wonderful cities and surprisingly wild coastline of Northern Ireland.

The following four small-group tour itineraries visit Northern Ireland:

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What Day Do Tours Return To Dublin?

To help you plan your return flights, here are the days and times that our tours return to Dublin.

The return point for all tours is Dublin's Grand Canal Hotel

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What Tours Visit Dingle?

Dingle is one of our favourite small towns in Ireland. We know you'll love it too!

The following 8 tour itineraries stop in Dingle.

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Where Can I Do Laundry On Tour?

Serviced laundry facilities are available on tours that stay 2 nights in the following towns:

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Do All Hotels Provide Separate Bathrooms?

Yes, all hotel rooms on Vagabond and Driftwood Tours of Ireland are ensuite.

Expect your own separate bathroom with toilet, sink and shower and/or bath.

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Can I Access My Bag While On Tour?

It's difficult to access your main luggage or suitcase while on tour. Luggage is securely packed in our tour vehicles. As a result, it's not easy for your driver guide to access individual items of baggage during the day.

However, you can easily access your luggage at each hotel. So that you have your travel essentials close at hand, we recommend bringing a daypack, or backpack, that you can keep beside you in the tour vehicle.

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Which Small Group Tours Visit The Wild Atlantic Way?

The Wild Atlantic Way is one of our favourite routes to tour.

Here are all of the small-group tour itineraries that explore the Wild Atlantic Way.

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Which Small Group Tours of Ireland Visit Garnish Island?

Garnish Island features a beautiful formal garden, warm microclimate and Martello Tower. This amazing destination is located in a sheltered bay near Glengarriff in deepest West Cork.

The following Driftwood Journeys of Discovery feature a Garnish Island Boat Trip Option:

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Hotels

We put great effort into selecting accommodation. Your 11 Day Driftwood Discover Ireland Tour will overnight in locally-owned establishments (in some cases for generations). No hotel chains here!

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Londonderry Arms Hotel

A warm welcome awaits you at the Londonderry Arms Hotel, once owned by none other than Winston Churchill.

Ideally situated midway between Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway, the Londonderry Arms is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful region.

Sit back and relax in front of an open log fire, bask in breathtaking scenery and a unique atmosphere of warmth and comfort.

Londonderry Arms Hotel in Carnlough
Picturesque evening light hits the harbour in Carnlough

Bishops Gate Hotel

Originally built in 1899, Bishop's Gate occupies an historic building in the centre of Derry/Londonderry.

Our lucky Vagabond and Driftwood guests who stay here tend to love the blend of stunning Edwardian architecture with stylish rooms.

Historical Derry/Londonderry is a fully walled city in Northern Ireland.

It is famous for its intact walls, featuring 7 gates; hence the name Bishop's Gate!

Arnolds Hotel

If you’re a beach lover, you’re in for a treat at Arnolds Hotel.

Here on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, you can do as little — or as much — as you like.

Curl up by an open fire, then relax with a drink in the hotel bar.

Alternatively enjoy the many craft shops, bars, cafes and watersport opportunities on your doorstep..

A stunning view of Arnolds hotel and Sheephaven Bay
Exterior facade of Arnolds Hotel at night in Dunfanaghy, Ireland

Gateway Lodge Donegal

Nestled amid the enchanting landscapes of Donegal, the Gateway Lodge Hotel is a beacon of hospitality and tranquility.

The welcoming atmosphere will immediately put you at ease, with a warm Donegal welcome from the moment you arrive.

Comfortable beds and plush furnishings ensure a restful night's sleep, while panoramic windows offer breathtaking views of the lush northwestern greenery that stretches as far as the eye can see.

Gateway Lodge in Donegal with blue sky
Breakfast at Gateway Lodge

Mount Falcon Estate Hotel

Situated in the heart of the Moy Valley, the 4 star Mount Falcon Estate offers 100 acres of magical woodlands to add to the adventure of the day.

If you have time, make sure you experience the hotel's spa and a falconry experience

This Victorian Gothic manor house was originally built as a wedding gift.

It's widely recognised as one of the the most romantic historic hotels in Ireland; perfect if you have an anniversary while on tour.

Exterior view of Mount Falcon House and Estate
Interior design of main bedroom in Mount Falcon House

Wyatt Hotel Westport

The Wyatt is a charming hotel located at the heart of Westport town.

Grab a snack in the upmarket brasserie, enjoy live music in a traditional Irish bar or dine in the hotel's award winning restaurant.

We chose the Wyatt as the final night destination for guests on our 7 Day Vagabond Magnetic North Adventure Tour.

Wyatt Hotel Westport
The interior of the bar and restaurant in the Wyatt hotel

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel Connemara

Fan of champagne and history?

You’re about to experience both!

Get ready for a generous serving of real Irish hospitality at the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel.

Enjoy complimentary bubbles as well as storytelling in the piano bar before an atmospheric dining experience.

In your well-appointed and castle-themed room, you'll relax and recuperate before another fun day of activities in the stunning Connemara region.

The exterior view of the stunning Abbeyglen Castle Hotel at dusk with water fountain
Family posing for a picture with woman sitting on the throne in front of Abbeyglen Castle

The Armada Hotel

Get ready for a beautiful sunset and a memorable stay.

The Armada Hotel is beautifully located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean.

Dine in full view of Spanish Point beach. The menu at Aileen's Restauarnt features local food, artisan food producers and dishes with herbs and vegetables from the Armada Farm.

After dinner, kick back in front of a roaring fire at Johnny Burke's, the traditionally-themed pub.

 

 

A view of the armada in spanish point during the sunset with a view of the sea
View to the ocean from Aileen's Restaurant at the Armada Hotel in Spanish Point

Dingle Skellig Hotel

Imagine waking up to a traditional Irish breakfast with spectacular views over Dingle Bay.

Now make that dream a reality at the Dingle Skellig Hotel.

Just a short stroll from the centre of Dingle town, this is the perfect base for enjoying the charms of Dingle and its wild and beautiful surrounding countryside.

The only dilemma facing you at the Dingle Skellig is whether to unwind in the bar first or soak in the rooftop hot tub!

Aerial view of Dingle Skellig Hotel in Ireland
Waiter and dining room with scenic view at Dingle Skellig Hotel in Ireland

The Moorings Hotel

Literally 30 seconds walk from the pier, The Moorings Guesthouse is well-named!

The Moorings lies at the heart of this tiny but characterful village in remote West Kerry.

Gerard and Patricia Kennedy’s warm welcome and delicious home-cooked food is a great way to end a day’s adventuring.

There’s simply nowhere better to base yourself when you are exploring the Ring of Kerry with Vagabond & Driftwood Small-Group Tours.

The exterior front view of the Moorings Guesthouse directly across from the harbour
The interior design of a double room in the Moorings Guesthouse

Coachman's Townhouse

You just can’t beat Irish hospitality!

The Jones family have been welcoming guests to The Coachmans Townhouse since 1969.

The Coachmans is located at the heart of the small town of Kenmare. When you stay here with Vagabond & Driftwood Tours, speciality shops, music venues and great restaurants are only a few footsteps away.

Music-lovers, take note that the pub in the Coachmans frequently hosts live performances by traditional musicians. Not to be missed!

The Coachman's Townhouse exterior
The interior design of a double room in The Coachmans

Gougane Barra Hotel

Gougane Barra Hotel is a family-run establishment, spectacularly located in Cork, on the edge of a lake.

Rob discovered this magical place on the very first Vagabond tour, way back in 2002!

Neil and Katy Lucey's hotel has been delighting our tour guests ever since.

Many of our Vagabond and Driftwood Tours visit Gougane Barra when passing through the southwest.

A view of the gougane barra church from across the lake
A group of guests standing outside the church in gougane barra

Macroom Castle Hotel

Expect a warm Irish welcome at the Castle Hotel in Cork.

This comfortable hotel has been managed by the Buckley family for 3 generations.

It's a great place to unwind after a full day of adventures on Vagabond & Driftwood tours.

The exterior of Castle Hotel lit up as darkness falls on Macroom
The interior design of a triple room in the Castle Hotel with a breakfast displayed also in the room
Inclusions

All Driftwood tours are flexible. Your 15 Day Driftwood All Ireland Tour is no different.

Unmissable activities are included. Where there are great options, we’ve left the final decision up to you. Feel free to choose your evening meals and lunches. All additional tour options are marked clearly below.

What's Included In Your Tour
  • A journey of discovery in a slick Mercedes mini-coach
  • The services of a highly-trained and professional VagaGuide tour guide
  • 15 full days on tour
  • 14 nights' accommodation
  • 14 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
  • A 1 night castle stay at majestic Abbeyglen Castle Hotel
  • Guided Irish sheep farm/sheepdog experience
  • Guided walking tour of Derry/Londonderry
  • Guided tours of 18th century Bantry House and Aughnanure Castle
  • Entrance into Kylemore Abbey, Dunluce Castle, the Giant’s Causeway, the Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Shannon ferry tickets
  • Most daily activities and essential attractions

All details of prices and suppliers listed here are correct at time of publication. Our suppliers occasionally increase prices for optional tour activities during the touring season. This is a rare occurence. In the unlikely event of a major price increase, we will do our utmost to update you.

** Cash is required for this activity. No card payment available.

Flexible and optional activities on tour
  • Black Cab Tour**
    £20.00
    Guided Belfast tour. Recommended. Cash Required (£GBP Sterling).
  • Titanic Experience
    £24.95
    Self-guided tour of the world's largest Titanic visitor experience.
  • Bushmills Whiskey Tasting
    £10.00
    Tasting at the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
  • Glenveagh Castle Tour
    €7.00
    Guided historic tour of Glenveagh Castle Tour in Donegal
  • Slieve League Boat Trip**
    €25.00
    Guided boat trip in the shadow of 2000ft high sea cliffs. Cash required.
  • Entrance to Donegal Castle
    €5.00
    Self-guided tour of 15th century Donegal Castle.
  • Falconry at Mount Falcon Estate
    €25.00
    Meet owls and eagles on a guided falconry experience.
  • Westport Walking Tour
    €12
    Guided Walking Tour of the heritage town of Westport
  • Boat Trip in Dingle Bay
    €10.00
    Harbour cruise around scenic Dingle Bay.
  • Golf in Dingle
    Variable
    Play 18 holes at Dingle’s links course. All day activity.
  • Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride**
    €20.00
    Horse-drawn carriage ride in Killarney National Park. Cash required.
  • Skellig Islands Cruise
    €50.00
    Cruise around Skellig Michael and Little Skellig. 2hr 30 mins.
  • Derrynane House
    €5.00
    Self-guided tour of Daniel O'Connell's historic home.
  • Garnish Island Boat Trip
    €19.00
    Scenic boat trip to Garnish Island plus admission to botanical gardens.
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Fun and friendship are guaranteed on a Driftwood small-group tour of Ireland
Scenic Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, Ireland
Tour Kylemore Abbey in Connemara, one of Ireland's most scenic historic buildings
Historic chapel beside a lake in Ireland
Overnight in Gougane Barra, a pristine lake valley in the mountains of West Cork
Crouching sheepdog herding a group of six sheep
Authentic local experiences like a sheepdog demo in Kerry
Rhodedendrons in bloom near Glengarriff in Ireland
Experience rhododendron flowers blooming in the harbour at Glengarriff, Cork
Aerial drone shot of Slieve League cliffs in Ireland
See stunning landscapes like Slieve League sea cliffs in Donegal
Jaunting carriage in Killarney National Park, Ireland
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Killarney National Park
Happy group in The Burren, Ireland
Explore ancient monuments in The Burren
Scenic setting of 18th century Bantry House and Garden in West Cork, Ireland
Visit historic homes like 18th century Bantry House in beautiful West Cork
The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland at sunrise
Follow in the footsteps of Fionn McCool on the Giant's Causeway
Ruins of Dunluce castle on the Antrim coast
Hear epic stories of battles and sieges at castles like clifftop Dunluce in Northern Ireland
Scenic gardens of Garnish Island in Glengarriff, West Cork, Ireland
All aboard for a boat trip to gentile Garnish Island, a gardener's paradise in Cork
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15 Day All Ireland Tour Intro & Highlights

  • Savour quality time with 2 night stays in both Westport and Dingle, soaking up live music and eating delicous local food.
  • Enjoy a castle hotel stay in the heart of Connemara, complete with a champagne reception.
  • Marvel at two different UNESCO Heritage Sites; the stunning Giant's Causeway and the spectacular Skellig Islands.
  • Tick the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle and Killarney National Park off your Ireland bucket list.
  • Meet friendly locals and feed baby lambs during a guided sheep farm tour and sheepdog demonstration.
  • Explore the breathtaking — but little visited — coastal beauty of Northern Ireland.
  • Patrol the 400 year old city walls of Derry/Londonderry, Ireland's only walled city — and home to the Derry Girls.
  • Reach out and touch ancient ruins, ringforts and dolmens that connect you Ireland's incredible heritage and ancient past.
  • Select from flexible activity options, such as a boat trip to Garnish Island and a visit to 18th century Bantry House.
  • Experience the very best of Ireland with a hand-picked mix of must-see sights and off the beaten track highlights.

Day 1: Belfast Tour & Celtic Crosses

Begin your tour from Dublin and travel to Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast via Belfast.

  • See the medieval ruins and Celtic high crosses of Monasterboice.
  • Cross into Northern Ireland (remember, UK £ sterling required).
  • Explore Belfast with a guided Black Cab Tour (Optional Extra) or a self-guided tour of the Titanic Centre (Optional Extra).

Accommodation tonight is at The Londonderry Arms.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Happy group toasting pints of beer in Ireland
Tour group toasting Belast at the historic Crown Bar
Exterior and sign at Titanic Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland
The Titanic Centre in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Day 2: The Giant's Causeway Coast

Start the day touring the Northern Ireland coastline before heading to Derry/Londonderry.

  • Discover one of the world’s most spectacular drives, the Causeway Coastal Route.
  • Walk in the footsteps of the mythical Irish giant, Finn McCool, on the legendary Giant’s Causeway (Fee Included). Built by giants? Left by lava? Either way, the views are incredible!
  • Game of Thrones fan alert! Look out for Theon Greyjoy stepping ashore at tiny Ballintoy harbour.
  • Taste Irish whiskey at Bushmills (Optional Extra) and tour clifftop Dunluce Castle (Fee Included).

Accommodation tonight is at The Bishop's Gate Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
The jaw-dropping Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
Dunluce Castle ruins in Northern Ireland
Clifftop Dunluce Castle on the Causeway Coast

Day 3: Derry/Londonderry & Donegal

Explore Derry/Londonderry before departing Northern Ireland and touring the remote wonderland that is Donegal.

Accommodation tonight is at Arnolds Hotel Dunfanaghy.

The average driving time today is 2 hours 30 minutes.

Canon on the walls of Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland with a sunset in the background
Canon on the walls of Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland
A panormaic view of the stone fort Grianán of Aileach
A panoramic view of the stone fort Grianán of Aileach in Donegal

Day 4: Donegal Beaches, Castles & Crafts

Explore remote and beautiful Donegal further.

  • Enjoy a handweaving demo in Eddie Doherty's artisan craft studio.
  • Take a boat trip to the Slieve League sea cliffs (Optional Extra) or simply admire the vista from a viewing platform.
  • Scenic drive featuring verdant valleys, golden sand beaches and rolling green hills.

Accommodation tonight is at Gateway Lodge.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Tour Group visits Donegal Castle
A tour group exploring Donegal Castle
Weaver studio in Donegal, a perfect place to tour while spending 2 weeks in Ireland
Eddie O'Doherty, one of Ireland's last remaining handweavers

Day 5: Explore Donegal Town & Sligo

Tour Ireland's northwest, from Donegal to Mayo.

  • Indulge in some rambling retail therapy this morning, exploring Donegal's craft and souvenir shops.
  • Time permitting, take a self-guided tour of 15th century Donegal Castle (Optional Extra).
  • Enjoy a sheepdog demo (Fee Included). On some departures, this experience can happen later in the itinerary.

Accommodation tonight is at The Mount Falcon Estate & Spa.

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

Boat in Donegal Ireland
Take a boat trip in Donegal to the spectacular Slieve League Cliffs
Aerial drone shot of headland and ruin at Slieve League cliffs in Donegal, Ireland
Aerial drone shot of headland and ruin at Slieve League cliffs in Donegal, Ireland

Day 6: Magnificent Mayo

Magnificent Mayo awaits! Today you'll explore from Ballina to Westport.

  • Start slowly this morning, exploring the grounds — or the hot tub — at Mount Falcon.
  • Alternatively, meet owls and eagles on a guided falconry experience (Optional Extra).
  • Learn about the importance of Irish boglands at the remote Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park.
  • Time-permitting, we'll explore Achill, the largest island off Ireland's coast.

Accommodation tonight is at The Wyatt Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Falconer holding a hawk in Ireland
Hold hawks and owls on a guided falconry experience
Exterior of Mount Falcon Estate in Mayp
Enjoy the elegant surroundings of Mount Falcon Estate in Mayp

Day 7: Westport House & Iconic Irish Pubs

Recharge with a free day exploring the quaint town of Westport, in Mayo.

  • Explore the many shops, pubs, galleries and restaurants of Westport. Don't forget a regular live traditional music performance!
  • Take a guided walking tour of the heritage town of Westport (Optional Extra).
  • Step into the enchanting world of Westport House Estate. Enjoy the natural beauty of forest trails and and grandeur of an historic building.

Accommodation tonight is at The Wyatt Hotel.

Scenic aerial view of Westport House in Ireland
The majestic Westport House in Mayo
The centre of Westport in the west of Ireland

Day 8: Connemara Castle Hotel Stay

Westward we go, moving from Mayo to Clifden in Galway.

  • Lose a sin with every step on the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick.
  • Experience the breathtaking Doolough Valley and then move into Galway and the legendary Connemara region.
  • Take a self-guided tour of the beautiful Kylemore Abbey (Fee Included).

Accommodation tonight is at The Abbeyglen Castle Hotel.

The average driving time today is 2 hours.

Scenic Kylemore Abbey beside a lake in Ireland
Happy tour group in Doolough Valley in Ireland
Happy tour group in Doolough Valley in Ireland

Day 9: The Burren & Cliffs of Moher

Heading south, we'll leave Connemara and circuit Galway Bay to reach Clare by day's end.

  • Take a guided castle tour of historic 16th century Aughnanure (Fee Included).
  • Visit the City of the Tribes - buzzy and bohemian Galway.
  • Explore the Burren National Park with its amazing limestone landscape, unique flora and ancient monuments.
  • End the day in dramatic fashion at the 700ft high Cliffs of Moher (Fee Included).

Accommodation tonight is at The Armada Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Cliffs of Moher in Ireland with plants in foreground
Cliffs of Moher in Ireland with plants in foreground
The picturesque Dunguaire Castle on Galway Bay.
The picturesque Dunguaire Castle on Galway Bay.

Day 10: Clare Coast & Dingle

Wake up in Spanish Point, explore the Clare coastline and then watch the sun set over Kerry.

  • Tour a working sheep farm for a sheepdog demo (Fee Included). This may occur on Day 5 on some departures.
  • Learn about the amazing life of Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean, at the pub where he was landlord; the South Pole Inn.
  • Roll into bustling Dingle to sample colourful pubs and live music.

Accommodation tonight is at Dingle Skellig Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Sheepdog crouching while herding five sheep in Ireland
Enjoy a sheepdog demo on a real working Irish sheep farm
A Vagabond group sitting on the benches outside the South Pole Inn having a drink
Learn about Tom Crean at the South Pole Inn on the Dingle Peninsula

Day 11: Free Time in Dingle

Free time to explore Dingle or choose from a range of optional activities.

  • Experience one of Ireland's most stunning scenic drives on Slea Head.
  • Explore Dingle Bay on a scenic boat trip (Optional Extra).
  • Golfers will enjoy Dingle’s excellent links course (Optional Extra).

Accommodation tonight is at Dingle Skellig Hotel.

The average driving time today is 1 hours 30 minutes.

Happy tour group standing on a headland in Ireland with blue skies and ocean
Happy tour group on the Dingle Peninsula
Happy tour group toasting pints of beer in Ireland
Toasting the best tours of Ireland in Dingle

Day 12: Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Starting in Dingle, we'll take the scenic route to Portmagee, on the Iveragh Peninsula.

  • Take a scenic horse-drawn carriage ride around Killarney National Park (Optional Extra).
  • See the magical 1,000 year old yew tree growing at the heart of ruined Muckross Abbey.
  • Take a short, scenic hike to Torc Waterfall.

Accommodation tonight is at The Moorings Portmagee.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Three tour guests jumping in the waves on a beach in Ireland
This is how Driftwood tours make you feel!
A horse-drawn carriage in Killarney National Park in Ireland
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride of Killarney National Park

Day 13: Island Boat Trip & Ring of Kerry

Tour the scenic Ring of Kerry route, crossing the Iveragh peninsula from Portmagee to Kenmare.

  • Explore 1400 years of history on a boat trip around the Skellig Islands (Optional Extra). Seasonal departures: May to September.
  • Get a taste for local Irish culture, history and — if you behave — ice cream, on Valentia Island.
  • Discover Derrynane, historic home (Optional Extra) and golden sand beach.

Accommodation tonight is at The Coachman's Townhouse.

The average driving time today is 2 hours.

Tour group on a boat with Skellig Michael Island in the background
Take a guided boat trip around the Skellig Islands
A happy tour group on a beach in Ireland
Visit Derrynane Beach on the Ring of Kerry

Day 14: Gardens & Island Boat Trip in Cork

Expect rugged roads and superb scenery as we explore the remote Beara Peninsula.

  • Imagine ancient rituals at a mysterious Neolithic stone circle.
  • Watch for seals on the boat trip from Glengariff to Garnish Island and its beautiful gardens (Optional Extra).
  • Tour stately Bantry House & Gardens, inhabited by the same family since the 18th century.
  • Take a spin over either the Caha or Healy Pass, both dramatically scenic mountain roads.

Accommodation tonight is at The Gougane Barra Hotel or The Castle Hotel Macroom.

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

Tour group standing on a bridge in Ireland
Traverse the windiest road in Ireland, the Healy Pass
The formal gardens outside elegant Bantry House in Ireland
Savour the scenery at 18th Bantry House in West Cork

Day 15: Blarney Stone & Rock of Cashel

We turn homeward bound on our final day together, moving from Cork to Dublin via Tipperary.

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone in the lush surroundings of Blarney Castle Gardens (Fee Included).
  • Tour the epic Rock of Cashel with its stunning natural setting and historic architecture (Fee Included).
  • Disembark your Drifter tour vehicle back at the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin between 5-6pm.

The average driving time today is 4 hours 30 minutes.

Chapel on a reflective lake in Ireland
Wake up in Gougane Barra, a serene lake valley in the Cork mountains
Blarney Castle in Ireland
Explore the charming gardens of Blarney Castle
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Single Supplements apply to Single Room Occupancy.

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