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5 Day Edge of the World Tour

Hike to the Max on this Active 5 Day Tour of Ireland from Dublin

Casual hiker? Mountain fanatic? All levels of walkers will love the mix of accessible and spectacular hikes on this 5 day tour of Ireland from Dublin. Experience the greatest hits of the Wild Atlantic Way between two weekends. Arrive on Sunday, explore Ireland with us until Friday evening and be back at your desk the following Monday.

Highlights of your 5 day tour of Ireland from Dublin include visits to two National Parks and the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Spend 2 fun nights in the lively and authentic local town of Dingle. Take your pick from a menu of amazing activity options. Enjoy a guided bike tour in Killarney. Go dolphin-spotting by sea kayak. Grab your boots and hike to off the beaten path destinations in stunning natural scenery.

🥾 Make no mistake, this 5 day tour of Ireland is definitely an active Vagabond Cultural Adventure. But if you're thinking of exploring Ireland at a gentler pace, check out our Driftwood Journeys of Discovery.

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Estimated $ USD 2020 Price: $1,317 (based on $1 = €0.85)
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From €1,129.50 Per person sharing

All tours are charged in EURO. Single Supplements apply to Single Room Occupancy.

A 15% deposit is all we need to secure your tour online. All our departure dates are guaranteed.

Mix adventure activities with culture and history
Go off-road in our legendary 4×4 tour vehicles
Hike, bike, kayak and explore castles & villages
What's Included

All Vagabond tours are flexible. Your 7 Day Vagabond World Tour of Ireland 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 trip
  • 5 full days off the beaten track adventure in a VagaTron 4x4 tour vehicle
  • Services of a highly-trained and professional VagaGuide tour guide
  • 4 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels and boutique guesthouses
  • 4 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
  • Most daily activities and visits (see Tour Options below)
  • Entrance fee to Cliffs of Moher and Blarney Castle
  • Shannon Ferry tickets
  • All relevant taxes
  • Guaranteed departure and price from the moment you pay your deposit

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.

Flexible and optional activities on tour
  • Surf Lesson Kerry
    €40.00
    1.5-2 hour surf lesson on Castlegregory beach in Kerry
  • Horse Riding Dingle
    €45.00
    Ride a horse along a beach or up a mountain in Dingle
  • Boat Trip Dingle
    €15.00-€20.00
    Boat trip across Dingle Bay to meet Fungie the Dolphin.
  • Traditional Rowing
    €25.00
    Row a traditional Naomhóg boat in Dingle Bay.
  • Golf in Dingle
    Ask VagaGuide tour guide
    Play 18 holes at Dingle’s links course. All day activity.
  • Cycling Tour Killarney
    €30.00
    Guided bike tour of Killarney National Park on road and paths. 3 hrs.
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Great small group tour of southwest Ireland!
Our guide, Sean, was fun, very knowledgeable, a great storyteller, and concerned for our enjoyment and safety. We especially enjoyed the off the beaten track itinerary, the daily hikes, the historic spots, the beautiful scenery and the lovely accommodations. I would recommend Vagabond without reservation.
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If you are interested in small, intimate, active tours this group is for you... Wonderful group of 11 travel companions. Small out of the way accommodations... Some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Fantastic music in pubs and a small concert in Dingle. Our guide Nick was awesome. So easy going and flexible. Gave the group alternatives and made us laugh through the entire visit.
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What a wonderful experience!
We saw many of the typical things most tourists will see, but our guide Damien was always taking us on little detours to see things most tourists will never get to. Many of the places it was our little group and some sheep. No one else around. It made you think of how Ireland must have been in the past. His knowledge of Irish history and lore is unsurpassed. He worked tirelessly to be sure we were getting to see the things we wanted to see while offering suggestions for things we would not have known about.
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A sunset at the Cliffs of Moher
Unforgettable bucket-list experiences like the stunning Cliffs of Moher
A panoramic view of Slea Head
Tour the Slea Head Drive, one of Europe's most scenic and westernmost points. Photo credit: Mary Parker.
The VagaTron parked beside Annascaul lake in the sun
Travel in our rugged VagaTron Mercedes 4x4 tour vehicles
A musician playing the guitar in a pub in Dingle
Enjoy 2 nights of music and revelry in Dingle
A group of Vagabond guests laughing and smiling at the camera while dipping their feet in the atlantic
Enjoy many of Ireland's golden strands
The exterior of Cahir Castle and the river Suir
Gaze in awe at historical wonders like medieval Cahir Castle
Our guests picking up plastic on Ventry beach in Dingle
Guests litter picking on tour - Responsible tourism is at the heart of what we do.
The Swiss Cottage, an early 19th century cottage orné
Hike the River Suir to the Swiss Cottage, an early 19th century cottage orné
Four guests getting ready to go kayaking in Dingle
Go dolphin-spotting in Dingle Bay by sea kayak or boat.
Accommodation

A hot shower after a mountain hike. A real fire. A pint. We assure you that wherever you stay with us, you’ll love it.

We put great effort into selecting accommodation on Vagabond tours. Your tour will overnight in locally-owned establishments (in some cases for generations). Receive a heartfelt welcome, often from the hoteliers themselves. No hotel chains here!

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Spanish Point House, Co. Clare

Spanish Point House is a charming, luxury, period guest house beautifully situated on the Wild Atlantic Way, in the picturesque seaside resort of Spanish Point, Co. Clare. Tastefully and carefully restored to its former glory it combines old world charm with modern day luxury. A haven of tranquillity with magnificent sea-views. Be assured of a very warm welcome and a personal touch from your attentive hosts, Pat, Aoife and Ríain O’Malley.

"At Spanish Point House we can assure you of a very warm welcome and attention to detail. We look forward to welcoming you."
The front exterior of Spanish Point House and a large open garden
The interior design of a double room in Spanish Point House

Dingle Skellig Hotel, Co. Kerry

Located on the shores of Dingle Bay, enjoy breath-taking views across the countryside from Dingle Skellig Hotel. Just a short stroll from the town, you will enjoy the excellent facilities as well as the unique atmosphere. The perfect base to unwind after a long day exploring the Dingle Peninsula. Fungi, the resident dolphin can often be spotted in the distance while enjoying your breakfast or dinner.

"From the moment you arrive, our friendly staff will welcome you and ensure that your visit and time with us is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible."
An amazing view of the Dingle Skellig Hotel and Dingle Bay with mountains in the background
The view from the restaurant overlooking Dingle Bay

Dingle Bay Hotel, Co. Kerry

Situated in the heart of picturesque Dingle town, next to the bustling marina, the Dingle Bay Hotel is the town’s most modern hotel, yet it proudly maintains the Brosnan family history of hospitality. You’re within minutes of all the best pubs and restaurants Dingle has to offer, as well as popular attractions and at the end of the day return from a day touring the spectacular Dingle Peninsula to rooms steeped in comfort.

"Our family are looking forward to welcoming you to our hotel."
The recognisable red exterior of the Dingle Bay Hotel
The interior design of a double ensuite room in the Dingle Bay Hotel

Lansdowne Arms, Co. Kerry

The Lansdowne Arms Hotel is a beautiful Victorian Style Kenmare Hotel built 1790. It is an oasis of tranquillity and elegance situated in the heart of the picturesque town of Kenmare Co, Kerry. Kenmare Bay is located on the famous Ring of Kerry and the rugged Ring of Beara. The family run Hotel is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the splendours of one of the most beautiful spots in Ireland.

"We offer our guests true Irish hospitality with friendly hotel staff that will do everything to ensure your hotel stay is a pleasant stay."
The exterior of the Lansdowne Arms Hotel with outdoor seating area
The interior of the foyer in the Lansdowne Arms Hotel
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Active 5 Day Ireland Tour Highlights

Go to the edge of Europe on an unforgettable adventure vacation, our active 5 Day Tour of Ireland from Dublin.

  • Hike every day, including trails on the Dingle Peninsula, the Burren and the Old Kenmare Road.
  • Spend 2 nights exploring Dingle, one of Ireland's best towns to visit
  • Bike through ancient oak forests in Killarney National Park.
  • Experience must-see Wild Atlantic Way sights like the Cliffs of Moher and the Blarney Stone.
  • Go dolphin-spotting in Dingle Bay by sea kayak or boat.

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A sunset at the Cliffs of Moher
Experience must-see spots such as the Cliffs of Moher
An amazing sunset over Spanish Point, Co.Clare.
The stunning Spanish Point

Day 1: Galway, Clare, the Burren and Cliffs of Moher

Board your VagaTron Mercedes 4x4 tour vehicle in Dublin and hit the road, bound for Clare.

  • Galway is our first stop. This compact city is 2020 European Capital of Culture.
  • Look out for castles and red-sailed Hooker boats on Galway Bay.
  • Hike through the bewitching beauty of the Burren National Park.
  • Be dazzled by the majestic Cliffs of Moher.
  • Accommodation tonight is at Spanish Point House.

The average driving time today is 4 hours.

The VagaTron vehicle
Board your VagaTron Mercedes 4x4 tour vehicle in Dublin and hit the road, bound for Clare.
The picturesque Dunguaire Castle on Galway Bay.
Look out for castles and red-sailed Hooker boats on Galway Bay

Day 2: Surfing/Hiking in Kerry

Explore Clare and then enter Kerry, known in Ireland as 'The Kingdom'.

  • Start your day the right way, with Ireland's finest breakfast.
  • Cross the mighty river Shannon by ferry to enter Kerry.
  • Take a surf lesson or simply stroll the golden sands of Castlegregory (Tour Option - €40 per person).
  • Conquer Annascaul with a challenging hike in a glaciated valley.
  • Stay tonight and tomorrow at either the Dingle Skellig Hotel or Dingle Bay Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

A group of Vagabond guests hiking in Annascaul Valley
Hike the steep, glaciated valley of Annascaul
Four guests having a surf lesson on the beach
Take a surf lesson or simply stroll golden sands

Day 3: Kayaking/Horse-riding Adventures in Dingle

Active relaxation amid the wonders of Dingle and Slea Head.

The average driving time today is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Horse Riding on a Kerry Beach
Horse ride along a golden beach or up a mountain
The exterior of Dick Macks pub in Dingle
Revel in a wealth of entertainment options in Dingle

Day 4: Biking and Hiking in Killarney National Park

Move south from Dingle across the Iveragh peninsula to Kenmare.

  • Take a bike tour of Killarney National Park (Tour Option - €30 per person).
  • Look out for red deer herds in a native oak forest.
  • Explore ruins of 15th century Muckross Abbey.
  • Hike the Old Kenmare Road with steep grades and spectacular vistas.
  • Stay at the Lansdowne Arms Hotel in lively Kenmare.

The average driving time today is 2 hours.

Happy Vagabond tour guests wearing cycling helmets and jumping in Ireland
Explore Killarney National Park with a guided cycling tour
Beautiful Killarney National Park in the Sun
Enjoy idyllic lake and mountain views.

Day 5: Kiss Ireland Goodbye Hiking in Tipperary

Beginning in Kenmare, you're Dublin-bound via Tipperary

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone to gain the famous gift o' the gab.
  • Descend the Lee river valley through picturesque countryside.
  • Gaze in awe at medieval Cahir Castle then hike to 19th century Swiss Cottage
  • Reach the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin between 5-6pm
  • Farewell hugs all round for your new VagaFriends!

The average driving time today is 4 hours 30 minutes.

Two women and two men crossing the bridge in Blarney Gardens with Blarney Castle in the background
Explore the extensive grounds and lush, landscaped gardens of Blarney Castle.
A Vagabond group having fun laughing and smiling together
We hope you will have made a wonderful group of friends by the end of day five
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All tours are charged in EURO. Single Supplements apply to Single Room Occupancy.

A 15% deposit is all we need to secure your tour online. All our departure dates are guaranteed.

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