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5 Day Edge of the World Tour

Hike, Bike & Kayak To The Max

Our shortest, most affordable, most adventure-esque tour of southwestern Ireland.

Explore your way through the rolling hills and wild seas of southwestern Ireland in just 5 days. Unwind with fresh air, trail hikes and other activities along the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way touring route.

See the Cliffs of Moher. Hike in the Burren. Taste lively nights and delicious food in Dingle. Get ready for friendly Irish locals and authentic culture by the bucket-load.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Each day felt so rich and full. It was hard to believe how much we did in five days ... This 5-day tour is a wonderful chance to experience a remarkable amount of this beautiful country in largely active ways (hiking, walking, horseback riding, biking, etc.). For us non-tour people, it was perfect." Guest Review - Aug 2023

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*Price displayed is the discounted price for Mar, Apr and Oct.

If the date you want is full please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

A €250 deposit per person is all we need to secure your tour online. All our departure dates are guaranteed.

**All tours are charged in EURO. Exchange rates quoted are online rates and may differ to the rate our payment partner Flywire and banks offer.

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Genuine Guest Reviews

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Trip to the “Edge of the World” did not disappoint!
Our guide was excellent — the perfect mix of knowledge, helpful, professional and active fun. Also loved how almost everything was arranged for us. So little time had to be spent on researching, booking and organizing things.

Accommodations varied in the three places we stayed: the first was outstanding, the second, for two nights, was disappointing (but clean), and the third was very nice.
Katherine Ryan, 21st May 2024
Damien was just wonderful
. He was funny, informative and just so accommodating to everyone in the group. We loved the tours we went on and the hotels were lovely. Amazing experience and would do it again in a heartbeat.
Peggy, 17th May 2024
Five Fabulous Days in Ireland
My husband and I fell in love with Ireland last week, and it was largely due to the fabulous Vagabond Tour we took with our excellent guide Tadhg. Our dates lined up perfectly with their 5 Day Edge of the World Tour itinerary, and it included many of the areas on our must-see list. We experienced so much in 5 short days. We enjoyed the breathtaking views (only available in the smaller vehicles they use), castles and abbeys and pub nightlife and live traditional music. We were so pleasantly surprised with the hotels with breakfast included in the very fair price. What put our experience over the top was Tadhg. His easy going and genuinely kind personality was delightful. His knowledge of the areas and driving skills were amazing. We have never taken a group tour before, but these small grou…
Melissa McConnell, 16th May 2024

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My wife & I loved & treasure our adventure on the 5 Day Vagabond Edge of the World Tour, which was my first tour experience.

We travelled with a great small group, totaling 15 in a comfortable Vaga-Tron 4X4 bus. Our guide & driver was the wonderful, funny & always helpful.

We explored castles, ancient stone circles and sheep dog herding experiences. Even at home now, I often think of the experiences and adventures we had.

Take a Vagabond Tour, you’ll always treasure it.

ALAN, SEPTEMBER 2023
"an outstanding trip"
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Our 5-Day Edge of the World Tour was fantastic! My husband and I had never been on a tour before. We could not have been more pleased!

Our guide, Philip was outstanding. His knowledge, friendliness, humor, and flexibility were ideally suited to this kind of tour. Each day felt so rich and full. It was hard to believe how much we did in five days.

This 5-day tour is a wonderful chance to experience a remarkable amount of this beautiful country in largely active ways. For us non-tour people, it was perfect.

VERIFIED GUEST, SEPTEMBER 2023
"just go"
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Took the 5 day Edge of World Tour. Just go! Stop debating and wondering whether or not you will have a good enough time.

You will have a great time! Best organized and executed tour I have ever taken.

Our guide, drive Philip was warm, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and added greatly to overall experience.

It will be unforgettable.

VERIFIED GUEST, AUGUST 2023
Tour FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the 5 Day Vagabond Edge of the World Tour itinerary.

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?

Yes, we do operate a limit on luggage.

Owing to the compact nature of our small-group tour vehicles, your luggage limit is one suitcase per person (no bigger than 30” or 75cm along their longest side).

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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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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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Hotels

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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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 Harbour Lodge

Located only a 5 minute stroll from all of Dingle’s charming shops, craft studios and amenities, Dingle Harbour Lodge is an ideal base for Vagabond adventurers.

Overlooking Dingle Harbour, a warm Irish welcome awaits Vagabond guests.

All rooms are comfortable, feature ensuite bathrooms and are finished to high standard.

The exterior of Dingle Harbour Lodge painted in blue and white
The double room of the dingle harbour lodge

Seaview House Hotel & Spa

Seaview House is a characterful country house located in the quiet village of Ballylickey at the heart of West Cork.

Follow the garden path to explore the well-tended gardens.

Smell the sea air from nearby Bantry Bay.

This is your home away from home while exploring southwestern Ireland with Driftwood Tours.

Exterior view of Seaview House and gardens in Cork, Ireland
Table set for lunch at Seaview House and gardens in Cork, Ireland

The Maritime Hotel

Gaze out across Bantry Bay from the landmark Maritime Hotel.

Enjoy the spa facilities and delicious dining on offer here in West Cork.

Nearby, you can take a stroll down by the waters of Bantry Bay and aroundthe characterful town of Bantry.

Several of our 7 Day Driftwood Treasure Ireland Tour departures drop into the Maritime Hotel.

Sunset at the Maritime Hotel in Bantry, Cork
Clouds over mountain on Bantry Bay in Cork
Inclusions

All Vagabond tours are flexible. Your 5 Day Vagabond Edge of the 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. Please read the Activities & Fitness FAQs for further information.

What's included in your trip
  • 5 Full Days of Adventure in a VagaTron 4x4 Tour Vehicle 🚐
  • The Services of a Highly-Trained VagaGuide Tour Guide 😎
  • 4 Nights' Accommodation in High Quality Hotels 🏨
  • 4 Delicious Hot Irish Breakfasts 🍳
  • Most Daily Activities and Visits (see Optional Extras) ⛰️
  • Guided Farm Tour & Sheepdog Demo 🐑
  • Entrance Fee to the Cliffs of Moher 🌊
  • Entrance Fee to Blarney Castle & Gardens 🌼
  • Shannon Ferry Tickets ⛴️
  • All Relevant Taxes ✅
  • Guaranteed Departure When Deposit is Confirmed 🔒

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
  • Surf Lesson in Spanish Point**
    €35.00
    2 hour surf lesson on Spanish Point beach in Clare. Cash required.
  • Horseback Riding in Dingle**
    €50.00
    Ride a horse along a beach or up a mountain in Dingle. Cash required.
  • Boat Trip in Dingle Bay
    €10.00
    Harbour cruise around scenic Dingle Bay.
  • Sea Kayaking Dingle
    €60.00
    A guided sea kayaking session around beautiful Dingle Bay.
  • Traditional Rowing**
    €35.00
    Row a traditional Naomhóg boat in Dingle Bay. Cash required.
  • Dingle Sea Safari
    €65.00
    Guided sea safari around the Dingle Peninsula by high-speed open boat.
  • Golf in Dingle
    Variable
    Play 18 holes at Dingle’s links course. All day activity.
  • Guided Bike Tour in Killarney**
    €40.00
    Guided tour of Killarney National Park by bike. Cash required.
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Tour guests biking with old building in Ireland
Hop on a guided bike tour of Killarney National Park
Tour guest at Kilkee cliffs on a active vacation in Ireland
Experience our favourite secret spots along the Wild Atlantic Way
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
Stroll along Ireland's most beautiful strands with golden sand
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
Give something back to Ireland with responsible tourism at the heart of this 5 day tour
Four guests getting ready to go kayaking in Dingle
Go sea kayaking across Dingle Bay
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5 Day Vagabond Edge of the World Tour Intro & Highlights

  • Visit Clare, Kerry and Cork; the must-see highlights along the Wild Atlantic Way touring route.
  • Casual hiker? Mountain fanatic? You’ll love the mix of both accessible and challenging hikes.
  • Choices galore. Select from a menu of adventure activities, like horseback-riding, sea kayaking, biking, rowing and surfing.
  • Be amazed by the depth of Irish history. Dance around mysterious stone circles and explore medieval castle ruins.
  • Explore two National Parks. Bike through Killarney and see Tolkien's inspiration for Middle Earth in The Burren.
  • Responsible Travel lies at the heart of this 5 day tour. Your experience directly benefits communities in lesser-explored parts of Ireland.
  • Learn and adhere to Leave No Trace principles while hiking on incredible mountain trails.
  • Our itineraries are fully flexible, so you can choose between bucket-list sights and more hideaway destinations.
Our Ireland tours regularly visit the Cliffs of Moher for beautiful sunsets like this
A sunset at the Cliffs of Moher
An amazing sunset over Spanish Point, Co.Clare.
An amazing sunset over Spanish Point, Co.Clare.

Day 1: THE BURREN & CLIFFS OF MOHER

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

  • Galway city is our first stop. Expect colour, crafts and great lunch options.
  • 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 (Fee Included).

Accommodation tonight is at The Armada Hotel.

The average driving time today is 4 hours.

The VagaTron vehicle
The VagaTron vehicle
The picturesque Dunguaire Castle on Galway Bay.
The picturesque Dunguaire Castle on Galway Bay.

Day 2: GUIDED FARM TOUR + DINGLE HIKE

Explore Clare and then enter 'The Kingdom' of Kerry.

  • Take a surf lesson or simply stroll the golden sands of Spanish Point (Optional Extra).
  • Visit a working Irish sheep farm with charming old-style cottages for a live sheepdog demo (Fee Included)
  • Conquer Annascaul with a challenging hike up a glaciated valley.

Accommodation tonight is at Dingle Harbour Lodge.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

A group of Vagabond guests hiking in Annascaul Valley
A group of Vagabond guests hiking in Annascaul Valley
Four guests having a surf lesson on the beach
Four guests having a surf lesson on the beach

Day 3: FREE TIME TO EXPLORE DINGLE BY FOOT, BOAT OR HORSE

Get set for jaw-dropping natural scenery this morning on the Slea Head Drive.

The afternoon is yours to design. Relax and soak up Dingle’s charms with quality downtime or the following optional activities.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS (Choose A, B, C, D, E or F):

  • A. Go horseback-riding on a beach or up a mountain.
  • B. Tour scenic Dingle Bay on a boat trip.
  • C. Guided sea kayaking on Dingle Bay.
  • D. Guided rowing experience in a traditional Naomhóg boat.
  • E. Guided sea safari around the Dingle Peninsula in a high speed rib. Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes.
  • F. Golfers will enjoy Dingle’s 18-hole links course. All day activity.

Free time to discover the delights of Dingle's lively pubs and fantastic music scene.

Accommodation tonight is at Dingle Harbour Lodge.

The average driving time today is 1 hours 30 minutes.

Horse Riding on a Kerry Beach
Horse Riding on a Kerry Beach
The exterior of Dick Macks pub in Dingle
The exterior of Dick Macks pub in Dingle

Day 4: GUIDED BIKE TOUR IN NATIONAL PARK

Wake up in Dingle and explore Killarney, ending the day across the frontier, in Cork.

  • Take a guided cycling tour of Killarney National Park (Optional Extra). Forest trails and paved roads. Duration: 3 hours approx. Cycling ability required.
  • Alternatively, enjoy the idyllic lake and mountain vistas of Killarney National Park on foot.
  • Hike the Old Kenmare Road with steep grades and spectacular vistas.

Accommodation tonight is at The Seaview House Hotel or The Maritime Hotel.

The average driving time today is 2 hours 30 minutes.

Happy Vagabond tour guests wearing cycling helmets and jumping in Ireland
Beautiful Killarney National Park in the Sun
Beautiful Killarney National Park in the Sun

Day 5: TOUR CASTLES & KISS THE BLARNEY STONE

Beginning on the Beara peninsula, you're Dublin-bound, via Tipperary.

  • Kiss the Blarney Stone to gain the famous gift o' the gab (Fee Included).
  • Descend the Lee river valley through picturesque countryside.
  • Gaze in awe at medieval Cahir Castle (Fee Included).
  • Reach the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin between 5-6pm. Farewell elbow bumps all round for your new VagaFriends!

The average driving time today is 4 hours 30 minutes.

A Vagabond group having fun laughing and smiling together
A Vagabond group having fun laughing and smiling together
Two women and two men crossing the bridge in Blarney Gardens with Blarney Castle in the background
Two women and two men crossing the bridge in Blarney Gardens with Blarney Castle in the background
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