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7 Day Treasure Ireland Sightseeing Tour

The Perfect Southern & West Coast of Ireland Tour

Explore the west coast of Ireland on our unforgettable 7 Day Driftwood Treasure Ireland Tour. This Treasure Ireland tour is perfect for anyone planning to explore as much of Ireland as possible in just one week.

Discover the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, the world famous Cliffs of Moher, and the Beara Peninsula. Connect with the history of this ancient land by staying a night in a Connemara castle hotel.

This is a Driftwood Tour. That means that, while this 7 day itinerary is packed full of activities, you'll enjoy plenty of spare time with freedom to head off on your own journeys of discovery.

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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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What's Included

All Driftwood tours are flexible. Your 7 Day Driftwood Treasure 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 trip?
  • A journey of discovery in a super-comfy, slick Mercedes Benz mini-coach
  • The services of a highly-trained and professional VagaGuide tour guide
  • 7 full days on tour
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • 6 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
  • Most daily activities and visits (see Tour Options below for extras)
  • Live like lords and ladies with a one night stay in a castle
  • Entrance into the magnificent Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • Entrance into the epic Rock of Cashel
  • A working sheep farm experience
  • Entrance into Bantry House situated on the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Entrance into Aughnanure Castle
  • Shannon ferry tickets

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
  • Boat Trip in Dingle Bay
    €10.00
    Harbour cruise in Dingle Bay
  • Garnish Island Boat Trip
    €18.00
    Scenic boat trip to Garnish Island plus admission to botanical gardens
  • Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
    €15.00
    Scenic horse-drawn carriage ride around Killarney National Park
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Feefo - 7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour

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Truly a Treasure!
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My wife and I chose the September 19, 2022 seven day Driftwood Treasure Ireland Tour. What a delightful way to travel! Prior to the tour, communication with Vagabond Tours was thorough and prompt. The small group format (we were 14 participants in a comfortable, air-conditioned Mercedes van) enabled us to travel to sites that would have been very difficult for large group bus tours. The tour was extremely well organized, comprehensive yet never rushed and offered the freedom to be guided or to simply wander the sites and stops at our own pace. The tour included an excellent selection of accommodations. All were comfortable, clean and provided ample, flavorful breakfasts. Several included very substantial, well prepared and presented dinners. Many entrance fees were included in the cost of…
Wayne, 26th Nov 2022
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We had a wonderful trip, it was our 2nd time using Vagabond.
John, 25th Nov 2022
It’s all about the experience
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We loved the 7-day Treasure Island tour! It was well-planned, with enough structure to keep us just the right level of busy and enough time to explore on our own. We loved all of the towns where we stopped, and found a lot of great food and meet some very nice people along the way. The landscape is breathtaking and we left with some amazing memories and lots of photos.
Product : Loved this tour. We did a lot in 7 days and our tour guide was simply the best. He taught us a lot about Irish history and folklore that I hadn’t learned from books I read before coming in the trip.
ShawnM, 25th Nov 2022

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"SPECTACULAR TOUR"

7 Day sightseeing tour group in Ireland

I am so happy we decided to book a tour of Ireland with Vagabond Tours.

We wanted the perks of being on a small-group tour and being able to travel those narrow Irish roads to truly see "Ireland". Vagabond did not disappoint!

Our guide Brian was so knowledgeable, funny, a great story teller and singer, his upbeat personality and knowledge of history made the trip one of the best tours I've had in Europe. It was so much fun to meet our fellow passengers, the friendly people of Ireland and especially loved talking to the locals in the pubs.

Highlights included Blarney Castle and its gardens, sheep dog demonstration and feeding the baby lambs, Healy Pass, horse drawn ride in Killarney National Park, and finally all of the pubs!

SCsherriB, 1st June 2022

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"PROPS TO VAGABOND!"

7 Day sightseeing tour group in Ireland

As American citizens, we decided that driving on the left side of the road, navigating, and trying to enjoy the scenery was not the way we wanted to tour Ireland.

We are so glad we chose Vagabond to introduce us to Ireland. Having only 14 people on our tour allowed us the opportunity to customize the stops, ask questions along the way and get to know our fellow passengers.

We enjoyed both of our guides, Darren and Andrew. Both guides were raised in Ireland and shared an amazing amount of history and personal stories. We especially enjoyed stops at the sheep farm, our stay at the castle, the drive along Slea Head, and of course the Blarney Castle and Cliffs of Moher. So many photo ops! Many roads are narrow and winding so we were very happy to leave the driving to the pros.

Don't hesitate to book with Vagabond!

jhkatl, 23rd May 2022

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"AMAZING TRIP"

Aughnanure Castle in Ireland

As this was our 50th aniversary, Vagabond left several surprise gifts along our way, which we enjoyed and appreciated.

The group size was only 13 people, all of who were very nice and first-time travelers, like us

Our guide, Sian, was wealth of information. She must have kissed the Blarney Stone herself! She always had a bit of the history of where we were. A non-stop orator.

The weather was very cooperative. Only one rainy day (but bring a rain coat).

mikehK6355MJ, 3rd June 2022

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Scenic church and reflection of blue sky, clouds and mountains in the lake at Gougane Barra, Ireland
Stay in top quality hotels and scenic guesthouses
Pier in Roundstone with Connemara mountain range in background
Experience the savage beauty of Connemara
Dramatic shot of very small people standing on top of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
Visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way
Two horse-drawn jaunting carriages in Killarney National Park, Ireland
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride around Killarney National Park
Drifter tour vehicle stops on the scenic Healy Pass between Kerry and Cork
Cross from Kerry to Cork over the spectacular Healy Pass
Poulnabrone Dolmen in the Burren
Marvel at 5,000 year old dolmens in the Burren National Park
Scenic setting of 18th century Bantry House and Garden in West Cork, Ireland
Visit scenic 18th century Bantry House in wonderful West Cork
Master crystal craftsman Sean Daly in his studio in Dingle, Ireland
See Irish craft masters at work in their studios, like Sean Daly of Dingle Crystal
Accommodation

A hot shower after a woodland stroll. 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 Driftwood 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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Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

What makes Abbeyglen great is that it is a hotel that is marinated in character, charm, warmth and friendliness. It offers hospitality second to none where all our guests are treated to real Irish traditional hospitality that is accompanied by luxury, comfort, great food and entertainment.

"Our warm and friendly staff are always at hand to make your stay special, guaranteeing you an unforgettable experience."
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

Wild Atlantic Lodge

The Wild Atlantic Lodge is ideally located along the Wild Atlantic Way in Ballyvaughan Village in the heart of The Burren. The Hotel has a very cosy relaxing atmosphere as they aim to make the service as personal as they can. It is ideally located for touring The Burren, discovering the Cliffs of Moher and seeing the Aran Islands.

"We go the extra mile for our guests and do everything in our power to ensure that all guests have a pleasant experience when staying with us."
The bar and restaurant in the Wild Atlantic Lodge with the television on and Guinness on the table
The interior of a main double room in the Wild Atlantic Lodge with a Lighthouse painted on the wall

Emlagh House

This charming guesthouse has an excellent location on the fabulous Wild Atlantic Way in the lively town of Dingle. The ambience at Emlagh Country House is very special and the personal touch makes each visit a unique and memorable experience.

 

Emlagh House exterior a charming hotel for Ireland tours
Interior of Emlagh House in Dingle

Dingle Benners Hotel

Dingle’s oldest hotel Dingle Benners has a heritage dating back over 350 years. Their old world charm and elegance will captivate you from the moment you arrive. It is one of the most luxurious hotels, offering you the best of both worlds traditional Irish warmth and comfort coupled with the best of modern facilities. Situated in the centre of Dingle Town, in the heart of West Kerry, Dingle Benners is regarded as one of the best located Kerry hotels.

The interior design of a main double room in the Dingle Benners Hotel
The traditional Irish interior of the Dingle Benners bar and Restaurant with a lighting fire

Glengarriff Park Hotel

You'll be instantly charmed by the Glengarriff Park Hotel and its location at the heart of the wonderful village of Glengarriff. Sandwiched between glittering blue seas and rugged mountains, the Glengarriff Park Hotel has 60 acres of parkland, botanical gardens and nature reserve right on its doorstep. A warm welcome awaits you at this family-owned hotel, a perfect base for touring this hidden corner of West Cork with Vagabond and Driftwood Tours.

The main entrance to the  Glengarriff Park Hotel entrance
The interior design of a double room in the Glengarriff Park Hotel with wine displayed also in the room

Eccles Hotel

Situated in the quaint village of Glengarriff overlooking Bantry Bay, the Eccles Hotel is a beautiful hotel boasting over 250 years of history. Our olde worlde charm and stunning location on the beautiful Beara Peninsula in West Cork makes Eccles Hotel the perfect place to retreat to.

Exterior of Eccles Hotel in Cork
Outdoor lunch table

Gougane Barra Hotel

Gougane Barra Hotel is fifth generation family run hotel on the edge of Gougane Barra Lake run by Neil And Katy Lucey. They are tucked away in the mountains in a hidden and romantic glaciated valley in the South West of Ireland. The rooms either look out on the stunning lake or give great mountain views. The hotel is surrounded by forest with walking trails beginning at the front door.

"We like what we do and aim to look after you as best as we can, be welcome to make our home yours in Gougane Barra"
A stunning view of the Gougane Barra Chapel on the Lake with mountains in the background
View of Gougane Barra Hotel and the chapel on the side of the lake with the mountains in the background

West Cork Hotel

Overlooking the Ilen River, the West Cork Hotel is located on the Wild Atlantic Way and in the heart of Skibbereen. Deeply rooted in the community, it’s the warmth of The West Cork Hotel’s staff, relaxed charm and town centre location that reveal the true heart of this hotel. Established in 1902, The West Cork Hotel was owned and operated by the Murphy family for 104 years. In 2006, it was acquired by Skibbereen residents Tim and Marian Looney who pledged to continue the hotel’s ethos of old fashioned hospitality and value.

The exterior of the West Cork Hotel
The interior of the restaurant in the West Cork Hotel
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7 Day West Coast of Ireland Tour Highlights

See the Wild Atlantic Way and southwestern Ireland in a week, meeting friendly locals, natural scenery and Irish culture at every step.

  • Experience the world famous Cliffs of Moher.
  • Stay overnight in a Connemara castle hotel,.
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone to gain the "gift of the gab" - speaking as freely and eloquently as the locals!
  • Discover Irish crafts and "the craic" in Dingle, a harbour town of great charm and superb traditional pubs.
  • Enjoy a sheepdog demo on a working Irish sheep farm.
  • Stroll around Ireland's historic houses and quaint villages.

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Drifter tour vehicle at Hazel Mountain Chocolate in the Burren
Embark on your Irish journey of discovery aboard our slick Mercedes tour vehicle
Vagabond Group posing in front of Abbeyglen Castle Hotel in Ireland with a throne
Overnight at an Irish castle hotel

Day 1: Tour Connemara & Kylemore Abbey

Embark on your Irish journey of discovery from Dublin, bound for to Connemara.

  • Strike a John Wayne pose on the Quiet Man Bridge in Connemara.
  • Be amazed by stunning natural scenery on the shores of Killary Fjord.
  • See Kylemore Abbey, famed for its natural setting.
  • Expect royal treatment tonight at Abbeyglen Castle Hotel in the heart of Connemara.

The average driving time today is 4 hours 30 minutes.

Kylemore Abbey reflected in its lake
Tour Kylemore Abbey and Gardens – one of Ireland’s most beautiful historic buildings
Drifter tour vehicle with guests looking at a stunning Connemara landscape
See the savage beauty of Connemara's wind-bent trees, wild moorlands and dark lakes

Day 2: Castle Tour & Burren National Park

Witness the savage beauty of Connemara and the changing landscape of Clare.

  • Take a guided tour of 16th century Aughnanure castle, ancestral home to the ferocious O’Flahertys.
  • Marvel at 5,000 year old dolmens and the bewitching landscape of the Burren National Park.
  • We'll have a perfect photo opportunity at coastal Dunguaire Castle, just outside the pretty village of Kinvara.
  • Visit the city of the tribes – buzzing, bohemian Galway.
  • Accommodation tonight; the Wild Atlantic Lodge in beautiful Ballyvaughan.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Aughnanure Castle tower
Take a guided tour of 16th century Aughnanure castle
Drifter tour vehicle at Hazel Mountain Chocolate in the Burren
Surprise visits to local craft stores, cafés and chocolatiers

Day 3: Cliffs of Moher & Sheep Farm Tour

Castles, cliffs and kingdoms as we move from Clare to Kerry.

  • Hold onto your hat! It's the 700ft high Cliffs of Moher.
  • Watch out for dolphins as we take a ferry across the mighty mouth of the Shannon – the longest river in Ireland or Britain!
  • Recount the extraordinary Antarctic exploits of Tom Crean at the South Pole Inn.
  • Roll into bustling Dingle just in time for a creamy pint of Guinness.
  • Enjoy traditional Irish warmth and comfort at Emlagh Country House tonight.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Scenic Cliffs of Moher
Hold onto your hat! It's the 700ft high Cliffs of Moher
Three people sitting outside the South Pole Inn enjoying a pint
Recount the extraordinary Antarctic exploits of Tom Crean at the South Pole Inn.

Day 4: Scenic Coastal Drive & Boat Trip in Dingle

This morning is yours to design. Relax with down time in Dingle. Or partake of the following options:

  • Take a scenic boat ride around the gorgeous Dingle Bay (Tour Option - €15-20 per person).
  • Join master craftspeople for a guided tour of Sean Daly's Dingle Crystal workshop.
  • Stroll Dingle's streets for a quirky mix of craft studios, lively pubs, fantastic food, and traditional Irish music.
  • Jaw-dropping scenery and knife-edge drops are guaranteed on a leisurely drive around Slea Head.

The average driving time today is 1 hour 30 minutes.

Fungie the dolphin and a boat tour
Go dolphin spotting by boat in Dingle Bay
A group of guests posing on Slea Head in the sunshine overlooking the sea
Jaw-dropping natural scenery and knife edge drops on the Slea Head Drive

Day 5: Horse-Carriage Ride Through National Park

Time to travel along the Wild Atlantic Way from Dingle to the hotspots of the Iveragh Peninsula.

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

A group of guests jaunting in Killarney National Park
Take a horse-drawn ‘jaunting car’ around Killarney National Park
A group of guests sitting on a wall overlooking the Ring of Kerry
Tour the famous Ring of Kerry for scenic photo stops and craft shopping

Day 6: Historic House & Garden Tour by Boat

This morning we head out onto the rugged Beara Peninsula, heading into West Cork.

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

Drifter tour vehicle exploring the Healy Pass
Rugged mountains and superb scenery on the wild Beara peninsula
Landscaped gardens on Garnish Island
Boat trip to Garnish Island and its beautiful gardens

Day 7: Kiss The Blarney Stone & Rock Of Cashel

Before we say goodbye, there’s still time for some of Ireland’s top highlights in Cork and Tipperary.

  • Trace the River Lee, passing patchwork fields, stone bridges and charming cottages.
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone amidst the lush surroundings of Blarney Castle Gardens.
  • See the epic Rock of Cashel, with its stunning natural setting and complex history.
  • Disembark your Drifter tour vehicle back at the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin between 5-6pm

The average driving time today is 4 hours and 30 minutes.

A couple walking across the bridge in Blarney Gardens with Blarney Castle in the background
Kiss the Blarney Stone in the lush surroundings of Blarney Castle Gardens
A panoramic view of the Rock of Cashel and the fields surrounding it
See the epic Rock of Cashel with its cathedral, round tower and Celtic crosses
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**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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