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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.

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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. If you’re looking for something more active and action-packed, check out our 12 Day Vagabond Giant Irish Adventure Tour.

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From €1,615.50 pps* Single Supplement €283.50
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Estimated $ USD 2020 Price: $1,884 (based on $1 = €0.85)
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All tours are charged in EURO. Single Supplements apply to Single Room Occupancy.

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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
  • Dingle Distillery Tour
    €15.00
    Guided tour of distillery with craft whiskey, vodka and gin tasting.
  • Boat Trip Dingle
    €15.00-€20.00
    Scenic boat trip across Dingle Bay
  • Garnish Island
    €16.00
    Boat trip to Garnish Island and Gardens.
  • Horse-Drawn Jaunting Tour
    €15.00
    Horse-drawn carriage ride around Killarney National Park.
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Wonderful , historical fantastic Ireland trip!
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Apologies for overdue review, back in the States. Our trip was wonderful from start to finish. Leading up to actual tour, we had frequent up to date information from Emma and Ciara regarding IF it was possible (COVID) which changed weekly, then daily up to the last minute. :) They w…
Tara Birnbaum, 3rd Oct 2021
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This was probably one of the best tours I have ever been on. From day 1 of paying our deposit, through the last day of our tour (and all during a pandemic), communication was outstanding and timely. Due to changing/various restrictions in the Republic and N Ireland, we had to change our itinerary a few times and Vagabond was so a…
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If I Could Give 10 Stars, I Would Want To Give 12!
This is ABSOLUTELY the BEST way to see Ireland! The small group (we had 11) van allows you to go to places big busses cannot access. Our drive/guide, Edwina, was everything we could have asked for and more! She’s very skilled, knowledgeable, fun, funny, friendly, and helpful. We had enough time to visit on scheduled stops without being rushed or trying to kill time. Each hotel was different and all were very nice. My husband was in a manual wheelchair, and he was accommodated and able to enjoy the trip in comfort. We met 9 strangers that felt like family by the end of the tour. I would 1000% travel with them again!
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Exceeded our expectations!
What a wonderful tour! There were 5 of us and we all were impressed with our tour driver/guide, Rhys! He did a fantastic job in entertaining us with history facts, personal stories, off the road pubs and hotels! Every place we stayed were wonderful accommodations and friendly people
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Well paced, fun and informative tour
Joined the 7 day Driftwood Treasure Island tour with my mother and we had a fantastic time. Our guide, Pat, was friendly, organised and very knowledgeable about Ireland. He entertained us with historical stories each day in the bus. We were in a small group of really lovely people.
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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 church and reflection of blue sky, clouds and mountains in the lake at Gougane Barra, Ireland
Stay in boutique hotels and scenic guesthouses
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, Co. Galway

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, Co. Clare

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

Glengarriff Park Hotel, Co. Cork

This hotel is ideally located in the heart of the peaceful village of Glengarriff, County Cork. Take a walk through the 60 acres of Parks, Botanical Gardens and Nature Reserve right on our doorstep. The Glengarriff Park Hotel in West Cork is well known for it’s magical scenery, surrounded by hills and mountains and glittering blue seas, overlooking Bantry Bay. Glengarriff is also noted for the variety of plants and marine life that flourish here due to the warmth of the gulf stream.

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

Gougane Barra Hotel, Co. Cork

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, Co. Cork

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:

  • Go dolphin spotting by boat in Dingle Bay (Tour Option - €15-20 per person).
  • Sample craft Irish whiskey and gin at Dingle Distillery (Tour Option - €15 per person).
  • 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. Single Supplements apply to Single Room Occupancy.

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