7 Day Treasure Ireland Tour

See western and southwestern Ireland in 7 days. Unearth scenic and cultural treasures on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Fall in love with quaint Connemara. Visit the Cliffs of Moher. Stay in an Irish castle hotel. See 3 National Parks. Drop into Galway and wander West Cork. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride in Killarney. Spend 2 fun nights in Dingle.

🔄 This tour may run in clockwise or counter-clockwise direction.

€1,789.00* Per Person Sharing.
Single Supplement EURO €315
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Estimated $ USD 2019 Price: $2,080 (based on $1 = €0.86)

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Time to relax and explore historic Ireland
Smooth and comfortable Mercedes-Benz tour vehicles
Tour historic castles and traditional Irish culture
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Day 1 - Dublin to Connemara

  • Begin your journey of discovery from the Grand Canal Hotel in Dublin at 8.10am
  • Tour Kylemore Abbey and Gardens in Connemara – one of Ireland’s most beautiful historic buildings
  • Experience a hands-on visit to Tom Nee’s sheep on the mountainous shores of Killary Fjord
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 - Connemara to 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 karst landscape of the Burren region
  • Visit the city of the tribes - buzzy, bohemian Galway
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 - Clare to Dingle

  • Hold onto your hat! It's the 700ft high Cliffs of Moher
  • 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
Scenic Cliffs of Moher
Hold onto your hat! It's the 700ft high Cliffs of Moher
Dingle Bay Hotel in a colourful line of buildings
Roll into the bustling and colourful town of Dingle

Day 4 - Dingle

  • Go dolphin spotting by boat in Dingle Bay or sample craft liquor at Dingle Distillery
  • Stroll Dingle's streets for a quirky mix of craft studios, lively pubs, fantastic food and authentic traditional music
  • Jaw-dropping natural scenery and knife edge drops are guaranteed on the route around Slea Head
Fungie the dolphin and a boat tour
Go dolphin spotting by boat in Dingle Bay
Scenic Slea Head Drive landscape
Jaw-dropping natural scenery and knife edge drops on the Slea Head Drive

Day 5 - Dingle to Kenmare

  • Take a horse-drawn ‘jaunting car’ around the magnificent Killarney National Park
  • Amble around the independent craft shops and picturesque streets of Kenmare
  • Tour the famous Ring of Kerry for scenic photo stops and craft shopping
Horse drawn jaunting carriage in Killarney National Park
Take a horse-drawn ‘jaunting car’ around Killarney National Park
Scenic landscape of mountains and sheep at Moll's Gap
Tour the famous Ring of Kerry for scenic photo stops and craft shopping

Day 6 - Kenmare to West Cork

  • Rugged mountains, superb scenery and livestock-induced traffic jams on the wild Beara peninsula
  • Visit stately Bantry House, owned by the same family since the 18th century
  • Watch for cheeky seals on the boat trip to Garnish Island and its Italianate formal gardens
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 - West Cork to Dublin

  • 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
  • Trace the River Lee, passing patchwork fields, stone bridges and charming cottages
Blarney Castle and tower beside river
Kiss the Blarney Stone in the lush surroundings of Blarney Castle Gardens
Celtic crosses in graveyard with tall tower and church at Rock of Cashel
See the epic Rock of Cashel with its cathedral, round tower and Celtic crosses
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

Dingle Benners Hotel, Co. Kerry

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.

"Our team have excellent local knowledge and we will ensure that you make the very most of your time on the Wild Atlantic Way."
The traditional Irish interior of the Dingle Benners bar and Restaurant with a lighting fire
The interior design of a main double room in the Dingle Benners Hotel

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

Seaview House Hotel, Co. Cork

Seaview House is a delightful 4 star country house hotel set in the heart of West Cork - an area famed for its tranquillity and unique beauty. Located on the Wild Atlantic Way near Ballylickey Bridge over the Ouvane River, the main rooms at Seaview House command wonderful views of Bantry Bay.

"It’s the perfect spot to refresh body and soul. Come and experience our piece of heaven!"
Exterior view of Seaview House and gardens in Cork, Ireland
Table set for lunch at Seaview House and gardens in Cork, Ireland
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/Volkswagen 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

For your information - below are a list of options you can choose while on tour.

Lots of flexible options while 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
    Boat trip across Dingle Bay to meet Fungie the Dolphin.
  • 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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Driftwood 7 Day Treasure Ireland
Best tour ever!
The tour itself was fantastic.The hotels were all lovely and the breakfasts delicious and filling. The itinerary was varied and there was definitely something for everyone. We had a wonderful week and can’t wait to do another Driftwood tour. Many thanks to all!
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Driftwood 7 Day Treasure Ireland
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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Driftwood 7 Day Treasure Ireland
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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Photos
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
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
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