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12 Day Giant Irish Adventure Tour

A Legendary All-Island Adventure

Explore history, culture and active adventure in stunning natural scenery on a fast-paced, full circuit of the island of Ireland.

This 12-day round trip is a comprehensive Ireland and Northern Ireland tour, including: The Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coast.

Journey to deserted beaches and horse-ride up scenic mountains. Take a deep breath and get ready - this is the ultimate Irish adventure tour!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"The trip exceeded our expectations in every way ... Tour Guide Eamonn was fabulous. Knowledgeable about the history of Ireland and each of the towns we visited along the way. Could not have been a better guide ... Wonderful scenery, great hikes, great pubs, great music, great group of folks in the van. Vagabond sets the bar high for any other tour we will take." Guest Review, Sept 2023

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

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Genuine Guest Reviews

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Vagabond 12 day active tour Apr -May
the guide was excellent, great stories, historical cultural and geographical anecdotes thru-out tour
the tour itself was amazing, varied and often off the beaten track which suits me fine
our group of 10 clients was the perfect size and the people were very amenable
the only hiccup was the "later than expected" kayak trip which resulted in the kayakers having to walk home cold and wet, if we had known we were expected to walk home before hand we would have dressed differently for the walk
the boat, bike, castle, kayak, horseback tour leaders/hosts were also excellent... we always had the feeling of being special b/c we were with Vagabond tours
Peter Walsh, 1st Jun 2024
GRET IN EVERY WAY
THE GUIDE, THE TOUR AND THE PEOPLE WERE GREAT. WE DID A SMALL GROUP 12 DAY TOUR. THE LEAD GUIDE WAS FABULOUS. HE HAS 2 TRAINEES WITH HIM AND THEY WERE BOTH LEARNING AND GREAT ADDITIONS TO THE GROUP. CANT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT VAGABOND AND EVERYTHING THEY DID TO MAKE THE TOUR A GREAT TIME.
Bill Coy, 31st May 2024
Ireland Experience from 2 Southern Californians
Beautiful scenery. Tour well organized. Tour guides, Damien (lead), Maraide and Brian were all very knowledgable, friendly, and helpful.
Scott Furukawa, 30th May 2024

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"the best choice"
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A trip to Ireland has always been on my husband and my bucket list. We could not have asked for a better experience than what Vagabond delivered.

We wanted to see the country, experience the people, and have adventure. Vagabond delivered all and a bonus was the tour guides knowledge of the land and Irish history. Each day Allen provided a new experience, history of the area we were traveling through, and always made sure everyone in the group was safe and enjoyed the day.

One day we want to return to this beautiful and friendly country. Thank you for being the best.

GABY, OCTOBER 2023
"as good as it gets"
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The trip exceeded our expectations in every way. First we got a ton of information from Vagabond even before we got to Ireland.

Tour Guide Eamonn was fabulous. Knowledgeable about the history of Ireland and each of the towns we visited along the way. Could not have been a better guide.

We wanted to get off the beaten path and so we did. Wonderful scenery, great hikes, great pubs, great music, great group of folks in the van.

Vagabond sets the bar high for any other tour we will take. Highly recommended.

JOE, SEPTEMBER 2023
"exciting adventure"
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My 12 Day Giant Irish Tour was amazing! I was able to see the true Ireland ... Beautiful countryside, back road cruising, mountain climbing, ancient cemeteries, castle ruins, fantastic food and quaint accomondations.

Credit goes to our lovely guide who shared his love for Ireland. He made everyday special for us all and can't thank him enough for making my trip everything I imagined it would be.

Vagabond Tours are exceptional and the small groups are perfect! I am coming back next year for another Vagabond Tour and can't wait to continue my adventure!

KATHERINE, OCTOBER 23
Tour FAQs

Find answers to questions about the 12 Day Vagabond Giant Irish Adventure Tour itinerary.

What Small Group Tours of Ireland Visit The Skellig Islands?

Only guests on the 12 Day Vagabond Giant Irish Adventure Tour get to land on Skellig Michael.

The following Vagabond & Driftwood tour itineraries can take a boat trip around both Skellig Islands:

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Do I Book Skellig Michael Tour In Advance?

If you’re a confirmed 12 Day Vagabond Giant Irish Adventure guest and you want to land on Skellig Michael island, you must pay the €130 fee at least 60 days in advance of your tour departure date. If you haven't received a payment link, let us know: enquiries@vagabond.ie

The fee for the Skellig Michael Landing is non-refundable if you decide against the activity less than 60 days before your tour. If the landing is cancelled due to bad weather, a full refund will be made.

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Which Small Group Tours of Ireland Visit The Skelligs?

We offer two boat-based Skellig Islands activities.

Choose to land on Skellig Michael (€130 - 5 hour duration) or take a cruise around both Skellig Islands (€50 - 2 hour duration).

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Which Small Group Tours of Ireland Visit Donegal?

Donegal is one of our favourite places to visit in Ireland. We know you'll love it too!

The following tour itineraries explore Donegal.

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What Currency Will I Need On Tour?

There are two currencies used on the island of Ireland. Which one you need, depends on which part of Ireland you're visiting.

You'll use Euro (€) while visiting the Republic of Ireland. Northern Ireland's currency is the Pound sterling (£).

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What Is A Boat Trip To The Skellig Islands Like?

Whether you're planning to land on Skellig Michael or simply cruise around both Skellig Islands, the boats you travel on will be similar in size and structure.

The boats are roughly 9 metres / 30 feet long. Though powerful, they are open-decked vessels with little or no protection for our guests from rain, waves and spray.

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What Is Landing On Skellig Michael Island Like?

Landing on Skellig Michael with Vagabond Tours is DEFINITELY an adventure! Fitness is required.

The first challenge is the boat trip, followed by disembarkation and a steep hike to the summit of the island.

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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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Are There Toilets On Skellig Michael Island?

There are no toilet facilities on Skellig Michael Island.

If you are planning to land on Skellig Michael or taking our Skellig Islands cruise, you may not have access to a toilet for up to 6 hours.

The Lady Clare boat that many guests are aboard when landing on Skellig Michael DOES have toilet facilities. However, not all boats that provide this activity do have toilets. Please check in advance with your VagaGuide.

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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?

Owing to the compact nature of our small-group tour vehicles, we operate a strict limit of one piece of luggage per person.

Your single piece of luggage should measure no longer than 30” (75cm) along its longest side. This 30” (75cm) includes any wheels that may protrude from the luggage.

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What Activities Are Seasonal?

Our regular touring season in 2024 runs from March 10th until October 22nd.

Some activities and attractions do not operate year-round. March and October departures are particularly affected. Where possible, we will offer a suitable replacement activity.

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Which Small-Group Tours Visit Northern Ireland?

We love introducing our guests to the wonderful cities and surprisingly wild coastline of Northern Ireland.

The following four small-group tour itineraries visit Northern Ireland:

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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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What Tours Visit Dingle?

Dingle is one of our favourite small towns in Ireland. We know you'll love it too!

The following 8 tour itineraries stop in Dingle.

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Which Small Group Tours Visit The Wild Atlantic Way?

The Wild Atlantic Way is one of our favourite routes to tour.

Here are all of the small-group tour itineraries that explore the Wild Atlantic Way.

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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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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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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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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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Londonderry Arms Hotel

A warm welcome awaits you at the Londonderry Arms Hotel, once owned by none other than Winston Churchill.

Ideally situated midway between Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway, the Londonderry Arms is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful region.

Sit back and relax in front of an open log fire, bask in breathtaking scenery and a unique atmosphere of warmth and comfort.

Londonderry Arms Hotel in Carnlough
Picturesque evening light hits the harbour in Carnlough

Bishops Gate Hotel

Originally built in 1899, Bishop's Gate occupies an historic building in the centre of Derry/Londonderry.

Our lucky Vagabond and Driftwood guests who stay here tend to love the blend of stunning Edwardian architecture with stylish rooms.

Historical Derry/Londonderry is a fully walled city in Northern Ireland.

It is famous for its intact walls, featuring 7 gates; hence the name Bishop's Gate!

Abbey Hotel Donegal

Enjoy the charms of Donegal town at the comfortable Abbey Hotel.

Relax in superbly appointed bedrooms before savouring delicious food and lively traditional Irish music performances.

You're guaranteed a warm Irish welcome at the Abbey!

The exterior of The Abbey Hotel in Donegal
The abbey hotel double room interior

Waterfront House Hotel

Enjoy spectacular views of 5km of golden sandy beaches laid out in front of you at Waterfront House.

This independent hotel has been a popular stop on our northwest tours for many years.

Situated on the water’s edge overlooking Killala Bay, you can often hear the waves crashing on the shore as you drop off to sleep.

Relax with delicious food and drink in the restaurant with Enniscrone’s famous sunsets happening right in front of the hotel.

An aerial view of the coastal town of Enniscrone
The exterior of waterfront house in the sun with a lady walking past

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel Connemara

Fan of champagne and history?

You’re about to experience both!

Get ready for a generous serving of real Irish hospitality at the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel.

Enjoy complimentary bubbles as well as storytelling in the piano bar before an atmospheric dining experience.

In your well-appointed and castle-themed room, you'll relax and recuperate before another fun day of activities in the stunning Connemara region.

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

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 Skellig Hotel

Imagine waking up to a traditional Irish breakfast with spectacular views over Dingle Bay.

Now make that dream a reality at the Dingle Skellig Hotel.

Just a short stroll from the centre of Dingle town, this is the perfect base for enjoying the charms of Dingle and its wild and beautiful surrounding countryside.

The only dilemma facing you at the Dingle Skellig is whether to unwind in the bar first or soak in the rooftop hot tub!

Aerial view of Dingle Skellig Hotel in Ireland
Waiter and dining room with scenic view at Dingle Skellig Hotel in Ireland

The Moorings Hotel

Literally 30 seconds walk from the pier, The Moorings Guesthouse is well-named!

The Moorings lies at the heart of this tiny but characterful village in remote West Kerry.

Gerard and Patricia Kennedy’s warm welcome and delicious home-cooked food is a great way to end a day’s adventuring.

There’s simply nowhere better to base yourself when you are exploring the Ring of Kerry with Vagabond & Driftwood Small-Group Tours.

The exterior front view of the Moorings Guesthouse directly across from the harbour
The interior design of a double room in the Moorings Guesthouse

Coachman's Townhouse

You just can’t beat Irish hospitality!

The Jones family have been welcoming guests to The Coachmans Townhouse since 1969.

The Coachmans is located at the heart of the small town of Kenmare. When you stay here with Vagabond & Driftwood Tours, speciality shops, music venues and great restaurants are only a few footsteps away.

Music-lovers, take note that the pub in the Coachmans frequently hosts live performances by traditional musicians. Not to be missed!

The Coachman's Townhouse exterior
The interior design of a double room in The Coachmans

Gougane Barra Hotel

Gougane Barra Hotel is a family-run establishment, spectacularly located in Cork, on the edge of a lake.

Rob discovered this magical place on the very first Vagabond tour, way back in 2002!

Neil and Katy Lucey's hotel has been delighting our tour guests ever since.

Many of our Vagabond and Driftwood Tours visit Gougane Barra when passing through the southwest.

A view of the gougane barra church from across the lake
A group of guests standing outside the church in gougane barra

Macroom Castle Hotel

Expect a warm Irish welcome at the Castle Hotel in Cork.

This comfortable hotel has been managed by the Buckley family for 3 generations.

It's a great place to unwind after a full day of adventures on Vagabond & Driftwood tours.

The exterior of Castle Hotel lit up as darkness falls on Macroom
The interior design of a triple room in the Castle Hotel with a breakfast displayed also in the room
Inclusions

All Vagabond tours are flexible. Your 12 Day Vagabond Great Irish Adventure 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
  • An off the beaten track adventure in 4x4 VagaTron tour vehicle
  • The services of a highly-trained and professional VagaGuide tour guide
  • 12 full days on tour
  • 11 nights' accommodation
  • 11 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts
  • Most daily activities and visits (see Optional Extras)
  • Live like lords and ladies with a one night stay in a castle
  • Entrance into the magnificent Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • A sheep farm tour and sheepdog demo experience
  • Entrance into the epic Rock of Cashel
  • Entrance into the world famous Giant’s Causeway
  • Entrance into Aughnanure Castle/Donegal Castle
  • A guided walking tour of Derry/Londonderry
  • 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.

** Cash is required for this activity. No card payment available.

 

Flexible and optional activities on tour
  • Black Cab Tour**
    £20.00
    Guided Belfast tour. Recommended. Cash Required (£GBP Sterling).
  • Titanic Experience
    £24.95
    Self-guided tour of the world's largest Titanic visitor experience.
  • Bushmills Whiskey Tasting
    £10.00
    Tasting at the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
  • Glenveagh Castle Tour
    €7.00
    Guided historic tour of Glenveagh Castle Tour in Donegal
  • Slieve League Boat Trip**
    €25.00
    Guided boat trip in the shadow of 2000ft high sea cliffs. Cash required.
  • Relaxing Seaweed Bath
    €25.00
    Spa treatment using fresh seaweed in Enniscrone, Sligo.
  • Surf Lesson in Spanish Point**
    €35.00
    2 hour surf lesson on Spanish Point beach in Clare. Cash required.
  • Horseback Riding in Dingle**
    €60.00
    Scenic mountain horseback ride on the Dingle Peninsula. 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.
  • Skellig Michael Landing**
    €130.00
    Half day boat trip to land on Skellig Michael island. High fitness required.
  • Skellig Islands Cruise
    €50.00
    Cruise around Skellig Michael and Little Skellig. 2hr 30 mins.
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Scenic shot of adventure tour guests sea kayaking in Ireland
Ocean kayaking adventure tour with caves and gorgeous seascapes
The Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland at sunrise
Tour the spectacular Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland
Vagabond VagaTron Tour Vehicle and group posing at Rossbeigh in Kerry
Go off road in your 4x4 VagaTron tour vehicle at our favourite secret spots
Hiking the Cliffs of Moher in Clare
Explore the stunning Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way
VagaTron tour vehicle parked up on the scenic Healy Pass
Go off the beaten track on the undiscovered Beara peninsula
Titanic mural on a building in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Take a guided Black Cab Tour of Belfast's historic murals in Northern Ireland
Vagabond group dancing around the Uragh stone circle
Dance around mysterious Megalithic Uragh stone circle
Vagabond group picnicing outside on a fine day with a VagaTron tour vehicle parked nearby and a scenic ocean view in the background
Picnic at our favourite hidden gems along the Wild Atlantic Way
Group of Vagabond tour guests looking satisfied at the summit of Diamond Hill in Connemara
Get ready for phenomenal views from the summit of Diamond Hill
An aerial view of the rock of cashel
Imagine saints and scholars on a self-guided tour of the epic Rock of Cashel.
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12 Day Vagabond Giant Irish Adventure Intro & Highlights

  • Challenge yourself with spectacular hikes and optional activities like horseback-riding, biking and sea kayaking.
  • Tour Northern Ireland from Belfast, along the epic Causeway Coastal Route to the historic city of Derry/Londonderry.
  • Venture along the Wild Atlantic Way to hideaway destinations and world famous sights.
  • Board a boat to land on the Skellig Islands, meet puffins and climb 600 steps to an epic World Heritage site.
  • Explore Irish history at amazing castles, ghostly ruins and prehistoric archaeological wonders.
  • Encounter friendly locals during separate multi-night stays in Clifden, Connemara and Dingle, Kerry.
  • See wild and natural wonders of four different National Parks; Connemara, Glenveagh, Killarney and The Burren.
  • Authentic guided tour of an Irish sheep farm; talk to farmers, feed lambs and watch a fun sheepdog demo.
  • Understand why Ireland is world-renowned for superb food, drink and hospitality.
Some of our guests meeting the locals at a sheep farm in Co. Kerry
Meeting the locals at one of our favourite sheep farms
Our specially designed 4x4 Vagatron Tour vehicle knows no bounds
Getting off the beaten track in our specially modified 4x4 tour vehicles

Day 1: Belfast Tour & Scenic Hike

Fasten your seatbelt! Your Vagabond Cultural Adventure starts from Dublin and heads for Northern Ireland.

It's Day 1, so let's hike! Slieve Gullion mountain features Ireland's highest passage tomb at the summit.

In Belfast, choose from the following activities:

OPTIONAL EXTRAS (Choose A, B or C)

  • A. A highly recommended Black Cab Tour, explaining the history of the Troubles era.
  • B. Or a self-guided visit to the Titanic Centre.
  • C. Alternatively, explore Belfast at your own pace.

Accommodation tonight is at The Londonderry Arms.

The average driving time today is 4 hours.

Hiking Slieve Gullion, Ireland's mountain of mystery
12 Day Vagabonders on the trail from the summit of Slieve Gullion
The Titanic Experience is one of Belfast's most popular attractions
Belfast's Titanic Experience; the best Titanic museum in the world!

Day 2: Giant's Causeway Hike

  • Experience one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives: the Causeway Coastal Route.
  • Hike the stunning Causeway Coast Way to the Giant's Causeway World Heritage Site (Fee Included).
  • Raise a glass of Irish whiskey at Bushmills, the oldest licensed distillery in the world (Optional Extra - £10 per person).
  • Travel back in time at the clifftop ruins of Dunluce Castle.

Accommodation tonight is at The Bishop's Gate Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

Our guests walking in the footsteps of giants at the Gian's Causeway in Northern Ireland
Walking in the footsteps of Irish giants at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland
Dunluce Castle is perched right on the very edge of the Causeway Coast
Peering our at Game Of Thrones filming location Dunluce Castle on the North Antrim Coast

Day 3: Derry/Londonderry & Donegal

Crossing from Northern Ireland into Donegal, we'll head truly off the beaten track.

  • Relive sieges and battles on a guided walking history tour of Derry/Londonderry (Fee Included).
  • Clamber up the stone ringfort at Grianán of Aileach for amazing views.
  • Hike along a scenic lake in Glenveagh National Park with the choice of a self-guided castle tour (Optional Extra).

Accommodation tonight is at The Abbey Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours.

Exploring the ancient hillfort of Grianán of Aileach
Our guests exploring the ancient hillfort of Grianán of Aileach
Nestled into the jaw-dropping Donegal landscape is Glenveagh Castle
Glenveagh Castle, nestled into the landscape of one of Ireland's six national parks

Day 4: Donegal Hike or Boat Trip

Wandering southward, your tour will explore Donegal further and complete the day in Sligo.

  • Hike towering sea cliffs at Slieve League in Donegal or take a boat trip (Optional Extra).
  • Watch a sheepdog demo in Sligo (Fee Included).
  • Alternatively, take a scenic hike or visit Glencar Waterfall, inspiration for WB Yeats.

Accommodation tonight is at The Waterfront House Enniscrone.

The average driving time today is 4 hours.

Welcome to Slieve League, Europe's highest accessible sea cliffs
Mighty Slieve League; the tallest accessible sea cliffs in Europe
One of our 12 Day Tour groups at the foot of the iconic Benbulben mountain
Our 12 Day adventurers at the foot of the iconic Benbulben peak

Day 5: Exploring Connemara

Today brings incredible scenery and fascinating culture from Sligo to Connemara via Mayo.

  • Lose a sin with every step along an ancient pilgrimage route on Croagh Patrick mountain.
  • Learn the tragic history of the breathtaking Doolough Valley.
  • Hike in Connemara National Park for phenomenal views.

Accommodation tonight is at The Abbeyglen Castle Hotel.

The average driving time today is 4 hours.

Driving through the Doolough Valley, Co. Mayo
Vagabonding through the jaw-dropping Doolough Valley in Co. Mayo
Our guests enjoying a sheepdog demonstration overlooking Killary Fjord
Taking in the views of Ireland's only Fjord on the Galway/Mayo border

Day 6: Cliffs Of Moher & Castle Tour

Journey through the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, from Connemara to Clare via Galway city.

Accommodation tonight is at The Armada Hotel.

The average driving time today is 4 hours.

Aughnanure Castle, Co. Galway. Home to the ferocious O' Flaherty's
Touring Aughnanure Castle, stronghold of the ferocious O'Flahertys
Branán Mór sea stack at the world-famous cliffs of Moher
Views of the world-famous Cliffs of Moher

Day 7: Surfing & Hiking

Start your day off in Clare, reaching Kerry and the Dingle peninsula by the afternoon.

  • Choose a surf session on one of Ireland's most gorgeous beaches (Optional Extra).
  • Take a ferry journey across the mouth of the Shannon (Fee Included).
  • Hike a steep valley in Annascaul, then refresh yourself with an ice cold pint at the historic South Pole Inn.

Accommodation tonight is at Dingle Skellig Hotel.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Taking on the trail and being rewarded with insane views in the Hidden Valley
Vagabonders having fun at Inch Beach in Co. Kerry
Having fun with sand between the toes at Inch Beach

Day 8: Free Time in Dingle

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 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.

This evening, don’t miss a traditional Irish music session in one of Dingle's many pubs.

Accommodation tonight is at Dingle Skellig Hotel.

The average driving time today is 1 hours 30 minutes.

Tour guests in Naomhog rowing boat in Dingle, Ireland
Soaking up the sunshine and enjying the views from Coumeenole Beach on Slea Head, Co. Kerry
Taking a moment to take it all in on the amazing Slea Head Drive

Day 9: Bike Trails in Killarney

  • Guided cycling tour of spectacular Killarney National Park (Optional Extra).
  • Alternatively, explore the beauty of Killarney National Park on foot.
  • Go offroad in your 4x4 VagaTron tour vehicle to a secret panoramic viewpoint above the Ring of Kerry.
  • Capture crystal clear views of the Milky Way in Kerry's International Dark Sky Reserve.

Accommodation tonight is at The Moorings Portmagee.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Smiles all-round cycling through Killarney National Park
Smiling guests embark on a two-wheeled adventure through Killarney National Park
Taking it all in form a secret location only accessible in our 4x4 Vagatron vehicles
Views like these are only accessible only by our 4x4 Vagatron tour vehicles!

Day 10: Skellig Michael Boat Trip & Hike

You have incredible options today on and around the Ring of Kerry.

  • Embark on a combined boat trip and hike to the summit of remote Skellig Michael island (Optional Extra).
  • Or a guided boat trip option around both Skellig Islands to experience seabird colonies and amazing history (Optional Extra).
  • Third option is to hike Bray Head for stunning views of the distant Skelligs.
  • Catch authentic traditional Irish music and outstanding local food in quaint Kenmare.

Accommodation tonight is at The Coachman's Townhouse.

The average driving time today is 2 hours.

Some of our 12 Day Giant Irish Adventure Tour guests excited about their boat trip
Vagabonders excited to get out on the water
All aboard! The magnificent Little Skellig island is one of the world's most important breeding colonies of gannets

Day 11: Beara Peninsula in Cork

This morning, we head out onto the Beara, a wild peninsula split between the counties of Cork and Kerry.

  • Explore the mysteries of an ancient stone circle.
  • Gaze down over the scenic Healy Pass – Ireland's twistiest mountain road.
  • Hike Bullig Bay for views of Bere Island and picnic opportunities at historic Dunboy Castle.

Accommodation tonight is at The Gougane Barra Hotel or The Castle Hotel Macroom.

The average driving time today is 3 hours 30 minutes.

Driving through Kerry's remote mountain roads
Winding through the mountains in the most remote corners of Cork and Kerry
Hiking the beautiful Bullig Bay Loop in West Cork
Our 12 day crew take on the breath-taking Bullig Bay loop walk

Day 12: Blarney Stone & Rock of Cashel

Turning homeward, your tour will visit Cork and Tipperary before returning to Dublin.

  • Discover pure tranquility on a hike through Gougane Barra Forest Park.
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone amidst the lush surroundings of Blarney Castle Gardens (Fee Included).
  • Self-guided tour of the monastic site at Rock of Cashel (Fee Included).

The average driving time today is 4 hours 30 minutes.

St. Finbarr's Oratory & Island in Gougane Barra, West Cork
St. Finbarr's Oratory perfectly reflected in Gougane Barra's peaceful lake
Blarney Castle is one of the most well-known castles in Ireland
Blarney Castle; stronghold of the McCarthy's and home to the famous Blarney Stone
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