Two female travellers | West coast of Ireland
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FROM: NZD $2,466 pp

Take in the best of South West Ireland in five action-packed days, departing from Dublin! Enjoy a glass of Irish whiskey at a traditional distillery and explore the cosy pubs and seafront views of Galway. Marvel at the dramatic Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way, discover the Dingle Peninsula and the ancient forts of Slea Head. See Ireland's highest mountain, the cascading Torc Waterfall and impressive Blarney Castle, finishing back in the Irish capital.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Prices/Dates

Trip Highlights

Kilbeggan Distillery - Learn about the production and (more importantly) taste a glass of traditional Irish whiskey
Killarney - Spend three nights in this charming town, known for its pub culture and entertaining live music
Carrauntoohil - Enjoy sweeping views of Ireland's highest mountain and drive along the stunning coastal roads of the Ring of Kerry
Cliffs of Moher - Hike along stunning windswept coastal trails and watch seabirds wheeling over the dramatic clifftops
Dingle Peninsula - Stroll along Inch Beach, admire the ancient forts of Slea Head and explore the colourful town of Dingle independently
Blarney Castle - Explore the famous castle grounds and kiss the legendary Blarney Stone to gain the gift of eloquence!

Included

4 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide 
Shannon Estuary ferry
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.
4 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Dublin

Dublin - Galway. Welcome to Ireland! Departing Dublin, we drive west through the rural landscapes of County Kildare and Offaly, passing farmland and peat bogs. Our first stop is Kilbeggan Distillery, we can take a moment to unwind with a taste of their renowned whiskey.

After a tasty tipple (or two!) we journey onwards to the stunning ruins of Clonmacnoise Abbey, on the banks of the River Shannon. This holy site boasts an impressive collection of ancient stone crosses, churches, and remarkable round towers, giving you an insightful glimpse into Ireland's rich spiritual history.

There is free time for you to tuck into a traditional pub lunch in one of the pretty nearby villages before we head to our accommodation for the evening in Galway. Galway boasts plenty of excellent restaurants and bars, as well as quaint seafront views.

Please note: Check-in closes at 08:45 on day 1 (tour departs at 09:00) - Dublin Nassau Street Pick Up, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.

Accommodation: Ashgrove, Desota House B&B or similar
Overnight: Galway

Day 2

The Burren & Shannon Estuary

Galway - Kilfenora - Killarney. Just off the coast of Galway City lies the Burren, one of Ireland's iconic landmarks. As one of the earliest Christian settlements in Ireland, it boasts broad limestone pavements and rare flora. After exploring the area, we head to Kilfenora, known as the "town of the crosses". We can see the ancient cathedral and enjoy lunch independently in the area.

Our next stop is the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher. There is time for us to hike the dramatic cliff trails here and see seabirds soaring through the clear air. The nearby environmental exhibition provides insights into the unique ecosystem.

We then drive through County Clare, taking in the famous golf course before arriving at picturesque Lahinch Beach. From here we board a ferry across the Shannon Estuary to Killarney, a lively town and home for the next three nights. Killarney is known for its traditional pubs and live music - the perfect place for a Guinness or two!

Accommodation: Kingfisher Lodge, Ashville B&B, Algret House B&B or similar
Overnight: Killarney  |  Breakfast

Day 3

The Dingle Peninsula

Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Killarney. Heading out for a day's activities from Killarney, we travel to the magnificent Dingle Peninsula. We stop first at Inch Beach, where we can stroll along the extensive sands.

Passing through Dingle town, our next stop is Slea Head. Here we admire the ancient forts and prehistoric dwellings amidst breathtaking views of the nearby Blasket Islands. If the weather is favourable, we will have the opportunity to explore the beaches and cliff tops to fully appreciate the stunning scenery.

We then return to Dingle to spend a few hours at leisure. We recommend you savour some of the town's famous seafood! In the early evening, we make our way back to Killarney.

Accommodation: Kingfisher Lodge, Ashville B&B, Algret House B&B or similar
Overnight: Killarney  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Wild Ireland & Derrynane House

Killarney - Carrauntoohil - Portmagee - Waterville - Derrynane House - Killarney. Today we take in the best of South West Ireland's wild side, exploring the popular Ring of Kerry route. The day starts with a visit to Carrauntoohil, Ireland's highest mountain. Snap some photos before we head along the picturesque coast road through Glenbeigh and Kells to Cahersiveen.

There is free time for lunch in the quaint fishing village of Portmagee, and there is also the opportunity for travellers to head to Valentia Island for the Skellig Experience. This waterfront centre showcases the history of the ancient community of monks who made the rocky islands their home.

Our tour continues to Waterville, where we make a short stop at Charlie Chaplin's "home away from home" before enjoying stunning views at the top of Coonmakista pass. We then visit Derrynane House, home to the O'Connell family. Daniel O’Connell was known as the "The Liberator of Ireland". This Irish nationalist led Ireland's Roman Catholic majority in the first half of the 19th century. He had a strong attachment to Derrynane House, and you will understand why after exploring its scenic gardens or exploring the main house.

We make our way back to Killarney, stopping at Moll’s Gap and Ladies View, from where we can make the short walk to admire Torc Waterfall.

Please note: On some departures of this itinerary, days 3 and 4 are switched. All inclusions and sights visited remain the same.

Accommodation: Kingfisher Lodge, Ashville B&B, Algret House B&B or similar
Overnight: Killarney  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Blarney Castle

Killarney - Blarney Castle - Kilkenny - Dublin. We begin our eastward journey back to Dublin. Driving through the mountainous region of West Cork, we admire the Lee Valley and arrive at Blarney Castle. There is time to explore the grounds and if you would like to kiss the famous Blarney Stone to gain the gift of eloquence, then you are welcome to do so!

Continuing to Cahir, we can see the unique island castle before arriving in Kilkenny, a vibrant city that boasts an impressive ancient castle, a thousand-year-old round tower, and a remarkable National Craft Centre. There's time to explore at leisure or enjoy a final Guinness before we arrive back in Dublin and our Irish adventure comes to an end.

Please note: This tour ends at 19:30 - Dublin Nassau Street Drop Off, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
27 Jun - 01 Jul 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
08 Jul - 12 Jul 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
15 Jul - 19 Jul 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
23 Jul - 27 Jul 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
24 Jul - 28 Jul 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
05 Aug - 09 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
06 Aug - 10 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
07 Aug - 11 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
12 Aug - 16 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
13 Aug - 17 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
19 Aug - 23 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
20 Aug - 24 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
21 Aug - 25 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
26 Aug - 30 Aug 19% off G
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
27 Aug - 31 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
10 Sep - 14 Sep 19% off G
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
11 Sep - 15 Sep 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
25 Sep - 29 Sep 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
29 Sep - 03 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
30 Sep - 04 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,155
NZD $2,556
NZD $3,975
NZD $3,220
01 Oct - 05 Oct 19% off G
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
02 Oct - 06 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
07 Oct - 11 Oct 19% off G
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
09 Oct - 13 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
13 Oct - 17 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
14 Oct - 18 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
17 Oct - 21 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
20 Oct - 24 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
21 Oct - 25 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
24 Oct - 28 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
27 Oct - 31 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
28 Oct - 01 Nov 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
31 Oct - 04 Nov 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
03 Nov - 07 Nov 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
10 Nov - 14 Nov 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
17 Nov - 21 Nov 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
24 Nov - 28 Nov 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
01 Dec - 05 Dec 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
03 Dec - 07 Dec 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
08 Dec - 12 Dec 19% off G
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
15 Dec - 19 Dec 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
02 Feb - 06 Feb 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
09 Feb - 13 Feb 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
16 Feb - 20 Feb 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
23 Feb - 27 Feb 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
02 Mar - 06 Mar 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
09 Mar - 13 Mar 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
16 Mar - 20 Mar 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
23 Mar - 27 Mar 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131
30 Mar - 03 Apr 19% off
NZD $3,045
NZD $2,466
NZD $3,865
NZD $3,131

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
27 Jun - 01 Jul 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
08 Jul - 12 Jul 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
15 Jul - 19 Jul 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
23 Jul - 27 Jul 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
24 Jul - 28 Jul 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
05 Aug - 09 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
06 Aug - 10 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
07 Aug - 11 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
12 Aug - 16 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
13 Aug - 17 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
19 Aug - 23 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
20 Aug - 24 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
21 Aug - 25 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
26 Aug - 30 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
27 Aug - 31 Aug 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
10 Sep - 14 Sep 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
11 Sep - 15 Sep 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
25 Sep - 29 Sep 19% off G
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
29 Sep - 03 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
30 Sep - 04 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,615
NZD $2,928
NZD $4,805
NZD $3,892
01 Oct - 05 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
02 Oct - 06 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
07 Oct - 11 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
09 Oct - 13 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
13 Oct - 17 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
14 Oct - 18 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
17 Oct - 21 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
20 Oct - 24 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
21 Oct - 25 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
24 Oct - 28 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
27 Oct - 31 Oct 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
28 Oct - 01 Nov 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
31 Oct - 04 Nov 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
03 Nov - 07 Nov 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
10 Nov - 14 Nov 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
17 Nov - 21 Nov 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
24 Nov - 28 Nov 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
01 Dec - 05 Dec 19% off G
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
08 Dec - 12 Dec 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
15 Dec - 19 Dec 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
02 Feb - 06 Feb 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
09 Feb - 13 Feb 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
16 Feb - 20 Feb 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
23 Feb - 27 Feb 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
02 Mar - 06 Mar 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
09 Mar - 13 Mar 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
16 Mar - 20 Mar 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
23 Mar - 27 Mar 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803
30 Mar - 03 Apr 19% off
NZD $3,505
NZD $2,839
NZD $4,695
NZD $3,803

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Dublin
Ends
Dublin
Departs
Regular departures (see 'Prices/Dates')
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4
Countries
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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