Two female travellers | West coast of Ireland
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FROM: £1,084 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
18 Jun - 22 Jun 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
19 Jun - 23 Jun 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
25 Jun - 29 Jun 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
27 Jun - 01 Jul 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
08 Jul - 12 Jul 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
09 Jul - 13 Jul 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
15 Jul - 19 Jul 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
23 Jul - 27 Jul 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
24 Jul - 28 Jul 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
05 Aug - 09 Aug 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
06 Aug - 10 Aug 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
07 Aug - 11 Aug 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
12 Aug - 16 Aug 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
13 Aug - 17 Aug 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
19 Aug - 23 Aug 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
20 Aug - 24 Aug 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
21 Aug - 25 Aug 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
26 Aug - 30 Aug 20% off G
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
27 Aug - 31 Aug 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
10 Sep - 14 Sep 20% off G
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
11 Sep - 15 Sep 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
18 Sep - 22 Sep 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
24 Sep - 28 Sep 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
25 Sep - 29 Sep 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
29 Sep - 03 Oct 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
30 Sep - 04 Oct 20% off
£1,405
£1,124
£1,775
£1,420
01 Oct - 05 Oct 20% off G
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
02 Oct - 06 Oct 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
07 Oct - 11 Oct 20% off G
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
09 Oct - 13 Oct 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
10 Oct - 14 Oct 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
13 Oct - 17 Oct 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
14 Oct - 18 Oct 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
17 Oct - 21 Oct 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
20 Oct - 24 Oct 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
21 Oct - 25 Oct 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
24 Oct - 28 Oct 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
27 Oct - 31 Oct 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
28 Oct - 01 Nov 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
31 Oct - 04 Nov 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
03 Nov - 07 Nov 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
10 Nov - 14 Nov 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
17 Nov - 21 Nov 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
24 Nov - 28 Nov 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
01 Dec - 05 Dec 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
03 Dec - 07 Dec 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
08 Dec - 12 Dec 20% off G
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
15 Dec - 19 Dec 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
02 Feb - 06 Feb 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
09 Feb - 13 Feb 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
16 Feb - 20 Feb 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
23 Feb - 27 Feb 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
02 Mar - 06 Mar 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
09 Mar - 13 Mar 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
16 Mar - 20 Mar 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
23 Mar - 27 Mar 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380
30 Mar - 03 Apr 20% off
£1,355
£1,084
£1,725
£1,380

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
18 Jun - 22 Jun 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
19 Jun - 23 Jun 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
25 Jun - 29 Jun 20% off G
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
27 Jun - 01 Jul 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
08 Jul - 12 Jul 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
09 Jul - 13 Jul 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
15 Jul - 19 Jul 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
23 Jul - 27 Jul 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
24 Jul - 28 Jul 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
05 Aug - 09 Aug 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
06 Aug - 10 Aug 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
07 Aug - 11 Aug 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
12 Aug - 16 Aug 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
13 Aug - 17 Aug 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
19 Aug - 23 Aug 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
20 Aug - 24 Aug 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
21 Aug - 25 Aug 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
26 Aug - 30 Aug 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
27 Aug - 31 Aug 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
10 Sep - 14 Sep 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
11 Sep - 15 Sep 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
18 Sep - 22 Sep 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
24 Sep - 28 Sep 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
25 Sep - 29 Sep 20% off G
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
29 Sep - 03 Oct 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
30 Sep - 04 Oct 20% off
£1,615
£1,292
£2,135
£1,708
01 Oct - 05 Oct 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
02 Oct - 06 Oct 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
07 Oct - 11 Oct 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
09 Oct - 13 Oct 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
10 Oct - 14 Oct 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
13 Oct - 17 Oct 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
14 Oct - 18 Oct 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
17 Oct - 21 Oct 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
20 Oct - 24 Oct 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
21 Oct - 25 Oct 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
24 Oct - 28 Oct 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
27 Oct - 31 Oct 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
28 Oct - 01 Nov 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
31 Oct - 04 Nov 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
03 Nov - 07 Nov 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
10 Nov - 14 Nov 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
17 Nov - 21 Nov 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
24 Nov - 28 Nov 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
01 Dec - 05 Dec 20% off G
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
08 Dec - 12 Dec 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
15 Dec - 19 Dec 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
02 Feb - 06 Feb 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
09 Feb - 13 Feb 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
16 Feb - 20 Feb 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
23 Feb - 27 Feb 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
02 Mar - 06 Mar 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
09 Mar - 13 Mar 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
16 Mar - 20 Mar 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
23 Mar - 27 Mar 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676
30 Mar - 03 Apr 20% off
£1,565
£1,252
£2,095
£1,676

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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