15-day Irish Walking Tour to Giant’s Causeway

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Join Keith, a certified mountain guide, on this magical 15-day walking tour through Ireland and Northern Ireland, culminating in a day on the Giant's Causeway.

Group

15 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Occasional

Beginner


Highlights

  • Visit the 14th century Donegal Castle.
  • Walk the karst landscape of the Burren National Park.
  • Hike along world-renowned Coastal Walk and Giants Causeway.

Description

Have you ever wanted to explore Ireland, but did not know where to start? Well, join me on this 15-day walking tour on which we will experience everything you thought you wanted to see and more!

After meeting in Dublin, we travel to the south of Ireland and begin our tour. Among the many sites we see, will be the sixth-century Glendalough Monastic site, which is nestled in the Wicklow Mountains.

We will spend the first few days in several idyllic villages, including visiting the South Pole Inn, which was once owned by the renowned Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean. When we are not taking in the village scenery, we will be going on several cliff walks  and hikes.

Among these hikes in one up to the summit of Mount Brandon, from which we will have spectacular views of the Dingle Peninsula. We will also hike along the cliffs at Sleah Head and Moher and walk through the Gap of Dunloe. Along the way we will enjoy various archaeological spectacles, including might megaliths and Ross Castle.

As we make our way north along the west coast, we will visit the magical Galway City, taking some time to explore the downtown as well as visiting the lovely karst limestone region of Burren National Park.

Before entering Northern Ireland, we will visit a few more historic sites, including Killary Harbor, the end point of the infamous “famine” walk; the poet WB Yeats’s grave; and Donegal Castle. Along the way we will do some hiking in Ireland’s tallest mountains; walk along some gorgeous, remote beaches; and visit Glenveagh National Park.

We will then enter Northern Ireland, visiting Derry and Dunluce Castle before reaching the Giants Causeway. Here you will be able to explore some of the scenery made famous by “Game of Thrones” and bask in the truly unique landscape of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Finally, we will start the heartbreaking trip back to Dublin. However, before it is time to say our goodbyes, we will stop over in Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland, for a quick tour.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this once-in-a-lifetime, 15-day tour of sublime and magical Ireland!

If you like the look of this trip, we think you will also enjoy our 7-day walking tour of southern Ireland!

Itinerary

Day 1: Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough

We will leave Dublin and travel through the Wicklow Mountains, visiting the Glendalough Monastic site along the way. We finish our day in Laragh Village.

Day 2: Dingle Village and South Pole Inn

We will drive to the southwest of Ireland, visiting the villages of Adare, Annascaul and Dingle. In Dingle we will go on a cliff walk.

Day 3: Mount Brandon and Connors Pass

We will hike Mount Brandon via the Conor Pass, returning to Dingle to spend the night.

Day 4: Slea Head and The Blasket Islands

We will hike Slea Head through countless megalithic relics, enjoying fantastic views along the way, before returning to Dingle for the night.

Day 5: The Gap Of Dunloe and Killarney

We will walk through the Gap of Dunloe and travel via river boat to Ross Castle, then walking to Killarney to spend the night.

Day 6: Cliffs Of Moher Walk

We will make our way up the Irish west coast, crossing the River Shannon by ferry, and walk along the Cliff of Moher before finishing our day in Lahinch.

Day 7: The Burren and Galway City

In the morning, we will walk through the karst limestone Burren region. Afterwards we head to Galway and explore the city for a bit before making our way to the day’s stopping point, Clifden.

Day 8: Beebaun and Kylemore Abbey

We will have a few options of how to spend the day, but we recommend the four-hour hike up to and tour of  Kylemore Abbey.

Day 9: Killary Fjord

We will hike along the “famine” walk, learning a bit about Irish history before finishing at the shores of Killary Harbor.

Day 10: Sligo and Amazing Beach Walks

We will visit the Country Life
Museum then walk along a secluded beach at Mullagmore. We then travel north, visiting WB Yeats grave, before traveling through Sligo and visiting Donegal Castle.

Day 11: Donegal and The Slieve League Cliffs

We will walk along the Slieve League cliffs, weather permitting and explore the town of Donegal.

Day 12: Glenveagh National Park

We will spend the day hiking through Glenveagh National Park before touring the Glenveagh Castle.

Day 13: Derry and Dunluce Castle

After entering Northern Ireland, we visit the for at Grianan of Aileach then move on to Derry. Afterwards we head up to Dunluce Castle before stopping for the night in Ballintoy.

Day 14: The Giants Causeway and Coastal Walk

We will spend the day walking along the Giant’s Causeway.

Day 15: Belfast City and Return to Dublin

We will stop in Belfast and do a quick tour of the city centre, before returning to Dublin and saying goodbye.

 

Details

Accommodation

We will stay in guest houses throughout our trip.

Meeting point

Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin, Ireland

Photos


About the guide

I have been a guide for over 10 years in Ireland, Asia and Europe. I have extensive experience with individuals and groups. I can cater for any size group and also have a fleet of coaches to take you to your destination.

Mountains have always been part of my life and it is there that I feel most comfortable and content.
Mountains in my hone country are incredible, challenging but there are routes for all levels of walkers or climbers.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 2680 Each

Group of 2

EUR 2680 Each

Group of 3

EUR 2680 Each

Group of 4

EUR 2680 Each

Group of 5

EUR 2680 Each

Group of 6

EUR 2680 Each

Group of 7

EUR 2680 Each

Group of 8

EUR 2680 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Price includes breakfast, but does NOT include lunch, dinner or drinks. Please also note that price reflects shared accommodations. There is an extra fee of €560 for a private room.




 

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