Ebner Family Ireland Adventure

Wednesday 10th July – Tuesday 16th July 2024

Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights


Overview

Travel along  Ireland’s east,  west and northern coasts taking in some of Ireland’s more famous highlights while at the same time exploring more off-the-beaten-path locations, stunning landscapes and historic villages  and castles.  Along the way, you will get under the skin of this fascinating country, exploring off the beaten path sites associated with the country’s long and complex history from prehistoric times to the recent past.  Meeting local people and learning about life on Europe’s western edge, you’ll uncover the natural history of the varied landscape from verdant green pastures to wild mountain scenery through exciting activities.

Highlights

  • Hike iconic Irish landscapes including UNESCO World Heritage Site the Giant's Causeway
  • Mountain bike in the majestic Mourne Mountains
  • Island hop to Rathlin Island in search of myths and Puffins

Day by Day

Day 1 - Wednesday 10th July - Welcome to Dublin

Arriving in Ireland today, a private transfer will pick you up from the airport and whisk you to your boutique hotel in the city centre. Head out in the afternoon to explore this vibrant capital city, with its mix of 1,000 years of architecture from the mediaeval to Georgian to the modern. Walk around the lush St. Stephen’s Green or take a tour of the GPO located on O’Connell Street, the site of the ‘1916 Uprising’ that led to Ireland’s independence in 1922.

Overnight: Dublin | The Davenport
Room Type: King & Triple Room
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Thursday 11th July - Cooley Peninsula

Meeting  your guide in Dublin this morning your first port of call on your journey northwards is the mediaeval town of Carlingford. Here you will enjoy your first Irish hike in the hills of the Cooley  Peninsula- this area is a protected leprechaun habitat so keep an eye out for these mischievous little guys as you walk. Steeped in Irish mythology, you’ll hear tales of warrior queens and cattle raids before heading on to the small seaside town of Newcastle.

Overnight: Newcastle | Avoca House
Room Type: King & Family Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Friday 12th July - Biking & Hiking in The Mournes

The best off-road biking in Ireland is a stone’s throw from your accommodation. Today you’ll have options from gentle traffic-free routes through the lower level woodlands and valleys, to more technical trails that promise incredible ocean views and a challenge to suit all levels. Later you can head of the hills, where we’ll match the perfect hike to suit your fitness level, from gentle lakeside walks to challenging summits to explore a region that inspired CS Lewis’ Narnia. Explore the mysterious 22-mile-long Mourne Wall, once built to enclose a reservoir from livestock, and now a vestige of another era.

Overnight: Newcastle | Avoca House
Room Type: King & Family Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Saturday 13th July - The Giant's Causeway Coast

Follow a stunning coastal route – the ‘secret’ way to visit the Giant’s Causeway – with recommended places to stop along the Causeway Coast. Along the way visit ancient castle ruins, stunning beaches and picturesque harbours and enjoy an adrenaline-filled cliff walk- across bridges, past caves and through a tunnel, along The Gobbins cliffs. The cliffs are recognised for their rich birdlife, important geology and notable species. Finish your day at the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site the Giant’s Causeway – octagonal columns of rocks created by feuding giants or volcanic activity – myth or science, you decide!

Overnight: Portrush | Blackrock House
Room Type: Sea View King, Twin & Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Sunday 14th July - Hiking on Rathlin Island

Many tales of myth and mystery surround Rathlin Island, though the most famous tells of Robert the Bruce. In 1306, the Scottish King was driven from Scotland by Edward I of England and took refuge on Rathlin where he watched a spider persevering again and again to bridge a gap with its web. Eventually it succeeded. Taking heart from the spider’s efforts, he returned to Scotland and eventually regained his crown. You’ll boat out to the island and explore by foot today, visiting the bird sanctuary and discovering the lighthouses on the island’s east and west coasts.

Overnight: Portrush | Blackrock House B&B
Room Type: Sea View King, Twin & Double
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Monday 15th July - Back to Dublin

This morning, it’s time to say goodbye to the mythical Northern Coast of Ireland as you head back down to Dublin. Your guide will drop you at your hotel and you will say farewell. We’ll provide you with our recommendations as to how to spend your evening, including a Georgian museum and a Michelin starred restaurant.

Overnight: Dublin | The Davenport
Room Type: King & Triple Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Tuesday 16th July - Depart

This morning a private transfer will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel and take you to the airport. It’s time to say goodbye! We hope your time here has been memorable and we look forward to welcoming you to our shores again.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 2 to Day 6
  • Ground transportation from Day 2 to Day 6
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically;
  • MTB hire
  • Entrance to the Gobbins Cliff Path
  • Ferry to Rathlin Island
  • Private transfer on Day 1 and Day 7
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
Pricing Read More

The price of this trip is €3,308 per person and is based on availability at the time of booking.

NET pricing