V2- Boswell - Ireland Honeymoon

James & Lucy

Tuesday 17th September – Monday 23rd September 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Overview

Indulge in a romantic Irish & honeymoon blending city vibrancy with breathtaking coastal landscapes.  Savour a foodie experience amidst stunning views, journey to remote islands with ethereal landscapes, revelling in the beauty that inspired poets. Spend your days weaving together cultural experiences, scenic adventures, and moments of pure romance, ensuring a honeymoon filled with unforgettable memories against the backdrop of Ireland’s captivating beauty and charm.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Tuesday 17th September - Arrival in Ireland & Journey West

This morning you will join your driver guide for a morning transfer to Manchester Airport for your direct flight to Ireland. Arriving in Ireland this morning, your guide will meet you at the airport and together you will begin your journey west to County Clare and your boutique accommodation, nestled in the heart of the beautiful Clare coast. Doolin is just as charming and quaint as you’d imagine! You’ll find yourself immersed in the lively atmosphere of the village, where colourful storefronts, quaint pubs, and cheerful locals create that well known Irish atmosphere. Enjoy a romantic dinner at your accommodation tonight and perhaps catch a few trad tunes in O Connor’s, just a short walk from your inn.

Overnight: Doolin | Doolin Inn
Room Type: Courtyard Suite
Meals Included: Lunch

Day 2 - Wednesday 18th September - Inis Mór

It’s hard to resist the allure of one of the many islands that dot the Irish coastline and today you will take to the water and ferry to The Aran Islands. The history of these islands goes back millennia and today Gaelic is still the daily spoken language of the inhabitants. The Aran islands seem to defy their size by all they have to offer: breathtaking scenery, medieval castles, cliffs and prehistoric forts are all to be found on this little group of islands. Inis Mór, the largest of the three islands, is your destination today. The sheltered side of the island has many little beaches and coves, a resident colony of seals and the tiny village of Kilronan. The wilder side has huge limestone cliffs facing the open Atlantic, an ancient fort crumbling over the cliff edge and scores of ancient relics from the Christian and pre-christian era. Don’t forget your bathing suit!

Overnight: Doolin | Doolin Inn
Room Type: Courtyard Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk Details: 5 km / 3 miles

Day 3 - Thursday 19th September - Cliffs of Moher & Irish Whiskey Tasting

This morning you will transfer 30 minutes to the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most impressive natural sites. Today’s hike follows a coastal route along the cliffs, passing through dramatic hinterland with inspiring views offshore to the Aran Islands. The area is teeming with wildlife and 20 different species of birds, including puffins, make this area their home. You’ll finish in the village of Doolin, famous for its traditional music scene. You will stop for a fish n’ chips lunch in a historic stone cottage before taking a scenic drive via Black Head, a mesmerising stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way. There will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photos en route. Later you will head into the village of Ballyvaughan for a private Irish whiskey tasting. There’s a great little pub on the pier nearby that we’d suggest for dinner.

Overnight: Doolin | Doolin Inn
Room Type: Courtyard Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk Details: 11 km / 7 miles

Day 4 - Friday 20th September - Galway Food Tour

After breakfast, you will transfer one hour to Galway, a charming Medieval-era city with a thriving arts scene. Known as the ‘town of the tribes’ the small centre of cobblestone streets and colourful store fronts is vibrant, fun and cosmopolitan. What better way to spend an afternoon here than a delectable food tour? Stop off in the city and tantalise your taste buds with a delightful journey through Galway’s culinary scene. From artisanal cheeses, craft beers, to handcrafted chocolate, this will be a true feast for the senses. Afterwards, you’ll make your way to Ballynahinch Castle, one of Ireland’s finest luxury castle hotels located along the Wild Atlantic Way. Tonight we recommend dinner at the historic Fisherman’s Pub, a lively place where guests and local mingle.

Overnight: Connemara | Ballynahinch Castle
Room Type: Luxury Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Saturday 21st September - Inishbofin Island

After a hearty breakfast you will transfer 30 minutes to the village of Cleggan to catch your ferry to Inishbofin. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and seals along the way! Enjoy a leisurely hike around the island – highlights include rugged cliffs, blowholes, Bronze and Iron Age ruins and the crumbling Cromwellian fort where ‘Don Bosco’, the infamous Spanish pirate was stationed in the 16th century. Amidst the breathtaking scenery of cliffs and wildflower-covered fields, discover secluded coves perfect for a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll have a picnic lunch before heading back to Ballynahinch Castle for some down time. This evening you’ll head into the town of Clifden for dinner and traditional Irish music.

Overnight: Connemara | Ballynahinch Castle
Room Type: Luxury Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk Details: 11 km / 7 miles

Day 6 - Sunday 22nd September - Killary Fjord

This morning it’s a 45-minute drive through the windswept Twelve Bens Mountain Range to Killary, Ireland’s only fjord. You will start the day with a hike along an abandoned famine route along the southern shoreline of the fjord. After a pit stop at a local café for lunch, you will transfer back to Ballynahinch Castle. You will have some free time to enjoy the estate this afternoon – go fly fishing, walk around the gardens, or simply kick back with a book by the river. This evening we would recommend dinner at Ballynahinch’s Owenmore Restaurant, which overlooks the salmon river and the wooded estate.

Overnight: Connemara | Ballynahinch Castle
Room Type: Luxury Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk Details: 7 km / 4 miles

Day 7 - Monday 23rd September - Depart

This morning, your guide will drop you to the airport in time for your flight home. We hope your time in Ireland has been memorable and look forward to welcoming you to our shores once again.

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More

 

  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified driver guide from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Ground transportation from Day 1 to Day 7
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • 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 GROSS price for this itinerary, including 12% commission and based on 2 clients, including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:
€7,669 EUR per person.