Werner Family Irish Adventure

Tuesday 25th June – Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights


Overview

Picturesque coastal towns and villages, green pastoral fields, soaring cliffs, wild barren landscapes, the crash of the ocean, the laugh of a local. Ireland is romantic, authentic, a home away from home where both old and modern seem to cohabit seamlessly on a small island in the middle of the sea. Packed with history and tradition your days are spent exploring Ireland’s famous and off the beaten track sites of natural, cultural and ancient interest. A world renowned food scene means your evenings are spent dining in style and with the promise of a pub just around the corner, music and laughter are never far away. Your trip to Ireland will surprise and delight you but the people of Ireland will stay with you, long after your journey has taken you home.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Tuesday 25th June - Head West to the Cliffs of Moher

Arriving into Dublin airport this morning, pick up your rental car and it’s time to leave the city and head to County Clare, the home to Ireland’s famed Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs of Moher are one of Ireland’s most iconic natural landmarks along the Wild Atlantic Way and for good reason. The cliffs were formed over 320 million years ago and are consistently one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions due to their dramatic beauty and rugged nature. You may even have seen them before in films such as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and also The Princess Bride. Begin your hike from the Visitor Centre, venture along the cliffs and breathe in the fresh, sea air while taking in the impressive views. Afterwards, check into your boutique accommodation in the small village of Doolin. We recommend a tasty, fresh meal at your accommodation tonight.

Overnight: Doolin | Doolin Inn
Room Type: x2 Courtyard Suites
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Wednesday 26th June - Exploring The Aran Islands

Today, meet a local guide at the ferry port and spend your time exploring the Aran Islands: three distinctive, wild and remote isles that once held a position of great trading power in ancient Ireland. Now a bastion of traditional language, culture and music, they are as interesting as they are beautiful. Inis Mór (the largest of the three) is home to a prehistoric semi-circular stone fort and is best explored by bicycle. Once on the island you will rent bikes for a day of exploration, your guide will introduce you to the most popular sights as well as the off-the-beaten path ones!

  • The island is fairly flat with only some inclines. Your guide is a biking expert and the route can be tailored to you. E-bikes are available.

Overnight: Doolin | Doolin Inn
Room Type: 2 Courtyard Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Thursday 27th June - Galway City Food Tour

Further north, Galway is the capital of Ireland’s west. 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. Later on, check into your accommodation this evening – a fitting finale to your time on the Wild Atlantic Way. Ballynahinch Castle is one of Ireland’s finest luxury castle hotels, set in a private 700 acre estate of woodland, rivers and walks in the heart of Connemara, Co. Galway. This authentic and unpretentious Castle Hotel stands proudly overlooking its famous salmon fishery, with a backdrop of the beautiful Twelve Bens Mountain range.

Overnight: Connemara | Ballynahinch Castle
Room Type: 2 Classic Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Friday 28th June - Connemara

The hills and mountains of Connemara are defined by the ocean surrounding, and this is particularly evident at the beautiful Killary Fjord. This morning you will visit a family run shellfish farm where you can head out onto the fjord for an exclusive guided boat tour of the mussel farm. Lift a string of mussels for hauling and harvesting and understand the lifecycle of these delicious shellfish. Afterwards, enjoy a three course home cooked shellfish lunch with traditional brown bread. Bentley the lamb may also make an appearance! Spend some time this evening exploring at your own pace and head into town for a traditional music session after a fantastic dinner of locally caught seafood.

  • Accommodations can be made for those who do not eat seafood.

Overnight: Connemara | Ballynahinch Castle
Room Type: 2 Classic Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Saturday 29th June - On Site at Ballynahinch

A day at Ballynahinch Castle is a harmonious blend of luxurious tranquility and outdoor adventure. Nestled amidst the rugged beauty of Connemara, wake up to the sound the the river meandering past your window before enjoying breakfast. You have plenty of options onsite today including a stroll through the woodlands surrounding the castle or fishing enthusiasts can try their luck in the renowned Ballynahinch Salmon Fishery, while those seeking relaxation can unwind in the castle’s elegant interiors. A picnic can be prepared fir a day exploring Connemara or even for a more relaxing stroll around the estate. We are happy to make bookings on your behalf.

Overnight: Connemara | Ballynahinch Castle
Room Type: 2 Classic Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Sunday 30th June - Taylor Swift Concert

This morning, say goodbye to the west of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way as you head to Dublin for the Taylor Swift concert. Check into your 5 star hotel and grab some lunch before making your way to the Aviva Stadium (ask the concierge for options on getting to the stadium) for what is sure to be a fearless performance. Be sure to shake it off, have a great night and feel enchanted!

Overnight: Dublin | The Westbury
Room Type: 2 Classic Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Monday 1st July - Vintage Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a morning to yourself before heading out for some lunch time fun! Take a step back in time with Vintage Tea Trips and experience Dublin in a unique way. Indulge in afternoon tea treats, great conversation and tap your feet along to some fabulous 1950s jazz while taking in the sights of the city. Board your vintage Routemaster bus in historic Temple Bar. Soak up the nostalgia as your host gets the conversation started, the music begins, and a classic afternoon tea is served. Pass sights such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christ Church, Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green, Wood Quay, O’Connell Street, Phoenix Park, and the grand buildings of Georgian Dublin.

Overnight: Dublin | The Westbury
Room Type: 2 Classic Rooms
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Tuesday 2nd July - Depart

This morning, hop in your car and make your way to Dublin airport. It’s time to say farewell to Ireland. We do hope your time here has been memorable and we once again have the opportunity to welcome to our shores.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 8
  • Breakfast each morning & 2 lunch
  • Car Rental from Day 1 to 8 (automatic intermediate SUV)
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically;
  • Entry to Clonmacnoise
  • Guided Biking Tour on Inis Mor
  • Return Ferry Tickets
  • Bike Rental
  • Private Galway City Food Tour
  • Private Mussel Farm Experience & Tasting
  • VIP Vintage Tea Experience (public)
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 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 guide
Pricing Read More

The price of this trip is €4,518 per person and is based on availability at the time of booking.

Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.