5 Day Atlantic Self-Drive

5 Day Atlantic Self-Drive

From €635 pp


Carroll’s Tours offer a unique 5 Day Wild Atlantic Self-Drive. On this drive you will explore Ireland’s beautiful far West – starting in Dublin City heading West to Ireland’s Cultural Capitol – Galway City and out to Inishmore largest of the Aran Islands. Spectacular boat journey out into the Atlantic. Hire bikes and head up to majestic cliff top forts and watch the sun go down in a magical unforgettable way.

This is where ice-age landscapes meet west-coast warmth, and music is a way of life. Its a place for clifftop walks, island-gazing, sunsets and traditional pubs … and soul-stirring views: rainbows in the ocean spray. From the crystal waters of the deep Atlantic to the “savage beauty” of much-loved Connemara, this is the Wild Atlantic Way. Connemara means “inlets of the sea” in Irish, and here water and land merge in a lacy shoreline of loughs, coves, islands and sea-swept blanket bogs.

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From: €635 per person

Description of TourDay 1: Dublin – Galway

  • Arrival in Dublin for a meet and greet
  • Car-Hire Collect – and then head West!
  • Across Ireland’s midlands stopping for lunch in Atlone
  • Continue on to Galway City Ireland’s cultural capitol
  • Enjoy the city with its narrow medieval streets, full of artists and buskers offering free entertainment!
  • Explore the Spanish Arch and Lynch’s Castle
  • Stroll along the Corrib and out to the artistic village of The Claddagh
  • Visit the City’s bars like An Pucan, The Garavan and a wide choice of restaurants
  • Enjoy a relaxing evening and prepare for the great adventures ahead

Day 2: Connemara – Inish More

  • Early Breakfast and early start
  • Head out across Connemara hugging Galway Bay
  • Passing colourful tiny villages where Irish is still spoken
  • Drive across a landscape like no other, tiny fields enclosed by ancient timeless stone walls
  • Never far from the sea, park car and take the ride of your life on Ferry to Inish More
  • Sailing from Rossaveal, check In, hire a bike, take a lunch and then head up the length of this wonderful Island
  • Staggering Sea Views and distant Connemara to your right and the rising ground to your left
  • Up you go to majestic hilltop fortDun Aengus atop a wall of cliffs
  • Head on up north to the village of Kilmurvey and head back to Kilronan and Dinner
  • As sun sets head out again on short ride back up to Dun Aengus and catch the last rays of the Western Sun
  • Enjoy a long evening of music in the many traditional Irish bars

Day 3:Inish More – Connemara – Delphi

  • Arrive back in Rossaveal port
  • Drive north through Connemara on the Sky Road
  • Stop to walk along the fjord at Killiary harbour or indeed take the catamaran cruise through Ireland’s only fjord
  • Take a hike up Diamond hill for an awesome views
  • A short stop at the fantastic fortress on a rocky outcrop Bunowen Castle
  • Lunch and relaxing walk in Kylemore Abbey
  • Finnaly a breathtaking drive to Delphi Resort

Day 4: Delphi – Westport

  • Take a late Breakfast
  • From Delphi Resort you travel through the beautiful tragic Dough Lough Valley, a breathtaking drive
  • Onto Westport to viewe Croagh Patrick, known as Ireland’s ‘Holy Mountain’
  • The area around Croagh Patrick is rich in archaeological remains Murrisk Abbey offers beautiful sea views.
  • Lunch in Westport
  • The route continues to Mullranny, and on to Achill Island
  • Drive over the bridge onto Achill island itself
  • The drive across the Achill island is dramatic and wild, a mix of great ocean views and mountain passes
  • Down to Keem beach, a beautiful pristine Blue star beach, ideal place for a swim on a hot summers day
  • Drive back to Westport for Check In
  • Spend the evening in Hotel Restaurant and enjoy this wonderful town, voted best town in Ireland in 2012

Day 5: Westport – Dublin

  • Early Breakfast and early start for Dublin
  • Stop at Kilbeggan Distillery for Tour for early Lunch.
  • Arriving back in Dublin city at noon for Check-In
  • Return Car-Hire to City Centre Depot
  • An afternoon of relaxation, shopping, an exclusive personalised Walking Tour of Dublin
  • A wonderful final meal in Pichet Restaurant
  • A night of music in the Temple Bar area
  • Of course it is always sad to say farewell and we hope to see you again!

5 Day Wild Atlantic Self-Drive Package Includes:

  • Airport Meet and Greet and Tour Pack
  • Car-Hire, Super CDW Cover, Automatic Transmission
  • Five Nights of Guesthouse Accommodation, Bed and Breakfast
  • Includes Island Ferry/Bike Hire/Bus
  • Pre-Paid Activity including: Inishmore Ferry, Island Bike Hire/Bus, Kilbeggan Distillery, Kylemore Abbey, Dublin Walking Tour
  • Customer Care 24/7

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