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.
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 fort – Dun 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.