From Dublin: 3-Day Dingle, Killarney and Wicklow Tour
Combine serene spiritual locations with wild natural landscapes on this 3-day journey to the best spots on Ireland's iconic Wild Atlantic Way.
- Visit the monastic site of Glendalough concealed within a peaceful valley
- Marvel at the views from the Rock of Cashel, a ruined cathedral-fortress steeped in stories of St. Patrick
- Learn about the ancient curse that formed Torc waterfall and admire its impressive cascade
- Explore Dingle Peninsula where glorious beaches merge with traditional Irish scenery
- Meet the locals in the bustling, lakeside town of Killarney and sample local delicacies
DescriptionDay 1 Head south of Dublin and travel through the Wicklow Mountains to your first stop at the famous Glendalough. Here, enjoy some free time to admire the lovely lakes, learn more about their history at the visitor center, and bask in the serenity of the monastic city ruins. Afterward, continue your quest to the West and visit the traditional market town of Kilcullen for a lunch break. After lunch, travel to the Rock of Dunamase and the ruins of Dunamase Castle in the ancient plains of County Laois. Later on, visit 'Ireland's Prettiest Village', Adare; where you can admire a superb collection of thatched cottages and old structures, including the ruins of a 15th-century Franciscan Monastery. Finally, head for County Kerry and the windswept Dingle Peninsula, a stronghold of Irish culture and language, where you will be staying in the town of Dingle for the next two nights. Day 2 Today, find out why the Wild Atlantic Way is known as one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world in the Dingle Peninsula. Enter the heartland of the Gaeltacht (the areas within Ireland where the Irish language is the principal tongue of the local people). Discover the best of the peninsula including highlights such as Conor Pass, Tóchar Maothaithe, the Beehive Huts, Slea Head, and Gallarus Oratory. After a day full of natural splendor, spend the night in Dingle. Day 3 Before leaving the Dingle Peninsula, stop at Inch Beach, where you can get a glimpse of your next destination, the Kerry Mountains and Killarney National Park. Pass by a few lakes and take a short walk to the Torc Waterfall, a 20-meter high cascade of water that originates high in the mountains. Break for lunch in the lively town of Killarney before making your way across country to the Rock of Cashel, a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone. Take some time to explore its Round Tower, High Cross, and Gothic Cathedral. From here, enjoy a relaxing drive with time to reflect on the past three days as you make your way back to Dublin for the early evening.
IncludesTransportation by a 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach Driver/guide 2-nights en-suite B+B/guesthouse accommodation with breakfast Meals and refreshments Admission fees Gratuities
- The minimum age for participation in this activity is 5 years old.
- A maximum of 14kg(31lbs)of luggage is allowed per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
- The tour will arrive back in Dublin at around 7:00 PM.