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Adventure Ireland Explorer, 14-Day Adventure Tour from €1,315

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Tour Style: Budget Adventure Tours

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Adventure Explorer Tour | Hop-on Hop-off anywhere on the loop!

Hop aboard the 'Adventure Explorer Tour', where there are daily choices to hike, bike and kayak your way around Ireland. You'll experience one of Europe's oldest cultures and friendliest people on this fun-packed adventure tour.

  • This fun-filled adventure tour is packed with awesome activities from hiking to biking, surfing to kayaking, and dolphin watching to horse riding, so you can experience the real Ireland your way!

    We'll wind our way all along the Atlantic coast, with its quiet, rural lanes, rolling green hills, stunning mountain vistas and beautiful seascapes. The road we travel is filled with history and heritage, giving us the opportunity to learn about this rugged island, from a time of ancient heroes to the recent 'Troubles'. Our activities will take us through many pretty, rural villages, with ample opportunity to experience some of the best-known attractions and hidden gems as we stray off the beaten path whilst engaging with local people and experiencing the bounty of Irish culture along the way. We'll be exhilarated on the tracks and trails that take us to vibrant communities, where we'll revel with the locals and traditional music in the many colourful pubs that litter the way.

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  • We Include ~ No Hidden Extras!

    • 14-day budget adventure tour, with an experienced tour leader
    • 13 nights' hostel accommodation in shared room
    • All entrance fees for guided visits, as outlined in the itinerary
    • Bike hire, with fully equipped bicycle, helmet and accessories
    • Stunning walks each day, with route notes & maps
    • Exhilarating bike-rides each day, with route notes & maps
    • Picnic lunch in Killarney National Park
    • Breakfast each day
    • All our buses are fitted with drinking water tanks to refill your water bottles, as well as a fruit basket and cookie jar to refuel along the way!
    • All ferries, tolls and taxes
    • Heaps of fun along the way!


    Included Activities & Excursions ~

    • Visit Bru na Boinne Visitors Centre, with a guided tour of either Newgrange or Knowth
    • Visit Monasterboice monastic site & high crosses
    • Cycle or walk Lagan Towpath into Belfast
    • Guided panoramic tour of Belfast & murals
    • Visit Ess-na-Larach Waterfall in Glenariff Forest Park
    • Visit to Carrig-a-Rede Rope Bridge
    • Walk Causeway Coastal Path
    • Visit Giant's Causeway (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
    • Visit Mussenden Temple
    • Ferry across Lough Foyle to Inishowen Peninsula
    • Cycle or walk Malin Head
    • Derry City walls & Bogside
    • Visit Grianan of Aileach Fort
    • Visit Glenveagh Castle
    • Walk or cycle in Glenveagh National Park
    • Visit weaving mMills in Ardara
    • Cycle or walk Mullaghmore Headland
    • Hike up Knocknaree Mountain
    • Visit the National Museum of Country Life
    • Kylemore Abbey visit
    • Walk or cycle Doo Lough Valley
    • Walk Killary Fjord
    • Cycle Lough Inagh Valley
    • Return boat to Aran Islands
    • Dun Aengus Fort visit
    • Walk or cycle Inis Mor, Aran Island
    • Cycle Black Head Coastal Route or walk the Burren Way
    • Walk or cycle Salthill Promenade, Galway
    • Visit the Cliffs of Moher and entrance into the Atlantic Edge Exhibition Centre
    • Slea Head walk or cycle
    • Open boat ride across Killarney Lakes to the Gap of Dunloe
    • Visit Torc Waterfall
    • Walk or cycle Muckross Lake, Killarney National Park
    • Walk the Gap of Dunloe 
    • Kenmare heritage town
    • Walk or cycle on Sheep's Head Peninsula
    • Walk or cycle the back roads of West Cork
    • Visit 17th Century Charles Fort Kinsale
    • Visit Blarney Castle and Stone
    • Walk Ardmore Coastal Path to St. Declan's monastic site
    • Cycle the Copper Coast Geopark in Waterford
    • Walk or cycle the Barrow Towpath, Graiguenamagh
    • Visit Avoca Woolen Mills
    • Visit Glendalough monastic settlement
    • Walk Glendalough lakes, to Poulannass Waterfall
    • Cycle the Sally Gap in Wicklow National Park


    We Don't Included ~ Giving You The Choice!

    • Optional* activities, as outlined below
    • Lunch & dinner, as outlined in the itinerary
    • Transport to tour meeting point
    • Any additionally requested pre- or post-tour services
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expenses


    Optional Activities & Excursions ~

    • Horse ride in Inishowen = €45
    • Surfing in Strandhill €45
    • 3-hour kayak in Killary Fjord, with a kayaking supplier = €50
    • 3-hour kayaking tour of Killarney Lakes = €50
    • Medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle, including dinner, wine and entertainment = €60
    • Dolphin boat trip, Dingle = €16
    • Starlight kayaking in west Cork = €50
    • Irish Home Cooking class at a farmhouse in Cork = €40
    • Paddling on the river Barrow by canoe = €45
    • Tour of Cork City by kayak on the river Lee = €50
    • Musical Pub Tour, Dublin = €12
  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • This tour is available on the following dates:

    All of our tours are subject to a minimum amount of bookings - if you can see a green tick green tick to show the tour is guaranteed to run, this means we have already met the minimum amount of bookings required.

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