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Explore Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Car-Free

Breathtaking coastal vistas are a guarantee around Kinsale

Best Time To Go

April - October

Why not...

Add a few nights at the beginning or end to discover vibrant Dublin?

Prices From

£1375

No of Nights

7

Starts From

Dublin

Finishes In

Dublin
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Breathtaking coastal vistas are a guarantee around Kinsale

Explore Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Car-Free

Best Time To Go

April - October

Why not...

Add a few nights at the beginning or end to discover vibrant Dublin?

Prices From

£1375

No of Nights

7

Starts From

Dublin

Finishes In

Dublin

Leave the car at home and enjoy a relaxing week on the rails discovering a stretch of one of the world’s most acclaimed touring routes.

Since inception just a few years ago, the Wild Atlantic Way has captured the imagination of travellers from all over Europe and the wider world, eager to see for themselves the quite staggering contrasts in landscape, sights, food and experiences along its 2,500km length – all wrapped up in unbeatable Irish hospitality.

Continuing our series of car-free holidays, this carefully created trip combines relaxing train travel from Dublin to Co Cork, onwards through the Kingdom of Kerry, and taking in Co Clare and the city of Galway.

Along the way, enjoy a food tour in Kinsale, classic jaunting car trip in Killarney, a private tour of Co Clare highlights and a boat trip on the waters around Galway followed by the freshest seafood in a quayside lunch.

If you would like to take a car-free trip along the Wild Atlantic Way, but in the security of a small group, our new guided rail tour may fit the bill nicely – places strictly limited.

Holiday Details

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Day One – Southbound by Rail from Dublin

Day Two – An Expert Food Tour of Kinsale

Day Three – To Kerry by Rail for Two Nights in Killarney

Day Four – Take a Jaunting Car Trip with a Jarvey

Day Five – North to County Clare

Day Six – A Private Tour of County Clare Highlights

Day Seven – North to Galway

Day Eight – Return to Dublin by Rail

Sustainable Travel

This holiday is part of our ever growing collection of public transport based holidays, enabling you to reach destinations around Ireland without the need to drive. We feel strongly that true sustainability also means promoting and helping to maintain a way of life in areas where the economic benefit of tourism can make a genuine difference to the local community, which is why we have used locally owned, small accommodation and a local guide on this holiday.

Location

This holiday covers part of Ireland’s illustrious Wild Atlantic Way touring route, with stays in Kinsale, Killarney, Ennis and Galway.


Pricing

£1375 per person in April & October, £1525 per person from May to September.

All prices based on two adults sharing a double or twin room for seven nights on a bed and breakfast basis, in our hand-picked selection of three- and four-star small hotels and guesthouses. The holiday also includes:

  • Train travel from Dublin to Cork, from Cork to Killarney, from Killarney to Ennis, from Ennis to Galway and from Galway to Dublin
  • Private return transfer from Cork City to Kinsale
  • A foodie walking tour of Kinsale as part of a small group
  • A Jaunting Car tour in Killarney as part of a small group
  • A private guided day out with driver-guide in Co Clare
  • A boat trip in Galway as part of a small group

We would also be delighted to assist with hotel reservations in Dublin from our selection of centrally located hotel options. We can also assist with travel from the UK to Dublin.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions, recommended routes, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

As porterage is not included in this largely self-guided holiday, and assistance at train stations is somewhat sporadic, we recommend packing just one manageable suitcase per person.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.


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Explore Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Car-Free

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