Ireland's scenic Wild Atlantic Way
- Round trip
- 13 nights
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Road trip along Ireland's scenic 'Wild Atlantic Way' with car hire, flights & excursions
The Irish 'Wild Atlantic Way' is a 2,500-kilometre route that takes you through beautiful landscapes, and cultural and historical sights. On this road trip, you'll see part of the route as you travel from Dublin to Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare and Kerry. There are plenty of opportunities on the route to explore the region's unique, unspoiled locations at your own pace. In particular, the west coast of Ireland offers spectacular natural scenes in which green plains with grazing sheep contrast with the rough cliffs and endless stretches of beach. All of your hotels along with way come with breakfast, and a rental car is included, along with tickets to some of Ireland's top attractions. A fjord cruise has even been arranged for you. So, pack your suitcase, get behind the wheel and make this memorable road trip through wild, wonderful Ireland a reality.
- 13 nights in 4-star hotels
- Tickets to Guinness Brewery in Dublin (Day 2)
- Tickets to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens (Day 6, only from December to March)
- Fjord cruise at Killary Fjord (Day 7, only from April to November)
- Tickets to Kilkenny Castle (Day 12)
- Rental car
- Return flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, London Stansted to Dublin
Day 1: Dublin
Your journey begins in Dublin, where live music, whiskey, great architecture and a relaxed atmosphere meet. After you land, pick up your rental car, your new companion on your road trip through Ireland. Once you've checked in at your hotel, you'll have the rest of the day, and a few ho...
Day 2-3: County Donegal
If you didn't manage to drink Guinness over your first day in Ireland, there is plenty of opportunity today. On Day 2, you have tickets to Dublin's most popular attraction: the Guinness Brewery. It opened in December 2000 and tells the story of this world-famous beer. To top off the to...
Day 4: County Sligo
On Day 4 you'll get back behind the wheel to continue your adventure. Today's journey is a short one (about 65 kilometres) driving from Donegal to Sligo. The coast between the two cities is a kilometre-long zigzag of sandy beaches, foaming waves and pretty coastal villages. The route i...
Day 5: County Mayo
Are you ready to experience another spectacular part of Ireland? On Day 5 you will head towards the beautiful landscapes of County Mayo. Drive about 100 kilometres, leaving enough time to experience some of the area's attractions en route. Visit the Gothic ruins of Moyne Abbey, or enjoy th...
Day 6-7: County Galway, Connemara National Park and Clifden
On Day 6 you will drive to Galway. If you don't mind getting up a little earlier, drive around 50 kilometres to Connemara National Park in the early morning to enjoy the dewy morning air. The national park is full of contrasts and is characterised by impressive mountains, thousands of shee...
Day 8: Galway, Cliffs of Moher and County Clare
After breakfast on Day 8, you'll hop back into your rental car and drive about 80 kilometres towards Galway - or "Gaillimh", as the city is called in Irish. In the charming town of Galway, explore the historic centre, walk past Galway Cathedral, and stroll along the busy Quay Lan...
Day 9-10: County Kerry and Killarney
On Day 9, you will drive around 200 kilometres south towards the county of Kerry. On the way there, you can experience a natural paradise with lush green hills, impressive mountains and beautiful views. When you arrive at your hotel, you can relax and make plans for the days ahead.
Day 11: County Cork
On Day 11, drive from County Kerry to Cork, in County Cork. Although Cork is the second largest city in Ireland, it is anything but big. Instead, it offers a charming, compact city centre and an intimate atmosphere. The streets are full of restaurants, quirky shops, and a good dose of live mus...
Day 12: Kilkenny
Enjoy a delicious Irish breakfast on Day 12, before setting off for the medieval town of Kilkenny. Kilkenny is about 100 kilometres from Cork and is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in Ireland - it's full of real Irish charm with its 13th-century cobbled streets. The 19th-cent...
Day 13: County Kildare and departure on Day 14
The last stop on your Irish road trip takes you approximately 120 kilometres north to County Kildare, west of Dublin. You have the rest of the day to fully enjoy Ireland, be it a long walk, a game of golf or a last day-trip back to Dublin.
On Day 13, drive back to Dublin Airport, drop ...
If you want to make your trip even more unforgettable, you can book the following excursions. Excursions can be selected when booking.
• Oyster experience in Sligo (Day 4)
On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (4pm) you have the opportunity to experience Sligo's local oyster culture. In addition to interesting information about the harvest of oysters, you will receive tips and tricks on how to open the precious mussels and finally have the opportunity to taste them. The experience lasts about 1 hour. An English-speaking guide, oyster tasting and a glass of wine are included.
• Boat tour on the cliffs of Moher (Day 8) •
A boat trip on the cliffs of Moher (March to October, daily at 12pm and 3pm) is a spectacular experience. The boat sails about 20 minutes before arriving at the steepest part of the rock formation. The boat tour takes about 1 hour. An audio guide in English, French, German, Spanish or Italian is included.
• Horse-drawn carriage ride in Killarney (Day 9 or 10) •
Enjoy the purest Irish tradition on board a Killarney horse-drawn carriage. In one of the traditional horse-drawn carriages called "Jaunting Cars" you will be taken from Killarney to Ross Castle, which takes about 1 hour. The tour includes a guide and is available 7 days a week, at 10am,, 11am or 12pm.
• Titanic Experience in Cobh (Days 11 or 12) •
Not far from Cork, in the city of Cobh, you can check in on a (virtual) trip across the Atlantic at the Titanic Experience Museum. During the visit, you can experience life on board the fateful Titanic. The guided part of the experience lasts about 1 hour, after which you can explore the museum on your own. Times: April to September between 9am and 6pm, October to March between 10am and 5.30pm. The one-hour tours take place every 15-30 minutes.
• Jameson Distillery Midleton Tour (Day 11 or 12) •
Discover the fascinating history of Irish whiskey by visiting the Jameson Distillery in Midleton. You will learn everything about the different stages of whiskey production - from grain picking to malting, fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottling. The tour lasts about 75 minutes and includes an English-speaking guide.
- Fuel, parking and toll fees
- Rental car credit card deposit
If you book this deal before 42 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
The main driver must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid driver's license. The main driver must have a credit card in their own name with a sufficient credit limit for the deposit. You will pick and up and drop off the rental car at the airport. Travellers should allow enough time to drive to the airport and return the rental car before the return flight.
An excess risk applies in the event of theft or damage. A credit card deposit is required upon arrival. Comprehensive insurance, non-life insurance, liability insurance, theft insurance and cover for glass, tires, floor and roof damage is included. You will receive all rental car information along with your travel documents.
Maximum 2 people per room.
The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to take children (people under the age of 18) on this trip.
Pets are not permitted on this trip due to international plane travel.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
In case the above mentioned hotels are unavailable, you'll stay in comparable hotels in the nearby surroundings. You'll receive the final accommodations with your travel documents, 5 days before departure at the latest.
Please be aware that following Brexit, you may need a permit to drive in some countries. To stay informed about how the UK leaving the EU could affect you when travelling in Europe, and the steps you need to take, please visit the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website: https://www.gov.uk/visit-europe-brexit