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The Best of Ireland Drive & Hike

From $1,835.00
9 Days & 8 Nights
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The Best of Ireland Drive & Hike

  • The freedom of the open road combined with stops to enjoy great suggested walks
  • Driving the famed Ring of Kerry and exploring Killarney National Park
  • Following Ireland’s classic national trails—the Wicklow, Kerry and Burren Ways
  • Listening to live music and chatting with the locals in traditional Irish pubs
  • The opportunity to take optional boat trips to Skellig Michael and the Aran Islands
  • Visiting cultural and historic gems—Glendalough, Newgrange, Blarney Castle, Clonmacnoise
Discover the best of Ireland on a rewarding circular drive and hike tour from Dublin through the counties of Wicklow, Cork, Kerry, and Galway. See countless castles and historic highlights, unspoilt lakes and mountains, and meet friendly locals. With some great suggested walks, there’s time built-in to stretch your legs and explore on foot. This fast-paced itinerary really does offer the chance to take in some of Ireland’s top highlights. Since there is so much to see and do here you’ll need to pick your choices wisely! As well as Dublin’s extensive delights, you’ll experience iconic Cashel Rock, Blarney Castle, the Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher, with the opportunity to take boat trips out to the magical Skellig and Aran Islands. Plus you’ll be walking along some of the Emerald Isle’s beloved national trails—the Wicklow Way, Kerry Way and Burren Way. Our Best of Ireland drive & hike tour includes 8 nights hand-picked accommodation in high-quality bed and breakfasts and guesthouses whose hosts always go the extra mile to share their top tips and recommendations. We also include information and walking descriptions so you’re all set for your Ireland adventure! Car hire is not included as standard, but just let us know if you’d like us to book it for you as an optional extra (pick-up/drop-off Dublin).


Day 1 Arrive Dublin Day 2 Fairy Castle Walk on the Wicklow Way 6 miles / 10 km Day 3 Rock of Cashel & Blarney Castle Day 4 Drive the Ring of Kerry Day 5 Choice of walks or visit the Skellig Islands 7 miles / 11 km Day 6 The Cliffs of Moher, the Burren & Galway 6 miles / 10 km Day 7 Connemara & The Aran Islands 6 miles / 10 km Day 8 Drive to Dublin via Clonmacnoise & Newgrange Day 9 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 12kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 12kg is equivalent to 5 small bouquets of flowers (grown in the Netherlands). Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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Why Macs

Reasons to believe in Macs Adventure:
The Biggest Choice

The Biggest Choice

Self-guided hiking & biking is all we do - we have hundreds of tried & tested trips.
Our Heritage

Founded in 2003

We’re still founder led & the world’s number one self-guided operator with mountains of experience.

21,000+ Customer Reviews

Plus, with a Feefo Platinum Service Award & British Travel Awards, you know you're in good hands.
Positive Impact

Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organizations to help maintain & restore paths.
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