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Magical Southern Ireland 5-Day Tour

Jewel Tour

One of our best Ireland tours!

This is one of our best Ireland tours because it manages to fit so much into just 5 days. If you’re only in our beautiful country for a short amount of time, then this Magical South 5-day Tour might be the perfect option for you. As a Jewel Tour, it is designed to move at a smoother pace while allowing you to enjoy some light activity. Your guided tour of Southern Ireland will begin in Dublin’s busy streets; leaving the noise behind, you will embark towards the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way. And if this tour interests you, but you’re looking for something a little longer, then check out our 7 Day Ireland Tour (which also visits Skellig Michael). If you’re looking for the trip of a lifetime, check out our Ultimate Ireland Tour Package!

Overland Ireland’s expert local guides will ensure you have the best Ireland tour possible, exploring everything from bohemian Galway to the historic Rock of Cashel. There’s good reason we get such high reviews, and we think it comes down to our guides and how they look after and entertain our guests. You’re here to have the Ireland vacation of a lifetime, and we’re doing our best to ensure you get exactly what you want!

Your 5 Day Ireland Tour Packed with Activities

We’ve done our best to ensure that this 5-day Ireland tour is absolutely brimming with fun and interesting things to do. Take in the jaw-dropping sights and sounds of the Ring of Kerry, a stunning part of Ireland. You’ll see some amazing gems such as Moll’s Gap, Torc Waterfall, and Killarney National Park. And you’ll even have the opportunity to kayak with Fungie, Dingle’s resident dolphin. You will also visit Ireland’s most famous landmark: The Cliffs of Moher. You’ll stand on the precipice and you’ll feel like you’re at the edge of the world.

Within just 5 days on this unforgettable Ireland tour, we’ll pack in a diverse range of scenery, castles, history, heritage, culture and wildlife, and a few pints of the black stuff too! It’s our attempt to create the best possible Ireland tour in under a week and we’re extremely proud of the result! If you’d like to take a look at some of our longer tours, check out our Small Group Tours of Ireland page.

So, from seafood to the traditional music, and from Galway to Cork, this Ireland tour promises to be utterly unforgettable and we can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful ancient island. If you have any questions for us about this tour or any of our other Ireland tours, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Start planning you dream Ireland adventure with Overland!

per person

tour name:

Magical Southern Tour

tour type:

Jewel Tour


5 days

tour highlights:

it’s your holiday. do it your way!

it’s your holiday.
do it your way!

what to expect on your tour

Your Adventure Starts Here | Overland Ireland | Adventure tours along the Wild Atlantic Way

your irish experience begins here!

Get off the Beaten Track and see Ireland through Irish Eyes on your Overland Ireland Ultimate Small Group Tour

Day 1: Friday – Galway to the Cliffs of Moher
Day 1: Friday
Galway to the Cliffs of Moher

Experience The Cliffs of Moher on your Ultimate Small Group Tours of Ireland

This most eclectic of Wild Atlantic Tours begins in Galway, the City of Tribes and home to the famous Claddagh ring where you’ll be taken on an historical walk of the city’s medieval streets.

Experience colourful street performers and a great atmosphere in this famous, bohemian town. Duck in and out of brightly coloured shops, try on Claddagh rings and Galway shawls, pass through The Spanish Arch and hear tales of Gaelic bards and our bloody war of Independence, at the new city museum.

The day just keeps on giving as we travel southwest to The Burren, 125 square miles of limestone rock and to The Cliffs of Moher and take on a hike of the Cliffs, as the wild Atlantic roars below.

On this adventure, we’ll visit Corcomroe Abbey, a 13th century Cistercian Monastery, the 16th century Dunguaire Castle and have a short stop in the colourful fishing village of Kinvara.

The evening is yours to spend it in Doolin, The Capital City of Irish music, where you can listen to the seisún (traditional music) and enjoy the “craic”.

Please note that customers taking the tour on 7th June 2020 will be staying in the gorgeous seaside town of Lahinch, famous for it’s colourful pubs, traditional music and laid-back surf vibes.

total driving time:
2 hours

excluding stops

total driving time: 2 hours

excluding stops

Experience The Cliffs of Moher on your Ultimate Small Group Tours of Ireland

Traditional Music Sessions and Local Craft Beers on your Ultimate Ireland Small Group Tour

Day 2: Saturday – Doolin to Dingle
Day 2: Saturday
Doolin to Dingle

Our guided tour of Ireland continues on the search for some ancient tombs. We’ll take you to a portal tomb at Poulnabrone, the oldest megalithic burial site in Ireland, dating back to 3000BC.

A short journey from the Dolmen, the farmers at Caherconnell will treat you to a spectacular sheep dog trial. Prepared to be awestruck by the skill of the farmer and his furry friend as they gather up their flock of sheep. This is something not to be missed on your tour.

We will leave the west behind for the spectacular southern counties of Kerry and Cork. Next stop is Dingle. Finish off a perfect day at the Dingle Whiskey Distillery. There you will sample their award-winning whiskey and gin and get an education on the history of whiskey production around the world.

This evening is yours to absorb the atmosphere in Dingle’s famous quirky pubs and fantastic restaurants. Why not sit in Foxy John’s hardware store, order yourself a drink and strike up a conversation with a colourful local!

total driving time:
3 hours 15 minutes

excluding stops

total driving time: 3 hours 15 minutes

excluding stops

Experiences You'll Never Forget on your Overland Ireland Small Group Tour

Day 3: Sunday – Dingle Peninsula
Day 3: Sunday
Dingle Peninsula

Kayak with Fungie the Dolphin on your Ultimate Small Group Tours of Ireland

Our morning begins on Dingle Bay where we take our kayaks to visit the town’s biggest celebrity – Fungie the Dolphin and explore the caves in the bay. Alternatively, if kayaking isn’t your thing, we’ll go on a hike up Mount Brandon, where you will be rewarded with 360-degree panoramic views of Dingle Bay and Castlegregory. If you would like a more relaxed start to your day, why not choose a stroll around the town for some retail therapy, a coffee and watch the world go by? It’s your holiday – Do it your way.

After lunch your expert Overland guide will take you on an impressive trip along one of Ireland’s most scenic roads – The Slea Head Drive. If you are lucky enough you might get to meet a couple of our local fluffy friends – baby lambs! We spend another night in the buzzing town of Dingle, so you don’t need to repack your suitcase. Just relax and enjoy.

total driving time:
2 hours

excluding stops

total driving time: 2 hours

excluding stops

Kayak with Fungie the Dolphin on your Ultimate Small Group Tours of Ireland

Lots of Fun and Mighty Craic on your Overland Ireland Small Group Tour

Day 4: Monday – The Ring of Kerry to Kinsale
Day 4: Monday
The Ring of Kerry to Kinsale

Killarney National Park on your Spectacular South and West Small Group Tour of Ireland

Say a fond farewell to Dingle and journey towards the Ring of Kerry. Our first stop takes us to Killarney on the Ring of Kerry. We visit parts of this scenic route and you will discover many hidden gems including Moll’s Gap, Torc Waterfall and Ross Castle in Killarney National Park. We will bring you on a tour of Ross Castle where you will learn what life was really like behind the stone walls.

We will stop for some shopping and lunch in the beautiful heritage town of Kenmare. For your last night on tour we are excited to bring you to coastal Kinsale which is famed for its culinary culture, delivered by its many award-winning restaurants. The town also has a great tradition of poetry, silver, gold and glassware manufacturing which can be seen throughout its local shops and galleries – boasting local talented artists.

total driving time:
3 hours 15 minutes

excluding stops

total driving time: 3 hours 15 minutes

excluding stops

Its Your Holiday, Do It Your Way - Your Ultimate Ireland Small Group Tour

Day 5: Tuesday – Cork: Kiss the Blarney Stone
Day 5: Tuesday
Cork: Kiss the Blarney Stone

Rock of Cashel - Small group tours of Ireland

Wake up refreshed and ready to be taken on a guided walking tour through the narrow streets of Kinsale. Before leaving Cork, (often referred to as Ireland’s REAL capital), we will bring you to Blarney Castle. Nobody should leave Ireland without giving the Blarney stone a big fat kiss! Kissing the Blarney Stone is said to give the kisser the treasured “gift of the gab”. You can let us know if it works!

Our final stop on this small group tour is the Rock of Cashel. The Rock of Cashel is over 1000 years old. You will take in its medieval round tower, chapel, cathedral and castle. A fantastic end to your trip.

Your guided tour of Ireland is coming to an end, but our guides will journey back with you to our bustling capital city, Dublin, armed with recommendations of things to see and do if you have a little time left. Perhaps this is just the perfect opportunity to sit back and soak up all that you have experienced over the last 5 days, in one of our most diverse and jaw dropping Wild Atlantic Tours.

total driving time:
3 hours 30 minutes

excluding stops

total driving time: 3 hours 30 minutes

excluding stops

Rock of Cashel - Small group tours of Ireland

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what is included and excluded in your tour?

We are one of the only tour companies to include as much as we can into your tour price. So there are no hidden surprises on your tour, and this takes away the hassle about thinking of unexpected charges.

You will notice the list of what’s included is very abundant and covers entrance fees, transport, accommodation, WiFi on board and kayaking to name a few!

Our quest is to bring your price down and your tour experience up… to the max! This is possible with the power of a smaller group tour – the more people the merrier and certainly the more people the cheaper price!


Tour is guaranteed

Small and Friendly Group size, max 15 people on tour

4 nights local guest house and boutique hotel accommodation, carefully selected by our team

Passionate and knowledgeable local guides

Transport to all locations by air-conditioned Mercedes Coaches

Experiences to teach you about our unique Irish culture

Orientation tour of each and every location

All taxes and charges

Guaranteed tour price, locked in the moment you make your deposit

Kayak excursion in Dingle Bay or Surfing

Distillery tour

Cycling tour Aran Islands

Guided walking tours in Galway, The Cliffs of Moher, Kinsale

Sheep Dog Trials Show

Great Irish Breakfast (also vegan, vegetarians etc. are catered for)

Guided tour of the Rock of Cashel

Blarney Stone Entrance

Entrance fees to National Parks

We know everyone’s budget and taste for food are different, so lunch and dinners are not included in your tour price. You have the freedom to choose from fine-dining or simply having some fish and chips. There are so many places along the way to suit all taste buds and all budgets. So you will be spoiled for choice! Vegans and vegetarians can enjoy great menus too from cafés and restaurants that cater for any dietary requirements.


Lunch and dinner

Snacks and Drinks

Gratuities (optional)

Optional Activities such as horse-riding and Golf

Private room upgrade for solo travellers

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