The Wild West & North Ireland 6-Day Tour

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  • 6 Days
  • Small Group - 15 Max

Your western and Northern Ireland tour begins here!

The Wild West and North Tour with Overland Ireland is an amazing way to see as much of Western and Northern Ireland as possible in 6 days. It is a Jewel Tour, which means it has been designed to allow guests to tour Ireland at a smoother pace whilst enjoying light activity along the way.

Get the absolute best of the West of Ireland and top it off with a sensational Northern Ireland tour.

With a great 6-day itinerary, this Wild West and Northern Ireland Tour is the perfect way to explore so much of Ireland in less than a week.

If you’re looking for a longer round trip, you may like to check out the Ultimate Ireland Tour or for a trip to just the republic of Ireland, our Magical Southern Explorer 5-Day Tour.

Challenge yourself to walk among Giants at the Giants Causeway and fall in love with bustling bohemian Galway City, famous around the world for its art and culture. Galway was voted the European Capital of Culture in 2020.

Moving from culture to the wilderness of the coast. Do you dare to take a peak over the ledge at Dún Aenghus Ring Fort on the Aran Islands?

Experience the spectacular views of Connemara National Park, the wilds of Donegal, and the panoramic views of Ireland’s countryside throughout your 6-day Ireland tour.

Explore the beautiful South West of Ireland and Northern Ireland!

An unforgettable Northern Ireland tour!

Make unforgettable memories at The Giant’s Causeway, Game of Thrones’ Dark Hedges, and Belfast as you journey through Northern Ireland! Explore a diverse range of scenery, castles, adventure, history, and culture.

Enjoy light activities on your tour and immerse yourself in Ireland’s enchanting beauty. Check out our Ireland travel blog for more tips and inspiration before your big trip!

Please get in touch if you have any questions about this Western and Northern Ireland tour. Come with us on the authentic Irish experience of a lifetime!

Tours can be operated in reverse and combined with other tours that follow the same route for the best guest experience.

Due to our tours’ off-the-beaten-path locations, the size of our vehicles, and the fact that we cannot guarantee that all accommodation partners have ramps/elevators, unfortunately, our tours are not wheelchair accessible.

What is included and excluded on your 6-day Ireland 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 and kayaking to name a few! If due to weather conditions or reasons beyond our control and activity or experience is not going ahead, we do not issue refunds.

Our quest is to bring your price down and your tour experience up… to the max!

We can cater this tour to vegans, vegetarians, and pescatarians. All of the fish served to our guests is responsibly sourced and as fresh as it gets!

Included

  • 5 nights in local guest house and boutique hotel accommodationCarefully selected by our team
  • Professional, qualified Irish tour guide
  • Guided walking tour of Londonderry
  • Great breakfast
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Titanic experience
  • Entrance to Kylemore Abbey
  • Newgrange Visitor Centre
  • Giants Causeway experience
  • Slieve League
  • Aran Islands ferry
  • Aran Island bike hire
  • Guided Walkin’ Talkin’ Tastin’ tour of Galway
  • Transport to all locations by air-conditioned mini coach
  • All taxes

Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Food and drinks
  • GratuitiesOptional
  • Belfast black cab tour
  • Jaunting at the Aran Islands
  • Private room upgrade for solo travellersMandatory

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    Note: This is our current itinerary for this year. If you’re booking for next year, the plan could change slightly. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about this or our other tours!

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    The Wild West & North Ireland 6-Day Tour

    Itinerary — 6 Day Ireland & Northern Ireland Tour

    Note that the itinerary can change due to weather conditions, traffic, events, etc.
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    Day 1:Welcome to your Overland Ireland tour!

    You will meet our guide at your accommodation in Galway and they will direct you and the group to our local friends for a Walkin’ Talkin’ Tastin’ tour of Galway!

    Have them point out all their favourite spots while trying traditional Irish cuisine, tasting locally distilled gin, and learning about the rich history of Galway.

    You’ll have free time this afternoon to try on Claddagh rings, Galway shawls, and pass through The Spanish Arch to take in the famous Claddagh fishing village.

    This city is a destination for both tourists and Irish people, where entertainment is always high on the agenda. Its quirky medieval streets are alive with street entertainers and musicians all day. Its historic buildings are now home to many wonderful shops, bars, and restaurants.

    If you require help getting to Galway, contact us for more information on transportation.

    Day 2:From Galway to the Aran Islands to Connemara

    Total driving time: 1 hour 45 Minutes, excluding stops

    We leave Galway and drive west to Rossaveal Pier along the coast road. From Rossaveal, we will sail across Galway Bay to the Aran Islands. Our destination is the rugged Inishmore which is the largest of the three Aran Islands.

    We will explore the island by cycling through its meandering roads. You can also choose a jaunting cart (Horse and Buggy) to bring you along the way. This is an optional added cost that we will be happy to arrange for you.

    We will no doubt meet many locals and pick up a few words in “Gaelic” along the way.

    Our tour of the island will bring us to the stone fort of Dún Aengus, which lies 100m over the ocean, before making our way back to the mainland.

    We then leave Rossaveal for the stunning town of Clifden in Connemara. Along our route, we will take in the breathtaking views of Connemara National Park.

    Tonight you will sleep like a King or Queen at the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel. Be brought back in time with stories of Abbeyglen and the surrounding Clifden area followed by an evening toast. A castle stay is a must on our Ultimate Tour of Ireland!

    Note: The Aran Islands ferry crossings are weather permitting. If we feel it is unsafe to travel we will provide wonderful alternative plans for the group!

    Day 3:Connemara to Westport to Donegal

    Total driving time: 4 hours, excluding stops

    Today we start the morning with a wonderful tour of Kylemore Abbey and Gardens. You will have time to roam the abbey and Victorian Walled Garden on this 1000-acre estate overlooking Kylemore Lake and the majestic Connemara National Park.

    Heading further North through William Butler Yeats County, Sligo. Visit the source of inspiration for Yeats’ at the Glencar Waterfall. This 50-foot waterfall flows year-round, feeding from the even larger, Devil’s Chimney.

    This evening is spent overlooking the bay in Donegal Town. Located just minutes from one of Ireland’s largest fishing ports, you won’t be lost for good food, music, and a great time in this seaside town.

    Day 4:Donegal to Derry

    Total driving time: 3 hours, excluding stops

    Now it is time to explore the North West: the Hills of Donegal. We continue our Wild North and West Tour and embark on a magnificent drive over the Glengesh Pass and the Assaranca Waterfall. Discover remote stunning beaches, hidden caves and amazing views all around.

    Continue your exploration of the gorgeous hills of Donegal at the newly established Ardara Distillery. Learn about the tradition of whiskey and even have a taste of what Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw described as “liquid sunshine”

    Our next stop is Derry, Northern Ireland’s second-largest city, which is steeped in rich Irish history. We provide a walking tour of the city, helping visitors to learn about the Troubles. Derry is also here where we will spend the evening. Enjoy the amazing restaurants Derry has on offer.

    Day 5:The Giant’s Causeway to Belfast

    Total driving time: 3 hours, excluding stops

    Today will be both a test of mental strength and a celebration for your soul. The Giant’s Causeway is one of the most anticipated experiences in this small group tour of Ireland and it never disappoints.

    The Causeway Coastal Route is breath-taking to say the least. If you have the nerve, cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge and feel the exhilarating air beneath your feet.

    The opening of the bridge is weather dependent, but we can take in a visit to Dunluce Castle and hear great tales of battles fought won and lost in the middle ages.

    Game of Thrones fans will have officially landed in their spiritual home as we take a sneak peak at one of its most famous filming locations: The Dark Hedges.

    We will finish the day with an enthralling black cab tour of Belfast. This tour is optional but highly recommended. Alternatively, if you just need to take a break and relax, you can spend some time exploring the city’s coolest pubs, shops, and restaurants.

    Day 6:Belfast to Newgrange to Dublin

    Total driving time: 2 hours 30 minutes, excluding stops

    On this final morning, get ready for the full Titanic experience at Titanic Belfast.

    This splendid interactive visitor centre covers not only the building and sailing of the infamous ship but also the industrial history of Belfast and those who were integral in the building of the Titanic. Prepare to be moved by the wonderful stories told about the world’s most famous ship.

    Last but not least, we will visit the magical stone age passage tomb at Newgrange, richly decorated with neolithic art. On some dates, Newgrange is swapped for the amazing ancient ceremonial and burial site: the Hill of Tara.

    All good things must come to an end! We will say our fond farewells in Dublin City. If you have some time left in Ireland and would like to spend some time in Dublin your expert guide will arm you with great recommendations for things to see and do in the capital.

    Due to our tours’ off-the-beaten-path locations, the size of our vehicles, and the fact that we cannot guarantee that all accommodation partners have ramps/elevators, unfortunately, our tours are not wheelchair accessible.

    Note: This is our current itinerary for this year. If you’re booking for next year, the plan could change slightly. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about this or any other tour or check our frequently asked questions for answers to our most common questions!