The Wild West & North Ireland 6-Day Tour

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  • 6 Days
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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 Ireland and top it off with a sensational Northern Ireland tour. With a great 6-day itineray, 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 shorter trip our Magical Southern Explorer 5-Day Tour.

Challenge yourself to crossing the Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge and fall in love with bustling bohemian Galway City, famous around the world for its art and culture. Galway is even due to become 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 Northern Ireland and the beautiful South West of 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 activity 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 adventure 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!

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

Special dietary requirements or preferences? We can cater this tour to vegans, vegetarians, and pescatarians. All of the fish served to our guests is responsibly sourced and super fresh!


  • 5 nights local guest house accommodation, carefully selected by our team
  • Professional qualified Irish tour guide
  • Guided Walking Tour of Londonderry
  • Great breakfast
  • Entrance fees to National Parks
  • All taxes
  • Titanic Experience
  • Entrance to Kylemore Abbey
  • Newgrange Visitor Centre
  • Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge
  • Giants Causeway Experience
  • Slieve League
  • Aran Islands Ferry
  • Aran island Bike Hire
  • Guided Walking Tour of Galway
  • Transport to all locations by Air-conditioned Mini Coach


  • Lunch and dinner
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Belfast Black Cab Tour
  • Jaunting at the Aran Islands
  • Horse-Riding
  • Private Room Upgrade for Solo Travellers

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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.

    Day 1: SundayDublin to Belfast

    We begin the first day of your adventure with a visit to the magical stone age passage tomb at Newgrange which is richly decorated by megalithic art. After exploring this Neolithic structure we will travel north to Belfast.

    Next up this afternoon is the full Titanic experience at Titanic Belfast. This splendid interactive visitor centre was voted the world’s leading tourist attraction in 2016. Prepare to be moved by the wonderful stories told about the world’s most famous ship.

    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 breath and chill, you can spend some time exploring the city’s coolest pubs, shops and restaurants.

    Total driving time: 2 hours 30 minutes, excluding stops

    Day 2: MondayThe Giant’s Causeway to Derry

    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 features of this tour and it never disappoints. The Causeway Coastal Route is breath-taking and while crossing Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge you will feel the exhilaration of the air beneath your feet while the anticipation builds.

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

    Our next stop is Londonderry, Northern Ireland’s second largest city, steeped in rich history. Explore the city by night and look forward to a tour of the walled city on day 3.

    Total driving time: 3 hours, excluding stops

    Day 3: TuesdayDerry to the Hills of Donegal

    Before leaving Derry, let our friends take you on a walking tour of the city. Understand the struggles of our past and the long road to current peaceful times in the North.

    Now it is time to venture into the wild northwest – The hills of Donegal. We continue our exploration of Northern Ireland and embark on a magnificent drive over the Glengesh Pass, on to Maghera Beach and by Assaranca Waterfall.

    One of our highlights today will be the stunning views and a walk along one of the highest cliffs in Europe – Slieve League which stands over 600m above the Wild Atlantic Ocean. Our accommodation tonight is in the picturesque village of Ardara, County Donegal.

    Total driving time: 3 hours 30 minutes, excluding stops

    Day 4: WednesdayWestport to Connemara

    Today’s road trip will take you through William Butler Yeat’s County – Sligo and down towards Ireland’s favourite town – Westport!

    Our time in Westport begins with a wonderful walking tour of the town and a fabulous lunch to set yourself up for an unforgettable journey through Connemara National Park and the famous Famine Trail.

    We will arrive at Kylemore Abbey in the heart of Connemara in the afternoon. 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.

    Stay in Clifden and discover some great bars, restaurants and nightly music and have a chat with the locals over a pint of the Black Stuff!

    This year we have added the option of staying in Ballynahinch Castle!

    Total driving time: 4 hours, excluding stops

    Day 5: ThursdayThe Aran Islands

    After a short drive cross country to Rossaveal Pier on Galway Baywe take the ferry to the Aran Islands. We will land on rugged Inishmore, the largest of the three Aran Islands.

    We explore the Island by bicycle or by special request jaunting. Our route will take in the stone fort of Dún Aonghasa, which lies 100m over the ocean before making our way back to the mainland. While you are there you might pick up a few words of “Gaelic”from the locals and maybe get an original Aran Sweater!

    Our departure from Rossaveal is the start of our Galway adventure. We will hug the coastline into bustling bohemian Galway. Expect a great atmosphere, entertaining street performers and plenty of craic in this much celebrated town.

    Total driving time: 2 hours, excluding stops

    Day 6: FridayGalway to Dublin

    Galway is a city that has its Medieval history at its very heart. Now that you have a “feel” for Galway, our guide will take you down the narrow medieval streets where you can duck in and out of brightly coloured shops.

    Try on Claddagh Rings, Galway shawls and pass through The Spanish Arch to take in the famous Claddagh fishing village.

    Transportation is provided with the GoBus, a direct bus from Galway to Dublin city centre or Dublin Airport in case you need to catch a flight home.

    Total driving time: 2 hours 30 minutes, excluding stops

    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 our other tours!