Welcome to Glenveagh National Park

Such serenity came at a heavy price. The land was once farmed by 244 tenants, who were forcibly evicted by landowner John George Adair in the winter of 1861 following what he called a 'conspiracy', but really because their presence obstructed his vision for the valley. Adair put the final touches on his paradise by building the spectacular lakeside Glenveagh Castle (1870–73), while his wife, Adelia, introduced the park's definitive red deer and rhododendrons.

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$786.66 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day All Ireland Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin - Glendalough - Kilkenny Castle - Waterford City  • Drive through Wicklow Mountains • Explore Glendalough • Kilkenny - Cathedrals, Church's, Abbeys, Castle • Viking Settlement - Waterford City (overnight) Day 2: Waterford City - Waterford Crystal - Blarney Castle - Dingle Peninsula • Waterford Crystal factory • Blarney Castle - Two hours to explore the castle and gardens • Blarney Woolen Mills - Worlds Largest Irish Store • Dingle Peninsula (overnight) Day 3: Dingle Peninsula - Slea Head - Killarney • Dingle - Celebrated for having most pubs in Ireland for a town of its size, 52 pubs and 2000 people. • Slea Head - Beehive Huts from 2000BC - Sleeping Giant - Blasket Islands • Inch Beach - Ireland's longest beach • Killarney (overnight) Day 4: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Killarney • Ring of Kerry - famous for it's jaw droppping cliff views, mountains, and ancient pagan forts. • Horse and cart or Horseback ride through Killarney National Park (optional) • Killarney National Park - Molls Gap - Torc Waterfall - Ladies View • Killarney (overnight) Day 5: Killarney - Cliffs of Moher & Burren - Doolin - Galway • Bunratty Castle (photo opportunity) • Cliffs of Moher - over 700 ft in height • The Burren - a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years •  Galway (overnight) Ireland's cultural capital Day 6: Galway - Cong - Country Life Museum (Castlebar) - Letterkenny • Cong - Ashford Castle • Connemara to the Museum of Country Life. • Drumcliff Abbey - Resting place of W.B. Yeats • Letterkenny (overnight) Day 7: Letterkenny - Glenveagh National Park - Derry - Letterkenny • Glenveagh National Park  • Derry / Londonderry - in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls (1613) • Letterkenny (overnight) Day 8: Letterkenny - Giants Causeway - Rope Bridge - Glens of Antrim - Belfast • Giant's Causeway - 37,000 basalt columns form stepping stones leading from Ireland to Scotland • Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge - (cross if you dare by making a small charitable donation to the National Trust!) • Antrim Coast - fantastic views of Whitepark Bay • Belfast (overnight) Day 9: Belfast - Dublin • Belfast City Tour - City Hall, Queen's University, Botanic Gardens • Titanic Belfast • Black Taxi Tour (optional) - political murals and of course the Peace Walls which divide the Catholic Republican from the Protestant Loyalist communities. • Arrive Dublin Airport approx 4.30pm, Dublin approx 5pm A full in-depth itinerary is available under the Additional info section.

$1043.37 Outdoor Activities

7 Day Crozier - North Ireland Adventure

DAY 1: Dublin to Belfast - Failte Romhat; (Welcome), Your tour starts when we leave the capital city of Dublin and make our way the majestic Northern Ireland. En route we will climb to the summit of the extinct volcanic mountain of Slieve Gullion, In Belfast, choose from many excellent activities such as; Black Taxi Tour, 3-hour historical walking tour or Belfast bike tour. In the evening, be sure to visit the quirky bars of the Cathedral Quarter and the beautiful murals on the walls of the alleyways.DAY 2: Antrim Coast & Ballintoy - From Belfast, we will be taking the breath-taking Antrim coast road. En Route we will take in several Game of Thrones locations. Along the way, we visit the stunning Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge where you can sway Indiana Jones’ style over the choppy Atlantic Ocean below. This will be followed by an amazing hike along the Causeway Coastal route, from Ballintoy harbour to WhitePark Bay. DAY 3: Giants Causeway & Derry City - After a ‘wee’ photo stop at ‘The Dark Hedges’, this morning we hike along the North’s top tourist attractions The Giants Causeway. The Giant’s Causeway, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, is the only World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. After a few well-earned tastings and guided tour of Irelands, oldest working distillery, Bushmills., we travel along the coast to the historic Derry city.DAY 4: Derry to Donegal - This morning we experience one of the Best Walking Tour on the Island of Ireland. Afterwards, we visit the hilltop fort of An Grianan Aileach, an ancient stone fort with breathtaking views from the top. Onwards then to explore the remote and hauntingly beautiful wilderness of Glenveagh National park by bike or by foot. Day 5: Donegal to Westport - This morning we walk along Europe’s highest sea cliffs, Slieve league. Afterwards, we travel through the wilds of Northwest Mayo and stand at the edge of the world at Downpatrick Head.  Arriving at Westport town in the early evening.DAY 6: Free day – Westport - Most travellers want to either cycle the great western greenway or climb Croagh Patrick. Other activities include fishing, golf, horse riding and many watersports such as;  surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and RIB tours are all just minutes away from Westport. DAY 7: Westport to Dublin - After a morning exploring the brightly coloured streets of Westport, we will get a great insight into old country life in Ireland, with a visit to the museum of country life. Afterwards, we make our way back over the river Shannon to the east of Ireland. After a tremendous day, it’s time to head back to the city of  Dublin. This is where your Irish Adventure ends, we hope you have enjoyed your time spent with us!

$2967.36 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Walking tour - Emerald - 15 Day

Day 1: Wicklow Mountains & Glendalough Monastic Site Highlight of the day:  Glendalough Monastic Site/ Overnight:  Laragh Village - Wicklow/ Restaurant Suggestion:  The Wicklow Heather RestaurantDay 2: Dingle Village & South Pole Inn Highlight of the day:  Cliff walk into Dingle/ Overnight:  Dingle Town/ Restaurant Suggestion: An CanteenDay 3: Mount Brandon & Connors Pass Highlight of the day:  Climbing up Mt Brandon/ Overnight:  Dingle Town/ Restaurant Suggestion: Walkers Bar & Restaurant Day 4: Slea Head Walk & Views of The Blasket IslandHighlight of the day:  Hike Slea Head/ Overnight:  Dingle Town/ Restaurant Suggestion:  The Chart House Day 5: Killarney National Park & The Gap Of DunloeHighlight of the day:  The Gap of Dunloe & the lakes of Killarney/ Overnight:  Killarney/ Restaurant Suggestion:  Bricin Restaurant Day 6: Cliffs Of Moher Walk Highlight of the day:  Cliffs Of Moher/ Overnight:  Lahinch/ Restaurant Suggestion:  The Cornerstone Day 7: The Burren & Galway City Highlight of the day:  Walk through The Burren/ Overnight: Clifden/ Restaurant Suggestion: Ardagh RestaurantDay 8: Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Highlight of the day: Visit Kylemore Abbey/ Overnight: Clifden/ Restaurant Suggestion: Guy’s Bar & Snug Restaurant Day 9: Connemara & Killary Fjord Highlight of the day:  Hike the famous famine walk/ Overnight:  Clifden/ Restaurant Suggestion: Guys Bar & Snug Day 10: Sligo & Amazing Beach Walks Highlight of the day:  Walk along Mullagmore Beach/ Overnight: Donegal/ Restaurant Suggestion: The Harbour Restaurant Day 11: Donegal & The Mighty Slieve League Cliffs Highlight of the day: Slieve League Cliffs/ Overnight: Donegal/ Restaurant Suggestion: The Village Tavern Day 12: Glenveagh National Park Highlight of the day:  Hike through Glenveagh National Park/ Overnight:  Donegal/ Restaurant Suggestion:  Manhattan Steakhouse Day 13: Derry & Dunluce Castle Highlight of the day: Walk along Derry City Walls/ Overnight:  Ballintoy/ Restaurant Suggestion: The Fullerton Arms Day 14: The Giants Causeway & Coastal Walk Highlight of the day:  The Giant’s Causeway Coastal Walk/ Overnight:  Ballintoy/ Restaurant Suggestion:  The Fullerton TavernDay 15: Belfast City & Return To Dublin. 

$365.35 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Private Tour to Gweedore, County Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way

This is 3 day tour with two nights Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Gweedore, Co Donegal on the Wild Atlantic Way with Pick-up/drop-off at your accommodation or airport/port in Dublin City- Visit the beautiful Glenveagh National Park and also visit Glenveagh Castle and gardens for a cup of coffee and cake ( entry fee included in price of tour )- Hike up the famous Mt Errigal, the highest mountain in Donegal, where you get the opportunity to take in spectacular views of the Donegal mountains and coastline Islands on a clear day.  Alternatively, easier graded hikes can be organised upon request.- Music Session in a local bar.  (Our instructors/guides are musicians also and will sing a few well known Irish songs)- Walk on secluded beaches and your guide will bring you to excellent locations for the perfect photographs- Eat at famous singer Enya's family bar and restaurant- Option to go Rock Climbing & Abseiling on the beautiful Cruit Island off the coast of Donegal, along the Wild Atlantic Way at no extra cost. (all equipment is included and no experience is required)- 2-nights accommodation in a B&B with Breakfast included- All transport included along with an Irish guide

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