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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$819.47 Multi-day & Extended Tours

9-Day All Ireland Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin-Golden vale-Dingle Peninsula  Then visit the beautiful Rock of Castle Dunamase, in the afternoon stop at the beautiful heritage town of Adare. Tonight, stay in your very own Irish pub, the Randy Leprechaun on the Dingle Peninsula, where we include a complimentary Irish welcome drink. Day 2: Dingle Peninsula-Killarney Today take the short drive to Dingle. Then it's off around Slea Head and back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping and lunch. Complete the day with a visit to Inch beach, before continuing on to Killarney where you stay for the next 2 nights. Day 3: Killarney-Ring of Kerry-Killarney The day begins with a horse and cart ride through Killarney National Park (own expense) or horseback ride through the park (own expense).The afternoon is filled with the delights of Killarney National Park. Day 4: Killarney-Blarney-Cobh-Cork The day begins by crossing the Cork and Kerry mountains and heading for Blarney Castle. Visit the Castle and kiss the Blarney stone. The next stop is Cork, where your guide shall point out some of the city's highlights. Finally, spend the night in Cork. Day 5: Cork-Cliffs of Moher-Galway The first stop will be for a photo of the beautiful Bunratty Castle.Today's emphasis shall be the Wild Atlantic way, visiting the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin and the Burren. Your journey takes you along the West Coast of Clare and Galway Bay before stopping at Corcomroe Abbey. Overnight in Galway. Day 6: Galway-Derry The first stop today is the charming village of Cong, visiting Cong Abbey before heading off through parts of Connemara to the Museum of Country Life. Visit W.B Yeat's final resting place in Drumcliff Abbey. Our final stop is the portal tomb of Creevykeel. Overnight is in Derry. Day 7: Derry-Donegal-Belfast or Derry Begin today with an excellent in-depth walking tour of Derry's walls and the well known Bogside district. Onwards to Grianan of Aileach, a hilltop fort, then Glenveagh National Park in the afternoon. Then it's onwards to Northern Ireland's capital, Belfast or Derry (depending on availability) where you spend the night. Day 8: Belfast or Derry-Giant's Causeway-Belfast Visit the Dark Hedges, famed by the 'Game of Thrones'. The next stop is the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge (seasonal, cross at your own risk). Next it's the Giant's Causeway, then end the day at Dunluce castle before returning to Belfast for the final night. Day 9: Belfast-Dublin Begin the day with the Titanic Experience. After, take a city tour of the highlights of Belfast. Then it's off to Dublin where the tour will stop en-route at Monasterboice. This tour drops at Dublin airport at approximately 4pm and Dublin city center at approximately 4:30pm.

$831.36 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!

$3091.14 Tours & Sightseeing

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 Restaurant Day 2: Dingle Village & South Pole Inn Highlight of the day:  Cliff walk into Dingle/ Overnight:  Dingle Town/ Restaurant Suggestion: An Canteen Day 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 Island Highlight of the day:  Hike Slea Head/ Overnight:  Dingle Town/ Restaurant Suggestion:  The Chart House  Day 5: Killarney National Park & The Gap Of Dunloe Highlight 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 Restaurant Day 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 Tavern Day 15: Belfast City & Return To Dublin. 

$380.59 Private & Custom 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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