Discover the Wild Atlantic Way and historic Kinsale and west Cork on this 7 hour private luxury tour. Explore the magnificent and scenic Charles "Star Shaped" Fort, uncover the ancient ruins of Timoleague Abbey and wander the colourful, narrow streets and laneways of the medieval town of Kinsale. All this while meandering along the Wild Atlantic Way and rolling countryside of west Cork.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Charles Fort, Kinsale, County CorkCharles Fort dates from the late 1600's and offers great views and history over Kinsale bay and town. Protecting Kinsale from sea attack. You may just want to take pictures at this beautiful spot or perhaps visit the 23 acre fortress at your leisure, the choice is yours.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Kinsale Tourist Information OfficeKinsale town is a wonderful and charming medley of wandering laneways and street filled with history, an ancient church, castle and fabulous boutique shops and restaurants. Kinsale is known as the gourmet capital of Ireland. Spend a short time enjoying this unique Irish town. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Old Head of Kinsale Irish Coastguard StationTouring the Wild Atlantic Way is one of the greatest touring routes in the world. Starting in Kinsale, the Wild Atlantic Way rises up to the Old Coastguard Station viewing point on the Old Head of Kinsale where we stop for some beautiful cliff views and history. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Timoleague Franciscan Friary, Timoleague, County CorkTimoleague is a pretty farming village nestled at the estuary of a bay on the Wild Atlantic Way. Dominated by the Franciscan Friary that is credited with bringing bee keeping to Ireland this village gives a real sense of what life is like in rural Ireland. Its also a great place to stop for some amazing food if the short hop into Clonakilty is too far to go!Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Clonakilty Park Adventure Centre, Clonakilty, County CorkClonakilty is a bustling town and one of the gems of west Cork. Home to Irish rebel Micheal Collins, Clonakilty is a pleasure to stroll through and full of interesting stories and history. If you fancy a whiskey, you could visit the Clonakilty Whiskey Distillery in the town or the Micheal Collins Museum or perhaps just enjoy a short trip out to Inchydoney beach, one of the best beaches in Ireland. Duration: 1 hour