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Ireland North to South Hiking

Dublin, Ireland to Dublin, Ireland

Ireland North to South Hiking
Ireland's legendary "Wild Atlantic Way" runs the length of the country, from the northernmost point at Inishowen Peninsula to Mizen Head in the south. On this epic Ireland hiking tour, traverse the most spectacular 70 miles of the 400-mile route. Walk along dramatic clifftops and white-sand beaches, taking in Ireland's iconic sites, including the Giant's Causeway, Donegal Town, the Aran Islands, the Cliffs of Moher, Dingle, and the Lakes of Killarney. With warm Irish hospitality, resident guides and a pint waiting at the end of each day, you may never want to go home!
  • Hike the most stunning 65 miles of Ireland's famous 400-mile Wild Atlantic Way
  • Witness Lonely Planet's top 2018 destination-the Giant's Causeway, with its awe-inspiring cliffs
  • Spend days exploring Ireland's jaw-dropping landscapes, quaint fishing villages, and vibrant pub culture

Minimum Age: 18
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
11 Nights Starting At
May 07, 2023 through May 18, 2023
Book by:
May 03, 2023 7:00 PM
Itinerary Overview
Day 2
Reach the Giant's Causeway
Day 3
Hike the Inishowen Peninsula
Day 5
Climb to the Summit of Croagh Patrick
Day 7
Explore the Aran Islands
Day 8
See the Cliffs of Moher
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Dates & prices
Additional
Offers
May 07, 2023

to May 18, 2023

11 Nights from $6,995.00 (USD) Per Person
May 03, 2023 7:00 PM
May 28, 2023

to June 08, 2023

11 Nights from $6,995.00 (USD) Per Person
May 24, 2023 7:00 PM
June 25, 2023

to July 06, 2023

11 Nights from $6,995.00 (USD) Per Person
June 21, 2023 7:00 PM
August 13, 2023

to August 24, 2023

11 Nights from $6,995.00 (USD) Per Person
August 09, 2023 7:00 PM
September 10, 2023

to September 21, 2023

11 Nights from $6,995.00 (USD) Per Person
September 06, 2023 7:00 PM
Additional
Offers
May 07, 2023

May 18, 2023

May 28, 2023

June 08, 2023

June 25, 2023

July 06, 2023

August 13, 2023

August 24, 2023

September 10, 2023

September 21, 2023

Accommodations
MT Sobek: Ireland North to South Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 3
Everglades Hotel

Overlooking the River Foyle, this elegant hotel boasts bright, warmly decorated rooms that feature en suite bathrooms, TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as tea and coffeemaking equipment. There's an airy grill restaurant and a library bar, plus a guest lounge.

Day: 1, duration: 3
Bishop's Gate Hotel

Located within the historic Cathedral Quarter of Derry City, the Bishop's Gate Hotel was built over 100 years ago and has maintained its traditional Edwardian architecture style. Each guestroom has modern amenities, such as satellite TV, a coffee maker and Wi-Fi, and has elegant accents to keep with the hotel's heritage. Sip on champagne at The Wig bar or tea in the Hervey Library to unwind at the end of the day.

Day: 2, duration: 2
Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa

In a castlelike building on a village road, this family-run hotel is features en suite bathrooms, satellite TV, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. WiFi is complimentary in public areas. There's a restaurant with an airy formal dining room, plus a laid-back bar/lounge serving light meals.

Day: 4, duration: 2
Westport Plaza Hotel

Located close to the town of Westport, the elegant Westport Plaza Hotel features spacious rooms, with a Jacuzzi bath and separate shower in the en suite bathroom. Savor sophisticated European food at the Merlot Restaurant, take a quick break at the Plaza Bar over cocktails, indulge in one of Spa Sula's massages or facials, or unwind in its thermal suite.

Day: 6, duration: 2
Park House Hotel

Sitting in the heart of Galway City right next to Eyre Square, Park House Hotel is a stone's throw away from many attractions. The guest rooms are quiet, clean, and comfortable and The Park House is one of Galway's most popular restaurants, offering full Irish breakfasts and scrumptious dinners. An extremely hospitable staff make guests feel right at home.

Day: 8, duration: 2
Dingle Benners Hotel

This traditional manor house hotel offers airy, classic rooms featuring vintage-style furnishings and en suite bathrooms. Each comes with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Room service is offered.

Day: 10, duration: 2
Great Southern Killarney

Opened in 1854, the Great Southern Killarney retains its elegant Victorian style and old-world charm. The luxurious rooms showcase a full spectrum of plush perks. Surrounded by delightful gardens, it serves locally sourced food at the Garden Room Restaurant, casual food and fine whiskies at The Punchbowl Bar, afternoon tea in the Grand Foyer, and drinks in the Killarney Wine Rooms.

Guides
MT Sobek: Ireland North to South Hiking

Paul Quinn
Paul has been exploring Ireland’s wild places for over 30 years, and is greatly appreciative of the opportunity to channel his love for the outdoors as a working mountain guide. He is deeply passionate about the people and culture of Ireland, and finding adventure in the Emerald Isle. His guests describe him as knowledgeable, caring, attentive, and energetic. When he’s not guiding, Paul loves adventure racing. 





Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Ireland North to South Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Ireland North to South Hiking

Reason #01

MT Sobek is the only North American company to offer the north to south coastal route along Ireland's legendary Wild Atlantic Way.

Reason #02

We've isolated the most beautiful 70 miles of the route to create an approachable itinerary that you won't find anywhere else.

Reason #03

Our resident guides provide spontaneous opportunities to experience authentic pub life, live traditional Irish music, and a culture of camaraderie.

Activities

Moderate hikes and scenic drives through Ireland's iconic landscapes, taking in archaeological sites, art galleries and craft shops, paired with heartwarming Irish hospitality.

Lodging

From elegant historic hotels with gorgeous grounds to modern city hotels jam-packed with amenities, all featuring warm, welcoming service.

Climate

The climate is actually rather mild, with an average yearly temperature around 50°F. Expect a bit of rain during your trip.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Plan to arrive at the Dublin Airport (DUB) by 8:00AM on Day 1. After customs, you will be met by your guide or an MT Sobek representative and transferred to Derry, where the trip will start.

Is this really a hiking trip?

Yes. Come prepared for actual hiking in the outdoors. This is not a light touring experience.

What is the best type of shoe/boot for this trip?

The perfect footwear for this trip is a medium-weight, waterproof hiking boot.

Do I need hiking poles for this trip?

The terrain is often wet and uneven, so hiking poles will really assist with balance on varying terrain.

What is the food like on this trip?

The food on this trip is outstanding. There are ample fresh vegetables and plenty of fish, and other meats. The bread and cheese is also delicious.

Can I skip any of the hikes if I need a rest day?

Yes. We will be staying in some hotels for multiple nights, giving you the opportunity to take a day off to explore the village or simply relax at the hotel.

MT Sobek: Ireland North to South Hiking

Day: 1, duration: 3
Everglades Hotel

Overlooking the River Foyle, this elegant hotel boasts bright, warmly decorated rooms that feature en suite bathrooms, TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as tea and coffeemaking equipment. There's an airy grill restaurant and a library bar, plus a guest lounge.

Day: 1, duration: 3
Bishop's Gate Hotel

Located within the historic Cathedral Quarter of Derry City, the Bishop's Gate Hotel was built over 100 years ago and has maintained its traditional Edwardian architecture style. Each guestroom has modern amenities, such as satellite TV, a coffee maker and Wi-Fi, and has elegant accents to keep with the hotel's heritage. Sip on champagne at The Wig bar or tea in the Hervey Library to unwind at the end of the day.

Day: 2, duration: 2
Ballyliffin Lodge & Spa

In a castlelike building on a village road, this family-run hotel is features en suite bathrooms, satellite TV, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. WiFi is complimentary in public areas. There's a restaurant with an airy formal dining room, plus a laid-back bar/lounge serving light meals.

Day: 4, duration: 2
Westport Plaza Hotel

Located close to the town of Westport, the elegant Westport Plaza Hotel features spacious rooms, with a Jacuzzi bath and separate shower in the en suite bathroom. Savor sophisticated European food at the Merlot Restaurant, take a quick break at the Plaza Bar over cocktails, indulge in one of Spa Sula's massages or facials, or unwind in its thermal suite.

Day: 6, duration: 2
Park House Hotel

Sitting in the heart of Galway City right next to Eyre Square, Park House Hotel is a stone's throw away from many attractions. The guest rooms are quiet, clean, and comfortable and The Park House is one of Galway's most popular restaurants, offering full Irish breakfasts and scrumptious dinners. An extremely hospitable staff make guests feel right at home.

Day: 8, duration: 2
Dingle Benners Hotel

This traditional manor house hotel offers airy, classic rooms featuring vintage-style furnishings and en suite bathrooms. Each comes with free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Room service is offered.

Day: 10, duration: 2
Great Southern Killarney

Opened in 1854, the Great Southern Killarney retains its elegant Victorian style and old-world charm. The luxurious rooms showcase a full spectrum of plush perks. Surrounded by delightful gardens, it serves locally sourced food at the Garden Room Restaurant, casual food and fine whiskies at The Punchbowl Bar, afternoon tea in the Grand Foyer, and drinks in the Killarney Wine Rooms.

MT Sobek: Ireland North to South Hiking

Paul Quinn
Paul has been exploring Ireland’s wild places for over 30 years, and is greatly appreciative of the opportunity to channel his love for the outdoors as a working mountain guide. He is deeply passionate about the people and culture of Ireland, and finding adventure in the Emerald Isle. His guests describe him as knowledgeable, caring, attentive, and energetic. When he’s not guiding, Paul loves adventure racing. 





MT Sobek: Ireland North to South Hiking

Inclusions
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage

Exclusions
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Ireland North to South Hiking

Reason #01

MT Sobek is the only North American company to offer the north to south coastal route along Ireland's legendary Wild Atlantic Way.

Reason #02

We've isolated the most beautiful 70 miles of the route to create an approachable itinerary that you won't find anywhere else.

Reason #03

Our resident guides provide spontaneous opportunities to experience authentic pub life, live traditional Irish music, and a culture of camaraderie.

Activities

Moderate hikes and scenic drives through Ireland's iconic landscapes, taking in archaeological sites, art galleries and craft shops, paired with heartwarming Irish hospitality.

Lodging

From elegant historic hotels with gorgeous grounds to modern city hotels jam-packed with amenities, all featuring warm, welcoming service.

Climate

The climate is actually rather mild, with an average yearly temperature around 50°F. Expect a bit of rain during your trip.

Who will meet me on arrival?

Plan to arrive at the Dublin Airport (DUB) by 8:00AM on Day 1. After customs, you will be met by your guide or an MT Sobek representative and transferred to Derry, where the trip will start.

Is this really a hiking trip?

Yes. Come prepared for actual hiking in the outdoors. This is not a light touring experience.

What is the best type of shoe/boot for this trip?

The perfect footwear for this trip is a medium-weight, waterproof hiking boot.

Do I need hiking poles for this trip?

The terrain is often wet and uneven, so hiking poles will really assist with balance on varying terrain.

What is the food like on this trip?

The food on this trip is outstanding. There are ample fresh vegetables and plenty of fish, and other meats. The bread and cheese is also delicious.

Can I skip any of the hikes if I need a rest day?

Yes. We will be staying in some hotels for multiple nights, giving you the opportunity to take a day off to explore the village or simply relax at the hotel.

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.

Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.