The Wild West & North Tour

Jewel Tour

The Wild West and North Tour Map
your irish experience begins here!

How much can you pack into a 6 day tour in Ireland?

A Lot!

Jewel Tours are perfect for going at a smoother pace whilst enjoying light activity. Get the absolute best of the West and top it off with a sensational tour of Northern Ireland on our Wild West and North Tour. Feel refreshed as we journey alongside the Wild Atlantic Ocean.

Fall in love with bustling bohemian Galway City which is world-famous in arts and culture and will become the European Capital of Culture for 2020. 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 throughout your tour.

Make unforgettable memories at The Giant’s Causeway, Game of Thrones’ Dark Hedges and Belfast as you journey through the kingdom of Northern Ireland. Our small group tours of Ireland explores a diverse range of scenery, castles, adventure, history and culture. Enjoy light activity on your tour and enjoy the smooth pace to immerse in Ireland’s beauty.

Go on… let us give you a real Irish experience!

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€1,299
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tour name:

The Wild West & North Tour

tour type:

Jewel Tour

duration:

6 days

tour highlights:

it’s your holiday. do it your way!

it’s your holiday.
do it your way!

what to expect on your tour

Your Adventure Starts Here | Overland Ireland | Adventure tours along the Wild Atlantic Way

your irish experience begins here!

Get off the Beaten Track and see Ireland through Irish Eyes on your Overland Ireland Ultimate Small Group Tour

Day 1: Sunday – Dublin to Belfast
Day 1: Sunday
Dublin to Belfast

Titanic Experience Belfast on your Wild West and North Tour of Ireland

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

total driving time: 2 hours 30 minutes

excluding stops

The Ultimate Tour of Ireland - Small Groups, Big Experiences on your Overland Ireland Ultimate Small Group Tour

Day 2: Monday – The Giant’s Causeway to Derry
Day 2: Monday
The Giant’s Causeway to Derry

Carrick-a-Rede Bridge on your Wild West and North Tour of Ireland

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

total driving time: 3 hours

excluding stops
excluding stops

Carrick-a-Rede Bridge on your Wild West and North Tour of Ireland

Traditional Music Sessions and Local Craft Beers on your Ultimate Ireland Small Group Tour

Day 3: Tuesday – Derry to the Hills of Donegal
Day 3: Tuesday
Derry to the Hills of Donegal

Londonderry on your Wild West and North Tour of Ireland

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

total driving time: 3 hours 30 minutes

excluding stops
excluding stops

Comfortable Accommodation on your Overland Ireland Small Group Tour

Day 4: Wednesday – Westport to Connemara
Day 4: Wednesday
Westport to Connemara

Experience Westport on your Wild West and North Tour of Ireland

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

total driving time: 4 hours

excluding stops
excluding stops

Experience Westport on your Wild West and North Tour of Ireland

Your Fully Guided Overland Ireland Small Group Tour Lets You Meet Friendly Locals

Day 5: Thursday – The Aran Islands
Day 5: Thursday
The Aran Islands

Aran Islands on your Wild West and North Tour of Ireland

After a short drive cross country to Rossaveal Pier on Galway Bay we 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

total driving time: 2 hours

excluding stops
excluding stops

Its Your Holiday, Do It Your Way - Your Ultimate Ireland Small Group Tour

Day 6: Friday – Galway to Dublin
Day 6: Friday
Galway to Dublin

Discover Galway on your Wild West and North Tour of Ireland

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

total driving time: 2 hours 30 minutes

excluding stops
excluding stops

Discover Galway on your Wild West and North Tour of Ireland

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what is included and excluded in your 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, WiFi on board and kayaking to name a few!

Our quest is to bring your price down and your tour experience up… to the max! This is possible with the power of a smaller group tour – the more people the merrier and certainly the more people the cheaper price!

included

5 nights local guest house accommodation, carefully selected by our team

Professional qualified Irish tour guide

Guided Walking Tour of Londonderry

Great breakfast

Transport to all locations by air-conditioned mini coach

Entrance fees to National Parks

All taxes

Bottled water on board

Titanic Experience

Entrance to Kylemore Abbey

We know everyone’s budget and taste for food are different, so lunch and dinners are not included in your tour price. You have the freedom to choose from fine-dining or simply having some fish and chips. There are so many places along the way to suit all taste buds and all budgets. So you will be spoiled for choice! Vegans and vegetarians can enjoy great menus too from cafés and restaurants that cater for any dietary requirements.

excluded

Lunch and dinner

Food and Drinks

Gratuities (optional)

Belfast Black Cab Tour

Jaunting at the Aran Islands

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge on our Small Group Tours of Ireland