Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way (land tour) - waitlist open

Dates: Sunday, June 9, 2019 to Sunday, June 23, 2019 (15 days)
Tour Leader: Stephen Mandal

This journey takes you through the archaeology, history, and landscapes of Ireland’s “Wild Atlantic Way,” from south to north along the west coast of Ireland. Explore the breathtaking landscape of the Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, visiting numerous off-the-beaten-track monuments from all periods of Irish history. Heading northwards into the incredible karst limestone region of the Burren, County Clare, you will enjoy stunning cliff-top views out to the Atlantic and visit intriguing sites set in a unique geological and ecological landscape. Travel onwards to Clare Island, off the coast of County Mayo, the most surveyed island in the world in terms of geology, ecology, and archaeology. From here we head to County Sligo and Yeats’s country, where you will explore the lives and monuments of the first farmers in Ireland and walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims, who in turn respected the traditions of even more ancient peoples. The final leg of your journey will be in Northern Ireland, learning about the region’s turbulent modern history, and venturing into the wonderfully remote and stunningly beautiful County of Donegal. Travel in a small group of no more than 12 travelers and enjoy the personal attention and service of a highly respected Irish academic lecturer/host and a charming tour manager, plus a host of specialist guest guides.


Tour prices per person (13 nights)

Double occupancy (10-12 participants) $8,895
Double occupancy (8-9 participants) $9,695
Single Supplement (limited availability) $945

Single room supplement will be charged when requested or required. With fewer than 8 participants a small group surcharge may be applied.

For questions, and to reserve your space, please contact AIA Tours at: 800-748-6262 or aia@studytours.org

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Itinerary

Sunday, June 9, 2019: Depart Home
Monday, June 10: Arrive Shannon, County Clare, Ireland | Limerick, County Limerick | Welcome reception
Tuesday, June 11: Lough Gur | Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry | Ballyferriter
Wednesday, June 12: The Dingle Peninsula
Thursday, June 13: Alice and Gwendoline Cave, County Clare | The Burren | Cliffs of Moher | Lahinch
Friday, June 14:  Cahercommaun | Parknabinnia | Temple Cronan | Poulnabrone dolmen
Saturday, June 15: Kilmacduagh | Corcomroe Abbey
Sunday, June 16: Doolin Ferry for Inishmore, Aran Islands | Dún Aonghasa | Inishmore Ferry for Rossaveel | Galway
Monday, June 17: Westport, County Mayo | Roonagh for Clare Island
Tuesday, June 18: Clare Island | Roonagh | Sligo, County Sligo
Wednesday, June 19: Knocknarea | Culleenamore Strand | Carrowmore | Sligo
Thursday, June 20: Drumcliff | Creevykeel | Enniskillen, Northern Ireland
Friday, June 21: Derry-Londonderry city tour | Grianan of Aileach
Saturday, June 22: Clonmacnoise, County Offaly, Ireland | Shannon, County Clare | Farewell reception
Sunday, June 23: Fly Home

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If you have any additional questions, please email us at aia@studytours.org (and include your full name) or call us toll-free at (800) 748-6262 (toll: 603-756-2884).

Related PDFs

  • https://www.archaeological.org/sites/default/files/irelandwalking6-19_resform.pdf
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