Private Tours from Shannon Airport, situated on Ireland’s west coast offer the discerning visitor to Ireland a gateway to Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, a route offering over 1,500 miles of dramatic coastal scenery stretching from Kinsale, Co. Cork to Lough Foyle in County Donegal.

The Wild Atlantic Way route has become one of the best known driving and touring routes in Europe, and further afield. It offers endless dramatic scenery, coves, little fishing villages, mountains combined with seascape and plenty of lovely pubs and restaurants on the route to stop and enjoy.

Covering nine of the Republic of Ireland’s twenty six counties, it can rightly claim to combine the most scenic parts of Ireland. Seven of those nine counties have a lot to explore in their own right. The combination of all the west coast of Ireland will enthrall you for several weeks if you can spare the time.

Shannon Airport is perfectly placed to commence your Wild Atlantic Way tour. Situated in County Clare, it has direct flight routes from the USA, Britain and Europe. An easy and comfortable Airport to pass through it also has the benefit of US Immigration and Customs Pre-clearance for returning US passengers.

Some of the routes and locations you can explore include –

County Cork: Kinsale and West Cork, including Clonakilty, Glandore, Baltimore, Skibereen, Schull Bantry and Glengariff.

County Kerry: The Ring of Kerry, The Skellig Ring, The Beara Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula, Killarney and the Gap of Dunloe. Killarney National Park.

County Clare: The Cliffs of Moher, Kilkee Cliffs, Loop Head and The Burren. Doolin.

County Galway: Galway City, Connemara, Clifden, Kylemore, Leenane and Roundstone. The Sky Road.

County Mayo: Westport, Doolough Valley, Achill Island. The Mullet Peninsula.

County Sligo: Mullaghmore, Benbulben and Drumcliff.

County Donegal: Slieve League, Ardara, Narin, The Rosses, Innishowen Peninsula.

The combination of possibilities for a private tour on the entire route is endless. Your itinerary can include cities, town, coastal villages and off the beaten track routes. Day after day can be spent wandering on quiet roads with breathtaking views. Overnight stops can be at large lively locations like Galway or at off the beaten track coastal villages like Portmagee, Spanish Point or Roundstone.

A private tour allows you to soak up the views, atmosphere and landscape. Let your guide worry about the narrow roads, driving on the left side and different traffic regulations that exist in Ireland. More importantly, your guide will know where the real ‘gems’ are, those off the road unspoilt locations not accessible to large touring buses. There are the real benefits of a private tour.

Classic Ireland Guided Tours conducts multi day private Tours from Shannon Airport. We can compile an itinerary to suit you, and give you guidance on where to stay during your visit. Groups from one to fifty visitors can be accommodated, The vehicle to be used will be based on the group size.

For more details of a bespoke tour for your group email: classicirelandguidedtours@gmail.com

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