Along Ireland’s Wild Wild Atlantic Way!
For being such a small country, Ireland is home to good food, friendly people and great culture. But if there is one thing that really stays with a traveler many many years after the vacation, it is the beauty of the countryside. It is truly spectacular and vibrant. And one of the best ways to immerse in Irish splendor is to travel on one of the world’s most remarkable routes – the Wild Atlantic Way!
What is the Wild Atlantic Way?
Totaling to a distance of over 2500 km, embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey on this coastal road, from Dublin in the south to Donegal in the north. The route is dotted with charming villages, sleepy towns, pristine bays and a meandering road that surprises you at every turn. So if you like the sound of oceans, rugged coastlines, icy glaciers and jaw-dropping mountain scenery, you can’t miss the Wild Atlantic Way! After all, it has served as the backdrop for numerous Hollywood movies.
Take a coach
On a Globus and Cosmos escorted tour, you can explore different sections of this route sitting in the comfort of a deluxe coach. Just look out of the window and take in the spectacular vistas that pass-by. So, this will mean you don’t have to miss the ever-changing landscapes because your eyes are on the panoramic views all the time! Expert storytellers that they are, your Tour Directors who are from the region will enthrall you with the stories of Ireland as you travel along. Some legends may just change your life!!
Discover it your way
The Wild Atlantic Way passes through Ireland along the coast with experiences that will satiate a traveler’s need for natural, cultural or historic adventures. You can either do the whole circuit at one go – which means you need a lot of time. Alternately, break-it into smaller journeys so that you can immerse yourself more with more fulfillment.
Here are the most scenic sights of the Wild Atlantic Way range from small towns to heady cliffs to not-to-miss lookouts. We list out some of our favorites that you just can’t afford to miss.
Kinsale – Head of the Sea
Kinsale is one of the most picturesque, colorful towns of the Wild Atlantic Way. Be captivated by the long waterfront, yacht-filled harbor, winding streets, and brightly painted galleries, shops, and houses. Marvel at the fortifications of Charles Fort and James Fort, guarding the narrow entrance from the sea. Also known as the ‘Gourmet Capital of Ireland’ for the numerous delicacies that a traveler can choose from!
You can visit Kinsale on the Globus tour of ‘From Ireland’s Ancient East to the Wild Atlantic Way’
Galway – The City of Tribes
Situated right next to the Atlantic Ocean, Galway is a popular seaside destination with a buzzing cosmopolitan center, Eyre’s Hub is full of colorful shops. This city has a busy café and bar culture offering the liveliest of Irish music. Once a medieval fishing village in the West of Ireland, it is now a harbor city and is the gateway to many of Ireland’s attractions at its doorstep – from Cliffs of Moher to the Aran Islands to the spectacular Connemara.
Visit Galway on the Globus tour of Emerald Isle
Sligo – Abounding in Shells
The county town of Sligo is famously known for its literary heritage and for having inspired W.B. Yeats. Yeats penned some of his best poems about Sligo’s natural splendors. Poetry lovers can visit the serene spot of the grave where Yeats was buried in a churchyard at Drumcliff. The town and the surrounds is a delight to nature lovers with its beautiful coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way. As a result, it awes travelers with its white waves and rolling hills! Sligo also hosts the iconic 800 years old Sligo Abbey rich renowned for its legends and lore.
Visit Sligo on the Cosmos tour of Irish Discovery
Ring of Kerry – The Best Scenic Drive
The Ring of Kerry in the south west of Ireland is one of the most fascinating stretches to travel around. Witness as the 100-mile panoramic route reveals jaw-dropping sights at every bend of this coastal road. On a group tour with Globus & Cosmos, you should keep your cameras ready for sparkling seascapes, brightly coloured farmhouses, subtropical vegetation and the breath-taking vistas of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View.
Travel on the Ring of Kerry on the Globus tour of Introduction to Ireland
A fairly new entrant to the Wild Atlantic Way, Limerick is a must visit destination with its wonderful location across River Shannon. This attractive town, rich in medieval and Georgian architecture, has numerous sightseeing attractions including King John’s Castle, St. Mary’s Cathedral and Pery Square. Furthermore, it is a convenient base to explore the very best of this route.
Visit Limerick on the Globus tour of Scenic Ireland
Scenic beauty, breath-taking views, epic panoramas, dizzying cliff tops, bays, and coves – just some of the words used to describe the Wild Atlantic Way. Now, come to experience this spectacular way of traveling around Ireland.
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