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Island Hopping Tours

Discover our collection of island-hopping tours that sail to Ireland’s beautiful habited and uninhabited islands such as Skellig Michael, the Aran Islands, Rathlin Island, Inisbofin or even Clare Island. Explore the islands of Ireland by hiking, biking or paddling, visiting ancient forts and castles, enjoying dramatic panoramas and island hospitality.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 173 reviews

Iconic UNESCO Sites
Bastions of Irish Tradition
Bird & Wildlife Havens
Unspoilt Scenery

Welcome to the Wilderness

Ireland itself may be an island, but its rugged Atlantic coasts are home to many more islands, each more fascinating than the next. Remote and unchanged over the centuries, these islands are often havens for flora and fauna as well as bastions of Irish tradition, culture and language. 

Explore some of Ireland’s iconic islands like Skellig Michael or the Aran Islands, or get off the beaten path a little to discover other magnificent island havens such as Inisbofin, Cape Clear, Clare Island, the Blaskets, Rathlin Island, and more.

Privy to some of the most stunning and unspoilt views in Ireland, as you look out over the horizon, feel a tingle down your spine as you realise that the next stop… is North America.

Hiking Tours

Dotting the Irish coast of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland, find a number of islands ideal for outdoor lovers. Explore Ireland from a new perspective by blending hiking and island hopping. The gentle, rolling terrain of Ireland’s islands makes for gentle hikes that are accessible to all outdoor enthusiasts. Explore anything from dramatic cliffs and bizarre sea stacks to colonies of puffins, remote lighthouses, abandoned villages and settlements once home to monks (and Jedi!) on our hiking trips.

Hiking & Island Hopping
Cork & Kerry

Easy Difficulty: Green 2

  • Explore southwest Ireland with gentle guided hikes, visiting 3 islands and 4 peninsulas.
  • Climb the ancient stone steps up the island of Skellig Michael, UNESCO World Heritage site, and now a Star Wars filming location.
  • Explore a remote islands where the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking) culture & tradition is still strong.
  • Visit an eerie, now-abandoned island once recognised for its strong literary tradition.

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Hiking & Island Hopping
Ireland’s West Coast

Easy Difficulty: Green 2

  • Visit 4 islands on this unique tour of Ireland’s west coast regions of Galway and Clare.
  • Discover a dramatic Cromwellian fort off the coast of Connemara and then explore the island stronghold of Ireland’s infamous 16th century Pirate Queen in the waters of Clew Bay.
  • You’ll also get the chance to visit iconic sites visits like the Cliffs of Moher, Croagh Patrick – Ireland’s Holy Mountain.

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Hiking the Causeway Coast & Donegal

Easy Difficulty: Green 3

  • Hike iconic Irish landscapes including UNESCO World Heritage Site the Giant’s Causeway.
  • Walk Ireland’s most northernly peninsula and Star Wars filming location, Malin Head, where mountains meet sea.
  • Hike through Donegal, voted National Geographic’s Coolest Place on Earth in 2017.
  • Island hopping to Rathlin Island, in search of myths and puffins.

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Bike Tours

Perhaps you prefer visiting Ireland by bike. While many of Ireland’s islands are small, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a bit of two-wheeled exploration! The Aran Islands in particular are a perfect example as no cars are allowed on the islands (except those belonging to island residents). Or challenge yourself with an epic journey biking through the 5 amazing and differing countries that make up Great Britain and Ireland in order to experience the incredibly diverse landscapes, cultures and history of these vastly different regions.

Bike Tour
Connemara & the Aran Islands

Easy Difficulty: Green 3

  • Bike in Connemara National Park and along the famous Sky Road
  • Enjoy a two nights island retreat on the Aran Islands – after all of the day trip tourists leave, you’ll have the islands all to yourselves!
  • Stand atop the edge of the Cliffs of Moher and discover why the otherworldly Burren National Park is the hidden treasure of West Ireland

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The Five

Intermediate difficulty: Blue 6

  • Pedal through the fantastic 5 countries of Great Britain & Ireland. 
  • Experience the various cultures, traditions and landscapes of these 5 different regions as you pedal through beautiful panoramas.
  • Explore the roads made famous by the Tour de France, Tour of Britain & Tour of Ireland. 

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Family Adventures

For adventurous families, take an active trip in Ireland on one of our family adventures. Discover Ireland’s wild corners with activities fun for the whole family, such as biking, hiking, foraging, paddling and other fun workshops. And in the mix, on each trip you’ll get to visit an island too – from a pirate’s stronghold to a puffin colony or even the unbeatable Skellig Michael, your family will have the adventure of a lifetime!

Family Adventure
Legends of the Southwest

Difficulty: At your own pace

  • Create hand-made toys & learn about the past on a ghost tour
  • Climb Skellig Michael, ancient home to monks and Star Wars Jedi
  • Hike and kayak in the shadow of smugglers and pirates

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Family Adventure
Giants, Myths and Legends

Difficulty: At your own pace

  • Relax on an island retreat that is home to a puffin colony.
  • Enjoy a family canoe expedition, seaweed foraging & whiskey tasting.
  • Hike along the Causeway Coast rated Lonely Planet’s Top 2018 Destination.

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Family Adventure
and Pirates

Difficulty: At your own pace

  • Island hop to the Pirate Queen’s stronghold & try your hand at stand-up-paddling.
  • Learn bushcraft and seashore foraging skills, as you explore the wild Irish coastline.
  • Follow a pilgrimage path on horseback in St Patrick’s footsteps.

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Self Drive

For those adventurers looking for a bit more flexibility but without the worry of having to research, plan, and book your trip, perhaps a self drive vacation is more suited to your style. Our expert guides and local experts will meet you at various points along the way to interpret the landscape, teach you new skills and show you the best secret spots – not to mention bring to some of Ireland’s loveliest islands!

Connemara, Dingle & the Cliffs of Moher

Difficulty: At your own pace

  • Stand atop the iconic Cliffs of Moher away from the crowds.
  • Explore the alien landscapes of the Burren National Park with a local archeologist.
  • Immerse yourself in Dingle, lauded by the National Geographic as the most beautiful place on Earth.

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Belfast, Giant’s Causeway
& Donegal

Difficulty: At your own pace

  • Visit the world-famous Giant’s Causeway and hike along award-winning Causeway Coast.
  • Take a boat trip to a fascinating island, home to diverse wildlife.
  • Stand atop some of Europe’s highest and most remote sea cliffs at Slieve League.

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Ireland’s Ancient East

Difficulty: At your own pace

  • Enjoy three of Ireland’s beautiful mountain ranges as well as exclusive cultural & historical experiences in one of the least-visited regions of Ireland.
  • Sail to the remote privately-owned Saltee Islands, home to one of Ireland’s largest and least-visited seabird colonies.
  • Explore the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast UNESCO Geopark with a local guide.

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Our vacations reviewed
in your own words

It was an absolutely magnificent tour! I thoroughly enjoyed it. The scenery was astoundingly beautiful and the pace was perfect. The week was made even more special by the personalities of our two awesome guides. I would absolutely use your company again and I will recommended it to all my friends!!!

Jennifer Belcher
Hiking - The Causeway Coastal Route & Donegal
Reviewed on 03/08/2019

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 173 reviews

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