Stunning coastlines, historic towns and local hospitality frame our 18 day Irish escape. Take in the north, west and southwest of Ireland’s dramatic coastal regions. We begin our tour in Dublin, a powerful introduction to the history, culture and legendary Irish hospitality. Crossing into Northern Island, we enjoy The Gobbins cliff path, take in views from Slemish mountain then settle into Ballycastle for three nights. This is our base for dramatic coastal walks along the Antrim coast. One of our day walks starts with the Carrick-a-Rede suspension bridge, visits a tiny church at Portbradden and follows a cliff top path to the Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only World Heritage site. Towards the west we walk the city walls of Derry and take a lakeshore walk to the castle in the magnificent Glenveagh National Park. Travelling to Donegal we follow an old pilgrims’ route to Slieve League and One Man’s Pass. After a traditional seaweed bath at Kilcullen’s Bath house, a tour Belleek Castle ends with our evening meal in the castle dining room. On the Wild Atlantic Way we climb Knocknarea, take a dramatic hike along the remote North Mayo coast and Clare Island near Westport. Continuing south to Connemara, we enjoy beach and hill walks while based in a small fishing village. After open hillside walks on the Dingle Peninsula, we cruise to the uninhabited Blasket Islands to discover island walks and abundant wildlife. Our final night is spent in the foodie town of Dingle, home of lively Irish music in the southwest.