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Connemara, Galway & The Wild Atlantic Way

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8317

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

6 days

Ireland 2018

PRICE FROM ? £450 per person
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Itinerary

Description

The Wild Atlantic Way, running the length of Ireland’s west coast, is one of the wildest and most enchanting coastal touring routes in the world. We combine this breathtaking scenery with the diverse landscapes of the Connemara National Park as well as the contrasting convivial urban atmosphere of Galway and Dublin.

Coach Itinerary

Day 1
We catch the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin and travel to our overnight hotel in the Dublin area, where we meet up with our tour manager.

Day 2 - Galway & Castlebar
Leaving our hotel, we head across to Galway, a thriving, cosmopolitan city with the added bonus of a seaside setting. We enjoy a guided city tour with our tour manager, followed by free time to explore the city at leisure.

Later we continue to Castlebar where we check in to our hotel for the next three nights.

Day 3 - Glen Keen Sheep Farm,Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden & Connemara
We start the day at Glen Keen Sheep Farm, one of Ireland's largest sheep farms located on the Wild Atlantic Way, with a spectacular backdrop of mountains. We enjoy a sheep herding demonstration followed by tea, coffee and scones.

Next is Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden. We visit the restored rooms of the beautiful Gothic Abbey, home to a monastic community of nuns, and explore the six acre Victorian Walled Garden where only flower and vegetable varieties from that era are grown.

Finally we explore the scenic mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands that make up the Connemara National Park. Covering around 3,000 hectares of scenic countryside, the park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna including the famous Connemara ponies.


Day 4 - Westport House and Gardens & Achill Island
After spending some free time in the picturesque town of Westport, we visit Westport House and Gardens. This beautiful historic house has been home to the Browne family for over 300 years and is full of original antiques and artwork. The house enjoys a superb parkland setting with a lake, terraces, wonderful gardens and magnificent views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

We end the day with a scenic drive around Achill Island, the largest of Ireland's offshore Islands. The island’s striking natural beauty and rugged landscapes feature spectacular mountains, remote lakes, soaring cliffs and secluded beaches.

Day 5 - Dublin
Checking out of our hotel, we travel to Dublin where we spend an afternoon at leisure. There are plenty of historic sites and monuments to see from the oldest, Dublin Castle, to one of the newest, the Spire of Dublin. We also have the option to join a locally guided tour of the city (£10pp) before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 6
After an early breakfast, we catch the morning ferry back to Holyhead and continue our journey home.

Due to ferry times, coach pickup times may be very early in the morning. On the last morning in Ireland, breakfast may be a packed takeaway breakfast due to early sailing schedules.

Self Drive Itinerary

Day 1
We catch the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin and travel to our overnight hotel in the Dublin area, where we meet up with our tour manager.

Day 2 - Galway & Castlebar
Leaving our hotel, we head across to Galway, a thriving, cosmopolitan city with the added bonus of a seaside setting. We enjoy a guided city tour with our tour manager, followed by free time to explore the city at leisure.

Later we continue to Castlebar where we check in to our hotel for the next three nights.

Day 3 - Glen Keen Sheep Farm, Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden & Connemara 
We start the day at Glen Keen Sheep Farm, one of Ireland's largest sheep farms located on the Wild Atlantic Way, with a spectacular backdrop of mountains. We enjoy a sheep herding demonstration followed by tea, coffee and scones.

Next is Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden. We visit the restored rooms of the beautiful Gothic Abbey, home to a monastic community of nuns, and explore the six acre Victorian Walled Garden where only flower and vegetable varieties from that era are grown.

Finally we explore the scenic mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands that make up the Connemara National Park. Covering around 3,000 hectares of scenic countryside, the park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna including the famous Connemara ponies.


Day 4 - Westport House and Gardens & Achill Island
After spending some free time in the picturesque town of Westport, we visit Westport House and Gardens. This beautiful historic house has been home to the Browne family for over 300 years and is full of original antiques and artwork. The house enjoys a superb parkland setting with a lake, terraces, wonderful gardens and magnificent views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

We end the day with a scenic drive around Achill Island, the largest of Ireland's offshore Islands. The island’s striking natural beauty and rugged landscapes feature spectacular mountains, remote lakes, soaring cliffs and secluded beaches.

Day 5 - Dublin
Checking out of our hotel, we travel to Dublin where we spend an afternoon at leisure. There are plenty of historic sites and monuments to see from the oldest, Dublin Castle, to one of the newest, the Spire of Dublin. We also have the option to join a locally guided tour of the city (£10pp) before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 6
After an early breakfast, we catch the morning ferry back to Holyhead and continue our journey home.

Air Itinerary

Day 1
We fly to Dublin airport where we meet our tour manager and are transferred to our overnight hotel with dinner included.

Day 2 - Galway & Castlebar
Leaving our hotel, we head across to Galway, a thriving, cosmopolitan city with the added bonus of a seaside setting. We enjoy a guided city tour with our tour manager, followed by free time to explore the city at leisure.

Later we continue to Castlebar where we check in to our hotel for the next three nights.

Day 3 - Glen Keen Sheep Farm,Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden & Connemara
We start the day at Glen Keen Sheep Farm, one of Ireland's largest sheep farms located on the Wild Atlantic Way, with a spectacular backdrop of mountains. We enjoy a sheep herding demonstration followed by tea, coffee and scones.

Next is Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden. We visit the restored rooms of the beautiful Gothic Abbey, home to a monastic community of nuns, and explore the six acre Victorian Walled Garden where only flower and vegetable varieties from that era are grown.


Finally we explore the scenic mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands that make up the Connemara National Park. Covering around 3,000 hectares of scenic countryside, the park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna including the famous Connemara ponies.

Day 4 - Westport House and Gardens & Achill Island
After spending some free time in the picturesque town of Westport, we visit Westport House and Gardens. This beautiful historic house has been home to the Browne family for over 300 years and is full of original antiques and artwork. The house enjoys a superb parkland setting with a lake, terraces, wonderful gardens and magnificent views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

We end the day with a scenic drive around Achill Island, the largest of Ireland's offshore Islands. The island’s striking natural beauty and rugged landscapes feature spectacular mountains, remote lakes, soaring cliffs and secluded beaches.

Day 5 - Dublin
Checking out of our hotel, we travel to Dublin where we spend an afternoon at leisure. There are plenty of historic sites and monuments to see from the oldest, Dublin Castle, to one of the newest, the Spire of Dublin. We also have the option to join a locally guided tour of the city (£10pp) before spending the night in our hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 6
We transfer to Dublin airport for our return flight home.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in the Dublin area
  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at a selected hotel, Castlebar
  • Excursions to Galway, Glen Keen Sheep Farm, Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, Connemara National Park, Westport House and Gardens, Achill Island & Dublin
  • Guided city tour of Galway with our tour manager
  • Sheep herding demonstration, tea, coffee and scones at Glen Keen Sheep Farm
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

    Optional locally guided city tour of Dublin (£10pp)

Self Drive Bullets

  • Ferry crossings
  • 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in the Dublin area
  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at a selected hotel, Castlebar
  • Excursions to Galway, Glen Keen Sheep Farm, Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, Connemara National Park, Westport House and Gardens, Achill Island & Dublin
  • Guided city tour of Galway with our tour manager
  • Sheep herding demonstration, tea, coffee and scones at Glen Keen Sheep Farm
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

    Optional locally guided city tour of Dublin (£10pp)

Air Bullets

  • Return flights to Dublin*
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Ireland
  • 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in the Dublin area
  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at a selected hotel, Castlebar
  • Excursions to Galway, Glen Keen Sheep Farm, Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, Connemara National Park, Westport House and Gardens, Achill Island & Dublin
  • Guided city tour of Galway with our tour manager
  • Sheep herding demonstration, tea, coffee and scones at Glen Keen Sheep Farm
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

    Optional locally guided city tour of Dublin (£10pp)

Search Bullets

  • 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in the Dublin area
  • Excursions to Galway, Glen Keen Sheep Farm, Kylemore Abbey and Victorian...
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

Flight Information

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

You will be met at Dublin airport and transferred in the late afternoon to join the tour coach in the Dublin area as it arrives from the ferry. This will be done in shared vehicles so you may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum. On the return day, you will be transferred from the overnight hotel in the Dublin area back to the airport.

Holiday operated by Just Go! Holidays under ATOL No.10889

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Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 miles£99
151 - 200£170
201 - 250£195
251 - 300£220
301 - 350£250
351 - 400£280
400 +Call for a quote
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

Club Class

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 miles£99
151 - 200£170
201 - 250£195
251 - 300£220
301 - 350£250
351 - 400£280
400 +Call for a quote
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

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