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Ireland’s Beautiful Corner – Westport, Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way

  • The River Liffey ©Tourism Ireland

    Dublin, Ireland - The River Liffey
  • Westport House - Panoramic view ©Westport House, Mayo, Ireland

    Westport County Mayo, Ireland
  • Kylemore Abbey ©Courtesy of Finn Richards, Failte Ireland

    Kylemore Abbey
7 day tour
From £405 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Westport is one of Ireland’s major tourist destinations. Located at the South East corner of Clew Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, the town has many picturesque features. Most notably is its tree-lined, flower decorated, boulevard known as The Mall with several stone bridges over the Carrowbeg River.

 

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Dates

March - October 2023


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Depart the UK

Take the afternoon ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin, then a short drive to your hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

Free Day in Dublin

(Coach driver’s rest day)

Take a 20-minute tram into Dublin, use your sightseeing bus tour ticket to enjoy the highlights of Dublin, optional visit to the Guinness Storehouse or Jameson Whiskey.

Day 3

Westport House

Morning departure from Dublin, we head west to enjoy an afternoon tour of Westport House, one of Ireland’s best loved heritage attractions. With over 30 rooms on show, visitors can immerse themselves in life as far back as the 16th century.

Day 4

Connemara Coast and Kylemore Abbey

See Killary Fjord a nine-mile inlet that is Ireland’s only fjord and boasts some of the finest Irish scenery (optional cruise available). Continue to Kylemore Abbey, the picturesque monastic home of the Irish Benedictine nuns, famous for its miniature cathedral, Victorian walled gardens and gothic church. Continue along the spectacular Connemara Coast.

Day 5

The Wild Atlantic Way Drive and Achill Island

Today, travel to Ireland’s largest island visiting beautiful villages, the high cliffs and old deserted village at Slievemore and the magnificent beaches at Keel and Keem under the Achill Head. The famous Wild Atlantic Way takes you on a journey of scenic splendour. This is a superb day not to be missed.

Day 6

Strokestown Park

We visit Strokestown Park & House en-route to Dublin for our final night.

Day 7

Return to the UK

After an early breakfast, take the morning ferry and return home.


Suggested Hotels

McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris ****

This modern lodging off the N60, 40 minute drive from Westport and 1 hour from Galway. Rooms and suites feature en suite bathrooms, free WiFi and work desks, as well as dining tables, tea and coffee making equipment, and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. The restaurant serves traditional Irish and modern international cuisine, and the pub bar hosts regular live entertainment. Other amenities include a gym and an indoor pool as well as a children’s area. Free coach parking is available at this hotel.

Westport Woods Hotel & Spa, Westport ***

Situated between Westport and the Quay, Westport Woods Hotel & Spa is nestled in its own woodland. It boasts an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a spa, and a wellness centre. Overlooking the hotel’s private woodland, the warmly decorated rooms feature an en suite bathroom, a TV, free WiFi, and tea/coffee making facilities. At Westport Woods Hotel & Spa guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast served daily, including the traditional Full Irish, and a continental option. The onsite Lakeview Restaurant serves freshly made food using locally sourced ingredients. The Bench Café Bar’s menu features bar food available all day long. Free coach parking is available at this hotel.


Dates  7 days / 6 nights
March – October 2023
 From £405.00 per person

Prices include return ferry. If you would like a price travelling by air, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Single room supplement available upon request.

Exchange rate based on £1 = €1.192 as of January 2022. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include any UK coach hire, travel or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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