Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for County Mayo, Ireland
Ireland’s Beautiful Corner – Westport, Connemara and the Wild Atlantic Way
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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March - October 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
Depart the UK
Take the afternoon ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin, then a short drive to your hotel in time for dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We visit Strokestown Park & House en-route to Dublin for our final night.
Return to the UK
After an early breakfast, take the morning ferry and return home.
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.