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Ireland's Wonderful West

Holiday Highlights

  • Take in the scenery in Connemara National Park
  • Discover beautiful Achill Island
  • Visit stunning Kylemore Abbey and Gardens
  • Enjoy fascinating tales at the Hennigan’s & Cruachan Ai Heritage Centres

Holiday Summary

7 days from only £469

Departures
Departs Saturdays
Accommodation
6 nights
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Board: Half Board

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What is Included?

  • Return travel by coach/air
  • 6 nights half board accommodation
  • Touring itinerary by luxury coach
  • Irish night with traditional music and dancing

Our holiday to the wonderful west coast of Ireland has so much to offer, with spectacular scenery, stunning countryside and great attractions for you to enjoy. The beautiful coastal town of Westport is bursting with character and is the perfect starting point for our adventure around beautiful County Mayo.

Your Hotel

Westport Woods Hotel & Spa, Westport
Westport Woods Hotel & Spa

The Westport Woods is a friendly, cosy hotel set in private mature woodland overlooking Westport House Lake. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, spa and wellness centre.

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Joining Your Holiday

This tour is available with departures from the following regions…

  • East Midlands
  • North East
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire

We offer a number of ways to join our tours. Enter your postcode to see which are available to you…

Home Connect - we collect you from your home

For the ultimate in convenience and comfort, why not choose our Home Connect service?

Relax in the comfort of your own home, waiting for your driver to collect you from your front door and take you to meet your coach. Then at the end of your holiday we’ll take you home again - it’s that easy! When you book this service you’ll be given a collection time window, usually of approximately 30 minutes. This will be re confirmed when your tickets are issued.

Note: Home Connect is only available on Grand Tourer holidays travelling by coach.

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Tour Connect - easy connections at nearby locations

Try our Tour Connect Service for a hassle-free way to travel.

This service may incur a small supplement for those travelling from selected joining points and for customers booking within four weeks of departure.

We’ll pick you up by coach from a convenient joining point near you and take you to one of our interchanges. Here you’ll join your holiday coach and set off for a fantastic holiday.  When you've chosen your tour, give us a call and we'll let you know your approximate pick-up time.

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Direct Connect - make your own way to join the tour

Available from your area for this tour at no extra cost and car parking available for a small fee.

You can also choose to drive or get a lift direct to one of our coach interchanges. Our coach interchanges offer plenty of seating, toilet facilities, refreshments and a shop. They also provide car parking for your convenience for a small fee.

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Holiday Details

Day 1: From home to Dublin
If you choose to travel by coach, your holiday begins as we head to Holyhead for our ferry crossing to Ireland. If you've decided to fly to Ireland, make your own way to your chosen airport for the flight to Dublin, where you will be met and transferred to the hotel and have time at leisure before our coach arrives later today. The Brennan Green Isle Hotel is where we stay tonight, a lovely hotel on the outskirts of the city.
Day 2: Dublin to Westport via the Cruachan Ai Visitor Centre
After some time in Dublin this morning, we begin our travels westward, calling at the Cruachan Ai Heritage Centre, where we have a fascinating insight into one of the 'Celtic Royal Sites' of Ireland on our guided tour. We continue on to arrive at the lovely resort of Westport, where we stay for four nights at the delightful Westport Woods Hotel, set in woodlands, located between the town centre and the quay. The hotel also has entertainment on each evening during our stay.
Day 3: Achill Island & Hennigan's Heritage Centre
A lovely day ahead, as we journey around scenic Clew Bay and across the Corraun Peninsula and Achill Sound to reach tranquil Achill Island. We return past Lough Conn to visit Hennigan's Heritage Centre, which is a treat indeed! Led by Tom Hennigan, we enjoy a tour around the traditional cottage, learning all about rural life in County Mayo and also enjoy music, dancing and refreshments.
Day 4: A day at leisure in Westport
Today we have chance to relax and explore the welcoming heritage town of Westport. Enjoy your hotel leisure centre and surroundings or venture out to see some of the local attractions, including nearby Westport House & Gardens. Tonight, our hotel hosts a wonderful Irish night, with traditional music and dancing.
Day 5: Connemara and Kylemore Abbey
Heading south, we call at stunning Kylemore Abbey, an extraordinary abbey in a beautiful setting overlooking Kylemore Lake. We learn of the remarkable and moving stories which have marked the history of the site, and have the chance to explore the abbey, gothic church, walled gardens and pleasant walks. We continue into the beautiful Connemara National Park, an area of nearly 5,000 acres of scenic countryside, on the slopes of the Twelve Bens mountain range.
Day 6: From Westport to Dublin via Galway
Sadly, we depart Westport this morning, but we firstly call at the wonderful medieval city of Galway. Known as ‘The City of The Tribes'. Galway is a lively and picturesque city, set at the mouth of Galway Bay. We continue then across country back to Dublin, where we stay for our final night at the Clarion Liffey Valley hotel.
Day 7: Dublin to home
After a wonderful break discovering some of the delights of Western Ireland, we now join our coach and take the ferry crossing back to North Wales and continue our journey home. Those travelling by air will be advised by our driver of your return transfer time to Dublin airport, and we wish you a safe flight home.

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