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Galway, Connemara & Ireland's Stunning West

6 days from £599*
Departing: September - October 2018
* Price shown: 14 October 2018 from London Gatwick - LGW
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Dates available:

  • 27th May
  • 3rd June
  • 10th June

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Scenic loughs and landscapes

Discover one of the most beautiful corners of Ireland, a region renowned for its ancient Gaelic culture and for the charm and allure of its scenery. Explore historic Galway City, cruise Lough Corrib, visit fascinating Kylemore Abbey and discover Connemara's scenic splendours, the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren on this entrancing six-day tour of Galway.

Galway Tour Highlights

  • A visit to vibrant, colourful Galway City
  • A drive along part of the Wild Atlantic Way and a scenic tour of glorious Connemara
  • Admission to beautiful Kylemore Abbey
  • Visits to the towering Cliffs of Moher and the lunar-like landscape of the Burren
  • A private cruise on lovely Lough Corrib with commentary from a local historian
  • Time to explore The National Museum of Irish Country Life

What does the price include?

  • Five nights' dinner, bed and Irish breakfast accommodation at the four-star McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris
  • Return flights from your chosen airport to Knock
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Tour only passengers will be met by the Tour Manager at Knock Airport on Day One. Return airport-to-hotel coach transfers are included (pick-up time from the airport on Day One is 3:30pm).

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Galway Tour Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Ireland

Fly to Knock airport, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day is left free so you can relax and perhaps make the most of the hotel's leisure centre. Alternatively, explore nearby Claremorris, about a 10-minute walk away.

Day Two: Included Burren and Cliffs of Moher tour

Discover the unique, rugged beauty of Ireland's unspoilt west on today's excursion. The vast expanse of the Burren, one of the largest limestone karst areas in Europe, is our first stop.

Learn about the region's natural and archaeological treasures at the Kilfenora visitor centre, before we continue to the majestic Cliffs of Moher - towering some 200 metres above sea level. On a clear day, the pathways and viewing platforms along the cliff edge offer simply stunning views, including the famous Aran Islands, the Kerry Mountains and Galway Bay.

Day Three: Included Museum of Irish Country Life visit

This morning, we'll visit the award-winning National Museum of Irish Country Life - which gives a fascinating insight into rural Irish life between 1850 and the 1950.

We continue to the picturesque little town of Cong, setting for the 1952 John Wayne film 'The Quiet Man', where we'll board our privately chartered vessel for a cruise across beautiful Lough Corrib. Sit back and enjoy the fantastic views of Ashford Castle, the Connemara mountains and the wooded islands that dot the lake.

After the cruise we'll follow a particularly spectacular route home, between the lakes of Corrib and Mask.

Day Four: Included Galway City tour

Lively, picturesque Galway City beckons today. Join our Tour Manager for a guided tour, then explore at leisure. The old centre surrounds ancient Lynch's Castle, and a pedestrianised thoroughfare leads down to the thriving waterfront. Browse the shops and perhaps enjoy lunch in one of Galway's countless restaurants, take a harbour cruise or visit the city's great, stone cathedral.

Day Five: Included Connemara day trip

Our final day is spent exploring the remote beauty of Connemara. Heading west, our route takes us along part of the Wild Atlantic Way - one of the world's longest defined coastal routes - before turning north to Maam Cross.

From here we continue to Leenane, dramatically situated on Ireland's only fjord, for a visit to nearby Kylemore Abbey. Enjoy the Abbey's beautiful setting, fascinating history, Victorian walled gardens and welcoming tea rooms. Afterwards admire the scenery of the Inagh Valley, the Quiet Man Bridge and Oughterard, before arriving back in Claremorris.

Day Six: Fly back to the UK

Spend a final few hours resting and relaxing at the hotel, or perhaps exploring the local area, before transferring to the airport to board your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Bristol
Bristol 09 September 2018 £679
Bristol
Bristol 16 September 2018 £679
Bristol
Bristol 23 September 2018 £679
Bristol
Bristol 30 September 2018 £659
Bristol
Bristol 07 October 2018 £649
Bristol
Bristol 14 October 2018 £629
East Midlands
East Midlands 09 September 2018 £729
East Midlands
East Midlands 16 September 2018 £739
East Midlands
East Midlands 23 September 2018 £699
East Midlands
East Midlands 30 September 2018 £699
East Midlands
East Midlands 07 October 2018 £659
East Midlands
East Midlands 14 October 2018 £639
Liverpool
Liverpool 16 September 2018 £739
Liverpool
Liverpool 14 October 2018 £689
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 September 2018 £719
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 September 2018 £729
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 September 2018 £679
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 September 2018 £679
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 October 2018 £649
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 October 2018 £599
London Luton
London Luton 09 September 2018 £699
London Luton
London Luton 23 September 2018 £669
London Luton
London Luton 14 October 2018 £619
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 September 2018 £669
London Stansted
London Stansted 16 September 2018 £699
London Stansted
London Stansted 23 September 2018 £669
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 September 2018 £659
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 October 2018 £639
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 October 2018 £599

McWilliam Park, Claremorris ★★★★

The modern, four-star McWilliam Park Hotel offers spacious, comfortable accommodation in the County Mayo town of Claremorris.

Further Information

Hotel spa facilities

To avoid disappointment, please pre-book any beauty treatments direct with the hotel prior to your holiday.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 40 minutes from Knock Airport.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee (of 10 € per person in October 2014) has been introduced at Knock airport. You will be required to pay this at the airport prior to checking in for your flight home. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Tipping

We are often asked about gratuities on our Irish holidays. At the end of a tour it is customary to give a coach driver around £2-3 per person per day and a Tour Manager around £3-5 per person per day; a gratuity of £1 per person per day for dining/waiting staff in your hotel will also be greatly appreciated. In a restaurant leave about 10% of a bill (no need to tip in a bar) and around £2 for services such as hairdressing.

**This offer is valid from 6th April and applies to new bookings departing on 3rd, 10th June 2018 only. Offer is valid from all airports offering the date. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (LATE3) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

***This offer applies to new bookings on air-inclusive holidays to Ireland made between 10th and 31st May 2018 (inclusive). Exclusions apply. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (EMERALD) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Galway, Connemara & Ireland’s Stunning West reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Galway, Connemara & Ireland’s Stunning WestScores 8.7 out of 10 based on 273 reviews
(10 out of 10)

PETER

Milton Keynes Friends
Met friendly people and visited interesting places, though a number of people felt the coach tours were longer than they would have wished. We both enjoyed our trip.
Confirmed traveller: 04 May 2018
Published on: 10 May 2018
(8 out of 10)

JOHN

Milton keynes Couple
I enjoyed the trip but would have liked to visit some other sites than travelling for four hours to see an abbey when there are more interesting things to see.
Confirmed traveller: 04 May 2018
Published on: 10 May 2018
(9 out of 10)

LOREN

Worthing Couple
Fab holiday. The tour guide, Carmel, was excellent as was the hotel. No one went hungary, I have never seen so much food and it was delicious
Confirmed traveller: 27 April 2018
Published on: 11 May 2018