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Galway, Connemara & Ireland's Stunning West

6 days from £549*
Departing: September 2017 - October 2018
* Price shown: 15 April 2018 from London Stansted - STN
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OFFER ENDS 31st JULY*

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

Itinerary

Day One

Following your flight to Ireland, you will be met by your Tour Manager for the coach transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy at leisure, perhaps making the most of the hotel's leisure centre and beauty studio. (To avoid disappointment, please pre-book any treatments you may like direct with the hotel prior to going on holiday.)

Alternatively, you may like to explore Claremorris (about a ten minute walk away) with its interesting range of shops and bars. At the far end of the town is McMahon Park where you can enjoy a delightful five kilometre circular walk around Clare Lake.

Day Two

Today it's off to the lunar-like landscape of the Burren, the largest expanse of limestone pavement in the world, which is home to an extraordinary variety of flora and fauna as well as megalithic tombs and monuments older than Egypt's pyramids. The visitor centre in Kilfenora is fascinating. A short film traces the history and unique environment of the Burren, while the exhibition 'takes you on a walk through time' as the story of the region unfolds. You'll learn about the remarkable landscape, and how man and animals have co-existed through history in this apparently inhospitable landscape.

The other highlight of the day is our visit to the awesome Cliffs of Moher. Standing 702 feet at their highest point, they stretch for five miles along the Atlantic coast. On a clear day, pathways and viewing platforms along the cliff edge offer simply stunning views, including the famous Aran Islands, the Kerry Mountains and Galway Bay. The award-winning visitor centre, built into the hillside, will really help you get the most from your visit.

Day Three

Our first visit today is to the award winning National Museum of Ireland Country Life. Exhibits, including interactive screens, archival video footage, original artefacts and displays, give a fascinating insight into rural Irish life between 1850 and 1950.

We then continue to picturesque Cong, setting for the 1952 John Wayne film 'The Quiet Man'. Boarding our privately chartered Isle of Inisfree we will enjoy a cruise on beautiful Lough Corrib. The captain is a published local historian and gives an interesting commentary on the history and geography of the area. Sit back and enjoy the fantastic views of Ashford Castle, the Connemara mountains and the wooded islands that stud the lake.

We return via a particularly spectacular route which passes 'between the lakes' of Corrib and Mask.

Day Four

Galway City beckons today. The old centre surrounds ancient Lynch's Castle and a pedestrianised thoroughfare leads down to the thriving waterfront. Join our tour manager for a guided tour before exploring at leisure. Enjoy lunch in one of Galway's countless eateries, take a harbour cruise, explore the city's cobbled-stoned streets, visit the great stone cathedral, or perhaps make the most of the varied shopping.

Day Five

Possibly saving the best until last, this is a long, but wonderfully scenic day taking in the remote beauty of Connemara, home to the wild white ponies and a stunning landscape of pale grey mountains, golden beaches, sparkling loughs, rugged bogs and shimmering waterfalls.

Heading west from Galway our route takes us along part of the Wild Atlantic Way - one of the world's longest defined coastal routes, before heading north through the rugged landscape to Maam Cross.

From here we continue to Leenane, dramatically situated on Ireland's only fjord, and setting for the film adaptation of John B. Keane's famous play 'The Field'. Close-by is stunning Kylemore Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery founded in 1920. Learn about its history and the tales of romance and tragedy, explore the six-acre Victorian Walled Gardens and visit the Gothic Chapel and the restored rooms of the Abbey.

After leaving Kylemore, we return to the hotel via the beautiful scenery of the Inagh Valley and the village of Oughterard, often referred to as "the gateway to Connemara", at the end of a day of stunning natural beauty.

Day Six

Depending upon the time of your flight, spend a final few hours resting and relaxing at the hotel, or perhaps exploring the local area, before transferring to the airport at the end of a truly wonderful few days.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Bristol
Bristol 24 September 2017 £679
Bristol
Bristol 08 October 2017 £629
Bristol
Bristol 15 April 2018 £559
Bristol
Bristol 22 April 2018 £569
Bristol
Bristol 29 April 2018 £569
Bristol
Bristol 06 May 2018 £599
Bristol
Bristol 13 May 2018 £599
Bristol
Bristol 20 May 2018 £599
Bristol
Bristol 27 May 2018 £599
Bristol
Bristol 03 June 2018 £619
Bristol
Bristol 10 June 2018 £619
Bristol
Bristol 17 June 2018 £619
Bristol
Bristol 24 June 2018 £619
Bristol
Bristol 02 September 2018 £619
Bristol
Bristol 09 September 2018 £619
Bristol
Bristol 16 September 2018 £619
Bristol
Bristol 23 September 2018 £619
Bristol
Bristol 30 September 2018 £599
Bristol
Bristol 07 October 2018 £589
Bristol
Bristol 14 October 2018 £569
East Midlands
East Midlands 24 September 2017 £659
East Midlands
East Midlands 08 October 2017 £599
East Midlands
East Midlands 15 April 2018 £579
East Midlands
East Midlands 22 April 2018 £589
East Midlands
East Midlands 29 April 2018 £589
East Midlands
East Midlands 06 May 2018 £619
East Midlands
East Midlands 13 May 2018 £619
East Midlands
East Midlands 20 May 2018 £619
East Midlands
East Midlands 27 May 2018 £619
East Midlands
East Midlands 03 June 2018 £639
East Midlands
East Midlands 10 June 2018 £639
East Midlands
East Midlands 17 June 2018 £639
East Midlands
East Midlands 24 June 2018 £639
East Midlands
East Midlands 02 September 2018 £639
East Midlands
East Midlands 09 September 2018 £639
East Midlands
East Midlands 16 September 2018 £639
East Midlands
East Midlands 23 September 2018 £639
East Midlands
East Midlands 30 September 2018 £639
East Midlands
East Midlands 07 October 2018 £599
East Midlands
East Midlands 14 October 2018 £579
Liverpool
Liverpool 01 October 2017 £629
Liverpool
Liverpool 15 April 2018 £589
Liverpool
Liverpool 27 May 2018 £649
Liverpool
Liverpool 17 June 2018 £679
Liverpool
Liverpool 16 September 2018 £679
Liverpool
Liverpool 14 October 2018 £629
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 September 2017 £649
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 01 October 2017 £579
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 08 October 2017 £579
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 15 April 2018 £559
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 22 April 2018 £569
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 29 April 2018 £569
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 May 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 May 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 May 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 May 2018 £599
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 June 2018 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 10 June 2018 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 17 June 2018 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 June 2018 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 September 2018 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 09 September 2018 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 16 September 2018 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 23 September 2018 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 September 2018 £619
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 October 2018 £589
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 October 2018 £569
London Luton
London Luton 01 October 2017 £599
London Luton
London Luton 15 April 2018 £549
London Luton
London Luton 29 April 2018 £559
London Luton
London Luton 13 May 2018 £589
London Luton
London Luton 03 June 2018 £609
London Luton
London Luton 24 June 2018 £609
London Luton
London Luton 09 September 2018 £609
London Luton
London Luton 23 September 2018 £609
London Luton
London Luton 14 October 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 September 2017 £649
London Stansted
London Stansted 01 October 2017 £599
London Stansted
London Stansted 08 October 2017 £599
London Stansted
London Stansted 15 April 2018 £549
London Stansted
London Stansted 22 April 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 29 April 2018 £559
London Stansted
London Stansted 06 May 2018 £589
London Stansted
London Stansted 13 May 2018 £589
London Stansted
London Stansted 20 May 2018 £589
London Stansted
London Stansted 27 May 2018 £589
London Stansted
London Stansted 03 June 2018 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 10 June 2018 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 17 June 2018 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 24 June 2018 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 02 September 2018 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 09 September 2018 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 16 September 2018 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 23 September 2018 £609
London Stansted
London Stansted 30 September 2018 £599
London Stansted
London Stansted 07 October 2018 £579
London Stansted
London Stansted 14 October 2018 £559

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.

*Low deposit of £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This 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 208 reviews
(10 out of 10)

Jill

Near Ludlow Couple
A good mixture of outings/visits. Excellent hotel and food.
Confirmed traveller: 09 June 2017
Published on: 26 June 2017
(10 out of 10)

MARIA

Polesworth Single traveller
Our tour guide, Collette made this holiday especially interesting, with all her knowledge about Ireland, it's history, she is a lovely lady and a bonus for your team, nothing was too much trouble for her, she is a real bonus to your team. Ireland is lovely , with its beautiful countryside, and made me feel that I shall be seeing more in the future. Thanks to all concerned
Confirmed traveller: 26 May 2017
Published on: 22 June 2017