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Westport & Connemara

Westport & Connemara

The Wild Atlantic Way and the Unspoilt Beauty of Connemara

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A wonderful tour to the unspoilt west coast of Ireland where you can appreciate the rocky coastlines, rugged mountains and stunning scenery as we enjoy a scenic cruise on Killary Harbour as well as visits to palatial Kylemore Abbey and beautiful Westport House.


Westport Woods Hotel * * *

The hotel is located in tranquil, picturesque surroundings between Quay Harbour and the heritage town of Westport • En-suite bedrooms • Television • Hairdryer • Tea, coffee-making facilities • Restaurant • Bar • Sun terrace • Indoor swimming pool • Wellness centre with hot tub and spa • Lift.


Day 1

We travel to Fishguard / Pembroke for our ferry crossing to Rosslare and continue on to Waterford where we stay overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. (D)

Day 2

After breakfast we travel northwest arriving later this afternoon in the charming Georgian town of Westport where we stay for the next four nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at the family-run Westport Woods Hotel. (B, D)

Day 3

Enjoy a guided tour to witness the enticing green scenery of Connemara. First we travel along the southern shore of Clew Bay passing the impressive Croagh Patrick, Ireland's Holy Mountain and once of the country's most iconic landmarks before we continue along the lovely coastal route, through the Doolough Valley and onto Killary. We include a cruise from Killary Harbour across Ireland's only fjord, sometimes described as the 'Gateway to Connemara'. Here it is possible to see seals in their natural habitat and even dolphin encounters are possible. This afternoon we visit Kylemore Abbey, home of Benedictine nuns and see the Gothic church and Victorian walled gardens. (B,D)

Day 4

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore charming Westport or take advantage of the excellent leisure facilities at our hotel. (B,D)

Day 5

Today we enjoy a guided tour to Achill Island, Ireland's largest island. We follow the spectacular Atlantic Coast overlooking the amazing scenery of the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of Clare and Achill Beg. We follow the northernmost shore of Clew Bay, dotted with eighty small islands, pasting through the pretty villages of Newport and Mulranny. Later we visit the deserted village of Slievemore which is a haunting reminder of times past, comprising of some 80 deserted stone cottages located at the foot of Slievemore Mountain. On returning to Westport, we visit Westport House which enjoys a superb parkland setting with lakes and wonderful gardens. (B,D)
Please note Westport House may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.

Day 6

We depart Westport and call in at the historic city of Galway, the ancient capital of West Ireland, with highlights such as the Spanish Arch, cobbled medieval alleyways and the impressive stone cathedral on the banks of the River Corrib. We continue on to our overnight hotel in Waterford. (B,D)

Day 7

After an early breakfast we travel to Rosslare to board the early morning sailing to Fishguard / Pembroke from where we complete the journey home. (B)

  • Executive coach travel

  • Irish Sea ferry crossings

  • 2 overnights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation in Waterford

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and full Irish breakfast accommodation in Westport

  • Entertainment at the Westport Woods Hotel

  • Guided tour of Connemara

  • Cruise on Killary Harbour – Ireland’s only fjord

  • Entry to Kylemore Abbey

  • Guided tour following the Atlantic Coast to Achill Island

  • Entry to Westport House

  • Visit Limerick

  • Visit to Galway


Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address
Cardiff Gate Services Cardiff Gate Services CF23 8RA
Cardiff West Services Cardiff West Services Coach Park, CF72 8SA
Dyffryn Depot Edwards Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet
Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ
Neath - Railway Neath - Outside Railway Station, SA11 1BY
NP20 4AX
Port Talbot Customs Port Talbot Bus Stop OUTSIDE Customs House
Just past the Plaza, SA13 1HW
Pyle Cross Pyle Cross, bus stop outside supermarket.Pyle Road
CF33 6AG
Sarn SERVICES Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park, CF32 9SY
Swansea St Marys Church Bus stop outside church on Princess Way, Swansea

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