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Ireland's Grand Tour - The Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland's Grand Tour - The Wild Atlantic Way

Take in Ireland's famous scenery, vibrant cities and wealth of history on a premium tour of Ireland. With Derry, Westport and Galway all combined with the fantastic attractions and stunning scenery associated with the Wild Atlantic Way, you'll get a real authentic taste of the Emerald Isle.

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Sun 5 to Thu 16 May 2019 (12 Days)

 

Take in Ireland’s famous scenery, vibrant cities and wealth of history on a premium tour of Ireland. With Derry, Westport and Galway all combined with the fantastic attractions and stunning scenery associated with the Wild Atlantic Way, you’ll get a real authentic taste of the Emerald Isle.

 

Look What’s Included:

 

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 11 nights half board  

  • 3 nights live musical entertainment           

  • Return Ferry Crossings           

  • Outlined excursions           

  • Entrances to the Ulster American Folk Park, Glenveagh National Park & Shuttle Bus, National Museum of Ireland’s Country Life           

  • Guided tours of Derry, The Tower Museum & Guildhall, Glenveagh Castle, Westport House, Strokestown Park & Irish National Famine Museum, Foyne Flying Boat Museum, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park           

  • Donegal Bay Cruise, River Shannon Cruise, Aran Island Cruise ink Pony & trap tour

 


Not Included: All lunches



 

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Sunday

Travel by ferry from Holyhead to Dublin, then we continue to our overnight stay at the 3-star rated Aspect Hotel Park West, Dublin.

Monday

We travel north via Omagh, visiting the Ulster American Folk Park before arriving at the Dillon's Hotel in Letterkenny for our 3-night stay.

Tuesday

This morning we meet our informative guide for a 2-hour walking tour of Derry. After lunch, we enjoy a guided tour of the Tower Museum before strolling to the neo-gothic Guildhall where we discover its unique history and stunning stained-glass windows.

Wednesday

We travel this morning through hauntingly beautiful wilderness, pristine lakes, tumbling waterfalls and rugged mountains to Glenveagh National Park. On arrival we watch a short film on the history of the area before transferring to a shuttle bus which takes us to Glenveagh Castle where we enjoy a guided tour. The afternoon is free in Letterkenny.

Thursday

This morning we drive to Donegal where we embark on a
75-minute circular cruise of Donegal Bay. Free time in Donegal before we journey into County Mayo, pausing in Sligo before arriving at the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris for the next 3 nights.

Friday

We spend this morning at the National Museum of Ireland's Country Life before continuing to Westport for lunch followed by a 1-hour guided tour of Westport House - one of Ireland's most popular historic family homes.

Saturday

We are met by a local coach and driver for todays scenic excursion to Carrick-on-Shannon where we board the Moon River Pleasure Cruiser for a relaxing 1-hour cruise on the River Shannon. We complete our day with a visit to Strokestown Park & Irish National Famine Museum where we enjoy a 45-minute guided tour of the Georgian Palladian Mansion and a 40-minute tour of the Famine Museum

Sunday

We journey to Ennis, pausing en-route at Galway before arriving at the Tracey's West Country Hotel, Ennis and our 3-night stay.

Monday

We explore the Wild Atlantic Way as we journey to Doolin Pier where we board the Doolin ferry for a cruise to Inis Oirr and the Aran Islands. On arrival we enjoy a pony & trap tour before a stunning cruise to the base of the Cliffs of Moher (Weather permitting).

Tuesday

Travelling via the short ferry crossing from Killmer to Tarbert we visit the Foynes Flying Boat Museum before continuing to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

Wednesday

We drive east to Mullingar for our final night at the 4-star Bloomfield House Hotel.

Thursday

To Dublin for the afternoon ferry crossing and our homeward journey.

Your Hotel

 

Your Holiday Hotels

 

3* Dillon’s Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

4* McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, Co Mayo

3* Tracey’s West County Hotel, Ennis, Co Clare

 

Leisure Facilities at the McWilliam Park Hotel & the Tracey’s West County Hotel

 

Mobility Grade: 3 – This is a touring holiday and although most of the sightseeing is from the comfort of our coach, there are ferries to board and five different hotels, along with some guided walking tours. Please note that due to the nature of this holiday, customers with mobility difficulties may be limited in their enjoyment.

 

 

Duration, Departure Dates & Price

 

5 Day Tour

Sun 5 – Thu 16 May 2019 - £1499

 

Tour Departs: 07.30am

Returns By: 5.30pm

    

Supplements

 

Single Room: £228

Holiday Insurance: £59 (IPT included)

 

Passports will be required for this tour

 

Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.

 

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