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An Epic Escape to the Wild Atlantic Way

An Epic Escape to The Wild Atlantic Way

Sun 22 - Sat 28 Sep 2024: A 7 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to An Epic Escape to The Wild Atlantic Way with Johnsons Coaches

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Sunday 22nd to Saturday 28th September 2024




Immerse yourself in a premier experience on Ireland’s spectacular coastal route in Co. Clare’s top hotel. Revel in unspoilt natural beauty with our VIP meet-the-owner experience to Scattery Island –an uninhabited slice of tranquil heaven. Embark on a tour of the coastline wonders of the Wild Atlantic Way accompanied by a local expert.


Look What’s Included

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ Seating & Legroom

  • Return Ferry Sailings

  • 6 nights half board

  • Return Ferry Crossings

  • Outlined excursions

  • Irish National Stud/Japanese Gardens

  • Return Sailings to Scattery Island with Q&A with the Owner

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

  • Guided tour of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

  • Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience


Not included: All lunches


We travel north for our afternoon sailing to Dublin. We continue to the 3-star Parkview Hotel in Newtonmountkennedy County Wicklow for dinner and our overnight stay.


Departing our hotel we visit the Irish National Stud at Kildare, home to some of Ireland’s most revered thoroughbreds and the adjacent Japanese Gardens. We continue our journey across Ireland to County Clare, arriving at the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis in time for dinner and our 4-night stay.


Set sail on an adventure to tranquil Scattery Island, uninhabited for over fifty years. Previously awarded The European Destination of Excellence for Cultural Tourism and framed within the calm waters of the Shannon Estuary, this incredible location has been the backdrop to Irish myths for centuries. Traverse ancient ruins, and take in the wealth of historic sites, including five churches, a cathedral, a magnificent round tower and the homes of the island’s previous inhabitants. Hear tales of the Vikings, monks and pirates that have called this truly unique place home during an exclusive Q&A with the owner.


Built in 1425 and set in 26 acres of Clare countryside, Bunratty Castle is the most complete and authentic medieval castle in Ireland. Look through a window into Ireland’s past as you wander the vast treasure trove of rich tapestries and historic artifacts. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of 19th century rural life in the enchanting folk park, complete with farmhouses, working shops, a post office and school. Drink in a vivid cocktail of colours in the Regency Walled Garden, meet baby lambs, rabbits and ducks at Pa’s Pet Farm, or enjoy a pint of stout in McNamara and Son’s traditional Irish pub during this delightful dive into Irish heritage. Free time in Ennis during the afternoon.


Journey along the shores of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, guided by our local expert. First stopping at the world-renowned Cliffs of Moher, where you can view Europe’s breathtaking western frontier and enjoy the spectacular vistas dotted with puffins, penguins and the even the odd dolphin. Moving north the next stop is the charming village of Doolin, home of traditional Irish music. On to the Burren, where cool grey rock etched with crevices and cracks tumbles down to the Atlantic Ocean. The vast lunar-like landscape is thought to have inspired the setting for ‘Middle Earth’ in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of The Rings.


Departing our hotel we retrace our steps across Ireland arriving in County Wicklow for dinner and our overnight stay.


Breakfast at the Hotel, a leisurely drive to Dublin with free time to explore before checking into the port and sailing homeward bound.

Your Hotel


4* The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, County Clare

The 4-star Old Ground Hotel is one of the top hotels in Clare and offers guests award-winning hotel accommodation. This beautifully restored 18th century manor house contains spacious rooms which quickly become a home away from home. Located in the centre of the attractive medieval town of Ennis, situated on the doorstep of The Burren Geopark, Bunratty, Loop Head Peninsula and many more ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ highlights, this hotel is an ideal location for a visit to Ireland as you can explore the very attraction County Clare has to offer. Restaurant and bar. Lift to all floors.


Duration, Dates and Prices:

Sun 22 - Sat 28 Sep '24

6 Nights



Departs: 7.30am

Returns: 10.30pm



Single Room: £248

Holiday Insurance: £79.50


(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)


Even though passports are not needed to travel to Ireland, ferry companies request passengers to carry some form of PHOTO ID, which may be required for inspection.


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