Connemara, Galway and Westport
See County Galway, the Connemara National Park and Westport from our base in Clifden. A relatively new but traditional Irish town, Clifden was founded at the start of the 19th century and is Connemaras largest town. With its spectacular scenery and emerging reputation as the Wests "Gourmet Capital", this is a wonderful base from which to explore.
Irish Lakelands • Connemara National Park • Westport House • Killary Fjord Cruise • Galway
Day 1 Afternoon ferry crossing and overnight near Dublin.
Day 2 Travel across Ireland to thriving Galway for time at leisure. In addition to being a popular coastal destination, the combination of the citys cobbled streets and cosmopolitan centre are a delight. Proceed to Clifden for a 3 night stay at the Clifden Station House Hotel, Connemara.
Day 3 Journey west for an included tour of Westport House. Built in 1730, the house boasts original architecture within a superb parkland setting including a lake, terraces, waterfalls and magnificent views of Irelands holy mountain, Croagh Patrick. The rest of the day is free to explore the pretty town of Westport, situated on the shores of Clew Bay.
Day 4 Following a morning at leisure to enjoy Clifden, travel through the Connemara National Park and witness the dramatic scenery of the Twelve Bens (or Pins) mountain range to Killary where we include a delightful cruise for visitors to enjoy breathtaking scenery from the comfort of a purpose built cruise ship. If required and at an additional cost, it is possible to include a visit to the wonderful Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden on this day.
Day 5 Depart Clifden and head to Dublin. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure in the capital city before checking in to the overnight hotel.
Day 6 Morning ferry crossing and homeward journey.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
Clifden Station House Hotel, Connemara
A short walk from the centre of town, this hotel's origins will impress. More than 70 years ago the last steam train departed from Clifden station. The station has been magnificently restored and transformed into this lovely hotel.
• 3 star • 78 bedrooms • Lift
• Leisure facilities • Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• Return ferry crossings
• 1 night half board on the outbound journey
• 3 nights half board in Clifden with:
Porter service, Full Irish breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Guided tour of Westport House
• Killary Fjord cruise
• Visit to the Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre
• 1 night half board on the inbound journey
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