7 Day Coastal Drive Tour Galway – Connemara – Killarney

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • West Coast Drive along the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Cliffs of Moher and The Burren
  • Galway City Walking Tour
  • Killarney National Park
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Dingle Peninsula

DAY ONE – SHANNON TO GALWAY

Arrive Shannon Airport, where your personal driver guide will meet the group on arrival. Depart Shannon for your hotel in Galway for check-in and rest period followed later by a City Centre Walking Tour of the historic centre of Galway, a city famed for its picturesque medieval streets and lively nightlife.

8pm Visit Trad on The Prom, a celebration of Irish Dance (available selected dates only) Overnight in The Salthill Hotel, The Promenade, Galway. www.salthillhotel.com

DAY TWO – COAST OF GALWAY BAY, CONNEMARA & KYLEMORE ABBEY

Depart Galway City for Connemara, one of the most unspoiled areas in Ireland. You’ll travel along by Galway Bay towards the Irish-speaking Gaeltacht region, where roads stretch for miles through mountains and bogs without a house in sight. Visit the spot where Alcock & Brown crash landed after the first Transatlantic flight, and take a break in the pretty town of Clifden before a trip to the 19th century Kylemore Abbey; where you can visit the restored rooms of the Abbey and learn about its history and tales of tragedy and romance.

The beautiful Gothic Church is a short walk from the Abbey, nestled nearby is the Mausoleum where Mitchell and Margaret Henry are buried side by side. Admission into Kylemore Abbey included

Overnight: The Salthill Hotel, The Promenade, Galway

DAY THREE – THE COAST OF COUNTY CLARE INCLUDING THE CLIFFS OF MOHER AND THE BURREN

After breakfast at your hotel, head south from Galway. Your tour meanders along the Atlantic coast through picturesque towns and villages. You’ll marvel at the distinctive limestone landscape of The Burren, which boasts unique indigenous flowers and historic attractions, including the 4,000 year old portal tomb of the Poulnabrone Dolmen and the twelfth century Corcomroe Abbey.

After stopping for a break in the charming seaside town of Doolin, your tour continues with a trip to the iconic Cliffs of Moher, where you’ll feel the force of the Atlantic Ocean as you stand on the edge of Europe. The cliffs are 702 feet tall at their highest, providing a magical view stretching from mountain ranges to the Dingle Peninsula in Kerry. Entry to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre included.

Overnight: The Clarion Hotel, Limerick www.clarionhotellimerick.com

DAY FOUR – LIMERICK TO DINGLE, CO KERRY

Depart Limerick to head south to the Dingle Peninsula, which features some of the most stunning scenery in Ireland, made famous in movies such as Ryan’s Daughter and Far and Away. Your journey today will take you through majestic mountain passes to isolated villages including the Irish-speaking village of Dún Chaoin. At the Blasket Island Visitor Centre you will learn about the hardships and triumphs of life on these wild islands off the Kerry coast, which were populated by native Irish speakers until a final evacuation in 1953.

Overnight in 4 star Dingle Skellig Hotel (www.dingleskellig.com)

DAY FIVE – RING OF KERRY

The world famous Ring of Kerry provides the magical setting for a fascinating day of touring. This 179km long route winds through the rugged Iveragh peninsula, with jaw-dropping highlights including unspoiled beaches, windswept mountains, majestic waterfalls and medieval castles. Overnight in your hotel in Killarney, renowned for the craic of its pubs and an abundance of traditional music sessions.

Overnight: Randles Hotel, Killarney www.randleshotel.com

DAY SIX – TOUR OF KILLARNEY, MUCKROSS HOUSE AND GARDENS AND KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK.

After breakfast you’ll tour Killarney town, followed by a visit to the 19th century Muckross House on the shores of the Killarney Lakes. This Tudor mansion and its grounds are literally fit for royalty, as the lavish destination where Queen Victoria holidayed in 1861.

Overnight: Randles Hotel, Killarney.

DAY SEVEN- KERRY TO SHANNON

Transfer from your hotel via luxury coach to Shannon Airport for your journey home.

What’s included:

  • All transport aboard a luxury coach.
  • Guided tours of Galway City, The Burren/Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, Dingle Peninsula,
  • Ring of Kerry and Killarney
  • Admission to Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre, Kylemore Abbey, Muckross House, Blasket
  • Island Interpretive Centre
  • Overnight accommodation, B&B in quality hotels (including local taxes and charges). All
  • hotels subject to availability.
  • Memories to last a lifetime!

ALL ACCOMMODATION IN QUALITY FOUR STAR HOTELS WITH B&B INCLUSIVE

Price per person sharing, based on 10 paying passengers.

High Season – June, July, August and September: €1400.00

Low Season: €1125.00

SUBJECT TO HOTEL AVAILABILITY