Connemara, Galway and Westport
See County Galway, the Connemara National Park and Westport from our base in Clifden. With its spectacular scenery and emerging reputation as the West's 'Gourmet Capital', this is a wonderful base from which to explore.
Irish Lakelands • Connemara National Park • Westport House • Killary Fjord • Farm Visit
Day 1 Afternoon ferry crossing and overnight near Dublin.
Day 2 Travel across Ireland to thriving Galway for time at leisure before making your way to Clifden, your base for 4 nights.
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 Ireland's 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 Today is at leisure to enjoy Clifden, a relatively new but traditional Irish town, founded at the start of the 19th century. On request, it is possible to include an afternoon film in the hotel's own cinema.
Day 5 Travel through the Connemara National Park and witness the dramatic scenery of the Twelve Bens (or Pins) mountain range before arrival at Glen Keen Farm where you will be treated to a sheep herding demonstration, traditional Irish music and refreshments. On then to Killary where we include a delightful cruise for visitors to enjoy breathtaking scenery from the comfort of a purpose built cruise ship.
Day 6 Depart Clifden for a guided tour of the Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre in Moycullen. Following this visit, head towards Dublin for time at leisure before checking into the overnight hotel.
Day 7 Morning ferry crossing and homeward journey.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Clifden Station House Hotel, Connemara
A short walk from the centre of town, Clifden 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
• 4 nights half board in Clifden with:
Porter service, Full Irish breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Guided tour of Westport House
• Glen Keen Farm visit with refreshments
• Killary Fjord cruise
• Visit to the Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre
• 1 night half board on the inbound journey
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