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Westport and Islands of the Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way

Mon 10 October - Fri 14 October 2022: A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Ireland with Jones Holidays

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WESTPORT & ISLANDS OF THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY

 

10 – 14 October 2022

Monday – Friday

5 Days

From £569

 

Acknowledged as one of the best places to live in Ireland, Westport is a fabulous town with picturesque views. From here, our itinerary takes in stunning Kylemore Abbey, Glen Keen Farm and a day trip to the beautiful islands of Clare and Achill.

 

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Westport    |   Kylemore Abbey   |   Glen Keen Farm   |   Claire island   |   Achill Island

 

DAY ONE – Arrival

We depart from your home and travel to Holyhead and our ferry crossing to Dublin and on to our hotel in Westport.

 

DAY TWO – Kylemore Abbey and Glen Keen Farm

We spend this morning at stunning Kylemore Abbey, the home of Benedictine nuns since 1920, and one of Ireland’s best loved attractions, set amongst the splendour of the Connemara landscape. The nuns have restored the abbey, gothic church, and beautiful 6-acre Victorian walled garden, which is divided in two by a mountain stream. There is also a visitor experience that tells the story of the abbey through the generations. We have free time to explore and enjoy lunch in the stylish café before we make our way to Glen Keen Farm, one of Ireland’s largest sheep farms, with a rich history of tradition and heritage that spans six generations. On our 90-minute visit, we enjoy a guided walk that takes in a live sheep herding demonstration along with tea/coffee, home baked scones, and a traditional Irish music session.

 

DAY THREE – Westport

This morning, our guide will meet us at the hotel from where we will enjoy a 1-hour guided walking tour of Westport town. Our expert local guide will tell us all we need to know about Westport including fascinating facts on its history and culture, and we will hear all the insider information on the best places to go for everything - from the best pubs and Irish music to the best ice cream and hot chocolate! Once in receipt of all this useful information, we spend the rest of the day exploring at leisure.

 

DAY FOUR – Clare Island and Achill Island

Today we head to Roonagh quay and take a 15-minute boat trip across to Clare Island. Famous as the ancestral home of the legendary Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley (Granuaile), the island is just 5 miles by 3 miles long but for such a small island is rich in history and culture. On arrival, we are met by our guide who will give us an Island Heritage Talk before we visit Granuaile’s Castle. We can enjoy a stroll around the picturesque harbour and beach before enjoying a soup and sandwich lunch at the Sailor’s Bar. After lunch, we catch the early afternoon ferry to Achill Island, where we meet our coach. We spend free time in Keel, which boasts a beautiful 3km white sandy beach, before we travel back to the mainland via the bridge, enjoying the stunning scenery as we go.

 

DAY FIVE – Departure

After breakfast this morning we leave our hotel and make our way back to Dublin and our ferry crossing and home.

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick-up

  • 4 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • Tea/coffee after dinner each evening

  • Entertainment on 1 night

  • Admission to Kylemore Abbey

  • Admission and Live Sheep Herding Demonstration at Glen Keen Farm

  • Scones and Tea/coffee at Glen Keen Farm

  • Westport Walking Tour

  • Clare Island Ferry Crossings

  • Lunch on 1 day.

 



*Please Note:  Currency is Southern Ireland is Euros.  No Passport is required, but Photo ID is necessary i.e. driving licence/bus pass.

 

WYATT HOTEL, WESTPORT

Located in the heart of glorious Westport town, this charming boutique hotel offers a very warm Irish welcome and excellent bar and lounge facilities. All traditionally designed bedrooms are to a good size and standard and all are equipped with a TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and a lift. The hotel is popular with guests and locals alike and features an intimate style restaurant, a popular brasserie bar and a large traditional bar with plenty of seating where live entertainment takes place. There is also a lovely lounge area where drinks are served. Guests also have use of the town leisure centre free of charge.

 

DAY ONE

*Please Note: Currency is Southern Ireland is Euros. No Passport is required, but Photo ID is necessary i.e. driving licence/bus pass.

We depart from your home and travel to Holyhead and our ferry crossing to Dublin and on to our hotel in Westport.

D

DAY TWO

We spend this morning at stunning Kylemore Abbey, the home of Benedictine nuns since 1920, and one of Ireland's best loved attractions, set amongst the splendour of the Connemara landscape. The nuns have restored the abbey, gothic church, and beautiful 6-acre Victorian walled garden, which is divided in two by a mountain stream. There is also a visitor experience that tells the story of the abbey through the generations. We have free time to explore and enjoy lunch in the stylish café before we make our way to Glen Keen Farm, one of Ireland's largest sheep farms, with a rich history of tradition and heritage that spans six generations. On our 90-minute visit, we enjoy a guided walk that takes in a live sheep herding demonstration along with tea/coffee, home baked scones, and a traditional Irish music session.

B, D

DAY THREE

This morning, our guide will meet us at the hotel from where we will enjoy a 1-hour guided walking tour of Westport town. Our expert local guide will tell us all we need to know about Westport including fascinating facts on its history and culture, and we will hear all the insider information on the best places to go for everything - from the best pubs and Irish music to the best ice cream and hot chocolate! Once in receipt of all this useful information, we spend the rest of the day exploring at leisure.

B, D

DAY FOUR

Today we head to Roonagh quay and take a 15-minute boat trip across to Clare Island. Famous as the ancestral home of the legendary Pirate Queen Grace O'Malley (Granuaile), the island is just 5 miles by 3 miles long but for such a small island is rich in history and culture. On arrival, we are met by our guide who will give us an Island Heritage Talk before we visit Granuaile's Castle. We can enjoy a stroll around the picturesque harbour and beach before enjoying a soup and sandwich lunch at the Sailor's Bar. After lunch, we catch the early afternoon ferry to Achill Island, where we meet our coach. We spend free time in Keel, which boasts a beautiful 3km white sandy beach, before we travel back to the mainland via the bridge, enjoying the stunning scenery as we go.

B, D

DAY FIVE

After breakfast this morning we leave our hotel and make our way back to Dublin and our ferry crossing and home.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

Luxury coach travel

Home pick-up

4 nights' accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

Tea/coffee after dinner each evening

Entertainment on 1 night

Admission to Kylemore Abbey

Admission and Live Sheep Herding Demonstration at Glen Keen Farm

Scones and Tea/coffee at Glen Keen Farm

Westport Walking Tour

Clare Island Ferry Crossings

Lunch on 1 day.

 

*Please Note:  Currency is Southern Ireland is Euros.  No Passport is required, but Photo ID is necessary i.e. driving licence/bus pass.

 

WYATT HOTEL, WESTPORT

Located in the heart of glorious Westport town, this charming boutique hotel offers a very warm Irish welcome and excellent bar and lounge facilities. All traditionally designed bedrooms are to a good size and standard and all are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel is popular with guests and locals alike and features an intimate style restaurant, a popular brasserie bar and a large traditional bar with plenty of seating where live entertainment takes place. There is also a lovely lounge area where drinks are served. Guests also have use of the town leisure centre free of charge.

 

DAYS

TOUR DATE

DEPARTS

TERMS

SUPPLEMENT

5

10 – 14 OCT 2022

MONDAY

£569

£96 SINGLE

JONES HOLIDAYS INSURANCE

£56

 



 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to the tour single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door-to-door pick-up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change. Covid-19 restrictions may apply.

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