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The West - Mayo and Galway

Car tour: 8 days (7 nights)

Mayo landscape

Explore the real West of Ireland on this 8 day tour of Galway and Mayo taking in two of the real gems of the West, Westport town and Galway city.  

Kylemore abbey Westport in Co. Mayo nestles in the shadow of Croagh Patrick, one of Europe’s best known places of Pilgrimage. Few towns can match Westport’s charisma or appealing continental flavour, cheerful, multi-coloured shop fronts jostle for attention along with a bewildering array of pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants. Two real must see destinations in this area are Westport House and Kylemore Abbey or cross the bridge to Achill Island and explore its magnificent sandy beaches.

For a real cosmopolitan feel, Galway City is a chilled-out destination with traditional pubs, buskers, street theatre and quirky shops. Galway has quiet roads making it very easy for you to explore this region in your own car - known as ‘Connemara’ with the 12 Bens Mountain range providing a wonderful backdrop or drive the Sky Road from Clifden. With its combination of awe-inspiring scenery, fascinating heritage and warm welcome, the west coast of Ireland won’t fail to impress.


Tour Itenerary 

Day One
Arrive into Dublin for overnight stay in the three star Sandymount Hotel, Dublin city or similar.  


Arrive Rosslare with overnight at four star The Millrace Hotel, Bunclody, Co. Wexford

Days Two to Four
Three nights at the four star  Westport Coast Hotel, Westport, Co. Mayo

Day Five and Six
Two nights at the four star Galway Bay Hotel, just a short drive from Galway city.

Galway Bay Hotel

Day Seven
Head back to the Sandymount Hotel in Dublin city or The Millrace Hotel for overnight stay before sailing home.

Day Eight
Say goodbye to Ireland and sail home from Dublin or Rosslare.

Price: This tour includes return car ferry and 7 nights B&B. Prices start from £382 each from Dublin or from £370 each via Rosslare, sharing twin/double room. Ask about our free child places.

Our car tours can be flexible to suit your holiday needs,  just let us know where and how long you want to stay in Ireland. Our fares start from £69 for you and your car [one way] available for travel up to December 17th 2014 and is valid for midweek travel (Tues & Wed) on night cruise ferry departures on Holyhead & Pembroke services. Must be booked min. 60 days in advance of travel date. T & C’s apply

For more info call: 08717 300 400  More accommodation in the west