Galway Bay

Galway Bay

The harbour city of Galway is a fascinating place to visit. Sitting where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean, at its heart is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs with live folk music.

The harbour city of Galway is a fascinating place to visit. Sitting where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean, at its heart is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs with live folk music. Remnants of the medieval town walls stand between shops selling handcrafted Claddagh rings, books and musical instruments.

 

 

Hotel: Salthill Hotel (4 nights D, B&B) May & September.

Situated on Galway promenade the hotel gives panoramic views of Galway Bay and the Clare hills. The hotel has 161 tastefully designed bedrooms all with multi-channel TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and free WiFi. There’s a swimming pool, a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, sauna, whirlpool and fully equipped gym.

 

Hotel: Connemara Coast Hotel (4 nights D, B&B) July

The hotel has 141 bedrooms of different styles all with TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and free WiFi. There’s a swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gym. Hotel does

not have a lift.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1

Belfast to Galway via Enniskillen and Sligo, arriving late afternoon

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Day 2

Galway was built at the point where the Corrib River enters the ocean and it is from here that we take a return boat trip up as far as Lough Corrib. After disembarkation you are free to spend the rest of the day in the city.

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Day 3

Today we travel inland to visit Rathbaun Farm to see traditional farming methods, vintage farm machinery and gasp as Watching Ted, the sheep dog, rounds up the sheep! After tea and scones (included) we travel south to the Ailwee Cave for a leisurely underground tour.

B, D

Day 4

It is Connemara today, calling at Clifden and Kylemore Abbey before travelling along the edge of Lough Inagh between the Twelve Bens and the Maumturk Mountains.

B, D

Day 5

Our journey home sees us stopping at Strokestown Park and the Irish National Famine Museum.

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B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included

Tour Highlights

Corrib River Cruise • Rathbaun Farm • Ailwee Cave • Connemara • Clifden • Kylemore Abbey • Strokestown Park & the National Famine Museum

 

Price Excludes

• Single Room Supplement from £115

• Holiday Insurance

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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