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Welcome to Ireland!  Journey into the country’s heartbeat, and explore its tracks, trails and waterside towns along the River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river.

Sample Hotel

Hodson Bay Hotel

Highlights

River Shannon

Journey north to Donegal, do stop off at the Shed Distillery with its Medieval copper pots in deepest rural Ireland on the edge of a lake in DrumshanboVoted one of the coolest places to visit by Lonely Planet, Donegal is packed with wild landscapes, isolated white sandy beaches and some of the world’s highest cliffs at Slieve League, towering above the ocean and offering panoramic views of both the mountains and coast. Perhaps add an extra day here to your trip, slow down the pace and experience the Glengesh Pass and this dramatic coastal region at its best. 

Sample Hotel

Brook Lodge B&B

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Donegal, Glengesh Pass, Slieve League, Shed Distillery

Continue traveling South along the Wild Atlantic Way to Westport in County Mayo. Enjoy a walking tour of this pretty town, filled with wild nature, ancient heritage and overlooking Clew Bay.

Sample Hotel

Hotel Westport

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Clew Bay, County Mayo, Westport, Wild Atlantic Way

The longest off-road walking and cycling trail in Ireland, the Great Western Greenway follows the renowned Westport to Achill railway that closed in 1937. Its stunning views of our unique landscapes makes it perfect for an active adventure at your own pace.

Sample Hotel

Hotel Westport

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Achill Railway, Great Western Greenway, Westport

A wild land of rocky mountains and sparkling brooks, Connemara National Park will take your breath away. Here you’ll see some of our most grand scenery and take in views of mountains, bogs and woodlands. Travel through The Twelve Bens and stay in one of this region’s prettiest villages or historic properties. While in Connemara don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit a working hill sheep farm and watch border Collie sheepdogs herding Connemara Blackface sheep.

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Harbour Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Connemara National Park, The Twelve Bens

Park the car today and join a tour to the Aran Islands. Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is known for its wild beauty – and the Aran Islands is at the centre of it. In a call-back to an ancient Ireland of yesteryear, the Aran Island locals routinely speak Gaelic, a special part of Irish heritage and culture. You’ll experience a truly brilliant day out with a mix of activities available on the islands: bask in stunning scenery; visit golden beaches, or take in archaeological antiquities.

Sample Hotel

Harbour Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Galway Bay, Aran Islands

Visit the Cliffs of Moher, a natural masterpiece set against the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, and part of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Burren Geopark, before heading back East to Ireland’s capital. Drive to Dublin, to see Georgian architecture, get a look at some amazing modern art and taste some of the city’s famous whiskey to lift your spirits.

 

Additional nights in Dublin can be added.

Sample Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Dublin City

Make your way to Dublin airport, for you trip home. Safe home, go n-ardóidh an bótharchunbualadhleat, may the road rise to meet you.

Meals

Full Breakfast

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What's Included?

Range of Hertz rental car options available from airport and city locations

Your selection of hand-selected accommodations from B&B’s to castles, manors and hotels

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Your selection of pre-organized sightseeing

Full breakfast included daily

*Trip USD Pricing for this itinerary is low $1241, mid $1484 and high $1970 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 02 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. CST#2084503-20

^Trip CAD Pricing for this itinerary is low $1444, mid $1726 and high $2312 based on the following effective from dates: Low - 02 January, Mid - 01 October, High - 02 July. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. All prices and itineraries are subject to change until all services have been confirmed and paid in full. For up to date pricing contact your Brendan Vacations Celtic Expert. BN#776064719 | TICO # R50025597 and W50025598