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Welcome to Ireland!  Journey into the country’s heartbeat, and explore its tracks, trails and waterside towns along Ireland’s longest river, the Shannon en route to the Medieval town of Athlone.  

Sample Hotel

Hodson Bay Hotel

Highlights

River Shannon

Journey through deepest rural Ireland, stopping in tiny Drumshanbo to visit The Shed Distillery. Situated at the edge of Lough Allen, its the first distillery in the area for over one hundred years. See the Medieval copper pots and sample their signature whiskey and speciality Gunpowder Gin. Continue to Donegal, a thriving city boasting wild landscapes and isolated white sandy beaches. Voted one of the coolest places to visit by Lonely Planet, Donegal is also home to some of the world’s highest cliffs at Slieve League, whose bluffs tower above the ocean and offer panoramic views of both the mountains and coast. With so much to see and do, why not add an extra day to your trip here? Slow down the pace, experience the Glengesh Pass and this dramatic coastal region at its best.  

Sample Hotel

Brook Lodge B&B

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Shed Distillery, Donegal, Slieve League, Glengesh Pass

Continue traveling South along the Wild Atlantic Way to Westport in County Mayo.  Filled with wild nature and ancient heritage, the town overlooks Clew Bay and is affectionately known as the ‘Secret Riviera’ of the Wild Atlantic Way. Join a friendly Local Specialist and enjoy a leisurely walking tour of this pretty town. 

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Hotel Westport

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Full Breakfast

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Wild Atlantic Way, Westport, County Mayo, Clew Bay

Enjoy a day exploring one of the longest off-road walking and cycling trails in Ireland, the Great Western Greenway Originally the old Westport to Achill railway line, the stunning views and unique landscapes throughout the 42km trail make it the perfect active adventure to enjoy at your own pace.

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Hotel Westport

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Great Western Greenway, Westport, Achill Railway

The wild lands of Connemara National Park boast some of Ireland’s most breath-taking scenery. Take in views of shimmering lakes, sparkling brooks, wild woodlands and majestic mountains – including the spectacular Twelve Bens before heading towards Galway City. The ‘City of Tribes’ is the perfect place for getting a taste of Irish culture and to enjoy a bit of craic as it’s known for its amazing cafés, bars and thriving traditional music, song and dance scene. 

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Harbour Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

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Connemara National Park, The Twelve Bens

Park the car today and join a tour to the Aran Islands.  

Epitomizing the rugged beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way, these Isles offer a call-back to an ancient Ireland. Age-old historical sites dot the landscape and the locals here routinely speak Irish Gaelic – a special part of Irish heritage and culture. Experience a truly brilliant day out with a mix of activities to choose from – bask in the stunning scenery, visit golden beaches or take in archaeological antiquities. 

Sample Hotel

Harbour Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

Highlights

Galway Bay, Aran Islands

Enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at 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. Afterwards, head to Ireland’s bustling capital. Take in Georgian architecture, see amazing modern art and taste a tipple or two of the city’s famous whiskey to lift your spirits. Dublin has so much to offer, so why not add an extra night or two here to get a real taste of the city?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 your 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 $1144, mid $1555and high $1791 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 $1553, mid $2033 and high $2435 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