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Start your adventure along the Wild Atlantic Way! And what better way to start than taking a Cliffs of Moher Cruise. Travel along the coastal road through County Clare taking in Lahinch and the Burren - a UNESCO Global Geopark, before reaching Galway City, the ‘City of Tribes.’ This city is the perfect place for getting a taste of our culture as it’s known for its amazing cafés and bars with a thriving traditional music, song, and dance scene. 

Recommended Experience: Cliffs of Moher Cruise

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Harbour Hotel

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Wild Atlantic Way, Cliffs of Moher, County Clare , Lahinch, Burren, Galway

Off the west coast at the mouth of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands are famous for their Irish speaking community and unique way of life. Opt to explore this Island on your own or take a mini-bus tour with a local guide. Embark on an exploration of its Celtic churches, dramatic cliffs and stunning shores.

Recommended Experience: Aran Islands Excursion

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Harbour Hotel

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Full Breakfast

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Galway Bay, Aran Islands

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.

Recommended Experience: Sheepdog Demonstration

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Abbeyglen Castle

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Full Breakfast

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Connemara National Park, The Twelve Bens

Continue traveling North 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.

Recommended Experience: Walking Tour of Westport

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Hotel Westport

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Full Breakfast

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Wild Atlantic Way, Westport, County Mayo, Clew Bay

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.

Recommended Experience: Cycle the Great Western Greenway

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Hotel Westport

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Full Breakfast

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Great Western Greenway, Westport , Achill railway

Voted 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

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Full Breakfast

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Donegal, Slieve League, Glengesh Pass

Journey into the country’s heartbeat, and explore its tracks, trails and waterside towns along the River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river. Do, stop off at the Shed Distillery with its Medieval copper pots in deepest rural Ireland on the edge of a lake in Drumshanbo.

Recommended Experience: Shed Distillery

Sample Hotel

Hodson Bay Hotel

Meals

Full Breakfast

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River Shannon, Shed Distillery

The beauty of staying in the Hidden Heartlands is that you have a choice to depart from Shannon or Dublin. Journey times are the same, so why not opt to stay another day in one of these locations.

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Full Breakfast

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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 $1084, mid $1246 and high $1695 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 $1436, mid $1657 and high $2251 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