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From Dublin: 5-Day West Coast Self-Drive Tour

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Explore Ireland’s beautiful far West, with car rental and B&B accommodation included. Take in the spectacular scenery, coastal views, and mountains as you follow the Wild Atlantic Way.
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  • Explore Ireland’s beautiful far West
  • Spend a lively evening in Galway City
  • Take in the 'savage beauty' of the much-loved Burren region in Clare
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Day 1: Westport (approximately 3.5 hours driving from Dublin)

Upon arrival at Dublin Airport, meet the local rep to go over the itinerary. Head west and make a stop at the Killbeggan Distillery Experience. Arrive in Westport and check in at The Brooklodge Guesthouse (or similar accommodation). Drive out to Murrisk Abbey to catch a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean and Clew Bay. Head back to Westport and consider stopping at Molloy's Traditional Music Bar.

Day 2: Connemara (approx 2.5 hours driving)

After a hearty breakfast, hit the road and head past Murrisk. Drive to Louisburg and take in the views of the mountains and sea. Turn south towards Delphi Village along Dough Lough and Valley, one of Ireland's most scenic routes. Take a detour to see Mwelrea Mountain, then drive to the beautiful town of Leenane at Fjord, Killary. Consider taking a boat tour to Aasleagh Falls.

Continue to Clifden and visit Kylemore Abbey in the heart of the Connemara Mountains. Take the short drive to Bunowen Castle and visit the O'Flaherty Clan Castle. Drive to Creggoduff Beach at Irska, consider stopping for sunset kayaking or other watersports.

Upon return to Clifden, check in at the Kingston House. For some evening entertainment, stop by Lowry's Music and Whiskey Bar. 

Day 3: Galway (approx 2.5 hours driving)

Head south to the beautiful villages of Kilkieran and Costelloe, stopping at Roundstone for a refreshment. Continue east to meet Galway Bay and drive into Galway City. Check in at Lios-Inis’s B&B (or similar accommodation). See Spanish Arch, Lynch’s Castle, Dominic St and Shop Streets with its traditional buskers and street performers. For some evening fun, stop by An Pucan, Garavan's or Taylors.

Day 4: Clare (approx 2 hours driving)

Head out of Galway towards Clare, and make a short stop for pictures at beautiful Dunaguire Castle. Drive on to Kinvara Fishing village, then Bell Harbour and top  stop for coffee in Ballyvaughan. Continue on to Blackhead and enjoy the spectacular coastal views as you drive towards Fanore. Arrive in Doolin and check in at the Maloney House B&B. Whilst there, take a Cliffs of Moher sea cruise.

Day 5: Dublin (approx 3 hours driving)

Enjoy a late breakfast and then drive back to Dublin. Check in at Aghadoe House B&B (or similar accommodation). From there, a tour guide will pick you up for a 1 hour walking tour of Dublin. See sights including The Book of Kells and the Guinness Storehouse.
  • Airport meet and greet and tour pack
  • Five nights of select B&B accommodation
  • Pre paid activities including: Kilbeggan Distillery, Book of Kells, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Walking Tour, Cliffs of Moher Sea Cruise, Kylemore Abbey, Killary Fjord Boat Trip
  • Car-Hire VW Polo/Fiesta (Manual), including super damage waiver
  • Customer Care 24/7

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Product ID: 392143