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Four Days "West by North West" Starting from USD $584 per person, twin share
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Commences: Dublin, Ireland
Introduction:
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The very best way to spend a long weekend. The West and North-West of Ireland, in Counties Clare, Galway and Mayo, including the world famous Connemara region contain some of the most stunning, unspoilt and undiscovered areas of Ireland.

It is a region with a huge amount to offer a visitor, and all in a relatively small area. You will have the chance to go for walks, ride a bike or a horse, surf an Atlantic wave, try your hand at fishing or hit a golf ball. The range of activities available is huge and qualified and experienced instructors supervise all. You'll also have the chance not to do the activities and just take it easy for four days while you are shown around.

Tour Highlights:

  • Galway Bay's Atlantic coastline
  • Overnight in three beautiful fishing villages
  • Walk in Connemara Mountains
  • Have a barbecue, bonfire and game of Gaelic football
  • Amazing Atlantic sunsets
  • Drive across the sand to an Island
  • Great pubs and live music
  • Stunning castles and legendary places
  • Drive through hidden valleys with dark, mysterious lakes

    On this tour you will reach areas that are totally remote, stunningly beautiful, rich in history and heritage, away from mainstream tourism and not in any guide book. The trips are informative, visiting some of Ireland's hidden historical treasures, finding out about the rich historical heritage and perfect for those visiting Ireland for the first time. Meet the locals and witness a traditional way of life that still survives today.

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    Departure and Return Details
    Go Anywhere 4x4 Tour Vehicles
    Go Anywhere 4x4 Tour Vehicles
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    Departure Dates:
    Thursday and Saturday

    No tours will operate between December 09, 2004 and January 20, 2005.

    Departure Point:
    Dublin Tourism Centre, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2

    Departure Time:
    8:30am

    Return Details:
    The tour concludes at the original point of departure between 5:30pm - 6:00pm

    Itinerary:
    SAMPLE ITINERARY

    Day 1: Dublin - Doolin, Co Clare
    Depart Dublin. Take an optional visit to the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery - this is oldest Pot Still distillery in the world! Travel through Counties Dublin, Kildare, West Meath, Roscommon and Galway. Arrive Atlantic coastline for pub lunch or picnic. Explore Kinvarra village including Dunguire Castle, ancient seat of the High Kings of Munster, Hookers - traditional Sailing boats. Overnight at Doolin Activity Lodge, Doolin.

    Day 2: Doolin - Roundstone, Co Galway
    Depart Doolin. Visit Poulnabrone Dolmen, famous megalithic tomb. Off-road short cut back towards Galway city. Lunch stop in Galway city. Head north into Connemara region, famous for its wild and rugged landscape and stunning scenery. Go for a walk in the Mamturk Mountains and follow the footsteps of St Patrick. Visit Dogs Bay Beach - white sandy beach to watch the sun go down. Overnight at the Bali Lodge, Clifden.

    Day 3: Roundstone - Newport, Co Mayo
    Depart Roundstone/Clifden. Visit Claddaghduff/Cleggan and rent horses for a gallop along the beach or drive across the Omey Island at low tide. Go for a walk in the Connemara National Park and see Twelve Bens Mountain Range. Admire Kylemore Abbey, one of Ireland's most beautiful buildings and visit Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord. Stop at Leenane for a quick pint in 'The Field Pub', named after the movie which was filmed here, at the head of Killary Harbour.

    Next you'll visit cross into County Mayo and into the Mweelrea Mountains. Visit Doolough Valley and follow the road up through the Mountain pass of 'The valley of the Black Lake' - absolutely stunning! In the evening you'll visit Silver Strand Beach for bonfire, barbecue and a game of Gaelic football on one of the most remote and beautiful beaches in Ireland. At Croagh Patrick, walk up the Mountain from where St Patrick banished the snakes from Ireland. Overnight at Mccarthy's B&B, Westport.

    Day 4: Newport - Dublin
    Depart Westport. Heading due south stop at Partry Mountains for a walk and to clear the head. Visit Lough Mask which offers a great view down onto on of Ireland's biggest lakes. Pass through this Irish-speaking region of Gaeltacht. Lunch stop and possible visit to Ashford Castle (once home to the Guinness family). Head East through counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Stop at River Shannon, cross back over into Leinster, the east of Ireland. There may be a possible stop for a pint on the way home at Tyrellspass Castle. You will arrive in Dublin between 5:30pm - 6:00pm.

     
    Additional

    Inclusions:

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Full Irish breakfasts daily
  • Qualified and experienced guided
  • Transportation in 4x4 Land-Rovers

    Exclusions:

  • All meals, except breakfast
  • Optional activities including (horse-riding, surfing, golf, etc)

    Additional Info:

  • This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of Booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • The tour operates with a minimum of two and a maximum of 11 adults
  • This is not a bus tour, it is a 4X4 adventure. You will go off the road and explore remote areas of outstanding beauty. Far beyond the reach of mortal tourists. There is loads of space, the seats are soft and comfy and because we like fresh air, you can open all the windows. We never leave home without a barbecue and there is tea and coffee on board.

    What to Bring:

  • Shoes / Boots - Walking boots are ideal but good runners are usually okay
  • Waterproof jacket - very important
  • Camera - plenty of spare film
  • Tracksuit bottoms that you don't mind getting wet

    Accommodation List:
    A vital part of your adventure is the effort which has been put in to find the right accommodation. The small group sizes allow a variety of smaller high quality establishments to choose from. There'll be roaring fires, crisp clean bed-linen and full Irish breakfasts - we'll have to tear you away.

    Pricing Policy:

  • This tour is not suitable for children aged 17 years and under

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    Pricing
    Four Days "West by North West" per person
    Season Single Twin
    Jan 1, 2004 to Dec 31, 2004 Jan 1, 2005 to Dec 31, 2005 Jan 1, 2004 to Dec 31, 2004 Jan 1, 2005 to Dec 31, 2005
    Days of Week Adult Adult Adult Adult
    Thu, Sat $648.00 $648.00 $584.00 $584.00
    Prices are in USD and are listed as a guide only.
     
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