The Isles of Aran, Achill & the Fields of Athenry by Air


Achill Island

Visit: Achill Island, Ireland

Cliffs Of Moher

Visit: Cliffs Of Moher, Ireland

About the Tour

Fly to Dublin and experience glorious Western coastlines, character-filled islands and a taste of Irish tradition on this 6-day holiday by air. Our tour begins as we travel across the Midlands region of Ireland, through the ‘Fields of Athenry’ to Galway, where we enjoy an evening of entertainment at the Galway Bay Hotel. We then travel to Connemara and witness the charming coast and countryside. What’s more, we enjoy a boat ride to view the world-famous Cliffs of Moher and visit the Aran Islands, where you have the option to enjoy a light lunch with local music, and a glass of the ‘Black Stuff’ at Watty’s Bar. And that’s not all, we’ll have free time in Westport, and visit the picturesque Achill Island.

Tour Includes


  • 5 nights hotel with Irish breakfast
  • 1 light lunch & 4 evening meals
  • 1 night ‘dining out’ experience – ‘Trad on the Prom Dinner & Dance Night’
  • Return flights to Dublin
  • Airport transfers in Ireland
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Fly to Dublin, and join our coach as we travel across the Midlands region of Ireland to our hotel, in Galway for two nights, via a little singalong through the historic ‘Fields of Athenry’. Tonight, we include an evening of great entertainment and food with the Trad on the Prom ‘Dinner & Dance’ at the Galway Bay Hotel.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    A morning ride out to see some of the glorious Connemara coast and countryside. On our way back for a free afternoon in Galway, we call by the tiny village of Cong where John Wayne first charmed Maureen O’Hara. Galway is home to a host of fascinating buildings and architectural delights, including the Cathedral, St. Nicholas’ Church and the quaint streets of the Latin Quarter.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Morning boat ride out to view the world-famous Cliffs of Moher, before continuing on to visit the Aran Islands. There is an option once here to be collected by coach (arranged by Joe Watty’s Bar & Restaurant) and taken up to the venue for a light lunch, half a Guinness and a little local music. We enjoy a short visit to the pilgrimage village of Knock before arriving in Castlebar, for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Light Lunch, Dinner

    Westport is just a short ride away and as well as a little free time, we have included a ride on the road train up to Westport House. In the afternoon, we continue around Clew Bay to visit picturesque Achill Island.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    We head back to Dublin for an optional sightseeing tour and free time.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Travel to the airport for your return flight home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Boat ride
    • Westport House & road train excursion
    • Guided highlights tour of Dublin

    Optional Excursions & Visits


    Notes


    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for two nights at the 3-star Connacht Hotel in Galway. In County Mayo, we stay for two nights at the 4-star Harlequin Hotel in 

    Castlebar. Overnight stay in Dublin area will in a city style hotel.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour, you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

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