Gourmet Trails- Galway Extension

June to September

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights


Ireland is an ancient Celtic land where you will experience picturesque coastal towns and villages, green pastoral fields, soaring cliffs, wild barren landscapes, the crash of the ocean, the laugh of a local. Ireland is romantic, authentic, a home away from home where both old and modern seem to cohabit seamlessly on a small island in the middle of the sea. Packed with history and tradition your days are spent exploring the island of Ireland’s famous and of the beaten track sites of natural, cultural and political interest. A world renowned food scene means your evenings are spent dining in style and with the promise of a pub just around the corner, music and laughter are never far away. Your trip to Ireland will surprise and delight you but the people of Ireland will stay with you, long after your journey has taken you home.

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sheep Dog Demo & Galway city

Optional Two Night Connemara Extension

For those who wish to extend their time in Ireland today you visit The Burren National Park, designated a UNESCO site due to its unique other-worldly limestone landscape containing a fascinating mix of unusual flora, fauna, geology and ancient archeology alongside the thriving farming communities. This morning, visit some captivating collies at work demonstrating their herding skills against the backdrop of a 1,000 year old fort on a traditional working farm.

This afternoon, explore Galway’s bohemian charms either i the company of your guide or under your own steam if preferred.
Galway’s streets are full of street performers, buskers, live theatres and those who love to immerse themselves in the arts and culture scene. Along with the arts, Galway often holds festivals and markets such as the Galway oyster Festival, The Galway Arts Festival and even a comedy festival. Depending on the time of year you are visiting we will always give you the local low down on where to go.

This evening, we leave Galway city heading for the wild region of Connemara. Surrounded by The Twelve Bens Mountain range your deluxe hotel is nestled in a stunning valley with acres of forest, trails, mountains and countryside to enjoy.

We recommend you dine in the on site Fishermans Pub this evening for casual dining.

Overnight: Connemara
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Connemara National Park

Connemara National Park covers some 2,000 hectares of scenic mountains, expanses of bogs, heaths, grasslands and woodlands in County Galway. Within the park there are endless activities, cultural experience, quaint towns and villages and stunning landscapes to be explored.

Start your day with a guided hike catered to suit your own abilities offering magnificent views of this remote, wild corner of Ireland. Choose a gentle 5km stroll up Diamond Hill or a more challenging climb  rewarded with breathtaking vistas.
Following a reviving lunch in the nearby little town of Clifden, there is time to wander the quaint cafes, shops and businesses, maybe picking up some gifts or keepsakes for home, absorbing the culture and chatting with locals.

To celebrate your final night in Ireland, why not dine in the Owenmore Restaurant onsite at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel.

Overnight: Connemara
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Depart Ireland

After a delicious breakfast and perhaps a final walk around the hotel grounds and gardens, its time to leave Galway and make your way back to Dublin.
Your guide or a private transfer will take you to Galway Train Station where there are regular train links to Dublin.

If you have early flights, we can add an additional night in Dublin City or at an airport hotel for your convenience.


Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 2 nights accommodation Ireland, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Breakfast daily
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 1 to Day 3
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide on guided days 1 to 3
  • All guided activities mentioned in the itinerary specifically:
    • Sheep Dog Demo
    • Connemara National Park
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is a sample quote based on best available pricing however individual request will be quoted on a case by case basis.
Optional Upgrades Read More

Depending on dates, room upgrades may be available on request in most accommodations.

Pricing Read More


Please note the following prices are NET, based on a twin-share basis, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution:

Galway Extension 

  • 2 Clients –  €1,995 EURO per person
  • 4 Clients –  €1,185 EURO per person
  • 6 Clients –  €920 EURO per person


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