2020 Ireland: Wild Atlantic Way

Oct. 10 – 18 
Tour Operator: AHI Travel (Read additional tour details here.)
Price: From $3,195 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
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From remote Achill Island to the lively city of Galway, feast your eyes on the untamed beauty of Ireland’s western coast, a stunning seaside stretch dubbed the “Wild Atlantic Way.” Nestled along the green hillsides and rugged terrain, you’ll discover inviting villages, historic abbeys and ancient monuments on this seven-night adventure. See the moors and mountains of Achill Island, admire Connemara’s glacier-carved landscape and stroll through the picture-perfect village of Cong. Watch border collies command their herd during a demonstration at a family-owned farm. Visit Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery and walk among the 5,000-year-old tombs into Ireland’s Stone Age past. In Galway, sample sweet and savory artisan treats on a culinary tour. Learn about the poetry of Yeats, Ireland’s artistic heritage, and more with local experts. Enjoy first-class accommodations at your home base in welcoming Westport along with an extensive meal plan, including wine at dinner.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Shannon | Westport
  • Day 3 : Achill Island
  • Day 4 : County Sligo
  • Day 5 : Westport
  • Day 6 : Cong | Galway
  • Day 7 : Connemara
  • Day 8 : Westport
  • Day 9 : Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a GAA member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or join online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2020 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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