Connemara And Galway City Day Tour From Dublin

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    1: Paddywagon Tours, 5 Beresford Pl, Gardiner Street Lower, Northside, Dublin, Ireland
    2: Discover Ireland Information Office (Fáilte Ireland), 14 O'Connell Street Upper, Northside, Dublin, D01 WP.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Connemara is truly the wilderness of Ireland, ravaged during the great potato famine of 1847-1851. This landscape was left barren; however, its true beauty remains intact.
With fabulous lakes, romantic castles, stone walls, and deserted valleys, Connemara has been featured in many blockbuster movies such as The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, and The Guard with Brendan Gleeson.
Not only will you be introduced to this amazing part of Ireland during the during tour, but you will also visit Galway city for a 2-hour stop. There will be plenty of time to explore the highlights of this traditional, colorful, and beautiful tribal city.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Paddywagon tours, Dublin, County Dublin

We depart Dublin and make our way West for a great day Tour to Connemara.On our way across the midlands of Ireland we shall make a comfort stop for refreshments and a chance to stretch your legs.On arrival in Connemara, We will visit the picturesque village of Cong, this is a national Tidy-Town winner and the location for the Oscar winning Hollywood movie - The Quiet Man.

Stop At: Royal Abbey of Cong, Cong, County Mayo, Western Ireland

Famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film Quiet Man, the village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous and a wedding venue for a host of international stars ie Pierce Brosnan. From beautiful abbeys to medieval castles, rivers, stunning lakes and babbling brooks, Cong is a true picture postcard of Ireland! We take a break here with a visit to Cong Abbey, the ruins of an Augustinian monastery. Take time to enjoy lunch in this beautiful village.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland

Lough CorribWell know for its fishing, Lough Corrib is the second largest lake in Ireland after Lough Neagh. Surrounded by its abundance of wildlife such as otters, hawks, minks, birds the lake consists of 356 different islands. The most famous island among them is Inchagoil island with its spectacular views of Maumturk range, Joyce country, and the mountains of Connemara.Connemara WildernessWe continue our drive through the wilderness of Connemara. We enjoy this unique landscape, beautiful lakes, valleys, and mountainous scenery. Ravaged by famine, and predominantly Gaelic the people here still strive to maintain the remanence of rural culture and the traditional Irish way of life.The Deserted ValleyWe head back to Galway via the Maam Valley, an area of scenic and unsurpassed beauty with the lakes of Connemara which unfold in among the twelve Bens mountains. We then travel back along the coast and Galway bay through Spiddal, and enjoy magnificent views of the Atlantic Coastline to Galway and Aran Islands.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Galway bay, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland

We arrive in Galway, known as the city of tribes and once home to Christopher Columbus. The city is Ireland's traditional capital and home to some of our finest traditional musicians. Our 2 hour stop allows you to explore the city at your leisure. Explore highlights like the Spanish Arch, St. Nicholas Cathedral, the colourful Shop Street or maybe even sample some world famous Galway bay oysters.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Paddy's Palace

The tour will depart Galway to return to Dublin at approximately 8:30pm.

Inclusions

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Professional guide

Live commentary on board

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please note: You must reconfirm your pick up location directly with the supplier. Refer to voucher for further information

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Feb-2020

    Had a fantastic day....Alex the coach driver was very informative and had a great sence of humour, which made the long drive seem shorter.

  • 18-Mar-2019

    Dan the driver was good.
    About Connemara it was a little disappointing : lot of road,no place to park

  • 16-Jan-2018

    If you don't know the Galway Girl song yet, you will by the end of this tour. What beautiful countryside along the wild atlantic way! And if your tour guide pulls to the side of the road in the middle of nowhere to see who dares run across the rickety bridge, just do it - you will be sad to miss what is on the other side of the hill.

  • 08-Jan-2018

    Tour is great!

  • 20-Dec-2017

    Best part of this tour was the stop made in Cong--wish I just could have spent a day there.

  • 09-Aug-2016

    I would recommend this tour its such a great day our guide was terrific lots of fun and a lot of knowledge he made the day so interesting. There is so much to see and it's all so beautiful

  • 30-Jul-2016

    Ashford Castle was stunning, but not much time devoted to that long walk, and felt rushed. Galway was a lovely place and you cannot miss the scenic ride along the way with happy cows/sheep, etc. Tour guide was perfect, entertaining and informative.

  • 16-Jul-2016

    Good tour, but slightly disappointed that the bus had no microphone and no information about the history/area we were visiting. We would have liked more time to explore Cong, and spent less time Galway but well worth the money anyway to get a flavor of Ireland.

  • 10-Jul-2016

    This tour was awful and did not do the description in the itinerary. For example, the tour was supposed to include a walking tour of Galway, it did not. The driver dropped us off in the main square and told us to meet the bus at the stop in two hours. Do not do this tour.

  • 05-Jun-2016

    too much riding and too little information about what we were seeing. the village of cong was interesting. enjoyed the impromptu tour by the highway man. too little time in galway. some confusion
    about changing buses and spent an hour waiting in the gas station for the 2nd bus to show up to take us to dublin.

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