Céad mile fáilte!! One hundred thousand welcomes to Connemara National Park. This wild Gaelic speaking region just north of Galway city is regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland. Rich in both scenery and culture, Connemara will inspire you with its deserted famine villages, wild ponies and romantic Cong village. Oh, we also have plenty of time to experience Galway, Ireland’s coolest city!
Connemara from Dublin Meeting & Departure Points
- The Palace, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 (08.00am)
- Official Tourist Office, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1 (08.10am)
- Official Tourist Office, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 (08.15am)
COST PER PASSENGER
- Expert local guides
- Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary
- Wi-Fi on board!
- Essentially everything except meals
Connemara Tour Itinerary
08:00 | Depart Central Dublin Meet your sparkling Tour Guide and begin the relaxing drive West across the beautiful midlands of Ireland to the beautiful Galway.
Beautiful Cong John Wayne loved it and Pierce Brosnan got married in Ashford Castle. 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. enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of this charming town!
Spectacular Lough Corrib Yeats dreamed of the Lake Isle of Inisfree. Lough Corrib, Ireland’s largest lake is full of such Islands. We lose ourselves in dreams of idillic Ireland. Take great photos and enjoy local fairytales from your Irish guide as we seek out those elusive Leprechauns!
The Deserted Inagh Valley Heading back to Galway by the Inagh Valley an area of scenic and unsurpassed beauty, the lakes of Inagh which are rich for fishing begin to unfold amongst the Twelve Bens mountains. Travelling back along the main road the tour follows the leafy banks of Lough Corrib by the village of Oughterard, often referred to as “the gateway to Connemara”. We’ll take the scenic coast road along Galway bay, with great views of the Aran Islands out in the wild Atlantic.
Galway City, we love you! A breathtaking two hour stop in Galway with time to explore the Spanish arch, ramble along colourful Shop Street and listen to some street musicians or maybe even sample some world famous Galway Bay oysters. Truly a remarkable city and an amazing way to finish the day. (Depending on the weather, we’ll sometimes spend time in Galway in the morning instead of the afternoon.)
20:30 | Dublin City Centre Tour arrives back in Dublin’s fair city at approx 20:30. Plenty of time for dinner and we’ll even show you where you can take in a riverdance type performance free of charge!
*Seats on this coach tour are offered as part of our “Recommended” range, operated by the best local tour and activity providers in Ireland. Our Dublin based travel insiders select only the market leaders on any given route.
Private Connemara Tours Also Available
What could be better than a private tour to Connemara & Galway City? With your own private vehicle & driver guide, you’ll experience Ireland at your own pace. You can stop whenever you like to take photos, decide how long you want to spend at each attraction, and you can even plan your own customized itinerary! Your driver collects you from your hotel and drops you off wherever you choose in central Dublin when the tour is finished. Private tours can represent great value for money as the price per person decreases as your group size increases! Groups of 2 – 500 catered for.