Private 3 Day West of Ireland Tour

Private 3 Day West of Ireland Tour

Tour from Dublin

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Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.

A Short Introduction To Your Journey

This three day private tour itinerary features several of our favourite locations in the west of Ireland along with great local pubs, restaurants and hotels to experience along the way.

Look forward to experiencing a good mix of the various faces of Ireland: ancient, eternal, traditional and modern.

In summary the route takes you along the west coast from the Cliffs of Moher through the rocky landscapes of the Burren to the Aran Islands and Connemara. The natural overnight locations for this route include Galway city and Ballynahinch Castle in Connemara.

Discover the full itinerary, hotel recommendations and vehicle & driver details below.
  • Dublin-based expert advice
  • Collection from your hotel
  • Private Mercedes-Benz Tour Vehicle
  • Private Chauffeur Guide
  • Private 4G Wifi Connection in Tour Vehicle
  • Entrance fees (as specified at time of booking)
  • Fuel, Road Tolls and Associated Taxes
  • Dropoff at your hotel
  • Driver's overnight and meal expenses
  • Driver's Gratuity
  • Food, Drink or Refreshments
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Day 1: Cliffs of Moher - Doolin - A 250 year old pub - Galway

    Your driver will collect you from the front door of your hotel or private accommodation this morning. A start time of 08:00 is recommended to maximise your experience.

    The route takes you south- west through the patchwork quilt of Ireland's agricultural heartlands, arriving at Cliffs of Moher mid- morning. The Cliffs are one of Ireland's most evocative images and you'll understand why when you stand on the edge of Europe with the Atlantic air in your face. The Cliffs stretch for approx 10km and rival some of Manhattan's skyscrapers in height. Enjoy ample time here for relaxation and to soak up the sights and photo opportunities.

    Lunch can be taken at the Cliffs or at the nearby village of Doolin which has a church, a school and a handful of pubs serving pub fare and a selection of great local beers.

    This afternoon continue the journey to Galway city through the unique limestone Burren region with its postcard traditional stone walls and Atlantic vistas.

    Depending on how time has been allocated earlier in the day, many guests like to stop off for a pint at Moran's Oyster Cottage of Kilcogan - where the Moran family have been running a pub and oyster bar from their thatched cottage on the weir for the last 250 years.

    Your driver will drop you to the door of your Galway city hotel in time for some rest, refreshments and amazing evening entertainment options in this most Gaelic of Irish towns.

    Overnight in Galway city

  • Day 2: Galway - Connemara - Kylemore - Ballynahinch Castle

    Today you continue to Connemara, an area of outstanding natural beauty to the north of Galway city.

    Depending on the weather and what you feel like doing today, there are a number of ways you can approach the day ahead (as the ground to be covered is not so great and this offers a degree of flexibility).

    The main options include;

    A) Sightseeing at leisure in Galway City

    B) A visit to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens in Connemara

    and / or

    C) Heading to Ballynahinch Castle relatively early (guaranteed check- in is typically from 15:00) to enjoy the facilities, soak up the atmosphere and savour an aperitif before dinner. 

    Have a chat with your driver well ahead of time and he can advise based on your interests and all of the local considerations and limitations.

    Overnight at Ballynahinch Castle Hotel, Connemara

  • Day 3: Ballynahinch Castle - Rossaveel (Ferry to Inis Mór) - Dublin

    Enjoy an early breakfast this morning (service begins at 08:00). The ferry which takes you across Galway Bay to Inis Mór (the largest of the three Aran Islands) departs Rossaveel at 10:30 so your driver will be ready for a 09:00 start.

    Although your driver must stay on the mainland with his vehicle, he'll have your tickets in advance and will check you in to the largest of the ferries for a quick and comfortable crossing. 

    Inis Mór can easily be explored on foot but there are a number of local transport options which can be booked separately dockside including bicycles, horse and cart and private vans.

    Depending on the season, the return ferry typically departs Inis Mór at 16:00 or 17:00. Your driver will be waiting for you dockside and will transfer you comfortably back to Dublin where your tour ends.

    Ferry times are seasonal and are subject to change by the operator.

Private Tours typically range from EUR 695.00 – EUR 1,895.00+ per vehicle per day including a driver- guide (& his overnight expenses), fuel, road tolls and associated taxes. Guest accommodation & entrance fees are not included in the above guideline to facilitate guest flexibility.

Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.
Update: October 2022

Ireland is currently at full employment. Many drivers exited the hospitality industry during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (as hospitality was shut for two years) and there is currently a relative shortage of the very best talent.

With most pandemic restrictions now in the rear view mirror, and with the United States Dollar at its strongest level vs the Euro in 20 years, we are currently experiencing a sharp increase in demand from our principal markets in the US, UK, EU and Arabian Gulf for Autumn / Winter 2022 and season 2023. As our availability sells out, rates will rise as demand outstrips remaining supply.

Accordingly, we encourage guests to secure preferred dates for the coming season as early as possible.
Guest accommodation is not included. However, we can recommend excellent accommodation options to meet with your style and budget expectations should you become a private client.