Galway & The West
REGIONAL FOCUS TOUR | SIGHTSEEING AND CULTURE SEEKING | 6 DAYS, 5 NIGHTS
Use the Gaelic paradise of Galway (or in the countryside nearby) as your base for your week of relaxing and exploring. Journey to enjoy the culture and sights of Connemara, the Burren National Park and the world famous Aran Islands! Just unpack once! Slow down, experience more!
This Galway private tour includes three of the most interesting, impressive, and varied locations that Ireland has to offer: the atmospheric University City of Galway, the breathtaking National Park of Connemara, and the magical lunar landscape of the Burren Region.
This is Ireland at its most remote, mythical best. Here, you’ll discover ancient Celtic Fortresses, navigate sheep-clogged country lanes and savour Guinness & Oysters to the beat of electrifying traditional music and the dulcet tones of the Gaelic population. Perhaps most importantly, rural wanderings connect you with Ireland’s best asset, our warm culture of people who will welcome you with open arms. And having travelled here as long as we have, we’ve got friends at every fireside and there’s always a Guinness or Jameson to enjoy at the village pub!
Authentic accommodations will be enjoyed, as well as the sights of Ireland, with your local driver- guide. It doesn’t matter what you are looking for in a tour, we can accommodate you and your wants. We will create a trip that is entirely yours. Shorten or even add a few days onto your trip; we will arrange it for you.
DAY 1 | DUBLIN AIRPORT / SHANNON AIRPORT – GALWAY CITY Your chauffeur- guide will collect you from arrivals and drive you to Galway where you can check- in to your accommodations and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Imagine just-caught seafood, smooth Guinness and fresh Atlantic air. This bohemian town boasts charming medieval streets with ancient cathedrals and inspiring ocean vistas. In the evening, you can enjoy the Galway shops and enjoy interaction with the locals at the downtown bars. Overnight Galway.
DAY 2 | CLIFFS of MOHER & BURREN Enjoy a private scenic drive through the Burren National Park to the 700ft Cliffs of Moher. Our route is regarded by The National Geographic as one of Europe’s top ten coastal drives. Later, perhaps enjoy the cultural delights of the legendary “Moran’s Oyster Cottage” overlooking Galway Bay. Overnight Galway.
DAY 3 | ARAN ISLANDS Experience “Real Gaelic Ireland” on the world famous Aran Islands. Your driver will chauffeur you to the ferry terminal at Rossaveal for your fast return sailing. There are several options on the island including private tour service, van tours open to the public (approx 10 passengers) or bicycle hire. Inis Mór is also easily explored on foot. Consider a visit to the ancient “Dún Aengus” stone fortress, perched perilously on the edge of the Atlantic. Enjoy golden sandy beaches, thatched cottages and shop for traditional “Aran sweaters” in the harbour of Kilronan. Overnight Galway.
DAY 4 | CONNEMARA Discover the National Park of Connemara with its deserted famine village ruins, wild Connemara ponies and vast mountain ranges. Visit gorgeous Kylemore Abbey, enjoy a visit to the quaint village of Cong (The Quiet Man was filmed here) or visit traditional pubs or artisans such as a Salmon Smokehouse. Overnight Galway.
DAY 5 | DEPART Enjoy a private ride to Dublin or Shannon to take a flight home or to visit your next destination.