From Dublin: Connemara and Galway Bay Day Tour
- Duration: 1 day
Check in Dublin Heuston Station (Customer Service Desk) for 07:30 departure of InterCity train to Galway (light breakfast available). On arrival in Galway we transfer to our waiting coach and strike out into the magnificent scenery of this region known as Connemara. We experience the lovely village of Leenane at the head of Killary Harbour Ireland only fjord. Our lunch stop is at the world famous Kylemore Abbey Visitor Center and Victorian Garden after which we travel through the Inagh Valley. See Twelve Bens and Maamturks mountain ranges. Plenty of shopping and photo opportunities en route. We continue on along the northern shores of Galway Bay and arrive in Galway for our return Intercity train to Dublin Heusto...
Day 1: Upon arrival at Dublin Airport, meet your rep in the arrivals hall who will guide you to the car hire office. From the airport, drive for 2 hours westwards until you reach Galway. Check-in for your at your bed & breakfast accommodation where you can relax before beginning your exploration of one of Ireland's most charming cities. Use your first day to enjoy the lively atmosphere of Galway's pedestrianized streets, filled with great music, historic bars, artisan craft shops, charming cafés, and excellent restaurants. Visit favorite local bars like The Garavan, Taylors, An Púcán, or the Róisín Dubh. Visit the picturesque Claddagh and Spanish Arch areas. Take the Galway Whiskey Trail Tour, which provides a historical insight into the city followed by a whiskey tasting lesson at a privately booked venue. Sit down and relax in a traditional Irish pub and sample thre...
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The tour is really well organised. And the prop plane flight is really fun. The island's cliffs also very impressive. The only downer is the long journey from and to Dublin. It means you spend a large part of the time on the train/shuttle bus. But there is the option to stay a night in Galway. You might consider whether it would be better to stay a night there and do another tour the next day, and then return to Dublin.
The tour was very well managed by the guides. The flight to Inishmore was very exciting, unfortunately you couldn't see much of the island from the air. The guide on the island was very entertaining and always had a joke in store. I can recommend this tour to anyone who is not afraid of flying.