Connemara Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Dublin

Connemara Full-Day Small-Group Tour from Dublin

From $76.52 per person

Visit Connemara to discover a place where the Gaelic language is still spoken, and sheep still have the right of way. See scenic Connemara National Park, make a photo stop at Kylemore Abbey, and hear about Irish history.

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Duration 12 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Inagh Valley and Connemara National Park for views that will take your breath away
  • Stop to take photos at the 19th-Century Kylemore Abbey, steeped in history from royal visits to tragic events
  • Sail on Ireland's only fjord at Killary in Summer, or visit a sheep farm and cut some turf in the winter
  • Visit the bohemian city of Galway
Full description
Depart from the Molly Malone Statue in Dublin early in the morning and head towards Oughterard, the gateway to Connemara. Pass through quaint villages, with unparalleled views. Pass through Maam Cross, where you will get your first glimpse of one of the numerous lakes that make Connemara so famous. The area is a Gaeltacht region where the locals speak Irish, so you may have to learn a few words on your journey! Drive past the Maumturk Mountains and the magnificent Glencoaghan Horseshoe of the Twelve Bens Mountain range, one of Ireland's famous hiking routes. During the high season (April - October) this tour includes a 1.5-hour boat cruise around Killary harbor. During the low season (November - March) the boat cruise does not run; instead, you will visit the Killary Sheep Farm. You will be given a skilled sheepdog demonstration and told about how the people and the livestock cope with the barren land and the harsh weather. You will also be given a demonstration on Turf cutting. Maybe turn a sod yourself! The next stop is Kylemore Abbey, said to be one of the most romantic castles in Ireland (photo stop only). Here you can get some photos of this amazing setting and relax for some lunch (not included). Your final stop before returning to Dublin is Galway city, where you will have 1 hour 15 minutes to explore the city. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, visit the Claddagh ring museum and have a stroll through the famous Spanish arch.
Includes
  • Tour of Connemara National Park and photo stop at Kylemore Abbey
  • 90-minute boat trip down Ireland's only Fjord (April to October only)
  • Unique sheepdog and turf-cutting experience on a traditional, working, mountain farm (November to March only)
  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Entrance fee to Kylemore Abbey

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    The tour departs from the Molly Malone statue outside the old stone church on Suffolk Street, Dublin 2.

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    • Enjoy 10% off your meal back in Dublin at The Riddler Restaurant serving modern Irish food. Your guide can drop you off at the restaurant in Christchurch just minutes from downtown Dublin by foot. Quote 'GetYourGuide discount' to the waiting staff
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    Overall rating

    4.2 / 5

    based on 266 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      3.8/5
    • Transportation
      4/5
    • Value for money
      4.1/5
    • Safety
      4.4/5
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    The travel time from Dublin to Connemara county is 3 hours by bus but it's worth the scenery, the landscapes are just magnificent, the sheepfold not very convinced, but the visit to the castle was very interesting and of course the small one photo session by the lake with this magnificent panorama

    January 19, 2020

    Went to Cork!

    Our tour to Connemara was cancelled and we never received notification. In fact we received a confirmation! Nonetheless, Lena assisted us in going on the Cork and Blarney Castle tour which was amazing. Bud the tour guide was beyond wonderful. He was a joy to spend the day with. The castle tours were informative. We really enjoyed it despite the mix up in the morning

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    September 25, 2019

    12 hours of bus certainly but not too much choice to do as much road. that did not seem long to us that said because beautiful landscapes and Lisa our driver acted as audio guide too. Nice, attentive and open. not always easy to understand through a microphone the explanations when the Irish accent is very present. it was frustrating. well paced day, and we had 1h15 stop at Galleway unlike the 1 / 4h that I had read on the net! Very appreciable. on the other hand no wifi in the bus as it was planned because having been only 6 we had a mini bus. we are delighted with our extra day under a beautiful blue sky what more could you ask for.

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    September 14, 2019

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