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Connemara National Park or Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway

Embark on a thrilling road trip along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on this full-day tour from Galway. Discover the natural wonders of Galway Bay and Connemara as you leave the tourist trail behind and journey along the coast. Admire views of Rosmuc, Derrygimlagh Bog and the Twelve Bens Mountains; visit the former residence of political leader Padraic Pearse; and stop for morning tea in Roundstone (not included). Finally, look out for wild Connemara ponies as you hike through Connemara National Park or pay a visit to the magnificent 19th-century Kylemore Abbey.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher & Cliff Cruise tour from Galway. Guided. Full day

Experience the mighty Cliffs of Moher, a UNESCO World Heritage site, from both land and sea on this full-day tour from Galway. Marvel at the scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way; cruise out to Inisheer, one of the Aran Islands; then hike along the cliff-tops and enjoy spectacular views across the Atlantic.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Connemara, Kylemore Abbey or Connemara National Park day tour from Galway-Guided

Home to rolling hills, shimmering lakes, and spectacular coastal scenery, the Connemara Peninsula is one of western Ireland’s must-see sites. During this tour, spin through the Connemara countryside in comfort by air-conditioned minivan as your guide talks of the region’s colorful history. Choose to spend your time exploring the beautiful Connemara National Park or the Benedictine Kylemore Abbey with its Victorian walled gardens. Pickup and drop-off in central Galway are included.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Shore Excursion: Full-day Connemara and Inishbofin Island Tour from Galway

Discover the rugged Connemara coast and cruise out to explore the island of Inishbofin on this full-day tour from Galway. Ride the ferry across the Atlantic to Inishbofin; enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or paddle boarding at the island’s beaches; look out for wildlife including dolphins, seals, puffins, and guillemots; and enjoy lunch at a typical Irish pub.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Sligo Dark Tales Tour

On the tour discover Sligo’s connection to Bram Stoker, the Irish author, best known for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.Hear how stories of the cholera epidemic inspired Stoker in his writing.The tragic history of Sligo Abbey that inspired W.B. Yeats.Grim tales of crime and punishment in the nineteenth century.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Walk The Fields of Athenry - Follow an Irish Farmer

1.5 hour Tour around our Beautiful Farm.Explore The Fields of Athenry and the ruins of an Irish Famine Village.Experience Everyday Life on an Irish Farm.See one of the source's of Ireland's famous Beef, Lamb & Poultry.Enjoy the beautiful Stoned Walled Landscape of East Galway.Learn the History of Irish Farming & Rural Life
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Half-Day Tour: Connemara Wild Atlantic Way Guided Beach Horseback Ride

Exploring Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on horseback is a thrilling way to experience Connemara’s beaches and rugged coastline. Depending on your level of experience, you’ll safely trot or gallop across white sandy beaches while enjoying sweeping views of the sea. This half-day guided horseback tour is suitable for riders of all levels. Those with little or no riding experience will be given plenty of instruction to ensure you feel safe and comfortable on your ride.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Cliffs of Moher Explorer Tour along the Wild Atlantic Way from Galway

Journey along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on this full-day tour from Galway. Marvel at the mighty Cliffs of Moher and enjoy ample time to explore the visitor center, hike the dramatic Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk, and admire views that span Galway Bay, Connemara, and the Aran Islands. Along the way, discover the dramatic landscape of The Burren, the coastal villages of Ballindereen and Kinvara, and Doolin, the epicenter of Ireland’s folk music scene.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Magical Inishbofin Island on the Connemara Coast from Galway including Lunch

Explore the Connemara Coast without the stress of planning on a full day tour with round-trip transport from Galway City. In addition to small towns and landmarks often missed by visitors, the day’s itinerary includes rare views of the countryside and coastline from the bus and ferry. Freshly-prepared lunch and drinks are included for your convenience.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours
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Cliffs of Moher & Bunratty Castle

This is an opportunity to avail of a private, guided tour and to experience the rugged beauty of The Wild Atlantic Way along The Cliff's of Moher. The cliff's command magical vistas that will capture your heart and live in your memory forever. On a clear day you can see the Aran Islands and Galway Bay. The cliff's are home to thousands of seabirds, including puffins. Bunratty Castle - built in 1425 - is the best preserved medieval fortress in Ireland. At Bunratty folk park, you can absorb the sights, sounds, tastes & scents of an earlier time as you stroll from house to house around the charming village.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Private, luxury, Guided Day Tour To The Cliffs Of Moher And Burren From Galway

Travel to the Cliffs of Moher and Burren on a private luxury tour from Galway. Booking a private tour means undivided attention from your guide and the chance to travel at your own pace. Get a comprehensive tour of the area, focusing on the sites and landmarks that interest you and your party and asking plenty of questions on the way.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours

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Private, Luxury, Guided Day Tour To Connemara From Galway

Enjoy a flexible itinerary and the ability to move at your own pace on this private guided tour of Connemara. Your dedicated guide will ensure you have a personalized experience, answering questions and stopping at sites that interest you. This full-day tour from Galway is completely flexible and customized to you and your group.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours

Strokestown Park - House, Gardens & National Famine Museum

Step back in time and discover Ireland as it was in Georgian times. Join your guide for a tour around Strokestown Park House, an impeccably restored 18th-century mansion full of furniture and art from the era. On this private tour, explore the house at your own pace, without strangers rushing you or slowing you down. If your schedule allows, extend your visit to include self-guided tours of the estate’s charming Walled Gardens and the National Famine Museum, home to a significant collection of private archives from the Great Famine.
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  • 50 to 240 minutes
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  • 50 to 240 minutes
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5-Day Magical Southern Explorer Small Group Tour

Sure, have you never heard of an Irish half hour?It can stretch out for days and 5 days is what you’ve got to experience this memorable, expertly guided road trip, over ever-changing landscape, along The Wild Atlantic Way.From shucking Clarinbridge oysters and downing creamy stout in Galway, to the jaw dropping sights of the Ring of Kerry, with only the Atlantic separating the 40 shades from the 50 U.S. states. Cool down with Fungie, Dingle’s resident dolphin who came for the fish in 1984 and stayed for the craic or feel like you’re at the edge of the world, at the dramatic Cliffs of Moher. And how about a spot of kissing at the Blarney Stone where you’ll come away with the gift of the ‘gab’ (talk); handy for ‘having the craic’ with your small tour group.And in between the heritage and culture, bohemian Galway and dinky Doolin, there’ll be ceol agus craic (music and boldness), seafood and banter and an epic road-trip you’ll never forget.
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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days

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Connemara Day Tour

Connemara Chauffeurs offer bespoke custom private tours of Connemara. All our drivers are recognised Fáilte Ireland tour guides and are fully licensed and insured by the National Transport Authority of Ireland. We can offer you a variety of options and as stated all private tours are fully customizable. If you have a special interest such as Castles we can put together a Private Castles tour just for you. Enjoy history and heritage? We can customize a private history and heritage tour just for you. If you have an interest we will do our best to tailor a private tour that suits you. Contact us to discuss how we can make your holiday to Ireland even more special by taking a private tour with Connemara Chauffeurs.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Private walking tour-Discover the Cultural & History Heroes of Connemara

Walk the rugged trails of the Wild Atlantic Way in the company of a dedicated guide on this private tour. While enjoying personalized attention from your guide, you'll cover three sites of historical significance within Connemara as well as two Signature points on the walking route. You can walk at your own pace and ask as many questions as you like.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Walking the West Quarter of Inishbofin Island, Connemara coast. Self guided.5Hrs

Come explore magical Inishbofin (Island of the White Cow) off the coast of Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way. Inishbofin has become the first Irish island to receive an international ecotourism award. This self-guided package Includes a return ferry to Inishboffin Island from Cleggan. Walk the short distance from the ferry to the hotel, and enjoy some delicious homemade soup and sandwiches while watching a short video about the island explaining the fascinating heritage, history and geology of the island in brief. Then go for an invigorating self-guided walk, with maps provided around the scenic Westquarter Loop. The island is a great place for bird watching and the corncrake can be heard here every year. After your walk, return to the hotel for some freshly brewed tea/coffee and homemade scones before either boarding the ferry back to the mainland or staying on the island
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Walking cultural & history tour: Pearse's Cottage & Derrigimlagh,Guided Full Day

Discover three fascinating sites of international historical significance walking the wild and rugged landscapes of breathtakingly scenic Connemara, with a local tour and walking guide. Min 1 max 20 pax. Available 5 March to 30 November
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Lake cruise on Lough Corrib to Inchagoill Island & Cong village from Oughterard.

The "Corrib Queen" departs from Oughterard pier daily (except Tuesdays) at 12:00pm, and sails onto Inchagoill Island. En route passengers experience awe inspiring views of the Connemara mountains, and experience the beauty of Lough Corrib's 365 islands.Having arrived on Inchagoill Island, passengers will be given a guided tour at St. Patricks monastic sitewhich dates back to the 5th century.Leaving Inchagoill Island we continue our cruise onto the world-renowned Ashford Castle in Cong arriving there at approx13:30. Passengers at this point have the option of taking the 1 km walk to the quaint village of Cong, famous as the location of John Ford's 1951 classicHollywood movie "The Quiet Man". Passengers also have the option of enjoying the beautiful grounds of Ashford Castle,The Oughterard Cruise ticket price includes admission to the gardens at Ashford Castle. At 17:00 passengers will then board the Corrib Queen for direct transfer to Oughterard, arriving at approximately 18:00.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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