• Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Discover the natural splendor and cultural richness of Galway City and Connemara on a full-day trip from Dublin. From the comfort of a luxury coach, admire the splendid scenery and unsurpassed beauty of the coastal region; take a tranquil cruise around Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord; see the magnificent Kylemore Abbey; and absorb the exuberant atmosphere of Galway City, a chic and cosmopolitan enclave. Relish the convenience of round-trip transportation on this enriching excursion.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Connemara and Galway City
  • Enjoy a contrast of sightseeing opportunities - from the rugged beauty of Connemara, to the vibrant Galway City
  • Take photos at Kylemore Abbey, amid spectacular surroundings
  • 1.5-hour boat ride around Killary Harbour, Ireland's only fjord
  • Explore charismatic Galway City at your own pace

What You Can Expect

Connemara and Galway City Day Trip from Dublin

Galway City

Depart from a central Dublin location in a luxury, air-conditioned coach destined for the beautiful Connemara region. Allow your guide to share intimate knowledge of the region as you travel through spectacular Irish countryside. See herds of wild ponies grazing in verdant fields and watch the surfaces of lakes shimmer in the shadow of the Twelve Bens mountains.

Continue through the delightful Inagh Valley to Kylemore Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery shrouded in rich history. Admire the distinctive façade of one of Ireland’s most popular tourists attractions and capture photographs of the spectacular natural surroundings. In wintertime, venture within the abbey to learn of the buildings tragic history and see the majestic Gothic church and Walled Gardens.

In summertime, enjoy a tranquil cruise around the Killary Fjord instead; marvel at the ubiquitous mussel beds as you gaze at the sky-skimming spire of Mweelrea, the highest mountain on the west coast of Ireland.

Travel onward to Leenane, a provincial charmer featured in popular film The Field, and then arrive in the chic and cosmopolitan city of Galway to spend some leisurely free time exploring the vibrant area. Admire the picturesque harbor and relax in a refined seafood restaurant (own expense) before reconvening with your guide for the return journey to Dublin.

Customer Reviews

Colleen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Fantastic tour. I really liked the small group rather than a large one. Jennifer and Rob did such a great job! Jennifer gave lots of history as we drove and played good Irish music as well. Well worth the money!

Christy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

It was an amazing excursion, i highly recommended to anyone visiting Dublin. A special thank you to our driver Alec!!! He was very helpful, good guide to the group, polite and caring.

russianbowler

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

A tour not to be missed by any Ireland visitor. Our tour was lucky because the weather was great and we enjoyed the 1 1/2 hour cruise on Ireland's only fjord. Beautiful scenery,very informative with an exceptional tour guide with a great sense of humor. It was one of my favorite tour on my three visits to Ireland. Made for a very long day sitting on the bus across Ireland but well worth it and unforgettable.

Patrick G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Barry was a very knowledgeable, funny, and helpful tour guide. The drive over from Dublin and the ferry ride were excellent ways to see Ireland beyond the cities and airports...

Bradley D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This was a great tour from the bus driver Mac with his humor, song singing, and history lessons to the wonderful scenery in the Connemara, Killary Fjord, Kylemore Abbey, and Galway City including Mac's guided tour of Galway sites. My girlfriend and I enjoyed it very much. Thank you Mac and Extreme Travel for a great day tour of Western Ireland.

GABRIELE C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great trip and super guide!

JAMES E G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

My wife and I took this tour with Darren as our driver,
We had a fantastic time which was enhanced by Darren's friendliness and his entertainment skills.
Darren's knowledge and light hearted banter really contributed to a great day.
At one point he had the whole bus singing the chorus of The Irish Rover and I joined with him in a rendition of Seven Drunken Nights and learned the two verses of Saturday and Sunday night,
Once again a great day and many thanks to Darren.
Jim and Sue Glanvill Gosport UK

Joanna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

These tours are a fantastic way to see other parts of the country without having to take on the challenge of driving in a country you're unfamiliar with. My husband and I did feel like we were on the bus A LOT, however, we still saw A LOT and it was beautiful!! Because Connemara and Galway are about 3 hours from Dublin, I'm not sure being on the bus so much can be changed, so it's just sort of a double edged sword. This trip was definitely worth the money!

Joy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our trip to Connemara, led by Derek, was most enjoyable from start to finish. We enjoyed the Irish music en route too. The trip was relaxing and informative and we learnt snippets of the countrys history which encouraged us to find out more. We will recommend this company to others and will book again with you if we return to Ireland. Thank you.

CARYLU A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This trip was amazing! Everything was great!!! Even the last minute changes! We ended up going to a sheep farm instead of the boat tour, which was an unbelievable great experience and something I wanted to do since I got to Ireland! Loved it!!! Thanks Wil for everything!

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