• Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Discover the natural splendor and cultural richness of Connemara on a full-day trip with round-trip transport from Dublin. From the comfort of a luxury coach, admire the splendid scenery and unsurpassed beauty of the coastal region; see the magnificent Kylemore Abbey; visit the Glengowla Mines; and take a tranquil cruise around Killary Harbour. (The boat cruise on Killary Harbour will be substituted with a visit to Killary sheep farm during the winter.)

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Connemara
  • Enjoy a contrast of sightseeing opportunities - from the rugged beauty of Connemara
  • Take photos at Kylemore Abbey, amid spectacular surroundings
  • Enjoy a boat ride around Killary Harbour (summertime) or a visit Killary sheep farm (wintertime)
  • Visit the Glengowla Mines to learn about Ireland's silver-mining process

What You Can Expect

Connemara Day Trip from Dublin Including 1.5-Hour Boat Cruise

View the gorgeous Connemara

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.

In summertime, enjoy a tranquil cruise around the Killary Fjord; 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. In wintertime, skip the cruise and visit a Killary sheep farm instead.

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. Next, stop by the Glengowla Silver Mines to learn about the silver mines.

We then set on our way back to Dublin and reminisce about our adventure to Ireland’s Wild West.

Customer Reviews

Benjamin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We had an incredible trip to Connemara with our driver Mack. There were some great stops along the way: mines, Kylemore Abbey and the boat cruise, and he even made some additional stops with stunning views along the way as we were ahead of schedule. Overall there was a nice atmosphere and Mack told stories, informed us about different places and Irish history and even sang a song once in a while. The driving was a little long, but as Connemara is far away from Dublin, that was to be expected. We absolutely loved the trip and will be sure to come back!

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.

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