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Offered in: English and 4 more

Overview

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.)
  • 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
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.

Reviews

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M
, Sep 2018

Way too much bus for what u see. The mine are interesting but I would have skipped it. The lake was beautiful but we didnt see much because it was raining . The Abby is Magnificent but way too much time on location for what there is to see. The boat ride was the worst for me because you see the exact same thing that you would see in a bus . A Simple back-and-forth on the fjord. The bus was not very comfortable but our bus driver rock he deserves 100 stars for his knowledge and he was super friendly ! Overall I would not recommend that toured simply because way too much bus hours for what you see .

B
, Jul 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!

h
, Apr 2018

This was long trip - the bus had issues. The silver mine was very interesting. The abbey was great. Long ride

C
, Oct 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!

C
, Aug 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.

r
, Aug 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.

J
, Aug 2017

The best parts of this bus ride through Connemara were the beautiful Kylemore Abbey and nearby fjord ferry ride. Both of these experiences fit with the Extreme Ireland Tour brand. We also saw plenty of the shockingly beautiful Connemara landscape. The portion of the trip that takes the bus into late afternoon traffic into Galway City for shopping makes no sense and is not a good use of time. The tour guide never gave us the big picture of our journey and even in his words said his jokes and music were terrible. The trip was 2 hours longer than the billed 12 hours. Also the tour guide teased that we may see dolphins on the fjord ferry ride. When we reported there were no dolphins he said there are never dolphins. This tour needs improvement.

P
, Jul 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...

W
, Jun 2017

A fun trip, Patrick regaled us with stories and song. Many hours on the bus with adequate bathroom breaks. If I would change anything, I would skip some of the driving through hills looking at sheep in favor of more time in Galway. Forty five minutes was barely enough to exchange some cash and grab a pint. Looks like a delightful town but really had no time to enjoy it.

B
, Jun 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.


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