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  • From Galway: Castles of Connemara Full-Day Tour

    1. From Galway: Castles of Connemara Full-Day Tour

    First, visit Aughnanure Castle, a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. Find the remains of a banqueting hall, a watch tower, an unusual double bawn and bastions and dry harbour.  Stop in the quaint village of Oughterard with its thatched cottage pub for a short coffee break. Continue with stops at the Quiet Man Bridge and the legendary Connemara Giant and on through the desolate Inagh Valley. The next castle stop is Kylemore Abbey, now a Benedictine monastery. The next few hours are up to you to explore this romantic abbey, its Victorian walled gardens and Gothic church.  After the break, head to the capital of Connemara, the colourful market town of Clifden. En route (weather permitting), join the famous Sky Road (part of the Wild Atlantic Way) viewing the ruins of Clifden castle and taking in the panoramic views.  Them, explore Ballynahinch Castle and the es...

    Excellent trip, done at a relaxed pace with a very nice driver. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Rail Tour from Dublin: 2-Day West Coast Explorer

    2. Rail Tour from Dublin: 2-Day West Coast Explorer

    Day 1 Check in Dublin Heuston station (Customer Service Desk) for 7:00 departure of InterCity train to Limerick (breakfast available). We join our coach here for a short tour of Limerick City and then to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park(admission included). On to the village of Doolin for O'Connors Pub. Next we visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, Black Head, the Burren and Galway Bay overnighting in the heart of Galway City(3 star hotel accommodation - bed and full Irish breakfast) Day 2 At 10:00h we head into magnificent Connemara where John Ford filmed "The Quiet Man" in 1951, taking in Clifden, Kylemore Abbey (reduced admission rate applies to Abbey itself), Leenane and Killary Harbour or Roundstone, the Coral Beach and the Sky Road. See lots of breathtaking wild Atlantic coastline. We return to Galway for our return InterCity train to Dublin Heuston a...

  • From Dublin: 5-Day West Coast Self-Drive Tour

    3. From Dublin: 5-Day West Coast Self-Drive Tour

    Day 1: Westport (approximately 3.5 hours driving from Dublin) Upon arrival at Dublin Airport, meet the local rep to go over the itinerary. Head west and make a stop at the Killbeggan Distillery Experience. Arrive in Westport and check in at The Brooklodge Guesthouse (or similar accommodation). Drive out to Murrisk Abbey to catch a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean and Clew Bay. Head back to Westport and consider stopping at Molloy's Traditional Music Bar. Day 2: Connemara (approx 2.5 hours driving) After a hearty breakfast, hit the road and head past Murrisk. Drive to Louisburg and take in the views of the mountains and sea. Turn south towards Delphi Village along Dough Lough and Valley, one of Ireland's most scenic routes. Take a detour to see Mwelrea Mountain, then drive to the beautiful town of Leenane at Fjord, Killary. Consider taking a boat tour to ...

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What people are saying about Clifden

very good, interesting guide

comfortable combination of transport (train+bus), reliable organisation, exhaustive information, very interesting, poetic guide, wish to have more time for the cliffs. Galway is very good choice to stay and for the overnight, nice hotel Victoria. On the other hand - the tour was not cheap.

The trip will be led by an experienced and professional team.

The tour provided everything they promised / described. Elaborate, uncomplicated, lots of sights, Interesting descriptions (from the guide).

Excellent trip, done at a relaxed pace with a very nice driver. Would definitely recommend it.

It was a beautiful experience. Our tour guide Tony was wonderful, would highly recommend him.