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  2. Leinster
  3. Dublin
  4. Connemara

From Dublin: Connemara and Galway Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 37918
Join this full-day tour from Dublin to experience the beauty of western Ireland. Visit Connemara and marvel at Ireland's most rugged and dramatic landscapes. Admire the views of Galway Bay and Lough Corrib and spend 2 hours exploring Galway city as well.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the rugged beauty of Connemara’s landscapes
  • Visit the village of Cong and explore the ruins of Cong Abbey
  • Discover the treasures of Galway, Ireland's coolest city
Full description
Among the many highlights of this full-day tour are visits to Cong Abbey and Lough Corrib. You’ll stop for 1.5 hours in the charming village of Cong, which became famous when it was featured in the film, The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

Explore the ruins of Cong Abbey and take in the stunning views of the surrounding lakes. There are some local cafés that would be perfect for lunch!

The tour then continues on through some of the most remote landscape in Ireland, and along deserted valleys that offer views of the lakes and mountains of Connemara. Stop at some of the most scenic points in the region.

Later you’ll travel along the coast, admiring the fine views of Galway Bay as you make your way into Galway City. You’ll have a couple of hours to experience Ireland’s coolest city!

In Galway you have the option of joining a local walking tour with a Galway tour guide or simply explore the charming city on your own.
  • Full-day tour from Dublin
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
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Please note that you should choose your meeting point option at the time of booking.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 146 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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Loved Cong

Supposed to have 1 1/2 hours in Cong, but cut back to an hour. Just not enough time there. The stop in Connemara was beautiful. Galway would have been better if we could have gotten through the Joyce roundabout. As it was, it took ONE HOUR to through the roundabout and time to get the bus parked. Very long bus ride for about 3 hours of touring time. Even so, glad we took the tour and thankful it was a beautiful day.

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September 28, 2019

names were not on the list for this tour

This activity was on Paddywagon Tours. They did not have our names on their passenger list for this tour. We were kicked off this tour and they were working to try to get us onto another tour. We waited another hour and they were finally able to get us onto another tour.

July 24, 2019

The tour guide was humming under his nose all the time, the microphone apparently was not put on a louder position and although we were sitting close to him we couldn't hear well. We stopped only at one place in Connemara for 1 minute for a quick picture. If you advertise the visitors will see Connemara only by the bus, just write it in the info. We thought there would be some stops for pictures! And last when going back to Dublin the bus was called, there was no heating and got cold.

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November 17, 2019

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Paddywagon Tours

Product ID: 37918