Best of West Ireland - 3 days

Best of West Ireland - 3 days

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Best of West Ireland - 3 days

3 Days Starting in Dublin and ending in Galway

Visiting: Dublin, Galway, Cong, Connemara National Park, Clonmacnoise

Tour operator:

On The Go Tours

Tour code:

2628/BWSI

Group size:

2 - 16

Age range:

Min:5yrs with an adultChild discount available for 5-15 yrs sharing with 2 adults

Trip Styles:

Active, Small Group

Interests:

History, Photography

Activities:

Walking, Whisky Tasting

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$889 (USD) Operator discount: $161 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: $25 -17%

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Tour Overview

Uncover the dramatic mountains, wonderful wildlife and mythical history of Ireland's windswept West Coast on this 3-day small group tour. From Dublin, visit historic Dungaire Castle and the ancient stone monuments of the Burren. Take in the rugged Cliffs of Moher, Galway and grand Kylemore Abbey. Spot wildlife in Connemara National Park, admire the view from Diamond Hill and enjoy a glass of local whiskey en route back to Dublin.

Highlights

  • Dungaire Castle - Admire the windswept views of this historic castle and snap some photos with free time to wander around

  • Galway - Spend two nights in the coastal city, with time to walk along Galway Bay and relax in traditional cosy pubs

  • Connemara National Park - Marvel at the view from Diamond Hill, spot resident wildlife and see immaculate Kylemore Abbey

  • Kilbeggan Distillery - Sample traditional Irish whiskey at the world's oldest licensed distillery

Itinerary

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Day 1: Dublin
Location: Dublin, Galway

Dublin - Galway. Welcome to Ireland! Starting from Dublin, we head west, passing through Kildare and Offaly counties. Our first destination is the scenic village of Kinvara, where one can capture the captivating Dunguaire Castle in pictures while learning about its historical heritage. Moving forward, the next stop is the Burren, a noteworthy natural gem of Ireland known for its limestone pavements, rare flora and ancient stone monuments. The Burren also has the distinction of being one of the earliest Christian settlements in Ireland.



The tour proceeds towards the remarkable Cliffs of Moher, where visitors can take a leisurely stroll along the cliff trails while birdwatching. Additionally, a nearby environmental exhibition offers an award-winning experience. After adequately exploring the area, the next base is Galway City, where we stay for the next two nights. Along the way, the renowned Galway Bay offers picturesque views while the lively student town boasts cosy pubs and excellent food.



Please note: Pick up point for this tour is at 7:45 on day 1 (tour departs at 08:00) - Dublin Nassau Street Pick Up, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.

Day 2: Galway
Location: Galway, Cong, Connemara National Park, Galway
Meals Included: Breakfast

Galway - Cong - Connemara National Park - Galway. Embark on a journey inland through the picturesque Maam Valley, until we reach the charming village of Cong. Here, visitors may pay a visit to the local museum dedicated to the beloved film classic "The Quiet Man", or explore the exquisitely restored 12th century Cong Abbey.



As you travel through the heart of Connemara, take in the stunning sights of the grandiose buildings and immaculately manicured gardens at Kylemore Abbey. The next stop on the itinerary is Connemara National Park, where a plethora of wildlife can be observed among the ancient tombs and woodland paths. At Diamond Hill, a 500m peak, breathtaking views await - rivalling those of even the highest summits in Europe.



The journey then continues to Clifden, famous for being the site of the first transatlantic flight landing. Within the confines of the National Park, visitors can revel in the splendour of the Sky Road, or behold the majestic peaks of the Twelve Bens of Connemara.



After a day filled with exploration, head back to the comfort of your abode in the heart of Galway City for a peaceful night's rest.

Day 3: Galway
Location: Galway, Clonmacnoise, Dublin
Meals Included: Breakfast

Galway - Clonmacnoise - Dublin. Departing from Galway, we take some scenic back roads through central Ireland and stop at Clonmacnoise, a renowned early Christian settlement. The site features impressive churches, stone crosses, and round towers. Following lunch in a local village, we journey through the incredibly peaty Irish bogs while our guide highlights the diverse flora and fauna. Our final stop before Dublin is Kilbeggan Distillery, the world's oldest licensed distillery, where we savour their famous whiskey. After a drink or two, we head back east towards Dublin, where our tour comes to an end.



Please note: This tour finishes at 19:00 - Dublin Nassau Street Drop Off, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.

What's Included

  • Accommodation
    Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)

  • 2 breakfasts

  • Escorted by a local driver-guide 

  • 2 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)

  • Admission to Cliffs of Moher

  • Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning

  • All road tolls

  • 20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details

  • Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher

  • Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

What's Not Included

  • Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)

  • International flights & visas

  • Meals not specified in itinerary

  • Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

  • Entry fees unless specified

Check out our Q&As

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Ensuring our footprint is light and that the benefits of travelling reach the local communities you visit is paramount to us. We’re proud to say that when travelling with us, the large majority of your holiday funds remain within the countries you visit, supporting local economies at a grass roots level.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1998

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    With English-speaking tours, it's not a huge surprise that most on our travellers are from English-speaking countries or have English as their second language. Our group tours cater for everyone from 18 years old to 70+

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this Operator

Calvin  

Wonderful experience

05-Jan-2023

Jamal is our tour guide. Right from the start, he created a group chat in whatsapp and if any issues to make sure we contact him. He was on the ball with every issue thrown at him. Luggage being left behind, stragglers wondered off in a different path, hotel room etc. He explains the various site along our route to give us a better understanding of the local cultures. We had a great time, thanks to Jamal.

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Gallipoli tour. The guide was awesome. Everything went like clockwork.. My complaint is that you expect 4 people to cramp together on the back seat of the van for 4 hours. That is poverty travel. Not really acceptable for the price paid. So uncomfortable. If was to do this trip again I'd just rent a car. Although the guide was amazing, but that's 3 hours of the trip.

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