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Overview
Duration: 3-Day Tour (08.00-19.00 hours) Schedule: Friday (03/04/20-30/10/20)- except (31/07/20), and every Sunday (03/05/20-27/09/20 - except (26/07/20) Discover the soaring mountains, spectacular wildlife, and mystical history of Ireland’s West Coast. Tour is your perfect introduction to Ireland’s highlights and tucked away treasures. You visit the country’s superstar wonders, such as the Cliffs of Moher and Galway City. You venture to hidden away charms, like Locke’s Distillery and the Connemara National Park. And you learn all the adventurous stories from your passionate guide.
Detailed Itinerary

Departing Dublin, you travel west through the counties of Kildare and Offaly. The first stop is the attractive village of Kinvara, where you get a chance to take some superb photos of Dunguaire Castle and discover its remarkable historical legacy.
From here you head to the Burren. This is one of Ireland’s true national treasures: a land of limestone pavements, rare flora and ancient stone monuments. The Burren was also home to one of the earliest Christian settlements in Ireland.
From there, you head to the incredible Cliffs of Moher. Here, you can walk the stunning cliff trails and watch rare seabirds swooping through the air. You can also delve into the excellent and award winning environmental exhibition nearby.

After exploring the area thoroughly, you head to Galway City, where you’ll be staying for the next two nights. On the way, you pass through the famous Galway Bay. Picturesque views, excellent food and cosy pubs await you within this lively student town.
Stare at the stunning Dunguaire Castle, perched on an isolated, rocky outcrop on the shores of Galway Bay, Discover the Burren, a land of ancient spirituality and natural beauty, ripe for exploration.
The Cliffs of Moher, where cliff top trails boast gorgeous views over the rugged Atlantic waves

Travel inland through the Maam Valley to the village of Cong, the setting for the film classic, “The Quiet man”. You’re free here to visit the local museum devoted to the movie, or discover the magnificently restored 12th century Cong Abbey.

You continue through the heart of Connemara and the beautiful house and grounds at Kylemore Abbey, where grand buildings and magnificent man-made gardens are a treat for the eyes and soul.

Your journey continues to Connemara National Park, where abundant wildlife resides amidst the ancient tombs and wood paths. Here you’ll see the magnificent Diamond Hill, a 500m peak that rivals any summit in Europe.

And then we travel to Clifden, famous for being the location of the first transatlantic flight landing. In the National Park, you’ll also enjoy the majesty of the Sky Road, as well as the sharp peaks of the Twelve Bens of Connemara.

You then travel back for the night to your cosy residence in Galway City.

We wave goodbye to Galway and take some of the quaint back roads through central Ireland.

Clonmacnoise is the first major highlight of the day. It’s the site of an early Christian settlement and boasts a famed collection of churches, fabulous stone crosses and round towers.

After lunch in a local village, the tour continues through the peatiest Irish bogs you’ll ever see. The flora and fauna will take your breath away, as a local guide shows you the incredible biodiversity of the bogs.

Then you make your way to your final stop before Dublin: Locke’s Distillery, the oldest licensed distillery on the planet. Here you can relax with a glass of their famed whisky; and after a drink (or two?), you’ll head back east to Dublin.

Inclusions

All road tolls and the Killimer to Tarbet ferry
Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
Air conditioning as standard
The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide
All rates are inclusive of Breakfast unless stated otherwise.

Exclusions

International Airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included

Notes

All Tours departing from Dublin from Nassau Street (opposite the Kilkenny Shop) Dublin.
Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
Child supplement is available on request.
All Tours are operated on mini and midi-coaches and with very experienced driver-guides.
All rates are inclusive of Breakfast unless stated otherwise.
Please note that the child supplement applies only to up to 01 child aged 5-15 years old, sharing the same room with 02 adults. No children under 5 years old are permitted.
Luggage - You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
Important information Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes

Trip Highlights

The Burren - The Cliffs of Moher - Galway City - Kylemore Abbey - Connemara National Park - Clonmacnoise - Locke’s Distillery

Departure Period

01 Jun, 2020 to 30 Sep, 2020
AUD 853 P P twin share
AUD 1,210 P P single

01 Oct, 2020 to 30 Oct, 2020
AUD 817 P P twin share
AUD 1,174 P P single

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