IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE WILDS OF CONNEMARA with our superb 4 day discovery tour. A renowned destination of natural beauty that is surrounded by the roar of the wild Atlantic Ocean and the glistening lakes of Connemara.
On this mystical tour of Connemara, we will explore the Bohemian capital of Ireland, Galway City, visit the magical island of Inis Mor, which is the largest of the Aran Islands and delve into the wilds of Clifden, a colourful town that sits on the edge of the wild Atlantic Ocean.
Take the opportunity to experience exciting adventures from cycling on Inis Mor Island to kayaking on the wild Atlantic Ocean and leave you in little doubt of why Connemara has captured the hearts of many an explorer as they wander through this vast landscape of glistening lakes.
|TOUR HIGHLIGHTS||1. Discover Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
2. Experience the vibrant city of Galway
3. Visit the Gaelic speaking Island of Inis Mor
4. Explore ancient castles and forts
5. Lively traditional music and dance nights
|START / RETURN POINT||Visit Dublin Centre,25 Suffolk Street, Dublin.|
|SCHEDULE||9:00am – Please arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure.|
|WHAT TO BRING||
The itinerary listed below is for the current season.
Given the unpredictable nature of Ireland’s weather, what we do each day might occasionally vary so that you have the best experience possible.
NB. The cost of accommodation is not included in your travel pass but under each day we have described our recommended accommodation, along with some paid activity and free suggestions.
DAY 1: DUBLIN TO GALWAY VIA CLONMACNOISE
From Dublin’s fair city, we set our compasses due west, making our way through the lush midlands of Ireland in search of the wild Atlantic coastline.
On route to the and the Bohemian capital of Ireland, Galway City, we will take a magical stop to Clonmacnoise, a mid-6th century Early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán. Afterwards, we make our way to Galway where you can explore and wander its bustling streets, sample its famed culinary delights and traditional music scene.
DAY 2: INIS MOR ISLAND TOUR
We jump from mainland Ireland to one of its most renowned island, Inis Mór, meaning big island. It is the largest of three islands that make up the Aran Islands.
Once we arrive on its limestone shores, you can either explore the island by foot, bicycle or jaunting cart, in which you can experience the island’s magnificent landscape of rocky fields, wild Ocean views and incredible monuments of Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic mythological heritage. Take in a visit to one of the most famous of them, Dún Aonghasa, which is a breath-taking fort that was built on a high cliff some 100 metres above sea level.
That afternoon, we make our way back to mainland Ireland before heading due west to the colourful coastal town of Clifden, where you can sample its famous culinary delights and traditional music nights.
DAY 3: CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK AND KYLEMORE ABBEY
Today’s adventure brings us to Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. We will explore these majestic destinations, full of colourful scenery and wonderful history.
In Connemara National Park, take the opportunity to hike to the top Diamond Hill before we head to Kylemore Abbey for a bite to eat and time to explore its incredible history and unique gardens. Later that afternoon, we commence our journey northwards passing Killary harbour and secluded picturesque lakes that line our path to the colourful town of Westport.
That evening, we will experience this vibrant towns legendary musical talent and culinary exploits.
DAY 4: GALWAY TO DUBLIN
The morning is yours to explore Galway City before taking our return journey to Ireland’s capital city, Dublin. You have the time to wander its bustling streets, hang out in some of Galway’s lively cafes, take in the wild Atlantic air on its waterfront or do some last minute souvenir shopping.
We depart at 3 PM, taking the road back east, crossing the River Shannon on route to the fair city of Dublin. where we will say our fond farewells. We really hope you have had an amazing time exploring some of Connemaras most unique destinations and remember Ireland is now forever your home away from home.