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’s lakes of paradise have 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||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.
DAY 1: DUBLIN TO GALWAY
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 and the Bohemian capital of Ireland, Galway City. Take the time to explore and wander its bustling streets, sample its famed culinary delights and traditional music scene.
DAY 2:INIS MOR ISLAND CYCLING 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, we will take a cycling tour exploring this magnificent landscape that has as many as 50 different monuments of Christian, pre-Christian and Celtic mythological heritage. The most famous of them are Dún Aonghasa, a breathing fort that was built on a high cliff some 100 metres above sea level and Dún Dúchathair (the Black fort) which enjoys a more solitude setting on the cliffs at Cill Éinne, (Killeany). Some visitors enjoy the solitude of it in contrast with the more busy Dún Aonghasa. The fort consists of a terraced wall surrounding the remains of some early dwelling houses known as Clocháns (stone houses).
Today’s adventure brings us on a kayak adventure on the wild Atlantic shores of Clifden. We will explore its majestic coastline and vast caves. After a bite to eat in Clifden, we commence our journey northwards passing Kylemore Abbey, Ireland’s only fjord at Killary habour and secluded picturesque lakes that line our path back to Galway City. That evening, we shall sample the taste of its culinary delights and musical entertainment.
DAY 4:GALWAY TO DUBLIN VIA CLONMACNOISE
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 2 PM, taking the road back east, crossing the River Shannon on route to the fair city of Dublin. We will take one last magical stop to Clonmacnoise, a mid-6th century Early Christian site founded by St. Ciarán. Afterwards, we jump aboard one last time, towards Dublin, where we will say our fond farewells. We really hope you have had an amazing time exploring some of Connemara’s most unique destinations and remember Ireland is now forever your home away from home.