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Connemara Day Trip From Dublin

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County Dublin, Ireland

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Discover the natural splendor and cultural richness of Connemara on a full-day trip with round-trip transport from Dublin. From the comfort of a luxury coach, admire the splendid scenery and unsurpassed beauty of the coastal region; see the magnificent Kylemore Abbey; visit Galway City; and take a tranquil cruise around Killary Harbour. (The boat cruise on Killary Harbour will be substituted with a visit to Killary sheep farm during the winter.)
  • Full-day trip to Connemara
  • Enjoy a contrast of sightseeing opportunities - from the rugged beauty of Connemara
  • Take photos at Kylemore Abbey, amid spectacular surroundings
  • Enjoy a boat ride around Killary Harbour (summertime) or a visit Killary sheep farm (wintertime)
Transport by air-conditioned coach.
Driver/guide.
WIFI on selected coaches.
1.5-hour Killary Fjord Boat Cruise (April to October) or Killary Sheep Farm (November to March)
Galway City
Lunch
Entrance to Kylemore Abbey

Departure Point

Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depart from a central Dublin location in a luxury, air-conditioned coach destined for the beautiful Connemara region. Allow your guide to share intimate knowledge of the region as you travel through spectacular Irish countryside. See herds of wild ponies grazing in verdant fields and watch the surfaces of lakes shimmer in the shadow of the Twelve Bens mountains.

In summertime, enjoy a tranquil cruise around the Killary Fjord; marvel at the ubiquitous mussel beds as you gaze at the sky-skimming spire of Mweelrea, the highest mountain on the west coast of Ireland. In wintertime, skip the cruise and visit a Killary sheep farm instead.

Continue through the delightful Inagh Valley to Kylemore Abbey, a former Benedictine monastery shrouded in rich history. Admire the distinctive façade of one of Ireland’s most popular tourists attractions and capture photographs of the spectacular natural surroundings. Next, stop at Galway City.

We then set on our way back to Dublin and reminisce about our adventure to Ireland’s Wild West.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Molly Malone Statue
We will meet in front of the Molly Malone Statue located on Suffolk Street. We will begin our exciting journey by crossing the west coast of Ireland toward Connemara. We will take an exceptionally scenic route towards Oughterard, which is considered to be the gateway into Connemara! While passing through charming little towns along the way, you will have the luxury of encountering views that are truly unmatched anywhere else across the land! Any signs or boundaries do not mark Connemara National Park; you will realize you have arrived from the breathtaking surroundings.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Our next stop is to Kylemore Abbey, said to be one of the most romantic castles in Ireland. Here you can get some photos of this amazing setting and relax for some lunch ( not included ).
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Killary Sheep Farm
WINTER SCHEDULE ONLY- During the low season (January - March) the boat cruise does not run but instead we will visit the Killary Sheep Farm. You will be given a skilled sheepdog demonstration and told about how the people and the livestock cope with the barren land and the harsh weather. You will also be given a demonstration on Turf cutting. Maybe turn a sod yourself!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Killary Fjord
SUMMER SCHEDULE ONLY- During the high season (April - December) this tour includes a 1.5hr boat cruise around Killary harbour. Ireland has only one fjord and we are heading straight for it – the Killary Fjord. Marvel at the thriving mussel beds and look out towards Mweelrea, the highest mountain range on the west coast of Ireland. Please note that during the high season (April - October) this tour offers a 1.5-hour boat cruise around Killary Harbor.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Galway's Latin Quarter
On your return to Dublin we will stop at one of Ireland’s best loved cities. Galway is young and bohemian attracting the weird and the wonderful from the four corners of Ireland and beyond. The streets are bustling with street performers and musicians which will keep you entertained during your time there.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Extreme Ireland
We will arrive back in Dublin after an exciting and unforgettable journey discovering the savage beauty that is Connemara.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants are welcome, provided that customers bring their own safety seats
  • During winter times, the boat trip is replaced with a visit to a family farm
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Irish Day Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Connemara Day Trip From Dublin?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Connemara Day Trip From Dublin.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Connemara Day Trip From Dublin?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Connemara Day Trip From Dublin.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Connemara Day Trip From Dublin?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Connemara Day Trip From Dublin.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Connemara Day Trip From Dublin?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Connemara Day Trip From Dublin.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Connemara Day Trip From Dublin?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Connemara Day Trip From Dublin.

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  • "This is a very nice tour as I got to see some lovely places such as the the Kylemore Abbey." See review

Reviews

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183 Reviews
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star-1
HAVE NOT RECIEVED REFUND
Stephanie
, Aug 2020
I booked this tour online for the next day someone called me the and told me the tour was cancelled. When I requested an email confirmation about the tour being cancelled they said they would send it to me and they didn't. The 130€ I spent has NOT been refunded. That is a lot of money in these times and when I called the girl picked up and i thought I had the wrong number when I called back it was the machine. I called three more times no answer ! GIVE ME MY MONEY PLEASE In the "when did you go " I put August2020 but we DID NOT GO ON THIS TOUR BECAUSE WE WERE TOLD IT WAS CANCELLED.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
Hi, this needs to be refunded by Viator not ourselves. We have authorised them to refund the money.
star-5
Lovely day
BoardingPass748922
, Oct 2019
Had a wonderful guide. The cruise was lovely. I would do this again. Did a bit of shopping and got some Connemara marble. Recommend this day trip
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi, Thank you so much for your feedback and 5* rating! We're delighted that you enjoyed your Connemara tour with Irish Day Tours. We hope to see you on board again in the future : ) Kind regards,
star-5
Lovely trip
Mel_Bxxxx
, Aug 2019
This is a very nice tour as I got to see some lovely places such as the the Kylemore Abbey. The cruise was also a nice tour and departs from the usual tours. Had really good ice cream in Galway! Our guide, Aussie Nick was very nice and he was able to get the cooperation of everyone to return on time to the bus so we could proceed to the next destination without delay. This is an excellent tour but unfortunately the tour company did a disfavour to Nick as they made him drive an old passenger van with a poor sound system and bad seats. Given that Nick has to drive great distances and the tight schedule, he should have been a given a better vehicle and one that had better seats. Nick made no complains and tried his best but the seats in our vehicle had seats that were sagging and were most uncomfortable.
star-2
Not that exciting
Dreamer480322
, May 2019
Too many hours of bus. No time to visit Kylemore abbey Stop in Galway for shopping useless. We do not recommend this tour. We were greatly disappointed
star-2
Way too much bus for what u see. The...
Marlene F
, Sep 2018
Way too much bus for what u see. The mine are interesting but I would have skipped it. The lake was beautiful but we didnt see much because it was raining . The Abby is Magnificent but way too much time on location for what there is to see. The boat ride was the worst for me because you see the exact same thing that you would see in a bus . A Simple back-and-forth on the fjord. The bus was not very comfortable but our bus driver rock he deserves 100 stars for his knowledge and he was super friendly ! Overall I would not recommend that toured simply because way too much bus hours for what you see .
star-5
Amazing trip with Mack
The3GreatDanes
, Jun 2018
We had an incredible trip to Connemara with our driver Mack. There were some great stops along the way: mines, Kylemore Abbey and the boat cruise, and he even made some additional stops with stunning views along the way as we were ahead of schedule. Overall there was a nice atmosphere and Mack told stories, informed us about different places and Irish history and even sang a song once in a while. The driving was a little long, but as Connemara is far away from Dublin, that was to be expected. We absolutely loved the trip and will be sure to come back!
star-4
This was long trip - the bus had...
heather
, Apr 2018
This was long trip - the bus had issues. The silver mine was very interesting. The abbey was great. Long ride
star-5
Fantastic tour. I really liked the...
Colleen M
, Oct 2017
Fantastic tour. I really liked the small group rather than a large one. Jennifer and Rob did such a great job! Jennifer gave lots of history as we drove and played good Irish music as well. Well worth the money!
star-5
It was an amazing excursion, i...
Christy A
, Aug 2017
It was an amazing excursion, i highly recommended to anyone visiting Dublin. A special thank you to our driver Alec!!! He was very helpful, good guide to the group, polite and caring.
star-5
A tour not to be missed by any...
russianbowler
, Aug 2017
A tour not to be missed by any Ireland visitor. Our tour was lucky because the weather was great and we enjoyed the 1 1/2 hour cruise on Ireland's only fjord. Beautiful scenery,very informative with an exceptional tour guide with a great sense of humor. It was one of my favorite tour on my three visits to Ireland. Made for a very long day sitting on the bus across Ireland but well worth it and unforgettable.

Product code: 5299CONNEMARA

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