Galway Day Tours

 

Connemara Day Tour

Connemara

To see the hidden Ireland off the main tourist track this tour is a must with the first stop at Ross Errily Friary- a hidden but atmospheric 14th century monastery before entering Cong Village where you have time to explore Cong Woods to see Ashford Castle or stroll the town famous for being the location for the 1950s classic movie, ‘The Quiet Man’- or simply have a coffee on the edge of Lough Corrib- the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland.

Entering Connemara on the Lough Nafooey route allows you to see the stark beauty of the hidden valley of Connemara before arriving at the Atlantic Ocean. The tour then continues to Kylemore Abbey where we break for lunch and sightseeing for 1 hr 45 mins. Leaving Kylemore late afternoon we drive through the Inagh Valley, Maam Cross & Oughterard and complete the circuit of Lough Corrib before arriving home to Galway City.

A truly magical day out in typical Irish countryside- let us bring it to life and inform you of the many legends from killer sheep to lake monsters!

Departure Time: 10:00

Approximate time of arrival 18:00 in Galway.

 

Cliffs of Moher & The Burren Day Tour

 Cliffs of Moher

Taking you along Galway Bay, your first stop is at the fishing village of Kinvara to see Dunguaire Castle & into The Burren – home to 75% of Ireland’s native flora & location of numerous ancient monuments many of which we visit including the Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, the 5,800 year old Poulnabrone Dolmen and Ballyalban Fairy Fort – home of little men with green hats and orange beards!

Stopping also at Kilfenora to see the famous Celtic Crosses (Irish High Crosses), we make our way to the coastal village of Doolin for our lunch stop before visiting the 200-metre high, 8kms long Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands and take your time to soak up the natural beauty of the Cliffs of Moher. (minimum 1.5 hour stop) We return via the Coast Road with views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, making a short stop to walk on the lunar like landscape of the Burren and take in sights such as Leprechaun Head before returning to Galway shortly after 6:00pm

Departure Time: 10:00

Duration: 8 h

Galway City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Galway City

Hop/on Hop off all day.

Tour lasts 1 hour approx.

We also offer a Galway Sight Seeing Tour on an open top bus with a Professional Irish tour Guide.

This tour visits Galway Cathedral, The University, Salmon Weir Bridge, Salthill, The Claddagh, Galway Bay, Spanish arch and much more!

Departs Daily: (April – September)
11:00am
12:30pm
14:00pm
15:30pm

 

ARAN ISLAND – INISHMORERAN ISLAND – INISHMORE

Aran Islands

The three Aran Islands, Inisheer, Inishmaan and Inishmore, standing out in the Galway bay, form a mass of imestone, similar to the Burren’s geology. Today the inhabitants live essentially off fishing and tourism while remaining strongly attached to Gaelic traditions. These islands are the last real “Gaelthacht” of the modern Ireland. Inishmore is the largest of them, it is covered in old stone walls and little fields. On the West Coast of the island, majestic cliffs drop into the wild Atlantic Ocean. This area is dominated by Dun Aengus, one of the most impressive Neolithic forts in Europe.

A trip to the islands offers a journey through time, as well as an encounter with the old Ireland, the mythical

Ireland. For this reason, the islands are quite fascinating.

Departure Time: 08.45 am

Duration: 11 h

Note: Tour includes: Bus transfer, ferry, minibus tour, entrance to Dun Aengus