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  • Rossaveel, Galway: Ferry Transfer to Inis Mór (Aran Islands)

    1. Rossaveel, Galway: Ferry Transfer to Inis Mór (Aran Islands)

    Prepare for a warm Irish welcome as you board the luxury vessel, which includes a full bar and refreshment service. The ferry departs daily at 10:30 AM from the sheltered fishing harbor of Rossaveel in Connemara, Galway. Sail for about 40 minutes to Inis Mór (Inishmore), located just off the coast of County Galway in the heart of Galway Bay. The largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mór offers visitors a glimpse into a way of life that has long since disappeared from most of the world. Upon arrival at the island choose from a variety of activities. Rent a bike or hop on a bus tour with a local guide. Explore ecclesiastical ruins and prehistoric stone forts such as the world-renowned Dún Aonghasa. Enjoy live music, taste seasonal local foods, or visit the Aran Island Sweater Market. Hop back on the ferry at 5:00 PM at Kilronan Pier on Inis Mór for your journey back to Rossaveel Harbor in Co...

    Fantastic service very friendly and helpful boat very comfortable verymuch keep to time

  • Galway: Day Trip Ferry to Inis Oírr (Aran Islands)

    2. Galway: Day Trip Ferry to Inis Oírr (Aran Islands)

    Discover a unique culture, landscape and way of life on this island day trip from Galway. Sail back in time and immerse yourself in a small fishing village atmosphere. Prepare for a warm Irish welcome as you board the morning ferry from the harbor at Rossaveel. Enjoy full bar and refreshment service on this luxury vessel as you voyage out into the Atlantic. Jump off the boat when you dock and find yourself in a walker’s paradise of breath-taking scenery. Hire a bike or hop on a tour and admire spectacular flora unique to the island and area. Enjoy white sandy beaches, and visit O'Brien's Castle or the site of the Plassey Shipwreck. Relax in one of the island's bars, restaurants or tea rooms, perhaps enjoying some traditional live music. Enjoy the special atmosphere of this little island before picking up your ferry back to Rossaveel at 4:30 PM.

  • Galway City: Kayaking on the Corrib River

    3. Galway City: Kayaking on the Corrib River

    Set off along the River Corrib to the largest lake in Ireland with a small group of other adventurers and a knowledgeable instructor. This 3-hour kayaking trip is the perfect way to take in the natural wonders around you.   The River Corrib runs through the center of Galway City, connecting Lough Corrib to the sea. At 170 square meters, Lough Corrib is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland with more than 1,000 islands and islets to explore. Come take part in a mix of open-water paddling, island hopping, navigating rocky and reedy channels, and observing nature. All the while, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas and amazing views from a unique angle. When you're finished, enjoy a hot drink to warm up.

    A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. The safety instructions and demonstration before we sat into the kayaks were excellent, along with lots of additional tips shared on an individual basis over the afternoon, which really enhanced the trip. A fun way to experience the two water bodies, by starting on the River Corrib and then moving out onto the lake.

  • South Ireland: Galway and Kerry 3-Day Budget Tour

    4. South Ireland: Galway and Kerry 3-Day Budget Tour

    Discover the majestic beauty of the Ring of Kerry and South Ireland on a 3-day budget tour to Gaelic-speaking Galway and the Cliffs of Moher. Mix with local characters, and learn the legends of the “Emerald Isle” up-close-and-personal. Enjoy an unforgettable night in Killarney, Ireland’s party capital. Dormitory style accommodation is provided in hostels, with the option to stay in B&B or apartment-style accommodation for those that crave a bit more privacy. Day 1: Dublin - Connemara - Galway Depart Dublin for Galway, traveling towards the west of Ireland, and stopping en route for a comfort break. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Irish midlands. Experience the rugged wilderness of Connemara as you drive over dramatic mountains that have provided the setting for countless Hollywood movies. Continue along the Connemara coastline to Galway City. Find a nice pub in Gal...

    I had a great time. it was quick way to see the country. I do wish the stops were longer.

  • From Galway: Castles of Connemara Full-Day Tour

    5. From Galway: Castles of Connemara Full-Day Tour

    First, visit Aughnanure Castle, a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. Find the remains of a banqueting hall, a watch tower, an unusual double bawn and bastions and dry harbour.  Stop in the quaint village of Oughterard with its thatched cottage pub for a short coffee break. Continue with stops at the Quiet Man Bridge and the legendary Connemara Giant and on through the desolate Inagh Valley. The next castle stop is Kylemore Abbey, now a Benedictine monastery. The next few hours are up to you to explore this romantic abbey, its Victorian walled gardens and Gothic church.  After the break, head to the capital of Connemara, the colourful market town of Clifden. En route (weather permitting), join the famous Sky Road (part of the Wild Atlantic Way) viewing the ruins of Clifden castle and taking in the panoramic views.  Them, explore Ballynahinch Castle and the es...

    Excellent trip, done at a relaxed pace with a very nice driver. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Rail Tour from Dublin: 2-Day West Coast Explorer

    6. Rail Tour from Dublin: 2-Day West Coast Explorer

    Day 1 Check in Dublin Heuston station (Customer Service Desk) for 7:00 departure of InterCity train to Limerick (breakfast available). We join our coach here for a short tour of Limerick City and then to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park(admission included). On to the village of Doolin for O'Connors Pub. Next we visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, Black Head, the Burren and Galway Bay overnighting in the heart of Galway City(3 star hotel accommodation - bed and full Irish breakfast) Day 2 At 10:00h we head into magnificent Connemara where John Ford filmed "The Quiet Man" in 1951, taking in Clifden, Kylemore Abbey (reduced admission rate applies to Abbey itself), Leenane and Killary Harbour or Roundstone, the Coral Beach and the Sky Road. See lots of breathtaking wild Atlantic coastline. We return to Galway for our return InterCity train to Dublin Heuston a...

  • Galway, Cliffs of Moher & Connemara: 2-Day Combo Tour

    7. Galway, Cliffs of Moher & Connemara: 2-Day Combo Tour

    This 2-day tour combines 2 popular 1 day excursions with an overnight stay, and is an ideal choice if you have a limited amount of time to visit the west of Ireland. You’ll leave Dublin from Paddy’s Palace, and head across the country, admiring views such as the bogs of Allen in the midlands. Then it’s onward to the west of Ireland, where you’ll enjoy a tour of Connemara, taking in the sights of Cong, Lough Corrib, and the remote valleys. The most beautiful wilderness in all of Europe, this is the true rugged beauty of Ireland you’ve heard about. Experience dramatic mountain scenery that has been the setting for countless Hollywood blockbuster movies. From here you’ll continue on to Galway, considered by many to be Ireland's most beautiful city and its party central. Your guide will find a nice pub down by Galway Bay, where you can enjoy traditional Irish music. A walking tour is avai...

  • From Dublin: 5-Day West Coast Self-Drive Tour

    8. From Dublin: 5-Day West Coast Self-Drive Tour

    Day 1: Westport (approximately 3.5 hours driving from Dublin) Upon arrival at Dublin Airport, meet the local rep to go over the itinerary. Head west and make a stop at the Killbeggan Distillery Experience. Arrive in Westport and check in at The Brooklodge Guesthouse (or similar accommodation). Drive out to Murrisk Abbey to catch a glimpse of the Atlantic Ocean and Clew Bay. Head back to Westport and consider stopping at Molloy's Traditional Music Bar. Day 2: Connemara (approx 2.5 hours driving) After a hearty breakfast, hit the road and head past Murrisk. Drive to Louisburg and take in the views of the mountains and sea. Turn south towards Delphi Village along Dough Lough and Valley, one of Ireland's most scenic routes. Take a detour to see Mwelrea Mountain, then drive to the beautiful town of Leenane at Fjord, Killary. Consider taking a boat tour to ...

  • Cliffs of Moher and Blarney 2-Day Tour from Dublin

    9. Cliffs of Moher and Blarney 2-Day Tour from Dublin

    Experience the dramatic landscapes of the southwest of Ireland on a 2-day budget tour to the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, and more. Kiss the famous Blarney Stone, enjoy panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean, and stay in the historic city of Cork to enjoy the local life up-close. Day 1: Dublin - Rock of Cashel - Blarney - Cork Depart Dublin at 08:00 for a relaxing drive through scenic County Cork. The first stop will be the world famous Rock of Cashel. One of Ireland's most evocative sites, you can stroll in the footsteps of St. Patrick flanked by ruins, Celtic crosses and round towers and feel the soul of Ireland. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster until they donated the complex to the Catholic Church almost 1,000 years ago for use as a cathedral. The site is one of the best examples of medieval architecture in Europe. The next s...

    I solo tripped to Ireland this past weekend and did the 2 day trip through Paddywagon Tours. My bus drivers were fantastic, very outgoing and incredibly helpful and informative! I would recommend this trip to anyone of any age! The hostel I stayed in cork was fantastic as well!

  • 4-Day Grand Atlantic Rail Tour from Dublin

    10. 4-Day Grand Atlantic Rail Tour from Dublin

    Day 1 Check in Dublin Heuston (Customer Service Desk) for 7:00am departure of InterCity train (breakfast available) to Cork. We transfer to Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. After time for lunch and shopping we have a short city tour of Cork and then visit Cobh Heritage Centre home of the "Queenstown Story". We travel back to Cork station for train to Killarney where we are transferred to our comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation (with en-suite facilities). Evening free. Day 2 10:00 we embark on the famous Ring of Kerry tour which is a largely coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula - lots of stunning mountain and coastal scenery, including the famous Lakes of Killarney. Day 3 07.30 transfer from Killarney to Limerick, to join the Cliffs of Moher tour visit Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, O'Connors Pub at Doolin, Galway Bay, overnight Galway City in 3 star Hotel....

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What people are saying about County Galway

Excellent service, costly ..plus the office couldn’t find our booking. The ferry took 45 minutes. When we got to the island there were lots of taxis and buses to take people wherever they wanted to go.

2 ferries depart perfectly on time for both the outward and return journeys. On only one of the two there is the possibility to sit outside.

Excellent trip, done at a relaxed pace with a very nice driver. Would definitely recommend it.

It was a beautiful experience. Our tour guide Tony was wonderful, would highly recommend him.

Fantastic service very friendly and helpful boat very comfortable verymuch keep to time