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From Dublin: Connemara and Galway Full-Day Tour

From Dublin: Connemara and Galway Full-Day Tour

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Join this full-day tour from Dublin to experience the beauty of western Ireland. Visit Connemara and marvel at Ireland's most rugged and dramatic landscapes. Admire the views of Galway Bay and Lough Corrib and spend 2 hours exploring Galway city as well.

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  • Experience the rugged beauty of Connemara’s landscapes
  • Visit the village of Cong and explore the ruins of Cong Abbey
  • Discover the treasures of Galway, Ireland's coolest city
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Among the many highlights of this full-day tour are visits to Cong Abbey and Lough Corrib. You’ll stop for 1.5 hours in the charming village of Cong, which became famous when it was featured in the film, The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Explore the ruins of Cong Abbey and take in the stunning views of the surrounding lakes. There are some local cafés that would be perfect for lunch! The tour then continues on through some of the most remote landscape in Ireland, and along deserted valleys that offer views of the lakes and mountains of Connemara. Stop at some of the most scenic points in the region. Later you’ll travel along the coast, admiring the fine views of Galway Bay as you make your way into Galway City. You’ll have a couple of hours to experience Ireland’s coolest city! In Galway you have the option of joining a local walking tour with a Galway tour guide or simply explore the charming city on your own.
  • Full-day tour from Dublin
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    Loved Cong

    Supposed to have 1 1/2 hours in Cong, but cut back to an hour. Just not enough time there. The stop in Connemara was beautiful. Galway would have been better if we could have gotten through the Joyce roundabout. As it was, it took ONE HOUR to through the roundabout and time to get the bus parked. Very long bus ride for about 3 hours of touring time. Even so, glad we took the tour and thankful it was a beautiful day.

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    September 28, 2019

    names were not on the list for this tour

    This activity was on Paddywagon Tours. They did not have our names on their passenger list for this tour. We were kicked off this tour and they were working to try to get us onto another tour. We waited another hour and they were finally able to get us onto another tour.

    July 24, 2019

    Great day out !!!!!

    I had a great time, lovely being able to chill in Galway city & take in the sights. Then the bus journey to Cong was great, done a few stops along away to take some beautiful pictures & then we stopped in Cong for an hour which was beautiful. Our tour guide was great crack from start to finish & was full of information anywhere we went regarding the history of each place. Would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see the beauty of Ireland ☺️

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    July 22, 2019

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