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From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

4.6 / 5

5 reviews

From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

From $41.04 per person

Spend a full day in the wilderness at Connemara National Park. Learn about the region, hike Diamond Hill, and enjoy free time.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike Diamond Hill at Connemara National Park
  • Marvel at unforgettable views
  • Learn about the local language and culture
  • Enjoy comfortable transport from Galway to the National Park
  • Benefit from a knowledgeable local driver/guide
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Galway on this guided tour to Connemara National Park. Learn about the traditions, music, and language of the region before enjoying free time to explore the park and hike Diamond Hill. Start by meeting at the meeting point or making use of the free pickup option. En route to and from the park, your driver will break up the journey by making frequent photo and coffee stops and allowing you to soak in as much of Connemara as you can. With the help of your driver-guide, learn all you need to know about the region and plan how you'll spend your time at the Connemara National Park. Plus, get a chance to hear some local traditional music. Upon arrival at the park, your driver will explain your return time with you before you enjoy free time for two hours. Shortly after arriving, prepare for a hike on Diamond Hill. There are three primary hiking routes at the National Park, each varying in difficulty and length. Each route starts and finishes at a welcome center and cafe/tea rooms. After the two hours of hiking, meet your driver at the predetermined drop-off point and start to make your way back to Galway. The return route shows you the coastal side of Connemara, providing a different view from the outbound route.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup (optional)
  • Local guide
  • Free time to hike Diamond Hill
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Meet at the Lally Tours (Explore Galway) Office on Forster Street, just off Eyre Square in Galway City Center. Check in is 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a strict 2-hour hike up Diamond Hill at Connemara National Park. The driver cannot wait any longer than the agreed tour departure time. Be prepared for a tough hike, and keep an eye on the weather forecast
  • Free hotel pickup is available by request and can be done as part of the online booking process or by contacting the local partner in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Really nice experience, the driver was incredible. The only problem is that there was not enough time on the national park. I, obviously, went to the peak of Diamond Hill, but takes one hour to arrive there and I literally took three photos and had to run the way back to not be late (and even like that I was about 5 minutes late).

August 26, 2021

September 2, 2021

I was interested in visit only Connemara national park and hiking on Diamond hill. The driver gave just 2hours in the park what it's not enough to go on top and eat something. I also don't understand why it's so expansion since the park is a public area. When people buy a tour to explore a specific place it means that we are not interested in visit different places (Spiddal) for example. Unfortunately I couldn't enjoy the park and I hadn't time to eat.

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August 25, 2021

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