Dublin to Galway City, Connemara National Park and Diamond Hill Full Day Tour

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  • 14 Hours
  • Max Guests : 10
  • Daily

Tour Detail

Staying in Dublin? Want to hike a mountain in Connemara, the beautiful region in the West of Ireland in 1 day?

This tour includes an early morning transfer from Dublin City centre to Galway City centre with transport company Citylink; and then a fully guided day tour with tour operating company Lally Tours.

Explore the heart of the Gaeltacht (Irish-Speaking) region of Ireland. Travel through Ireland’s most untouched, rugged landscape blanketed in majestic mountains, expansive lakes, golden beaches and breathtaking valleys.

This tour takes a look into traditional way of life on the West coast of the Emerald Isle along with the history that has shaped the region. Be prepared to learn a bit of the Irish language and to hear a few tales of the local residents.

  • 48 Hour Free Cancellation
  • Return Bus Transfer - Dublin to Galway
  • 2 Hours Hike at Diamond Hill
  • Guided Day Tour

A full day, guided tour of Connemara, an area famed for it’s unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes. As you travel from Galway, listen to your expert driver/guide share the origin of the Irish language and how it is still the native language of Connemara, despite its diminishing status in the rest of Ireland. Exit the coach to visit iconic Irish landmarks independently and discover rivers and lakes that flow off The Twelve Pins Mountain Range to naturally shape this majestic region. You’ll surely see reasons why Hollywood directors chose Connemara as backdrops to movies such as The Field (Written by John B. Keane, starring Richard Harris and John Hurt) and most recently, Marley & Me (Starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston).

Highlights

  • Killary Fjord OverlookIreland's only Fjord
  • Leenane VillageCharming village amongst the Connemara Mountains
  • An SpidéalTraditional Cottage in An Spidéal
  • Connemara WildlifeSee how many sheep you can spot throughout the day

Itinerary

06:45am

Depart from Dublin from the stop right outside the CityLink Dublin Office at:
4 Crampton Quay,
Temple Bar,
Dublin, D02 X434
Between the O’Connell Bridge and the Ha‘penny Bridge outside the Forbidden Planet comic store and Eden Recruitment. (MAP)

09:15am

Arrive in Galway City

09:30am

Joing the Guided Full Day Tour to Connemara, Diamond Hill and the National Park.

05:30pm

 Return to Galway City.

06:15pm

Departure from Galway on the Citylink transfer.

08:45pm

Arrive back in Dublin.

Featured Stops

Leenane Village

This tiny mountain-side village is simply bursting with colorful Irish charm and overflowing with everchanging scenery. Some guests will choose to stroll out along the edges of Killary Fjord, while others will opt for an Irish Coffee or Hot Whiskey in one of the local bars. Length of stay approx. 30 minutes

Connemara National Park & Diamond Hill

As part of the Galway to Connemara National Park and Diamond Hill Full Day Tour, you have the opportunity to spend 2 Hours at the Connemara National Park at Diamond Hill.

There are three routes to choose from, each varying in length and difficulty. There is no additional charge to enter the National Park, and there are tea rooms on site for coffee and light snacks. Please be aware that the bus and driver cannot wait any longer than the allotted 2 hour duration, so please plan your visit cautiously. Length of stay approx. 2 hours

Killary Fjord Overlook

Ireland’s only fjord serves the natural border between counties Galway and Mayo. This breathtaking vista helps tell the story of millions of years of natural geographical evolution, while also doubling as a featured photo stop. Length of stay approx 10 minutes

An Spidéal

The second half of our tour takes the Wild Atlantic Way coastal drive along South Connemara, but not without a stop at one our absolute favorite seaside villages. An Spidéal is a “gaeltacht” town where the Irish (Gaelic) language is spoken as a first language and where many Irish cultural traditionals still thrive these days. Here we get a sample of these traditions, experience a taste of sea-side living in Ireland and (if you choose to dare) dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean.

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FAQ

Can I display my ticket on my mobile phone?

Yes, we actively encourage a paperless environment as much as possible

What should I bring with me?

A camera – You’ll see many beautiful landscapes and iconic Irish sights, so many guests bring their own camera

Comfortable Shoes – On each of our tours, we make stops that can require lengthy walks. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes so you don’t miss out on Ireland’s hidden gems!

Weatherproof clothing – If the forecast is showing anything other than 100% sunshine, you should probably bring a rain jacket. All of our vehicles have air-conditioning, but in the winter months it is advised to bring a scarf and/or gloves to keep you warm and snug when you’re outside in the elements.

A phone charger – this is going to be a jam-packed day, especially if you opt to spend a little longer in Galway, so it’ll be a good idea to bring a phone charger

Is there a stop for lunch?

Yes, there are plenty of stops for lunch and refreshment options. Lunch is not included in ticket price.

Should I tip?

Gratuities are not required. However we think our drivers and guides have a tough job to do, so if you enjoyed your trip, feel free to tip your driver appropriately – it is truly appreciated.

I'm a student outside of Ireland, do I qualify for the Student Discount?

Yes. You will need to verify enrollment in your home university. Please bring your valid Student I.D.

Are there toilets on the bus?

For your Dublin to Galway return transfers there are toilets on the bus.

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