Horses in Connemara National Park | Ireland
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FROM: USD $806 pp

Uncover the dramatic mountains, wonderful wildlife and mythical history of Ireland's windswept West Coast on this 3-day small group tour. From Dublin, visit historic Dungaire Castle and the ancient stone monuments of the Burren. Take in the rugged Cliffs of Moher, Galway and grand Kylemore Abbey. Spot wildlife in Connemara National Park, admire the view from Diamond Hill and enjoy a glass of local whiskey en route back to Dublin.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Prices/Dates
Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Dungaire Castle - Admire the windswept views of this historic castle and snap some photos with free time to wander around
Connemara National Park - Marvel at the view from Diamond Hill, spot resident wildlife and see immaculate Kylemore Abbey
Galway - Spend two nights in the coastal city, with time to walk along Galway Bay and relax in traditional cosy pubs
Kilbeggan Distillery - Sample traditional Irish whiskey at the world's oldest licensed distillery

Included

2 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide 
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details
2 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

Dungaire Castle, Cliffs of Moher & Galway

Dublin - Galway. Welcome to Ireland! Starting from Dublin, we head west, passing through Kildare and Offaly counties. Our first destination is the scenic village of Kinvara, where one can capture the captivating Dunguaire Castle in pictures while learning about its historical heritage. Moving forward, the next stop is the Burren, a noteworthy natural gem of Ireland known for its limestone pavements, rare flora and ancient stone monuments. The Burren also has the distinction of being one of the earliest Christian settlements in Ireland.

The tour proceeds towards the remarkable Cliffs of Moher, where visitors can take a leisurely stroll along the cliff trails while birdwatching. Additionally, a nearby environmental exhibition offers an award-winning experience. After adequately exploring the area, the next base is Galway City, where we stay for the next two nights. Along the way, the renowned Galway Bay offers picturesque views while the lively student town boasts cozy pubs and excellent food.

Please note: Pick up point for this tour is at 7:45 on day 1 (tour departs at 08:00) - Dublin Nassau Street Pick Up, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.

Accommodation: Ashgrove, Desota House B&B or similar
Overnight: Galway

Day 2

Wild Connemara

Galway - Cong - Connemara National Park - Galway. Embark on a journey inland through the picturesque Maam Valley, until we reach the charming village of Cong. Here, visitors may pay a visit to the local museum dedicated to the beloved film classic "The Quiet Man", or explore the exquisitely restored 12th century Cong Abbey.

As you travel through the heart of Connemara, take in the stunning sights of the grandiose buildings and immaculately manicured gardens at Kylemore Abbey. The next stop on the itinerary is Connemara National Park, where a plethora of wildlife can be observed among the ancient tombs and woodland paths. At Diamond Hill, a 500m peak, breathtaking views await - rivalling those of even the highest summits in Europe.

The journey then continues to Clifden, famous for being the site of the first transatlantic flight landing. Within the confines of the National Park, visitors can revel in the splendor of the Sky Road, or behold the majestic peaks of the Twelve Bens of Connemara.

After a day filled with exploration, head back to the comfort of your abode in the heart of Galway City for a peaceful night's rest.

Accommodation: Ashgrove, Desota House B&B or similar
Overnight: Galway  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Irish whiskey

Galway - Clonmacnoise - Dublin. Departing from Galway, we take some scenic back roads through central Ireland and stop at Clonmacnoise, a renowned early Christian settlement. The site features impressive churches, stone crosses, and round towers. Following lunch in a local village, we journey through the incredibly peaty Irish bogs while our guide highlights the diverse flora and fauna. Our final stop before Dublin is Kilbeggan Distillery, the world's oldest licensed distillery, where we savour their famous whiskey. After a drink or two, we head back east towards Dublin, where our tour comes to an end.

Please note: This tour finishes at 19:00 - Dublin Nassau Street Drop Off, Opposite the Kilkenny Shop, Nassau St, Dublin.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
11 Aug - 13 Aug 25% off
USD $1,125
USD $844
USD $1,445
USD $1,084
25 Aug - 27 Aug 25% off
USD $1,125
USD $844
USD $1,445
USD $1,084
01 Sep - 03 Sep 25% off
USD $1,125
USD $844
USD $1,445
USD $1,084
08 Sep - 10 Sep 25% off
USD $1,125
USD $844
USD $1,445
USD $1,084
06 Oct - 08 Oct 25% off
USD $1,075
USD $806
USD $1,385
USD $1,039
13 Oct - 15 Oct 25% off
USD $1,075
USD $806
USD $1,385
USD $1,039
20 Oct - 22 Oct 25% off
USD $1,075
USD $806
USD $1,385
USD $1,039
27 Oct - 29 Oct 25% off
USD $1,075
USD $806
USD $1,385
USD $1,039
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
06 Apr - 08 Apr 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
13 Apr - 15 Apr 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
20 Apr - 22 Apr 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
27 Apr - 29 Apr 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
04 May - 06 May 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
11 May - 13 May 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
18 May - 20 May 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
25 May - 27 May 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
01 Jun - 03 Jun 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
08 Jun - 10 Jun 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
15 Jun - 17 Jun 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
22 Jun - 24 Jun 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
29 Jun - 01 Jul 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
06 Jul - 08 Jul 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
13 Jul - 15 Jul 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
20 Jul - 22 Jul 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
27 Jul - 29 Jul 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
03 Aug - 05 Aug 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
10 Aug - 12 Aug 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
17 Aug - 19 Aug 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
24 Aug - 26 Aug 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
31 Aug - 02 Sep 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
07 Sep - 09 Sep 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
14 Sep - 16 Sep 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
21 Sep - 23 Sep 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
28 Sep - 30 Sep 25% off
USD $1,275
USD $956
USD $1,625
USD $1,219
05 Oct - 07 Oct 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
12 Oct - 14 Oct 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
19 Oct - 21 Oct 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
26 Oct - 28 Oct 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Bed & Breakfast, Galway

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Guesthouse

On this tour, you will stay in bed and breakfast properties (B&Bs). These are usually smaller residential properties, with just a handful of guest rooms. You’ll have a bedroom, bathroom and often, access to a communal dining room for breakfast. Rooms will always be clean and comfortable, with a private bathroom. Bathrooms are usually en-suite, but on rare occasions, access may be via a communal hallway. This means that the bathroom will still be private and only for your personal use, but it is not en-suite (located in the room). You will need to leave the room to use the bathroom.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
11 Aug - 13 Aug 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
25 Aug - 27 Aug 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
01 Sep - 03 Sep 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
08 Sep - 10 Sep 25% off
USD $1,215
USD $911
USD $1,565
USD $1,174
06 Oct - 08 Oct 25% off
USD $1,155
USD $866
USD $1,505
USD $1,129
13 Oct - 15 Oct 25% off
USD $1,155
USD $866
USD $1,505
USD $1,129
20 Oct - 22 Oct 25% off
USD $1,155
USD $866
USD $1,505
USD $1,129
27 Oct - 29 Oct 25% off
USD $1,155
USD $866
USD $1,505
USD $1,129
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
06 Apr - 08 Apr 25% off
USD $1,285
USD $964
USD $1,645
USD $1,234
13 Apr - 15 Apr 25% off
USD $1,285
USD $964
USD $1,645
USD $1,234
20 Apr - 22 Apr 25% off
USD $1,285
USD $964
USD $1,645
USD $1,234
27 Apr - 29 Apr 25% off
USD $1,285
USD $964
USD $1,645
USD $1,234
04 May - 06 May 25% off
USD $1,285
USD $964
USD $1,645
USD $1,234
11 May - 13 May 25% off
USD $1,285
USD $964
USD $1,645
USD $1,234
18 May - 20 May 25% off
USD $1,285
USD $964
USD $1,645
USD $1,234
25 May - 27 May 25% off
USD $1,285
USD $964
USD $1,645
USD $1,234
01 Jun - 03 Jun 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
08 Jun - 10 Jun 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
15 Jun - 17 Jun 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
22 Jun - 24 Jun 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
29 Jun - 01 Jul 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
06 Jul - 08 Jul 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
13 Jul - 15 Jul 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
20 Jul - 22 Jul 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
27 Jul - 29 Jul 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
03 Aug - 05 Aug 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
10 Aug - 12 Aug 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
17 Aug - 19 Aug 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
24 Aug - 26 Aug 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
31 Aug - 02 Sep 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
07 Sep - 09 Sep 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
14 Sep - 16 Sep 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
21 Sep - 23 Sep 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
28 Sep - 30 Sep 25% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,009
USD $1,715
USD $1,286
05 Oct - 07 Oct 25% off
USD $1,285
USD $964
USD $1,645
USD $1,234
12 Oct - 14 Oct 25% off
USD $1,285
USD $964
USD $1,645
USD $1,234
19 Oct - 21 Oct 25% off
USD $1,285
USD $964
USD $1,645
USD $1,234
26 Oct - 28 Oct 25% off
USD $1,285
USD $964
USD $1,645
USD $1,234

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Dublin
Ends
Dublin
Departs
Sundays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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