Horses in Connemara National Park | Ireland
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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 cosy 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 splendour 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 20% off
£865
£692
£1,105
£884
25 Aug - 27 Aug 20% off
£865
£692
£1,105
£884
01 Sep - 03 Sep 20% off
£865
£692
£1,105
£884
08 Sep - 10 Sep 20% off
£865
£692
£1,105
£884
06 Oct - 08 Oct 20% off
£825
£660
£1,065
£852
13 Oct - 15 Oct 20% off
£825
£660
£1,065
£852
20 Oct - 22 Oct 20% off
£825
£660
£1,065
£852
27 Oct - 29 Oct 20% off
£825
£660
£1,065
£852
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
06 Apr - 08 Apr 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
13 Apr - 15 Apr 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
20 Apr - 22 Apr 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
27 Apr - 29 Apr 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
04 May - 06 May 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
11 May - 13 May 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
18 May - 20 May 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
25 May - 27 May 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
01 Jun - 03 Jun 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
08 Jun - 10 Jun 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
15 Jun - 17 Jun 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
22 Jun - 24 Jun 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
29 Jun - 01 Jul 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
06 Jul - 08 Jul 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
13 Jul - 15 Jul 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
20 Jul - 22 Jul 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
27 Jul - 29 Jul 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
03 Aug - 05 Aug 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
10 Aug - 12 Aug 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
17 Aug - 19 Aug 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
24 Aug - 26 Aug 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
31 Aug - 02 Sep 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
07 Sep - 09 Sep 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
14 Sep - 16 Sep 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
21 Sep - 23 Sep 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
28 Sep - 30 Sep 20% off
£985
£788
£1,245
£996
05 Oct - 07 Oct 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
12 Oct - 14 Oct 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
19 Oct - 21 Oct 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
26 Oct - 28 Oct 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956

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 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
25 Aug - 27 Aug 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
01 Sep - 03 Sep 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
08 Sep - 10 Sep 20% off
£935
£748
£1,195
£956
06 Oct - 08 Oct 20% off
£885
£708
£1,155
£924
13 Oct - 15 Oct 20% off
£885
£708
£1,155
£924
20 Oct - 22 Oct 20% off
£885
£708
£1,155
£924
27 Oct - 29 Oct 20% off
£885
£708
£1,155
£924
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
06 Apr - 08 Apr 20% off
£985
£788
£1,265
£1,012
13 Apr - 15 Apr 20% off
£985
£788
£1,265
£1,012
20 Apr - 22 Apr 20% off
£985
£788
£1,265
£1,012
27 Apr - 29 Apr 20% off
£985
£788
£1,265
£1,012
04 May - 06 May 20% off
£985
£788
£1,265
£1,012
11 May - 13 May 20% off
£985
£788
£1,265
£1,012
18 May - 20 May 20% off
£985
£788
£1,265
£1,012
25 May - 27 May 20% off
£985
£788
£1,265
£1,012
01 Jun - 03 Jun 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
08 Jun - 10 Jun 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
15 Jun - 17 Jun 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
22 Jun - 24 Jun 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
29 Jun - 01 Jul 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
06 Jul - 08 Jul 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
13 Jul - 15 Jul 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
20 Jul - 22 Jul 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
27 Jul - 29 Jul 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
03 Aug - 05 Aug 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
10 Aug - 12 Aug 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
17 Aug - 19 Aug 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
24 Aug - 26 Aug 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
31 Aug - 02 Sep 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
07 Sep - 09 Sep 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
14 Sep - 16 Sep 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
21 Sep - 23 Sep 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
28 Sep - 30 Sep 20% off
£1,035
£828
£1,315
£1,052
05 Oct - 07 Oct 20% off
£985
£788
£1,265
£1,012
12 Oct - 14 Oct 20% off
£985
£788
£1,265
£1,012
19 Oct - 21 Oct 20% off
£985
£788
£1,265
£1,012
26 Oct - 28 Oct 20% off
£985
£788
£1,265
£1,012

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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