4 Day Tour – Galway and Connemara

This is a combination where you’ll discover the two sides of Ireland: the wild side of Connemara and the Burren and the friendly city of Galway. This city, elected among the favourite destinations of Irish people and tourists preserved that gaelic charm so important to the Irish people.  Between strolling around the main street or along the river Corrib, visit the churches, cathedrals, the museum, experience the atmosphere of it’s many lively pubs… there will be enough to suit everyone tastes in this relaxed city. The Connemara area is much quieter. This is the largest bogland in Ireland that combines lakes, rivers, nearly treeless hills, spread out houses… The Burren is made of landscapes of stones, where the world famous cliffs of Moher are situated. You will be captivated by the mysterious and spectacular landscapes that surround you.

At your arrival, you will be welcome by your guide and driver. You will head to County Galway where you will spend most of the next four days.  Depending on the time of arrival, you will have a walking city tour of Galway. Check into the hotel. Dinner and night.

Leaving Galway, you will be driven to the small village of Cong. You will spend some time in this beautiful small village famous for having been the setting of the 1951 move “The Quiet Man”. Cong is famous as well for the ruins of the XII° century Augustinian abbey, its forest and Ashford castle. As we continue towards Connemara along the way you will enjoy the beautiful views of the areas many boglands, hills and lakes. Lunch en route. Your next stop will be at the majestic Kylemore Abbey. You will visit that XIX° century unexpected manor with its gothic church, its park and its Victorian gardens. After the Abbey, you will go back to Galway driving along the bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Arrival at your accommodation. Dinner and night.

Leaving Galway, you will go to the direction of the Burren driving along the coast and will pass villages like Kinvara, Dunguaire castle, the ruins of Cormcomroe Abbey… You will drive through the Burren National Park that we call a lunar landscape. You will then stop at the impressive Cliffs of Moher that spread on 8 kilometres and are a maximum of 215 metres high. Lunch en route. After lunch, you’ll pursue your journey in the Burren passing by villages of Liscannor, Lahinch, famous for surf and you will go back inland and see Kilfenora, important religious spot, Leamaneh castle, whose last owner, Red Mary, made mark on history, and the site of an ancient VII° monastery before going back to your accommodation.
Depending on your departure time, visits can be suggested. Transfer at the airport for departure.

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