The ancient province of Connacht along the west coast of Ireland is a paradise of natural beauty. From endless views of the Atlantic Ocean and scenic vistas of the areas coastal regions to quant Irish villages dotted with traditional cottages, there is much to experience in Connacht. What better way to travel this pristine, unblemished part of Ireland than with guided walking, coach, and boat tours and other exciting excursions?
From Dublin you can take the InterCity train to Galway and from there board a coach for a tour of the Connemara region. This tour takes in the Killary Harbour, the only fjord in Ireland, as well as the northern shore of Galway Bay.
For those who love trekking the great outdoors there is the four-day Cong Lakes Walks walking tour. Each day you will enjoy four or five hours of walking through typical western Ireland countryside with its scenic lakes, bogs, mountains, and forests. At night revel in traditional Irish music and beer at some of the local pubs and spend your nights in cozy bed and breakfasts.
Take a guided tour aboard a boat to see some of the local marine life while on the way to the Iniskea Islands. Or try a three-day coach tour that takes in the Burren Region and the fabulous Cliffs of Moher with a spectacular view of the Aran Islands across the way.