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From Galway: Cliffs of Moher Half-Day Express Coach Trip

1. From Galway: Cliffs of Moher Half-Day Express Coach Trip

Experience the Cliffs of Moher independently with a round-trip express coach service from Galway. Get access to the visitors center on arrival, and enjoy a full 2 hours to explore at your own pace. Go for a stroll along the nature trails of the 214-meter high cliffs and get breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Look for up to 20 species of birds found in the area during nesting season. Learn more about the cliffs at the interactive exhibits, displays and virtual reality aerial tours of the visitors center before the return coach service to Galway.

From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

2. From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

Escape the hustle and bustle of Galway on this guided tour to Connemara National Park. Learn about the traditions, music, and language of the region before enjoying free time to explore the park and hike Diamond Hill. Start by meeting at the meeting point or making use of the free pickup option. En route to and from the park, your driver will break up the journey by making frequent photo and coffee stops and allowing you to soak in as much of Connemara as you can. With the help of your driver-guide, learn all you need to know about the region and plan how you'll spend your time at the Connemara National Park. Plus, get a chance to hear some local traditional music. Upon arrival at the park, your driver will explain your return time with you before you enjoy free time for two hours. Shortly after arriving, prepare for a hike on Diamond Hill. There are three primary hiking routes at the National Park, each varying in difficulty and length. Each route starts and finishes at a welcome center and cafe/tea rooms. After the two hours of hiking, meet your driver at the predetermined drop-off point and start to make your way back to Galway. The return route shows you the coastal side of Connemara, providing a different view from the outbound route.

From Galway: Full-Day Wild Atlantic Way and Connemara Tour

3. From Galway: Full-Day Wild Atlantic Way and Connemara Tour

Discover everything the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer on a guided full-day trip from Galway. Pass through charming villages along the coast and into the heart of Connemara. Meet your guide at the Kinley Hostel early in the morning and hop on the comfortable tour vehicle which will take you through the Claddagh and Salthill, and along the coast, through Barna, Spiddal, and Inverin. Listen to entertaining tales about the culture and history of the area from your professional local guide and driver. Enjoy stops along the way for tea and a visit to the Quiet Man Cottage replica. Continue through bogs and onto the picturesque fishing village of Roundstone next to Derrygimlagh Bog. Head along Sky Road and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic. Stop for 3 hours at the Connemara National Park. Take your time to explore the more than 3,000 hectares of bog, mountains, grasslands, and woodlands. Return to Galway and take photos along the way at Kylemore Abbey and the Quiet Man Bridge.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 105 reviews

Very well thought through tour. If you are quick, thee hours they give are enough to go through all the trains in the National Park, or just enjoy one or two in a slow pace. Two hours other companies give for the walk would be not enough. There are also many sweet stops on the way. Mike was amazing - the program is done with care - first tour guide ever to care to tell things on the way back as well. Light, pleasant humor as well. Highly recommended.

Nice trip to the Connemara National Park. If you don't have much time to hike around for more days this trip is definitely for you. In one day you will have a glimpse of an amazing nature there. Climbing the Diamond Hill is a must, the view from the top is breathtaking (the path can be challenging for unexperienced hikers).

Very nice hike as the ascent of Diamond Hill! However, you need good physical shape, water, and good walking shoes Allow 2h30 for the round trip without delay at the top because the descent on the other side is long but for sure you will not regret because the view on Kylemore abbey among other things is magnificent

It was extremely enjoyable. Me and my friend got to the top of Diamond Hill and had some lovely scorns. We appreciate the driver's warmth and kindness. We'd love to book the tour guide again!!

Impressive scenery and the driver shared lots of interesting information and stories along the way. Great tour!