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Cliffs of Moher & Connemara 2 Day Tour with Accommodation

Departs: Dublin 07:15am or 09:15am

Galwaybustours now offers tourists an ideal two day tour package from Dublin City to relax and unwind in the West of Ireland. Combine our two highly recommended Cliffs of Moher & Burren AND our Connemara, Cong & Kylemore Abbey bus tours with one overnight hostel stay in our recommended Galway City hostels along with open return Gobus back to Dublin. Tours daily year round except Dec 24th 25th 26th & Jan1st

Hostel Accommodation Details:

Stay with Barnacles Hostel Quay Street. You Must enquire to check availability before booking.

Please note: It is advised to confirm by email or phone of preference shared dorm accommodation. All requests will be forwarded to the chosen hostel.All online bookings completed after 6pm the evening before travel must be made by telephone to guarantee bed availability.

Departure Point

Depart (New Bus Station, Forster St Galway)

Depart on Gobus express outside the Jaffa Deli on Burgh Quay.

Day One:

Depart: Dublin 07:15am or 09:15am on Gobus express outside the Jaffa Deli on Burgh Quay.
Arrive: Galway new coach station 09:45am. 15 min toilet & coffee break.
Board: Galway Bus Tours 10:05am Cliffs of Moher & Burren Tour with optional Aillwee Caves/Birds of Prey

OR

FREE Time in Galway City for 1 hour before taking the 11:30am Galway Bus Tours direct to the Cliffs of Moher
Return: 17:45pm approx back in Galway City to overnight in Galway City Hostel.

Day Two:

Check out: 09:30am Galway City hostel reception with baggage. The Galway bus tours shuttle bus will collect you with your baggage in front of your hostel.
Board: Galway Bus Tours 10am Connemara Cong & Kylemore Abbey Tour.
Arrive: 17:45 New Galway coach station.
Return: 18:45 Go Bus express transfer to Dublin.
Arrive: 21:15 Dublin City.

Tour Highlights Day 1

 

Stop 1

DunGuaire Castle

Stop 2

Aillwee Caves and Burren Birds of Prey
Entrance fee to Aillwee Caves and Burren Birds of Prey is NOT included in Day Tour price but is at an optional discount rate

Stop 3.

Poulnabrone Dolmen

Stop 4. FREE ENTRY

Cliffs of Moher

Stop 5.

Doolin (Fitz’s Bar)

Stop 6

Burren Atlantic Coast Drive

Aillwee Caves

A dramatic underworld of beautiful caverns – over bridged chasms, under weird formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall which sometimes gently sprays the unsuspecting visitor.

... Or.... Burren Birds of Prey Centre

See some of the most endangered species of birds fly around Aillwee mountain. Also an opportunity to handle, fly and feed your very own hawk, a unique opportunity to interact with nature.

Poulnabrone Dolmen

One of the most famous dolmens in Ireland. An ancient megalithic tomb on the karstic limestone pavement of the Burren dating back to 2500 BC.

Burren Region

One of the largest karst landscapes in Western Europe. Renowned for its unusually temperate climate flora & fauna.

Cliffs of Moher & Atlantic Edge Experience - **Free Entry**

One of Irelands top tourist attractions rising some 200 metres above sea level and stretching some 8kms long. Visit Atlantic Edge experience located at the centre of the underground building a huge domed cave containing images, exhibits, displays & experiences that will delight young and old alike.

Doolin

Known for its music festivals & selection of traditional Irish pubs. Lunch stop is at the famous Fitzpatricks bar where they offer good value carvery food and of course famous for serving a good pint of the black stuff!

Atlantic Coast Drive

The highlight of the tour with breath taking views along the shores of Galway Bay. See the Aran Islands, Connemara & Galway city from across the bay.

DunGuaire Castle

A 16C tower house on the southern eastern shore of Galway Bay . Medieval Banquets take place here nightly during high season.

Tour Highlights Day 2

 

Spiddal

Spiddal

Connemara

Connemara

Screeb Waterfall

Screeb Waterfall

Maam Cross

Maam Cross

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey

Killary Fjord

Killary Fjord

Leenaun

Leenaun

Cong

Cong

Lough Corrib

Lough Corrib

Roundstone

High Season Only

Ballyconnelly

High Season Only

Clifden

High Season Only

Oughterard

High Season Only

Spiddal

Located just 12 miles of Galway City, people speak both Irish & English. Renowned for its blue flag beach & angling Spiddal Craft village offers people the opportunity to buy handmade gifts directly from Artisans themselves.

Connemara

A unique landscape of blanket bog. Comprising of some 250km square miles extending west into Connaught

Replica of Quiet Man Cottage

Here about the Quiet man movie directed by John B Keane starring John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara.

Inagh & Maam Valleys

Described by Irish writers as areas of scenic & unsurpassed beauty. See turf cutting in the valleys & sheep roaming the roadside. The only traffic delays you will encounter!!!

Kylemore Abbey & Gardens

Built out of love, an enchanted fairy tale castle with magical looks & walks through the Kylemore wooded heartland. Home to the Benedictian order of Nuns, Kylemore Abbey is a secret haven of peace & tranquity. 2 Hour stop. This is the lunch stop on the tour.

Killary Fjord

One of 3 glacier fjords that exist in Ireland, it is 9 miles deep offering diving throughout the year while aquaculture is important here locally with salmon rafts visible on the surface. Also an opportunity to cruise on its waters during the summer season.

Leeane

Snugly situated at the head of Killary harbour, here the film adaptation of John B Keanes famous play The FIELD directed by Jim Sheridan was made in 1989. An opportunity to visit Gaynors bar for a real Irish pint!!!

Cong

Renowned as a location setting of the Quiet Man movie. Cong is also home of Ashford Castle one of Ireland’s finest hotels, converted from a Victorian faux lakeside castle built by the Guinness family and has a fine example of a ruined medieval abbey, Cong Abbey.

Lough Corrib

One of 14 fresh water trout lakes found in Europe. Reputed to have 365 islands comprising of 44000 hectares of wetland . It is considered one of the best fihing lakes in Europe and is home to a variety of fresh water fish including brown trout, pike, perch, and roach. Also attracts salmon and eels from the Atlantic Ocean.

Departs Dublin all year round from the Gobus bus stop outside Jaffa Deli on Burgh Quay 07.15am, 09.15am Daily. Extra later 10:15am departure weekends only. No Tours Dec 25th 26th & Jan1st

€90 Student/Seniors
€95 Adult

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