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Cliffs of Moher & Connemara 2 Tour Special including overnight Galway City hostel accommodation €85

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 25th 26th & Jan1st

Hostel Accommodation Details:

Stay with either (Barnacles Hostel Quay Street) Sunday -Friday nights Must enquire to check availability before booking.


 (Woodquay hostel Woodquay in the heart of Galway City Saturday nights 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 gurantee bed availability.

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


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 10:05am Connemara Cong & Kylemore Abbey Tour.
Arrive: 17:30pm New Galway coach station.
Return: 18:45pm Go Bus express transfer to Dublin.
Arrive: 21:15pm Dublin City.

Two Tour Hostel offer booking policy:

This two tour offer with overnight Galway Hostel accommodation is available all year round except 24th 25th 26th 31st December. Advise to check availability of offer before booking online. Call 091 770066 Terms & Conditions apply.

 Tour Highlights:

Aillwee Caves **highly recommended**
A dramatic underworld of beautiful caverns – over bridged chasms, under weird formations and alongside the thunderous waterfall which sometimes gently sprays the unsuspecting visitor. Special Discount price of €5 when you travel with Galway Bus Tours

... 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. Special Discount price of €4 when you tarvel with Galway Bus Tours 

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.
Known for its music festivals & selection of traditional Irish pubs. Fitzpatricks bar Hotel Doolin in the heart of the village is our lunch stop on the tour.
Burren 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.
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.
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!!!
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.


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This tour travels through one of the largest areas of limestone rock in Western Europe known as the 'Burren'. The tour departs Galway, travelling by Clarinbridge which is home of the Oyster Festival and onto the fishing village of Kinvara which is renowned for the Galway Hooker boats. Our first stop is at Dunguaire Castle, a 16th Century Castle which is renowned for the Medieval Banquets during the summer months. Travelling into the heart of the Burren, the tour's next stop is at the Aillwee Caves, one of the oldest caves in Ireland, which has 3,400 feet of passages leading into the heart of the mountain. This is also a morning coffee stop on the tour.

From there the tour travels into the centre of the Burren Paradise, a remarkable bare limestone area with its many combinations of unusual factors such as its unique geology, flora and fauna. The tour stops here at the Poulnabrone Dolmen a remarkable megalithic monument tomb dating from 2500BC and also the ancient burial site for burying our dead. From here, the tour passes Leamanagh Castle, home of the late Maire Rua McMahon and onto Lisdonvarna which is renowned for the Matchmaking Festival that takes place every September. Now, the spectacular Cliffs of Moher begin to unfold some 200 metres high and 8km long, giving superb views of the Clare coastline, Connemara Mountains and the Aran Islands. This is the longest stop on the tour and also the lunch stop on the tour.

Heading back to Galway the tour travels down to the village of Doolin which is noted for it's wealth of Irish folk music. Travelling along by the Atlantic Coastline the tour stops at Black Head where there is an opportunity to see the lighthouse of Galway Bay and photo the Galway City coastline. The tour arrives in Galway City at about 5:45pm. A tour that must be taken to see one of Ireland's most spectacular regions!

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