The remote and isolated deep west valleys of Connemara is where this wonderful adventure tour of Ireland will take you.  Through the lost valleys of Delphi, on a ferry boat to the sparsely populated island of Inis Mor where by day you’ll bike ride along the old country roads, with an abundance of stone walls and historical sites. And by night, by choice, you can enjoy impromptu music sessions in cosy island pubs. 

You will also have ample time to experience the vibrant city of Galway. Take the opportunity to explore and wander its bustling streets, sample its famed culinary delights and traditional music scene.


TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Overnight for 2 nights in the wilderness of the Connemara Region

  • Explore the remote Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor by bike, bus or pony & trap

  • Photo the inspiring Kylemore Abbey & hike the impressive Diamond Hill

  • Walk in the cobbled streets of Galway and soak up its lively atmosphere by night

  • Spend 1 night on the remote island of Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands

  • Catch fantastic live Irish music performances and meet friendly locals.


ITINERARY:

Leave the capital and enjoy the scenic drive to of Ireland’s most beautiful regions, Connemara. Leave the capitaland enjoy the scenic drive to of Ireland’s most beautiful regions, Connemara. Stroll around the tribal city of Galway and take it all in – the busker music, the cobblestone lanes, the contemporary flair that blends well with its medieval past, and of course, the oysters. Explore Clifden & Connemara Region at your leisure. Take a self-guided cycling tour of the region – (Tour Option – €20 per person). Expect a mix of paved country road and forest trails.
Duration 2/3 hours approx. Cycling ability is required. Biking, not your thing? You’re free to roam Clifden Town. Variety of signposted walks. Idyllic seaside and mountain views. Overnight in Clifden
We spend another day and night in the wilderness of Connemara, so you don’t need to repack your suitcase. Just relax and enjoy it. After breakfast is yours to design. Relax with downtime in Clifden. Or partake of the following options; E-Biking on country roads or biking through forest trails (Tour Option – €45 per person) Guided sea kayaking on Killary Fjord (Tour Option – €55 per person) After lunch, and a wee photo stop at Kylemore Abbey, one of Ireland’s most beautiful buildings, it’s then onto Connemara National Park for a hike around Diamond Hill for phenomenal views of Connemara. Discover the picture-postcard beauty of the Inagh Valley & Sky Road. Drop by Clifden, a quaint town at the heart of Connemara. Accommodation tonight is once again in Clifden.
Travel back in time as we spend the night on the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor. Miles of stone walls awaits. Enjoy a 40 min boat trip to the island & choose to explore the island by bike or with a local guide on pony & trap or minibus. Discover the most impressive stone fort in Ireland at Dun Aengus. Unspoilt beaches are located in a sheltered bays, and the clean blue water is perfect for a dip. Drop by local market shops for the famous Aran sweaters. Visit a nice cosy Pub for food and traditional Irish music experience. Overnight on the island
County Galway’s exuberant namesake city is a swirl of colourful shop-lined streets filled with buskers and performance artists. Catch the 12pm ferry from the island to Rossaveal. Followed by a complimentary bus transfer to Galway city. Stroll around the tribal city of Galway and take it all in – the busker music, the cobblestone lanes, the contemporary flair that blends well with its medieval past, and of course, the oysters’.You will have some free time to soak up the atmosphere. Street performers, live music and dance and colourful locals will keep you entertained during your stay. Enticing old pubs that hum with trad music sessions throughout the year, and an increasingly sophisticated food scene that celebrates local produce. Overnight in Galway City
Before we say goodbye, there’s still time for some of Galway’s top highlights. Enjoy some free time in Galway to explore craft studios, cafés and numerous quaint independent shops. Take a guided 2-hour culinary walking tour of Galway. Meet artisan producers and sample their products with your guide, who offers insight into local favourites and their ingredients. Food and drink tastings from nine different purveyors plus a goodie bag are included.  (Tour Option – €60 per person). Discover the delights of Galway on a guided bike tour of the city (Tour Option – €30 per person). You will experience and see areas beyond the scope of other tours. You will have plenty of laughs along the way including a stop for coffee, during the 3- to 4-hour tour, so you get to re-charge your batteries and rest a while. Transfer back through the lush rolling hills and patchwork farmland as we traverse Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands towards Dublin.


TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Connemara
  • 1 Nights Accommodation on Aran Islands & Galway city
  • Services of a highly-trained and professional Irish Experience tour guide
  • 4 delicious and filling hot Irish breakfasts 
  • Experience traditional Irish music sessions in local cosy pubs
  • Connemara National Park
  • Ferry cruise to Aran Islands
  • Hike every day, including trails on the Aran Islands and The Connemara Region
  • Most daily activities and visits (see Tour Options below)

Additional information

Departure Point8:30 am Jurys Inn, Moore St Plaza, Parnell St, Store Street, Dublin, Ireland

Please choose  departure date from the calendar on the ‘Book The Tour’ section

DatesTwin B&BSingle B&BTwin HotelSingle Hotel
14th March€589€799€949€1,119
25th April€589€799€949€1,119
9th & 25th May€729€929€1,249€1,479
6th & 20th June€729€929€1,249€1,479
14th & 18th July€729€929€1,249€1,479
1st,15th & 25th August€729€929€1,249€1,479
12th & 26th September€729€929€1,249€1,479
10th & 24th October€589€799€949€1,119

Confirm your reservation today with a fully refundable deposit of only €99.

OPTION 1:

B&B (Bed and Breakfast or Guest House)

The real Irish B&B experience is the opportunity to stay with an Irish family and immerse yourself in their Irish traditions and culture. You will be greeted with the warmest of Irish welcomes.  They are great value for money, with a real home from home experience.

  • Private rooms – single, twin, double and family rooms available
  • 3* and above rating
  • Small, locally run and independently owned accommodation
  • Low-cost, quality private accommodation
  • En-suite not guaranteed
  • Breakfast provided

OPTION 2:

Original Irish Hotels

Formerly Manor House Hotels & Irish Country Hotels, we are a collection of unique owner-run hotels located in Ireland’s most outstanding destinations. Open the door to the magic of unmissable moments with Ireland’s leading collection of independent hotels.

  • Private rooms – single, twin, double and family rooms available
  • 3* and 4* rating
  • On-site amenities
  • Breakfast provided
  • En-suite guaranteed

Please note:

B&B Single Supplement – is mandatory for solo travellers – Solo travellers must pay extra to have their private room.

B&B –  Twin/Double Room Share – is automatically included when 2 travellers book together

  • What do twin/double and single mean?

A twin room is a room with 2 single beds, whilst a double room has 1 large bed suited for two people. Both rooms are designed for double occupancy. A single room is a single bed, designed for single occupancy.

  • Are family rooms available?

We always try to accommodate your needs. For any special requests, please contact us at info@irishexperiencetours.com or call us on +353 (0)86 160 6604

Gather your favorite people to share an Irish adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip – featuring all the legendary Irish Experience hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.

Choose from the selection of dates for your group; All dates are available for 8+ guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we’ll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

local guide mark on his castle on Inisoirr , Aran Islands
small group of hikers enjoying the views overlooking Connemara
couple overlooking Connemara on small group tour
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a small group hiking the roads of Aran islands