Galway, Kerry, Burren, Dingle Peninsula 3-Day Tour from Dublin

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Connemara

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This 3 day tour introduces you to all of the major regional sites along the west and south- west coasts and provides you with a fantastic insight into Irish culture. Visit the National Park of Connemara, Gaelic speaking Galway on the Wild Atlantic Way, the limestone Burren region, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin village, River Shannon, breathtaking Dingle Peninsula, highlights of the Ring of Kerry and Killarney. Enjoy great overnight stays in Galway, the traditional music capital of Ireland and on the Dingle Peninsula, amongst the last parishes before America. A priceless opportunity to get to know the charming Irish people a little better! The 3 Day Southern Ireland is one of our most popular tours with many repeat and referral guests. This will be a holiday to remember - looking forward to welcoming you on tour!
ItineraryDay 1: Day One: Dublin - Connemara - GalwayPass By: Paddywagon Tours, Dublin, County DublinWe'll depart Dublin this morning and make our way to the West of Ireland and beautiful Connemara.Stop At: Royal Abbey of Cong, Cong, County Mayo, Western IrelandFamed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film Quiet Man, the village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous and a wedding venue for a host of international stars ie Pierce Brosnan. From beautiful abbeys to medieval castles, rivers, stunning lakes and babbling brooks, Cong is a true picture postcard of Ireland! We take a break here with a visit to Cong Abbey, the ruins of an Augustinian monastery. Take time to enjoy lunch in this beautiful village.*All times are approximate.*Duration: 1 hourStop At: Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Galway, County Galway, Western IrelandLough CorribWell know for its fishing, Lough Corrib is the second largest lake in Ireland after Lough Neagh. Surrounded by its abundance of wildlife such as otters, hawks, minks, birds the lake consists of 356 different islands. The most famous island among them is Inchagoil island with its spectacular views of Maumturk range, Joyce country, and the mountains of Connemara.Connemara WildernessWe continue our drive through the wilderness of Connemara. We enjoy this unique landscape, beautiful lakes, valleys, and mountainous scenery. Ravaged by famine, and predominantly Gaelic the people here still strive to maintain the remanence of rural culture and the traditional Irish way of life.The Deserted ValleyWe head back to Galway via the Maam Valley, an area of scenic and unsurpassed beauty with the lakes of Connemara which unfold in among the twelve Bens mountains. We then travel back along the coast and Galway Bay through Spiddal, and enjoy magnificent views of the Atlantic Coastline to Galway and Aran IslandsWhile exploring Connemara, we will have many opportunists to stop for photos and breath in the fresh Connemara air. *All times are approximate*Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Galway Bay, Galway, County Galway, Western IrelandArrive in Galway mid afternoon for time at leisure in this atmospheric city. We have time to explore the Spanish Arch and ramble down colourful Shop Street with its many street performers, seafood eateries and quaint Irish bars. **OVERNIGHT IN GALWAY**Duration: 1 minuteMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Galway.Day 2: Day 2 - Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Dingle PeninsulaStop At: Wild Atlantic Way, Galway, County Galway, Western IrelandToday you will have the Atlantic Ocean by your side as we cruise down a portion of the Wild Atlantic Way. The coastal route is characterised by beautiful golden beaches and maybe even dolphins and whales breaching off the shore. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: The Burren, County ClareWe make our way through the Burren - one of the famous landscapes of Ireland! It is famous for its Limestone Rock, as far as the eye can see, and reaching down to the sea shore. We will stop at the "Mini Cliffs" which are a great site to experience this area, and enjoy the coasDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor, County ClareToday's highlight is the Cliffs of Moher, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and easily most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, the ciffs mark the edge of Europe are home to some of nature's most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. **All times are approximate**Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Dingle Peninsula, County KerryLook forward to spending the night on the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula, in the heart of rural Ireland.Duration: 1 minuteMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Dingle PeninsulaDay 3: Day 3: Highlighs of the Ring of Kerry - Killarney - DublinStop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney, County KerryOne of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley from our stops at Aghadoe and Torc Waterfall the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney, County KerryRegularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland's highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must see for every traveler who visits our motherland.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Torc Waterfall, Killarney, County KerryTorc Waterfall is a 18m high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. We take a stop at this magnificent natural site of beauty. Enjoy a short walk , and maybe even see the red deer which are well known inhabitants of the Killarney national park . The waterfall has a public hiking path that stretches to the top of Torc Mountain.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney, County KerryMany guests enjoy an (optional) horse and carriage or horse ride.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Adare Heritage Centre, Adare, County LimerickWe will enjoy a stop at one of Ireland's most picturesque villages - Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages which line part of the village's broad main street , renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. It is known for its beautiful stone buildings, medieval monasteries and ruins.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Paddy's PalaceWe return to Dublin by 19:00 approx.No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 2x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 2 nights accommodation (Galway & Dingle Peninsula)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Fun Professional Guide
  • Transport in air conditioned coach
  • FREE High Speed Wifi featured on majority of coaches
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase at The Randy Leprechaun on Dingle Peninsula)
  • Cost of Horse and Carriage ride or Horseback riding through Killarney National Park (optional, organised and paid to your driver/guide during tour)
  • Entry/Admission - Killarney National Park

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Breakfast included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation

Itinerary

Day 1: Day One: Dublin - Connemara - Galway Pass By: Paddywagon Tours, Dublin, County Dublin We'll depart Dublin this morning and make our way to the West of Ireland and beautiful Connemara. Stop At: Royal Abbey of Cong, Cong, County Mayo, Western Ireland Famed by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara in the film Quiet Man, the village is home to Ashford castle, a regular haunt of the rich and famous and a wedding venue for a host of international stars ie Pierce Brosnan. From beautiful abbeys to medieval castles, rivers, stunning lakes and babbling brooks, Cong is a true picture postcard of Ireland! We take a break here with a visit to Cong Abbey, the ruins of an Augustinian monastery. Take time to enjoy lunch in this beautiful village. *All times are approximate.* Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland Lough Corrib Well know for its fishing, Lough Corrib is the second largest lake in Ireland after Lough Neagh. Surrounded by its abundance of wildlife such as otters, hawks, minks, birds the lake consists of 356 different islands. The most famous island among them is Inchagoil island with its spectacular views of Maumturk range, Joyce country, and the mountains of Connemara. Connemara Wilderness We continue our drive through the wilderness of Connemara. We enjoy this unique landscape, beautiful lakes, valleys, and mountainous scenery. Ravaged by famine, and predominantly Gaelic the people here still strive to maintain the remanence of rural culture and the traditional Irish way of life. The Deserted Valley We head back to Galway via the Maam Valley, an area of scenic and unsurpassed beauty with the lakes of Connemara which unfold in among the twelve Bens mountains. We then travel back along the coast and Galway Bay through Spiddal, and enjoy magnificent views of the Atlantic Coastline to Galway and Aran Islands While exploring Connemara, we will have many opportunists to stop for photos and breath in the fresh Connemara air. *All times are approximate* Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Galway Bay, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland Arrive in Galway mid afternoon for time at leisure in this atmospheric city. We have time to explore the Spanish Arch and ramble down colourful Shop Street with its many street performers, seafood eateries and quaint Irish bars. **OVERNIGHT IN GALWAY** Duration: 1 minute Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Galway.
Day 2: Day 2 - Galway - Cliffs of Moher - Dingle Peninsula Stop At: Wild Atlantic Way, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland Today you will have the Atlantic Ocean by your side as we cruise down a portion of the Wild Atlantic Way. The coastal route is characterised by beautiful golden beaches and maybe even dolphins and whales breaching off the shore. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: The Burren, County Clare We make our way through the Burren - one of the famous landscapes of Ireland! It is famous for its Limestone Rock, as far as the eye can see, and reaching down to the sea shore. We will stop at the "Mini Cliffs" which are a great site to experience this area, and enjoy the coas Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Cliffs of Moher, Liscannor, County Clare Today's highlight is the Cliffs of Moher, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and easily most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, the ciffs mark the edge of Europe are home to some of nature's most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. **All times are approximate** Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry Look forward to spending the night on the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula, in the heart of rural Ireland. Duration: 1 minute Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Dingle Peninsula
Day 3: Highlighs of the Ring of Kerry - Killarney - Dublin Stop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney, County Kerry One of the most beautiful and admired national parks in the world, Killarney national park was the first of its kind established in Ireland in 1932. With magnificent views of the Lakes of Killarney and Black Valley from our stops at Aghadoe and Torc Waterfall the park gives you an opportunity to enjoy a walk in this amazing landscape and spend time strolling along the lakes. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney, County Kerry Regularly voted the most beautiful town in Ireland, Killarney is the gateway to both Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. Nestled in the valley beneath Ireland's highest mountain range, and surrounded by lakes Killarney boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland. Lined with lovely shops, pubs and traditional arts and crafts stores, this true gem is a must see for every traveler who visits our motherland. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Torc Waterfall, Killarney, County Kerry Torc Waterfall is a 18m high waterfall which cascades through the wooded Friers Glenn. We take a stop at this magnificent natural site of beauty. Enjoy a short walk , and maybe even see the red deer which are well known inhabitants of the Killarney national park . The waterfall has a public hiking path that stretches to the top of Torc Mountain. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney, County Kerry Many guests enjoy an (optional) horse and carriage or horse ride. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Adare Heritage Centre, Adare, County Limerick We will enjoy a stop at one of Ireland's most picturesque villages - Adare with its fabulous thatched cottages which line part of the village's broad main street , renowned for being regularly voted Ireland's tidiest town. It is known for its beautiful stone buildings, medieval monasteries and ruins. Duration: 20 minutes Pass By: Paddy's Palace We return to Dublin by 19:00 approx. No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
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