Private Galway & Connemara Day Tour

Private Galway & Connemara Day Tour

Tour from Dublin

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Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.

A Short Introduction To Your Journey

Explore Galway & Connemara (town & country) on this private day tour from Dublin City.

The Connemara region, situated on the west coast of Ireland in Co. Galway is a beautiful and traditional area for you to discover.

Situated on the Atlantic coast, Connemara enjoys fantastic panoramas of ocean, lakes and mountains all in close proximity to one another.

Connemara suffered very badly during the Great Famine and was left in devastation following the years 1847-1851. Today, the region remains incredibly rural and retains the charm of ‘Ireland of old’ – a rarity in a country that has developed rapidly over the past number of decades.

Your experience is rounded off with two hours at leisure in the regional capital of Galway with its interesting Irish shopping opportunities and delicious casual dining options.

Look forward to the safety, comfort and style of your own Mercedes- Benz private tour vehicle and exclusive door to door service with your own private driver- guide.

Guest feedback:

"Chloe, we're now back stateside and wanted to let you know we had a great time. You were right in advising us that one day is not really enough for this trip from Dublin but we managed to get the Aran sweaters and Claddagh rings we were after. We'll have to come back again to experience everything the west coast has to offer! Cheers," - CK, Malibu, California, United States

  • Beautiful Connemara Wilderness
  • Drive part of the Wild Atlantic Way coastal route
  • Galway city (two hours at leisure)
  • Shop for Claddagh rings or Aran sweaters in Galway
  • Perhaps visit popular Galway pubs Tigh Neachtain or Tigh Coili
  • Your own private experience, making memories with loved ones
  • Dublin-based expert advice
  • Collection from your hotel
  • Private Mercedes-Benz Tour Vehicle
  • Private Chauffeur Guide
  • Private 4G Wifi Connection in Tour Vehicle
  • Entrance fees (as specified at time of booking)
  • Fuel, Road Tolls and Associated Taxes
  • Dropoff at your hotel
  • Driver's Gratuity
  • Food, Drink or Refreshments
  • Depart Dublin

    Enjoy private collection this morning from your chosen location in Dublin. Your local driver- guide will take you on an Irish adventure that you’ll never forget. Your journey westward will be broken by a short coffee stop – before continuing on to reach the charming village of Cong, on the border of counties Galway and Mayo.

     

  • Cong village

    You might recognize the location from Hollywood Blockbuster ‘The Quiet Man’, starring John Wayne & Maureen O’Hara- a hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1952. Enjoy an hour in this traditional Irish country village for an early lunch with several pubs and cafes to choose from. If the weather is fine perhaps explore the seventh century Augustinian Abbey ruins or take a peek into the grounds of Ashford Castle, Ireland’s most exclusive celebrity retreat.

     

  • Connemara National Park

    Refreshed, it’s time to move ahead with your journey – which will take you past Lough Corrib, the second largest of Ireland’s lakes. Observe a wide variety of Irish wildlife and enjoy the serene lake views (with more than 350 islands). Your driver through Connemara National Park will be characterised by mountain, valley and lake views – an amazing experience for city dwellers.

    Perhaps ask your driver to pause in the little village of ‘Spiddal’. Relatively unremarkable at first you’ll soon notice the distinctive Celtic lilt of the ancient Irish language. Very few places remain in Ireland where the traditional tongue prevails – and Spiddal is one of the cherished few – situated in the heart of the Irish ‘Gaeltacht’ (predominantly Irish-speaking region). Soak up the atmosphere and order your coffee ‘as Gaelige’ (in the Gaelic tongue).

     

  • Galway City

    It is a short onward drive to Galway, otherwise known as the ‘city of the Tribes’. Famous for so much more than the hit song ‘Galway Girl’ (although you’re sure to hear a few renditions from street musicians along the way), Galway is a unique blend of ancient, traditional, arty and trendy.

    Sightseers can look forward to highlights such as St. Nicholas’ Cathedral, lively Shop Street with its live traditional musicians, Spanish Arch and the buzzing university quarter. Culture seekers will delight in charming traditional pubs, world famous oysters and authentic local shopping options including Claddagh rings and Aran sweaters.

    Thirsty guests might try a pint of local favourite “Galway Hooker” (a pale ale named after the traditional boat of the region). Recommended pubs include “Neáchtain’s” and “Tigh Chóilí

     

  • Return to Dublin

    As the sun sets over Galway Bay (seasonal) the day is coming to a close and we must bid farewell to the west of Ireland. Enjoy the leisurely private drive back to Dublin – arriving in good time for late dinner reservations or simply an evening of quiet reflection on your journey.

    NB: This is a 12 hour tour from Dublin with recommended hours of 08:00 – 20:00 (or consecutive equivalent)

Private Tours typically range from EUR 695.00 – EUR 1,895.00+ per vehicle per day including a driver- guide (& his overnight expenses), fuel, road tolls and associated taxes. Guest accommodation & entrance fees are not included in the above guideline to facilitate guest flexibility.

Tours are priced individually according to the route, group size, distances & hours required, date(s) in question, start & end locations, overnight locations (where applicable) and remaining supply at time of booking.
Update: 24th January 2024

Ireland is currently at full employment. Many drivers exited the hospitality industry during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (as hospitality was shut for two years) and there is currently a relative shortage of the very best talent.

With pandemic restrictions now in the rear view mirror, and with the United States Dollar at its strongest level vs the Euro in 20 years, we are currently experiencing a sharp increase in demand from our principal markets in the US, UK, EU and Arabian Gulf for Winter / Spring 2024. As our availability sells out, rates will rise as demand outstrips remaining supply.

Accordingly, we encourage guests to secure preferred dates for the coming season as early as possible.

January 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Reservation at least 72 hours before travel recommended to guarantee service.

February 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for most dates. Weekend of 24th almost fully booked (Six Nations Rugby Championship). Reservation at least 72 hours before travel recommended to guarantee service.

March 2024 (Peak Season)
Fair availability for most dates. St. Patrick's Week, Six Nations Rugby Weekends and Easter now selling at a steady pace. March 16th now waitlist only. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 20% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

April 2024 (Shoulder Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

May 2024 (Peak Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

June 2024 (High- Peak Season)
Good availability for most dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25- 30% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

July 2024 (High- Peak Season)
Good availability for most dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25- 30% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

August 2024 (High- Peak Season)
Good availability for most dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25- 30% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

September 2024 (Peak Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

October 2024 (Shoulder Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

November 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. Rates quoted now will rise by approximately 25% as demand surpasses supply approaching departure. Rates can be fixed by deposit.

December 2024 (Low Season)
Good availability for all dates. 25th December extremely limited availability. Traditionally there is a pronounced shortage of suitable drivers between 23rd December and 4th January.

Ticket

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