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Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway

Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway

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Marvel at the natural majesty of the UNESCO-listed Cliffs of Moher on a full-day trip to one of Ireland’s most popular attractions from Galway. Accompanied by a professional guide, travel south by luxury coach and pass through quaint fishing villages like Doolin and Kinvara. Admire the ancient fortress of Dunguaire Castle; immerse yourself in the Burren, a limestone landscape reminiscent of the moon’s surface; and then spend a leisurely two hours walking the trails surrounding the colossal Cliffs of Moher.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.67
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$53.67
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Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip, Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave, and Doolin from Galway

Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip, Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave, and Doolin from Galway

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Explore Ireland’s beautiful Burren region and discover top natural landmarks including the Cliffs of Moher with ease on this day tour from Galway. Travel through the Burren’s rugged landscapes with your guide and discover local attractions such as the 16th-century Dunguaire Castle and Aillwee Cave. Explore walking trails on top of the mighty Cliffs of Moher at your leisure and enjoy panoramic views over the coastal scenery. Watch the skies for sightings of native birdlife, then stop in Doolin on route back to Galway.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.67
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$53.67

Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errily Friary

Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errily Friary

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Delve into the rugged wilderness of Connemara, an Irish county thronged with historic monuments and natural splendor, on a full-day tour from Galway City. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the perfectly preserved Franciscan friary of Ross Errilly Friary and enjoy some leisurely free time in Cong, a picturesque village. Gaze at the tranquil surfaces of Lough Carrib and Loch NaFooey and discover the elaborate walled gardens of Kylemore Abbey. Enjoy a pleasant balance of guided tours and independent exploration during this enriching excursion.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.74
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$41.74

Cliffs Of Moher Tour from Galway including Doolin Village

Cliffs Of Moher Tour from Galway including Doolin Village

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Enhance your experience of Ireland’s spectacular Cliffs of Moher on a full-day excursion from Galway. With a professional guide, travel to the quaint village of Doolin to enjoy chowder, chocolate and the colorful architecture of the enclave. Continue to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, 200-meter (700-foot) mounds that tower over the crashing Atlantic Sea, and spend some relaxed free time absorbing panoramic vistas. Return to Galway via the Wild Atlantic Way and gaze at scenes of outstanding natural beauty as you travel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.74
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$41.74
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Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Cruise

Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Cruise

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This Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher cruise will take you to beautiful areas of Ireland that can only be reached by boat. Your guide will tell you about the history of the villages you encounter and point out highlights such as one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches. This tour gives you the freedom to explore independently, hire a bike, or grab some lunch. A highlight is the views from the top of the Cliffs of Moher.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.55
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$71.55
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Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway

Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway

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Discover top attractions including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey on this day trip to Connemara from Galway. Travel to Connemara as your guide sheds light on the region’s rich heritage and spectacular natural scenery. Take in fine views over the Twelve Pins mountain range and enjoy free time to explore Leenane Village at your leisure. Visit attractive landmarks such as Killary Fjord and Kylemore Abbey, and gain insight into Ireland’s heritage. Stop in the Irish-speaking village of Spiddal and perhaps try chatting to the locals, then head back to Galway.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.67
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Belmullet Small-Group Walking Tour

Belmullet Small-Group Walking Tour

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One might think that there is little to say about a small town in North Mayo. This tour will change that. The tour takes two hours but there are so many stories that the tour could take much longer!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.93
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$11.93
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Caherconnell Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations

Caherconnell Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations

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Discover a thriving Irish tradition in a historic place with admission to Caherconnell Stone Fort & Sheepdog Demonstrations. Pre-booking tickets to the sheepdog demonstrations is a convenient way to take care of planning in advance. That means you can use your travel time for exploring the historic ring fort and watching the highly trained sheepdogs perform.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$11.93
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$11.93

Self Guided Electric Bike Tour of Historical Sites in the Burren Co Clare

Self Guided Electric Bike Tour of Historical Sites in the Burren Co Clare

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Pedal as little or as much as you like on this electric bike tour of the Burren. Travel at your own pace through the stunning scenery with the help of a map to point out the can't-miss landmarks, such as Poulnabrone Dolmen, an ancient ring fort, and other local gems. This self-guided tour is perfect for independent travelers who want to make their own way.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.24
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$57.24

Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher & Cliff Cruise tour from Galway. Guided. Full day

Aran Islands, Cliffs of Moher & Cliff Cruise tour from Galway. Guided. Full day

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Experience the mighty Cliffs of Moher, a UNESCO World Heritage site, from both land and sea on this full-day tour from Galway. Marvel at the scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way; cruise out to Inisheer, one of the Aran Islands; then hike along the cliff-tops and enjoy spectacular views across the Atlantic.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.57
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$82.57
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Private Luxury Tour of Kauai: South & West Shores
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Private Luxury Tour of Kauai: South & West Shores

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See the Best of Kauai's south and west shores on this private tour! You'll have the flexibility to customize your itinerary with the help of your friendly guide, who'll take you to picturesque beaches, waterfalls and wildlife reserves. Depending ont he size of your group and the availability, experience Kauai in our luxury sedans, SUVs or Mercedes Sprinters.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$330.69
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$330.69
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Connemara, Kylemore Abbey or Connemara National Park day tour from Galway-Guided
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Connemara, Kylemore Abbey or Connemara National Park day tour from Galway-Guided

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Home to rolling hills, shimmering lakes, and spectacular coastal scenery, the Connemara Peninsula is one of western Ireland’s must-see sites. During this tour, spin through the Connemara countryside in comfort by air-conditioned minivan as your guide talks of the region’s colorful history. Choose to spend your time exploring the beautiful Connemara National Park or the Benedictine Kylemore Abbey with its Victorian walled gardens. Pickup and drop-off in central Galway are included.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.74
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$55.74
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Galway City Walking Tour

Galway City Walking Tour

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Explore the vibrant city of Galway with a local guide during this small-group walking tour. Maximize time in Galway with an itinerary that includes top landmarks such as Eyre Square, Lynch’s Castle, the Spanish Arch, and the Oscar Wilde statue. Learn about Galway’s history, heritage, and culture from a local guide during this walking tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$23.85
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$23.85
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Walking Tour of The Quiet Man Film Locations in Cong

Walking Tour of The Quiet Man Film Locations in Cong

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Hear what happened when Hollywood invaded the sleepy village of Cong in 1951 to make the John Wayne Classic The Quiet Man. The Quiet Man Film Locations Walking Tour brings visitors to the original film locations including Innisfree, Castletown, the Pat Cohan's Bar, the Dying Man's House, the Reverend Playfair's House, the fight scenes, the courting scenes and the "patty fingers in the holy water" scenes. Hear what the film stars were like, how they interacted with the locals and how the locals became involved in the making of the movie. The tour includes entrance to The Quiet Man Museum.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.85
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$23.85
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Magical Inishbofin Island on the Connemara Coast from Galway including Lunch

Magical Inishbofin Island on the Connemara Coast from Galway including Lunch

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Explore the Connemara Coast without the stress of planning on a full day tour with round-trip transport from Galway City. In addition to small towns and landmarks often missed by visitors, the day’s itinerary includes rare views of the countryside and coastline from the bus and ferry. Freshly-prepared lunch and drinks are included for your convenience.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.37
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$115.37
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Lake cruise on Lough Corrib to Inchagoill Island & Cong village from Oughterard.
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Lake cruise on Lough Corrib to Inchagoill Island & Cong village from Oughterard.

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The "Corrib Queen" departs from Oughterard pier daily (except Tuesdays) at 12:00pm, and sails onto Inchagoill Island. En route passengers experience awe inspiring views of the Connemara mountains, and experience the beauty of Lough Corrib's 365 islands.Having arrived on Inchagoill Island, passengers will be given a guided tour at St. Patricks monastic site which dates back to the 5th century. Leaving Inchagoill Island we continue our cruise onto the world-renowned Ashford Castle in Cong arriving there at approx 13:30. Passengers at this point have the option of taking the 1 km walk to the quaint village of Cong, famous as the location of John Ford's 1951 classic Hollywood movie "The Quiet Man". Passengers also have the option of enjoying the beautiful grounds of Ashford Castle, The Oughterard Cruise ticket price includes admission to the gardens at Ashford Castle. At 17:00 passengers will then board the Corrib Queen for direct transfer to Oughterard, arriving at approximately 18:00.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.32
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$48.32
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Small-Group Morning Walking Tour of Galway

Small-Group Morning Walking Tour of Galway

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This walking tour will bring you through the medieval streets of Galway is led by an experienced local guide from the city. We will show you the important sites that has made Galway the city that it is. We also use our local knowledge of Galway to show you the places that we love to eat and drink. The final part of the tour takes you to a beautiful area of the city that is rarely on other walking tours.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.78
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$35.78
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Castles of Connemara tour departing from Galway City. Private guided. Full day.

Castles of Connemara tour departing from Galway City. Private guided. Full day.

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With pick up included from your hotel, hop on board as we travel west into the scenic region of Connemara, famed for its wild and rugged land and seascapes. Our first castle visit is to Aughnanure Castle. Built by the O’Flahertys in 1500, this castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. Next stop in the quaint village of Oughterard for a short coffee break. Weaving our way through scenic Connemara, our next castle stop is Kylemore Abbey, founded by English industrialist Mitchell Henry and now a Benedictine monastery. Spend the next few hours exploring this romantic abbey, its victorian walled gardens and Gothic church. We head to the capital of Connemara, the colourful town of Clifden. En-route (weather permitting) we drive the famous Sky Road. Travel onto to Ballynahinch Castle and take a short break to explore the castle and estate grounds including the walled garden before enjoying some delicious tea & scones before returning to Galway City.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,095.11
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Haunted Bog road tour. Galway. Private guided. 2 hours

Haunted Bog road tour. Galway. Private guided. 2 hours

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Ireland has perhaps, more than its fair share of ghost stories and few are more persistent than the grim tale of Connemara's haunted Bog Road. Take this scary tour to see if the tales are real? The Bog Road was originally the main road to Galway before the founding of Clifden. A guesthouse on the road, was the scene of many gruesome murders, which has given rise to many tales, mostly tall… As one version of the story goes, there was a hostelry here called the Halfway House. Back in the 1790s, it was run by a brother and sister who made a business of welcoming solo travellers and then murdering them, (at the stroke of midnight…naturally) and disposing their bodies in the surrounding bog lakes and pocketing their belongings. It is believed to be ghosts of these hapless victims - whose bodies the ghoulish siblings fed to the windswept bog land - which give this lonely stretch of road its spectral reputation - the tale of the Red-Haired Girl at the Inn is a folklore classic….
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$287.41
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Private Connemara Day Tour

Private Connemara Day Tour

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Explore the stunning and rugged scenery of Connemara in a privately chauffeured vehicle and take in some of the most spectacular scenic views in Ireland. Heading west from Galway city, the villages of Connemara will stretch out before you like a colorful road map of communities and hidden gems just waiting to be explored, from the bogs and lakes of the Gaelic speaking South Connemara to the mountain vistas of North and West Connemara. However, as dramatic and breathtaking as the landscape may be, all travelers know that memories and encounters are what make a journey unique and Connemara Chauffeurs will help make your visit to Connemara one that you will never forget.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$572.44
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Lough Corrib History and Scenic Lake Cruise from Lisloughrey Pier Tour

Lough Corrib History and Scenic Lake Cruise from Lisloughrey Pier Tour

Step on board and take a fascinating history cruise on beautiful Lough Corrib with local historian and boat captain Patrick, as he takes you on a captivating journey through time. Lough Corrib is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland and reputedly has 365 islands in it . Your skipper will tell you the amazing history and ancient folklore of the lake and the surrounding area as the scenic landscape unfolds before your eyes. During the cruise you’ll experience the breath-taking scenery of the surrounding Connemara Mountains and well as seeing famous Ashford Castle from the water. This medieval and Victorian castle which has been expanded over the centuries, was once owned by the Guinness family who used it as a hunting lodge and is now five star luxury hotel. The castle was built on the perimeter of a monastic site in 1228 and has a rich and colourful history. A visit to The Old Steamers Quay on the lake and views of Lord Ardilaun’s Obelisk are highlights of the cruise.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.58
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Private walking tour-Discover the Cultural & History Heroes of Connemara

Private walking tour-Discover the Cultural & History Heroes of Connemara

Walk the rugged trails of the Wild Atlantic Way in the company of a dedicated guide on this private tour. While enjoying personalized attention from your guide, you'll cover three sites of historical significance within Connemara as well as two Signature points on the walking route. You can walk at your own pace and ask as many questions as you like.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$671.42
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Walking the West Quarter of Inishbofin Island, Connemara coast. Self guided.5Hrs

Walking the West Quarter of Inishbofin Island, Connemara coast. Self guided.5Hrs

Come explore magical Inishbofin (Island of the White Cow) off the coast of Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way. Inishbofin has become the first Irish island to receive an international ecotourism award. This self-guided package Includes a return ferry to Inishboffin Island from Cleggan. Walk the short distance from the ferry to the hotel, and enjoy some delicious homemade soup and sandwiches while watching a short video about the island explaining the fascinating heritage, history and geology of the island in brief. Then go for an invigorating self-guided walk, with maps provided around the scenic Westquarter Loop. The island is a great place for bird watching and the corncrake can be heard here every year. After your walk, return to the hotel for some freshly brewed tea/coffee and homemade scones before either boarding the ferry back to the mainland or staying on the island
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.68
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Traditional Town Crier tour. Galway city. Guided. 1½ hours

Traditional Town Crier tour. Galway city. Guided. 1½ hours

The Town Crier is from one of the oldest families in Galway. His effervescent personality and wealth of local knowledge makes each tour he gives a unique experience
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$219.02
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What people are saying about Historical Tours in Western Ireland

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Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway
"Amends knowledge of local history and entertaining and scholarly stories. Great and curtious driver…"..."
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Cliffs of Moher and Burren Day Trip, Including Dunguaire Castle, Aillwee Cave, and Doolin from Galway
"This was a lovely tour visiting the cliffs of moher and surrounding Burren. Our driver Gerard was full of interesting facts along the journey and was very friendly. I thought it was amazing for what the price was and would highly recommend!"..."
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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errily Friary
"Amazing trip I had a good trip to Cannemara. Beautiful landscapes on the road the drive stopped the bus for us took a pictures. The time is enough to visit everything. The drive have a good knowledge about the history."..."
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Cliffs Of Moher Tour from Galway including Doolin Village
"This tour was fantastic! Brian was a great guide and we had a lot of fun. Cliffs were beautiful, it was a comfortable ride"..."
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Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Cruise
"The ferry was very nice. Touring the Arrin Islands was spectacular! Plus our bus driver John was great!!"..."
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Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway
"A lovely trip. Great guide, very informative, and safe driving. The Connemara region is beautiful and I would recommend everyone take a trip to Kylemore Abbey."..."
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Private Luxury Tour of Kauai: South & West Shores
"Our driver, Steve, made our tour fun and interesting. He told us so much history and details of the areas we visited. Breathtaking views. He made sure we all got to see the places we wanted to see, and we had ages ranging from 7 to 77. It was a highlight of our trip."..."
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Connemara, Kylemore Abbey or Connemara National Park day tour from Galway-Guided
"The trip to Connemara and Kylemore Abbey with Mike was excellent. Mike’s commentary was comprehensive and witty. We enjoyed every minute of it."..."
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Walking Tour of The Quiet Man Film Locations in Cong
"booked the tour in advance was was easy online. The village of Cong is beautiful and very friendly people, lovely cafes and bars/restaurants. The Quiet Man tour was absolutely excellent. We had a very warm welcome from Mary at the lovely museum and Gerry, our tour guide, was brilliantly entertaining and informative. Great stories were told. Took a walk to Asford Caste grounds and forest to finish off a fab day out in the West of Ireland."..."

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