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3-Day Southern Ireland Tour Including Galway and Kerry from Dublin

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    Day 1: Day One: Dublin - Connemara - Galway

    Pass By: Paddywagon Tours, Dublin Ireland
    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 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, Connemara National Park Connemara National Park Connemara, Co Galway Near the village of Letterfrack, Galway 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 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 The Atlantic Coast of Ireland, Galway 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 House Farm County Clare, Ireland Ireland
    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, Lislorkan North Latitude: 52.9714578 Longitude: -9.4247540, Liscannor Ireland
    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, Ireland
    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: Day 3: Highlighs of the Ring of Kerry - Killarney - Dublin

    Stop At: Killarney National Park, Killarney Ireland
    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 Ireland
    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, Kenmare Road, Killarney Ireland
    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 Ireland
    Many guests enjoy an (optional) horse and carriage or horse ride.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Adare Heritage Centre, Main St., Adare Ireland
    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, 5 Beresford Pl, Gardiner Street Lower, Mountjoy, Dublin, Ireland
    We return to Dublin by 19:00 approx.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Paddy's Palace, 5 Beresford Pl, Gardiner Street Lower, Mountjoy, Dublin, Ireland
    2: Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 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
    Exclusions
    • 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
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Infant seats available
    • If you wish to book our Economy option, please confirm with us the room type you would like to book during or after you booking:
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for the Economy option
    • Twin Room, one room with two single beds.
    • Double Room, one room with one double bed.
    • Triple Room, one room for a booking of 3 passengers with three single beds.
    • Additional Information:
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Loved every minute of it, Perfect bus driver who answered all my many questions and gave fantastic advise for my continued travels.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank David C
    Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

    My wife and I booked a driver/guide tour with Elegant Irish Tours and could not be happier. Our driver/guide, Gerry McKeon, was incredibly knowledgeable, humorous, and extremely flexible with our itinerary. Made us feel welcomed and at home. The hotels were good and the trip...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Lee H
    Reviewed 1 July 2019

    My family and I had a pretty good experience with this company on our 3 night/4 day tour of Southern Ireland. Our driver picked us up at our hotel in Dublin at 8am and we headed to the Rock of Cashel then to the Blarney...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Jbulson
    Reviewed 1 July 2019

    Overall, I would recommend this type of tour in Ireland because driving yourself would be harrowing. The sights we saw made it worthwhile, however, after reading glowing reviews on tripadvisor of the tour guides, we were disappointed. While we saw other Paddywagon busses with a...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Janel O
    Reviewed 6 June 2019

    We had a group of 9 on this tour. Every one of us was extremely happy with the tour. Our bus driver/tour guide was Alex. He was outstanding. He shared his knowledge of Irish history, culture and folklore. The bed & breakfast accommodations were clean...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Derek B
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    There was no age limit, in fact my husband is closer to 70. The tour is at your own pace and many were seniors! Great tour,btw!
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