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Connemara and Galway City Day Tour from Dublin provided by Paddywagon Tours

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Connemara and Galway City Day Tour from Dublin

Connemara and Galway City Day Tour from Dublin
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Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
50
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    12h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    50
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8962P9
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • USB Ports at every Seat
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drink
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • 34 O'Connell Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01 EY17, Ireland Meet at Paddywagon Office at The Spire - 34 O'Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Bookings made through Viator will automatically be signed up for the pickup point and collection time specified in the booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • If you wish to change your reservation to one of the other pick-up locations offered by Paddywagon Tours, you will need to contact us by telephone or email not later than 17:00 the evening prior so that we can guarantee the change. Please note that changes are only guaranteed once confirmed in writing by us.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • USB Ports at every Seat
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drink
Departure details
  • 34 O'Connell Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01 EY17, Ireland Meet at Paddywagon Office at The Spire - 34 O'Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Bookings made through Viator will automatically be signed up for the pickup point and collection time specified in the booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • If you wish to change your reservation to one of the other pick-up locations offered by Paddywagon Tours, you will need to contact us by telephone or email not later than 17:00 the evening prior so that we can guarantee the change. Please note that changes are only guaranteed once confirmed in writing by us.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Jul 2020
A note from Connemara and Galway City Day Tour from Dublin
Please note the H&S measures may change due to government guidelines.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    34 O'Connell Street Lower
    34 O'Connell Street Lower, North City, Dublin 1, D01 EY17, Ireland
    Meet at Paddywagon Office at The Spire - 34 O'Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Paddywagon Tours
  • 1
    Royal Abbey of Cong
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Connemara
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Galway Bay
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Paddy's Palace
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
25 reviews
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Cassandre L
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had a really good time travelling and experience this tour despite the weather.
The guide was extremely good and knowledgeable about Dublin and its history. Big thanks to Jacky (sorry if spelt wrong) and his great sense of humor which was a huge plus to this trip !
We will definitely travel again with this company !
Cassandre L.
Written 21 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

emlv
Las Vegas, NV43 contributions
Had a chance to take two tours with Paddy Wagon this week. Enjoyed both thoroughly!

Our guide for Galway and Cliffs of Moher guide, Jackie, was great. So friendly and attentive, we had a thoroughly entertaining time the whole day.

My guide for Wicklow and Kilkenny, Richard, was also fantastic. Years of experience and knowledge made for an extremely informative and eventful trip.

I can’t say enough about this tour company. Reasonable prices and good times aplenty.
Written 15 January 2020
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Vivian Fernandes
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
The tour was very pretty good. The guide was funny and we had various opportunities to take good photos. The group was small so we went with a small black bus that was quite comfortable.
Written 22 January 2020
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Jeff Muscat
Haz-Zebbug, Malta11 contributions
3 hours in total in Cong and Galway vs 9 hours on the bus.

Can’t recommend this to anyone, not worth it. Driver/tour guide is very informed however the rest of the tour is absolutely not worth going. Too much time travelling.
Written 9 March 2020
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Jan B
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Solo
I booked a tour, was outside of the Savoy as told , waited 45 minutes before another couple who were waiting also called and spoke to Paul, we were told he had been there and he had not. If he had been there I would be on my way to Galway and Conemara. Then we are told we can't get a refund unless we send an email. Extremely disappointing experience and service.
Written 15 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cer
Bridgend, UK1 contribution
Poor from the start. Lost time after an accident, by the time we got to Galway we had less than 2 hours and didn’t see the bay. Back at the services we were told our return bus would be 20mins. We waited well over an hour. Then got dropped off a mile away from our starting point in Dublin. Not impressed at all. 13hrs on a bus for 2 hrs in Galway.
Written 5 April 2022
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Sarahperah
1 contribution
So my sister and I decided to take our Dad on a day trip to Galway and as usual Paddywagon Tours did not disappoint. From the moment we left on the coach the day was filled with just enough of everything. From the scenery in Cong to the dotted islands of Lough Corrib, the stone walls in Connemara and the hustle and bustle of Shop Street in Galway. Our guide Darren Keogh was fantastic and kept us entertained for the day. A perfect balance of history, music and fun while we sat back and enjoyed the journey. Would highly recommend any of their trips (I've been on a few) if you're looking for a fun way to see our beautiful country
Written 27 March 2018
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bestofstays
Columbia, SC23 contributions
Oct 2019
If you're looking into seeing sights around Ireland, you've probably noticed a lot of tour companies offer packages. I did the Wicklow Tour on my first trip 10 years ago. When I went back with my mom this October (2019), we did the Connemara and Galway trip. This is a great way to see Ireland.

Price is great.
The buses are actually comfortable and provide somewhere for your stuff should you not want to carry too much.
The pick up places are easy to find for anyone and close to everything.
The schedule is well done with plenty of time to look, eat, shop, etc. but no time to get bored.
The guide was so Irish, frankly, and knew the best places to eat in the area! He was also very considerate of the fact I have difficulties breathing and walking much. He also makes sure you get good photo ops and was funny.

This tour is an amazing look at the other side of Ireland, the wilderness, some of it's oldest places. The views were magical.

Please note this is a guided tour. If you don't want that rent a car or something. There were a few people who wanted to talk over the driver and some who expected him to drive around the city and pick them up like an Uber when it was time to meet back at the bus and get back to Dublin on time...Also, there will be Irish music during the ride and information on Ireland...so expect that. I was thrilled with it!

This tour is in English. If you do not understand English, bring a translation tool so you do not get lost as to the schedule/directions etc.
Written 10 November 2019
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Hula G
3 contributions
Sep 2019
I would not recommend Paddywagon Tours. Our driver Fin was late picking us up at the Molly Malone statue. We were the last ones on the bus which kept my husband and I from sitting together. We had one stop at a gas station and a very fast stop in Cong. On the way through Connemara Fin never told us what we were looking at or give us any information about the area. There was not a stop for pictures and he drove so fast there was no way you could take a picture even through the window. In Cong he told me we would be stopping for lunch but the next stop was Galway at 2:15 and he said we had to be back at the bus at 4:00. Very disappointed that we had to rush to eat and barely got to see anything in Galway. The tour states that we would return to Dublin at 20.00 but we were back in Dublin at 18.00. We should have had at least another hour in Galway or a stop along the Connemara to take pictures. Never saw the Atlantic coastline or Aran Islands. Very disappointing tour.
Written 29 September 2019
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MonToff
Toronto, Canada34 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We toured with Extreme Ireland Tours. This is a long day (13 hours), but worth it. The boat trip on the Killary Fjord is an amazing experience. It’s 90 minutes and we had good weather, but the boat has cover if the weather isn’t great (they also have a dining room if you want to eat or have a drink). The Kylemore Abbey is stunning from the lakeshore. But that’s about all. I wasn’t overly impressed, since you can’t actually go inside or walk much of the outside without an admission ticket (this is not included in the tour). Our driver, Declan, was amazing! He made an extra stop for us so we could check out a bog - that was fascinating! He provided us with information throughout the tour, but didn’t talk continuously, which we all appreciated. He was very accommodating for restroom breaks and went over and above to get information for others on the tour. By far he was my favorite driver of this trip (we’ve done 5 other day trips over the last two weeks).
Just a note - the stop in Galway is 60 minutes. It’s short. Plan out what you want to see ahead of time so you have time to see and do it. The time goes very quickly before you have to get back on the long bus ride back to Dublin.
Written 25 July 2019
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Joe A
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Excellent way to tour Ireland
This was my first visit to Ireland, and after much research decided on My Ireland Tour's 6-Day Iconic Scenes of Ire
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10/10 fun experience by Richard
Richard was very engaging. The interesting facts and insights he gave throughout the trip made this trip 10 times m
Aweissert
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Super Tour Company!
We had 2 tours on Paddy wagons on our short trip to Ireland. I reviewed the Causeway previously, 5 star as well.
821andrewh
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Go see Glendalough!
Beautiful site, and an awesome bus ride! The bus was clean and smooth. The driver was knowledgeable and funny. My o
Shari L
Shari L
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This could be more
Lack of communication regarding pick up point, bus not large enough, not slot of history for the tour given.this ha
925courtneym
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Cliffs of Moher with Richard
Yesterday we went on the Cliffs of Moher tour. Our tour guide Richard O’Brien was awesome! He was funny, informativ
KellyB702
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Just for transportation
Left very late. No wi-fi on bus, driver mentioned they turned it off, but still advertise tours with wi-fi. Bo
KellyB702
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Transport only
Paperwork was wrong on pickup point. Tour left very late, this returning late. Driver/guide was sometimes funny
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A choice that turned out to be a happy one!
Although the sights we were going to visit on our day trip from Dublin to the Giants Causeway were beautiful, the w
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Richard is the best!!
My day trip with Paddywagon was amazing and I fully believe it was due to our bus driver Richard. He made the trip
jets109
jets109
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Perfect for nature lovers on a schedule!
I didn't have the flexibility to do a full day tour, so I was glad to join this tour. Even for a half-day, we stil
Aweissert
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Great experience
Our tour guide, Richard was fantastic, so informative and funny, answered questions and more. I would recommend Pa
davisqyates
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Absolutely incredible
I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see more of Ireland outside of Dublin! It is an amazing drive t
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Amazing experience
It was a great experience. The stops were very nice, the food wasn't great, but it did the job. Would recommend for
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We had a great time with Alex our host on Paddywagon tours. The day flew by! Alex presented some very interesting
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