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From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

4.6 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: Lally Tours

From Galway: Connemara National Park Full Day Tour

Activity provider: Lally Tours
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From US$ 36.95 per person

Spend a full day in the wilderness at Connemara National Park. Learn about the region, hike Diamond Hill, and enjoy free time.

About this activity

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Duration 7.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike Diamond Hill at Connemara National Park
  • Marvel at unforgettable views
  • Learn about the local language and culture
  • Enjoy comfortable transport from Galway to the National Park
  • Benefit from a knowledgeable local driver/guide
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Galway on this guided tour to Connemara National Park. Learn about the traditions, music, and language of the region before enjoying free time to explore the park and hike Diamond Hill. Start by meeting at the meeting point or making use of the free pickup option. En route to and from the park, your driver will break up the journey by making frequent photo and coffee stops and allowing you to soak in as much of Connemara as you can. With the help of your driver-guide, learn all you need to know about the region and plan how you'll spend your time at the Connemara National Park. Plus, get a chance to hear some local traditional music. Upon arrival at the park, your driver will explain your return time with you before you enjoy free time for two hours. Shortly after arriving, prepare for a hike on Diamond Hill. There are three primary hiking routes at the National Park, each varying in difficulty and length. Each route starts and finishes at a welcome center and cafe/tea rooms. After the two hours of hiking, meet your driver at the predetermined drop-off point and start to make your way back to Galway. The return route shows you the coastal side of Connemara, providing a different view from the outbound route.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup (optional)
  • Local guide
  • Free time to hike Diamond Hill
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Child seat
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet for tour check-in outside of Hyde Hotel, Forster St, Galway City Centre. Please arrive 15 minutes early for tour check-in. Look out for the "Lally Tours" Blue Jackets.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Drones

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a strict 2-hour hike up Diamond Hill at Connemara National Park. The driver cannot wait any longer than the agreed tour departure time. Be prepared for a tough hike, and keep an eye on the weather forecast
  • Free hotel pickup is available by request and can be done as part of the online booking process or by contacting the local partner in advance
  • You will get some time for a hike to Diamond Hill
  • Infants under 5 years of age require a child seat
  • A minimum number of passengers is required for all tours. In the unlikely event of minimum numbers not being met, customers will be given the option to receive a full refund or take an alternative tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 35 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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Nice trip to the Connemara National Park. If you don't have much time to hike around for more days this trip is definitely for you. In one day you will have a glimpse of an amazing nature there. Climbing the Diamond Hill is a must, the view from the top is breathtaking (the path can be challenging for unexperienced hikers).

May 29, 2022

Very nice hike as the ascent of Diamond Hill! However, you need good physical shape, water, and good walking shoes Allow 2h30 for the round trip without delay at the top because the descent on the other side is long but for sure you will not regret because the view on Kylemore abbey among other things is magnificent

May 28, 2022

Really nice experience, the driver was incredible. The only problem is that there was not enough time on the national park. I, obviously, went to the peak of Diamond Hill, but takes one hour to arrive there and I literally took three photos and had to run the way back to not be late (and even like that I was about 5 minutes late).

August 26, 2021

Product ID: 401967