Galway to Westport Bus Tour

Sample Itinerary

Round Ireland Bus Tour planner explained

Tour Highlights

Connemara National Park
Lough Corrib
Quite Man Cottage
Inagh Valley
Kylemore Abbey & Walled Gardens
Croagh Patrick
National Famine Monument

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Tour itinerary (in brief)

Leaving the Tribal city of Galway we will tour our way through the unspoilt ruggedness of The Connemara National Park passing through Moycullen & Oughterard nestled by Lough Corrib before getting to The Quiet Man Cottage
Quiet Man Cottage
Inagh Valley
Our route will take us through the majestic heather covered mountains and pristine lakes of The Inagh Valley which is famous for its breathtaking scenery, turf cutting and of course Connemara Ponies.
Our next stop is the picture perfect postcard Benedictine monastery of Kylemore Abbey which was founded in 1920. Also at this visit is the splendid Victorian Walled Gardens and Gothic Church
Kylemore Abbey
Continuing on our journey to Westport we pass through The Fjords of Killary (Ireland's only fjords), The village of Leenane where the "Quiet Man" Movie was located and on to picturesque Louisburgh, a town built to cater for Catholic refugees who fled conflict in the north of Ireland in the late 1700's
Before we get to Westport we have a final stop at the National Famine Monument which depicts a Coffin Ship with skeleton bodies and commemorates the anniversary of the Famine. If you are feeling energetic you can take a hike up Croagh Patrick where summit of the mountain that Saint Patrick fasted for forty days in 441 AD
Famine Memorial Murisk

Overnight Westport

Options for tomorrow

Option 1

Leave your Hotel in Westport
Continue bus tour from Westport to Sligo
Overnight Sligo

Option 2

Stay another night in Westport
Day Tour from Westport
Overnight again in Westport