Galway, Connemara and The Aran Islands - Solo Traveller
- Experience the West of Ireland with a 3-night solo traveller break in Galway.
- Explore the Connemara region on a full day excursion & enjoy a cruise on Lough Corrib.
- Visit The Aran Islands & discover Inis Mor, including entrance to Dun Aengus Fort.
- Learn more about Irish whiskey with a trip to Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery en-route to Galway.
- 2 evening meals at your hotel and one lunch in a local restaurant are included.
- Excursions carefully crafted to uncover wonderful places - less crowded and expertly guided.
Book Your Trip From €879pp
Book Your Trip From €879pp
Your Guided Solo Traveller Holiday To Galway, Connemara and The Aran Islands
Join us on an escape to Galway with fellow solo travellers, where we'll discover wild landscapes and ancient culture in the West of Ireland. Before we get to Galway, we'll visit one of the oldest whiskey distilleries in the world, Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery, and learn more about this craft. We’ll have time to discover the ‘City of Tribes’ before our welcome dinner later that evening. We’ll explore the magnificent Connemara region dominated by the grandiose Twelve Bens mountain range, dotted with lakes and home to the famous Connemara Ponies. We'll also visit wonderful villages like Leenane, Letterfrack and Cong, made famous by the film ‘The Quiet Man’ starring John Wayne. Then to round off our day, we'll take a relaxing cruise on Lough Corrib. We'll uncover Irish history and culture with a guided day trip to Inis Mor, the biggest of The Aran Islands. Galway is perfect for an Irish getaway, as it's full of beautiful scenery, iconic villages and has a fascinating ancient Gaelic culture.
Activity Level: Moderate
Travel to Galway
Visit Kilbeggan Distillery in the heart of Ireland
Discover more of our beautiful and scenic Ireland on this four-day guided tour to Galway and Connemara.
This morning, we meet our guide in Dublin before departing to our hotel in Galway.
Details of the pickup point in Dublin and final timing will be advised closer to departure date. Estimated start time is 09:30am.
If booking from Northern Ireland, a coach transfer from Belfast, Ballymena, Newry and Lisburn is provided.
Pick-up points and times will be advised closer to departure.
En-route to Galway, visit Kilbeggan Distillery in the heart of Ireland, one of the oldest in the world. This is a real working distillery run by a team of enthusiastic craftspeople, skilled in the traditional ways of making Irish whiskey. We can visit the gift shop and purchase some of this ‘liquid gold’, before continuing our journey west.
At Leisure in Galway & Welcome Dinner
Following our arrival in Galway, for the rest of the afternoon we are free to relax and enjoy the ‘City of Tribes’ as we please. Our guide will be happy to make suggestions for local sightseeing and entertainment options.
Tonight, let’s re-join the group and enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Breakfast is included at our hotel on each morning of our stay.
Dinner at the hotel is included on the first and last night.
Guided Excursion to Connemara
After breakfast, we will depart for a full-day guided excursion to Connemara, dubbed as a place of “savage beauty” by Oscar Wilde. With its rugged scenery, lakes, bogs, rivers, mountains, and picturesque villages, little has changed over time in this spellbinding landscape. Included today are stops in Leenane, Letterfrack, and Cong, famously the location for the film ‘The Quiet Man’.
Afterwards, we will take a relaxing *cruise on Lough Corrib, travelling from the heart of Galway city along the famous Steamers Line, the lake’s traditional trade route. The cruise will take approximately ninety minutes and there is indoor seating where we can relax and enjoy the scenery while savouring a cup of tea or coffee with scones. At the end of the cruise, we transfer by coach back to our hotel.
The evening is ours, to relax and explore our surroundings. Our guide will be happy to make recommendations for the best traditional pubs and other activities to suit our preferences.
The Aran Islands
Guided Excursion to the Aran Islands
This morning we depart on a full-day guided excursion with a visit to Inis Mor, largest of the Aran Islands. After a ferry journey of approximately forty minutes, we will have a tour of the island and visit Dun Aengus Fort. The fort is perched on a cliff, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and is enclosed by three massive stone walls. The fort is 900m from the Visitor Centre on rough and uneven ground, therefore we recommend you wear sturdy, closed in shoes for your comfort.
Afterwards, we make our journey back to the mainland and to our hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
At Leisure & Farewell Dinner
Let’s reflect on today’s adventure and enjoy some free time before our farewell dinner at the hotel (included.)
Later, we can take the opportunity to discover some more of Galway’s highlights, in our own time.
Enjoy breakfast and some time at leisure before we say farewell to Galway.
Depart for Dublin with a stop for a light lunch (included) en-route. In Dublin, we bid farewell to our guide and fellow travellers, while those who joined from Northern Ireland will transfer onwards to the original pick-up point.