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“Galway City Bus Tour of Connemara, Ireland was great!”
Review of Connemara Safaris

Connemara Safaris
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Reviewed July 2, 2009

his bus tour was fun and informative. The route goes a different way than the other tour buses of the region and includes Cong, which is beautiful. Our driver Michael was funny and shared many interesting facts about Ireland and the region. It is a 71/2 hour tour, well worth the 25 euro cost.

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Reviewed June 30, 2009

This is a holiday for walkers - be prepared and don't attempt it if you are not fit and used to walking 10+ miles over mixed terrain. But the places you see on the walks are unforgettable - carry a good camera. Most of the break is spent on three islands off the Connemara coast. These are quite small and sparsely populated. Inevitably the accommodation is simple, but the food is very good indeed, and much centres in the evening on the bar/pub where one can while away a very pleasant hour or two. On two days there were gourmet picnic lunches with plenty of wine, and on two other days lunches were taken at a pub or guest-house restaurant. The first night is spent at the Abbeyglen Castle Hotel in Clifden - champagne reception, a briefing and dinner; four star. The guides were excellent and nothing was too much trouble. Most groups are in the teens of people (our was 12; two couples and 8 singles, and everyone got on famously; one English, one Irish, five German, three Australian and two American). We were also fortunate in having stunningly good weather except for the last day when it was grey with a little rain; this is rather out of character for the area though.

Overall, this was a fair-priced break with a huge amount in its favour.

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Reviewed December 3, 2006

Went on the Connemara Safari Tour this summer and it was a great experience. Very friendly bunch of hill-walkers (from all over the world) and a very comprehensive and knowledgeable guide in Gerry McCloskey. But a word of warning - one or two in our party were not fit enough for the long walks and hikes - particularly on Inisturk, which is very hilly, and some of the accommodation left a lot to be desired - after a long and very wet walk, all you want is a nice hot bath/shower - in the 'hotel' in Inisboffin all we got was luke warm water in a low grade hotel. Having said that, the food was great, the stay at the Abbeyglen Castle hotel was fabulous, the views magnificent and the craic was mighty. But this is no holiday for the weak-legged! Many of the walks will take you over very rough terrain (hiking boots required, not runners) - you'd need to be well practised in hill-walking and be able to keep up with the fittest of them. The pace is not that fast but the walks are long. It is extremely inexpensive for such a wonderful tour - and you really do feel so much the better for having had such an indepth guide of a most beautiful part of Ireland. Be prepared for the rain though, it's guaranteed! Well worth it, but get fit first.

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