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  • Christy Y
    Sacramento, CA1 contribution
    From start to finish, this was a wonderful trip. We were greeted warmly by a Lally Tours guide and Mike was a wonderful tour guide, with loads of information and fun facts, plus he was gracious and charming. The sites were beautiful, and we were blessed with a terrific day, weather wise. We enjoyed the stop in Leenane and of course Kylemore Abbey. However, Mike also pulled over at different places (very safely!) and allowed for photos. Kylemore Abbey was spectacular.
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • GlobetrottinTrudy
    Tucson, AZ282 contributions
    Wonderful trip with 3 hours to hike Diamond Hill in Connemara National Park. This was plenty of time and I got some great pictures of the beautiful scenery. We saw tons of sheep on our way back to Galway. Mike was an excellent tour guide and driver. I learned so much about the land and history of Ireland from him.
    Written 29 September 2023
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  • Adrienne S
    Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
    This tour was great. Lots of time at Kylemore Abbey, got to do Sky road (real highlight! And not sure the other tours do that) the bus was beautiful and new with fantastic windows. Guide/driver was very nice and helpful. One of the best days of my trip! Highly recommend.
    Written 1 September 2023
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  • April E
    1 contribution
    Our driver was great to be with and was flexible with our group. We loved having lunch with her and she provided such great background on the area! Excellent driver and tour!
    Written 19 September 2023
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  • LoriMichaelC
    Victoria, Canada18 contributions
    This tour was one of the high points of our trip to Ireland in October.

    The Lally Tour bus, which started just two doors down from our hotel (The Park House Hotel) normally carries about 16 people but on that particular day only my wife and I had signed up. The tour manager nevertheless let the tour proceed. One advantage is that we got to talk more conversationally with Michael, the tour’s driver/guide, and he was great. Michael was friendly, respectful and had a weath of knowledge. He couldn’t have been more welcoming.

    There was a bit of dampness in the air around Aughnanure Castle, but not enough to slow things done. (We learned that the day before the roads around the Castle had flooded out, and that that day’s passengers had not been able to tour the Castle grounds.) At the Castle, Giles, another great guide, gave us a very informative talk on the Castle’s history, with special attention to its architectural details (details that we would have missed just looking at the structure with uninformed eyes.) The winding stone stairs inside the Castle to the third floor are steep but we found them manageable.

    We later visited the Joyce farm where sheep dogs are trained to follow verbal commands (and as a bonus we were able to play with half a dozen or so puppies who were sheep-dogs-in-waiting.)The owner gave a short but entertaining talk about his dogs and his sheep, and then set one of his dogs up the hill to round up and bring down a dozen or so sheep. It was very impressive. And the Connemara countryside was truly breathtaking throughout the day.

    Michael then drove us to Cong, making stops here and there to let us take pictures at sites where the movie The Quiet Man (1952) with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara had been filmed. (We had seen that movie and remembered it well; if you do take this tour, and haven’t seen that film, I’d recommend trying to see it somehow.) In Cong, we ate at lovely café that Michael recommended.

    My wife and I had a wonderful time on this tour, and recommend it highly if you visit the city of Galway.
    Written 20 November 2023
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  • Siobhan H
    1 contribution
    I recently bought some friends over from Malaga and one of the things that  I organised was a tour with Derek they all concluded it was the highlight of their stay
    Derek brought the history of Galway ,Connemara and Kylemore Abby to life.His knowledge and Delivery had us all spellbound not to mention his lovely personality he also had Such a unique and personal touch throughout the tour travelling through this beautiful part of the world with him was a delightful experience.
    I couldn’t recommend him highly enough a must do experience when visiting Galway
    Thank you Derek for the great memories
    Written 24 July 2023
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  • Zziggyha
    St. Petersburg, FL9 contributions
    We chose Vagabond because it was a small group tour led by local guides. Angela was our driver/guide and she was very professional but also lots of fun. We went to popular sites but she timed it so we were there before the large tour buses arrived. What I enjoyed most was the smaller off the beaten track things that we saw. Each day we thought the scenery couldn’t get more beautiful but it was. There was free time built in so we could explore on our own and eat at local pubs and comfort stops to break up the day. All of us became friends and shared pictures, stories, had sing alongside on the bus, and passed around food. By far this is the best tour I’ve ever taken.
    Written 2 November 2023
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  • O9564NSmarkn
    Long Beach, CA2 contributions
    An absolutely wonderful tour. Our driver/guide Brian had firsthand knowledge of the areas we visited, and his stories were a mix of fact and lore that kept a smile on everyone's face. The smaller 16 person vans allowed us to get into sights and on back roads that the larger coaches cannot navigate. An example of this was our visit to a sheep ranch to see how dogs are used to herd the sheep. The two-night stays in Dingle and Cliften were also a big plus. Our stops at the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abby and the Giants Causeway had amazing views. Our stopovers in Derry and Belfast gave us a look into Irelands recent past and the Troubles. The Black Cab tour of Belfast was very informative. At each stop and town Brian was able to recommend the best places to catch a snack or a sit-down meal. And of course, Pubs with music!! Another plus is that we started our daily journeys at 9am so there was plenty of time to eat the huge Irish breakfasts and prepare for the day trip.
    Brian, you Nailed it buddy!!! We highly recommend this tour to any one visiting Ireland.
    Written 24 September 2023
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  • Tara L
    1 contribution
    The Good:
    - Local tour guide Pat O'Mara made this an exceptional experience. He is knowledgeable, witty (dry humour), flexible, genuine, and a great all-around human being. Ask him about meeting Seamus.
    - Activities were flexible. People on the tour could do different activities at the same time depending on interests and abilities. For example, in Westport, some of us shopped and explored the town, some hiked the shorter/lower trails of Croagh Patrick, and some went for the summit.
    - Small group meant we could make friends with our tour group buddies! Pat was adept at helping all the personalities meld, from the quiet small-town Canadians to the big New York personalities.
    - The bus was roomy and comfortable. Small enough to traverse little roads and stop at off-the-beaten-track attractions.
    - Overland Tours themselves were flexible and accommodating as well. When booking the tour, flight schedules were such that we had to arrive in Ireland a few hours after the tour started. Overland was understanding and reassured us that meeting up with the tour group later was not an unusual request. (Actually finding the group/guide was a different story, see below)

    The Bad:
    - Zilch.

    The just OK:
    - Some of the accommodations were just alright in terms of how comfortable the beds were. Otherwise though the B&Bs that we stayed at were cute and very friendly.
    - For those with modified schedules (e.g. arriving late), it would have been helpful to have more communication re: our modified start time from Overland. We ended up contacting Overland via emergency channels when we realized the night before our arrival in Ireland that we didn't know who our tour guide was or where exactly to meet them. It all worked out in the end, however.
    Written 15 October 2023
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  • Francis H
    Robins, Ia11 contributions
    Our group of five friends had a very pleasurable day traveling from the port of Galway to the beautiful Cliffs of Moher and several scenic stops in the county Clare Burren to view the rocky landscape with lovely natural flowers. Our driver tour guide Tony was a pleasure to travel with. He was informative and entertaining with a delightful sense of humor. Tony even went out of his way to deliver a bag accidently left in his vehicle back to the Galway port and gave it to the cruise line staff so it could be returned to the cruise ship before it departed. This was above and beyond expectations! I highly recommend Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours and tour driver guide Tony.
    Written 18 June 2023
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  • noprobmon
    Narberth, PA7 contributions
    Connamera Chauffers were top notch! We did the private tour (two couples) and had a wonderful guide. Picked up right at our Hotel. Highlight for us was the working sheepdog farm and the fjord inside Connamera. Rex the dog and his owner were something to behold as we got to see them both in action herding sheep! 👍🍀👍🍀
    Written 14 May 2023
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  • Patrick2486
    3 contributions
    Glad I booked this tour. Each stop was fascinating and photo worthy. Tony was a great guide, providing lots of historical information, humor, and conversation. An excellent day!
    Written 22 June 2023
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  • jasmine
    La Puente, CA1 contribution
    This trail is nothing like the pictures. This trail is not meant for such bikes provided, must have been FATBiking not regular. Seats were so bad for such an ALL WAY rocky trail. You don't get close to the lake as in the picture. The trail is nice but not meant for such bikes. Both my wheels were flat 20 minutes before starting this trail. Had to walk all 3 KM with a flat bike. Awful experience not as expected. Money should have been refunded for the consideration of the state of such bikes.
    Written 24 May 2022
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