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Itinerary

Meet your coach in Galway city center or at your central hotel and learn about Connemara culture and the many movies that have filmed there from your friendly local guide. Your first stop is mountainside Leenane village, the setting of 1990’s film The Field, followed by Ireland’s only fjord, Killary Fjord.

Next, stop at Kylemore Abbey, a 19th-century castle set on a pretty lake surrounded by mountains. Today, it’s home to Benedictine nuns and award-winning Victorian walled gardens. From here, visit Spiddal, an Irish-speaking village where thatched cottages look onto the beach and North Atlantic Ocean. At the end of the tour, the coach will drop you in the city center.

Locations visited
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Lally Tours - Day Tours
Killary Fjord
Overview

Save money on rental car and attraction entrance fees with this Connemara tour that focuses on free-to-enter sights such as villages—although you’ll likely want to pay extra to visit Kylemore Abbey. Experience the villages of Leenane and Irish-speaking Spiddal, stop for photos at Killary Fjord, and soak up Connemara’s sweeping landscapes as your local driver/guide explains it all.

Highlights
  • Save time and money with a comprehensive, great-value Connemara coach tour
  • Stop at Killary Fjord, Kylemore Abbey, and Leenane and Spiddal villages
  • Learn about Irish culture and nature from your local driver/guide
  • Enjoy pickup from Galway city center hotels
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael was a great driver and guide Connemara

We went from Dublin to Galway on an Irish rail tour so we took the train to Galway and boarded a bus for a tour of Connemara. While I enjoy the city of Dublin, it was wonderful to see the wild country of Connemara. Michael...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Day - Very Informative

We couldn't have asked for a better day tour. Modern, clean coach. Our driver/guide was informative and considerate. We stopped often enough for necessities and coffee, along with the most impressive part of the day: the Abbey and it's gardens. If pre-arranged, Lally will pick...More

Thank Gus B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Connemara Day Tour

Awesome tour with amazing views. The bus stopped plenty to make pictures. Our driver (Michael) was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to listen to. He even went through the extra trouble to go looking for people that weren't back on time. 10/10 would take the...More

Thank Jooren W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
humor and knowledge of tour guide/bus driver

Took the day tour to Connemara. Scenery breath-taking and tour covered a lot but the best part was Michael the driver/guide. Humorous, knowledgeable, affable; he made the trip memorable.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful experience !

First time in Connemara : what a wonderful trip with our guide Mickael ! He was very welcoming, great sense of humour and very passionated about his country and the culture and the history of Ireland , which is always a pleasure for foreign tourists...More

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How many hours is this tour and how much time do we get in each city?
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There is some walking but not long hikes. I think the whole day is in the National Park and they just stop every so often for photo ops. The longest break is at Kylemore Abbey and they have a shuttle you can take to gardens... More
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