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Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway

  • Explore Connemara National Park or Kylemore Abbey
  • Experience the beauty of the Wild Atlantic Way without touching the wheel
  • Learn about Connemara’s heritage, culture, and nature from your local guide
Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway
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Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway

The sweeping vistas from the Wild Atlantic Way are one of the highlights of any visit to Ireland. Experience them without car rental hassles on this convenient day trip from Galway. Stop at Roundstone village and Patrick Pearse’s cottage en route for Connemara National Park or Kylemore Abbey. From dramatic scenery to postcard-friendly villages, it’s perfect for nature lovers.

What to Expect

Board your coach on Merchant’s Road in central Galway. Travel along the coast through the quaint villages of Barna, Furbo, Spiddal, and Inverin, and then head inland to the sweeping landscapes of Connemara.

Your first stop is Ionad Culturtha an Phiarsaigh, the summer cottage of nationalist leader Patrick Pearse, with startling vistas across Rosmuc. Travel through wilderness to the pretty fishing village of Roundstone, where, after a photo stop, you join the Wild Atlantic Way. Keep an eye out for Connemara ponies, and savor views along the Sky Road.

Finally, choose between two stops: Connemara National Park, where you can hike for free, or lakeside Kylemore Abbey, where an entrance fee applies. Travel back through majestic mountains and the Inagh Valley, visit the old stone bridge seen in 1950s classic film The Quiet Man and then return to Merchant’s Road.

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Excellent tour guide, entertaining and captivating trip!

Gerry was such a well-rounded tour-guide and made this trip special. We went on four tours of different parts of Ireland, and Gerry was the best tour guide because he spoke for most of the trip and even sang traditional Irish songs to us! We...More

Thank wsbuggy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Wonderful tour, wonderful guide

Our bus tour of Connemara including the Connemara National Park was perfect. The driver, Gerry, was very professional. We kept to a general schedule and yet never felt rushed. He was really knowledgable and clever. We would definitely recommend this tour.

Thank Claudia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Tour

I choose to take the tour with the Wild Atlantic Day Tour Company as they were the only ones offering a choice of two hours at the National Park or the Abbey and I wanted to decide according to the the weather. It was the...More

2  Thank ruth_sova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Trip

The trip was good and the views were stunning. Our driver Gerry was very informed to show the place and the history of Ireland. During the trip in the bus he gave us information about the differents locations, I personally chose to visit the Connemara...More

1  Thank Ivana P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Gorgeous views

My husband and I enjoyed our trip very much today. Mike was very knowledgeable, and the places we stopped were breathtaking! Loved having the option to hike at Connemara as well. The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of 5 was that we...More

1  Thank shaynafrost
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Lisa B
10 June 2018|
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Response from Vrinda k | Reviewed this property |
We reached half an hour before 6.
Tessie M
27 April 2018|
Response from dagsi | Reviewed this property |
There is a visitor centre at Connemara National Park open for lunch. Also at the village there is a restaurant with very good food but extremely slow service. At the Abbey there is a place to est too.
6 April 2018|
Response from dagsi | Reviewed this property |
It started at 9:30am and finished at 5:30pm