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Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway

From US$29.90
  • 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
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The sweeping vistas from the Wild Atlantic Way are one of the highlights of any visit to Ireland. Experience them without car hire hassles on this convenient day trip from Galway. Stop at Roundstone village and Padraic Pearse’s cottage en route for Connemara National Park or Kylemore Abbey. From dramatic scenery to postcard-friendly villages, it’s perfect for lovers of nature.

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, then head inland to the sweeping landscapes of Connemara.

Your first stop is Ionad Culturtha an Phiarsaigh, the summer cottage of nationalist leader Padraic 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, then return to Merchant’s Road.

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Great Day trip

We took this tour with Galway tours and our driver, guide, PJ, was informative and amusing. Kylemore Abbey was a sight to see. We stopped at several villages with plenty of time to view the towns. I recommend this tour.

Thank jjapples
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour with a great tour guide on a rainy day =)

Although it was raining the tour was great. Our tour guide Patrick told us a lot about Ireland. He was really funny and nice. As a result, the long bus journey passed very fast. We stopped in a pub where the best scones were. Again...More

Thank Sabrinajulia_f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A good guided tour is invaluable. Thanks Gerry!

We had a rented car and sure, as many suggested, we could have gone by ourselves. More flexibility ya know. But eventually, given also the cheap price, we decided to take a guided tour. No need to drive all day not stress about all the...More

1  Thank Massimoto T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Mike! The tour was great! Loved everything about the day! Happy to be able to sit back and enjoy this magical land!

2  Thank Montaine2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nice tour, could have been better

The tour overall was nice and good. The 2 guides : Mike and Peter were friendly, gave quite a lot of information about the region we were traveling in and stopped at quite many locations for photos like the Sky Road, Roundstone village, Pine Island...More

2  Thank Vrinda k
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