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Connemara National Park or Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway provided by Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours

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Connemara National Park or Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway

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Overview
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.
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Merchants Road
Merchants Rd, Galway, IrelandTour departs Merchants Road, Galway - outside the Kinlay Hostel at 09:30 daily. To book a complimentary pick up from all hotels and registered accommodation providers within Galway city, please contact local office on 0035391778778 the day prior to your tour with your booking number and room number.
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    Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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    Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
    Stop: 2 hours -
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Merchants Road
Merchants Rd, Galway, IrelandTour departs Merchants Road, Galway - outside the Kinlay Hostel at 09:30 daily. To book a complimentary pick up from all hotels and registered accommodation providers within Galway city, please contact local office on 0035391778778 the day prior to your tour with your booking number and room number.
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Highlights
  • 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
  • Look for the wild Connemara ponies that roam the haunting landscapes
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Merchants Road, Merchants Rd, Galway, Ireland
Duration
9h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entry to Kylemore Abbey
  • Entry to Pearse's Cottage
  • Entry/Admission - Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Anthony M wrote a review 10 Mar
Sunrise, Florida11 contributions1 helpful vote
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We had the tour with Mike, awesome guy. Extremely knowledgeable and guides at a very good pace. Connemara is quite a sight and I highly recommend this tour if the weather is good. We got very lucky to get a clear day, but I would definitely have enjoyed it a lot less in poor
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Dominique Sonja wrote a review 8 Mar
Lugano, Switzerland25 contributions3 helpful votes
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Me and my friend spent a wonderful day in Connemara thanks to this tour. Our driver Mike was simple fantastic and super nice and friendly!!! We stopped in many places and every time, Mike let us took many pictures without stressing us. We totally reccomend this tour! We drove
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jcook777 wrote a review 8 Mar
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions2 helpful votes
Seoirse Was an amazing tour guide! We had the best weather and a great day!! :) he gave lots of facts and we had lots of opportunities to take pictures.
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Date of experience: March 2020
carleenk2 wrote a review 6 Mar
Boston, Massachusetts12 contributions5 helpful votes
I loved this day trip! A great option to learn about the history of the Connemara region and a fantastic way to soak up the incredible scenery with someone else at the wheel. Mike was my guide and he gave us a great mix of local history and opportunities to take great photos. I
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Simon B wrote a review 2 Mar
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our driver Mike was gentle, knowledgeable about the areas and Ireland history, all served with a lovely slight of Irish humour. We were proposed nice stopping place to take pictures and had the opportunity ether to visit Kylemore Abbey (2 hours) or Connemara park (2 hours) We
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Date of experience: March 2020
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By: Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours
Carmen L
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Handled cancellation quick & easy!
We had to cancel our trip due to COVID 19. Cancellation was simple and immediate. I would certainly use this
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Lisa Schmidt
Munich, Germany
11
Best way to spend a day outside the city
We had a really beautifull day and i couldn`t imagen a better way to go to the Cliffs of Moher and additionally
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Caitlin R
11
Cliffs of Moher and the burren day trip from Galway
Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Ireland, and I learned a lot about Ireland while being in
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Richard R
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Day trip
We were driving the Wild Atlantic Way along Ireland's west coast and stopped for two days in Galway. This was the
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Rebecca C
11
Amazing day
Had such an amazing time. Gary and his sheep shawn were amazing guides. I throughly enjoyed his energy and the
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Anthony M
Sunrise, Florida
31
Another Irish spectacle!
We had the tour with Mike, awesome guy. Extremely knowledgeable and guides at a very good pace. Connemara is quite
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SsEric
Mexico City, Mexico
142
Great trip
1st time at the islands and thy are just fenomenal, even was raining the whole time, scenery is gorgeous, rain
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Dominique Sonja
Lugano, Switzerland
93
Great tour and fantastic driver Mike
Me and my friend spent a wonderful day in Connemara thanks to this tour. Our driver Mike was simple fantastic and
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jcook777
Ottawa, Canada
22
Connemara
Seoirse Was an amazing tour guide! We had the best weather and a great day!! :) he gave lots of facts and we had
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carleenk2
Boston, Massachusetts
105
Excellent Day Trip to Explore Connemara!
I loved this day trip! A great option to learn about the history of the Connemara region and a fantastic way to
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