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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
From US$29.45

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 6 days ago
Wonderful experience!

Connemara park trip with 2 hours hike to Diamond hill was a wonderful experience of true Ireland. Our driver Gerry was very kind, enthusiastic, his knowledge about this area and the history of Ireland was amazing and he sang us songs about Connemara. During the...More

Thank Aneta B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Highly recommend

Great tour! Jerry was our driver and was funny and informative. We were able to store our backpacks under the bus which was super helpful. Great to be able to get out of the city and see the country side. Loved the tour of Kylemore...More

1  Thank eboon8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing trip!

If you ever find yourself in Galway, do this tour! We were lucky to have Gerry as our guide, and he was so good! He told us a lot about Irish history and made a lot of stops on the trip, so we could take...More

Thank emsenfk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour, absolutely lovely day

The Connemara Day Trip was a perfect choice for us. Our tour guide/driver Mike was exceptional. He was a wealth of information on history, landscape, geography, customs, agriculture, commerce, and sometimes takes a road less traveled for the complete experience. Very pleasant to be with...More

2  Thank melgregor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Connemara and Abbey

Excellent trip. Mike our driver was very accommodating and his knowledge about the area was great. He stopped on the way in the most beautiful places so we could take a photo. Stanning viwes. Really recommended.

2  Thank dagsi
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Lisa B
10 June 2018|
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Response from melgregor | Reviewed this property |
We were back at about 6. Drop off short walk to trains tation
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.
5 April 2018|
Response from dagsi | Reviewed this property |
It started at 9:30am and finished at 5:30pm