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Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway

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A full day, guided tour of Connemara, an area famed for it’s unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes. Spend time exploring the iconic Kylemore Abbey and Walled Gardens. Along the way, listen to your expert driver/guide share the origin of the Irish language and how it is still the native language of Connemara, despite its diminishing status in the rest of Ireland.
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Galway, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us for pick up requests from your centrally located hotel
Departure Time
10:00 AM
7h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup (Galway City accommodation pickup must be arranged in advance)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance to Kylemore Abbey and the Victorian Walled Gardens
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • For complimentary hotel pick-up please contact the tour operator at least 24 hours in advance
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our extremely affable and knowledgeable driver, John, skillfully guided us through this Connemara Day Trip. The bus is comfortable and a huge relief to be able to look at sights and not watch the road. Plenty of options to stretch our legs and take a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great tour with John, visiting Kylemore Abbey, Lough Inagh Lodge, and Cnoc Suain. Very informative, and a lot of fun!

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had so much fun during our Connemara day tour and a big part of it was because of our driver/tour guide, John. He was very pleasant and informative. He has a thorough knowledge about the places we visited and was very...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank neXusHere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the day trip to Connemara and Leenane, it was absolutely stunning!!! Going up into the mountains it looked like something from a post card. The castle was gorgeous. It is absolutely breath taking!!! A must see!!! Inside the castle is a bit underwhelming...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Janice A
Reviewed September 12, 2019

We did the full day Connemara trip and it was great! September was a perfect time to go - excellent weather and not too busy. Kylemore Abbey (particularly the gardens, church and walking around the grounds) was lovely. Our tour guide Michael was marvellous -...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Caitlin W
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Jackie H
August 24, 2019|
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Response from Blancacita13 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Jackie, I think if your husband is able to board and get off the coach he should be ok. There is no need to do a lot of walking because there is a shuttle bus at Kylemore Abbey to take people from the park entrance to... More
Arthi T
April 8, 2019|
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Response from TonyJonesRSA | Reviewed this property |
Kylemore Abbey certainly worth a visit but I feel a day on the bus may be a bit of long for your kids
Mary Pat S
March 31, 2019|
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Response from Blancacita13 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the trip I did with Lally Tours was on a coach with other travellers. It is not a private tour. I found our Tour Guide and coach driver had a good manner, he told us a lot about the history of the area whilst being... More
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