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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 $29.05

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.

Reviews (102)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Tour was excellent because of Gerry!

Gerry is an amazing tour guide. He is so welcoming, upbeat, and knowledgeable. He gave us a wonderful tour of Connemara, including a stop along The Sky Road, which was absolutely beautiful. We got to see a lot of the countryside before spending time at...More

2  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent day tour to Connemara

Great day trip. Driver/guide Mike was very entertaining and informative. Most of the tour went to Kylemore Abbey but a few of us trekked around the park. Fabulous; one minute sun and bright blue sky, the next dark storm clouds and mist around the mountain...More

1  Thank slipstitch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A must see when in Galway

I can not write enough positives regrading this day tour featuring breathtaking scenery combined with Irish history. Jerry was our very professional driver. He was absolutely fantastic and entertaining while sharing his knowledge of the area’s history and culture. The romantic Kylemore Abbey, is nestled...More

1  Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful trip in Connemara

This was the most wonderful day of my trip to Ireland! We chose the Connemara tour among others because it was the only one were we could do a hike in the connemara instead of taking quick photos from stop bus and it was 100%...More

1  Thank Morgane-016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful tour

My husband and I had a marvelous time on this tour. Our tour guide Gerry was engaging from start to finish. He was a masterful storyteller, and a good singer to boot. We were blessed with blue skies in the afternoon, and really enjoyed traipsing...More

Thank Jyuneen
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Amit B
September 26, 2018|
Response from Vrinda k | Reviewed this property |
What is "kuch" that you mean here? Also what you mean by "time to buy"? If you mean shopping something, then note that this entire tour will be like hop on hop off at points of interest or photo-ops. One place they stop... More
June 10, 2018|
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Response from Vrinda k | Reviewed this property |
We reached half an hour before 6.
Tessie M
April 26, 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.