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From Galway: Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Day Tour

From Galway: Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Day Tour

From US$ 42.90 per person

Explore the wild coastline of Galway Bay and Connemara on this day tour.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • Take a 1 day tour from Galway to Connemara's wild coastline
  • Explore picturesque fishing villages
  • Discover the magnificent Kylemore Abbey
  • Admire the scenery of Roundstone and the Wild Atlantic Way
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Explore picturesque little fishing villages and tour the magnificent Kylemore Abbey. Start in the morning and hit coastal road through the villages of Connemara. En route, your locally-sourced and fully-trained driver and guide will entertain you with facts and tales from the areas passed. Enjoy a stop at Peacockes Hotel for a tea or coffee. Drive through the bog landscape to the picturesque fishing village of Roundstone. AFter that, it's on to the Derrygimlagh bog and Wild Atlantic Way. Make the most of a 3 hour stop at the jewel of the crown of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey. Enjoy this magnificent castle before journeying back to Galway via the Inagh valley, including a stop on the Quiet Man Bridge.
  • Guided tour with qualified, local driver and guide
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Entry fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Tour vehicle will be loading outside the Kinlay Hostel on Merchants Road, Galway. Please be present 15 minutes prior to departure.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 23 reviews

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Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Day Tour - The bus tour followed a scenic route with much to see. Frequent stops for photo ops were well placed and appreciated. The driver was well informed, friendly and able to answer a myriad of questions. The abbey and grounds were stunning and well kept up. Definitely worth seeing. However, the tour started late when the bus was found to have a flat tire. We arrived early to get good sets, which was not honored when we had to change buses, so people who arrived late got the better seats. We were not informed ahead of time that the stop at the tea shop was closed and missed out on this opportunity. And the driver "forgot" his credit card machine, so we had to exchange currency on the fly (and at higher expense to us) in order to purchase tickets for the abbey.

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July 7, 2022

The tour was great. Also thanks to Mike the bus driver. He told a lot, knew a lot about the area and made a few photo stops in places you wouldn't have gone to yourself. Nice route chosen along the coast and through Connemara. You have the choice of exiting at the National Park OR at Kylemore Abbey. You have three hours for each one, which is great. I really enjoyed the tour. Real scenic highlights!

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June 27, 2022

Very nice landscapes.

August 24, 2022

Product ID: 393548