Day trip

From Galway: Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Full-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider:Lally Tours
Day trip

From Galway: Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Full-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider:Lally Tours
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From US$ 53.54 per person

Likely to sell out

Get back to nature and discover the untamed beauty of the west of Ireland on a full-day bus tour to Connemara and Kylemore Abbey. See castles and traditional villages, and walk in a Victorian garden.

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Duration 7.5 hours
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  • Get back to nature in the unspoiled wilderness of Connemara
  • Take in the views of the mountains, lakes, bogs and sandy beaches
  • Go for a stroll in the walled gardens at Kylemore Abbey
  • Hear the stories and learn the heritage of this special region
Full description

Experience the unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes of Connemara on this day trip from Galway. Travel in an airconditioned bus and explore Kylemore Abbey and its elegant gardens with the included entry ticket. Stop in the charming mountain village of Leenane and take in the views of Ireland's only fjord at Killary. Then, get 2 hours to explore Kylemore Abbey and go for a nature walk in the Victorian Walled Gardens. Continue along the coast to the pretty Gaelic-speaking village of An Spideal to take a stroll amongst the many traditional thatched roof homes and admire the beautiful beaches.

  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fee to Kylemore Abbey & Gardens
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet outside the HYDE Hotel. Look for the Lally Tours Team wearing blue jackets.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour can include some lengthy walks. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain jacket in case of rain
  •  All the coaches are air-conditioned, but in the winter months it is advised to bring a scarf and/or gloves to keep you warm whilst you are outside
  • Infants under 5 years of age will require a child seat (not supplied by the company)
  • A minimum number of passengers is required for all tours. In the unlikely event of minimum numbers not being met, customers will be given the option to receive a full refund or take an alternative tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 521 reviews

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Although the day is a long day, the trip was well worth the time. We made our way to Glendalough where we saw several ruins along the way before we stopped and were able to see some up close. We were able to take about a 15 minute hike to see the lower and upper lakes within the valley with the Wicklow Mountains surrounding us. The views from the upper lake and the Wicklow Gap were fabulous (just like, Brian, our tour guide said they would be)! Our journey continued to Kilkenny where we spent the remainder of our day. It is a beautiful city which maintains many of its historical structure. Brian gave us a walking tour of the city which I thoroughly enjoyed. All in all a wonderful tour. Liam and Jason were our bus drivers and they did a wonderful job navigating us through the narrow Irish countryside safely. Highly recommend! :)

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March 22, 2023

John! John! Joohhhnnnn!!!!! Was the best!!! He was informative, personable, funny, and very polite. I wish I could take him as a tour guide everywhere here in Ireland! Next time I’m in Ireland during the warmer months I will take this tour again to be able to see all the flowers and foliage. I just need to call beforehand to make sure it’s John! Thanks John. -The one who kept falling asleep on the bus-who clearly needed more caffeine. CHEERS!

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February 27, 2023

My experience was very good. The drive of the bus/tour guide was helpful, courteous, and professional. I travelled with Lally Tours. The bus was comfortable, clean, seat belts installed for our safety, the bus was driving safely and it was punctual. The tour contained all that was advertised. The booking instructions were clear and it was easy to see what exactly had been booked.

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February 14, 2023

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