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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

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 (94)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Gerry is simply the best!

My friend and I came here only for a couple of days and Gerry helped us make the best out of it! We chose the Connemara Tour and decided to see Kylemore Abbey just like our tour guide Gerry suggested. We were a small group...More

Thank hajarabunahia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Connemara bus tour

Very nice day with our driver Jerry, he is very friendly and a lovely singer ! (Song about Galway and the Connemara) I highly recommend !

Thank Phil I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Breathtaking and Beautiful

Our guide, Gerry, made this tour special. He regaled us with history, anecdotes, songs, humour and excellent advice. I could have listened to him sing traditional songs the whole tour. He stopped at lovely places, and never rushed us. I particulary loved talking with him...More

Thank GrayMatters
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day,lots of history,great driver named Mike.wild Atlantic way day tours

We were a party of five,wonderful driver,lots of history,funny great sense of humour,very good at every thing we could see,and ask,stopped for lots of pics,and ended with two final stops ,lasting for Two hour rest to visit Kyemore Abbey or a walk though National Park.

1  Thank elainebI8346ML
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great tour, great guide, great time!

I took Connemara tour. Our driver Raymond was fun and knowledgeable guy, told us a lot about the history and current situation in the area. The pace was great, we were`t rushed nor herded like a cattle back to the bus, yet we were more...More

Thank Veronika F
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Lisa B
10 June 2018|
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Response from Vrinda k | Reviewed this property |
We reached half an hour before 6.
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.