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Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway

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Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway

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icon7 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Discover top attractions including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey on this day trip to Connemara from Galway. Travel to Connemara as your guide sheds light on the region’s rich heritage and spectacular natural scenery. Take in fine views over the Twelve Pins mountain range and enjoy free time to explore Leenane Village at your leisure. Visit attractive landmarks such as Killary Fjord and Kylemore Abbey, and gain insight into Ireland’s heritage. Stop in the Irish-speaking village of Spiddal and perhaps try chatting to the locals, then head back to Galway.
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Instant Confirmation
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Hotel pickup (Galway City accommodation pickup must be arranged in advance)
Air-conditioned vehicle
Driver/guide
Entrance Fee to Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden
Gratuities
Food and drinks
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
HYDE Hotel , Forster St, Galway, H91 PY7E, Ireland

Outside HYDE Hotel (formerly known as the Forster Court Hotel) at 9.45am.

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10:00 AM
HYDE Hotel , Forster St, Galway, H91 PY7E, Ireland
For complimentary hotel pick-up please contact bookings at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infants under 5 years of age require a child seat (These are not supplied by the company)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lally Coach Hire Limited
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "The Connemara region is beautiful and I would recommend everyone take a trip to Kylemore Abbey." See review
  • "I would recommend this trip to all who want to see Kylemore Abbey and to learn about the surrounding areas!" See review

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221 Reviews

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Connemara trip
julie131150
, May 2022
Our driver,Michael, was very knowledgeable and gave us a running commentary during the whole trip.Very good,highly recommended
star-5
Memories added in our once in a life time trip to Ireland
John_B
, May 2022
In Leenane I found my long awaited wish of buying a beautiful Irish sweater. In this one day trip my husband and I have seen almost all of our professional photos on our Ireland wall at home. This tour is making them come to life. Michael our driver was really good sharing the history of our beautiful sites along the way and stopping for plenty of time to take photos. We would recommend Lally Tour Buses that have comfortable seats with Michael driving to everyone.
star-5
Grand day out
Dorothy_M
, May 2022
Really nice day trip. Although the weather wasn’t brilliant ( it’s Ireland) the guide Michael more than made up for that with his informative and witty chat. Leenane was very pretty and the abbey, church and gardens at Kylemore were memorable. Very much value for money and I would highly recommend this trip
star-5
Highly recommend
Katherine_M
, May 2022
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the tour. Michael was a wonderful guide and was very knowledgeable. This tour was one of the favorite parts of our trip.
star-5
Great tour
Leighya_H
, Apr 2022
Was a great day tour. The scenery was amazing! the driver was l knowledgeable. will definitely book another tour.
star-5
Best value. Great use of your time.
Brian_W
, Apr 2022
Great tour of Connemara. My son loved petting the ponies, visiting the Kylemore Abbey and walking the grounds.
star-5
This tour is exceptional!...
JOVImae_B
, Apr 2022
This tour is exceptional! I booked it for my sister to see the best of Ireland. She was amazed how the place look surreal especially Kylemore Abbey. Michael is also excellent in his craft.... Would recommend this
star-4
Gorgeous sights though long drive
Kaitlin_T
, Mar 2022
The sights where incredible and the tour guide was a fountain of information. He knew everything you could possibly desire to know about the area. The abbey itself was beautiful and in the spring time weather just added to the scene. Though the gardens would be better seen throughout summer. Though fair warning, it is a very long day on the bus for what is essentially two hours at the abbey and the rest spent on the bus. Though the views are indescribable
star-5
Highly recommended!
Tatjana_S
, Mar 2022
We had a wonderful experience. We were a small group with a nice guide who told us some interesting stories. The places we saw were so beautiful and definitely worth seeing. My Highlight was the stunning Kylemore Abbey with the nice exhibition. All in all we got a good impression of the Connemara National Park. The organiser also got in contact with us to organise a pick up point that was close to our accommodation. It was a very polite and quick conversation. We were completely happy with the whole tour.
star-5
Mesmerizing, all I wanted for!
Abigail_P
, Mar 2022
I loved our guide! Michael was super nice, telling all sorts of facts and historical info not only about the places we were supposed to visits but about Ireland in general. He was super careful with the sheep on the roadside and made stops for us to take pictures of the landscape. It was a tour absolutely lovely and worth doing it. Kylemore Abbey is not only a beautiful building with mesmerizing views and surroundings but its history is precious; one of love and resilience. Connemara’s topography is breathtaking, specially when the day is sunny. Absolutely recommend this tour!
star-5
Wonderful day trip into Connemara and Kylemore Abbey
John_R
, Jan 2022
Our wonderful guide was Michael with Lally Tours. He was so knowledgeable about the region of Connemara, had lots of funny and interesting stories to share, and was very kind and helpful. We enjoyed the short stops along the way in the small villages (the Irish coffee at Gaynor's in Leenane was really tasty) and of course the beautiful Kylemore Abbey. The tour had a good mix of Irish music as well, played in the bus while we watched the beautiful countryside pass by. All in all, a very pleasant day.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hi John, We are so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful day with us on tour with Michael in Connemara. He is fantastic at what he does and I will be sure to pass on your positive feedback. Fair play to you for making the most of the day and enjoying the full experience by having an Irish coffee and all! Thanks ever so much for leaving us a review, we look forward to welcoming you back on tour again in the future. Go raibh míle maith agat, Eimear
star-4
The trip lived up to my...
Sue_W
, Sep 2021
The trip lived up to my expectations- I could have done with just a bit more time at the Abbey-was a bit rushed to fit in everything. But overall a thumbs up from me!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi Sue, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. It's great to hear that the tour met your expectations! Our tours have a lot of different elements and we try to make sure our passengers get the most out of their day so sometimes it can be difficult to fit everything in, but we appreciate your feedback and will take it on board for the future. Looking forward to welcoming you on board again some day soon. Go raibh míle maith agat, Eimear
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Solo Tour - Excellent Day in Connemara
Trina_D
, Apr 2020
A lovely trip. Great guide, very informative, and safe driving. The Connemara region is beautiful and I would recommend everyone take a trip to Kylemore Abbey.
star-5
Great day trip! Definitely worth the money.
Angela_B
, Mar 2020
Great trip! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had plenty of time at the promised stops and also had several photo stops. Would recommend.
star-5
Best tour guide/bus driver ever. Really kind and professional. Wonderful places to visit.
carlosccavallini
, Jan 2020
Our tour guide/bus driver was really kind and knowledgeable about the history of Connemara. The places we visited were incredible. Lots of nature and fresh air and then the abbey with a good restaurant. We loved the Irish stew there.
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Day Trip
Marissa_C
, Jan 2020
My friend and I were staying in Galway for two days, and we knew we wanted to go to see Kylemore Abbey. We booked this trip, and it was totally worth it! The bus ride was lovely, and Michael, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, and he made the trip worth the day! I thought seven hours was enough time to spend exploring the countryside. It was such a joy to see the rolling hills and mountains and learning about the Irish culture! I would recommend this trip to all who want to see Kylemore Abbey and to learn about the surrounding areas!
star-5
a wonderful day in beautiful Connemara
John_L
, Nov 2019
Excellent guide(Ken) and great itinerary we really enjoyed the scenery and being able to go insu=ide the buildings espegially the chapel which was an emotional and spiritual experience. Looking along the lough and hills were magnificent
star-5
Great trip
Maria_J
, Sep 2019
everything was well organized, booking via the internet, bus from the city center, driver and guide in one interestingly talking about visited places, enough time to visit the Gardens and Kylemore Abbey and to eat great meal in lovely Mitchell's Cafe
star-5
Wonderful day in Connemara
Patrick_G
, Sep 2018
Michael was our bus drive and he did a wonderful job explaining the history and sights of Connemara. He played lots of traditional Irish music along the way and made the trip that much better. Saw lots of sheep and BEAUTIFUL hills and lakes. I wish we could have stopped more places but time was limited. We did make 3 or 4 stops for photos and one stop in a beautiful village. Definitely get the Irish coffee. AMAZING and not too strong for a mid day drink. Kylemore was Beautiful but I think we enjoyed the gardens at Kylemore even more. The trip home was also nice but didn't mind taking a short nap after a long day. Absolutely worth the price. (If you are prone to motion sickness bring some Dramamine. the trip is lots of windy hilly roads, especially on the trip home)
star-5
The trip was a great way to see this...
DIego H
, Oct 2017
The trip was a great way to see this part of Ireland. Our guide was very informative and concerned about our experience. This trip is also a very good value.

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