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

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

Activity provider: Lally Tours
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 48.11 per person

Get back to nature and discover the untamed beauty of the west of Ireland on a full-day tour to Connemara and Kylemore Abbey. Travel past fairytale castles and traditional villages, and go for a walk in a Victorian walled 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 & learn the heritage of this special region
Full description
Experience the unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes of Connemara and explore iconic landmarks on your own, such as the rivers and lakes that flow off the 12 Bens mountain range.  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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet for Tour Check in Outside of Hyde Hotel, Forster St, Galway City Centre. Please arrive 15 minutes early for Tour Check in. Look out for the "Lally Tours" Blue Jackets

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Smoking

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)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 290 reviews

Review summary

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We had the amazing surprise to have the guide all for ourselves as we were the only ones to have booked the tour for that day. The tour itself was stunning and the guide Michael was great, he told us very interesting and detailed facts and stories about the region but also allowed us to take some time to admire the scenery in silence: the perfect balance! We also liked that he made many stops along the way and that we had 2 and a half hours at Kylemore Abbey, the main stop. Overall excellent, definitely recommend!

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December 20, 2019

The driver and guide was really good. Very polite. I learned alot about the Kylemore Abbey and about Connemara. The guide was also kind enough to stop alot for the passengers to take great pictures. I highly recommend Lally Tours. I added this tour at the last minute and I am glad I did.

November 30, 2019

The tour was great and fit in a lot of photo stops. The Connemara region is absolutely gorgeous! The time spent at Kylemore Abbey felt short and rushed, however, considering it takes a bit of time to navigate between the walled gardens (via shuttle) and the walk between the Abbey and Franciscan Church. All are worthwhile to visit, but plan accordingly to allow enough time for each, and for lunch and perusing the gift shop, if that interests you.

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November 1, 2019

Product ID: 54893