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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
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iconOffered in: English

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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
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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
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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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HYDE Hotel , Forster St, Galway, H91 PY7E, Ireland
For complimentary hotel pick-up please contact the operator at least 24 hours in advance to confirm pick up details.
  • 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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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
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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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Don’t miss this one!
Nancy_B
, Sep 2022
This is a great way to see the Connemara area and the Kylemore Abbey. The mountains and water views were spectacular!
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10/10
Claudia_S
, Sep 2022
What an amazing day! Not only were we lucky to get such beautiful weather but the landscapes we got to see were absolutely breathe taking. I would definitely say this is a must do tour!
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John is an excellent...
Armandine_C
, Sep 2022
John is an excellent guide and driver, I really enjoyed the tour thanks to his kindness and his Irish humour! I highly recommend this tour!
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Overall peacefulness
Rachel_M
, Aug 2022
Sounds of the water softly splashing onto the shore as we walked to the Gothic church; while getting to view the light shining down into the valley of the ajoining mountains. Such peaceful surroundings and the beautiful weather, like an invitation to stay and nap on shore all day.
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A great day in Connemara!
Donna_H
, Aug 2022
The Abbey was beautiful and the walled gardens were spectacular. Our guide Michael was lovely. He was full of loads of information and really helpful. He made the coach tour fun.
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… I enjoyed hiking...
Scott_H
, Aug 2022
… I enjoyed hiking through the trees and learning about all the different types of trees… Artur guy did a nice job and we enjoyed the different stops along the way to take photos and stretch our legs.
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Great experience.
Beatriz_Z
, Aug 2022
Everything was great! The explanations by the guide, the spots at which we stopped and the nice atmosphere.
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Great road trip
jason_h
, Aug 2022
This is mostly a driving tour on a motor coach. However, it was quite comfortable and entertaining. Phil was our guide and he was great. We really enjoyed seeing the Irish countryside, very beautiful. Kylemore Abby was beautiful as were the grounds and gardens, definitely worth a day trip if in Galway.
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Plenty of time at Kylemore Abbey!
Lisanne_P
, Aug 2022
A big thank you to our driver and guide Michael for taking us to Kylemore Abbey through Connemara! Because of great time management skills by Michael we had an extra 45 minutes at Kylemore Abbey (2h45m in total). The only reason why I’m giving 4 stars instead of 5 is because I found that an enormous amount of information was given about the area, resulting in me not really being able to relax and take in the scenery during the drive. I’d rather the information be a bit more concise.
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Thumbs Up!
Melanie_B
, Aug 2022
Michael was an excellent commentator - full of facts of history and culture. Fascinating! And, of course, the landscape was amazing. Perfect amount of time at each stop.
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Would definitely recommend!!
Adam_W
, Jul 2022
AMAZING destinations, nice comfortable bus, and very good pacing for the amount of time at each stop. I can't say enough wonderful things about the destinations on this tour! The driver played fun traditional Irish music, was a great speaker, and was very knowledgeable... but he yelled at passengers who were talking while he was talking, and got into a quick argument with one of the passengers. That aside, I would definitely recommend this trip!
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Must Try Tour
omarelkhatib
, Jul 2022
We had many awesome stops. Make sure you purchase the tour with tickets to the Kylmore Abby included. The ride was quite bumpy I felt a little sick. So dont fill up your stomachs!
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Wonderful tour!
elizabennett11
, Jun 2022
Michael was a wonderful driver and his commentary on the Connemara area and Kylemore Abbey was wonderful!
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Fantastic tour & driver
Nancy_B
, Jun 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Lally tours which our Hotel staff recommended. The Park House Hotel staff were right on with their high praises with Lally tour and our driver Michael was fantastic and friendly and most of all, very informative!! Couldn’t have asked for more!! Kept us all on schedule!
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Great experience, tour...
Gabriela_R
, Jun 2022
Great experience, tour guy very friendly and knowledgeable. Great places to visit and lots of history
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Lovely Countryside
Marguerite_D
, Jun 2022
Despite it being a quite rainy day the trip was lovely. Beautiful countryside views and the Abbey and church were lovely. Didn’t get to the gardens because of the weather but still enjoyed today. Michael, the driver, was entertaining and helped bring the sites to life.
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Wonderful tour to Connemara
StaceyAdame
, Jun 2022
We had a wonderful time on this tour! Our guide, Michael, was very knowledgeable and funny. If you get a chance to go on this tour, you should!
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Wonderful Tour
Beth_C
, Jun 2022
It was a great tour!! A fair amount of time on a bus, but well worth it to see some amazing sites! Our driver Michael was a great guide and knew the best spots to stop!
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Recommend
Rosario_F
, Jun 2022
Phil and Shames were wonderful tour guides. We loved all the stops along the way with great scenery. The Abbey was a beautiful experience. Recommend it !
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Recommend with hesitation
Anne_W
, Jun 2022
Our driver/guide was Jerry, he was informative and enjoyable. The tour overall was very enjoyable. However, it was aggravating when the tour started 20 minutes late because the bus waited for 2 people who were in a train and running late. This caused us to run late all day therefore our stops were shortened which was frustrating and irritating! It was not fair to everyone who was in time to be forced to wait for 2 people. Also, there was an extra stop to drop people at Diamond head which further shortens time at Kylemore Abbey. Very nice driver but very frustrating trip.
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