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From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara and Kylemore Abbey provided by Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours - Galway

From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara and Kylemore Abbey

From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara and Kylemore Abbey
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About
Our unique Connemara Day Tour from Galway includes a 3 hour stop to explore and enjoy the majestic Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden at your leisure, while taking in all the highlights of Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8623P14
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local Driver / Guide
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Hotel pick up
Exclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry to Kylemore Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Merchants Road, Merchants Rd, Galway, Ireland Outside the Kinlay Hostel
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local Driver / Guide
  • Live commentary onboard
  • Hotel pick up
Exclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry to Kylemore Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Departure details
  • Merchants Road, Merchants Rd, Galway, Ireland Outside the Kinlay Hostel
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Merchants Road
    Merchants Rd, Galway, Ireland
    Outside the Kinlay Hostel
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    The Claddagh
    Salthill Promenade
    Barna
    Spiddal
    Costelloe
  • 1
    Screebe
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Peacockes Hotel
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Connemara
  • 3
    Roundstone
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Dog's Bay Beach
    Clifden
    Clifden Castle
  • 4
    Sky Road
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
  • 5
    Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Quiet Man Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
21 reviews
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patbikes
County Meath, Ireland6 contributions
Heaven on earth
Nov 2021 • Couples
The knowledge and history of the area explained in detail, along with stories, be it truth or fiction, of characters connected with the area.
The roads and scenery were second to none.
Well done Gerry.
Written 11 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

celinechew99
Leixlip, Ireland1 contribution
Connemara and Kylemore Abbey Tiur
Oct 2021
The Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours was really good. Thanks to them I can travel to Connemara and Kylemore Abbey without renting a car. It was also nice of them to provide choices for us to go either hiking at the diamond hill or visit the Kylemore Abbey. We went in a group of 5 and could split up to do different tour and meet up in the end. Also, the whole tour was really informative and we learned a lot about Connemara. The tour also provide enough time for photo stop throughout the journey which is really nice. The best is that the tour provide enough free time to explore the main attraction. I managed to hike to the top of diamond hill and get back down just in time. Our tour guide, Jerry was also really friendly and kind. Highly recommend the Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours for those who wish to explore but doesn’t have a car or own transport.
Written 5 November 2021
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Damien N
Thank you for your review of our Connemara and Kylemore Abbey Day Tour. Connemara is an amazing tour destination and Gerry really excels out there. Our tour is the only one with a choice of 3 hour stop in either the Connemara National Park or Kylemore Abbey. I climbed to the top of Diamond Hill (mountain) myself again this summer and 3 hours is doable even with my 2 kids and the Bichon Frise!
Written 6 November 2021
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niall57
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
Guided tour of Connemara and Kylemore Abbey
Sep 2021
Fantastic scenery and guide, excellent selection of food in Kylemore Abbey, great to be pleasantly surprised by the beauty of my home country again.
Written 31 October 2021
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Gabrielle I
2 contributions
Great guides and tour - Poor management
Oct 2021
***EDIT: I posted a review about my friend and I's poor experience with a specific employee of this company before we embarked on the tour. I thought it would only be fair to post an updated review after we had gone on the tour.
Our guide, Gerry was fantastic and really knew how to share his love of his homeland. I want it to be clear that Gerry gets 5 stars in my book, other than the beautiful Connemara scenery, he is the reason this was an enjoyable day. His jovial demeanour and extensive knowledge more than made up for the unpleasant experience with the manager, Damien, who seems really unhappy working in a business that usually requires human interaction.
We made a mistake during our booking and were looking for some flexibility in the cancellation policy to correct it. I guess Damien never makes mistakes as he didn't seem to understand our position. Must be nice.

Instead of being helpful or even cordial in his refusal to help, he chose to throw a tantrum on the morning of the tour and to be condescending, sarcastic and disrespectful. As I was born in the late 20th century, I have extensive online shopping and traveling experience, contrary to what the manager implied, and never have I encountered such a sour disposition from someone who runs a tourism company.
Thank goodness he's got wonderful guides like Gerry who make up for it!

***ORIGINAL REVIEW: My friend and I were recommended this tour by our hostel and we decided to book two tickets for the next day. My friend made a mistake and added an extra ticket than we needed to the cart and didn’t notice until the order was completed.
She realized it almost instantly and called the company literally 1 min after the order was completed to get that extra ticket cancelled and refunded. She apologized when calling and calmly explained her mistake.
The company was completely intransigent and refused to refund that ticket. We completely understand that they have a 24h cancellation policy but these policies shouldn’t be so inflexible. We also don’t want them to have an empty seat on their tour but they refused to be accommodating. They even blamed my friend for buying up an empty seat that someone else could have benefitted from but then refused to let us cancel. It was nonsensical and a poor customer experience. Now, before even going on the tour, we’re left with a poor impression of this company. What a shame.
Written 30 October 2021
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Damien N
Hello again Gabrielle, delighted but not surprised to hear you enjoyed the tour with Gerry. I too make mistakes like everyone else. There I said it!
Written 3 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rahul Vora
2 contributions
Fantastic tour!
Oct 2021 • Solo
One of the best tours I have ever done. Mike was an excellent tour guide, with a wealth of information about the local history and culture. Highly recommend this tour.
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Damien N
That is a great review, thank you. Michael will be just as happy as I am to read this. Connemara and Kylemore have so much to offer, I'm delighted you enjoyed it.
Written 6 October 2021
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LairdGonzaloV
1 contribution
Astonishing experience
Aug 2021
First, three hurras for Jerry, our guide and driver. Was an amazing day going through the beautiful and savages lands of Connemara and Galway. Nice stories to learn, awesome meals to take and ended with the visit to the Kylemore Abbey and the hills surrounding it. We will trust them for our next trip, no doubt!
Go raibh míle maith agat!
Written 13 August 2021
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Damien N
Hip, Hip, Hooray! Hip, Hip, Hooray! Hip, Hip, Hooray! There you go, three cheers for Gerry. Glad you enjoyed the tour and well done on the Gaeilge.
Written 20 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

umerslote
1 contribution
Very beautiful
Aug 2021 • Family
It was a beautiful tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The kylemore abbey was very beautiful. The whole Connemara was amazing. Totally recommend to anyone going to galway!!!
Written 13 August 2021
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Anand
1 contribution
It was awesome experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
It was a great trip with Gerry. He is very entertaining, engaging and have every little information to give us. We enjoyed the tour with him!
Written 4 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emer and Ken McDaid
Tralee, Ireland4 contributions
Amazing day trip to remember.
Jul 2021 • Couples
The scenery was spectacular and our guide Damien was so informative and stopped in many locations and even went the extra mile and took us to other places of interest that he thought were important to see. This tour covered so many locations and is so worth doing. There were many highlights but for us it was Kylemore Abbey and the Victorian Gardens...stunning.
Written 2 August 2021
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Ali H
1 contribution
A must for everyone in Galway
Jul 2021 • Friends
One of the best and most interesting tours I've had! I hadn't gotten enough sleep but Gerry woke me right up with his amazing attitude and interesting, well-rounded facts. I'd recommend this tour in a heartbeat to anyone that goes to Galway.
Written 22 July 2021
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Damien N
Thank you for reviewing our Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Day Tour. Delighted to hear that Gerry was able to hold your attention throughout the tour.
Written 28 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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John was amazing!
Was a highlight of our trip. John was fantastic an would love to let him give me a tour of the entire country! A wo
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I can’t recommend this tour. Wished I booked with another company
Sorry but the tour was not good. The tour guide - driver drove mega fast. Not enjoyable at all. The stops where
Maximilien S
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Great day out !
Had a great gay around Connemara, john was a top tour guide ! Very nice and nicely planned ! would recommend to any
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Refreshing
A tour that by far exceeded our expectations. Wonderful landscape, very refreshing and peaceful, perfect to discone
520alexap
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Magical day through Connemara and more
I was blown away at this tour of Connemara and so much more. Jerry our guide was absolutely AMAZING! So knowledgea
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Unforgettable trip
Great experience! Amazing landscapes, breathtaking views. The whole experience wouldn’t be so great if it was not
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Great time on the west coast of Ireland
This was, unfortunately, not the tour that I'd originally booked. I wanted to go to the Aran Islands and see the Cl
TravelTheWorlsd
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brilliant tour - best spots, amazing tour guide
We did the Wild Atlantic Way Day Tour from Galway and got to see the best spots in Connemara and the sourroundings.
Deirdre S
Deirdre S
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Amazing day in the Wild West!!
John, our guide was knowledgeable, funny, patient and added an extra stop. It was a great day, would highly recomm
Safira N
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5 Stars!!!
Our driver Garry was amazing, he knows every nook and crannies of the sites we passed by or we stopped at. The trip
mathilde567
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Day tour Cliffs of Moher and the Burren
Today we did the guided tour to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren with Jerry as our tour guide. With his relaxed w
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Great tour and guide
We had a great tour and the guide was very informative and threw in a few extra spots such as the chocolate factory
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Trip to the Burren and Cliffs of Moher
Scheduled this tour a week before going to Ireland. Jerry, our tour guide, was extremely informative and even switc
gonzo135
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Must see if you make it to Ireland’s Western Coast
The scenery speaks for it itself. Jerry just made the trip and experience that much better. His native knowledge wa
jenik122016
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A great tour
We had a great tour with Gerry today - he made sure we managed to see the cliffs in time, even though the weather f
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