Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours - Coast of Galway Bay, Connemara & Kylemore Abbey
Activity Type: Guided Day Tour
Runs: Every day (All year round) (no tours on Christmas Day, St. Stephen's Day, or New Year's Day)
Duration: 9 hours approx.
Pick up location: 9:00am @ Merchants Road (Kinlay Hostel), Galway City or free pick up is available from accomodation providers in the Galway area - call +353 (0)91 778778 in advance to arrange.
Description:Departing from Merchants Road ( Kinlay Hostel) at 9.00am daily, this tour will take us along the coast road from Galway into the heart of Connemara. Explore the coast of Galway Bay and the haunting Connemara landscape with our dedicated driver guides, taking in the most stunning views along the way. Our tour includes a visit to Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey, before we return to Galway through the meandering Inagh Valley, between the Twelve Bens and the Maumturk Mountains.
PEARSE’S COTTAGE, ROSMUC (Admission not included in tour price)
The summer residence of Pádraic Pearse, leader of the 1916 Rising, this restored cottage overlooks breathtaking rural vistas.
BÓTHAR NA SCRAGÓIGE
Connemara’s hidden jewel. Wonderful wilderness and tranquility.
ROUNDSTONE & THE BEACH AT DOG’S BAY
The most picturesque village in Ireland, with the iconic Dog’s Bay Beach stretching a mile into the Atlantic.
DERRYGIMLAGH BOG WILD ATLANTIC WAY - SIGNATURE POINT
Visit the remote site where Alcock and Brown crash-landed after making the fist non-stop trans-Atlantic flght in 1919, close to Marconi’s Wireless Station, the fist to connect Europe and America.
SKY ROAD, CLIFDEN WILD ATLANTIC WAY - DISCOVERY POINT
Renowned worldwide for heart stopping twists and turns, the Sky Road swoops and soars above the Atlantic Ocean.
CONNEMARA NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTER - 2 HOUR STOP
The 3,000 hectares of Connemara National Park provide visitors with mountains, bogs, grasslands and woodlands to enjoy and explore
KYLEMORE ABBEY (ADMISSION NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE) - 2 HOUR STOP
Built by Mitchell and Margaret Henry in the 1860s, the magnifient castle at Kylemore is a must-see in Connemara.
Tour arrives back in Galway at approximately 6.30pm.