Guided Trips

Connemara Tours from Galway | Guided Trips to Authentic Ireland

Our expertly guided full-day Connemara tours from Galway go beyond the usual tourist trail, offering unique experiences you won’t find elsewhere.

Explore hidden gems and iconic sights at your own pace with the longest stops at must-see locations like Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey. Ideal for those with limited time, these excursions allow you to discover the breathtaking scenery, rich Gaelic heritage, and captivating culture of Connemara in a single day.

Embark on an extraordinary journey through Ireland’s enchanting west with our unforgettable day trips from Galway!

Galway Daily Trips to Connemara

To truly grasp Connemara’s essence, you must be present amidst its natural landscapes, witness its historic buildings and monuments, breathe in the crisp air, wander the local streets, and engage with the community steeped in traditional Irish language, culture, and customs.

You can experience all this and more with our locally sourced and trained guides.

They will take you off the beaten track to places no other tour operator ventures, sharing local stories and gossip that will enrich your Connemara adventure.

Tour Stops and Passings

  • Depart from Kinlay Hostel on Merchants Road, Galway at 09:30
  • Pass through Claddagh and Salthill
  • Travel west across Galway Bay, along the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Pass through the villages of Barna, Furbo, and Spiddal (An Spideal)
  • See thatched cottages, dry stone walls, mountains, woodlands, rivers and streams, lakes, Connemara ponies, beaches, bogs, and islands
  • Photo stop at the Screeb Waterfall
  • Continue on the N59 towards Clifden
  • Photo stop at Pines Island
  • 30-minute stop in Clifden
  • Drive the Sky Road, known for its breathtaking views above the Atlantic Ocean

After this first part of the trip, you can choose to spend 3 hours in Connemara National Park or visit Kylemore Abbey:

Connemara National Park Tour

Challenge yourself with a rewarding climb up Diamond Hill’s scenic trails, where breathtaking panoramas unfold across the majestic Twelve Bens, culminating in the crowning peak of Benbaun. Witness the unique ecosystem of the Connemara Bogs, a characteristic feature of the Irish landscape. This tour promises a captivating mix of hiking experiences and natural wonders.

Kylemore Abbey Trip

Kylemore Abbey is a must-see destination in Connemara, offering a glimpse into Ireland’s rich history and stunning landscapes. You can explore the abbey’s captivating Victorian walled garden and the picturesque Kylemore Castle, set against the backdrop of the tranquil Pollacapall Lough.

Before We Return to Galway

After all that exploring, unwind with a scenic ride through the Inagh Valley. Towering peaks like the Twelve Bens and the Maumturk Mountains will line the route, providing a majestic backdrop.

To truly cap off this unforgettable trip, we’ll visit the Connemara Giant, a remarkable natural rock formation, and take a moment at the iconic “Quiet Man Bridge” – a scene straight out of the movie!

We will return to Galway City between 18:00 and 18:30