Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway

Badge of ExcellenceGalway, Ireland

From $55.12

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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
  • Instant Confirmation

What's Included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • HYDE Hotel
    Forster St, Galway, H91 PY7E, Ireland

    We meet outside the HYDE Hotel, Forster Street, at 9.45am. Look out for the Lally Tours Team in their Blue Jackets.

Pickup points

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Start time

10:00 AM

End point

  • HYDE Hotel
    Forster St, Galway, H91 PY7E, Ireland

Pickup details

You must contact the operator at least 24 hours in advance to confirm pick up details. The pickups start up to 1 hour and 30 minutes before departure.

What To Expect

Oughterard (Pass By)

Twelve Bens of Connemara (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Infants under 5 years of age require a child seat (These are not supplied by the company)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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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Featured review
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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Gorgeous tour
Hannah_S, Mar 2023
I loved all the photo stops along the way (a great view of Ireland) as well as the stories behind each new town and site because it helped to really paint a picture of the area
Almost a great tour!
Nicole_D, Mar 2023
Great tour from the landscapes to the beautiful Kylemore Abbey which I would recommend everyone to see. The only downfall to this tour was the bad microphone on the bus that made it difficult to hear the tour guide. Due to this, a few people were talking and were told multiple times by the driver to stop talking which I thought was a bit rude as they were talking quietly among themselves. Apart from this, I thoroughly enjoyed this trip.
The driver was really professional and these explanations were so interesting thank you 😊 unfortunately the weather was not there !! Cloudy and rainy day !!
Amazing Coach Driver
Kelsey_L, Nov 2022
We had a fabulous experience! Our Coach Driver John was terrific! Knew so much about the area and the surroundings and was also very helpful with recommendations and advice about the area. 10/10 - would definitely recommend it.
Beauty At Its Finest
Claudia_M, Oct 2022
This was a last minute decision and I'm so glad that we did this tour! We were able to see the beautiful landscape and terrain of Connemara. The Kylemore Abbey, along with its Gothic Church, and walled gardens were so beautiful. A shuttle to take you to the gardens was available. The café at Kylemore was delicious and the gift shop was more than adequate with a variety of items to purchase. The only downside, which was minimum, was that water bottles were not provided while on the bus.
Perfect day trip!
Jennifer_s, Oct 2022
Such a great day trip! Our driver Jerry was helpful and knowledgeable. And the scenery was just gorgeous, the weather was iffy but it didn't matter. We had plenty of photo opportunities along the way. The Abbey was so photogenic. Be sure to see the victorian gardens. Lunch at their cafeteria was delicious! Definitely would recommend!
Our guide Michael...
Rhonda_B, Oct 2022
Our guide Michael provided a very narrative along the way. He was kind and entertaining. He shared a lot of Irish history and tips for visiting Kylemore Abbey
Do it !
JanSummer_M, Sep 2022
The Guide Michael was informative and funny. Lovely scenic drive Totally worth it would recommend 100%
Alicia_B, Sep 2022
It was a really great tour, the Connemara National Park is full of wonderful landscape and has a fascinating history. The Kylemore Abbey is a must-see in this area, it's a real treasure hidden in nature. Thank you to our guide Mickael, who made this tour even more fascinating! I recommend this tour!
Lovely trip to Connemara
Prakash_M, Sep 2022
Loved this trip and the views of the Irish countryside. I did this trip solo. It was drizzling all day and misty, but still enjoyable. Good photo ops at Kylemore Abbey with its Victorian garden. Don't forget to pack for the weather to enjoy this one. A rain hoodie is a must, perhaps an umbrella as well! Was able to explore at a leisurely pace at the Abbey. Leenane is a quaint village, not much to see here, rather a pitstop for a bite and/or coffee. I guess on a clear day you will get even better views and photo ops along the bus ride. Mike is an amazing guide, full of stories, wit and humor. He really went out of his way to make us comfortable. He even chose an Irish music CD to play for us along the journey! His tidbits about Irish culture and history really made the difference between an otherwise ordinary bus ride through Connemara into a very memorable experience!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
… 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.
Great experience.
Beatriz_Z, Aug 2022
Everything was great! The explanations by the guide, the spots at which we stopped and the nice atmosphere.
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.
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.
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.