Embark on a thrilling road trip along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on this full-day tour from Galway. Discover the natural wonders of Galway Bay and Connemara as you leave the tourist trail behind and journey along the coast. Admire views of Rosmuc, Derrygimlagh Bog and the Twelve Bens Mountains; visit the former residence of political leader Padraic Pearse; and stop for morning tea in Roundstone (not included). Finally, look out for wild Connemara ponies as you hike through Connemara National Park or pay a visit to the magnificent 19th-century Kylemore Abbey.
Full-day tour of Galway Bay and Connemara from Galway
Marvel over the dramatic coastal scenery of the Wild Atlantic Way
Ideal choice for nature lovers!
Live commentary on board
Food and drinks
Entry to Kylemore Abbey - tickets can be purchased from the driver at discounted rates.
Meeting And Pickup
Galway, Co. Galway, Ireland
Tour departs Merchants Road, Galway outside the Kinlay Hostel at 09:30 daily.
Please present 15 minutes prior to departure.
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants must sit on laps
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
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 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.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Best tour of our 2 weeks in Ireland.
Larry_B, Mar 2023
Jerry was a charming guide. He was knowledgeable, helpful and very kind. The stops were well timed and appreciated.
Brandon_E, Jan 2023
Had a nice day, stopping at many scenic looksouts on the way. You are given enough time to do Diamond Hill, and I recommend doing it if you have time and the weather is cooperating. I would recommend this to anyone looking to do some outdoor activities in Ireland.
The national park and the...
Alyssa_P, Jan 2023
The national park and the drive there was absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide was really great too.
Kayla_L, Jan 2023
Tony was a great tour guide. He provided great information about the area and was flexible to meet the needs that we had. The scenery in Connemara was gorgeous! We had a choice of hiking a mountain or visiting the abby. I went with the abby because of unpredictable weather. The abby is a great choice because there are walking trails as well as historical buildings to see.
Great hiking tour!!
Randy_R, Oct 2022
Loved the Diamond hike, the lake country, the sandy beach, wonderful guide. Just the right amount of stops.
Couple of nice photo...
Miranda_M, Oct 2022
Couple of nice photo stops and 3 hours at Connemara national park . Lots of great scenic views along the diamond hill hiking trail
Connemara is a must-see!
Chelsea_G, Sep 2022
Connemara is absolutely stunning and definitely a must see! Would highly recommend the National Park, there is two other smaller hike loops to do, so you don't have to hike up to the top of Diamond Hill.
Great day trip from Galway
Denise_R, Sep 2022
Great day trip from Galway. Our driver/guide was informative and it was nice to learn more about the area. The gardens at Kylmore Abbey were beautiful and the location is stunning.
Astouning landscapes and great driver/guide
Selen_B, Aug 2022
Everything was very well organised, our driver Mike was an amazing guide at the same time.
Climbing the Diamond Hill was exciting and stopping at relevant spots with incredible views made the whole tour a great experience.
It was definitely worth it.
Elisavet_C, Aug 2022
We had a great time on this tour. The landscapes were amazing and our tour guide was knowledgeable with a great sense of humour. I will definetely visit the area again.
Excellent tour guide
Joel_S, Aug 2022
The tour guide really made this trip? Dave was full of witty jokes and great information, a complete gentleman of a guy
Unresponsive and Unaccommodating.
Sarah_R, Jul 2022
Unfortunately I experienced some difficulties parking and with my GPS when finding the meeting point. I arrived 5 minutes late and the tour had left! I immediately tried to contact the your provider through chat and did not receive a response. I went to their website and called. No answer and was directed to their chat. No response. Finally I emailed requesting a refund and they refused. Needless to say it was very disappointing!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Anyone familiar with our tours and reviews will know that our tours depart on time. No excuses, no apologies, no refunds.
Had a great day with Wild...
Kelsey_O, Jul 2022
Had a great day with Wild Atlantic Way Day tours. The scenery was incredible and our driver John gave interesting commentary and facts along the way without it being overwhelming or cheesy. I also really liked that we had the choice at staying at Connemara National park for 3 hours, it is nice to stay longer at these places.
Nic_H, Jul 2022
It was nice! Lots of little bugs on the hike but beautiful views. Be wary of doing the red tail if there is rain. It gets very slippery...
A great daytrip to the Connemara
Yvette_K, Jun 2022
Great day trip to the Connemara! Either the choice to go to the national park or Kylemore Abbey. If you decide on the national park- please dress appropriately. It is always very cold and windy. The Abbey was beautiful.
Connemara day trip
Marilyn_K, Jun 2022
Wonderful trip, beautiful countryside, Mike is a very knowledgeable guide and added a lot to our trip. Highly recommended!
anevesm, Jun 2022
It was wonderful trip. The drive was nice and explain everything and stop to take photos in beautiful places.
Meghan_R, Jun 2022
We went on this trip mainly to see the small towns in Connemara and to hike Diamond Hill. The planned stop at Spiddal was cancelled due to construction, which was disappointing, but it gave us time to hike to the top of Diamond Hill.
David_H, Jun 2022
Mike was an excellent guide. It was a very informative trip. We climbed the diamond triangle trail and really enjoyed it. We were lucky because the weather was perfect.
Great tour, and great guide
Cdric_M, Apr 2022
Really enjoyed our tour, Mike is a great guide, with nice informations and stories to share, as well as nice advices to visit the Kylemore Abbey and the gardens. We learnt a lot. Thanks 🍀