From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara and Connemara National Park.

From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara and Connemara National Park.

Our unique Connemara Day Tour includes a 3 hour stop that affords visitors the time to explore the 3000+ hectares of the Connemara National Park, while taking in all the highlights of Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way.
* Duration: 9 hours
* Starts: Galway, Ireland
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




Our unique Connemara Day Tour includes a 3 hour stop that affords visitors the time to explore the 3000+ hectares of the Connemara National Park, while taking in all the highlights of Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Itinerary
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Pass By: The Claddagh, Galway, Ireland

Departing Galway we head out via The Claddagh, home of the famous Claddagh Ring.

Pass By: Salthill Promenade, 157/159 Upper Salthill, Galway Ireland

On our left the Salthill Promenade and Galway Bay.

Pass By: Barna, Barna, Galway, County Galway, Western Ireland

First little village on our tour, Barna. Once a thriving fishing village.

Pass By: Spiddal, Spiddal, County Galway, Western Ireland

‘An Spidéal’ meaning ‘The Hospital’ in Irish. Spiddal marks the start of the ‘Gealtacht’ or Irish speaking area.

Pass By: Costelloe, Costelloe, County Galway, Western Ireland

Once home to Bruce Ismay, CEO of White Star Lines and Titanic survivor.

Stop At: Illaunnginga, Screebe, Co. Galway, Ireland

A quick photostop at the picturesque little waterfall.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Peacockes Hotel, Lurgan, Maam Cross, Co. Galway, Ireland

A pamper stop at Peacocke’s Hotel at Maam Cross in the heart of Connemara.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Connemara, Connemara, County Galway, Western Ireland

We travel through the bog lands of Connemara, formed over millions of years,

Stop At: Roundstone, Roundstone, County Galway, Western Ireland

The traditional fishing village of Roundstone is beautifully set at the foot of Errisbeg Mountain overlooking the Atlantic.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Dog’s Bay Beach, Roundstone Ireland

One of the finest beaches in Ireland. Gurteen Beach and Dog’s Bay lie back to back forming a tombolo jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean,

Stop At: Derrigimlagh, Mannin, Co. Galway, Ireland

We visit the remote site where Alcock & Brown crash-landed their plane after making the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight in 1919, close to Marconi’s Wireless Station, the first to connect Europe and America. One of the ‘Signature Points’ on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Clifden, Clifden, County Galway, Western Ireland

Founded in 1812 by John D’Arcy and referred to as ‘the Capital of Connemara’ also home to the annual Connemara Pony Show,

Pass By: Clifden Castle, Clifden Ireland

This ruined manor house was built in early 19th century by John D’Arcy, founder of Clifden.

Stop At: Sky Road, Clifden Ireland

Renowned worldwide for heart stopping twists and turns, the Sky Road swoops and soars above the Atlantic Ocean. One of the ‘Discovery Points’ on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, Connemara National Park Connemara National Park Connemara, Co Galway Near the village of Letterfrack, Galway Ireland

Our main stop on this tour, you now have 3 hours to explore the 3000+ hectares of mountain, bog, grasslands and woodlands.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Connemara On the N59 between Clifden and Westport, Kylemore Ireland

A quick photostop at Kylemore Abbey. Built in the 1860’s by Mitchell Henry as a wedding gift to his wife Margaret.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Quiet Man Bridge, Maam Crodd Road, Oughterard Ireland

A photo on The Quiet Man Bridge, used in the 1960’s movie of the same name, is a must for all John Wayne fans.

Duration: 15 minutes