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Castles of Connemara tour departing from Galway City. Private guided. Full day. provided by Connemara Wild Escapes

Castles of Connemara tour departing from Galway City. Private guided. Full day.

Castles of Connemara tour departing from Galway City. Private guided. Full day.
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What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
About
With pick up included from your hotel, hop on board as we travel west into the scenic region of Connemara, famed for its wild and rugged land and seascapes. Our first castle visit is to Aughnanure Castle. Built by the O’Flahertys in 1500, this castle is a particularly well-preserved example of an Irish tower house. Next stop in the quaint village of Oughterard for a short coffee break. Weaving our way through scenic Connemara, our next castle stop is Kylemore Abbey, founded by English industrialist Mitchell Henry and now a Benedictine monastery. Spend the next few hours exploring this romantic abbey, its victorian walled gardens and Gothic church. We head to the capital of Connemara, the colourful town of Clifden. En-route (weather permitting) we drive the famous Sky Road. Travel onto to Ballynahinch Castle and take a short break to explore the castle and estate grounds including the walled garden before enjoying some delicious tea & scones before returning to Galway City.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11121P227
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Pick up and drop off from Galway city hotel • Guided tour of Connemara in minivan. • Entrance into Aughnanure Castle. • Entrance into Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens. • Tea/coffee and scones at Ballynahinch Castle or Kylemore Abbey. • Entry/Admission - Aughnanure Castle • Entry/Admission - Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please phone us with booking reference number to confirm pick-up at least 48 hours before scheduled start time. The bus may be a few minutes before/after the agreed pick up time depending on the prevailing traffic conditions on the day.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Pick up and drop off from Galway city hotel • Guided tour of Connemara in minivan. • Entrance into Aughnanure Castle. • Entrance into Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens. • Tea/coffee and scones at Ballynahinch Castle or Kylemore Abbey. • Entry/Admission - Aughnanure Castle • Entry/Admission - Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Exclusions
Gratuities • Lunch
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please phone us with booking reference number to confirm pick-up at least 48 hours before scheduled start time. The bus may be a few minutes before/after the agreed pick up time depending on the prevailing traffic conditions on the day.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Infants must sit on laps
Do you or any of your party suffer from food allergies? If yes, please inform your guide before departing on this tour.
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Aughnanure Castle
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Ballynahinch Castle
    Stop: 2 hours
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Michael M
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Only way to list Connemara
Jun 2021
We were delighted our guide and driver Patrick Larkin. No matter how beautiful the scenery or how mixed the weather, enjoyment comes from the way you are treated. Patrick was a great host, friendly and ready to accommodate our whims.
Of the tour itself, it was well balanced. I loved the medieval castle of Auganure. It is the most complete example of a medieval Irish native fortified home thanks to its inaccessibility to cannon guns of the invaders.
Kylemore is the best example of the Victorian Landlord's home but it is sweeter than most not only for its exquisites
Written 2 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Connemara Wild Escapes
handleyinuk
handleyinuk
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Short and rushed
No communication even though they changed meeting point and tried to make it our issue. Extremely rushed and short.
Eva R
Eva R
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Amazing experience
Absolutely incredible experience, worth every penny! The 3 lads were all experienced and knowledgable in different
mariabS9574IQ
mariabS9574IQ
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Highly recommend
Stunning tour with a fantastic tour guide called Gerry (and his singing wasn’t too bad either)! Could not recommen
Burberry_04
Burberry_04
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Beautiful West Cork
It was such a beautiful experience plus the lovely weather today😊 my favorite part of the tour were when we went t
williamcannon2016
williamcannon2016
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Amazing
The driver of the bus his name was Philip Duffy and the scenery around Mizen Head wasn't bad some truly memorable p
Shauna S
Shauna S
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Amazing day trip while the sun shone
Excellent day trip from start to finish. The sun shone which helped a lot. Gordon our bus driver was so attentive.
sineaddoody14
sineaddoody14
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Amazing but will definitely start our trip earlier next time so we can get to Achill. Such a great day out
Experience was amazing. Marie was very helpful also and gave us loads of ideas for our trip. Stopped in Newport and
Michelle996
Michelle996
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Day tour Connemara and Kylemore abbey
I recently took a tour with the wild Atlantic way tours from Galway. It was a very enjoyable and informative tour a
Алина Я
Алина Я
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great experience, nice tour guide
Gerry is an excellent guide, me and my husband really enjoyed our bus tour to Connemara this weekend, thank you!
Afshan_2021
Afshan_2021
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Incredible experience
Super friendly guides which made the kayaking an even better experience, would highly recommend going here
Janine o
Janine o
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Great
We loved it!! Highly recommend if you are around connemara. We will be back again. The fellas in charge were sound
977lorrainee
977lorrainee
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Rude
Last week my boyfriend and I were due to kayak around Mannin Bay. On the way there, we had a misshap with google ma
lauramW8739WA
lauramW8739WA
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Connemara National Park, kylemore Abbey
Wonderful and unforgettable trip! Amazing places and a special driver and guide. Thank you very much Gerry! Laura
Kirkcaldylad
Kirkcaldylad
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Fascinating, well-described and amazing ruins.
The cruise was one of the best I have been on as the information by on-board commentary and by guides on the island
bcarter395
bcarter395
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Worth Every Penny
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this bike tour. They provide you a map, and if I remember right, there were two ba
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