Visit the awe-inspiring Connemara, known for it’s wild and rugged landscape and glistening lakes. A guided journey including time spent in either the Connemara National Park or Kylemore Abbey & Victorian gardens. Min1, Max 50. Available all year round
Enjoy a wonderful day on this fully guided tour of beautiful Connemara, known for it’s wild and rugged landscape and awe-inspiring scenery of glistening lakes, tumbling streams, desolate blanket bogs and craggy mountains.
· Unspoilt Connemara land and seascapes
· Wild Atlantic Way signature points
· Hidden gems and wonderful photo opportunities
· Visit Kylemore Abbey or Connemara National Park
· The Quiet Man Bridge
Meet your local guide in Galway, and then hop on board a mini coach for a scenic drive along the Wild Atlantic Way. Set off along the southern shores with breath-taking views of Galway Bay, travelling through some of the most storybook villages in Ireland, marked by thatched cottages, dry stone walls, blanket bogs and galloping Connemara horses.
Experience the tranquility and isolation of the boggy landscape, as we continue our journey along Bother na Scragoige one of the most rugged and untouched areas in the region, before stopping off at the quaint fishing village of Roundstone.
Our next scheduled stop is Derrygimlagh Bog (Wild Atlantic Way – Signature Point). This remote site was welcomed Alcock and Brown from the first ever transatlantic flight and was the centre of the communications and aviation world in the beginning of the 20th century.
After travelling through Clifden, the capital of Connemara, we join the Sky Road (Wild Atlantic Way – Discovery Point), renowned worldwide for its heart stopping twists and turns, as it swoops and soars above the Atlantic Ocean. The views and photo opportunities from this ‘Discovery Point’ are panoramic.
The next 3-hours are up to you, either ramble through rustic and wild Connemara National Park, OR uncover the magic of Kylemore Abbey and its romantic Victorian gardens (admission not included). Then it’s back on the coach for a weaving drive through the desolate Inagh Valley, between the majestic Maumturk and Twelve Bens mountains. Finish your tour with stops to see the legendary Connemara Giant and Quiet Man Bridge before returning to Galway City.
Driver / guide
Rain gear, food and drink, sun glasses if the weather is good and of course your camera!