Dublin to Galway City, Connemara and Kylemore Abbey Full Day Tour

Staying in Dublin? Want to see the best of the West of Ireland in 1 day? This is the perfect tour for you!

This tour includes an early morning transfer from Dublin City centre to Galway City centre with transport company Citylink; and then a fully guided day tour with tour operating company Lally Tours.

06:45a>m - Depart from Dublin City cente on the non-guided transfer from Dublin to Galway from the stop at the CityLink Dublin Office:
4 Crampton Quay,
Temple Bar,
Dublin, D02 X434

Between the O'Connell Bridge and the Ha‘penny Bridge outside the Forbidden Planet comic store and Eden Recruitment. (MAP)

09:15am - Arrive in Galway City.
10:00am - Join the Guided Day Tour to Connemara and Kylemore Abbey.
05:30pm - Return to Galway City.
06:15pm - Departure from Galway City centre on the Citylink transfer.
08:45pm - Arrive back in Dublin City centre.

Return Bus Transfer Included - Dublin to Galway and back
48 Hour Free Cancellation
Galway to Connemara and Kylemore Abbey Full Day Tour
Entrance to Kylemore Abbey & Walled Garden
Guided Day Tour
Important Information
Can I display my ticket on my mobile phone

Yes, we actively encourage a paperless environment as much as possible

What should I bring with me?

A camera – You’ll see many beautiful landscapes and iconic Irish sights, so many guests bring their own camera
Comfortable Shoes – On each of our tours, we make stops that can require lengthy walks. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes so you don’t miss out on Ireland’s hidden gems!
Weatherproof clothing – If the forecast is showing anything other than 100% sunshine, you should probably bring a rain jacket. All of our vehicles have air-conditioning, but in the winter months it is advised to bring a scarf and/or gloves to keep you warm and snug when you’re outside in the elements.
A phone charger - this is going to be a jam-packed day, especially if you opt to spend a little longer in Galway, so it'll be a good idea to bring a phone charger

Is there a stop for lunch?

Yes, there are plenty of stops for lunch and refreshment options. Lunch is not included in ticket price.

Should I tip?

Gratuities are not required. However we think our drivers and guides have a tough job to do, so if you enjoyed your trip, feel free to tip your driver appropriately – it is truly appreciated.

I'm a student outside of Ireland, do I qualify for the Student Discount?

Yes. You will need to verify enrollment in your home university. Please bring your valid Student I.D.

Are there toilets on the bus?

For your Dublin to Galway return transfers there are toilets on the bus.


Based in Dublin City but want to experience the charm and beauty of the West of Ireland in just one day? Look no further than our Dublin to Galway City, Connemara, and Kylemore Abbey Full Day Tour!

Dublin to Galway Transfer:  

Begin your adventure with an early morning transfer from Dublin City center to Galway City center aboard the comfortable and convenient transport provided by Citylink. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this non-guided journey as you make your way westward.

Join the Guided Tour of Connemara: 

Once you arrive in Galway City, seamlessly switch buses to join the fully guided tour operated by Lally Tours—all with just one ticket for your convenience. From here, your day of exploring the West of Ireland truly begins.

What to Expect: 

On this guided day tour, you will get an insight into the history, culture, geography and folklore associated with the rugged beauty of Connemara. See Connemara's iconic landscapes of mountains, lakes, and grazing Connemara ponies. Keep an eye out for sheep dotting the countryside.

Throughout the day, our expert local guides offer insights into Ireland's cultural heritage, folklore, and history, bringing the spirit of Irish fun, or "Craic," to life.  It's the perfect way to experience the best of the West of Ireland in just one day!. Learn about customs, traditions, and the unique character of Ireland as you travel.

Pass through iconic film locations featured in renowned movies like "The Field" and "Marley & Me," adding an enchanting layer to your tour experience.

Visit some quaint villages like Oughterard, Leenaun and Spiddal. You’ll be able to enjoy the scenery and get a sense of authentic rural Ireland. Passing through Gaeltacht areas, you'll have the opportunity to experience the Irish language and culture firsthand. Listen to the melodious sounds of Irish spoken by locals and gain insight into this unique aspect of Irish heritage.

Kylemore Abbey & Walled Gardens: (Admission included)

The highlight of this tour is the visit to Kylemore Abbey, a historic Benedictine monastery and iconic visitor attraction set in 1,000 acres of mountainside in Connemara, Co Galway, Ireland. Visit the Abbey itself, the walled Victorian Gardens, the Neo Gothic Church on the grounds; all while taking in the stunning y picturesque mountains and lakes in the area.

Back to Dublin City in the Evening:

As the guided tour concludes, return to Galway City, where you can catch your Citylink bus back to Dublin City centre in the East of the country. Sit back and reflect on your day of exploring the best of Ireland's west coast.

Dublin to Galway City, Connemara and Kylemore Abbey Full Day Tour
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