Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, Doolough Pass
Explore the beauty of magnificent Connemara (price per car)
- 8 hr8 hours
- 480 euros€480
- Upon agreement
Galway – Inagh Valley – Killary Fjord – Doolough Pass - Kylemore Abbey – Sky Road – Roundstone – Ballynahinch Castle - Galway I will pick you up at 10 am and we will head towards Connemara, driving through villages of Moycullen, Oughterard, Maam Cross and Recess. The road takes us through the scenic Inagh Valley surrounded by the majestic Twelve Ben Mountains on your left and the Maumturk Mountains on your right. We will drive along the shore of Lough Inagh where we might get “distracted” by the numerous sheep who graze freely everywhere in Connemara. Our next destination is Killary Fjord, Ireland’s one and only fjord. We stop in Leenaun for a cuppa in a local craft shop and continue our journey to the other side of the fjord, towards Doolough lake and the magnificent Mweelrea Mountain (814 m/2,671 ft). From Doolough Valley we turn back for Kylemore Abbey and the Victorian Walled Garden, one of Ireland’s top tourist destinations. We then visit Kylemore Castle Estate and see all it has to offer. Lunch at Mitchell’s Cafe. Kylemore visit duration: 2-3 hours including lunch. After a hearty lunch you will sit back and enjoy the drive towards Clifden and The Sky Road. We take the spectacular peninsula loop drive to reach the highest point. There you will see unbeatable views of Connemara, the Atlantic Ocean and the islands. The rugged coastline of county Mayo will be to the North and county Clare to the South. There is still much more to see as we descend from the Sky Road and arrive in Clifden, the westernmost town in Ireland. From Clifden, we follow The Wild Atlantic Way to Dogs Bay with its bright white sandy beach. In summer, you will feel free to take a refreshing dip in its crystal blue waters and enjoy being on one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. After our beach-break we drive through picturesque Roundstone Village and arrive at the Ballynahinch Castle, set in a private 700-acre estate of woodland, rivers and walks. Among many previous owners it was once purchased by an Indian Maharaja Ranji, also called The Prince of Cricketers, in 1924. Today the castle is state-owned and operates as a 4-star hotel. At Ballynahinch we can take a short walk along the river, stroll through the ground floor of the castle and enjoy a pint on the terrace overlooking the river. On the way back to Galway we can stop for dinner in one of the pubs along the way, as you wish. Price per car.
Full refund if you cancel up to 24 hrs before the experience start time in he local time zone. No refunds will be given after that time period.