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Even though it’s only seven miles long, Clifden’s Sky Road feels like a journey through all of Connemara and time. When driving this winding, rural road, views look down on the town of Clifden and its two iconic spires—which is a view you’re sure to see on any postcard of Western Ireland or Connemara. Behind the town are the 12 Bens hills, standing brown, rugged, and proud, and as the drive loops around away from town, views stretch out to the offshore islands and the open Atlantic Sea. Aside from the sweeping landscape views, ancient castles and historic mansions are around every bend in the road. At the 19th century Clifden Castle—built in a Gothic style—visitors can walk the dirt road that leads right up to the castle. Another stroll is up Memorial Hill and offers famous view of Clifden, and by turning uphill at the fork in the road, the drive climbs past the old Coast Guard station to 500 feet above sea level. There is a small parking lot near the road’s summit, where whitewashed cottages appear as flecks on the misty, wave battered coast. The Sky Road has often been called one of Ireland’s most scenic drives, and seeing as it’s just a short loop from Clifden, is an Irish road trip that any Connemara visitor with a car can enjoy.

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

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

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Embark on a thrilling road trip along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way on this full-day tour from Galway. Discover the natural wonders of Galway Bay and Connemara as you leave the tourist trail behind and journey along the coast. Admire views of Rosmuc, Derrygimlagh Bog and the Twelve Bens Mountains; visit the former residence of political leader Padraic Pearse; and stop for morning tea in Roundstone (not included). Finally, look out for wild Connemara ponies as you hike through Connemara National Park or pay a visit to the magnificent 19th-century Kylemore Abbey.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara and Kylemore Abbey

From Galway: Guided tour of Connemara and Kylemore Abbey

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Our unique Connemara Day Tour from Galway includes a 3 hour stop to explore and enjoy the majestic Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden at your leisure, while taking in all the highlights of Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Connemara Day Tour

Private Connemara Day Tour

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Explore the stunning and rugged scenery of Connemara in a privately chauffeured vehicle and take in some of the most spectacular scenic views in Ireland. Heading west from Galway city, the villages of Connemara will stretch out before you like a colorful road map of communities and hidden gems just waiting to be explored, from the bogs and lakes of the Gaelic speaking South Connemara to the mountain vistas of North and West Connemara. However, as dramatic and breathtaking as the landscape may be, all travelers know that memories and encounters are what make a journey unique and Connemara Chauffeurs will help make your visit to Connemara one that you will never forget.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Chauffeur Tours from Galway

Chauffeur Tours from Galway

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Your private chauffeur / guide will pick you up at an address within Galway city and at a time of your choosing. The two main tour routes from Galway are: The Cliffs of Moher and the Burren - site visit options outlined Connemara - site visit options outlined The tour lasts 8 hours from the pick up time and you can visit the sites of your choosing within those 8 hours. We can also organise tours to any location of your choosing from Galway. Your private chauffeur / guide will return you to an address within Galway city of your choosing at the end of the 8 hours.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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 2 Hour Self Guided Sunset Electric Biking the Sky Road

2 Hour Self Guided Sunset Electric Biking the Sky Road

Come sunset electric biking the famous Sky Road in Connemara as the sun slowly sets over the Atlantic Ocean. Named as 1 of the 10 most scenic routes to see in Ireland, this is an area of unique natural and rugged beauty and this peninsular is part of the Wild Atlantic Way driving route. Overlooking Clifden Bay to the South and Streamstown Bay to the North, this breath-taking 20km circular cycle route rises more than 150 metres above sea level and has spectacular panoramic views over the Connemara countryside, Atlantic Ocean, Clifden town, the islands of Inishturk, Turbot, Inishbofin and the majestic Twelve Bens mountain range. Starting in the colourful market town of Clifden, cycle out west and see the ruins of Clifden Castle, former home of John D’Arcy who founded the town. At the highest point on the Sky Road there is a car park and viewing area with plenty of room to park and take photographs. Cyclists then follow the coastline of the tranquil Streamstown Bay back towards Clifden.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Shore Excursion: Self-Guided Wild Atlantic Way Biking Tour from Clifden

Shore Excursion: Self-Guided Wild Atlantic Way Biking Tour from Clifden

Go on a self-guided adventure around Ireland’s famous Wild Atlantic Way from Clifden with this tour that includes bike and helmet rental, as well as maps to help you stay on the right path. Take off from Clifden, and choose from a variety of biking routes to see what you’d like to most. You could see the landing site of the first trans-Atlantic flight, the former castle of the pirate queen, Grace O’Malley, the charming fishing village of Cleggan, or Clifden Castle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private Half Day Tour To Connemara

Private Half Day Tour To Connemara

Explore the stunning and rugged scenery of Connemara in a privately chauffeured vehicle and take in some of the most spectacular scenic views in Ireland. Heading west from Galway city, the villages of Connemara will stretch out before you like a colorful road map of communities and hidden gems just waiting to be explored, from the bogs and lakes of the Gaelic speaking South Connemara to the mountain vistas of North and West Connemara. However, as dramatic and breathtaking as the landscape may be, all travelers know that memories and encounters are what make a journey unique and Connemara Chauffeurs will help make your visit to Connemara one that you will never forget.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Sky Road tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Sky Road can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 7 Sky Road tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Sky Road 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sky Road costs USD 32.88. Guided Sky Road tours start around USD 32.88 per person. See all 7 Sky Road tickets and tours on Viator.
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