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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errily Friary provided by Galway Tour Company

Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errily Friary

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Overview
Take the pain out of exploring Connemara on this full-day coach tour. The cunning route takes in some of the region’s most scenic mountains, lakes, and valleys with stops at medieval Ross Errilly Friary, Victorian Kylemore Abbey, and the charming village of Cong. Perfect for lovers of architecture and landscape, your local guide explains everything you see.
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  • You'll start at
    H91 CX90
    Galway, Co. Galway, H91 CX90, Ireland
    Departure Point: Galway Coach Station  Address: Galway Coach Station Fairgreen Road Galway 10am Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm
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    Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Ross Errily Friary
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Killary Fjord
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Cong
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    H91 CX90
    Galway, Co. Galway, H91 CX90, Ireland
    Departure Point: Galway Coach Station  Address: Galway Coach Station Fairgreen Road Galway 10am Return point: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6pm
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Highlights
  • Explore historic Connemara without the hassle or expense of renting a car
  • Discover ancient religious monuments with the help of a local guide
  • Visit Ross Errilly Friary, Kylemore Abbey, and Cong village
  • See Lough Corrib, Loch Na Fooey, Inagh Valley, and Maumturk Mountains
What to Expect
Board your bus at Galway Coach Station and head out into the Irish countryside. Your first stop is the medieval tombs and serene cloisters of ancient Ross Errilly Friary. Next, explore the cobbled streets of quaint Cong village on the banks of Lough Corrib, and perhaps take the time to look at 13th-century Ashford Castle, now a hotel. As you cross the border into County Connemara and travel around glacier lake Loch Na Fooey, your guide shares rich tales of Irish culture and traditions. Admire Kylemore Abbey, a spectacular lakeside edifice built during Victorian times, before returning to Galway by way of the Inagh Valley and Maumturk Mountains. Bid your guide farewell at the station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Galway, Co. Galway, H91 CX90, Ireland
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional Local Driver/Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance Fee to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
  • Entry/Admission - Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ciara2010 wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
A fantastic experience which lasted the whole day. We were given a comprehensive overview of Connemara, its landscape, people, folklore, architecture etc. Well worth doing.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Roohana w wrote a review Aug 2020
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It was great and worth paying for that trip. Had a great time. I would like to say special thanks to our bus driver Richie, was superb very kind and cooperative. It was fun to travel with hom and i must appreciate his driving skills, outstanding 👌 👏 job Richie.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Kristin H wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a wonderful time with our driver Mike! He knows the right stories to tell and has great Humor! Mike was really helpful with other Problems and made our day really enjoyable. As for the Tour on itself - great trip trough the nice landscape of Connemara. Kylemore abbey is
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jaynee V wrote a review Mar 2020
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Despite the howling winds and extreme dampness, my day on the Connemara tour was nothing short of delightful. Michael O’Malley (sp?) is a lovely guy.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Melissa_W_TN wrote a review Mar 2020
Knoxville, Tennessee82 contributions60 helpful votes
Wow! The scenery and the lucky break in weather made for a beautiful day touring this lovely part of the country. Michael was a fabulous tour guide and kept us entertained with a lot of history, stories, and humor. Connemara has a lot to offer. Everyone should take a day tour
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About the operator

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By: Galway Tour Company
tanjamattila
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A bit badly organised tour that did not follow the tour description displayed on their website
We booked Cliffs of Moher & Burren tour. The cliffs were awesome and our driver John was really great, but the tour
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Anpcanella
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Great craic
We couldn’t recommend this tour enough! We got our tickets through Viatour with no issues. The tour guide, Richie i
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434rutap
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Today we have amazing trip to Cliffs and Aran islands the bus driver was Jhon wath a positive and funy young man
Bus tour was buy Jhon driver amazing funny time very informative bus brand new ...very comfort and clean all covid
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rainiermt
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The day started earlier than expected which was good. Funny commentaries by our coach driver/guide John. Great tour!
Early start for the day as we left at 955. Our guide John was very friendly and informative. He also arranged a sid
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C8992NKmicheller
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Day trip
Had a amazing day thanks so much you our tour guide and driver John on amazing at you job will definitely be back
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GFGAV
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Enjoyable sightseeing the Wild Atlantic Way
Such an enjoyable day experiencing the sights of the Wild Atlantic Way - each location stop was perfectly timed - t
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daragho38
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Had great fun. Long day but worth it all the same. Our tour guide, John was excellent. Really made the worth it’s w
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ConnieC2451
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The raw beauty of the Cliffs of Moher
Excellent routes are chosen to see the very best of the area. To get the full experience-appreciate the cliffs from
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namratabasu
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Excellent and very well organized
We took the Cliffs and Aran Islands cruise trip. Our driver and tour guide "red head John" (he prefers this name I
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r_is_nj2020
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100% recommend!
I loved that we had lots of time to spend at our destinations. Our guide Richie took great care of us making sure w
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Jonathan B
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A day trip filled with memories for a lifetime
We bought our tickets for this day tour online directly from the Galway Tour Company's website. The day tour was a
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gabriellebeedle
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Favorite stop
This was our favorite part of the trip!! Our tour guide took us in the reverse route so we would beat the line for
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Melissa_W_TN
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A must do day tour
Seeing the Cliffs of Moher was my main bucket list item for visiting Galway but I loved all the additional stops al
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forsman3
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Connemara Day Trip: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errily Friary
Spent the day with Mike on the bus touring the Abbey and Friary. We thoroughly enjoyed his commentary on the ride
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Jessica D
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Great day trip - not to be missed!
I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this trip. Our guide, Gary, was knowledgeable and welcoming and made the most
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  • Duration: 10h
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