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Galway Tour Company
Ranked #10 of 66 Tours in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Galway Tour Company, Galway's favourite Tour Company offering the No.1 rated tours to The Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, Connemara and Cong with Kylemore Abbey and Trips to The Aran Islands. Offering you the most passionate and fun tours with Local Guides who are loaded with stories, history, and folklore. There is no better option for exploring the West of Ireland.
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Took a coach tour to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. As an native of Ireland who is allergic to shopping!!! I decided to take this trip was collected at my hotel at 9am and returned back at 6-30pm. It was a superb trip and I was very proud to be Irish the only one on the coach by the way. Mick our driver and tour guide was great and kept us intertained for the whole day. Cant wait to take another tour with this company when I return to the west again.

1  Thank christina g m
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Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I took the bus from Dublin to Galway for the Cliffs of Moher tour. We were too nervous to rent a car and try and drive on the other side of the road so we booked the tour to get us around. Such a great way to see the country side of Ireland that we wouldn't have been able to! We had a beautiful day at the cliffs and then planned to stay a night in Galway. Once we arrived back at the bus station our driver offered to drive us directly to our B and B! So nice and convenient for us. Overall, we had a great day and loved the tour!

1  Thank MollyJ9
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

We took the tour with Galway Tour Company that went to Connemara, Cong and Kylemore Abby. The tour stopped at the Ross Errily Friary, and that was a very meaningful experience. It was awe inspiring to see the way they lived, and all the relics and engraved stones. We continued on to Kylemore Abby.Kylemore Abbey was enjoyable and beautiful. I especially loved the garden. Our driver Michael O'Malley was very informative and hilarious. He made the somewhat uncomfortable bus more enjoyable. I would, however, recommend the tour company offer a trip that spends more time at the Abbey. If given a choice I would take another tour with Galway Tour Co, especially if Michael O'Malley was my driver.

Thank Lynn R
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

While visiting Galway, we took two tours with the Galway Tour Company in two days. There is a small discount if you do. There was a big difference between the two tours. The first tour was to the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher and was just average. I've read other people's reviews that their drivers were entertaining and/or funny but ours was not. Maybe he was having an "off" day. Also, we thought we were going to spend 2 hours at the Cliffs but we only spent 1.5 hours. On the brochure in smaller print, it does say that if lunch is eaten somewhere other than at the Cliffs then only 1.5 hours will be spent at the Cliffs. The driver decided to stop somewhere else. We did not have any say as to whether we wanted to eat lunch in the little village or eat at the cliffs. We would have much rather had a snack at the Cliffs and an extra half of an hour to spend there. Cliffs were stunning. The bus also was uncomfortably warm. It seemed like it took a very long time to load and unload everyone at all of the stops we made. Maybe no one was eager to get back on the hot bus.

After our first's day's experience, we were not looking forward to our second tour - this one to Connemara and Kylemore Abbey. But we were very pleasantly surprised! For this tour we had Michael as our driver. Michael was very witty and entertaining and kept the tour moving. We thoroughly enjoyed his jokes and learned so much from his interesting commentary. Kylemore Abbey has a beautiful setting with its gorgeous gardens and church. The day we were there it was extremely windy and there were white caps on the lake. The entrance fee is not included in the tour, but the fee is discounted because you're part of Michael's group. Connemara National Park was so vast and beautiful. We really enjoyed seeing all the pretty lakes, mountains, and so many sheep. We also stopped and walked around the charming village of Cong. Michael's warm, friendly personality and great sense of humor made the day fly by. We saw so many interesting sights and learned so much. Michael and his tour were excellent!

1  Thank Hulagirl74
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Mike was exceptional. He was knowledgeable, experienced, and had a delectable sense of humour. Thank you, Mike!

Thank Amanda H
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