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

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Overview
Discover the dramatic beauty of Connemara with its rugged wilderness, welcoming locals and historic treasures, on this full-day trip from Galway city. Traveling with an expert guide, your tour visits Ross Errilly Friary, pretty Cong village and must-see Kylemore Abbey. Spend time at leisure in these Irish gems and enjoy stunning scenery in between each visit.
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H91 CX90
Galway, Co. Galway, H91 CX90, IrelandDeparture 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
    Lough Corrib
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 3
    Ross Errily Friary
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 4
    Killary Fjord
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    Cong
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
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
Departure Time
10:00 AM
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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The Galway tour company is so amazing. We had the drivers Willy, Paul and John and they were all so great and knowledgeable. They took us throughout galway, Kilkenny and Killarney and to dublin. They take you to the places that would be nearly impossible to get to without them.
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I had a wonderful daytour from Galway to Connemara, visiting the beautiful Irish countryside. P.J. was our driver, a very experienced driver, and with a great sense of humor, which made the trip very funny too. In fact, the bus was a bit too large for the narrow roads, but in
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I'm a French visiting (erasmus) student in Galway, and I wanted to take my friend to the Connemara. We were supposed to go there with bus eireann and hike but the weather was bad (the day after the tempest) so as I had promised I would take her there I booked a tour. I thought
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My friend and I were looking for a tour because she came to visit Galway just for 2 days so we decided to took this one and it was the best thing we could do. Paul was our bus driver, he's so nice and smart, he was the hole trip saying us what we were watching and he knows a lot
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The places and landscapes are amazing, the price is fair and we were left enough time to visit each place. Our driver and guide, Mike D, was just the best driver and entertainer! He really has a talent for telling stories and dealing with people. He also informed us about every
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By: Galway Tour Company
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karlicasler
30
Study Abroad All Around Ireland
Galway tour company was amazing amazing! The tour guides were so informational and kind. They brought us
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Abisaria
20
Abroad trip with the Galway tour company
The Galway tour company is so amazing. We had the drivers Willy, Paul and John and they were all so great and
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jpdk
Vejle, Denmark
22578
Great tour in the beautiful Irish countryside
I had a wonderful daytour from Galway to Connemara, visiting the beautiful Irish countryside. P.J. was our driver,
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761delaneym
New York
33
Great day trip
Had a great day exploring the cliffs and surrounding scenery. Gary was a great guide and gave good information.
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haleyness21
Wildomar, California
40
Very scenic, and great guide
The tour itself was great. You got to see beautiful Irish country side, a guided walking tour around Galway,
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84taylort
20
A wonderful day trip
Myself and a friend decided to take a quick day trip from Galway. The real treasure of the trip was our guide
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anameester
Toulouse, France
2410
Perfect day
I'm a French visiting (erasmus) student in Galway, and I wanted to take my friend to the Connemara. We were
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L569VCjorgeo
21
Great experience!
My friend and I were looking for a tour because she came to visit Galway just for 2 days so we decided to took
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USADIF
County Cork, Ireland
81
No compliant
We went to Aran and the cliffs of moher abd had a good time. Comfortable bus woth good informational driver.
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AnastasiyaBurton
10
Miss
We really enjoyed our trip to the Cliffs the journey was pleasant and our bus driver and guide Richie was very
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Dg061
10
Ken was Great!
I had a great experience with this tour. Kylemore Abbey was spectacular and very worth the drive. Ken was
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HayleyB2005
10
Cliffs of Moher day trip from Galway
Great trip. JB was a fantastic guide with lots of local knowledge. There was plenty of time to discover the cliffs
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amycampbell97
Falmouth, United Kingdom
82
Scenic day trip
Me and my sister really enjoyed our day trip today. Paddy was absolutely lovely, full of so much information and
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maggiebI1704GA
30
Half day Cliffs Tour
This tour was absolutely fantastic! The station was easy to navigate and we left right on time. The bus was
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leef919
10
Cliffs of Moher and Doolin Village
Thank you very much to Richie who was an excellent commentator and the driver. We learned a lot today about
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