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

From US$35.90
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  • Explore historic Connemara without the hassle or expense of hiring a car
  • Discover ancient religious monuments with the help of a local guide
  • Visit Ross Errilly Friary, Kylemore Abbey, and Cong village
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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary
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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly 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 will explain everything you see.

What to Expect

Board your luxury coach 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 luxury hotel.

As you cross the border into County Connemara and travel around glacier lake Loch Na Fooey, your local guide will tell 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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Reviewed 2 days ago
Great Day at Connemara, Kylemore, and Cong!

Everything about our Galway Tour Company trip to Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, and Cong was a lot of fun. Our tour guide (Mike D) was great; he was a very safe driver and gave very interesting commentary about the history of the region such that I...More

Thank 5678Cooper
Reviewed 4 days ago
Fantastic tour with a history lesson to boot ...!

Had the pleasure of experiencing this tour with an awesome driver and historian, Damien. Learned more on this trip of the English, cyclists and how to impress the ladies at the pub than all my years in school. His superb driving was surpassed only by...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Tour ride to a love story

Our bus driver also narrated the tour. The bus was clean and modern (a previous tour elsewhere left a lot to be desired with the condition of the bus). Our guide was an excellent driver. His tour was a little monotone. I think we had...More

Thank Jessica M
GTCCustomerService, Guest Relations Manager at Galway Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Jessica M, Thanks for your review, We are glad you had a nice time travelling around and that you enjoyed the Connemara region and the Kylemore Abbey so much, All the Best, The GTC Team

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice bus tour!

After a few days of walking around I was glad to hop on a bus. Our driver, Damien, was really nice and funny and told us a lot of interesting things about Irish history. There were quite a few stops between Kylemore Abbey, Cong and...More

Thank Barbara L
GTCCustomerService, Guest Relations Manager at Galway Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Barbara L, Thanks for taking the time to write your review, We are glad you had a nice day travelling with us and you got to enjoy the beautiful sites of Connemara, Damien will be happy to know you had a good time Thanks...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best Way to Spend a Day in Galway (Area)

Absolutely FANTASTIC! PJ was a very knowledgeable and funny guide. He kept the entire trip interesting, and you could tell that he genuinely loved his job and the area. He made the scenery and sights really come to life with the stories he told. I...More

Thank Abby T
GTCCustomerService, Guest Relations Manager at Galway Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Abby T Thanks for taking the time to write a review, PJ will be happy to know you had a great day with his tour, he really is an excellent guide and we all are delighted you enjoyed touring with us! All the Best,...More

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Frank E
24 April 2018|
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Response from Blake D | Reviewed this property |
Ours did believe it or not but it can only be used when the bus is stopped. The first leg is a little long so use the restroom at the bus terminal.
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Barb B
11 April 2018|
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Response from Claire D | Reviewed this property |
It’s a big bus so would carry 52 people or so. No hiking but you can walk around the gardens at Kylemore abbey there is s charge for this and also you can walk up to the church and areas at Kylemore abbey. The bus driver... More
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