Connemara And Cong Village With Kylemore Abbey And Killary Fiord Tour From Dublin

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Overview

Visit the stunning land of Connemara with its mountains, lakes and unspoilt views. The romantic castle that is now Kylemore Abbey and the wildest of the beaten path routes through Lough NaFooey valley, Cong village and so much more. You will be taken on a journey not only by air-conditioned coach but by the stories and history, humor and passion that your guides have for this region.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Save on admission to selected attractions
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Editor's Pick

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Wave goodbye to Dublin as you depart for the Wild West on-board a shuttle service to the Wild West of Ireland! There will be a short break for coffee and an Irish breakfast roll along the way. Arrive in Galway and begin your fully guided tour of Connemara and Cong.

The first stop is Ross Errilly Friary, a hidden but atmospheric 14th century monastery, before continuing on to Cong Village. At Cong you can visit the ruins of the Old Abbey and take a walk through Cong Woods, wander the streets made famous by the Quiet Man movie or simply enjoy a coffee on the banks of Lough Corrib.

Depart Cong and enter the wild Connemara region through the hidden Lough Nafooey route, where you will experience the stark beauty of the valleys of Connemara before arriving at the Atlantic Ocean and the famed Killary Fjord.

Arrive at the magical Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens, there is an optional admission fee and discounted tickets can be purchased in cash from your driver. The admission includes guided walks, shuttle bus to the walled gardens and entrance to the castle and mausoleum. There is also a café and craft shop where you can purchase a hearty lunch or some homemade goodies.

Depart Kylemore for Galway through the scenic Inagh Valley, taking in Maam Cross and Oughterard. Return to New Coach Station in Galway at approximately 6pm. You will then depart Galway for Dublin on the express shuttle service, arrive back in Dublin at approximately 9pm.

Please note stops may not be in the order advertised due to restrictions on the route.
€8 admission fee to Kylemore Abbey and Walled Victorian Gardens is not included.

Inclusions for Connemara And Cong Village With Kylemore Abbey And Killary Fiord Tour From Dublin

  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board

Exclusions for Connemara And Cong Village With Kylemore Abbey And Killary Fiord Tour From Dublin

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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7 reviews by the users

  • A must do for anyone interested in the more traditional part of Ireland. Amazing landscape!

  • While I'm fine with long driving days, visitors departing from Dublin beware it's a three hour bus trip to Galway first might've been 2 if we didn't circle the city for an hour to pick up one more passenger, transfer to another bus, to drive for a further 2-3 hours. While there are a few short photo stops on the way, it was not worth the long drive, especially since Kylemore itself was partially covered in scaffolding not the fault of the tour itself of course. And on a personal note, I don't like being constantly fed with information. I like to sit back and visually enjoy the scenery. The driver/guide was an absolute goldmine and wealth of information and it appeals to many particularly for the older generation, but not for me. The transfer back to the bus to head to Dublin was painful in the sense the grumpy driver did not allow any toilet breaks despite asking him when I boarded.

  • Great guide, a lot of nice sightseeing nature green mountains and Atlantic shore and beaches

  • Great day in spite of the rain. Michael was a very entertaining driver. Great scenery.

  • Good tour.
    Drivers were curteous and helped to make sure we got to our connections in Galway

  • If I was reviewing the tour itself -- meaning where I jumped on the tour bus in Galway, saw the sights, and returned to Galway -- this would be a 5 star review no doubt. Our guide was incredibly informative and hilarious. He told us all the dos and donts and lots of anecdotes and jokes in between stops. Kylemore Abbey never disappoints this was my second time to see it and you get a solid two hours there. Just enough time to look around, take pics, eat a little lunch, and peruse the gift shop. The stops in Cong and the fjord were also a lot of fun.

    Where there was a little confusion was the shuttle service from Dublin to Galway. I wasn't completely aware that this was separate from the tour. I get on the bus with my mom, and no one really explained that we were getting on strictly a transportation service from point A to point B -- so we were a little unsure. All was good when we were transitioned to the tour bus in Galway, but arriving when we did, we were the last to get on, therefore we couldn't sit together. Not a huge deal, but worth mentioning. The biggest issue I had was returning to Galway. We were told to go to the bus station at a certain time but didn't have a ticket or a tour guide with us, so we weren't sure if we would have to pay or if we were getting on the right bus or not.

    All ended well -- we made it. But the confusion was unsettling for a bit.

  • The way before our tour finally started has been a bit exhausting and all in all not well planed, but the tour itself has been amazing.
    Our tour guide Michael told us a lot about the area, stories about the families and the names. He was a lovely and funny tour guide and got us safely back to Galway.
    We can recommend this tour

USD 58.15