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

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
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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
US$ 35.53
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.

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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1 - 5 of 53 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beautiful day roaming through the mountains and waterscapes of Connemara.

Excellent early July 2018 day-long bus tour with John Lydon--a masterful bus driver and very friendly Connemara man filled with facts and humorous observations about the sights along the way. He was so cute counting all our heads over and over again as we all...More

Thank leklekblue
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Absolutely breathtaking scenery

Me and my partner choose Galway tour company for our trip to Connemara and kylemore abby. First of all, the overall experience was absolutely brilliant. Our tour guy, Mike, is an absolute legend and gem to the company. The one man band told jokes, stories,...More

Thank Jordan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beautiful and good value

Connemara is breathtaking and worth the day trip. Kylemore Abbey and Cong worth the visits as well. Good value for $30.

2  Thank nisangabbay
GTCCustomerService, Guest Relations Manager at Galway Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello nisangabbay, Thanks for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed the tour so much, All of the stops are absolutely spectacular and the Abbey is for sure one of the most beautiful sites in the West of Ireland, All the Best, The GTC Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Galway Tour Company with John the Red head driver

Lol We lovvvvved John journey and manner. Thank you for the unusual fun trip. He is nice and got happy soul. We didn't feel the time pass with him. 2/7/2018 Monday 💗

Thank Hend N
GTCCustomerService, Guest Relations Manager at Galway Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Hend N, Thanks for your feedback on our tour, We are happy you enjoyed the day with John! Thanks again, The GTC Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
2 Tours, 2 Amazing Days!

Wow, what an experience we had over two days with the Galway Tour Company. My sister and I wanted to explore the West and decided to do the Ciffs of Moher & Aran Islands Cruise Tour and the Connemara & Kylemore Abbey Day Tour with...More

4  Thank Charlotte_Tuohy
GTCCustomerService, Guest Relations Manager at Galway Tour Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello worldtravelgirl888, Thanks for your fantastic review! John and Mike are delighted to know you had such a great day travelling with them and we are happy to be part of good memories from your trip to Ireland! All the Best, The GTC Team

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908happy
18 July 2018|
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Response from Claire D | Reviewed this property |
There’s an entrance fee to the gardens at Kylemore abbey and for the shuttle bus up to the gardens. You can enter kylemore abbey free but you can only view some rooms. There are no costs on the rest of the tours.
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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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