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From Galway: Connemara and Cong Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Galway Tour Company

From Galway: Connemara and Cong Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Galway Tour Company
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Likely to sell out

From US$ 36.48 per person

This tour of Connemara and Cong departs from Galway City and features visits to the lovely village of Cong, Killary Fjord, romantic Kylemore Abbey, and other places along the way. Stop at Lough Nafooey as well - home to Ireland’s own lake monster!

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Cong Abbey, a magnificent Augustinian Abbey dating back to the early 12th century
  • Explore the village of Cong on the shore of Lough Corrib
  • See Lough Nafooey, known as the most haunted lake in Ireland, with its own lake monster
  • Marvel at the beauty of Kylemore Abbey, the most photographed castle in Ireland
Full description

Experience the wild beauty of Ireland on this full-day tour of Connemara from Galway. Visit Cong Village, which was featured in the classic "The Quiet Man" and Kylemore Abbey.

First, stop at Cong Abbey, an Augustinian Abbey dating back to the early 12th century and one of the best examples of medieval ecclesiastical architecture. 

Enter Cong Village and explore Cong Woods, stroll around the village that was in the 1950s classic movie, ‘The Quiet Man,’ or feed the ducks on the edge of Lough Corrib - the Republic of Ireland's largest lake. Admire Connemara's hidden valleys upon entering on the Lough Nafooey route. 

Continue to Kylemore Abbey and enjoy a lunch break. Entrance into Kylemore Abbey and Gardens is not included in the tour price (purchase discounted entrance tickets from your driver on the day of the tour). 

Leaving Kylemore in the late afternoon, drive through Inagh Valley, Maam Cross, and Oughterard. Complete the circuit of Lough Corrib before arriving home to Galway City. 

Includes
  • Driver/guide
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance Fee to the Kylemore Abbey and Gardens
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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Meet your driver/guide at Kinlay Hostel Galway.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 558 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The tour itself was fine, the driver Ken gave us some very valuable information. This allowed us to save time and see more than we might have had otherwise! Only one issue which a few other people and myself had was that the temperature inside the bus was too warm, and made me feel query since iam prone to motion sickness. This was addressed by Ken and the rest of my trip was enjoyable!

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June 22, 2022

It was an amazing experience. Mike D is great. He made everything possible so we have an unforgettable time. The tour itself brings you to places with the most breathtaking views. Apart from the views we also enjoyed our history lesson in a very fun and entertaining way. Thank you!

March 6, 2022

the tour is well articulated with various scenic stops. at this moment it is not possible to visit the Abbey but still it fills up well the same time. recommended even if the weather is bad unlike the cliff tour which would be unlivable. the guide Mike is great, knowledgeable and knowledgeable of local stories. pity you only speak strict English, so you need to know it well to understand everything. tour also suitable for children and comfortable.

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February 15, 2022

Product ID: 11350