Tour Code: 5750P5
Duration: 14 hours
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.
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.