Connemara & Cong Tour with 2 hours in Kylemore Abbey and Gardens
Escape the tourist trail and see Connemara, the real hidden Ireland with Dublin Tour Company. Board our Shuttle Coach departing Dublin at 7am DAILY* from the Discover Ireland Centre, O’Connell Street (beside the Savoy Cinema)
06:50 Board coach at Discover Ireland Centre on O’Connell St. (near the Savoy Cinema)
07:00 Wave goodbye to Dublin as we depart for the Wild West!
10:00 Arrive in Galway and begin your fully guided tour of Connemara & Cong. The first stop is Ross Errily Friary, a hidden but atmospheric 14th century monastery, before continuing on to Cong Village.
11:15 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.
11:45 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 (for hostellers there is an option to hop-off at the Connemara Hostel).
14:00 Arrive at the magical Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens. There is an optional admission fee and discounted tickets can be purchased in cash from your driver 2017 discounted price is €8. Admission includes guided walks, shuttle bus to the walled gardens and entrance to the castle and mausoleum. There is also a café where you can purchase a hearty lunch or some homemade goodies!
16:00 Depart Kylemore for Galway through the scenic Inagh Valley, taking in Maam Cross and Oughterard.
18:00 Return to Galway Coach Station, Galway.
18:15 Depart Galway for Dublin (Express Shuttle Service).
21:00 Arrive in Dublin City. The drop-off point is Bachelor’s Walk (near O’Connell St.)
N.B. All times approximate because we might get stuck at Leprechaun Crossings…
After visiting many amazing and ancient sites on your tour, you will return to Galway at approx. 6:00pm and then onwards to Dublin aboard our Shuttle Bus. (You will arrive full of stories, happy memories and enviable photos, in Dublin City at 9.00pm approx.)
Ticket Price Includes: Dublin-Galway Return Coach & a Fully Guided Coach Tour of Connemara with lots of stops and lots of time off the coach to explore. Comfort, Quality, Fun and Adventures – All in One Ticket! ( No extra charge if you happen to catch a fairy, find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow or have a full day of sunshine! The first two have been known to happen from time to time; we’re still waiting for the third…)
Day Return: € 55 (Adult), € 50 (Student/Senior)
Open Return: € 60 (Adult), € 55 (Student/Senior) * Valid only on date chosen when booking.
One-Way Ticket: € 45 (Adult), € 40 (Student/Senior) * Tour ends in Galway
Child: € 35
GUARANTEED DEPARTURES ! This tour operates All Year (Except the 17th of March and the 24th, 25th & 26th December and the 1st of January)
This tour has consistently rated as No. 1 Tour out of Galway from 2007 to 2017 on Tripadvisor.com and is our No.1 recommendation.