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From Galway: Connemara & Cong Full-Day Tour

From Galway: Connemara & Cong Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Galway Tour Company
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From US$ 36.42 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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  • 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
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Explore hidden Ireland on this full-day tour from Galway. Experience a magical day in the typical Irish countryside and hear the many legends from killer sheep to lake monsters.

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 2-hour sightseeing. 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. 

  • Failte Ireland-approved driver/guide
  • Modern coach with air conditioning
  • Entrance Fee to the Kylemore Abbey and Gardens
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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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4.7 /5

based on 517 reviews

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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 sights were just breathtaking and our tour guide, Mike, was incredibly knowledgeable and funny, and had so many stories to share on the history of the places we saw but also more generally about Ireland. It was absolutely fantastic. Would definitely recommend to anyone who’s in the Galway area!

December 4, 2021

Even though the weather for our tour day included significant rain, our driver and guide, Mike, more than made up for that disappointment. We still felt our investment in our time and money for the day was well worth it. For those fortunate enough to a "blue sky and white clouds" day, you will be super thrilled with the day tour of the Connemara and Cong.

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October 16, 2021

Product ID: 11350