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Loch Na Fooey, Ireland

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From Galway: Connemara and Cong Full-Day Tour

1. From Galway: Connemara and Cong Full-Day Tour

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. 

From Galway: Electric Fat Bike Connemara Private Tour

2. From Galway: Electric Fat Bike Connemara Private Tour

During your time in Galway, take the opportunity to discover the natural beauty of Connemara on a day trip to some of the region's top sights. Explore the area on an electric fat bike and admire the diverse landscapes on a private guided excursion with roundtrip transportation from Galway city. Begin with pickup from your accommodation in Galway city and travel toward the heart of Connemara. Before you begin the ride there will be a detailed demonstration and time for you to get familiar with your electric fat bike. Set off and make your way along the coastal route to Roundstone, one of the prettiest villages in Connemara. Make a stop at Ballynahinch Castle and take a stroll around this stunning location. Continue on toward the white sand and turquoise waters of Dogs Bay. Enjoy the scenery of the tranquil bog and perhaps explore the coastal loop at Cashel as well. Cycle along ‘The Western Way’ to the village of Leenane and admire views over Ireland's only fjord. Located at the end of the famous Killary Fjord, stretch your legs once you arrive at the village. If you wish, sit back and relax onboard the Connemara Lady on a Killary Fjord cruise (at your own expense). Make your way to Loch Na Fooey, a freshwater lake surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Joyce Country. Here, there's also the chance to experience a sheepdog demonstration (at your own expense). Stop for a break at the roadside picnic area beside Lough Mask. The bog road from the village of Clonbur provides amazing views over the mighty Lough Corrib and the Maumturk Mountains. At the end of the ride, you will be dropped back at your accommodation in Galway.

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4.7 / 5

based on 671 reviews

I had the delight of having Ken as my tour guide and he was lovely! We made great time on this trip with lots of pit stops for photo ops. Unfortunately Kylemore Abbey was closed for when I had booked, but they were prepared and informed us that instead we would spend longer at the other stops and make an additional stop at the Ross Errilly Friary, which was still a memorable tour into the countryside. I would definitely book this again!

Very nice landscapes, i would highly recommend the tour! You will have the chance to take some amazing photos and discover Kylemore Abbey, a place you should not miss if you are in Galway.

I took the trip on 19 Feb 2023, The guide also the driver was so cute and fun, thanks for giving us an amazing experience. I also met a cute friend on my solo trip.

Our bus driver who also served as a guide was excellent. It was an amazing day and he outdid himself with his knowledge and openness to questions and discussions.

I loved the tour and the guide was superb. He was very knowledgeable, funny and stopped at certain points for photo opportunities. Would 100% recommend.