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This tour was highly disappointing. The actual tour was different than what was advertised. The newly added "highlight" of the tour was a stop at Kylemore Abbey--which was little more than the proverbial tourist trap--and a waste of two hours. The first hour was spent standing on line with other tour bus tourists in a plain food cafeteria to have lunch. The proof of the pudding that this tour ws a complete bust was that it was the first tour I've ever taken where the tour guide did not ask people on the bus after everyone boarded how they enjoyed the tour!!!!! He knew the answer!!!!!
This was a waste of time and money. The brochure indicated we would lunch at Kylemore Abbey when in fact we only spent about 15 minutes there. We had lunch in a small pub and overwhelmed the staff. The bus driver spent more time talking with the tour guide instead of attending to the passengers. Nice train ride however the bus trip was a nightmare. We were late arriving back at train station and almost did not make the train back to Dublin. Wish we could have spent time in Galway. Don't make the same mistake and waste a precious day in this wonderful country!