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Gorgeous relaxing train ride west to the opposite shoreline. Nicely organized by the tour group. A bus ride through the landscape with the driver giving history, and information. Loved it all.
I had a blast - 3 hours' train across gorgeous green countryside, then a coach tour of Connemara with Darren of Lally Tours - very personable and knowledgeable about Irish history and culture. I look forward to more tours of this kind on my next visit!
Louis N Canada
Well, I absolutely loved this tour. Everything went extremely smoothly from the early rail trip to Galway to the return to Dublin in the evening. The tour guides were phenomenal Jim O'Keefe, Peter, and the stupendous driver of the coach, Martin. The guides had lots of interesting information to impart and struck a perfect balance of humour, information, and silence. Well done! The scenery was breathtaking. Quite unbelievable. I strongly recommend this tour...it very much surpassed my expectations!
An absolutely breathtaking, beautiful tour. Don't miss this picture book destination! Thank you!!!
Ruth and Robert Australia
All aspects of the trip were marvellous. A great day out in beautiful Ireland.
A unique and really unforgettable experience!!! Really wish to stay there... Well done to the tour leader and even to Liam the train assistant who was such an interesting person to meet being so informative and nice!!
the tour was wonderful amazing views great tour guide would recommend it to all
Very good trip. It's a long day, but worth it. Kylemore Abbey is spectacular.
Our winter tour to Connemara and Galway Bay was terrific! Our train companion, Frank, was charming and informative. We were met at Galway station by the Coach and tour driver, whose wit and information was delightful. I'd recommend this tour to everyone!
Angela B USA
I loved it! Kylemore Abbey makes the entire tour! The tour operator is really organized. I never felt like I was lost or left on my own to figure things out. For a beautiful tour, definitely take this one!
This was an opportunity to see a large, green sweep of country side. It was SO worth the time! I would return and bring my family members with me.
Dean T Australia
Connemara is a beautiful place. The views were breathtaking. The bus driver and guide was very pleasant and funny. He made the long trip very enjoyable.
Joe D USA
Wonderful time, great and knowledgeable tour guide. Connemara is unbelievable. Everything went according to plan. Would recommend.
This was an excellent trip and well organized! The train was comfortable, which was just as well, as we had to get up very early to catch it! It was interesting to see the peat area and the Connemara goats with their little horns.
Stephen S Canada
It was a long day, but worth every moment to travel to the West Country and see the beautiful countryside of the "Real Ireland". We loved the small fishing villages, the black-faced sheep, and the Connemara ponies. Recommend it very highly!
Kylemore Abbey was beautiul, as well as the drive itself. The guide stopped as often as possible to allow us photo opportunities. But not enough time in Galway.
Chrystal V USA
The natural beauty of Connemara was just stunning. Our driver was a good natured fellow who knew a lot about the area. It was a nice sunny day, so the walk around Kylemore was great! They also have really good quiche at the Abbey.
Kathleen M United States of ...
This was the best tour though I would have liked it better with actual time in Galway. It did get a little confusing with the return trip because of the races. We had to take a bus and the drivers seemed very confused bout loading up the train orphans and it got tense especially in the rain. But otherwise the trip was very nice. Least amount of on and off hassles.
Fog, high winds, driving rain. It's what you expect in northwestern Ireland. Michael, our driver, kept apologizing for the weather, but it made for a great adventure. Wish we could have walked at Kylemore Abbey and seen the chapel and gardens, but it will be a reason to return .It was nice to have some pub time before boarding the train. Frank kept us engaged during the morning train ride and Big Brian created a party atmosphere on the way back to Dublin after dark, even guiding us to the appropriate public transportation back to our apartment. Overall, a day well spent.
This was a great trip from Dublin across the beautiful Ireland countryside to Connemara. It was a wonderful experience and our guides made the trip memorable. It was a great way to see the beauty and experience the flavor of Ireland if you are limited on time. We only had two days to spend in Ireland and this trip was definitely worth the effort.
Great Rail Trip: Bus ride was a little rough Good commentary Our driver/guide seemed reluctant to
talk too much and I would have happily heard more those things which were shared and explained were
Very organized and the guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The description said a photo stop at the Abbey but we were there for 2.5 hours.
Oh probably my favourite of all places and I have to go back some day. Abbey is beautiful and so much to do but time is extremely limited. I would suggest going on your own that way you can really appreciate this wonderful place. The food in the restaurant is not good buy make sure and buy the strawberry jam it is heavenly. The giftshop is the cheapest for a tourist destination.
Very well organised this trip by train and by coach which gives the opportunity to visit a strange and beautiful county
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