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Most of us visited Connemara National Park while a few of us went to Kylemore Abbey. We were given the opportunity to hike up to the summit of Diamond Hill. Not a very steep climb nor muddy but wet in some places. For those who went to Connemara, they did have the opportunity to see Kylemore Abbey for a photo stop. I have done Kylemore Abbey before but never the national park.
It is the perfect excursion if you don't want to rush and have a day in the nature. There are several stops in fisher villages and interesting places with very nice views. After this you can spend a couple of hours in Connemara National Park which is enough for a nice walk up to the peak.
The guide guy was very quiet and gave us nice advises and good history review.
The landscape you see on this tour is stunning, I would highly recommend. I would have liked a few more places to stop but I understand we were on a time schedule so just keep that in mind. Our driver was very pleasant and did a good job. Kylemore Abbey is under going some renovations so you won't get a perfect picture but it's still beautiful.
Great tour and our guide was very nice, knowledgeable and informative about the the history and the area. Beautiful scenery and he even showed us where and how peat was obtained! We got to see the crazy sheep and lots of ponies. The Abby was beautiful but be aware the outside is under restoration so half is covered in scaffolding but still a very beautiful place. The country side was beautifu!!! Well worth the trip and it was nice not to have to drive and just observe the scenery.
What a beautiful part of the world! This was a wonderful tour captained by a charming and friendly tour guide.
Amazing Tour with our guide Damian ! The funny comments and information made the tour really interesting and the time in the bus went faster than we sought it would :
This tour was wonderful. The mood of the day was set by our fun, friendly and informative driver Pat Fahey. There were only a few of us so the bus was small and it was a more personal experience for everyone. I've been to Connemara previously and taken other tours. However, I was traveling with a niece who was a first-time visitor to Ireland and booked this company. I'm very pleased I did and would definitely recommend this tour company. All stops were well planned including stops for photo-ops, to shop and to have an Irish coffee!. We saw much of Connemara with frequent explanations about its history, political figures, customs, charming towns, and gorgeous countryside. The stop at Kylemore Abbey was a bonus! The bus was clean and comfortable, the price was extremely reasonable, and the overall experience was excellent!
Hands down my favorite day in Ireland. Our tour guide Patrick was lovely and knowledgeable. I learned so much about the area and Ireland as a whole. He was also great about stopping for beautiful photo opps. We got to spend a good amount of time at Diamond Hill and Kylemore Abbey.
Couldn't have imagined a better tour! There were only 9 people taking part, so we got on a small bus and were able to explore some smaller roads to which normal busses would not get at all. Pat was such an amazing tour guide, providing very interesting information. He made it possible to stop whereever one of us wanted to stop. I took part in lots of tours and I must say this one was one of the best! I would go for this one ever and ever again :-
Il tour è stato molto bello e rilassante. L'autista, Martin, è stato davvero professionale, esauriente e disponibile ha anche fatto una piccola deviazione per accontentare la curiosità dei nostri compagni di viaggio - e ne è valsa la pena, visto il panorama!, anche a scattarci le foto ricordo in realtà ha persino aiutato altre persone che non erano nel tour, davvero un tipo cordiale e gentile! Abbiamo avuto la possibilità di fare il tour anche se ci siamo trovati ad essere solo quattro iscritti.
An excellent trip from Galway.The visit to Kylemore Abbey was one of the highlights of my 8 day stay in Ireland. The gardens were stunning. The driver was very informative and explained all about Connemara.
It was a wonderful tour. Such a beautiful area. Our driver was excellent and the bus was comfortable. Would highly recommend.
Just a rainy foggy day but enjoyed our trip to Kylemore Abbey and beautiful gardens. Our tour guide Mike was so knowledgeable.
Pat was best tour guide. Great experience from beginning. Got picked up from hotel and tour was very small and personable in a mini van. Pat was very informative and open to our trip. You can tell he reaaly enjoyed his job and it was important that we had a great experience. He showed us secret places and suggestions and we didn't feel rushed like on other tours. Thanks Pat for giving us a memorable experience!!1 Alli and Sheryl
it was beautiful. the guide was well informed. Only thing keeping the trip from 5 stars was the waiting time after we were picked up at out BnB.
Two hours in the park was to little to have time to really enjoy the view while climbing the mountain, but apart from that the tour was great.
The tour guide was fantastic Flan, I think. He was happy to stop any time we wanted to take photos and even stopped to let us pat a Connemara pony at one point. Most of the tour is driving around admiring the breathtaking scenery. You also have the choice of walking up Diamond Hill in the National Park or visiting Kylemore Abbey for 2 hours. I chose the former, which was well worth the walk. The views were amazing. Afterwards, we were still given 20 minutes at Kylemore Abbey, which was plenty of time to see it's exterior. The only negative of the tour was that we didn't actually stop at Pearse's cottage we drove past because there is construction there at the moment.
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