Dagstur til Connemara fra Galway: Kylemore Abbey og Ross Errilly Friary
Etter en guidet spasertur rundt ruinen går du tilbake til bussen for å kjøre den korte veien til landsbyen Cong, hvor Den tause mann med John Wayne ble spilt inn. Her får du ca. 45 minutter på egen hånd til å for eksempel gå i skuespillernes fotspor gjennom landsbyen, eller besøke Cong-skogen for å se Ashford Castle som ble bygget på 1200-tallet. Du kan også bare slappe av med en kaffe (for egen regning) ved bredden av Lough Corrib – Irlands største innsjø.
Sett kursen mot Connemara, og kjør rundt Loch Na Fooey – en uberørt bresjø – mens du nyter utsikten over den vakre landsbygda i regionen. Hør historier om livet i Connemara fra guiden, og lær mer om gamle irske tradisjoner og skikker som er bevart i gælisktalende Connemara den dag i dag.
Neste stopp er Kylemore Abbey – et majestetisk benediktinerkloster ved bredden av Lake Kylemore. Klosteret har en rik historie og ble etter sigende bygget som en romantisk gave på slutten av 1800-tallet. Senere ble det brukt som tilfluktssted for benediktinernonner som flyktet fra Belgia under første verdenskrig. Inngang til Kylemore Abbey er for egen regning, og du får to timer på egen hånd inne i klosteret. Spis lunsj (for egen regning), ta en spasertur rundt klosteret eller ta en titt på de viktorianske hagene.
På vei tilbake til Galway kjører du gjennom det fantastiske landskapet i landsbyen Inagh i Connemara, langs Maumturksfjellene og tilbake rundt Lough Carrib. Du er tilbake i Galway tidlig på kvelden.
- Lokal guide
- Kjøretøy med klimaanlegg
- Mat og Drikke
- Bekreftelse mottas ved bestillingstidspunktet
Kylemore Abbey was great. Gardens are beautiful and rooms inside are well done and well presented. The Friary was a fascinating added bonus!
I enjoyed the Castle, and the country side was beautiful. Ross Errily Friary was also interesting. Ok
Beautiful scenery, spectacular Abbey, and the Friary is awesome. Tour guide was good. I would recommend this tour.
This excursion was not what I really expected. Most of the trip was sitting in the bus. The Kylemore Abbey was beautiful and it would have been nice to have a little more time. The last stop at the ruin was amazing and a highlight of the trip. I would hope that the drive through the Connemara would be more informational and we would have the ability to take more photos.
John did an amazing job sharing much of the Irish history while traveling down and back to Kylemore Abbey. The grounds are extremely impressive. I wish we could have seen more rooms inside the Abbey but loved walking in and around the gothic church. We couldn't go to Ross Friary due to flooding which was disappointing but understandable. John's commentary was a wonderful addition to this trip and I would recommend it highly due to the countryside you see as well.
Wonderful day trip. Informative guide. Gorgeous scenery. Our pictures can't begin to show the natural beauty of this area. Just beautiful.
We had a wonderful time. Although our bus broke down and we were delayed an hour our driver made sure we still saw everything we were suppose to. The driver also ensured that a few of us that had committments that evening made it on time. Kylemore Abbey is so beautiful and the Ross Errilly friary was very impressive. Our driver was knowledgeable and made the trip very entertaining. I have been on a number of Viator tours and they have all been great.
Gorgeous scenery, fantastic and hilarious driver. Great value for money. A must-do. The West is best, yeeeeee-ha!
Michael, the tour guide and driver, cracked us up on the ride. very nice, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The tour was one of the best i've taken so far. It took us to great locations for a period of time and got us to know the Irish culture more.
this was a very good tour. I thought,m however, that there would be more to see at the Abby, but there really isn't much inside of it. the grounds, however, were spectacular. Our tour guide, Big Mike, was very funny and informative. He gave us plenty of time to get done what we needed to.
I loved the tour, the guide and our special singer In the bus . She was a student who was studying Irish and sang for us during the drive home
Great Tour!! We saw all that we wanted to see. The only issue was that we needed more time at Kylemore Abby. Maybe less time in the town of Cong. Also more time at the Friary.
Mike I think his last initial was D? was hilarious, and provided us a truly memorable and enjoyable experience. He was full of stories, and could talk the whole time without getting boring or making me feel like he was droning on. The scenery was amazing. Mike gave us plenty of time at each place, and gave us really good suggestions and instructions for every stop. Honestly, I would have given the tour only a 4 if it weren't for our tour guide!
To Good for the price, Driver were so professional, polite and knowledge of the tours topics Thanks
wonderful experience. well worth the time and cost.