Board the Dublin/Galway Tour Company Shuttle Bus departing DAILY from outside Applegreen, Arcadia Retail Park, Coosan Rd, Athlone at 08:40am. Make a short coach trip to Galway in time for the 10am departure of the Connemara & Cong Tour.
Enjoy the jewel of the Emerald Isle, Connemara, while being regaled by the finest local guides in Ireland. Visit Cong Village and Kylemore Abbey amongst the many stops and jaw dropping views along the way.
Having completed your tour you return to the Galway Coach Station at approx 6.00pm. Your ticket allows you to board the Athlone Tour Company’s 6:30pm Shuttle Bus (arriving in Athlone Applegreen at 7:45pm approx.)
Ticket Price Includes: Athlone-Galway Return Coach & a Fully Guided Tour of the Connemara & Cong Tour. Comfort, Quality & Fun- All in One Ticket! ( Day Tour ticket does not include entrance to Kylemore Abbey and Gardens. Tickets can be purchased from your driver on the day at a reduced rate of €8 per person.)
8:40am Departure from Applegreen Athlone
10:00am Departing Galway for Connemara & Cong 1 Day Tour
5:45pm-6:00pm Returning to Galway
6:30pm Departing for Applegreen Athlone on Dublin/Galway Tour Company Shuttle Bus
7:45pm Arriving in Applegreen Athlone
For those who prefer to travel off the beaten track we will take you to places that you would never find with Google maps! From Ross Errily Friary, used as a set for “Reign”, a TV series about the life of Mary Queen of Scots, to the Village of Cong. Cong is an island village in the heart of rural Ireland, with forest walks and 800 year old ruins of Abbeys and Monks Cottages, this stop has something for everyone, from the rare John Wayne fans who would like to walk in the footsteps of the Duke to the coffee lovers who would prefer to sit by the river and watch the ducks paddling by while sipping away on a coffee and maybe munching on a slice of carrot cake from Puddleducks 😉
Entering the wilderness of Connemara on the Lough Nafooey route allows you to see the stark beauty of the hidden valleys of Connemara before travelling the Wild Atlantic Way arriving at the famous Killary Fjord (for hostellers there is an option to hop-off at the Connemara Hostel). The tour then continues to Kylemore Abbey and Gardens for at least 2 hours before turning for home via the Inagh Valley. The stop at Kylemore Abbey has ample time for lunch & sightseeing & discounted entrance tickets to the Abbey & Gardens are available from the tour driver on the day. (The discounted price for Kylemore Abbey & Gardens in 2016 is €8) This tour has consistently rated as No. 1 Tour out of Galway from 2007 to 2015 on Tripadvisor.com and is our No.1 recommendation!
GUARANTEED DEPARTURES ! This tour operates All Year (Except the 17th of March and the 24th, 25th & 26th December and the 1st of January)
Day Return: € 45 (Adult), € 45 (Student/Senior)
Open Return: € 50 (Adult), € 50 (Student/Senior) * Valid only in date chosen when booking.
One-Way Ticket: € 40 (Adult), € 40 (Student/Senior) * Tour ends in Galway
**Overnight Option: If you wish to stay longer in Galway you can purchase an Open Return ticket at €5 extra cost, or purchase one of our online offers such as the Overnight Offer or the ABC Tour Package. If you wish to arrive in Galway by alternative means it is also possible to purchase tour beginning in Galway from our Galway Site: