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2-Day Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin

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County Dublin, Ireland

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icon2 days  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Discover the majesty of Ireland’s west coast on this 2-day rail trip from Dublin. After traveling to Limerick by train, take in the awesome Cliffs of Moher, picture-perfect Galway and sights including Bunratty Castle on a coach tour. Stay overnight in Galway city and the next day, explore beautiful Connemara, a region of rugged peaks, lakes, thatched villages and sandy beaches washed by the Atlantic Sea. Your tour includes hotel accommodation in Galway, including a full Irish breakfast; and all rail and coach trips, the latter with an experienced driver-guide.
  • Two-day rail and coach trip from Dublin to Connemara and Galway Bay
  • Limerick city tour
  • Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
  • Stunning Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway Bay
  • Clifden, Kylemore Abbey and Killary Harbor or Roundstone, Coral Beach and Sky Road
  • One night's accommodation with full Irish breakfast
  • Hosted train travel
  • Information pack
  • Friendly, professional tour guide
Breakfast
Host on trains
Information pack
Reserved seats on trains
Qualified driver-guide on coaches
All travel by rail and coach from Dublin Heuston Station
Overnight accommodation
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Experience the beauty of Ireland’s western coast and landscapes on this 2-day tour by rail, starting and finishing in Dublin. Leave Dublin by train and travel to the picturesque city of Limerick near Ireland’s Atlantic-washed shores. After a panoramic city tour, visit the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and other scenic spots before staying overnight in Galway city. On Day 2, take a coach trip to Connemara, the backdrop to the 1951 movie The Quiet Man, to explore its untamed mountain, lake and coastal scenery, before your return by rail to Dublin.

Your 2-day tour includes all rail and coach travel; a night’s stay in a comfortable, 3-star hotel in the heart of Galway city, including a full Irish breakfast; and coach trips with a qualified driver-guide around the attractions specified. The evening of your tour is yours to spend at leisure.
Itinerary
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
We visit Bunratty Castle and admission is included. The castle was completed in 1425 and, after many years of neglect, has been restored to its former glory. There is also a folk park here and some of the buildings in the village were dismantled at various locations in the region and rebuilt brick by brick at their present location. Even the 18th century church was relocated to its present position using this method!
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are among the highest sea cliffs in Europe. There is plenty of time to visit Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction and your host will advise you of the departure time.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Galway Bay
We take the coast road for much of the way to Galway, with time for photos along The Burren. This is a national park and the word Burren comes from the Irish Language –it means ‘rocky place’. Today the Burren is noted for its diverse Flora with few parallels elsewhere in Ireland or indeed, Europe. As time permits, we will make a short stop here for photographs.
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Overnight in Galway city centre at a 3*/4* hotel
Meals:
  Not Included
Killary Fjord
We pass through Maam Cross – The Connemara Crossroads – where we turn right towards the village of Maam and then down the Maam Valley to the village of Leenane where we have a coffee stop in this tiny village at the head of Ireland’s only Fjord, Killary Harbour.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Spiddal Pier
We pass through the Gaeltacht villages of Inverin and Spiddal and looking out across the blue waters of the Atlantic at the unique lime-stone of the Burren and the hills of Clare. In Spiddal there is a craft village and the Standun sweater shop.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
We stop at Kylemore Abbey and gardens which is our lunch stop. If you wish to visit the Abbey and Gardens there is a reduced admission charge, (your driver will advise).
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you are booking a double occupancy room, please specify in 'Special Requirements' whether you prefer a double or a twin-bed room (subject to availability)
  • For infants 4 years and under, a fee of EUR15,00 per day is payable direct
  • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc
  • Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries
  • On certain days this tour will operate via Galway instead of Limerick. The route will include the Ailwee Caves instead of Bunratty Castle (admission not included)
  • Wheelchair accessibility: As long as the passenger has some mobility then this tour would be suitable. Trains in Ireland are wheelchair friendly however buses/coaches are not. The guest would have to be able to climb the steps on to the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
  • Hotel pickups are not available, however please specify the name of your hotel and contact telephone number during your stay in Dublin. The tour operator may require these details in case there are changes to tour departure times.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Railtours Ireland First Class

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2-Day Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Day Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2-Day Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Day Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2-Day Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin.

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Overall Amazing Experience
kaleighhudak21
, Jul 2018
The 2-Day Cliffs of Moher and Galway tour was amazing! Our tour guides were extremely insightful and the views were breathtaking. I highly recommend!
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Hotel rooms not booked!
, Jul 2018
Trip was well received. But hotel in Galway was not booked when we arrived to check in. Viator customer service was clueless and not helpful. After several hours we got the matter straight with the touring company. Would rate Viator customer service as a zero
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I really enjoy this tour, traveling...
Laura N
, Oct 2017
I really enjoy this tour, traveling by train and coach during both days was very nice, the time was very well organized and the tour guides very knowledgeable and pleasant. Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and Connemara really worth visiting, amazing places.
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I like the combination of train and...
Claire G
, Oct 2017
I like the combination of train and bus. Our guide was Bob and he did a wonderful job. He showed us some turf peat at Bunratty Castle. The Cliffs of Moher were beautiful. We arrived in Galway about 5:00 so any touring was on our own. The next day was on the bus through the Connemara region to Kylemore Abbey. Please note this trip does not include a stop to Connemara marble store in Moycullen or viewing of the green marble mountains in Clifden. I though it did. I loved the views at the Kilary Fjord.
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The trip was nice. The Hotel was...
Karen E
, May 2017
The trip was nice. The Hotel was great. I was disappointed in the second day as the description of the Connemara portion said we would be going to Clifden and the Sky Road, neither of which we did, and these were two of the main reasons I chose a tour that included Connemara. You really don't get to experience much in Galway as you don't get in there before most things are closed.
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Great adventure to ride the Irish...
Victor F
, Dec 2016
Great adventure to ride the Irish railways. Plenty of free time. Guides were quite informative
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This was a wonderful two-day tour...
Brian S. D
, Jun 2016
This was a wonderful two-day tour with charming, knowledgeable, personable guides! We also went on a Paddywagon Tour later In our trip and we'd recommend this company over theirs. We felt like this tour took us to great spots, gave us enough time to explore, and weren't focused on just the touristy stops. Great tour!
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Cliffs of Moher is great but the...
Michael
, Jul 2015
Cliffs of Moher is great but the travel time from Dublin is quite long. Don't want to make it a day trip so choose to stay at Galway and go Connemara the next day. Arrangement of Railtour is seamless and Galway is a lovely city, But Connemara isn't really impressive.
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I highly recommend this tour...
Kate T
, May 2015
I highly recommend this tour! Definitely take the 2 days and stay the night in Galway. The first day has breathtaking views of the Cliffs of Moher and you think it can't get better but the 2nd day tour is so beautiful! I want to take the trip all over again!
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The trip was wonderful. It was...
Louise E
, Aug 2014
The trip was wonderful. It was realistically paced with timely stops. May I suggest a hotel description that includes amenities. I would have appreciated a room with air conditioning.
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