Tour code: 3310DH07
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

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What You Can Expect

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

Bunratty Castle, Clare

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.

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Day 1: Dublin - Limerick - Bunratty Castle - Cliffs of Moher:
Depart from the Dublin Heuston Station on the InterCity train to Limerick (breakfast available). Join the coach here for a short tour of Limerick City and then continue on to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Continue on to the village of Doolin for a pub lunch (at own expense). Next visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher then Black Head, the Burren and Galway Bay. Spend overnight in the heart of Galway City at a 3 star hotel including a full Irish breakfast the following morning.

Day 2: Connemara - Kylemore Abbey - Dublin:
At 10:00am head into magnificent Connemara where John Ford filmed "The Quiet Man" in 1951, taking in Clifden, Kylemore Abbey (reduced admission rate applies to the Abbey itself), Leenane and Killary Harbor (Ireland's only Fjord) or Roundstone, the Coral Beach and the Sky Road. Admire the breathtaking wild Atlantic coastline. You will return to Galway for your train to Dublin Heuston arriving at 9:45pm.

Customer Reviews

Kate T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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!

Howie USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

The cliffs are worth the effort, we knew what to expect yet arriving it was breathtaking. We didn't know what to expect of Connemara, and found this to be the highlight of our vacation! What an unexpected surprise if beauty.

Sarah T USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed it. Our guide the first day had dry humor and was really kind. The Cliffs of Moher were gorgeous, and the folk park was cute. The next day, our guide was really friendly and super knowledgeable about the Connemara area. The best part of the trip was staying overnight in Galway. We were there Friday night; the evening was bustling with activity, and we pub hopped until the wee hours. If I were to recommend anything, it's that they provide a tour in which you just do the first day, then stay over in Galway, and then have the day in Galway to sleep in, stroll around, shop, and then go back. More time in Galway on your own would be awesome. Overall, great trip.

Tahd D

4 star rating: Recommended October 2015

Lots of fun! Had great weather and a lovely time.

Bruce M

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Weather was great- scenery was fantastic.

Michael Taiwan

4 star rating: Recommended July 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.

Louise E

4 star rating: Recommended August 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.

Sonia E Australia

4 star rating: Recommended September 2011



4 star rating: Recommended March 2010

Overall the tour was very well organized and hit the high spots of what we wanted to see! I did, however feel very rushed at the Cliffs of Moher, which was the main attraction that I wanted to see in Ireland, and the reason I booked this tour. We had one hour at the Cliffs and that simply wasn't enough!

Shirley R

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2011

Too many tours were combined on bus and train. Seats were too close together on the bus so there was no leg room and bus was already full when we were picked up-no choice of seats, so we couldn't see anything. Microphones were not properly working on buses, so we could not hear the commentary. This tour was very expensive compared to others we have taken and it was not worth the money. I plan to complain. i will say that the guides on the two buses were helpful and I think the commentary would have been good if we could have heard more than a few bits of it. Hotel was very nice with a lovely breakfast.

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