5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)
Explore the highlights of Ireland's stunning west coast on this 2-day trip by rail and coach from Dublin, accompanied by a friendly and informative guide along the way. From Bunratty Castle and Folk Village Park to the rugged Cliffs of Moher and the Burren coast, this nature-packed trip is one you won’t want to miss! You’ll enjoy the atmosphere of a small-town pub in coastal Doolin and finish in lovely Galway Bay.


  • 2-day trip by train and coach from Dublin to Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway Bay
  • Tour the medieval Bunratty Castle and Folk Village Park
  • Admire views of from the UNESCO Geo Park-listed Cliffs of Moher
  • Pass through the lunar landscape of Burren
  • Visit a Doolin pub for lunch (own expense) on the rustic Atlantic coast
  • Enjoy a lovely drive along the shores of Galway Bay
  • Round-trip transport and 4-star accommodation with breakfast included

What You Can Expect

2-Day Western Ireland Tour from Dublin by Train: Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Galway

The Burren, Clare

Don’t miss this spectacular 2-day guided trip through Ireland’s west coast by rail and coach, including an overnight stay in a 4-star accommodation plus breakfast!

Day 1: Dublin – Galway - Bunratty Village
Check in at Dublin Heuston Station, where you’ll meet your friendly host and catch the 11:25am train to Galway. Enjoy the afternoon exploring Galway before a 6pm transfer to your accommodation in Bunratty Village, where you’ll spend your evening enjoying a medieval banquet with legendary Irish entertainment.

Overnight: 4-star hotel in Bunratty

Day 2: Limerick – Dublin (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, meet your nowledgeable guide and group, tour the castle. Fully restored in 1954 to its former 15th-century glory – and view the beautiful medieval tapestries, art and furnishings inside. Continue to the 26-acre (10-hectare) Folk Village Park and tour the grounds where more than 30 buildings bring 19th-century rural Ireland to life.

Next, stop for lunch (own expense) at a classic pub in Doolin Village, a charming seaside town located along the rugged Atlantic coastline near the stunning Cliffs of Moher. After enjoying a meal and perhaps a pint, pass the stunning cliffs – designated a UNESCO Geo Park – and catch breathtaking views of natural landmarks like the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins and Maum Turk Mountains.

Finally, enter the barren limestone landscape of the Burren coast, rounding Black Head before heading along the shores of Galway Bay. When you arrive in Galway, join the Dublin-bound train (dinner service available onboard at own expense), arriving at Dublin Heuston Station at 9:45pm.

Please note: the Bunratty Castle banquet will not be operating until March 12 due to renovation work

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The guides were helpful and there was plenty of time to explore on your own. The train/coaches were comfortable.

The feast at Bunratty was really fun. Good food and entertainment...Way better than I expected. Great adventure!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Did this tour with our 15 year old daughter and it was all great. The guides were wonderful, Patrick was informative and so friendly. The cliffs were lovely and luckily it was almost sunny!! The Abbey was the highlight, we were not excepting that and it was beautiful, wish we had more time there! Staying over in Galway was a nice break, might need to go back and see that again! Our guide ( Sean) at the end of the tour made sure we knew where we were going and got off at the tram stop to make sure, made the trip even more special.
Would highly recommend this tour, even families with teenagers!! Viator was a positive experience again. Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

This tour was so much fun and we saw so many things in a short time, but got a real feel for the area, both by train and bus. The guides we had on each had us well prepared for the things we experienced. One was Robbie and the other Jim, bus driver was Mike. We saw Galway, a charming city, The Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, and even enjoyed a great medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle, and explored Bunratty Village before we left the next day. Had lunch at a Pub in a little village and gorgeous scenery along the way. Viator is very well organized and take care of everything so you can just enjoy the trip. When I needed to change the day of a trip departure, I was able to reach someone quickly on the phone. They were very accommodating and took care of it right away.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

The tour exceeded my expectations. The tour guide was very informative and the views were spectacular. I would recommend this to my friends and family

4 star rating: Recommended July 2014

It was a great tour and we had a wonderful time. The hotel in Bunratty was just great! We would just have liked a bit more time to tour the castle, there's so much to see on the grounds that we felt short of time, otherwise it was a very comprehensive tour.

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