- Full-day rail and coach trip from Dublin to Connemara and Galway
- Scenic drive through Connemara's magnificent scenery
- Seafood lunch overlooking Roundstone Harbor
- Clifden, Connemara's capital
- Stunning Kylemore Abbey
- Hosted train travel
- Information pack
- Friendly, professional tour guide
What You Can Expect
After your roughly 3-hour trip, meet your expert driver-guide at Galway rail station, and take a seat in your comfortable, air-conditioned coach or minivan for your scenic journey around the county of Galway and Connemara.
Have your camera ready and listen to the informative commentary as you head into western Galway and trace parts of one of Europe’s most spectacular coastal routes. Pass by steep cliffs, untouched beaches and sleepy villages, and visit the picture-perfect coastal towns of Roundstone and Clifden.
Stop for a seafood lunch (own expense) overlooking Roundstone harbor and drive through magnificent scenery to Kylemore Abbey, a 19th-century lakeside Benedictine abbey in Connemara famous for its romantic location and walled garden.
Venture further into Connemara, a region of rugged mountains, dark lakes and thatched villages hemmed by a stunning coastline. Drive by deserted coves and bays washed by the Atlantic Sea; stop for photos of remote peaks and valleys, and hear fascinating facts about the ancient, unspoiled landscapes around from your driver-guide. Later, return to Galway station to travel by rail back to Dublin, where your day trip ends when you leave your train in the late evening.
Louis N Canada
Well, I absolutely loved this tour. Everything went extremely smoothly from the early rail trip to Galway to the return to Dublin in the evening. The tour guides were phenomenal Jim O'Keefe, Peter, and the stupendous driver of the coach, Martin. The guides had lots of interesting information to impart and struck a perfect balance of humour, information, and silence. Well done! The scenery was breathtaking. Quite unbelievable. I strongly recommend this tour...it very much surpassed my expectations!
An absolutely breathtaking, beautiful tour. Don't miss this picture book destination! Thank you!!!
Ruth and Robert Australia
All aspects of the trip were marvellous. A great day out in beautiful Ireland.
A unique and really unforgettable experience!!! Really wish to stay there... Well done to the tour leader and even to Liam the train assistant who was such an interesting person to meet being so informative and nice!!
the tour was wonderful amazing views great tour guide would recommend it to all
Very good trip. It's a long day, but worth it. Kylemore Abbey is spectacular.
Our winter tour to Connemara and Galway Bay was terrific! Our train companion, Frank, was charming and informative. We were met at Galway station by the Coach and tour driver, whose wit and information was delightful. I'd recommend this tour to everyone!
Angela B USA
Dean T Australia