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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  14 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

An absolutely breathtaking, beautiful tour. Don't miss this picture book destination! Thank you!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

All aspects of the trip were marvellous. A great day out in beautiful Ireland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

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!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

This was a really excellent day . Very professionally managed. Our guide, Jeff, was very well informed and his enthusiasm for both Powerscourt and Glendalough infused the group. On a fairly cool and windy day the entire participants climbed the trail at Glendalough for the amazing view. We traveled in what seemed to be a very new Mercedes bus. Very comfortable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

the tour was wonderful amazing views great tour guide would recommend it to all

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

Very good trip. It's a long day, but worth it. Kylemore Abbey is spectacular.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2011

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

I loved it! Kylemore Abbey makes the entire tour! The tour operator is really organized. I never felt like I was lost or left on my own to figure things out. For a beautiful tour, definitely take this one!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

This was an opportunity to see a large, green sweep of country side. It was SO worth the time! I would return and bring my family members with me.

Dean T
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

Connemara is a beautiful place. The views were breathtaking. The bus driver and guide was very pleasant and funny. He made the long trip very enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

Wonderful time, great and knowledgeable tour guide. Connemara is unbelievable. Everything went according to plan. Would recommend.

Thurza P
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

This was an excellent trip and well organized! The train was comfortable, which was just as well, as we had to get up very early to catch it! It was interesting to see the peat area and the Connemara goats with their little horns.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

It was a long day, but worth every moment to travel to the West Country and see the beautiful countryside of the "Real Ireland". We loved the small fishing villages, the black-faced sheep, and the Connemara ponies. Recommend it very highly!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

Kylemore Abbey was beautiul, as well as the drive itself. The guide stopped as often as possible to allow us photo opportunities. But not enough time in Galway.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

The natural beauty of Connemara was just stunning. Our driver was a good natured fellow who knew a lot about the area. It was a nice sunny day, so the walk around Kylemore was great! They also have really good quiche at the Abbey.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2015

Very organized and the guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The description said a photo stop at the Abbey but we were there for 2.5 hours.

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2012

Oh probably my favourite of all places and I have to go back some day. Abbey is beautiful and so much to do but time is extremely limited. I would suggest going on your own that way you can really appreciate this wonderful place. The food in the restaurant is not good buy make sure and buy the strawberry jam it is heavenly. The giftshop is the cheapest for a tourist destination.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2012

The trip met our expectations and we were quite satisfied.

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2012

Very well organised this trip by train and by coach which gives the opportunity to visit a strange and beautiful county

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2012

Beautiful view of Ireland. Train ride is very comfy and scenic. Kylemore Abbey and gardens are well worth seeing. Wish we had more time to check out Galway.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2011

A long road trip from Dublin but it was a fun trip.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2010

This was a good tour, and the scenery iin Connermara is magnificient. However, the itnierary was changed from that in the advertisement so that we did not go to Roundstone Harbor for lunch but instead spend a lot of time at Kylemore Abbey, instead of a photo stop which was not worth it at all in my opinion, since though nice it is a repeat of what you see elsewhere. The Abbey lunch was however excellent. We also did not stop at the craft villages at the end, since we had spent more time with stops to take photos which was worth it. If the Harbor is important to you or the crafts, make sure you are on a tour that will stop there. Also, if you are interested in seeing any of Galway, go on your own from Dublin a day before and pick up the tour there, it is not difficult to take the train and that would have been a better way to do this.

Anita C
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2010

Great day, only a small group of 10 on tour, which enable guide to give full attention to all. No shortage of photo ops and plenty of stories.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2010

We switched to the Cliffs of Moher, the cliffs were wonderful, but there was not enough time to eat & I would have liked time to walk around Galway. I think going to the cave should be eliminated. We had to run to get to the train on time. The bus let us out several blocks away because traffic was so bad, it was quicker to walk. Also, dinner on the train was not good and they ran out of stuff, another reason maybe to have time in Galway, to walk and eat. Bus driver was great!!!

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2010

Not enough time at Kylemore Abbey. Would have liked a little time in Galway on our own before taking train back to Dublin.

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