Tour code: 3310DH06
Escape Dublin for day trip along Ireland’s majestic west coast, traveling by both train and coach to the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher. You’ll also take a city tour of Limerick, see Bunratty Castle, walk through the charming Folk Park, admire the Burren and drive along Galway Bay.

Highlights

  • Full-day trip by train and coach from Dublin to Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway Bay
  • Limerick city tour
  • Bunratty Castle and Folk Village
  • Cliffs of Moher on the wild Atlantic coast
  • The Burren's lunar landscape
  • Scenic drive along the shores of Galway Bay
  • Hosted train travel
  • Information pack

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What You Can Expect

Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Burren and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin

The Burren, Clare

Depart from Dublin Heuston Station in the early morning on your train to Limerick, and enjoy breakfast on board (own expense) while taking in Ireland’s lush central landscape. Upon arriving in the ancient city of Limerick, enjoy a tour of this city that was once the key settlement for Vikings in Ireland, and is more recently known as the setting of Frank McCourt’s harrowing memoir Angela's Ashes.
Following this rich bit of history, board your northbound coach to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Explore the fine medieval castle, complete with 15th- and 16th-century furnishings, tapestries and traditional works of art. Then tour Folk Park for a taste of Irish village life at the turn of the 20th century, including a schoolhouse, post office, doctor’s office and more. 
Next up, take a break for a traditional Irish pub lunch (own expense) at Gus O’Connor’s Pub in Doolin, where you’ll enjoy a steamy bowl of seafood chowder or some crispy fish and chips with a cup of tea (or a pint of Guinness!). Then head for the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most famous natural sites.
After a stroll along the sweeping cliffs, sit back for a scenic drive along the rocky coastal edge of the Burren and Galway Bay before arriving in Galway. Depending on what time you get to Galway, you may have time for a quick walk through the cobbled streets before catching your evening train back to Dublin. Have a leisurely dinner aboard (own expense) while recounting your favorite moment from the day. Your tour ends when you return to the train station.

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Customer Reviews

musicmama2010

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved the tour! Our guide, Brendan, was amazing. He told stories and casually imparted facts that made the areas come alive. Our driver, Michael navigated some very challenging road conditions with ease. The tour is a very long day, but the areas you see are terrific. The Cliffs of Moher were amazing! It should, however, come with the warning not for the frail of foot as Bunratty Castle has steep and very challenging steps and the Burren is very rocky but the view is worth the tough walk. Would have liked about an hour more at Bunratty Folk Park, as it's really interesting. The pub lunch in Doolin was really good and not terribly expensive, and chocolate shop next door was well worth stopping in. Irish Rail train ride was very comfortable and a great way to start off the day.

Hannah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful tour and tour guide! Were very accommodating and provided a coach to take us back from Galway to Dublin on time when it appeared the train would be delayed!

Gulnawaz K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Larry F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very worthwhile. Super guide and driver...Brendon and Michael. Thank you.

William W B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

From start to finish this tour was outstanding. The itinerary was awesome from Limerick to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Castle, to the pub in Doolin, the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and Finally the drive to Galway City along the coast. Our tour guide, Brendan, was extremely knowledgeable and lots of fun. Our drive, Jerry, was also outstanding as he negotiate the narrow roads through the countryside with ease. The Irish Rail trains were also excellent...very clean and confortable.

Darcie L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Beth B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Nice tour but a very long day. Train ride, coach bus ride. Train ride. Of course if you are in Ireland you will go to the Cliffs of Moher and probably the Burren. If you are only in Dublin and don' t have the time to tour the rest of the country then this is good for you but if you have the time to be on that coast for more than the day, then I would suggest doing these things while in the area, not as a day trip.

Julia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Absolutely well planned up to the minute with easy transfers between points. Good pace. Good value. Beautiful scenery. Only suggestion would be that there should be about 30 minutes more at Bunrstty and 30 minutes less at Moher. We would have liked to visit more of the village area at Bunratty, but too much time was already spent on the castle itself. Guide Andy, was good and pleasant, he just gave way too many directions multiple times for U.S. and those around us.

Anthony S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent way to see some of Ireland and #39;s
Sites for the traveler with limited time

Would omit the Castle in favor of an extra hour or two in Galway

Otherwise kudos to our guide ANDY and the bus driver

James R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was an amazing tour! Bob was an absolutely fabulous tour guide. Very friendly and informative! We highly recommend it! Well worth it!

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