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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:15 hours (approx.)

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

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. Lunch at a traditional Irish pub is included. 


  • 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
  • Lunch at Doolin Pub
  • Cliffs of Moher on the wild Atlantic coast
  • The Burren's lunar landscape
  • Scenic drive along the shores of Galway Bay
  • Hosted train travel
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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 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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Just after a storm and very wet and windy,but showed the ocean at its violent best. Loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a great time. Tour guide Jonathan and drivers were great. The weather was horrible as the storm Abigail was hitting the coast, but we still enjoyed the trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Well worth the time and costs!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic guide Jonathan...learnt a lot about irish history and folklore...the scenery was wonderful. Would do it again in a heart beat. Thanks again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I had 1 week in Ireland with 3 days taken up by a Convention, so I needed to pack in as much touring as possible. This trip is well worth it, if you're able to wake up on time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was exhilarating. Worth the trip. Driver and guide was incredible

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was my favorite of all the tours. The cliffs are amazing and Galway Bay was beyond amazing. We spent our time at the Tigh Fox which had amazing food and music. This tour operator is top notch. Viator really needs to be more mindful and tell you before you book who the tour operator is.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a fantastic rail/coach trip, led by Norman, our tour guide who was excellent and humorous! Michael skillfully drove the coach like a pro along the coastal road into Galway. The scenery was magnificent and the lunch stop in Doolin was memorable. The BEST seafood chowder I have ever tasted! The cliffs of Moher are truly grand --a must see. Arriving in Galway, Norman suggested a pub where traditional music is played and it was well worth the visit. This is as Irish as it gets. On the train home, Norman offered his group shots of Irish Whiskey. What a super guide!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Awesome!!!! Just awesome!!!! The tour guide, Norman, was great. He was a great guide - extremely informative and very friendly. The views were beautiful - the weather was absolutely perfect. I highly recommend this tour.

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