Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Burren 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.
Our tour giude Peter was superb! The weather was top notch so we were able to see far and wide. Peter was very knowlegeable, helpful, and pleasant. He kept a great pace so that we could see many sights and still be able to eat, relax, and catch our trains on time. We would highly recommend this tour
Amazing place, do not miss the Cliffs of Moher. We really didn't see anything in Limerick.. The Burren was pretty but just a few minutes stop. However, you must see the Cliffs so since you are already out there, worth taking the trip. We did this tour in one day round trip from Dublin.
This rail trip was an excellent way to see the Irish countryside! Our tour guide Johnathan was excellent, he shared a lot of history and was very informative. Mixed humour into the tour as well. Well worth the trip.
First - about the tour company. An absolutely top-notch outfit! The tour went on exactly as described, from the initial meet at the railway station all through the return. Very careful attention to detail and timing, our guide Brandon was superb and the other guides I happened to meet were all wonderful people with a ton of knowledge. If all you do while in Ireland is book with this tour company, you will not be disappointed at all.
Next - this specific tour. If you are like me, with just one available day in Dublin and want to get a taste for some other part of Ireland, this is a good tour. It hits the right points to get some culture and some scenery. But do bear in mind that a LOT of ground is covered, it's a very long day, and you will be spending considerable time on the train and in the coach. There's just no avoiding it. I was fine with it - but in reading other reviews I suppose some people are not. Know what you're getting! There were a few people on my tour who were actually taking a series of consecutive Railway tours and bringing their luggage with them. They all had glowing things to say about the experience. So if you have more than a day to spare, I'd suggest not taking this particular tour end-to-end but rather terminate in Galway and catch another Rail tour from there. But again, if you have just the one spare day, get out of Dublin and take this tour to see the countryside!
And also don't forget that the Rail tour company does not control the weather. As it turns out the weather at the Cliffs was miserable, the weather at the Burren was tolerable, but still Brandon made a happy day out of it and I was not disappointed. Great outfit and great tour as long as you are ok with the time spent in transit.
If you have the honor of Jonathan Beaumont as your tour guide you are in for a special treat. The best tour my wife and I have ever taken!!! Jon is the most knowledgeable, passionate and friendliest person ever. You don't just see the sites, you learn about them. The day was packed with awe inspiring sites, views and moments. The Doolin pub for lunch was perfection. Each stop had plenty of time and the trip never felt rushed. THANK YOU JON and railtours....our only regret is that we did not book railtours for our Cork/Blarney trip...we booked Extreme Ireland and it was a disaster! GO RAILTOURS, they are 1st class all the way.
This is an amazing tour. I highly recommend it to all first time visitors to Ireland. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and very helpful. A great time was had by all tour participants.
AMAZING TOUR! I would do this tour over and over - Bob was our tour guide and if you are lucky enough to have him, then you are in for a treat. He has wonderful stories and is very knowledgable!
Jonathan was the best tour guide possible...an amazing day...informative and magical.
Peter was an unreal tour guide. You see everything you would want to in a days time.
Such a great trip! Our tour guide Jonathan was extremely knowledgable, helpful and entertaining. We had great weather and met nice people.
Excellent tour - very well organised - good time keeping. Brendon the tour guide was very informative and helpful and a great story teller. John was an excellent driver.
This tour was amazing. It was a long day but completely worth it. The countryside is beautiful and the Cliffs are magnificent! I'd highly recommend this trip to anyone thinking of taking it.
Excellent! The castle was great! The cliff of Moher was fantastic! I like the visit to Limerick as I read Angela's ash. Peter White was a knowledgeable tour guide.
My husband and I enjoyed this tour immensely...Our tour guide was Kevin who was informative, witty and did a super job keeping us on time to ensure we were able to see EVERYTHING! There is no way to describe the Cliffs of Moher...you just have to be there....amazing! Bunratty castle is beautiful, our lunch in Doolin was delicious and dinner in Galway was really great because we met Larry and Jackie, Denise and John, Ray and Bernadette...and they made the last of our trip and the train ride back to Dublin so much fun!!!
Don't hesitate to take this trip....it's well organized and you are able to cover so many sights within a short time ...it's well worth the price!
This was our first ever train ride ever . The trip was a blast , we were totally satisfied and would recommend Viator to everyone
It was great from start to finish. Our guide, Kevin McDurmitt , was very informative and entertaining.
Tour was excellent. Perfectly coordinated with nothing to worry about. The tour company did a great job, especially our tour guide Kevin! The sites were amazing. I would highly recommend.
Excellent tour! Outstanding nature, culture, and people. Our guide Kevin McDermott was amazing.
Worth every penny!
Kevin is the best tour guide ever. Very knowledgeable. Was with us the whole way through. And the coach bus was the perfect size. I liked how our group was small so we could get to know each other better. And of course, even in a bit of rainy weather, the Cliffs of Moher are stunning, a reflection of God's great works!
This tour was a highlight in our trip to Dublin. You see so much in one day, totally worth the money! If I had more time would definitely do another tour with this company. Brandon, our tour guide, was delightful as well as Sean, the driver. Really really great!