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This was my favorite tour of my entire stay in Ireland. It was a long day, but well worth the trip. The tour guide told us the history of many sites along the way making the trip very interesting. The castle was the most rustic castle I've ever toured, the Burren was one of the most intresting lastscape I've ever seen, but the cliffs were the highlight of the day! It was windy and clear so we were able to take in all of the colors of the cliffs. It was an amazing excursion! I do recommend taking your own snacks for the train ride as they don't have much to offer on the rail cart. We took a bottle of wine and enjoyed a picnic on our ride home...it was delightful.
An exciting day trip to the amazing Cliffs of Moher and serene Irish countryside with plenty of time to immerse yourself in the majestic sights, local culture, immense history, and simple beauty of Ireland. This is a spectacular, not-to-be missed trip with a knowledgeable guide and expert driver!
Loved this tour! Was long but we'll worth it. Saw amazing sites and guide knew his information. Stopped by some great photo sites and enjoyed watching the country go by.
Not only was this tour a great introduction to the areas and sites visited, the staff and tour guide made the day seamless! We were met at the train station in Dublin by Bob, our guide for the day, and he traveled with us the entire day...returning us to Dublin and showing us where we could get a taxi. We had a rainy day and the Cliffs weren't very visible but Bob "rolled with it" and provided some alternate plans that still gave us a great experience. Definitely take this tour!
Despite not being able to see the cliffs due to weather, this was a fantastic tour. The tour guide and driver well made up for the missed stop. I will definitely book with Railtours Ireland again!
This tour was great -. Our guide, Bob was great and very friendly. He did a great job with explaining everything and the tour. We took the train at 7 in the morning from the station. We saw Limerick but it was just by bus. The tour guide explained everything but you do not really get off the bus to explore the city. From there, we went to the Bunratty castle and were given a tour there. You have some free time to explore it on your own. If you have extra time, they have a historic pub close by that you can go to. We went to a pub in Doolin after this - the meal was nice. After this, we headed to the cliffs via the scenic route. This was a great experience as well. We got lucky with the weather. It was hailing and raining intermittently but we did have sunshine..so it was wonderful. After this we saw the Burren and then headed to Galway where we were free to explore it for 2 hours.
All in all, the trip was great. Well paced and very comfortable. The bus was well heated with big windows. We were easily able to take power naps in the bus too. Bob did a great job explaining things while we were in the bus. He touched over a lot of history and culture. All in all, I highly recommend it.
Although, if you are just interesting in the cliffs, you might be better off taking a short tour. This tour is a better way of seeing the country side.
One of the highlights of our trip. Our guide was Peter and he was a fountain of information. By days end we felt like family. Was great to stop and take pics along our journey. Loved the story of the Fairy tree.
It was a truly wonderful tour! Our tourguide was knowledgeable about each city we went through and all of the sights we saw. We were given plenty of time to see the Cliffs, which was nice seeing as it was my favorite part of the tour besides being able to be in the bus/train while it rained outside for part of the trip. :) We were even able to stop off and see an Abbey which wasn't originally on the tour due to making good time. I ended up getting some good pictures and it made the tour that much more memorable. I would definately recommend this tour!
Craig and Susann
What a great way to cross Ireland. While a challenge to get to Hueston station early in the morning, it was so worth it. We were met by our guides and escorted to a private car on the train to Limerick Junction, where we quickly and easily changed trains into Limerick, where our guide showed us to the coach for the run to Bunratty, Doolin, and the incredible cliffs of Moher. The castle was alive with history, the pub in Doolin was great for lunch, but the cliffs were just jaw dropping. We went in December when it was gray and windy, but the crashing waves just made the view from near O'Brien's tower even better. Save a few minutes at the end so you don't miss the visitor center, as they have interactive displays and a panoramic short movie that gets you a birds eye view. The coastal drive was wonderful, and the Burren was so beautiful, even in it's apparent desolation.... but the plant life hidden in the cracks is astounding, if you can pull your gaze away from the coast. We recommend GCB bakery in Galway, at the far side of the square for a nice dinner before rejoining the group on the train back to Dublin. Norman, our guide, was quite the character, but very personable, and very knowledgeable. A long day, but the train make the trip a pleasure
We enjoyed the trip totally. Our tour guy John was very knowledgeable and personable. All stops were breathtaking picturesque and timely. This trip is a must to do when going to Dublin.
Amazing!!!!!! I'm 44 and been many places but none as beautiful. Our tour guide John blew me away with his knowledge of Ireland. This tour should be on everyone's bucket list.
It was a great trip. Although the weather was not very good, going to the Cliffs of Moher was an experience of a life time! The tour is a little too expensive, but it was great.
Finally, I must say that our guide was very kind and knowledgeable.
Limerick was not interesting. The lunch we had was the best part of the trip. Tthe Abby was interesting but not anything to write home about. Tour guide was good
Liam was our guide and he was completely SPLENDID - wonderful tour and didn't miss out on a thing even though a few people put us a little behind schedule. Liam worked well with the driver and they made up the time and delivered us safely.
!!!! Would highly recommend! Well worth the finances.
Had a wonderful day
We found this tour to be very interesting and definitely worth the money. We met Bob at the train station where he explained what we would be doing for the day. We rode a train from Dublin to Limerick, where we boarded a bus. The bus ride took us through very pretty country settings. Bob was a very knowledgeable tour guide. The stops were well timed and the sites were amazing. The Cliffs of Moher were incredible. We arrived in Galway two hours before our train departed. This gave us plenty of time to find a local pub for dinner. The day ended with a leisurely train ride back to Dublin. We highly recommend this tour. It takes you out of the city and lets you see some of the very beautiful Irish countryside.
Dr James K
I have been to Ireland before. The people continue to be the most hospitable and the country is beautiful and full of history.
Took 3 tours in our week stay in Dublin and this was the best. Well it should be since this was also the most expensive. Tour guide, Paddy, was great, My wife lost her return ticket from Galway to Dublin and Paddy took care of it and I can't thank him enough for it. Very well organized tour. Just show up at the train station and they'll take care of the rest.
The trip was very impressive, not only because of the breathtaking views, but also because of the friendliness and professionalism of the guides.
This tour was absolutely magical, allowing my daughters and me to experience the beautiful Irish countryside, the historical Bunratty Castle and grounds, the spectacular landscapes of the Burren, the amazing Cliffs of Moher, as well as the charm and beauty of Galway--all in one day! The brilliant sunshine followed us everywhere we went, making for a perfect day. Our tour guide, John Beaumont, is a national Irish treasure--his knowledge, wit and enthusiasm was appreciated by all. If you have one day or a week to spend in Ireland, this tour is not to be missed!