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This was an amazing place! From the moment we arrived at Heuston Train Station in Dublin until we got off again, the tour guides and arrangements were flawless, particularly since one in our group has mobility issues. The puddle-jumper flight was so brief you hardly left Galway before you were landing on Inishmore, and vice versa. This is a VERY highly recommended tour.
Our tour guide Frank was incredible. We had the most amazing time. The sight seeing was absolutely stunning. One of the best tours we have ever been on.
This trip was amazing. It did rain while we were there. But it is Ireland! The train trip was amazing and we had the best escorts! Both were retired train workers and knew everything about the lines and the sights along the lines. Our time on the island was led by locals who knew everything about the islands history, industry, and sights. We highly recommend this and the other train tours (we also did the train tour to the Giants Causeway and highly recommend it too!)!! Thank you. We truly enjoyed our time in Ireland!
A couper le souffle avec une très bonne organisation a un prix imbattable !!
It was absolutely amazing. This trip was my dream because stone walls, rolling grasslands, natural beaches and cliffs always make me so happy.
We had the chance of a sunny day, the host on the train was so much fun and enterteining that the trip to Galway seemed to pass more rapidly. I've met an incredible couple from Oregon in their honeymoon and we chat all day long. The flight is short but the views are incredible. And on Innis Mor life has a different pace, you feel the quietness and tranquility, hear the birds, stroll on the white beach, It really was a perfect day.
I enjoyed the rugged beauty of the Island. The tour guide/driver was very knowledgeable and made many stops. I learned a lot of history that day.
The most amazing tour ever! Great tour guides on all parts of the tour (the train from Dublin to Galway, the driver of our bus on Inis Mor). Absolutely fantastic time, gorgeous scenery and absolutely loved the privacy of the secluded island of Inis Mor. Again, would have loved more time to explore the island on foot, but what we saw, I would absolutely come back again.
Such a beautiful place. I went there on autumn, thus there was minimum tourists and we got to enjoy the tranquillity and charm of Inishmore fully. The mini plane experience was so much fun and thrilling especially when you got to sit right behind of the pilot seeing him manoeuvring the plane. People there are simple and happy. Also the stone walls are all around the island making the view really magnificent. Dun Aonghasa fortress is my personal best! We walked up the hill and the rewards of reaching the cliff top was unreal as the view was gobsmackingly amazing where the blue sky and ocean combined forming a wonderful contrast with the dark rocks! 100% worthwhile! Train took off from Heuston Dublin and the guide worked his best ensuring us a safe and enjoyable train trip by making sure everything was fine enjoying the fascinating Irish scenery along the train journey.
I really didn't get a lot of sleep as I was up late with friends in Temple Bar the night before my tour of the Aran Islands, but I'm so happy that I choose this tour!! The drive around Galway, especially around Conamara is stunning! The Galway airport is very small, but perfect for my flight out to the Islands. The plane was tiny, about 8 people plus the pilot total on the flight out. There are three Islands, but I only went to the biggest one, Inis Mor, and it was amazing to see a whole different way of life. The residents of the Island are so sweet and really proud of their home. There is so much rural beauty to take in throughout the whole area. My advise is to go and explore and don't forget to climb and take lots of pictures of the very famous Dun Aonghasa!!
Great trip. A very long day but definitely worth it. Tour company (I think it's called Railtour) was great to make sure everyone got on the right train, the right bus, plane, etc, very organized. Definitely would recommend this tour.
Well run. We easily met our tour guide at the station and then escorted from the train station in Dublin to Galway. We were given explicit directions as to where to go and when to return to specific meeting places in order to meet our next escort for the next leg of the trip. They was some minimal waiting time between each leg. The plane ride was great, as was our time on Aran Island. The bus driver was very informative. Easily made the return trip. The second escort was even more personable. Well paced.
At first I was a little concerned that this was going to be too long for a day trip, but it was sooooo great!!! Best views ever - absolutely breathtaking!
Although it is a long day with a train/van/plane there and back, it's well worth it - the flight over to Inis Mor is breathtaking and so much fun! Inis Mor is a fascinating place.
Amazing! The flight, the people and the nature on the island. I'll come back! For sure!
Fabulous tour of the beautiful Aran Islands.........long train from Dublin but well worth the trip to see the magnificent sights on this Island.....One of the highlights of my trip to Dublin.....thanks Mike and crew....Karen and Kevin
Fantastic Trip. Very well organised and worth every penny. Frank was an excellent tour guide, we thoroughly enjoyed the chat. I brought my grandfather on the trip and he is still talking about it a month later.
This trip was simply the best - lovely scenery, well planned , and everything or more than we could of wished for. The Aran Islands are worth a vist - even if I am scared of little planes! This was a lovely train journey, a lovely tour in Connamara and flight to Inis Mor.
Brilliant!!! Loved the whole day. Trains, planes and automobiles. A great day out.
We had never been to Ireland before. When we first booked this trip we were concerned about how the tour would be handled. We were delighted with the way the Rail Tours of Ireland handled everything. It was by far the best tour we went on, in Ireland. The train was very comfortable with Wifi on board. Very quiet and lots of drinks and snacks if you wanted them. The transfer to the bus was quick and easy and the bus was very comfortable. They stopped midway for breaks and snacks. At the airport they handled everything just like any airport. You had to weigh in and then you boarded the plane. It was a twin engine 6 passenger plane and the flight was really great and what a view! Aran islands is a very unique place. We have visited lots of Islands but this one was worth the trip. You get a great tour of the island and stop at a great little PUB. Great Guiness! Also you must see the fort it is amazing. A real trip into the ancient past. I give these folks an A+ for this tour. A must do if you go to Ireland!
Although a long day with the train, airplane, and van ride once at the Aran Islands, it was well worth the effort. The train ride both ways was scenic and we had very good guides. The airplane ride was short but fun, always thrilling to ride in a small plane! THe Aran Islands were beautiful and interesting. We liked that our group was small making it not feel like a big tourist outing.
This was the best tour I have ever been on. The people who worked for Viator were friendly and very accomidating. You will not be disappointed with this company.
I would like to share a personal experience. My tour took a short flight to the Aran Islands. By the end of the day the fog had rolled in and we could not fly off the island. The tour group booked us passage on the ferry back to Galway. We missed the train leaving Galway returning to Dublin becasue the ferry was slower, however once again there were no worries for us because the tour group put us directly on the correct bus back to Dublin.
You cannot control Mother Nature, however Viator took control of the cards that were dealt and ensured we arrived back to our original destination completely safe.
I will always use this company in the future.