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Escape Dublin for day trip along Ireland’s majestic west coast, traveling by both train and coach to the scenic Cliffs of Moher. 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
  • Learn about Limerick on a guided city tour
  • See Bunratty Castle and Folk Village
  • Discover the Cliffs of Moher on the wild Atlantic coast
  • Explore The Burren's lunar landscape
  • Soak up a scenic drive along the shores of Galway Bay

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 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) before returning to the train station.

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Customer Reviews

Eric Y Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A wonderful day trip by train!

Kelli B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Another wonderful tour by rail. Every stop was a must see
and every moment made are trip that much more special!
The last stop before heading back to Dublin was in Galway! We went to the corner Pub that was recommended near the rail station! So much FUN with
the most wonderful IRISH music!

alfred s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Awesome trip. The guide was great.

TOM G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Best tour EVER!!! Our guide, Peter, was AMAZING! We highly recommend this tour to everyone!

Soumya S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great trip and well organized!

Juli I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Andy was a fantastic tour guide. He made a point to make certain the kids felt welcomed and was very informative and helpful. The singing was a great bonus and added to our experience of Ireland. We wish all the best to him and everyone we met on the journey that day!

clpapczynski

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Jonathon was an amazing guide!

andynarkie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

long day but well worth it

cdirks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our guide Brian Duggan was amazing. Full of information, kept us entertained, and gave us great pointers. All the scenery is breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour.

Noah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

My tour guide Peter C was excellent, knowledgeable, and made sure we had a good time. He was always helpful and made sure not to lose any of us. We didn't have the best weather that day but still had a great time. I definitely enjoyed the tour and would use the company again without question.

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