2-DAY RAIL TOUR: The Connemara Capital

No car, no problem! Great touring with 1-night in Clifden


Highlights

Day Tour - The Connemara Capital

Explore Connemara, the edge of Europe.

A fantastic opportunity to overnight in the capital of Connemara, the beautiful town of Clifden. Staying at the famous Abbeyglen Castle Hotel or the Four Star Station House Hotel. Experience two days of touring in this most beautiful region with 24 hours in Clifden. This tour offers exceptional value and a dinner, bed and breakfast is offered as part of this package.

Additional Notes

Tour does not operate on Sunday or St. Patrick's Day.

Hotel in Connemara will be advised once the office in Ireland confirms this to our U.S. office. The 4 * hotel will be centrally located.

Itinerary

Day 01, Connemara

Check-in is 20 minutes prior to train departure time at the customer service desk at Connolly Station where our check-in representative will be in their yellow jacket!

Check-in for 7:35 am departure from Dublin Heuston, opened in 1844 as the headquarters of the Great Southern & Western Railway and is now the official principal station of Iarnród Éireann, Ireland’s national railway company. As your train departs, we travel in a south westerly direction, through Dublin's western suburbs and then through the lush fertile countryside of Co. Kildare. Our journey takes us through the Curragh which is famous for its racecourse, home of the Irish Derby, and there are many stud farms in the vicinity. Your route takes you into the midlands and the Bog of Allen, vast tracts of peat-land. Before then we pass through the County Town of Tullamore and then to Clara across the gentle farmlands of north Offaly. The train crosses the Shannon marks the historic border between the province of Leinster and Connacht – the historic province of the West of Ireland. You are now heading due west, surrounded by peat bog on both sides of the line. On the last few kilometers before Galway, you will get your first glimpse of Galway Bay.

Arrive Galway we transfer to our waiting coach and strike out along the shore of Galway Bay and into the magnificent scenery of this region known as Connemara. Our lunch stop is in the pretty little fishing village of Roundstone with its fabulous views over the bay to the Twelve Bens mountain range. Our next stop is at unique Coral beach on this wild Atlantic Coast. We see the bogs where Alcock & Brown crash landed in 1919 after the first ever Transatlantic Flight. We arrive in Clifden, view the spectacular Sky Road. Overnight Stay: Clifden Town Center.

Day 02, The Twelve Bens - Connemara

Enjoy a Full Irish Breakfast at your leisure. 3:00 pm Depart Clifden where you will be picked up from your hotel and continue our tour to Connemara. We experience beautiful mountain scenery though Letterfrack and pass by Kylemore Abbey and lakes. We take the Inagh Valley with the Twelve Bens on one side and the Maamturks on the other. Thru' Recess and enjoy lovely views all the way back to Galway. After your day's touring you will be returned to Galway Station to return to Dublin. Returning to Dublin Heuston at 9:45 pm.

Optionals

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2017Land Only
Aug 1 - Dec 16   439

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. Single is additional.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Additional transfers
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

Airfare is additional. Once you select your date, you will be given the opportunity to search our system for the best available airfare from your home city. The dates shown will be the start / end date of your tour. However, you can alter these dates to arrive earlier or extend your stay as needed.

Our system will search for the best possible airfare during your booking process. Note: airfare cannot be booked sooner than eleven (11) month from date of departure.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date one would start touring in Ireland including any pre/post nights. Does not include air travel.

 
Hotels featured on this tour
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