2-DAY RAIL TOUR DAY TOUR PLUS: Connemara & Galway Bay

An overnight tour to Galway to experience this most exciting city full of pubs and restaurants, many with traditional Irish music. The next morning tour one of Ireland's most scenic regions, Connemara.

2-DAY RAIL TOUR DAY TOUR PLUS: Connemara & Galway Bay

An overnight tour to Galway to experience this most exciting city full of pubs and restaurants, many with traditional Irish music. The next morning tour one of Ireland's most scenic regions, Connemara.

Day Tour Plus - Connemara & Galway Bay

Sleep in with an afternoon departure and overnight in Galway City. The next morning, you will be taken on a great tour of one of Ireland's most scenic regions, Connemara.

Tour includes

  • One (1) night's accommodation in a 3* Galway hotel.
  • Full Irish breakfast.
  • All rail travel, with reserved seats on the train.
  • Tour host.
  • Escorted motor coach touring.

Additional Notes

Tour operates on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. This tour does not operate on St. Patrick's Day.

Since this tour departs Dublin early in the morning and returns later in the evening, we suggest adding a pre and post night in Dublin if prior arrangements aren't already made.


Day 01: Dublin to Galway

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

Check in for 1:25 pm departure from Heuston Station (please check in 20 minutes prior to departure). Arrive Galway Station at 3:40 pm. Transfer to your city center hotel where you will then have the evening free in Galway to explore the city. Overnight in Galway.

Day 02: Connemara and Kylemore Abbey & Gardens

Enjoy your full Irish Breakfast, check out your hotel.

Depart from Galway Train Station and our conducted tour of Connemara leaves Galway to the village of Moycullen. From Moycullen the road rises and falls towards the lovely village of Oughterard on the shores of Lough Corrib, traditionally regarded as Ireland’s premier angling center. Now the gateway to Connemara opens, and the breathtaking colors of this unspoilt countryside are revealed in all their natural splendor. At Maam Cross, the Connemara "crossroads", there is a replica of the cottage used in the 1950s John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara film "The Quiet Man", which was filmed here. From Maam Cross our tour heads out to Leenane, Kylemore Abbey, and Letterfrack, in the shadow of purple mountains rolling down to blue and green rocky valleys, reflecting the rich and varied colors of Connemara. There is a lunch break at Kylemore Abbey and Gardens, an 18th century castle now owned by the Benedictine nuns who run an excellent pottery, gift shop, and restaurant here. Letterfrack is one of Ireland’s major national parks. The colorful town of Clifden has been one of Ireland's leading holiday resorts for generations. It is an excellent touring center beloved by the walker, the biker, the hiker, or the fisherman. It was here, too, at Derrygimlagh Bog, near Clifden, that aviation history was made when Alcock and Brown crash landed after their historic transatlantic flight in 1919. Back at Maam Cross again and the road turns southwards now through the Screeb, Costello, and Rossaveal. Rossaveal is the departure point for ferryboats to the Aran Islands and is also a major fishing port. We are now in the Gaeltacht or Irish speaking area of Connemara where Gaelic or Irish is still the everyday spoken language of a bi-lingual people.

Our tour of Connemara heads homeward towards Galway City now, along the shores of Galway bay, through the Gaeltacht villages of Inverin and Spiddal, and looking out across the blue waters of the Atlantic at the unique limestone of the Burren and the hills of Clare. After your day's touring you will be returned to Galway Station for your return journey to Dublin.

Return to Dublin Heuston at 9:45 pm.

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Day Tour Plus - Connemara & Galway Bay
Railtours Ireland 16 Amiens Street, Dublin 1

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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


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