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The West Coast Explorer (including Galway Bay)

Book NowTour DH07 - Two Day Tour
An opportunity to experience "the best of the West" in two days taking in Limerick, Bunratty Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren, Galway Bay and overnighting in Galway City.
Next day we continue along the Wild Atlantic way through Connemara and visit Kylemore Abbey.

The Burren
The Burren, Co. Clare

Day 1
Check in Dublin Heuston station (Customer Service Desk) for 07.00 depature of InterCity train to Cork
(Free full Irish breakfast available Monday to Friday if tour booked directly online on this site).
We join our coach at Limerick, have a short tour of the treaty city and setting for "Angela's Ashes". We head north to Bunratty Castle and Folk Village (admission included), then to a Doolin Pub for our lunch stop and on to the majestic Cliffs of Moher on the wild Atlantic coast. We enter the unique lunar landscape of the Burren, rounding Black Head before heading along the shores of Galway Bay to Galway the city of the tribes.
Checkin to your 4 Star standard (Hotel Grade subject to availability.) city centre Galway Hotel, include full Irish Breakfast.
Evening free to enjoy this really exciting city with its huge selection of traditional bars some with music and a wide variety of restaurants and cafés.

Trad Session
Nighlife in Galway

The drive from the Cliffs of Moher to Galway city is regarded by the AA Automobile Association as one of the top 10 coastal drives in Europe.
Map of Galway

Leenane - Connemara, Co. Galway

Day 2
10.00am. We depart Galway and strike out into the faboulous scenery of Connemara (inlets of the ocean). On our journey we passed the house where Bruce Ismay (dierctor of the white Star Line) retired to in disgrace after surviving the Titanic sinking until his death in 1932. Mountains, lakes and deep inlets are there to behold, we visit the lovely fishing village of Leenane on Ireland's only fjord - Killary Harbour.
We visit the World famous Kylemore Abbey & Garden (admission to Abbey & garden included).
This is also our lunch stop (not included). See the Tweleve Bens and Maamturks mountain ranges. Plenty of shopping and photo opportunities en route.
We continue on along the shores of Galway Bay and arrive in Galway at around 18:00hrs.

We depart Galway by train at 19:20hrs to Dublin Heuston by InterCity train (bar & snacks available on board) arriving at 21.50hrs.

Book NowDeparts Daily (Monday - Saturday).

Prices are per adult sharing -
single room supplement applies
All tours have stops en route for Photography, shopping etc.,

Extra nights available in Galway city at the end of your tour - Please ask for details when booking.

On this tour you travel through three of Ireland’s four provinces

Adult (Sharing): €279.00

Student (Sharing): €251

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We enjoyed our Railtour trip very much!
July 2008Henk and Marian ten Kley

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