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Connemara and Galway Bay from Dublin: By Train and Coach, City Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Friday: Jan/Feb/Mar/Nov/Dec
    Tue & Thurs:  Apr/May/Oct
    Mon to Sat : Jun/Jul/Aug/Sept

  • Duration

    Approx 13 hours 30 minutes

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point
    Check in is at Heuston Station, Dublin, beside the customer service desk. The tour operator’s representatives (wearing yellow jackets) will be present to check you in and show you to your reserved seats on the train.
  • Ending Point

    Same as the start point 

Key Highlights

  • All the glorious colours and countryside of Connemara revealed on this full-day tour
  • Plenty of stops to take advantage of the stunning photo-opportunities
  • A great tour if you are short of time – see a large part of Ireland in a day
  • Fully escorted tour with dedicated host to assist you on the train


Discover the magic of Connemara on this delightful day tour by coach and rail from Dublin.

Leaving Heuston Station after breakfast, travel right across the breadth of Ireland to Galway on the Atlantic coast. See the vast expanse of bog for which Ireland is famous and watch the countryside change from the hedgerows of the east to the stone walls of the far west.

In Galway, board a motorcoach and strike out along the shores of Galway Bay into Connemara. See the pretty villages and the breathtaking beauty of the unspoilt landscape. Enjoy photo-stops at Leenane Quiet Men Bridge, Inagh Valley, Rossaveal, Spiddal, Mc Cullen, and Oughterard, and a longer stop at historic Kylemore Abbey.

Travel through the national park of Letterfrack, where purple mountains roll down to blue and green rocky valleys, reflecting the rich and varied colours of Connemara. And see the place where Alcock and Brown crash-landed after their historic transatlantic flight in 1919.

Head back to Galway through the Gaeltacht, or Irish speaking area of Connemara, and enjoy magnificent views across the blue waters of the Atlantic to the rocks of the Burren and the hills of Clare.

In Galway, you will join your train for the return to Dublin.

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  • Reserved seat in train
  • Sightseeing in comfortable motor coach
  • English-speaking hosts on the train and guides on the sightseeing tours


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and beverages
  • Kylemore Abbey: (reduced admission for guests on this tour), approx €8.00

Please note

Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

There is a dining car on the train, serving full Irish breakfast between Monday and Friday, and light breakfast on Saturdays. You may ask your host for details.

Unfortunately, food is not included in the tour price, but there will be stops where you can grab something to eat.

Customer Reviews

    Best tour experience ever!

    There is nothing your guides could have possibly done to make our experience any better. The driver, Darren, our rail guide Jim and the bus guide Norman were fantastic. Very...

    Canada 07/25/2014

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