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Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin

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    What to Expect
    Hop aboard your train at Dublin’s Heuston Station in the early morning, and settle into your reserved seat. As you journey west, gaze out over Ireland’s lush countryside with its rolling hills and expansive peat boglands, and see the Shannon River as you cross it at Athlone. A light breakfast service is available on board the train.

    Meet your expert driver-guide at Galway rail station, and take a seat in your comfortable, air-conditioned coach or minivan for your scenic journey around the county of Galway and Connemara.

    Have your camera ready and listen to the informative commentary as you head into western Galway and trace parts of one of Europe’s most spectacular coastal routes. Pass by steep cliffs, untouched beaches and sleepy villages, and visit the picture-perfect coastal towns of Roundstone and Clifden.

    Stop for a seafood lunch (own expense) overlooking Roundstone harbor and drive through magnificent scenery to Kylemore Abbey, a 19th-century lakeside Benedictine abbey in Connemara famous for its romantic location and walled garden.

    Venture further into Connemara, a region of rugged mountains, dark lakes and thatched villages hemmed by a stunning coastline. Drive by deserted coves and bays washed by the Atlantic Sea; stop for photos of remote peaks and valleys, and hear fascinating facts about the ancient, unspoiled landscapes around from your driver-guide. Later, return to Galway station to travel by rail back to Dublin, where your day trip ends when you leave your train in the late evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Dublin, Ireland
    Departure Time
    7:10 AM
    Duration
    14h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Host on trains
    • Information pack
    • Reserved seats on trains
    • Qualified driver-guide on coaches
    • Visit Kylemore Abbey for a photo stop
    • All travel by rail and coach from Dublin Heuston Station
    • Entry/Admission - Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc
    • Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries
    • For infants 4 years and under, a fee of EUR 15.00 per day is payable direct
    • Wheelchair accessibility: As long as the passenger has some mobility then this tour would be suitable. Trains in Ireland are wheelchair friendly however buses/coaches are not. The guest would have to be able to climb the steps onto the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Frank our bus driver/tour guide did an excellent job. Kylemore Abbey looks like something out of Dowtown Abbey. The food at the restaurant is super good. It would have been nice to have a little more time to visit.
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    Started off a wonderful day with Frank on the train to Galway, very pleasant man, informative, jovial a credit to the company, unfortunately very bad weather meant we had to make the best of a bad day, a little disappointed that we didn't seem to actually have a guide, so
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    Response from InfoRTIFC, Manager at Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin
    Responded Sep 13, 2018
    We are sorry that you did not seem to enjoy the end of tour with us. When we investigated your allegations we found that you repeatedly attempted to draw our Host into a debate regarding Brexit putting him in an awkward situation and when he refused to be drawn you became frustrated, unhappy and angry, thus the atmosphere surrounding your party deteriorated somewhat resulting in your one star review.
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    • Duration: 14h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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