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Aran Islands Scenic Flight and Galway Rail Tour from Dublin

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    What to Expect
    Board your early morning train in central Dublin, settle into your reserved seat, and relax on your roughly 3-hour journey to Galway city. As you travel, admire Ireland’s peat boglands and rolling hills, and catch views of the Shannon River at Athlone. A light breakfast service is available on the train.

    On arrival in Galway, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to nearby Connemara Airport for your flight to Inis Mor, the largest of Ireland’s Aran Islands, set at the mouth of Galway Bay. Hop into your small plane and marvel at the bird’s-eye views on your 10-minute flight. Gaze down over Galway’s rugged coast and the Atlantic, and catch tantalizing glimpses of Inis Mor’s villages and fields, a patchwork of greenery criss-crossed by dry stone walls.

    After landing, set off for a scenic island tour, following the winding lanes through barren-but-beautiful limestone landscapes. Pass thatched cottages, sandy beaches, medieval churches and Celtic stone crosses; and hear about the island’s age-old Celtic mythology and Gaelic linguistic heritage from your guide.

    Stop for a pub lunch (own expense) in Kilronan, the main village; and visit Inis Mor's star attraction: Dun Aengus fort. Wander around this semi-circular prehistoric fort, whose crumbled stones edge a 300-foot (90-meter) sea cliff, and enjoy the thrilling views down over the island, sea and Ireland’s mainland.

    After your island tour, fly back to Connemara and transfer to Galway city. Enjoy some free time to stroll around the charming streets, shop for souvenirs or perhaps enjoy a glass of Guinness (own expense) in one of the friendly pubs.

    Then, relax on your train ride back to Dublin, where your trip concludes.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Dublin, Ireland
    Departure Time
    7:10 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Scenic flight
    • Host on trains
    • Information pack
    • Reserved seats on trains
    • Qualified driver-guide on coaches
    • All travel by rail and coach from Dublin Heuston Station
    • Entry/Admission - Dun Aonghasa
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc
    • Please note that for operational reasons and in bad weather conditions it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries. If flights are cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be taken on an alternative tour to Connemara and refunded the difference.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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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    Reviewed September 4, 2019

    I recommend you fly to the Island, it is only 9 minutes vs a 30 minutes boat ride. The additional cost is well worth it to be able to see the Islands from the air. I loved our tour around the Island with stops at...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank kathleencM8987NC
    Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

    We had a very good time and enjoyed very much any single minute flying. I have to highlight the good organization and the incredible kindness of our tour guiding people

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank davide64global
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    • Languages Offered: English
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