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Aran Islands & Galway City Rail Tour (Full-Day Tour)

By Railtours Ireland First Class
3.4/5
Price was undefined, price is now £138

Features

Free cancellation available
14h 10m
Printed voucher
Instant confirmation
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Personal safety equipment

Highlights

  • Authentic Gaelic community & culture

  • Stunning flight over Galway Bay

  • Remarkable scenery & rugged landscape

  • Prehistoric fortress in a striking location on a cliff edge

  • Discover Kilronan — the largest settlement on the islands

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided coach tour of Inishmore

  • What's included

    Admission to Dún Aengus

  • What's included

    Roundtrip rail transport between Dublin and Galway

  • What's included

    Roundtrip airplane flight between Connemara Airport and Inishmore

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Lunch

  • What's excluded

    Drinks

Know Before You Book

  • In the event that your flight cannot operate due to adverse weather conditions, an alternative visit will be made to Connemara.

  • Your train departs at 7:35 AM from Heuston Station, where our representative will check you in for your tour. Our Railtours representative will be located beside the Railtours Ireland kiosk in the main concourse area, beside the info desk.

  • Check-in is 20 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

  • On the morning of departure, our Railtours representative will be located beside the Railtours Ireland kiosk in the main concourse area, beside the info desk.


What you can expect

Fly from Galway to Inishmore, the largest of the legendary Aran Islands and an outpost of Gaelic culture. Soak up the rugged beauty accentuated by miles of dry-stone walls, the thatched roofs of traditional cottages and prehistoric forts. Learn of the local customs from your knowledgeable guide.

Leave the buzz of Dublin and speed across Ireland on the train heading for Galway and Connemara Airport. After your brief flight across the bay, touch down on Inishmore and prepare to gain insight into traditional Gaelic culture. Take some free time over lunch in Kilronan village to experience life on Inishmore first hand. Observe how those that live here are preserving their Gaelic values as well as the Irish language (Gaeilge).

Head out to Dún Aengus — a 2,000 year old stone fortress perched on a cliff. Take inspiration from its dramatic location as the powerful Atlantic ocean crashes into the rock face. Afterward, it's back to Galway to explore the sights or to perhaps enjoy some retail therapy as you wait for your train back to Dublin.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Masks provided
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Location

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Activity Location

  • Inishmore, Aran Islands, Galway
  • Kilronan County Galway

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Heuston Station Dublin
    • Saint John's Road West Saint John's Road West
    • Dublin County Dublin

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