Tour Code: 3310DH06BN
Duration: 2 days
Explore the highlights of Ireland's stunning west coast on this 2-day trip by rail and coach from Dublin, accompanied by a friendly and informative guide along the way. From Bunratty Castle and Folk Village Park to the rugged Cliffs of Moher and the Burren coast, this nature-packed trip is one you won’t want to miss! You’ll enjoy the atmosphere of a small-town pub in coastal Doolin and finish in lovely Galway Bay.
Don’t miss this spectacular 2-day guided trip through Ireland’s west coast by rail and coach, including an overnight stay in a 4-star accommodation plus breakfast!
Day 1: Dublin – Galway - Bunratty Village
Check in at Dublin Heuston Station, where you’ll meet your friendly host and catch the 11:25am train to Galway. Enjoy the afternoon exploring Galway before a 6pm transfer to your accommodation in Bunratty Village, where you’ll spend your evening enjoying a medieval banquet with legendary Irish entertainment.
Overnight: 4-star hotel in Bunratty
Day 2: Limerick – Dublin (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, meet your nowledgeable guide and group, tour the castle. Fully restored in 1954 to its former 15th-century glory – and view the beautiful medieval tapestries, art and furnishings inside. Continue to the 26-acre (10-hectare) Folk Village Park and tour the grounds where more than 30 buildings bring 19th-century rural Ireland to life.
Next, stop for lunch (own expense) at a classic pub in Doolin Village, a charming seaside town located along the rugged Atlantic coastline near the stunning Cliffs of Moher. After enjoying a meal and perhaps a pint, pass the stunning cliffs – designated a UNESCO Geo Park – and catch breathtaking views of natural landmarks like the Aran Islands, Galway Bay, the Twelve Pins and Maum Turk Mountains.
Finally, enter the barren limestone landscape of the Burren coast, rounding Black Head before heading along the shores of Galway Bay. When you arrive in Galway, join the Dublin-bound train (dinner service available onboard at own expense), arriving at Dublin Heuston Station at 9:45pm.
Please note: the Bunratty Castle banquet will not be operating until March 12 due to renovation work