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Hosted Railtours for the Independent Traveller
Travel West By Train
Tour DH11AN

Day Tour Plus - The Aran Islands & Galway City

Sleep in with an Afternoon Departure and Overnight in Galway City

The Aran Islands
Train through countryside
Dun Aengus Fort
What's included?
  • All Rail Travel
  • Reserved Seats on the train
  • Railtours Ireland Host Throughout
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions
  • 1 Night Galway / 3-4* Hotel
  • Full Irish Breakfast in Galway
Overview & Map

Travel West By Train

An overnight tour to the glorious West of Ireland including a comfortable overnight in the City Centre of Galway also known as the City of the Tribes, you will have the evening free to experience this most exciting city full of really good pubs and restaurants, many with traditional Irish music - hear the Irish language - Gaelic being spoken. The next morning after a full Irish breakfast you will be taken by scenic flight to visit Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands and one of the most popular vacation destinations in Ireland. Set in the mouth of Galway Bay, Inis Mór is a bastion of traditional Irish language, culture and music, unique in its geology, archaeology and history.

Full Itinerary
Day 1:

Dublin to Galway


Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time.

Customer Service Desk at Heuston Station where our Check-In representative will be in their yellow jacket!


13:25 Depart Dublin Heuston Station to Galway

15:40 Arrive Galway Station


Transfer to your city centre hotel where you will then have the evening free in Galway to explore the city.

Overnight Stay:

Galway City Centre

Day 2:

The Aran Islands by Scenic Flight


Enjoy your full Irish Breakfast, check out of your hotel.

Meet at the waiting room in Galway train station, from here you will be escorted to the Aer Aran mini-coach for transfer to Connemara Airport for your scenic flight to Inis Mór. Irish is the spoken language on the Aran Islands although the locals will be more than happy to speak to you in English. For many, the highlight of the tour is the formidable pre-Christian fort of Dún Aonghusa, with spectacular sea-cliffs on the western side and unspoilt views of the Atlantic Ocean. Flight times may vary occasionally to cater for the numbers flying.

Notes on Aran: Your tour of Inis Mór begins and ends at the island's airport and includes stops at 'Seven Churches' (15 minutes), Dún Aonghusa (75 minutes) and Kilronan for lunch (45 minutes).


On arrival back at Galway you will be brought to the Tourist Office. You now should have some time in Galway city centre for exploring and/or shopping.


Please note: Should weather conditions be such as to curtail flights you will be taken on an alternative tour to Connemara and refunded the difference.
No further refund available should you decide not to go to Connemara for any reason.

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