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Cliffs of Moher One-Day Rail Tour

  • Cliffs of Moher

  • Bunratty Castle
  • The Burren
  • Galway Bay

Come and roar out at the Atlantic Ocean from the Cliffs of Moher!

A day trip to Ireland's rugged and unique mid-western coast, via Limerick on the mighty River Shannon, and onto the imposing Bunratty Castle with its lovely folk park.

 

Visit the breath-taking Cliffs of Moher rising high above the Wild Atlantic Ocean. Explore the lunar landscape of the Burren and the beautiful shores of Galway Bay.

 

A flavour of Galway City concludes the tour before our return to Dublin.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • Return Rail Travel.
  • Reserved Seats on the train.
  • Railtours Ireland Host throughout.
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions.
  • Escorted Coach.
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Cliffs of Moher One-Day Rail Tour - TOUR CODE:DH06
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"Exceeded our expectations!"

Jan 2018 by Ann D

Our family booked this tour based on the description given on-line. It exceeded our expectations! The guide, Liam, was such a friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable gentleman! He watched over us - sharing stories, history and more. The most amazing adventure we have experienced - a day jam packed with views, food, castles, nature and local culture. I would definitely book this tour again!


"Very well executed"

Jun 2017 by Shweta S

We had very limited time in Dublin and wanted to make most of it, couldn't have chosen a better way to visit the Cliffs of Moher and back in one day. We followed recommendations of our guide and we're not disappointed, they know what they're doing. Well done.


"Very friendly and informative! We highly recommend it! Well worth it!"

Jun 2016 by James R

It was an amazing tour! Bob was an absolutely fabulous tour guide. Very friendly and informative! We highly recommend it! Well worth it!


"Enjoyed this trip immensely. The Cliffs were spectacular and The Burren was quite a treat."

Jul 2015 by Barry W

Enjoyed this trip immensely. The Cliffs were spectacular and The Burren was quite a treat. Loved the Galway Bay tour by buss. The train portion of the trip was really good.


"This train/bus, day and evening tour, from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher was so amazing"

Jun 2015 by Geri, Florida

I told Jonathan that I would write about how amazing he and the tour had been. This train/bus, day and evening tour, from Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher (includes Bunratty, Limerick, Galway Bay) was so amazing. Jonathan has a rich and heartfelt understanding of why so many Americans are drawn to the land of their ancestors. His tour honors the beauty of the land and the people of Irenad and I was so moved as he showed us abandoned houses and farms from the potato famine exodus. He is a comedian, scholar, poet and historian. At day's end, it was like leaving an old friend. May the wind be always at your back, Jonathan! It was a brilliant experience! My soul soars over Galway Bay forever more because of you. :) This tour is a MUST!


"Perfect weather, scenery, food, rail, and coach...."

by Catherine W

Perfect weather, scenery, food, rail, and coach. Brendan, our tour guide, couldn't have been more knowledgeable, organized, helpful, and FUN! He went above and beyond to make the day a memorable and FUN experience. This adventure completely made our Ireland experience. Highly recommended--we will be back!


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Congratulations to John and Jessica on their engagement at The Cliffs of Moher on tour with Railtours Ireland First Class!.

Pictured with our Host Jonathon and friends.

We wish them both the best of luck for the future.


"“Best Tour!!”"

by The Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher

Jonathan Beaumont was the best tour guide that my husband and I have had so far. He made our trip to the cliffs of Moher not only fun but educational. We learned so much about Ireland's history from him and the land we traveled across. We highly recommend Railtours Ireland First Class and if you can we also recommend trying to be on one of Jonathan's tours. Sláinte!


"Fun for all ages."

by The Cliffs of Moher

“Andy was wonderful”

We took the train/bus tour to the cliffs of Moher with Andy. He gave us a wealth of great history and plenty of time to explore, while singing several tunes. Fun for all ages.

Visited March 2017


"“Splendid: Cliffs of Moher and more”"

by Dgholden

Cliffs of Moher

Yesterday my wife and I jumped on a tour by these fine folks. It's obvious they do this a lot.
The train travel was well done in a comfortable car with snack service.
We transferred to a really nice medium size coach
Our guide was Brian an he was hilarious. His knowledge and passion for Ireland was impressive. He took the time to get to know each of us. 
Brian made an interesting trip a blast. We would do it again but would ask for Brian!


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Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Bunratty Castle and Folk Park & The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience.

  • Return Rail Travel.
  • Reserved Seats on the train.
  • Railtours Ireland Host throughout.
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions.
  • Escorted Coach.
Book any 2 Day Tours and receive a Free Upgrade: 48hr Hop-on-Hop-off Dublin City Sightseeing Tour tickets.
DAY
1

Dublin to Bunratty Castle & Cliffs of Moher


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

Check-in beside the Customer Service Desk at Heuston Station where our representative will be waiting for you in their yellow jacket!

Check in for 07:00 departure from Dublin Heuston Station, opened in 1844 as the headquarters of the Great Southern & Western Railway. Heuston Station is now the official principal station of Iarnród Éireann, Ireland’s national railway company.

 

As your train departs, we travel in a south westerly direction, through Dublin's western suburbs and then through the lush, fertile countryside of Co. Kildare. Our journey takes us through the Curragh which is famous for its racecourse, home of the Irish Derby, and there are many stud farms in the vicinity. One of the train stops is Thurles, where the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded in 1884. The GAA is the sporting body responsible for promoting Ireland’s National sports - Gaelic football and hurling.

 

We change trains at Limerick Junction for the Limerick bound train. You don't need to worry about this change as you will be fully escorted from Dublin to Limerick Station by our Railtours Ireland host.

 

Upon arrival to Limerick, we will join our Railtours Ireland tour coach. Limerick has a population of about 90,000 and its city charter was granted in 1197AD, making it older than London! As we cross the river Shannon - Ireland’s longest river - you will see views of King John’s Castle to the right. The castle was completed in 1200 and marks the origins of the city.

 

Limerick’s most famous author, Frank McCourt, grew up here and the city was the setting for his famous book Angela’s Ashes. Limerick is also the birthplace of celebrated BBC radio DJ, Terry Wogan and Hollywood star, Richard Harris. We will pass the GAA grounds of Páirc na nGael –the home ground of County Limerick’s Hurling and Gaelic Football teams. Limerick is also the home of Irish Rugby and we will pass Thomond Park, the Rugby stadium.

 

After a brief city tour we travel onto Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The castle was completed in 1425 and, after many years of neglect, has been restored to its former glory. There is also a folk park here which you will have time to explore.

 

After the visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk park we make our way to Co. Clare. There is a lunch stop at O’Connor’s Pub in Doolin before arriving at the Cliffs of Moher, which are among the highest sea cliffs in Europe. There is plenty of time to visit Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction and your host will advise you of the departure time. From here, we take the coast road for much of the way to Galway, with time for photos along the Burren. This is a national park and the word 'Burren' comes from the Irish Language, meaning ‘rocky place’. It is a unique lunar landscape of limestone which was described in 1649 by one of Oliver Cromwell’s men as: “No tree to hang a man, no water deep enough to drown him and no soil deep enough to bury him”. Today the Burren is noted for its diverse flora with few parallels elsewhere in Ireland or, indeed, Europe.

 

We continue along the coast road to Black Head, passing the quaint coastal villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvara before joining the main road to Galway. There will be some free time in Galway to explore the streets around Eyre Square or grab a bite to eat before catching the train back to Dublin Heuston.

 

We depart from Galway by train and return to Dublin by a different route, via Athenry, Tullamore and Athlone, where we cross the mighty river Shannon once more.

 

Arrival into Dublin Heuston at 21:45hrs.

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