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London-Dublin & the Aran Islands

  • Travel by train and ferry to Dublin & Inis Mór

Slow travel is all the craze these days! Go Car Free, Carefree and travel in comfort and at a leisurely pace. While you're in Ireland, visit Inis Mór, the largest of the 3 Aran Islands.

Travel to Ireland the classic route by rail through the heart of England, along the lovely North Wales Coast and then on the world’s largest cruise ferry to Dublin City Centre.

 

Spend three nights in a 3*/4* standard hotel in Dublin City Centre, enjoy your one day tour from Dublin to Inis Mór, the largest of the three Aran Islands, and return to London – All in four days!

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • Return Rail & Ferry London to Dublin
  • Transfers from Dublin Ferryport to City Centre Hotel
  • Dublin City Tour.
  • Attraction Admissions.
  • 3 Nights Dublin / 4* Standard Hotel
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London-Dublin & the Aran Islands - TOUR CODE:LE09-DH11
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"This is a very unique tour and now I can check it off my bucket list"

Apr 2016 by Angela C

What a fantastic way to see Galway Bay and the sights of the Aran Islands from a small plane. This is a very unique tour and now I can check it off my bucket list -- traveling in a very small aircraft where the pilot was so close that you could watch as he flew the plane. The Island itself is very small and the food at the cafe was outstanding. The locals were very friendly and helpful.


"What a fantastic way to see Galway Bay and the sights of the Aran Islands from a small plane"

Apr 2016 by Angela C

What a fantastic way to see Galway Bay and the sights of the Aran Islands from a small plane. This is a very unique tour and now I can check it off my bucket list -- traveling in a very small aircraft where the pilot was so close that you could watch as he flew the plane. The Island itself is very small and the food at the cafe was outstanding. The locals were very friendly and helpful.


"This was awesome! Well worth the time"

Jun 2015 by Coledude

This was awesome! Well worth the time. Exciting from start to finish!!


"The train trip was amazing and we had the best escorts!"

Mar 2015 by Tina K

This trip was amazing. It did rain while we were there. But it is Ireland! The train trip was amazing and we had the best escorts! Both were retired train workers and knew everything about the lines and the sights along the lines. Our time on the island was led by locals who knew everything about the islands history, industry, and sights. We highly recommend this and the other train tours (we also did the train tour to the Giants Causeway and highly recommend it too!)!! Thank you. We truly enjoyed our time in Ireland!


"It was absolutely amazing. This trip was my dream because stone walls..."

by Yaclin

It was absolutely amazing. This trip was my dream because stone walls, rolling grasslands, natural beaches and cliffs always make me so happy.


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Visitor attractions included: Dún Aonghasa Prehistoric Hill Fort.

  • Return Rail & Ferry London to Dublin
  • Transfers from Dublin Ferryport to City Centre Hotel
  • Dublin City Tour.
  • Attraction Admissions.
  • 3 Nights Dublin / 4* Standard Hotel
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DAY
1

London to Dublin

Dublin City Centre


Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time - look out for our check-in hosts in the yellow jackets!

 

Check-in at London Euston Station at the Network Rail Mobility Assistance Reception for the 09:02 departure of your train direct to Holyhead. You will be met by your Railtours Ireland host and escorted into your reserved seats.

 

Your train, complete with snack car/bar will speed through the heart of England and along the North Wales coast to reach Holyhead in just 3 hours and 40 minutes. Holyhead rail station is also the cruise ferry terminal so after a short bus transfer to the berth you walk onto the ship – The Irish Ferries ‘Ulysses’ to Dublin.

 

Enjoy an invigorating 3 hours and 15 minute voyage across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Facilities on board the ship include a range of restaurants and bars, a 2-screen cinema and a traditional promenade deck, from where you can enjoy the fresh sea air.

 

Arrive into Dublin at 17:25hrs where you will be welcomed by your Railtours Ireland host and transferred to your hotel in Dublin City Centre for a 3-night stay.

Day 1
DAY
2

Discover Dublin at your leisure

Dublin City Centre

FULL IRISH BREAKFAST INCLUDED


Free to discover Dublin with your 48hr Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour ticket.

 

The popular tour, the 2-day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, is offered with both live and multilingual commentary. All drivers are Fáilte Ireland approved, which means that not only are they great story tellers, they're also brimming with information and history of Dublin's past, and will have you laughing all the way around the tour route.

Day 2
DAY
3

The Aran Islands by Plane

Dublin City Centre

FULL IRISH BREAKFAST INCLUDED


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

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

 

Check in for 07:35 departure from Dublin Heuston Station. 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. Your route takes you into the midlands and the Bog of Allen, vast tracts of peat-land. Before then, we pass through the country town of Tullamore and then to Clara across the gentle farmlands of north Offaly. The train crosses the Shannon River which marks the historic border between the province of Leinster and Connacht – the historic province of the West of Ireland. You are now heading due west, surrounded by peat bog on both sides of the line. On the last few kilometres before Galway, you will get your first glimpse of Galway Bay.

 

Arrive into Galway where you will be brought to the Aer Arann mini-coach for transfer to Connemara Airport for your short flight to Inis Mór. Flight times may vary occasionally to cater for the numbers flying.

 

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.


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 village for lunch (45 minutes).

 

On arrival back to Galway you will be brought to the Tourist Office. You should now 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.

Day 3
DAY
4

Dublin to London

FULL IRISH BREAKFAST INCLUDED


Your Railtours Ireland host will transfer you to the Dublin ferry port.

 

Dublin – London (via Irish Ferries Ship - Ulysses):

Monday-Saturday: 08:05am Depart Dublin by cruise ferry.

11:30: Arrive Holyhead by ferry.

12:38: Depart HolyHead Direct.

16:38: Arrive London Euston Station

 

Sunday: 08:05am Depart Dublin by cruise ferry.

11:30: Arrive Holyhead by ferry.

12:38: Depart HolyHead and change at Crewe.

16:44: Arrive London Euston Station.

Day 4
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