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London-Dublin & The Connemara Capital

  • Travel by train and ferry to Dublin, and on to Galway & Clifden in the West of Ireland.

FREE 48hr Dublin Bus Hop-on-Hop-off City Sightseeing Tour tickets.

Slow travel is all the craze these days! Go Car Free, Carefree and travel in comfort and at a leisurely pace.

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. Followed by an enchanting day tour to the glorious West of Ireland where John Ford filmed The Quiet Man. We travel through Galway, "the City of the Tribes", visit Kylemore Abbey and explore Connemara, which means "inlets of the sea".

 

Spend three nights in a 3*/4* standard hotel in Dublin City Centre and return to London – All in five 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 3*/4* Standard Hotel.
  • 1 Night Clifden with Brealfast & Evening Dinner.
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London-Dublin & The Connemara Capital - TOUR CODE:LE09-DH09
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"Thank you for a very successful visit to Ireland"

by Helen, UK

Our four day tour ended on Sunday evening, thank you for a very successful visit to Ireland. We were very impressed by all the tour guides, they were enchanting and had an absolute passion for their specific objective. We received first class treatment from everyone, the transfer service between cities was invaluable. The most treasured commodity is personal attention which we received in abundance from every operator. highly recommend Railtours


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

London to Dublin

Dublin City Centre.


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

 

Check-in at London Euston Station at the Network Rail Mobility Assistance Reception for the 09:10 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.

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

Connemara

Clifden Town Centre Hotel.

Full Irish Breakfast Included.


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!

 

Check-in for 07:35 departure from Dublin Heuston, opened in 1844 as the headquarters of the Great Southern & Western Railway, 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. 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 River Shannon, 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.

 

Upon arrival in Galway, we transfer to our waiting coach and strike out along the shore of Galway Bay and into the magnificent scenery of this region known as Connemara. Our lunch stop is in the pretty little fishing village of Roundstone with its fabulous views over the bay to the Twelve Bens mountain range.

 

Our next stop is at unique Coral beach on this wild Atlantic Coast. We see the bogs where Alcock & Brown crash landed in 1919 after the first ever transatlantic flight.

 

We arrive in Clifden and view the spectacular Sky Road before our arrival to our hotel.

Day 3
DAY
4

The Twelve Bens - Connemara

Dublin City Centre.

Full Irish Breakfast Included.


Enjoy your full Irish Breakfast at leisure.

 

At 15:00hrs, we depart Clifden, where you will be picked up from your hotel and we continue your tour to Connemara.

 

We experience beautiful mountain scenery though Letterfrack and pass by Kylemore Abbey and lakes.

 

We take in the Inagh Valley with the Twelve Bens on one side and the Maamturks on the other. Enjoy stunning views all the way back to Galway.

 

After your day's touring you will be returned to Galway Station to return to Dublin.

 

Depart Galway Station at 19:20hrs.

 

Returning to Dublin Heuston at 21:45hrs.

Day 4
DAY
5

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 5
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