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Travel by train and ferry to Dublin
Tour LE09-DH09

London-Dublin & The Connemara Capital

Travel by train and ferry to Dublin

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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
  • 1 Night Clifden with Brealfast & Evening Dinner
Overview & Map

Travel by train and ferry to Dublin

Travel from London to Dublin with Virgin Trains and Irish Ferries, overnight in Dubin. Followed by an enchanting day tour to the glorious West of Ireland where John Ford filmed "The Quiet Man". We arrive through Galway (the City of the Tribes), see Kylemore Abbey and explore Connemara which means "inlets of the sea".

Full Itinerary
Day 1:

London to Dublin

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


Check-in London Euston Station at the Network Rail Mobility Assistance Reception for 09:10 departure of your Virgin 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, ship weighing 55,000 tonnes. Enjoy an invigorating 3 hours and 15 minute voyage across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Facilities on board 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 17:25pm where you will be welcomed by your Railtours Ireland host and transferred to your four star standard hotel in Dublin City Centre for a 2-night stay.


Overnight Stay:

Dublin City Centre

Day 2:

Discover Dublin at your leisure

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Free to discover Dublin with your Hop On Hop Off Bus Ticket

The popular tour, the 2 day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, is offered with both live and multilingual commentary. All drivers are Failte Ireland approved, which means 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 too

Overnight Stay:

Dublin City Centre

Day 3:

Connemara

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


07:35 Depart Dublin Heuston, opened in 1844 as the headquarters of the Great Southern & Western Railway and 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. Your route takes you into the midlands and the Bog of Allen, vast tracts of peat-land. Before then we pass through the County Town of Tullamore and then to Clara across the gentle farmlands of north Offaly. The train crosses the Shannon 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 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, view the spectacular Sky Road.


15:00 Arrive to Hotel Accommodation for Overnight.

Overnight Stay:

Clifden Town Centre Hotel

Day 4:

The Twelve Bens - Connemara

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Enjoy your full Irish Breakfast at leisure and free time in the mornning


15:00 Depart Clifden where you will be picked up from your hotel and continue our tour to Connemara. We experience beautiful mountain scenery though Letterfrack and pass by Kylemore Abbey and lakes.


We take the Inagh Valley with the Twelve Bens on one side and the Maamturks on the other. Thru' Recess and enjoy lovely views all the way back to Galway.


Depart Galway for Dublin


20:45 Arrive at Dublin Heuston Station

Overnight Stay:

Dublin City Centre

Day 5:

Dublin to London

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Railours Ireland Host will transfer you to the Dublin Ferry Port


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



Monday-Saturday


08:05: Depart Dublin (Ferryport) by cruise ferry

Sunday
08:05: Depart Dublin (Ferryport) by cruise ferry
11:30: Arrive Holyhead arrive by ferry

12:38: Depart HollyHead Direct

16:38: Arrive London Euston Station


Sunday - Change at Crewe




16:44: Arrive Lonon Euston Station