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Aran Islands Scenic Flight and Galway Rail Tour from Dublin provided by Railtours Ireland First Class - Day Tours

Aran Islands Scenic Flight and Galway Rail Tour from Dublin

Aran Islands Scenic Flight and Galway Rail Tour from Dublin
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About
Get away from it all on a day trip from Dublin that flies you to the magical Aran island of Inis Mor. You'll discover the Ireland of old on an island that's rich in culture and history, with a long tradition of friendly hospitality.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Board your early morning train in central Dublin, settle into your reserved seat, and relax on your roughly 3-hour journey to Galway city. As you travel, admire Ireland’s peat boglands and rolling hills, and catch views of the Shannon River at Athlone. A light breakfast service is available on the train. On arrival in Galway, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to nearby Connemara Airport for your flight to Inis Mor, the largest of Ireland’s Aran Islands, set at the mouth of Galway Bay. Hop into your small plane and marvel at the bird’s-eye views on your 10-minute flight. Gaze down over Galway’s rugged coast and the Atlantic, and catch tantalizing glimpses of Inis Mor’s villages and fields, a patchwork of greenery criss-crossed by dry stone walls. After landing, set off for a scenic island tour, following the winding lanes through barren-but-beautiful limestone landscapes. Pass thatched cottages, sandy beaches, medieval churches and Celtic stone crosses; and hear about the island’s age-old Celtic mythology and Gaelic linguistic heritage from your guide. Stop for a pub lunch (own expense) in Kilronan, the main village; and visit Inis Mor's star attraction: Dun Aengus fort. Wander around this semi-circular prehistoric fort, whose crumbled stones edge a 300-foot (90-meter) sea cliff, and enjoy the thrilling views down over the island, sea and Ireland’s mainland. After your island tour, fly back to Connemara and transfer to Galway city. Enjoy some free time to stroll around the charming streets, shop for souvenirs or perhaps enjoy a glass of Guinness (own expense) in one of the friendly pubs. Then, relax on your train ride back to Dublin, where your trip concludes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 14h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Board your early morning train in central Dublin, settle into your reserved seat, and relax on your roughly 3-hour journey to Galway city. As you travel, admire Ireland’s peat boglands and rolling hills, and catch views of the Shannon River at Athlone. A light breakfast service is available on the train. On arrival in Galway, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to nearby Connemara Airport for your flight to Inis Mor, the largest of Ireland’s Aran Islands, set at the mouth of Galway Bay. Hop into your small plane and marvel at the bird’s-eye views on your 10-minute flight. Gaze down over Galway’s rugged coast and the Atlantic, and catch tantalizing glimpses of Inis Mor’s villages and fields, a patchwork of greenery criss-crossed by dry stone walls. After landing, set off for a scenic island tour, following the winding lanes through barren-but-beautiful limestone landscapes. Pass thatched cottages, sandy beaches, medieval churches and Celtic stone crosses; and hear about the island’s age-old Celtic mythology and Gaelic linguistic heritage from your guide. Stop for a pub lunch (own expense) in Kilronan, the main village; and visit Inis Mor's star attraction: Dun Aengus fort. Wander around this semi-circular prehistoric fort, whose crumbled stones edge a 300-foot (90-meter) sea cliff, and enjoy the thrilling views down over the island, sea and Ireland’s mainland. After your island tour, fly back to Connemara and transfer to Galway city. Enjoy some free time to stroll around the charming streets, shop for souvenirs or perhaps enjoy a glass of Guinness (own expense) in one of the friendly pubs. Then, relax on your train ride back to Dublin, where your trip concludes.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3310DH11
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Scenic flight
  • Host on trains
  • Information pack
  • Reserved seats on trains
  • Qualified driver-guide on coaches
  • All travel by rail and coach from Dublin Heuston Station
  • Entry/Admission - Dún Aonghasa
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
14h
Departure details
  • Dublin Heuston, Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland Railtours Ireland Representatives will be waiting in the main concourse area of the station with your travel pack in bright yellow jackets so that they are easily located. Check in is 20 minutes prior to the departure time listed.
Additional information
  • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc.
  • Please note that for operational reasons and in bad weather conditions it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries. If flights are cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be taken on an alternative tour to Connemara and refunded the difference.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Scenic flight
  • Host on trains
  • Information pack
  • Reserved seats on trains
  • Qualified driver-guide on coaches
  • All travel by rail and coach from Dublin Heuston Station
  • Entry/Admission - Dún Aonghasa
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Dublin Heuston, Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland Railtours Ireland Representatives will be waiting in the main concourse area of the station with your travel pack in bright yellow jackets so that they are easily located. Check in is 20 minutes prior to the departure time listed.
Duration
14h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc.
  • Please note that for operational reasons and in bad weather conditions it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries. If flights are cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be taken on an alternative tour to Connemara and refunded the difference.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dublin Heuston
    Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland
    Railtours Ireland Representatives will be waiting in the main concourse area of the station with your travel pack in bright yellow jackets so that they are easily located. Check in is 20 minutes prior to the departure time listed.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Dun Aonghasa
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Aran Sweater Market
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches)
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kathleen C
Omaha, NE20 contributions
The highlight of our trip
Mar. 2019
I recommend you fly to the Island, it is only 9 minutes vs a 30 minutes boat ride. The additional cost is well worth it to be able to see the Islands from the air. I loved our tour around the Island with stops at a few shops and restaurant for lunch. The meal was OK, but the brown bread and pastries are the best in Ireland. This was a highlight of our 10 day trip, you must go.
Written 4 September 2019
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davide64global
4 contributions
Fantastic experience
Aug. 2019 • Couples
We had a very good time and enjoyed very much any single minute flying. I have to highlight the good organization and the incredible kindness of our tour guiding people
Written 9 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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