Aran Islands Scenic Flight and Galway Tour from Dublin

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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration: 14 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3310DH11
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.
Departing from Dublin Heuston Station, you'll catch a train to Galway (breakfast service available onboard), from where you'll transfer by road to Connemara Airport for your 10 minutes flight to Inis Mor.

You'll take a tour of the island, with time to enjoy a pub lunch at Kilronan before visiting the magnificent Dun Aengus fort, with its sheer cliffs and dramatic seascapes.

Boarding your return flight, you'll transfer back to Galway City with time for exploring and shopping. Why not try a pint of Guinness in one of Galway's numerous pubs, before catching your return train to Dublin Heuston, arriving at 9:45pm.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Dublin Heuston Station
Departure Time:
7:10am
Duration:
14 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 9:45pm

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Aran Islands Scenic Flight and Galway Tour from Dublin

Enjoy a scenic flight to the Aran Islands
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Inclusions:
  • Scenic flight
  • Host on trains
  • Information pack
  • Admission fees
  • Reserved seats on trains
  • Qualified driver-guide on coaches
  • All travel by rail and coach from Dublin Heuston Station
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • 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
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Kim L, Australia, January 2016

My recommendation is based on the history and beauty of the island only. I wouldn't go by rail as we were escorted all the way from Dublin to Galway on the train, which was not needed. It was just Mum and I and another couple of ladies who were doing another tour. This also happened on our return journey to Dublin. My recommendation during the winter months is not to provide the escort, as we are all adults and can find our seats, as per the package provided to us in Dublin for our day trip. Once in Galway we were offloaded to a transfer bus to the airport for the Aran Islands scenic flight. This was an amazing way to see the islands, in a little 8 seater plane with the locals and a pet dog, which was interesting... Once we got to the island, we were not greeted by a tour guide, which is what we thought we had paid for! No we were given to a local bus transfer driver on the island, where they do local stops for the people from the plane and we get a spiel on the island while he did his bus stop rounds. Very weird and not a pleasant experience, as he did not introduce himself or tell us about our day tour plan. We proceeded to the ruins, where we were told to get off, do our thing and then he'd meet us again in an hour. The ruins were spectacular, but I was imagining them bigger than they were due to the photos I had seen and you were not allowed to climb on the ruins, so it really was a quick visit to see such an amazing place. Once back aboard our local bus, we were taken to the seven churches which was an interesting site, but I would like to have seen more of the other ruins and history of the island, but we just seemed to be an inconvenience and shuffled from one place to another. We did get to visit the Aran Wool Mill, which was a highlight for my Mum. The experience on the island wasn't great for us and this needs to be explored by the tour company further. On our return to Galway, we did get a couple of hours to explore Galway further, which was great fun.

Reviewed by: ann r, November 2015

A wonderful day all around and the highlight of our trip to Ireland! Everything went well.. smooth connections between all points Dublin to Galway by train, a van to the airport outside of Galway, the flight to the Aran Island and a tour all over the island. With all of this we had time for a hike up to the ancient fort, shopping and lunch on the island and dinner in Galway. Everything was taken care of! A jam backed fun day blessed by incredible weather!! We'll never forget it!

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Tour code: 3310DH11