Sit back and enjoy the
ever-changing scenery as you spend a relaxing morning on board.
A leisurely brunch is served before the train arrives along the west
coast to Galway, one of Ireland’s most engaging cities, where the River Corrib
meets the Atlantic Ocean. Here, choose from three ways to spend your afternoon.
For a fascinating insight into Irish rural life drive into the rolling
hills behind Galway to a local sheep farm. Watch a sheepdog demonstration as
the farmer relates stories of life in the country and enjoy a delicious
home-made cream tea in the thatched farmhouse. Continue to the picturesque 16th-century
Dunguaire Castle on the shores of Galway Bay and return to Galway in time for a
look around the town.
For nature lovers, visit the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher, which soar
700ft above the Atlantic Ocean.
Or alternatively, for those wishing to spend the
whole afternoon in Galway, join a knowledgeable local guide for an introductory
walking tour of this ‘City of Tribes’, so-called as for centuries it was run by
14 merchant families.
Re-join the train in time for pre-dinner drinks and canapés
as the train makes its way towards Athlone on the River Shannon in the heart of