Ireland train holiday, wild Atlantic way

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Travel flight free

Travelling to Ireland flight-free has never been easier, thanks to the number of ferry routes existing between the Emerald Isle and mainland Britain. The most convenient route for this rail tour would be from Holyhead in North Wales, to Dublin. Holyhead is well-connected by the mainline rail network. There is also an overnight service from Liverpool, or you can travel from Cainryan in Southwest Scotland to Belfast and from there connect by express train to Dublin. 

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We are constantly increasing our range of public transport holidays to provide options for those who wish to actively choose low-carbon transport options while on holiday. The Wild Atlantic Way is traditionally regarded as a car touring holiday – we have carefully orchestrated this holiday so that you can explore the world-famous scenery without the need to drive.

Where possible, the travel throughout this holiday is by train. Private transfers are only added in order to reach locations beyond the end of the railway line. One of the guided excursions is a walking tour, and another is a boat trip around Galway harbour.

We are members of AITO – The Association of Independent Tour Operators and adhere to their strict environmental code of conduct.

The internet is our main marketing channel. We produce a limited amount of printed materials on request by customers, but we are constantly seeking to reduce our paper documentation where possible. Our preferred method of providing holiday documents is via an app. We also ensure that any leftover marketing materials are recycled.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

For us, true sustainability is promoting and maintaining a way of life in remote and often rural locations, providing a key source of income for members of the local community. Where possible, we will always work with locally-owned and managed businesses in order to provide an authentic experience in each destination. All transfers and tours are conducted by local people who share our values and commitment to sustainable travel. If available, we always partner with small – usually family-owned – accommodation in each location.

We strive to ensure that interaction with the local community is always at the heart of the experience. Each of the guided excursions in this tour are led by local companies and individuals – some of whom have lived in the area for their entire lives – to ensure that our customers experience each destination with someone who knows its every inch. The jaunting car tour in Killarney, for example, has been run by the same family for generations.

We directly employ a small team in central Glasgow who travel to work by public transport, cycling or on foot. Each member of our staff undertakes at least two educational visits in a year, so we can always recommend and include the best local restaurants and experiences. We stick to our promise that we won’t send you anywhere we haven’t been ourselves. The whole team share our values of environmental and sustainable responsibility.

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