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The Enchanting Emerald Isle

10 Days from£1,575
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(Tour code: IRS18)

Explore the highlights of Ireland by rail in 10 days

Rugged coastline, beautiful rolling hills and dramatic castles are all within reach on this tour of the Emerald Isle. Our highlights include the Ring of Kerry, Cork and Killarney, the legendary Blarney Stone, the Cliffs of Moher and Ireland's wonderful capital, Dublin.

Highlights
  • Dublin and The Merry Ploughboys Pub
  • Jameson Distillery
  • Blarney Castle & the Blarney Stone
  • Cork
  • Kinsale
  • Killarney and the Celtic step show
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Cliffs of Moher, The Burren & Galway
  • Tour of Connemara National Park
What’s Included
  • 1st & Standard Class Rail
  • 3-4* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Return ferry from Holyhead

The Enchanting Emerald Isle 2018Tour Details

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Days 1 Dublin
Dublin

Holyhead to Dublin

Our tour begins in Holyhead, where your Tour Manager meets you at the ferry port for the crossing to Dublin, where we check into our hotel and enjoy our first dinner together this evening.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Days 2-3 City Hall, Cork
City Hall, Cork

Discovering Cork

We leave Dublin behind and take the train to Cork, travelling in First Class. On arrival in Cork we take an excursion to the famous Blarney Castle - one of Ireland's greatest treasures. We then travel back into Cork, and check in to our hotel.

On Day 3 we are transferred to Middleton for a visit to the Jameson Distillery, after which we visit Cork city centre before some free time to explore.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 4-5 Killarney
Killarney

Kinsale, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry

This morning we travel to the harbour town of Kinsale, where you are at leisure. We continue to Killarney, situated amongst the sublime scenery of Killarney National Park. After dinner we are whisked away to the Celtic Steps Show, a spectacular evening of traditional Irish music and dance.

On Day 5, we enjoy a drive around the beautiful Ring of Kerry, taking in truly dramatic mountain scenery and superb seascapes, followed by a horse and carriage ride on the Jaunting Cars of Killarney.

Includes:
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Days 6-7 Cliffs Of Moher
Cliffs Of Moher

Iconic Ireland

We travel to Galway via the famous Cliffs of Moher, Ireland's most dramatic natural attraction, before continuing along the coastline of County Clare.

On Day 7 we make visits to the Celtic Crystal Factory in Connemara, where we enjoy a demonstration of glass cutting, Glen Keen Farm, where we experience turf cutting and Kylemore Abbey.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Excursions
Days 8-10 Dublin
Dublin

Dublin and home

After a leisurely morning, we return to Dublin by Standard Class train. We enjoy a sightseeing tour on Day 9, including a visit to the Book of Kells, then the world famous Guinness Storehouse for a guided tour and tasting before dinner at 'The Merry Ploughboys'.

On Day 10 we return to Holyhead by ferry where our tour concludes.

Includes:
  • Day 8 - Breakfast
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Breakfast
Please note

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included
What's Included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • First & Standard Class rail and coach travel throughout
  • Return ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 9 nights' hotel accommodation, including 3 nights in Dublin at the 3-Star Hilton Garden Inn Customs House, 2 nights at the 4-Star Rochestown Park Hotel, 2 nights in Killarney and 2 nights in Galway

Delicious meals included

  • 16 meals including 9 breakfasts and 7 dinners, including an evening of food and entertainment at the Merry Ploughboys Pub

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Tour of Dublin including Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College and the Book of Kells
  • Cork & the Jameson Distillery
  • Celtic Steps Show
  • The Blarney Stone in Blarney Castle
  • Scenic Ring of Kerry coach tour
  • The Cliffs of Moher & the Burren
  • Kylemore Abbey, Celtic Crystal Factory, Connemara National Park
Not Included
  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
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