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(Tour code: IRS19)

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.

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

The Enchanting Emerald Isle 2019Tour Details

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Days 1 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.

  • Dinner
Days 2-3 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 Cork city centre for a visit to the Jameson Distillery. Following our time here, we venture to the Titanic Experience, to discover the story of this doomed ship that sank over 100 years ago.

  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 4-5 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.

  • 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 a visit to the Celtic Crystal Factory in Connemara, where we enjoy a demonstration of glass cutting. We continue to Glen Keen Farm where we are treated to a sheep dog demonstration, followed by a buffet style lunch accompanied with traditional dancing and singing.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 8-10 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.

  • Day 8 - Breakfast
  • Day 9 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 10 - Breakfast

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

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

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

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 9 nights' hotel accommodation including 3 nights in Dublin at the 4-Star Royal Marine in Dun Laoghaire, 2 nights at the 4-Star Ardilaun Hotel in Galway, 2 nights at the 4-Star Innisfallen Hotel in Killarney and 2 nights in the 4-Star Oriel House Hotel in Cork

Delicious meals included

  • 18 meals including 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 8 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.

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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The Enchanting Emerald Isle

Explore the highlights of Ireland by rail in 10 days


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