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Trip Overview

Sample the exquisite beauty of the Emerald Isle on your next holiday! From the coastal gem of Dublin to the majestic beauty of the UNESCO-listed Cliffs of Moher and the seaside villages and rocky coastline of the Ring of Kerry, some of Ireland’s most tantalizing gems await. Travel like a local with rail journeys between cities and make the most out of your stay with sightseeing tours to the most beautiful and popular highlights of Dublin, Cork, Killarney and Galway.

Highlights

  • Enjoy good old-fashioned craic, indulge in a Guinness tour and explore the city with a Dublin Pass and a hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Admire the myriad architectural styles of coastal Cork
  • Take a scenic drive through the rugged and dramatic landscapes of the Ring of Kerry on a guided sightseeing tour in Killarney
  • Admire quaint fishing villages, breath-taking vistas and ancient fortresses on a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher from Galway

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Rail and Sail from your local rail station to Holyhead then Ferry to Dublin
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 3 nights' total hotel stay with breakfast in Dublin
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Cork
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Killarney
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Galway
  • Dublin Pass with hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Full Day Tour of The Ring of Kerry plus Killarney Lakes & National Park
  • Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway
Trip Map

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN DUBLIN
Talk to our rail specialists to arrange your rail and sail departing from your local railway station to Holyhead where you catch your ferry to Dublin. Upon arrival in Dublin make your way to your hotel for a two-night stay. Capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is a vibrant coastal gem brimming with historic buildings, green spaces and friendly pubs and restaurants. This evening, why not head to Temple Bar, a street on the south bank of the River Liffey that is famed for lively, traditional music and authentic Irish pubs. (Overnight in Dublin)

DAY 2 – DUBLIN
Spend the day exploring Dublin at your leisure. Your holiday includes a Dublin Pass with a hop-on, hop-off tour, giving you access to many popular sights and attractions, including Dublin Zoo, Christ Church Cathedral and Croke Park Stadium. Enjoy free entry into Guinness Storehouse, a seven-story experience featuring a lesson on how the world-famous drink is made and of course, plenty of samples. (Overnight in Dublin) B

DAY 3 – DUBLIN TO CORK
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and take the train to Cork, a university city centred on the River Lee. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and begin exploring. Cork is known as Ireland’s second city, and there is plenty to do and see here. Take a tour at Cork City Gaol, the historic prison, or admire the Victorian and Gothic architecture of Saint Fin Barre’s Cathedral. (Overnight in Cork) B

DAY 4 – CORK
Spend another day exploring Cork at leisure. If you would like to organize a daytrip, perhaps to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone, just speak to one of our Rail Experts who will make all the arrangements for you. (Overnight in Cork) B

DAY 5 – CORK TO KILLARNEY
Check out of your hotel and take to the tracks from Cork to Killarney. This picture-perfect town in County Kerry is a stop along the scenic Ring of Kerry and is overflowing with natural beauty. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and get acquainted with the town’s interesting 19th-century architecture and Victorian mansions. (Overnight in Killarney) B

DAY 6 – KILLARNEY
Today you will enjoy a tour of the Ring of Kerry, including a stop at the Killarney Lakes and National Park. This tour certainly showcases some of the country –if not the world’s – most spectacular scenery. Explore the shores of Dingle Bay, gaze at the coastal views of Kenmar Bay and unearth the magic of the MacGillycuddy Reeks, passing through charming villages and verdant countryside en route. Return to Killarney for another overnight stay. (Overnight in Killarney) B

DAY 7 – KILLARNEY TO GALWAY
From Killarney, head north to Galway by train. On arrival, make your way to your hotel for a two-night stay. A pretty harbour city on Ireland’s west coast, Galway abounds with natural beauty. After you’ve settled in, head to the 18th-century Eyre Square to begin your adventures along the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter. You’ll find remnants of the medieval city walls here, as well as many boutiques, galleries and pubs offering Irish folk music. (Overnight in Galway) B

DAY 8 – GALWAY
Take a daytrip to the Cliffs of Moher and enjoy the opportunity to see some of Ireland’s most dramatic scenery close up. The cliffs themselves are UNESCO-listed and make up one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions. Pass quaint fishing villages en route, marvel at the ancient Dunguaire Castle, and admire the limestone landscapes reminiscent of the moon’s surface in the Burren. You’ll also have the opportunity to relax in the world-famous Gus O’Connors pub in Doolin. (Overnight in Galway) B

DAY 9 – GALWAY TO DUBLIN
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and head back to Dublin by train. Check in at your hotel for another overnight stay and tick off any of the sights in your ‘Dublin bucket list’ that you didn’t see at the beginning of your holiday. (Overnight in Dublin) B

DAY 10 –DUBLIN TO UK
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and catch your ferry back to Holyhead where you will catch the train to your local station. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

DISCLAIMER:
Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

 

Conrad Dublin

Conrad Dublin

Dublin's rich literary heritage blends with modern design in this hotel overlooking The National Concert Hall. The wandering paths of St. Stephen's Green are moments away. Discover Dublin's history and charm with distillery tours, scenic flights, and experiences curated by their concierges.

The Ardilaun Hotel

The Ardilaun Hotel

Nestled in Galway’s suburbs, in a secluded setting in leafy Taylor’s Hill just 1 km from Galway City and Galway Bay, Salthill, guests may stroll around the hotel's lush spacious gardens with patio, or enjoy open fires and spacious lounges whilst indoors. Enjoy the facilities of the award-winning Camilaun Restaurant with AA rosette, Blazers Bar and The Ardilaun Bistro or relax in the spacious Garden Lounges for Afternoon Teas. Complimentary parking and free wi-fi on site.

The Killarney Riverside Hotel

The Killarney Riverside Hotel

On the Muckross Road, the main road to Killarney National Park and Lakes and just 5 minutes from town centre. The Hotel offers 69 well appointed bedrooms with many overlooking the famous Flesk River against the backdrop of the beautiful McGillicuddy Reeks. Enjoy the award winning Bacchus Restaurant Cuisine with table d’hote and a la carte menus available. Rejuvenation Suite available with various treatments. Kerry International Airport 15km.

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

Explore the city from our family-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House hotel, just a 10-minute walk from the city center. Located on the River Liffey, near to Dublin's 3 Arena, Bord Gais theatre, EPIC Ireland and a five-minute walk to the shopping district.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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