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.

Package Includes

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, breathtaking vistas and ancient fortresses on a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher from Galway

Rail & Hotel Included:

  • Rail travel in standard class throughout (please enquire for 1st class fares
  • 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

Tours & Inclusions:

  • 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

At a glance

10 days
Departing Jun 22 – Jul 23
From AUD$
2999
pp

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive In Dublin

Dublin, Ireland city view by a bridge

Arrive in Dublin today and 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 vacation 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

Cork, Ireland city view

Check out of your hotel after breakfast and take the train to Cork, a university city centered 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. Why not 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

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

Galway

From Killarney, head north to Galway by train. On arrival, make your way to your hotel for a two-night stay. A pretty harbor 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

Dublin, Ireland city view by a bridge

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 vacation. (Overnight in Dublin) B

DAY 10 – YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN DUBLIN
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your holiday, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, contact our office and we would be happy to assist you with the details. 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.
Price based on 12 Jun 2022, 10 Jul 2022 departure. UK
Maximum Flexibility – Railbookers
With Maximum Flexibility, we give travellers who book new reservations through 30 September 2021, the option to change their travel dates or cancel their rail holiday up to 5 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees. Any existing reservations can be rescheduled up to 5 days prior to departure without incurring any change or cancellation fees.
Customers will be issued a future travel credit, which is valid for 24 months and can be used toward a new reservation with any of our brands, destinations, and itineraries for any travel date and length of trip without penalty*.
*Additional restrictions may apply for any rail vacations that include Cruises, Belmond, Rocky Mountaineer, Golden Eagle Luxury Trains, Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions, The Blue Train, El Transcantábrico, Tsars Gold, or other luxury trains. Please be aware that certain arrangements, may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that portion of the travel arrangements.
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