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A 2-Night/3-Day FULLY HOSTED PRIVATE RAIL TOUR FOR THE INDEPENDENT TRAVELLER.

Emerald Pullman – 2-Night/3-Day Private Rail Tour Option to Killarney from Dublin

  • Rail Tour to Killarney on a Private Tour Train! Experience a staycation with a difference!

Join the Emerald Pullman exclusive rail tour for a 2-night unique staycation experience. A Staycation with a Difference. Car Free, Carefree!

 

The Emerald Pullman, chartered from Iarnród Éireann for the exclusive use of our guests, offers a unique touring experience in Pullman style, including complimentary onboard service of all drinks and light snacks. Meals are not included, but our special train will include suitable lunch stops en route in some of Ireland's most attractive towns. Included in the price are tours by road to Blarney Castle, the Ring of Kerry, and the Cliffs of Moher. Evenings are free in Killarney. Your town centre and city centre four-star hotels are all very convenient to multiple dining and entertainment options.

Join the tour at Limerick Junction for a 2-night private rail touring experience, with 2 nights in Killarney. Visit Cork, Cóbh, Killarney, Ennis and Galway, with optional side tours to Blarney Castle & Gardens, the Ring of Kerry, the Cliffs of Moher, and Doolin.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • Private, exclusive train.
  • x2 nights 4* Hotel Killarney (B&B).
  • Breakfast in your hotel each morning.
  • All drinks and light snacks on board the Emerald Pullman.
  • All transfers, tours & admissions.
  • Return rail to Dublin (regular service train).
  • Services of Railtours Ireland First Class Hosts – throughout.
  • All taxes, including VAT.
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  • Private, exclusive train.
  • x2 nights 4* Hotel Killarney (B&B).
  • Breakfast in your hotel each morning.
  • All drinks and light snacks on board the Emerald Pullman.
  • All transfers, tours & admissions.
  • Return rail to Dublin (regular service train).
  • Services of Railtours Ireland First Class Hosts – throughout.
  • All taxes, including VAT.

A 2-Night/3-Day FULLY HOSTED PRIVATE RAIL TOUR FOR THE INDEPENDENT TRAVELLER.

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Dublin to Cork

The Great Southern Hotel, Killarney Town Centre.


Check in at Dublin Heuston Station 20 minutes prior to the train departure time. Our Railtours Ireland host will be in the station wearing a bright yellow jacket so that they are easily located. They will be located beside the Railtours Ireland check-in desk in the main concourse area of the station.

 

Your train will depart Dublin Heuston Station at 09:00 and make its way to Limerick Junction, where you will meet our Emerald Pullman private tour train. From here, once you have boarded your private train, we head Southwest through the Golden Vale, (and into county Cork) as far as Mallow where we have a luxury coach waiting to offer you an optional (but included) tour to Blarney Castle and its stunning gardens.*

 

Should you prefer to continue on your journey on the Emerald Pullman, we will turn south for Cork city and, after passing through the longest railway tunnel in Ireland, emerge into Cork Kent station. We pass through this tunnel and travel east along the banks of the River Lee to Glounthaune (formerly Cóbh Junction) where we turn due south crossing a viaduct onto Fota Island. We then cross another long viaduct across one of the many channels of Cork Harbour and onto Great Island on which the historic port of Cóbh is situated. We arrive here at 13.05 and leave again at 15.15 so there is plenty of time to enjoy lunch in one of the many cafés, pubs and hotels close to the station. We depart Cobh at 15:15 and retrace our route across Cork Harbour and into Cork Kent station where our guests from Blarney will re-join us at 15:33.

 

Departing Cork Kent station at 15:38, we begin the long climb through Cork tunnel back towards Mallow where we reverse and head due west to Killarney. We pass through Banteer, Millstreet where the scenery begins to improve with some mountains on the left. At Rathmore, we have left county Cork and entered the Kingdom of Kerry. Kerry’s great mountain range, the Mcgillycuddy Reeks, is visible on the last few kilometres on our approach to Killarney. On arrival here, we simply walk off the train and into the adjacent Great Southern Hotel where we check-in and enjoy our free evening in Killarney, the town centre of which is some 100 metres from the hotel.

Day 1
DAY
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TUESDAY: OPTIONAL TOUR OF THE RING OF KERRY OR FREE DAY IN KILLARNEY.

The Great Southern Hotel, Killarney Town Centre.


At 10:00, enjoy a luxury coach tour of the Ring of Kerry with several stops en route, including a lunch stop at a nice pub.

 

Alternatively, feel free to enjoy Killarney and/or the Killarney National Park, the entrance of which is around 100 metres from our hotel.

 

Evening free in Killarney.

Day 2
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WEDNESDAY: KILLARNEY TO GALWAY (VIA MALLOW, LIMERICK JUNCTION AND ENNIS).


At 08:55, the Emerald Pullman departs Killarney for Mallow and Limerick Junction where we head west again and into Limerick city’s Colbert Station. Here, we reverse and head north, along phase one of the Western Rail Corridor. We cross the river Shannon at Longpavement and enter County Clare (the Banner County). At Ennis, we stop for lunch and also offer an optional (but included) tour to the Cliffs of Moher. Those who avail of this option will have a lunch stop at Gus O’Connor’s bar in Doolin before visiting the Cliffs of Moher and then enjoying the magnificent coastal drive through the Burren, around Blackhead and east along the shores of Galway Bay to Galway city.

 

For those who have enjoyed lunch in the historic town of Ennis, they will continue by train into county Galway through Gort and into the famous town of Athenry where our special train reverses and heads into Galway Ceannt station at 15:51 in the city centre (of the City of the Tribes).

 

You will have a few hours to explore before taking your intercity train back to Dublin Heuston Station. Your return train will depart Galway Ceannt Station at 19:20 pm and arrive back at Dublin Heuston Station at 22:00 pm.

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