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The Emerald Pullman - Five Star Dromoland Castle Tour

  • Departing Dublin May 1st 2022

We are delighted to offer the five star Dromoland Castle and medieval banquet upgrade to our private rail cruise – The Emerald Pullman! (May departure only!)

 

The Emerald Pullman (EPX) is a specially chartered, exclusive, three-carriage intercity train from our partners in Iarnród Éireann. With each table dressed with crisp white linen and flowers and served by white coated attendants, our private and exclusive train offers a unique rail cruise experience with five star accommodation! Only one departure with Dromoland Castle accommodation upgrade is available in 2022 on 1st May.

 

 

The Emerald Pullman (EPX) is a new private tour train which will offer holidays by rail to Ireland’s favourite destinations: Waterford, Cork, Killarney, Dingle, Galway, Connemara, Belfast, and the Causeway Coast.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?
  • The upgrade consists of substituting your two nights 4 star hotel in Galway with the five star luxury and world famous Dromoland Castle in county Clare instead.
  • Private, exclusive train.
  • x1 night 4* Hotel Waterford (B&B).
  • x2 nights 4* Hotel Killarney (B&B).
  • x2 nights 5* Dromoland Castle Hotel (B&B).
  • x2 nights 4* Hotel Belfast (B&B).
  • Breakfast in your hotel each morning.
  • All drinks and light snacks on board the EPX.
  • All transfers, tours & admissions.
  • Services of Railtours Ireland First Class Hosts – throughout.
  • All Taxes, including VAT.
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  • The upgrade consists of substituting your two nights 4 star hotel in Galway with the five star luxury and world famous Dromoland Castle in county Clare instead.
  • Private, exclusive train.
  • x1 night 4* Hotel Waterford (B&B).
  • x2 nights 4* Hotel Killarney (B&B).
  • x2 nights 5* Dromoland Castle Hotel (B&B).
  • x2 nights 4* Hotel Belfast (B&B).
  • Breakfast in your hotel each morning.
  • All drinks and light snacks on board the EPX.
  • All transfers, tours & admissions.
  • Services of Railtours Ireland First Class Hosts – throughout.
  • All Taxes, including VAT.
DAY
1

Dublin to Rosslare to Waterford

The Tower Hotel, Waterford City Centre.


Check in at Dublin's Connolly 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.

 

Our private and exclusive train will depart Dublin Connolly at 12:50 for two exclusive departures in 2022 - 1st May. Departing at 12.50, we travel down the spectacularly scenic east coast to Rosslare Strand arriving at 15:50. Here, we join our luxury coach for a 45 minute transfer to Waterford and a visit to Waterford Crystal or the Bishops house before checking in to the four star Granville hotel on the Quay.

 

Evening Free in Waterford.

Day 1
DAY
2

Waterford to Cork, Cóbh and on to Killarney

The Great Southern Hotel, Killarney Town Centre.


Your private tour train, the Emerald Pullman, will depart Waterford on Monday morning, after a full Irish breakfast, and travel the little used but very scenic rail route through the Suir Valley passing through Carrick on Suir, Clonmel, and Cahir before reaching Limerick Junction, where we turn south along the main line to Cork.

 

At Mallow we pause to allow our guests to take an optional side trip by coach to the iconic Blarney Castle and its stunning gardens. There is plenty of time here for lunch. Our train continues through Cork city and on across Cork Harbour to the picturesque port of Cóbh, arriving at 13:05pm, where we can explore the surroundings, relax for a couple of hours with a cup of tea or coffee, or indeed have lunch.

 

We depart this attractive port town at 15:15pm (our guests who had opted for Blarney having re-joined us by coach) and travel by EPX to Killarney where we arrive at 17:00pm – and walk out of the station and into the adjacent Great Southern Hotel.

 

Evening free in Killarney.

Day 2
DAY
3

The Ring of Kerry

The Great Southern Hotel, Killarney Town Centre.


On Tuesday morning, after a good breakfast, we offer an optional tour of the Ring of Kerry, on our own luxury coach, with a lunch stop en route, along with plenty of other stops to stretch the legs and take some photographs of the unparalleled scenery. We will travel in our coach back to our hotel in Killarney for our second night.

 

Otherwise, our guests are free to enjoy the many and varied attractions that Killarney has to offer.

 

Again, your evening is free to explore Killarney.

Day 3
DAY
4

Killarney to Galway (Via Mallow, Limerick Junction and Ennis)

Dromoland Castle Hotel, Dromoland Co Clare.


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 transferring to the world famous 5 star Dromoland Castle.

 

Evening free in Dromoland, dinner included in the hotel.

Day 4
DAY
5

Free Day in Dromoland

Dromoland Castle Hotel, Dromoland Co Clare.


Today you are free to spend the day in the luxurious Dromoland Castle.

 

Experience the spectacular setting of this luxury castle, after a full Irish breakfast and enjoy any of the activities available (Optional) - Activity Guide

 

This evening you will be transferred to the nearby medieval castle of Bunratty, where you will enjoy the famous traditional banquet in the great hall. There will be an Irish mead reception in Bunratty Castle before the medieval banquet and legendary Irish entertainment.

 

 

We return to Dromoland for our second night stay in the worlds famous Castle.

Day 5
DAY
6

Galway to Belfast, via Dublin

The Europa Hotel, Belfast City Centre.


On Friday, we depart Dromoland castle by luxury coach and travel to Galway where we will re – join The Emerald Pullman and continue on our journey. after breakfast, our special train departs on a very special journey at 09:00am – traversing the country from Galway to Belfast! We head east across the Irish Midlands to the Capital, where on arrival at Dublin’s Connolly Station we have a break of over two hours for lunch.

 

At 13:40pm, we see our special train venture north along the coast, crossing over the river Boyne at Drogheda via a magnificent viaduct. After passing through Dundalk, we head through the Gap O’ the North and into the ancient province of Ulster!

 

We arrive in Belfast Great Victoria Street Station in the city centre at 16:05pm and walk off our train and into the famous Europa Hotel – right beside our station entrance!

 

Evening free in Belfast.

Day 6
DAY
7

The Giant's Causeway

The Europa Hotel, Belfast City Centre.


On Saturday morning, we board the intercity train* from Belfast, in our own private carriage, and make our way up the north shore of Belfast Lough to Larne, where we will be calling at the new, multimillion pound museum and workshop of the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) at Whitehead.

 

At Larne, our luxury coach will pick us up for a drive up the stunning Antrim Coast Road to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge and the Giant's Causeway.

 

Our luxury coach will return us to Belfast city for a second free evening.

 

*This is the only portion of the rail journey that does not make use of our private EPX train for operational reasons.

Day 7
DAY
8

Belfast to Dublin and Home


On Sunday morning, at 09:55am, we join the Emerald Pullman at Belfast Great Victoria Street Station for the final run back to Dublin and home - bidding farewell to our fellow guests and crew with whom we have enjoyed a memorable week of touring - and exploring the highlights of our beautiful island – by rail!

 

We arrive back into Dublin Connolly Station at 11:50.

Day 8
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