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The Emerald Isle Express Tour 2017

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The Original Rail Cruise and Castle Tour

For the fourth time ever we offer an exclusive rail land cruise and castle tour through Ireland in your own special private heritage train and overnighting in luxury five star Irish Castle, City and Country Hotels. This all-inclusive tour is limited to 50 guests and will include all land arrangements from Dublin Airport to Dublin Airport. Experience Dublin's Fair City before travelling by rail down the stunning East Coast to Waterford, Cork, Cobh, Killarney, The Ring of Kerry, and an Irish night in Killarney, the Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and spectacular Connemara. A unique Ireland vacation to remember!



What's included?
  • Personal meet & greet at Dublin Airport
  • Transfers to & from Airport to your 5* Dublin Hotel
  • Welcome reception at the Merrion Hotel
  • Exclusive Dublin City Tour
  • Your own Private Heritage Train throughout Ireland

  • All meals included
  • Morning coffee & afternoon tea each day
  • All drinks on the train
  • Side tours to Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Cobh Heritage, Ring Of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay & Kylemore Abbey
  • Evening of Irish entertainment, Killarney.
  • Renowned Railtours Ireland Host throughout
  • All your luggage taken care of from start to finish

Read on and download full detailed itinerary, this is a one off departure of our very special all inclusive private heritage train journey through Ireland.

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Stay in luxurious 5* Irish Castles, City and Country Hotels:

  • 1 Night Merrion Hotel
  • 1 Night Waterford Castle Lodges

  • 1 Night Fota Island Resort

  • 2 Nights Killarney Park Hotel

  • 1 Night Dromoland Castle

  • 1 Night The Merrion Hotel



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Dromoland Castle
Waterford Castle
Champagne Reception
Champagne Reception
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Day 1 :

Gathering Day - Dublin


Gathering Day in Dublin. Individual transfers from the airport to your hotel. Welcome reception, dinner and overnight stay in the five star Merrion Hotel, in the heart of Dublin city.

Overnight Stay:

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin City

Day 2:

Dublin to Waterford


Champagne reception at Connolly Station before boarding the Emerald Isle Express, your own private heritage train. Cruise by rail down Ireland's scenic east coast through counties Wicklow and Wexford to Waterford City. Private visit to Waterford Crystal, dinner and overnight stay in Waterford Castle.

Overnight Stay:

Waterford Castle Hotel and Lodges County Waterford

Day 3:

Waterford to Cork


By rail through the Suir Valley in County Tipperary to Cork and a visit to Blarney Castle and Cork City's English Market. Overnight stay in the five star Fota Island Resort.

Overnight Stay:

Fota Island Resort, County Cork

Day 4:

Cork to Kerry


Visit Cobh, Titanic's last port of call and then rail to Killarney for a tour of The Ring of Kerry. Overnight in the five star Killarney Park Hotel situated in the centre of Killarney. Dinner in an Irish Pub with live entertainment.

Overnight Stay:

Killarney Park Hotel, County Kerry

Day 5:

Free Day


A free day to enjoy Killarney. Visit the nearby National Park or enjoy some shopping.

Overnight Stay:

Killarney Park Hotel

Day 6:

The Cliffs of Moher


By rail from Killarney to Limerick and the Wild Atlantic coast where we visit the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Overnight stay and dinner in the luxurious five star Dromoland Castle Hotel.

Overnight Stay:

Dromoland Castle Hotel, County Clare

Day 7:

Galway to Dublin


Tour of Connemara, lunch at the beautiful Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. Returning from Galway by rail across Ireland back to Dublin with dinner and live entertainment on board. Overnight in Dublin’s five star Merrion hotel.

Overnight Stay:

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin City

Day 8 :

Scattering Day


Scattering Day. Individual transfers from your hotel to Dublin Airport. Extra nights available in Dublin on request if you would like to explore fair Dublin city.

Travel Date
Monday 29th May 2017
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