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The Emerald Isle Express Tour 2017

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 a Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and spectacular Connemara. A unique Ireland vacation to remember!

Tour Code: DCST
8 Days
Approximately $5,739
Price based on exchange rate of 1EUR = 1.1479USD.
Exchange rate may differ at time of booking.
From price is based on 1 adult sharing.
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
  • Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle, Co. Clare
  • 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 Killarney Park

  • 1 Night Waterford Castle

  • 2 Nights Dromoland Castle

  • 1 Night Fota Island Resort

  • 1 Night The Shelbourne

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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, 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.

Overnight Stay:

Killarney Park Hotel, County Kerry

Day 5:

Killarney to Limerick


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

Overnight Stay:

Dromoland Castle Hotel, County Clare

Day 6:



A day of leisure at Dromoland Castle or an optional rail tour to Galway City for exploring and shopping and 2nd night at Dromoland Castle.

Overnight Stay:

Dromoland Castle Hotel, County Clare

Day 7:

Westport to Dublin


Tour of Connemara, lunch at the beautiful Ballynahinch Castle Hotel. On to Westport on the shores of Clew Bay and rail across Ireland back to Dublin with dinner on board. Overnight in Dublin’s five star Shelbourne hotel.

Overnight Stay:

The Shelbourne Renaissance Hotel, Dublin City

Day 8 :

Departure 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
Sunday 24th September 2017
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