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The Emerald Isle Express Tour 2018

Only Two Departures - June 9th and September 23rd 2018.

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The Original Rail Cruise and Castle Tour

Railtours Ireland First Class! offer an exclusive rail land cruise and castle tour through Ireland in your own special private heritage train and overnighting in luxury 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!

Limited to 50 Guests - Book early to avoid dissappointment

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Tour Code: DCST18
8 Days
$7,379pps
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
  • Evening of Irish entertainment, Killarney.
  • Renowned Railtours Ireland Host throughout
  • All your luggage taken care of from start to finish

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

  • 1 Night Merrion Hotel
  • 1 Night Waterford Castle Hotel

  • 1 Night Fota Island Resort

  • 1 Night Killarney Park Hotel

  • 2 Nights Ashford Castle

  • 1 Night The Merrion Hotel

 

 

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Limited to 50 guests - Book early to avoid disappointment
WaterfordCastle
Waterford Castle
Champagne Reception
Champagne Reception
Full Itinerary
Day 1 :

Gathering Day - Dublin

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Gathering Day in Dublin. Transfers from the airport or Dublin port to your hotel.

The reaminder of your day is free in Dublin. We will be delighted to offer advice and tips about what you might like to do. We also provise a Hop On Hop Off Dublin Bus Sightseeing ticket which will allow you to explore some of the top rated sites in Dublin.

19:00 Welcome Pre-Dinner drinks reception at the Merrion Hotel

19:00 Dinner at The Merrion Hotel

Overnight Stay:

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin City

Day 2:

Dublin to Waterford

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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

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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

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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:

Killarney to Mayo

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Visit The Cliffs of Moher with lunch at Gus O Connors famous pub in the fishing village of Doolin.

We then drive along the Wild Atlantic Way through the Burren and Galway Bay.

Overnight Stay:

Ashford Castle

Day 6:

Free Day

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Free day at Ashford Castle to relax and enjoy the excellent facilities

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Take a tour to Galway City, The Medieval City of the Tribes!

Overnight Stay:

Ashford Castle

Day 7:

Westport to Dublin

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A tour of the magnificent region of Connemara with lunch at Ballinahinch Castle. Visit Clifden and Kylemore Abbey.

Return to Dublin by rail with dinner and entertainment on board.

 

Overnight Stay:

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin City

Day 8 :

Scattering Day

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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
Saturday 9th June 2018
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