I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful experience on my recent tour with you. The guides were so knowledgeable and helpful. Brandon kept is laughing and interested in what he had to say next. I cannot say enough good things about Tony in Galway and John Todd. When I left my logins behind they were so understanding and helpful and did a great job of calling my down. You were so helpful in making sure I got my phone before I returned home. The tour itself was beautiful and we saw so much. I would recommend you in a heartbeat and should I return will be booking with you again.
I have just returned from my first rail tour of ireland. It was a wonderful experience from beginning to the end. The guides were fantastic. The drivers of the coaches were amazing. I couldn't praise them enough. The trains were excellent all round; railtoursireland first class was first class.
A family of three from Sweden, and we all had a really nice time. The guide, Brian educated us with his extensive knowledge, as well as entertained us with his humor. I can highly recommend a tour.
This trip was over a year in planning due to Covid. Fiona and Mervyn were very helpful as the tours and dates available were constantly changing. We finally were able to book the All Ireland Rail Tour from Dublin and the Two Day trip to Belfast from Dublin. I recommend arriving several days ahead of your scheduled tour to spend time in Dublin and recover from jet lag if you are traveling from the States. All of the guides were very helpful and knowledgeable. Michael was my favorite! The hotels and the food at the various pubs was excellent! What a wonderful way to see as much of Ireland as possible in a limited amount of time.
Highly Recommended! Our starting guide John(volunteer) was really informative and quite passionate about his work. He had a lot of stories to tell and the train ride was fun! Our bus guide Batt in the ring of Kerry was too good and really fun. There were singing songs and all kinds of stories. It was one of the most fun experiences I’ve had in a very long time! If you are looking to visit Kerry and are short on time this tour is very highly recommended!
As a party of four, we have just had an amazing 3 night 4-day experience on the Emerald Pullman First Class Train Trip.
The journey took in many of Ireland's most scenic & spectacular locations including Waterford Crystal, Killarney, The Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher & Galway Bay to name just a few .. We experienced first-class service from the time we left Connolly Station. The whole experience was completely relaxing and hassle-free as everything was organised for us every step of the way, from the lovely hotels we stayed into the wonderful tours of our beautiful country.
Would highly recommend Railtours Ireland if planning a staycation and a huge thanks & appreciation to Jim Deegan and his very professional team for a great holiday in Ireland.
My husband and I had a wonderful adventure throughout Ireland on your six-day rail tour last year. I took a shot of this hillside in County Kerry on our travels.
I am an artist (and gallery partner) and have had a lot of time on my hands lately…so I (hopefully) put my talents to good use.
I am traveling with my parents who are 70+ years old and decided to take them on a rail tour since many buses don't have restrooms. I'm so glad I paid the additional cost for rail instead of the bus! While it was an early start (07:00 departure) the train ride was quite comfortable and the directions to check in were very clear. One thing to note is that breakfast isn't really available on the train. The cafe car is quite busy so unless you make a reservation ahead of time, the only thing available is the cart that goes up and down the train aisles that offers a very modest selection of pre-packaged baked goods, coffee, tea, and sandwiches. The Heuston train station itself has a decent selection of coffee/tea, deli, and a fast food place where you can purchase food ahead of time if you don't have breakfast included in your tour package.
Onto the tour! Our tour guide, David, was very knowledgeable and attentive throughout the entire day, which was quite long since we returned to Dublin at the end of the tour. It was well paced with a great lead-up to the headliner, the Cliffs of Moher. Bunratty Castle was a delightful surprise with an entire medieval village on its campus. The castle itself was quite impressive on the inside and the quick tour we're given provides great context before you're given time to explore.
Then there's the ride up the coast to Galway. We visited in the middle of January when the sun goes down around 16:45 so we had a nice view for the beginning of the ride and a dusk view (which certainly wasn't bad) for the remainder. There were opportunities to quickly hop off of the bus for photo opps at scenic points along the way.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this tour!
Our group of 10 had an incredible experience on this train tour with our guide, Jonathan. He was knowledgeable and entertaining. The sights were amazing! The fog lifted just enough for us to see the Cliff of Moher in all its glory. As well, our family loved the Burren and Bunratty Castle. I recommend this tour, and Jonathan, highly.
My friend and I had a great experience on this tour. Everyone we worked with was very helpful and friendly. Our bus driver Patrick was totally great, and the folks at the Railtours were also great! We did this tour upon arriving in Ireland and I was nice to know we didn't have to plan or do much more than just show up on time. Hotel accommodations were great as well. I would recommend this tour hands down!