info@railtoursireland.com Call: 1-877-451-4783
Lines Currently Closed
Unfortunately our phone lines are currently closed.
Opening Hours:
Monday 8:00 am- 6:30 pm GMT
Tuesday 8:00 am- 6:30 pm GMT
Wednesday 8:00 am- 6:30 pm GMT
Thursday 8:00 am- 6:30 pm GMT
Friday 8:00 am- 6:30 pm GMT
Saturday 8:00 am- 2:00 pm GMT
Sunday 9:30 am- 6:30 pm GMT
Hosted Railtours for the Independent Traveller
Travel South, Southwest by Train
Tour DH036

Cork City, Blarney, Ring of Kerry & Cliffs of Moher

Enjoy the Iconic sites of Cork, Kerry and Clare

Share
Blarney Castle
Train Castle
Cliffs of Moher
Blarney Castle
Train through countryside
Macgillycuddy's Reeks
Cliffs of Moher
Blarney Castle
Train Castle
Cliffs of Moher
What's included?
  • Return Rail Travel
  • Reserved Seats on the train
  • Railtours Ireland Host throughout
  • Visitor Attraction Admissions
  • Escorted Coach
  • 2 Nights Killarney B+B / Free Upgrade to 4* Hotel
  • Full Irish Breakfast in Killarney
Book Direct with us and get FREE UPGRADES
FREE Upgrade in Killarney from Guesthouse to 4* Hotel (when available)
FREE Breakfast on Train– except Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays as dining car is closed.
FREE Dublin Bus Hop on Hop off City Sightseeing Tour
Tour of Ireland Map - Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher
Overview & Map

Travel South, Southwest by Train

A three day tour to the South and South West of Ireland taking in Cork, Blarney Castle, The Queenstown Story and then from Killarney, touring the Ring of Kerry along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Ring of Kerry is a 179-km-long circular tourist route in County Kerry, South Western Ireland. On this tour there are views of the Skellig Rocks (islands), where Star Wars 'The Force Awakens' was recently filmed. The tour also takes in the Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay, returning to Dublin by train from Galway.

Full Itinerary
Day 1:

Cork, Blarney Castle and Cobh

hide

Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time.

Customer Service Desk at Heuston Station where our Check-In representative will be in their yellow jacket!


Check-in for 07:00 departure from Dublin Heuston Station


Arrive into Cork Kent Station for 09:35, we transfer to our Railtours Ireland tour coach through Cork City to Blarney Village and historic Blarney Castle and Gardens, built in 1446 by Dermot Mc Carthy. You will have time to kiss the famous stone, which is said to bestow the gift of eternal eloquence on those lucky enough to do so. There is also time for shopping and lunch at Blarney and we recommend that you have lunch there, as this will be the only opportunity during the day to have a substantial meal.


Depart Blarney Castle for Cóbh, via the city centre and a short city tour.


On arrival at Cóbh we will visit St Colman’s Cathedral. We will then proceed down along the sea front passing the former White Star Line offices en route to the beautifully restored Victorian railway station/transatlantic terminal. This is now the Cóbh Heritage Centre, home to the Queenstown Story. The centre also houses much information about the Great Famine and subsequent Irish Emigration; 3 million Irish people emigrated from Cóbh, (principally to the United States) including Annie Moore, whose statue is located in front of the heritage centre.


Depart Cobh by train to Killarney.


The rest of the evening is free and there is a large selection of cafés, restaurants and bars in Killarney town as well as many opportunities for live traditional Irish music entertainment.


Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Blarney Castle and Gardens & Cobh Heritage Centre


Overnight Stay:

Killarney City Centre

Free Upgrade to 4* Hotel in Killarney subject to availability

Day 2:

Ring Of Kerry Tour

view

Enjoy your Full Irish Breakfast at leisure before enjoying your Ring of Kerry Tour.


There are plenty of stops along the Ring of Kerry for morning tea, lunch and photo stops etc. Ireland’s highest mountains are located in Kerry and Carrauntouhil, which can be seen en route. It is the highest, standing at 1041 metres. We will make a stop at the Kerry Bog Village Museum, which gives people an insight into how people lived and worked in rural Ireland in the 18th century. The village is the only one of its kind in Europe. Later on the approach to Waterville there are views (weather permitting) of the Skellig Rocks (islands), where Star Wars 'The Force Awakens' was recently filmed. We will make several photo stops, a stop for lunch and one final stop at the pretty village of Sneem, for about 30 minutes, or as directed by your tour leader.


An essential part of any visit to Ireland, this tour circles the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks and runs through its many passes and valleys along the shores of Dingle Bay and Kenmare Bay. There is an unspoilt nature to Ireland's most beautiful region and the Ring of Kerry provides many unforgettable memories as it passes through the many picturesque villages such as Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem and returns via Ladies View, the famous Lakes of Killarney and through the Oakwoods of Killarney's magnificent National Park.


Evening free in Killarney


Overnight Stay:

Killarney City Centre

Free Upgrade to 4* Hotel in Killarney subject to availability

Day 3:

Bunratty & The Cliffs of Moher

view

Enjoy your continental breakfast at leisure before departing Killarney by road to Limerick to join the Bunratty Castle and Cliffs of Moher Tour.


Arrive into Limerick where we will join our Railtours Ireland tour coach. Limerick has a population of about 90,000 and its city charter was granted in 1197AD, making it older than London! As we cross the river Shannon which is Ireland’s longest river you will see views of King John’s Castle to the right. The castle was completed in 1200 and marks the origins of the city. Limerick’s most famous author, Frank Mc Court, grew up here and was the setting for his book, ‘Angela’s Ashes’. Limerick is also the birthplace of celebrated BBC radio DJ, Terry Wogan and Hollywood star, Richard Harris. We will pass the GAA grounds of Páirc na nGael –the home ground of County Limerick’s Hurling and Gaelic Football teams. Limerick is also the home of Irish Rubgy and we will pass Thomond Park, the Rugby stadium. After a brief city tour we travel onto Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. The castle was completed in 1425 and, after many years of neglect, has been restored to its former glory. There is also a folk park here which you will have time to explore.



After the visit to Bunratty Castle and Folk park we make our way to Co. Clare. There is a lunch stop at O’ Connor’s Pub in Doolin before arriving at the Cliffs of Moher, among the highest sea cliffs in Europe. There is plenty of time to visit Ireland’s second most popular tourist attraction and your host will advise you of the departure time. From here we take the coast road for much of the way to Galway, with time for photos along The Burren. This is a national park and the word Burren comes from the Irish Language, it means ‘rocky place’. It is a unique lunar landscape of limestone which was described in 1649 by one of Oliver Cromwell’s men as: “No tree to hang a man, no water deep enough to drown him and no soil deep enough to bury him”. Today the Burren is noted for its diverse Flora with few parallels elsewhere in Ireland or indeed, Europe. We continue along the coast road to Black Head, passing the quaint coastal villages of Ballyvaughan and Kinvara before joining the main road to Galway. Return by train from Galway.



Returning to Dublin Heuston at 21:45hrs.



Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Bunratty Castle and Folk Park & The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience


Reviews