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Hosted Railtours for the Independent Traveller
Travel by train and ferry to Dublin
Tour LE09-DC08

London-Dublin & The Wicklow Mountaineer

Travel by train and ferry to Dublin

Irish Ferries
Avoca Handweavers
Virgin Train
Irish Ferries
Irish Ferries
What's included?
  • Return Rail & Ferry London to Dublin
  • Transfers from Dublin Ferryport to City Centre Hotel
  • Dublin City Tour & Attraction Admissions
  • 3 Nights Dublin / 4* Standard Hotel
Overview & Map

Travel by train and ferry to Dublin

Travel from London to Dublin with Virgin Trains and Irish Ferries and then enjoy a day trip to Wicklow

Full Itinerary
Day 1:

London to Dublin


Check-in is 20 minutes prior to Train Departure Time - look for our check-in hosts in the yellow jackets!


Check-in London Euston Station at the Network Rail Mobility Assistance Reception for 09:10 departure of your Virgin Train direct to Holyhead. You will be met by your Railtours Ireland host and escorted into your reserved seats. Your train, complete with snack car / bar will speed through the heart of England and along the North Wales coast to reach Holyhead in just 3 hours and 40 minutes. Holyhead rail station is also the cruise ferry terminal so after a short bus transfer to the berth you walk onto the ship – The Irish Ferries ‘Ulysses’ to Dublin, ship weighing 55,000 tonnes. Enjoy an invigorating 3 hours and 15 minute voyage across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Facilities on board ship include a range of restaurants and bars, a 2-screen cinema and a traditional promenade deck, from where you can enjoy the fresh sea air.
Arrive into Dublin 17:25pm where you will be welcomed by your Railtours Ireland host and transferred to your four star standard hotel in Dublin City Centre for a 3-night stay.


Overnight Stay:

Dublin City Centre

Day 2:

Discover Dublin at your leisure


Free to discover Dublin with your Hop On Hop Off Bus Ticket

The popular tour, the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, is offered with both live and multilingual commentary. All drivers are Failte Ireland approved, which means not only are they great story tellers, they're also brimming with information and history of Dublin's past, and will have you laughing all the way around the tour route too.

Overnight Stay:

Dublin City Centre

Day 3:

Wicklow and Glendalough


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

Railtours Ireland Check-In Desk at Connolly Station where our Check-In represenative will be in their yellow jacket!

Monday-Friday: Check-in for the 09:40 departure from Dublin Connolly Station to Arklow is at 09:20.

Sunday: The departure time is slightly later - leaving at 10:35. Therefore, Sunday check in time is 10:15am in Connolly station.


Enjoy an elevated view of Dublin City and its architecture as the train travels south from Dublin Connolly station towards Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Regarded as one of the one most stunning train routes in Ireland the train journey hugs the coastline as it travels towards Bray and Greystones along the coast and cliff edge. From Arklow the tour continues by coach onto Avoca Handweavers for a personal tour of the oldest working woollen mill, since 1723. Our lunch stop is at a local pub, Fitzgeralds of Avoca which serves up hearty Irish pub fare. Avoca is sometimes known as Ballykissangel where the successful BBC television series of the same name was filmed. Our next stop is Glendalough, a 12th century monastic settlement. We take you to the Upper Lake of Glendalough, this was the original site of the monastic settlement, and features Reefert Church, Temple-na-Skellig, St. Kevin's Cell, St. Kevin's Bed, the Caher, and various crosses. We then walk back along the boardwalk to the Monastic City where you can see ruins of churches, a graveyard and the famous Round Tower. The tour then continues through the stunning landscape of Wicklow to Bray train station for your return journey to Dublin.

Monday-Friday: We arrive back to Dublin at approximately 17:00pm.

Sunday: We arrive back to Dublin at approximately 17:15pm.

Overnight Stay:

Dublin City Centre

Day 4:

Dublin to London


Railours Ireland Host will transfer you to the Dublin Ferry Port


Dublin – London (via Irish Ferries Ship - Ulysses):



08:05: Depart Dublin (Ferryport) by cruise ferry

08:05: Depart Dublin (Ferryport) by cruise ferry
11:30: Arrive Holyhead arrive by ferry

12:38: Depart HolyHead Direct

16:38: Arrive London Euston Station


Sunday - Change at Crewe


16:44: Arrive London Euston Station


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