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Travel by train and ferry to Dublin
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London-Dublin, Belfast & The Giants Causeway

Travel by train and ferry to Dublin

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The Giants Causeway
Virgin Train, London to Holyhead
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
The Saloon Bar
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What's included?
  • Return Rail & Ferry London to Dublin
  • Transfers from Dublin Ferryport to City Centre Hotel
  • Dublin & Belfast City Tours & Attraction Admissions
  • 3 Nights Dublin 4* Standard Hotel
  • 1 Night Belfast 4* Hotel with Full Breakfast
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Travel by train and ferry to Dublin

Travel from London to Dublin with Virgin Trains and Irish Ferries, overnight in Dublin. Enjoy a fascinating day out to the famed Antrim coast with its spectacular seascapes taking in the Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle. Rail travel Dublin - Belfast - Dublin by "Enterprise Express"

1st Class Upgrade available for only €99pp on Virgin Trains from London to Holyhead.

Full Itinerary
Day 1:

London to Dublin

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Check-in 30 mins prior to Train Departure time at London Euston Station in front of the Network Rail Mobility Assistance reception in the main concourse - 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 2-night stay.

Overnight Stay:

Dublin City Centre

Day 2:

Discover Dublin at your leisure

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

The popular tour, the 2 day 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:

The Giants Causeway

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

 

07:35 Depart Connolly Station, which was built in 1844 as the terminus of the Dublin & Drogheda Railway and is now the administrative headquarters of Iarnród Éireann, Ireland’s National Railway.

 

We depart northwards through the Dublin suburbs, which soon give way to farmland. Soon we pass the exclusive coastal village of Malahide before we cross the wide Broadmeadow Estuary, followed by Rogerstown Estuary. Fine views of the sea appear as we pass through the coastal town of Skerries, followed by the fishing village of Balbriggan. A few kilometres further on we pass Gormanston, an Irish Air Corps military airfield –on the landward side. Red flags on the seaward side indicate military exercises are in progress. We travel through Drogheda. Immediately north of Drogheda we cross the historic river Boyne by a magnificent viaduct, with great views of the town. It was here that Oliver Cromwell put the entire population to the sword in 1649. At little further upstream is the site of the Battle of the Boyne, where [Protestant] King William of Orange defeated dethroned [Catholic] King James in 1690 –an event which is still celebrated annually by ‘Orangemen’ or ‘Northern Protestants’ on the ‘Twelfth’ of July.

 

We now begin to climb into the foothills of the Camlough Mountains and border country.

 

Leaving Belfast we proceed to the town of Carrickfergus for a short photo-stop and take the coast road north from here. We continue on passing the coastal villages of Glenariff, Cushendall and Cushendun. There are stunning views of the sea to the right and the mountains or the Glens of Antrim to the left; you can even glimpse the Scottish coast on a clear day.

 

Our next stop is the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Traditionally fishermen erected the bridge to Carrick-a-Rede Island over a 23m-deep and 20m-wide chasm to check their salmon nets. Today visitors are drawn here simply to take the rope bridge challenge!

 

Lunch stop is at Fullerton's Bar/Restaurant in Ballintoy – lunch is not included and as part of the tour cost.

 

After lunch, we continue on to Bushmill's Whiskey Distillery, time dependent, where we have a quick 20 minute photo stop. The distillery shop is located here if anyone wishes to purchase some souvenirs.

 

We then head for Dunluce Castle for a photo stop before arriving at the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where we stop for about 2 hours. Leaving the Giant’s Causeway, we head back to Belfast city for your overnight stay.

 

Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

Overnight Stay:

Belfast City Centre Hotel

Day 4:

Belfast City & Hop On Hop Off City Tour

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After enjoying a Full Irish Breakfast (the famous Ulster Fry) at your leisure.

 

The Hop-on Hop-off city tour provides you with a comprehensive look at this very special city. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours, to allow you to explore every area and district of this unique place.

 

Plenty of time for shopping and exploring in Belfast city centre and return to Dublin at your leisure

 

 

Visitor Attraction Admissions included: Hop on Hop Off City Bus Tour & Titanic Visitor Centre

Overnight Stay:

Dublin City Centre

Day 5:

Dublin to London

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Railours Ireland Host will transfer you to the Dublin Ferry Port

 

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

Monday-Saturday

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

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

12:38: Depart HollyHead Direct

16:38: Arrive London Euston Station

 

Sunday - Change at Crewe

16:44: Arrive London Euston Station

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