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Hosted Railtours for the Independent Traveller
Travel by train and ferry to Dublin
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London-Dublin & Medieval Banquet Bunratty Castle

Travel by train and ferry to Dublin

Medieval Banquet
Bunratty Castle
Virgin Train
Galway City
Medieval Banquet
Bunratty Castle
Virgin Train
Galway City
Medieval Banquet
Bunratty Castle
Virgin Train
Galway City
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
  • 1 Night Bunratty Village 4* Hotel
  • Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle
  • Full Irish Breakfast Bunratty
Overview & Map

Travel by train and ferry to Dublin

Travel from London to Dublin with Virgin Trains and Irish Ferries, overnight in Dublin. Experience one of Ireland’s most famous cultural and historical nights – The World Famous Medieval Banquet in the Great Hall of Bunratty Castle overnighting in quality hotel accommodation in Bunratty Village. Visit the Cliffs of Moher the next day on your tour.

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 2-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 2 day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, is offered with both live and multilingual commentary. All drivers are Fáilte 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:

Galway - Bunratty Medieval Banquet


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

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

Check-in for 11:25 departure from Dublin Heuston, opened in 1844 as the headquarters of the Great Southern & Western Railway and is now the official principal station of Iarnród Éireann, Ireland’s national railway company. As your train departs, we travel in a south westerly direction, through Dublin's western suburbs and then through the lush fertile countryside of Co. Kildare. Our journey takes us through the Curragh which is famous for its racecourse, home of the Irish Derby, and there are many stud farms in the vicinity. Your route takes you into the midlands and the Bog of Allen, vast tracts of peat-land. Before then we pass through the County Town of Tullamore and then to Clara across the gentle farmlands of north Offaly. The train crosses the Shannon marks the historic border between the province of Leinster and Connacht –the historic province of the West of Ireland. You are now heading due west, surrounded by peat bog on both sides of the line. On the last few kilometres before Galway, you will get your first glimpse of Galway Bay.

13:40 Arrive Galway City - Free time to Explore Galway City

Galway City is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. It began as a small fishing village centred around the estuary of the River Corrib, a river traditionally called Abhainn na Gaillimhe (The Galway River) after Galvia, a mythological princess said to have drowned in its waters. There is vibrancy to this friendly University City, which many delight in, and few forget. Music, festivals, horse racing, pubs, restaurants, shops, theatres and most of all Galway people, combine to create an atmosphere you'll want to return to again and again.

18.00 Depart Galway City for Bunratty Village for check in into your hotel.

20.45 Medieval Banquet at Bunratty, Irish Mead reception in Bunratty Castle before medieval banquet and legendary Irish entertainment. Afterwards perhaps enjoy a nightcap in Durty Nellys famous traditional pub beside the castle.

Overnight Stay:

Overnight at Bunratty Castle Hotel

Day 4:

The Cliffs of Moher


Enjoy your breakfast at leisure

10.00 – meet Railtours Ireland host for tour of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

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. Some free time in Galway to explore the streets around Eyre Square or grab a bite to eat.

19:15 Depart from Galway by train and return to Dublin by a different route, via Athenry, Tullamore and Athlone, where we cross the mighty river Shannon once more.

21:45 Arrive into Dublin Heuston

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

Overnight Stay:

Dublin City Centre

Day 5:

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 HollyHead Direct

16:38: Arrive London Euston Station

Sunday - Change at Crewe

16:44: Arrive London Euston Station