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Hosted Railtours for the Independent Traveller
Travel by train and ferry to Dublin
Tour LE09-DH36

London-Dublin, Blarney, Ring of Kerry & Cliffs of Moher

Travel by train and ferry to Dublin

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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
  • 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
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Travel by train and ferry to Dublin

Travel from London to Dublin with Virgin Trains and Irish Ferries and then enjoy a trip 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. The tour also takes in the Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay, returning to Dublin by train from Galway.

Full Itinerary
Day 1:

London to Dublin

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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

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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:

Cork, Blarney Castle and Cobh

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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 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 4:

Ring of Kerry

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Enjoy your Full Irish Breakfast at leisure


09:45 You will be collected from your accommodation (or as directed by our Killarney representative) for 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 5:

Bunratty and The Cliffs of Moher

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07:30 Depart 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.


Returning to Dublin Heuston at 21:45hrs.


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


Overnight Stay:

Dublin City Centre

Day 6:

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 HolyHead Direct

16:38: Arrive London Euston Station


Sunday - Change at Crewe

16:44: Arrive London Euston Station