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3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Tour provided by Railtours Ireland First Class - Day Tours

3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Updated 28/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Ireland is known for its natural landscapes interspersed with cities steeped in culture, but experiencing all the republic has to offer in a few days can be difficult. Travel with ease to dispersed sites with a rail trip that encompasses Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, and the Ring of Kerry, and learn about the rich heritage of the region with a guide. Plus, all entrance fees and accommodation are included for a seamless experience.
Itinerary
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6 stops
Day 1
Dublin - Cork - Killarney
Day 2
The Ring of Kerry
Day 3
Killarney - Limerick - Clare -...
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Highlights
  • Avoid the stress of travel organization with a prearranged itinerary
  • Travel with ease across miles of coastline via rail or coach
  • Learn more about the republic’s heritage with a guide
  • Accommodation, entrance fees, and two full Irish breakfasts are included
What to Expect
Meet your host and begin your trip on a train ride to Cork. From there, travel by coach to Blarney Castle and take the opportunity to kiss the famous stone and explore the village of Blarney. Stop for lunch (own expense) in town before heading back into the city of Cork for a short walking tour. Next, transfer to the harbor town of Cobh and visit the Queenstown Story Heritage Center to learn about the role the port played in the stories of the Titanic and the Lusitania. When ready, head back to Cork station and take the train to Killarney, where your bed & breakfast (with en suite facilities) awaits. The evening is yours to relax or take a stroll of the historic town. After a full Irish breakfast (included), spend the following day enjoying the rolling hills and rugged coastline on a Ring of Kerry scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula. Admire Dingle Bay and the Lakes of Killarney before being dropped back in Killarney for another night in your bed & breakfast. On your final day, visit Limerick City and stroll the streets on a short walking tour, then continue on to the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Afterward, head into the village of Doolin for a pub lunch (own expense), then onto the Cliffs of Moher, Black Head, and the Burren and Galway Bays, before returning to Dublin later that evening.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland
Duration
3 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Host on trains
  • Information pack
  • Reserved seats on trains
  • Qualified driver-guide on coaches
  • All travel by rail and coach from Dublin Heuston Station
  • 2 nights accommodation in B&B including Full Irish Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
  • Entry/Admission - Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you are booking a double occupancy room, please specify in 'Special Requirements' whether you prefer a double or a twin-bed room (subject to availability).
  • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc.
  • Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries.
  • Ensuite's may be located either inside or outside the room.
  • Wheelchair accessibility: As long as the passenger has some mobility then this tour would be suitable. Trains in Ireland are wheelchair friendly however buses/coaches are not. The guest would have to be able to climb the steps on to the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
  • During winter, shops, restaurants/cafes in local villages may not be open, however the attractions as listed in the itinerary, will be visited.
  • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travellers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Mart wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The trip was well-organised so we didn't have to worry about anything. The wild nature of the western coast is amazing and visits to sites like the Cobh heritage center added to our understanding of Irish history and culture. Our guide Jonathan is a historian and his humor
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from InfoRTIFC, Manager at 3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Tour
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Hi Martine, Many thanks for your five star review of your recent tour with us. It is fantastic that you found the tour well organised. Jonathan is a wonderful host and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with him and he kept you all engaged including your son :) . I will pass on your sentiments to him. Thanks once again, Kind Regards, Jennifer
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Kate Johnny K wrote a review Jun 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Such a wonderful trip! We couldn't help but become immersed in the culture. No one can paint a picture quite like Jonathan. His love for the history, stories, and culture makes this such a genuine experiance. He continually went above and beyond to make our trip unforgettable.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Courtney S wrote a review Apr 2019
Richmond, Canada3 contributions25 helpful votes
We planned on organizing our own tour of Ireland but ran out of time leading up to the trip. This tour highlighted the main attractions we wanted to see and we've always wanted to take a train through the countryside. A little hesitant we booked it... AND WOW ARE WE HAPPY WE
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Jeffrey L wrote a review Nov 2018
Toronto, Canada68 contributions15 helpful votes
Found this trip that took us to all the sites we wanted to see - truly carefree as they say, without having to worry about researching, planning, driving, the weather, the roads, hiring, coordinating, or anything else! They run a tour which is fun, relaxed and social, yet
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from InfoRTIFC, Manager at 3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Tour
Responded 7 Nov 2018
Dear Jeffrey, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent three day tour with us and really appreciate the feedback. I will pass on your sentiments to Andy, Ray and Batt - they do an exceptional job and make sure everyone has a memorable time on tour. Hopefully we will see you on tour again sometime in the future. Kindest Regards, Jennifer
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Monty A wrote a review Oct 2018
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What a fantastic experience! The trip was seamlessy organized and flawlessly executed. All accommodations, meal stops and points of interest visited were outstanding! I'd give Railtours Ireland six stars if I could. A special shout out to our guide Peter MacDonnell who did
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Due to Covid we had to cancel our trip and they did not refund our money as stated on their terms. DO NOT BOOK A
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Wonderful day!
There were only 4 people on our tour today but it was wonderful! We had Peter, our fabulous tour guide, all to ours
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Great Tour
Excellent tour, very well organized. Lots of good information from our tour guide, Brian!! Would definitely book a
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Highly recommend!
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Visit to Bunratty and Cliffs
We really had a fantastic time! Bright, sunny skies in the morning for our visit to Bunratty Castle, some overcast
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Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin
Frank, Mike, and Terrance were so wonderful to us! We had a wonderful day. We are dying to go back. We will definit
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Excellent, well-paced tour!
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Great tour with an excellent guide!
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Amazing tour
My mom and sisters and I went on this over Christmas break and it was awesome. We had Terry as our guide and he was
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Excellent Guide, Great Day!
My daughter and I enjoyed a great day together on this day trip from Dublin. The weather was cold & rainy (as exp
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Trip was cancelled last minute but no refund and reply email from travel agent till today
The trip was cancelled like a day before the trip day. Requested for a refund but the travel agent did not get back
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Wonderful Tour
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Key Details
  • Blarney Castle & Gardens, Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, and 4 more
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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