Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the 2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
We enjoyed the tour, thanks to John, the tour leader, for taking such good care of us.
Wonderful tour of the south of Ireland. My favorite town was Killarney and I wish I could have stayed there longer. Our guide for the Ring of Kerry was terrific -- Michael was well informed, personable, and did an outstanding job of giving us a wonderful experience despite the weather. We did have bouts of rain but that did not take away from all the sights.
This 2-day trip was the highlight of my stay in Ireland. I liked the Blarney Castle but because of a bad leg was not able to climb to the top to kiss the stone. Instead I walked over to the Woolen Mill and went shopping and ate lunch. Fair prices for good quality items. The B and B was the Fairview Guesthouse. A very lovely place to stay with breakfast and internet. There were many shops, restaurants, and pubs close by. There is also a nice woolen shop at the end of the street near the Pharmacy which I discovered when I had to get cold medicine. The second day was the Ring of Kerry trip and it was one full day of beautiful scenery. I enjoyed looking at the very green country fields plus seeing the mountains and bays together. This tour is a must do.
Everything went so smoothly. Peter, our tour guide, was wonderful and clearly passionate about his job. He took us to places that the tour normally doesn't stop, and the experience was that much better. The train ride is a bit lengthy from Dublin, so make sure you bring something to read or amuse yourself -- although the countryside is entertainment enough. We had enough time at each stop to explore and get a better sense of County Kerry, from the small villages along the Ring of Kerry to the bigger city of Cork. The B and B arrangements were awesome, Eugene at Noraville B and B was an awesome host who made sure we were taken care of. Overall, this is a great option for those who want to see the Ring of Kerry without making all the arrangements themselves. You'll be well taken care of and you'll have a terrific time!
Our guides were warm, wonderful people who took good care of us. The grounds at Blarney were stunning as was the entire Ring of Kerry tour. We loved our hotel in Killarney. We loved all the quaint towns we stopped in along the way. We will return to Ireland and book trips through Viator again!
It was beautiful, great trains, great tour guides (except for one woman who spoke to fast, and did not seem to care about people understanding her) the scenary was beautifull
It's interesting but a little challenge to change the train ride to bus or vice versa. The scenic view was fantastic. I would recommend this to my friends.
I thought this tour was excellent.
This was a great tour! We had plenty of time to see everything and shop for everything. I would definitely recommend this trip to all who go to Ireland.
This trip was amazing. Every step along the way was perfectly planned, and there were people there to help you with anything you needed. The accommodations were adorable and quaint; all the tour guides were helpful and knowledgeable. At one point, I think part of the tour was late and we missed a train, but we didn't even know anything had changed until later on. Everything was so smooth, and they got us everywhere we needed to be without skipping a beat. It also wasn't too planned - there was plenty of time to do your own thing, every second wasn't orchestrated. As for Ireland, it was magnificent! The Ring of Kerry was one of the most beautiful sights I've ever seen in my life. This is definitely a tour of a lifetime!
Ah, this tour was so cool! Well worth every penny! Our tour guide was incredible! So funny and laid back. A must do is the Blarney Castle. I kissed the stone and I recommend that to anyone to do. But the stairs are very steep and wound around a lot. So be careful of that if you get dizzy easily or are out of shape. But to walk through that thing was amazing! On the tour you must sit on the right side of the bus to get the best views.
I had a great time and loved our trip. It was too short and I definitely need to come back and spend more time a each location. The only issue I had was that the day before the trip they calle and asked me if I was traveling with another guest because they did not have a room for me in Killarney. It all worked out but I didn't find out until about 2 hours before if I was going to have to sleep on the bus.