Journey from Dublin on a two-day rail and coach tour through Irish countryside en route to some of the country’s most beloved attractions. You’ll visit Blarney Castle and its very kissable Blarney Stone as well as Queenstown Story Heritage Center at Cobh’s Victoria Station, where generations of Ireland emigrants set off for new lands. This getaway excursion includes an overnight stay at a four-start lodging. It also features a city tour of Cork with a trip to its English Market, an 18th-century covered food market that’s easily one of the country’s best. 


  • 2-day tour by train and coach from Dublin to Cork and Cobh
  • Enjoy great window views of Ireland's charming countryside
  • Kiss the famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
  • See Cork on a short city tour with your friendly guide
  • Visit Queenstown Story Heritage Center at Cobh’s Victoria Station
  • Round-trip transport and 4-star accommodation with breakfast included

What You Can Expect

2-Day Cork and Blarney Castle Tour from Dublin by Rail

The Queenstown Story in Cork

Day 1: Dublin – Cork
Meet your host when you check in at Dublin Heuston Station, and then board the train for your 2pm departure to Cork. Relax for approximately three hours as you take in scenic views of the Irish countryside. Upon arrival in Cork, transfer by coach to your hotel, where you’ll have the rest of the evening to spend at your leisure.

Overnight: 4-star hotel in central Cork

Day 2: Cork – Dublin (B)
After breakfast with your tour group, meet your professional guide and hop aboard your comfortable coach for a drive to Blarney Castle. Built in 1446, the castle includes the famous Blarney Stone – the stone of eloquence -- located at the top of the tower. You’ll have a chance to kiss the stone; legend has it that you’ll never again be at a loss for words!

Spend time exploring the lovely grounds and gardens, and enjoy lunch at the castle (own expense) before boarding the coach for your return trip to Cork. Upon arrival, enjoy a short city tour as your guide points out places of interest, including a stop at the English Market – Ireland’s most popular covered food market.

Next, travel by coach alongside Cork Harbour on your way to Cobh. Here, visit the Queenstown Story Heritage Centre, located in the gorgeously restored Victorian railway station. Learn about the historical station and transatlantic terminal as you listen to the moving story of Ireland's emigrants who escaped famine and embarked to new lands from here.

Afterward, return to Cork, where you’ll board the train back to Dublin arriving back at Dublin Heuston Station at approximately 8pm.

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Customer Reviews

Devon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

So glad we didn't miss this part of Ireland. We did not yet have a car and the rail tour was a great way to see Cork. Hotel was very nice.

Devon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

So glad we didn't miss this part of Ireland. We did not yet have a car and the rail tour was a great way to see Cork. Hotel was very nice.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Beautiful. Everyone should see this part of Ireland. Cork was okay could have passed up Cobh

Judith F

4 star rating: Recommended June 2014

The hotel was beautiful. Loved Tom Cronin the driver as he was so knowledgeable and Brendan too. Both very good.

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