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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  3 days / 2 nights
From Cork and Blarney Castle to the Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher, you'll see the best of Ireland's west and south-west on this leisurely three-day rail and coach tour from Dublin.

Highlights

  • Three-day train and coach trip from Dublin to Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher
  • Travel through Ireland's scenic countryside
  • Kiss the famous Blarney Stone
  • Free time to shop and have lunch in Blarney village
  • Short city tour of Cork
  • Moving Queenstown Story Heritage Center in Cobh
  • Scenic coastal drive around the Ring of Kerry
  • Limerick City tour
  • Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
  • Stunning Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway Bay
  • B&B accommodation in Killarney including full Irish breakfast
  • Hosted train travel
  • Information pack
  • Friendly, professional tour guide

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What You Can Expect

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

Outstanding vistas at the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

Departing from Dublin Heuston Station, you'll catch the train to Cork and coach to the famous Blarney Castle. There'll be time here for you to kiss the famous stone, and enjoy some free time for shopping and lunch in the village of Blarney before returning to Cork for a short city tour.

You'll then transfer to Cobh, where the Queenstown Story Heritage Center is located in the beautifully restored Victorian railway station and transatlantic terminal. This was the embarkation point for generations of Irish emigrants from famine times to recent years.

Transferring back to Cork station, you'll catch the train to Killarney to stay in comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation (with en-suite facilities). Your evening in Killarney is free.

Next day, you'll take the lovely Ring of Kerry coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula, flanked by Dingle Bay. The stunning mountain and coastal scenery includes the famous Lakes of Killarney.

After spending another night in Killarney, you'll tour Limerick City before continuing to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Next you'll visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher and Black Head, the Burren and Galway Bay, before returning to Dublin.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin - Cork - Cobh - Killarney:
Depart from the Dublin Heuston Station on the InterCity train to Cork. On arrival, transfer to Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. After time for lunch and shopping, enjoy a short city tour of Cork and then visit Cobh Heritage Center home of the "Queenstown Story". Transfer back to Cork station for train to Killarney where you will be transferred to a comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation (with en-suite facilities). Evening free.

Day 2: Ring of Kerry - Iveragh Peninsula - Killarney:
At 10:00am depart on the famous Ring of Kerry tour which is a coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula - lots of stunning mountain and coastal scenery, including the famous Lakes of Killarney.

Day 3: Limerick - Cliffs of Moher - Dublin:

At 7:30am transfer from Killarney to Limerick. Upon arrival, take a short tour of Limerick City and then continue on to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Continue on to the village of Doolin for a pub lunch. Next visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher then Black Head, the Burren and Galway Bay, before returning to Dublin for a 9:45pm arrival.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

if you only have a small window in which to visit Ireland then this is the trip for you. Amazing scenery, well organised itinerary and wonderful tour guide Johnathan. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We loved this tour! Norman our tour guide was delightful and a wealth of information. Ireland is a place of great beauty and shades of green!. The Cliffs of Moher are spectacular and we marveled at the Burren! We enjoyed the charming Acara B and B in Killarney: Carmel Fitzgerald is a lovely host and serves a beautiful, healthful breakfast.We normally organize our own excursions, but at the end of almost 5 weeks abroad, it was great to sit back and be taken care of! We highly recommend. PS be sure to buy some woolens!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful trip. Rail Tour were our guides and they were very knowledgable and enjoyable. Extremely prompt and kept everything on time. Perfect balance between organized stops and some free time to explore. We would definitely sign up thru viator again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great way to see as much as possible in a short period of time. Our guide Brendan was a star. Blarney Castle is something that should not be missed.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Such a great trip. Well organized and unbelievable promptness. They picked up 16 people at 3 locations in 12 minutes. All bus drivers and tour guides were friendly and made the trip very pleasant. We seen so many beautiful sites in a few days but we're never rushed. Definitely a fabulous trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was great. We saw everything we wanted to see and even more than the trip offered. The tour guides were great and would help you with whatever you needed help with like getting taxi or just Directions on where to go. The trip also gave you lots of freedom. I highly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A Bucket List Must Do. We all know Ireland is beautiful and this 3 Day tour did justice to its people, its rich culture and its history. Furthermore, our tour guide Jonathan Beaumont was absolutely wonderful. He was knowledgeable about the country's history and culture and he literally made a huge impact on all of us with his charismatic tour leadership. Besides that he was charming, funny and most hospitable. When we return to Ireland we will look for Jon Beaumont. Thank you to Viator, thank you to the tour company and thank you to Jon Beaumont for turning a brief vacation to Ireland into a trip of a life time. We will remember Jon and Ireland forever. Au Revoir.
Kathleen and Yves Archambault

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Michael bus driver and Gerald Clifford and Paddy Coyle were wonderful...as well as Margaret Farmer, We were treated kindly and everyone made sure we knew what was happening and where we needed to go. It was great. Thank you all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Excellent tour! Tour guides were very good and the scenery was not to be believed. Guides were very knowledgeable.....Guides Lima, Kevin McDermott and my apologies that I don't remember the third guides name.....all were great!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was great. Very well organized. The guides were amazing.

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