2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  3 days (approx.)
Spend a leisurely three days exploring Blarney Castle, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula on a rail and coach tour that shows you some of the best of Ireland.

Highlights

  • Three-day train and coach trip from Dublin to Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsular
  • 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
  • Dingle Peninsula scenery
  • B&B accommodation in Killarney including full Irish breakfast
  • Hosted train travel
  • Information pack
  • Friendly, professional tour guide

What You Can Expect

3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula Rail Tour

Slea Head, Dingle Peninsula

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 tells the moving story of the 2.5 million adults and children who emigrated from Ireland.

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, with their breathtaking display of light and color.

After spending another night in Killarney, you'll visit the Dingle Peninsula, made famous as the location for the movie Ryan's Daughter. You will return by train from Killarney at 5:50pm, arriving at Dublin Heuston Station at 9:15pm

Itinerary

Day 1: Dublin - Cork - Cobh - Killarney:
Depart from the Dublin Heuston Station on the InterCity train to Cork (breakfast available). Upon arrival travel by coach to Blarney Castle and kiss the famous stone. Take some time for lunch and shopping, and a city tour of Cork City visiting the Cobh Heritage Center, home of the "Queenstown Story". Depart Cork by train to Killarney for overnight in a comfortable Bed and Breakfast with en-suite facilities. You will be based here for two nights.

Day 2: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Iveragh Peninsula:
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: Dingle Peninsula - Dublin:
At 10:00am depart for a tour to Dingle Peninsula made famous as the location for the movie "Ryan's Daughter". You will return by train from Killarney at 5:50pm arriving at Dublin Heuston Station at 9:15pm.

Customer Reviews

3 star rating: Worth doing June 2013

I'll start with the positive. The train was clean and on time. The tours covered lots of places of interests. The local tour that Railtours engaged in Killarney was well organised. The accommodation (I opted for B and B) was excellent. The negative part of this was that the Railtours itself seemed to be dis-organised. There was no introduction at the station so people were confused on what/where/who to do/follow. The tour guides from Railtours didn't introduce themself and let us know what the plans were. We found out by asking other tour participants. It's probably worth mentioning by the Railtour staff at the station that each has their own individual itinerary based on the type of tour that they chose. Luckily the tour participants had great sense of humour so we were just happy to tag along.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2010

Not great. It is not an organized tour as one would think it is, with a tour guide with you at all times. You are left to your own to take trains with transfers to and from Dublin. The Dingle portion of the trip was canceled because they did not get enough people, which left us to scramble for an additional night at a hotel in Dublin at the last minute. It was just a poorly organized tour.
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