Tour code: 3310DH37
Enjoy Ireland’s spectacular southern and western coastlines on this 4-day rail and coach tour from Dublin. Visit highlights including Cork city, the Blarney Stone and Limerick; and take coach trips around the beautiful Ring of Kerry and Galway Bay, and to the epic Cliffs of Moher and Connemara. See wild beaches and fjord-like bays; visit pretty villages and castles, and absorb Ireland’s traditional rural charms on route. Three nights’ accommodation — two in Killarney, and one in Galway city — plus daily breakfasts, and all rail travel and coach trips are included.


  • 4-day coach and rail tour from Dublin to Ireland's southern and western coasts
  • Kiss the famous Blarney Stone
  • Short city tour of Cork
  • 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
  • Overnight B&B accommodation in Killarney and Galway including full Irish breakfast
  • Hosted train travel
  • Information pack
  • Friendly, professional tour guide

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What You Can Expect

4-Day Ring of Kerry, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Connemara Rail Tour

Killarney Lakes, Co Kerry

Discover Ireland’s stunning south and west coasts on this 4-day rail and coach tour starting and ending in Dublin. Travel by rail to Cork city, and visit Cobh and Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone. Then, travel by train to Killarney for two nights, and take in the gorgeous Ring of Kerry, before continuing to Limerick to see the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and other beauty spots. After overnight in Galway City, visit the beautiful Connemara region before returning by train to Dublin. 

Your 4-day tour includes all rail and coach travel; two nights’ accommodation in a comfortable B&B in Killarney; an overnight stay in a 3-star hotel in Galway city, and coach trips with an expert driver-guide to the attractions mentioned. Daily full Irish breakfasts are also included. Evenings are free to spend at your leisure.

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Day 1: Dublin - Killarney:
Depart from the Dublin Heuston Station on the InterCity train to Cork (breakfast available). Upon arrival you will visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. After time for lunch (own expense) 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: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - Iveragh Peninsula:
At 10:00am depart Killarney and spend a day travelling on the scenic route around the county's Iveragh Peninsula, otherwise known as the Ring of Kerry. Its enchanting mountain and coastal scenery is unmissable! Overnight in Killarney.

Day 3: Bunratty Castle - Galway City - Cliffs of Moher:
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 (own expense). Next visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher then Black Head, the Burren and Galway Bay. Spend overnight in the heart of Galway City at a 3 star hotel including a full Irish breakfast the following morning.

Day 4: Connemara - Kylemore Abbey - Dublin:
At 10:00am head into magnificent Connemara where John Ford filmed "The Quiet Man" in 1951, taking in Clifden, Kylemore Abbey (reduced admission rate applies to the Abbey itself), Leenane and Killary Harbor (Ireland's only Fjord) or Roundstone, the Coral Beach and the Sky Road. Admire the breathtaking wild Atlantic coastline. You will return to Galway for your train to Dublin Heuston arriving at 8:50pm.

Customer Reviews

Ronald B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Norman Foster was probably the best tour guide that I encountered. I enjoyed the trip more because of his attention to details. Darren on the Conemarra was also excellent. We did experience fog on the Ring of Kerry segment but everything else went OK. I liked the Noraville B and B in Kellarney but it was not conveniently located to the downtown area costs 6 Euros for taxi. The Kelarney Court Hotel was nearby - good pub.

Anna C V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The 4 Day Ring of Kerry, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Connemara Rail tour were fantastic.
We had a wonderful, funny, informative tourguide Norm who kept everyone on time so we got to see all and more then expected. The places we stayed in at night were all first class. We had wonderfull weather, not a drop of rain, which made this trip extra special. Highly recommend it to everyone.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour, great accommodations, great scenery.

Debra L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing! Rail Tours staff were organized and went above and beyond to make sure we all knew where to be at which time. This tour was fabulous due to the tour guide 'John Beaumont' who suggested extra things to do and even arranged transportation to do them sheep herding and The Spirit of Ireland show. The only complaint I would have is in the B and B in Killarney 2 nights. It was musty and had mould in the shower. If you have a chance to pay more, I would suggest the 'International Hotel' as it was beautiful and it was the meeting place for all activities while in Killarney.

Linda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We absolutely loved this tour. The hotels were much better than expected. Our tour guide for the first three days was Norman who was a wealth of information. He would recommend eateries and things to do during our evenings in addition to providing stories and legends about various sites we visited. We can't wait to return to Ireland and will definitely take another Viator Tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Excellent. We were disappointed with nature as we could not see anything ,Cliff of Mohr, due to
heavy fog.

Anne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

The entire trip from start to finish was professionally done and beautiful. For those considering travelling in the winter months I can tell you it is still worth it. This tour was certainly a highlight of our trip to Ireland. Thank you Rail tours for making it all so easy.

Roberta O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

This was a terrific tour of Ireland! The tour guides were incredibly well informed and fun. My favorite part was the Connemara Rail Tour. I tried to put this tour together on my own but I could not match the price. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling alone or in a group.

Daniel T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! From start to finish, we loved this tour! Our Rabbies tour guide, "Wee" Peter Falconer (last name?), was amazing and really made our tour truly special. He was always super entertaining, informative, and helpful. The scenery was spectacular(!), and the tour was run very well.

Jennifer C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Great staff, awesome trip, good experience

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