4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  2 days / 1 night

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Best 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.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was excellent! Our tour guide,Jonathan, was awesome. He was full of knowledge regarding the region, myths, and history. We loved it! He gave us plenty of time to get our pictures, see the sites and do our shopping. We even stopped at a few extra sites. Thank you for a wonderful time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

The tour was wonderful and the tour guides were very informative and helpful. They all had wonderful sense of humours. We loved visiting your beautiful Ireland.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

We enjoyed the tour, thanks to John, the tour leader, for taking such good care of us.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

It was wonderful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2010

Our trip was great! Our tour guide was fantastic.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

I thought this tour was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

This was a GREAT trip! Loved it!!!! Would recommend!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2010

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.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2015

John, the guide, makes the trip worth while. He is one of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable people you will ever meet in this kind of activity. The Cork and Blarney Castle portions of the trip are definitely 5 star. As for the second day, if you experience inclement weather, which always looms as a possibility in Ireland, you might find the second day around Kerrry a bit long, even though the scenery is beautiful and the bust makes some pretty interesting stops.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

Tour was well organized. Tour guide was very well informed and quite entertaining. Felt a bit rushed in couple of sections but overall a very good experience. We liked it enough to book a different tour with them.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

Great weather on Blarney Castle day and though some wind and a little mist the Ring of Kerry was still amazing. Complimentary upgrades in the hotel and small size of the tour made for a real pamper and Brenden, Margrette and Pat made for excellent guides through Southern Ireland.

4 star rating: Recommended
February 2015

Had a great tour, our guide was exceptional, weather put a bit of a damper on things,too cold to enjoy the
Ring of Kerry to it's fullest !


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4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

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.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2013

my son and I have never been to Ireland before so this was a great way to see the country side.
Norm ,our guide was awesome as was the lovely b and b,
I would definitely recommend this.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

Had an excellant tour with very nice and knowledgeable guides and couteous staff that went to all lengths to take care of all our needs. Thank you

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2012

Enjoyable days, timing good. Would have liked a little more time at the last stop on day 2 - shopping for souvenirs - it was one of the best locations. Lunch stop on day 2 was nice but they seemed unprepared and lineups were extremely lengthy. By the time I got to the front to pay, food that had been piping hot was quite cool. B and B that was booked for me in Killarney was very nice

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2012

Well organized and very informative! Not to mention fun!

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