The trip includes return train travel from London to the Welsh port of Holyhead, return cruiseferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin and 3-star hotel accommodation in Ireland's capital city. Choose the standard 3-day trip for a taste of the Emerald Isle, or why not upgrade to the 4-day or 5-day trip and spend a little longer exploring Ireland?
- Independent Multi-Day Rail Trip from London to Dublin
- Scenic return train trip to Wales included
- Enjoy a return sea crossing from Wales to Ireland by cruiseferry
- 3-star accommodation in Dublin included
- Avoid the hassles of airports and travel to Ireland the eco-friendly way!
- While in Ireland, why not take a trip to Limerick and the Cliffs of Moher?
- Don't miss the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone!
- Alternatively, explore the beauty of Northern Ireland and Giants Causeway
What You Can Expect
Upon arrival into Holyhead's port station you will immediately board the Ulysses cruiseferry for an invigorating 3.5 hour voyage across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Facilities on board ship include a range of restaurants and bars, a 2-screen cinema and a traditional promenade deck, from where you can enjoy the fresh sea air.
The ship arrives into Dublin Port in the early evening and you will be transferred directly to your 3-star hotel in Dublin City Centre for a 2-night stay or longer depending on tour option selected. The evening and the next day(s) are yours to enjoy: why not visit the world-renown Guinness Storehouse, retrace the footsteps of Molly Malone, or even take a rail tour out into the Irish countryside?
At the end of a memorable visit to Ireland you will be transferred back to Dublin Port for the return crossing to Holyhead, where your train will be waiting to transport you through Wales and back to London. A relaxed and hassle-free way to travel to Ireland that comes highly recommended!
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9:10am: Depart London Euston Station by train for Holyhead, Wales
1:10pm: Arrive Holyhead Port Station, Wales
2:10pm: Depart Holyhead Port on Ulysees cruiseferry
5:25pm: Arrive Dublin Port and transfer to 3* hotel (Ashling Hotel, or similar)
Day Two / Three / Four*
At your leisure
Day Three / Four / Five*
8:05am: Depart Dublin Port on Ulysses cruiseferry
11:30pm: Arrive Holyhead Port, Wales
12:38pm: Depart Holyhead Port Station by train for London
4:38pm: Arrive London Euston Station
* you have the opportunity to choose from a 3-day, 4-day or 5-day Tour, see tour options above
Everything was OK, except the fact that we had no reserved seats on the train and it was very crowded on the way back.
Excellent short excursion from London! Ride on the 50,000 tons Irish Ferry Ulysses alone is worth the trip. Dublin hop-on-hop-off bus is a great way to see the city. Gunness store house is a must visit stop. Walking tour is great and is free with bus ticket. Only draw back is the train ride from London to Holyhead - little too long and crowded. Train seats are not so comfortable comparing to Asia's modern trains.