Experience the scenic and historical highlights of southwest Ireland on this 4-day rail and coach tour. Leave Dublin by train for the lovely university city of Cork, and after coach trips to Cobh and Blarney Castle, continue by rail to Killarney to stay for three nights. Over the next two days, enjoy two full-day coach tours, tracing the routes around the spectacular Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula in turn. Finally, transfer to the city of Limerick, and set off by coach to visit Bunratty Castle, the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher and picturesque Galway Bay, before returning to Dublin by rail.
Your 4-day tour includes all rail and coach transportation; three nights, including a daily full Irish breakfast, in a 3-star B&B establishment in Killarney; and coach trips with a qualified driver-guide to the attractions mentioned. Evenings are free for you to spend at leisure.
(Hotel upgrade including full Irish breakfast can be selected for extra cost.)
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 (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 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: Killarney - Dingle Peninsula - Slea Head:
At 10:00am depart for a tour to Dingle Peninsula made famous as the location for the movie "Ryan's Daughter". Enjoy a loop drive of the spectacular Slea Head Peninsula, and a stop in the picturesque town of Dingle.
Day 4: Doolin - 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 (own expense). Next visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher where you have around 90 mins to explore before heading to Black Head, the Burren and Galway Bay. After that return to Dublin for a 9:45pm arrival.