• Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration: 4 days (approx.)
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Spend four days exploring southwest Ireland, with visits to the Blarney Stone, Cliffs of Moher, Dingle and more, on this rail and coach tour from Dublin. Travel by rail to Cork city, and visit Blarney Castle to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. Continue by train to Killarney for a 3-night stay, and trace the scenic ring of Dingle and stunning Ring of Kerry by coach. Then, visit the epic Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay before returning to Dublin. 3-star B&B accommodation and all rail and coach transport are included (unless hotel upgrade for extra cost is selected).


  • Four-day train and coach trip from Dublin to Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay
  • Travel through Ireland's scenic countryside
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
  • Short city tour of Cork
  • Moving Queenstown Story Heritage Center in Cobh
  • Scenic coastal drive around the Ring of Kerry
  • Dingle Peninsula scenery
  • Limerick City tour
  • Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
  • Stunning Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway Bay
  • B&B accommodation in Killarney including full Irish breakfast (hotel upgrade available at extra cost)
  • Hosted train travel
  • Information pack
  • Friendly, professional tour guide

What You Can Expect

4-Day Cork, Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay Rail Tour

Bunratty Castle, Clare

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.)

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

We had a great time in Ireland during our 4-day tour with the Railtours Ireland. Our tour guide, Brian, is very funny and experienced. We learned a lot about the culture and history of Ireland from him. Although the weather was not that good, it was still a pleasant journey for all of us. Special thanks must also be given to our drivers who took us to our destinations safely and comfortably during poor weather conditions.

Pamela W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

From the beginning all of the guides were fantastic, knowledgeable and entertaining. Accommodations were good, transportation was on time and always clean and comfortable. There was always enough time at all the stops to see everything that we chose to. I highly recommend this.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

All around excellent tour! Great location definitely do the upgrade to hotel, you will stay in center of city and it was amazing.

Lisa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Depending on what your expectations are, you may not think that this tour is 5 starts. My expectations were not too high as bus tours are usually not wonderful, but I thought this tour was great. You are on the bus quite a bit, but you see SO much of Ireland. The few train trips are great too. Nice to not be on a bus for part of the trip. Our guides were excellent and funny. One recommendation is to book early and try to get in the hotel versus the B and B. This way you are closer into the town for shopping and fun. The B and B we stayed in was ok. Small and older fixtures but the host was so sweet and made us breakfast every morning.

Kathleen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Our 4 day trip to the western coast was absolutely beautiful. We had outstanding guides including Brian Duggan, Eion and Jonathan Beaumont who added fun, song and historical perspective to our visit. The only drawback was our B and B accommodation in Killarney.
It was definitely inferior to the hotels where other passengers were staying, many who had booked with another carrier. Many people on our bus stayed at The International Hotel in town and they loved their accommodations. Our room should have been for 1 person and was very small. Breakfast was only served one morning. Luckily the tours were wonderful but would hope changes would be made for future travelers.

Linda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Loved the Cliffs of Moher! BB was a bit further from town but still walkable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

If the weather had cooperated, this tour would have been perfect. Even in the driving rain, the views were spectacular. The guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining.

Lindsay F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Do yourself a favor and book this trip! Our only regret was that we weren and #39;t able to book a longer tour with Railtours. We had three different guides in the four days and they were all wonderful. So friendly and helpful and also knowledgeable about the history of the area. Would do it again!

Mary D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Outstanding and weather was great. great B and B in Killarney. Tour guides excellent and knowledgeable!! Pubs and food very good. highly recommended!!!

Sarah C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

A great tour to get you to some beautiful sights. We were blessed with 4 days of perfect weather and clear skies, a rarity in Ireland! The rail part of the tour is only on the first and last days with buses used for the day trips to the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula. The tour bases you in Killarney for 3 nights which removes 3-4 hours of rail travel each day if you were to stay in Dublin and do day trips, giving a much more relaxing start time of between 9:30-10am and finish by 5pm for the 2nd and 3rd days and time to explore Killarney. A number of different B and Bs are used - mine was the lovely Drimon House run by Mary who was an amazing host and very welcoming. The room was cosy with an ensuite, electric blanket and television and a separate lounge room where guests could congregate to talk about the day's adventures and watch television. Key point with this tour is to watch the start time on the first day of the tour. 7am is actually the train departure time so you need to be at Heuston Station a good 20min before that! It is actually run by Rail Tours Ireland - The Great Southern and Western Coast tour.

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