8 Things You Must Experience on Your Ireland Rail Vacation
Visit Ireland and you'll experience a unique blend of natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture. With excellent public transportation, walking tours, and day trips, you can discover Ireland without the hassle of renting a car.
With Railbookers, we’ll do the planning so you can make the most of your trip to the Emerald Isle. We offer many itineraries around Ireland that offer guided tours and sightseeing in addition to the rail and hotel expertise we’re known for. No matter where you’re starting from, our Rail Experts can help you plan and enjoy the Irish trip of a lifetime.
Here are eight things you should do on an Ireland vacation:
1. Visit Dublin:
Ireland's capital city is a must-see destination for any traveler. Whether it's famous pubs and historic buildings or world-class museums and galleries, Dublin offers something for everyone. Take a walking tour to learn about the city's history and culture, or simply wander the streets and soak up the atmosphere.
2. Kiss the Blarney Stone:
Located near Cork, Blarney Castle is famous for its stone, which is said to give those who kiss it the gift of eloquence. For the best views, climb up to the top of the castle to reach the stone.
3. Visit the Ring of Kerry:
The Ring of Kerry is a scenic driving route that takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland, including rugged coastlines, charming towns, and rolling hills. However, there are also plenty of guided tours that will take you along the route, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the views.
4. Visit the Cliffs of Moher:
One of Ireland's most famous landmarks, the Cliffs of Moher are a must-see destination. While it's possible to drive to the cliffs, there are also plenty of guided tours that will take you there, allowing you to sit back and enjoy the views.
5. Raise Your Glass:
Ireland has a rich history of producing world-renowned beer and spirits. In Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse is a must-stop for beer lovers – learn about the brewing process and enjoy a pint or two (after all, you’re not driving!) of Ireland’s most famous beer. Meanwhile, in County Cork or in Dublin, enjoy a dram of Irish Whiskey, learning about the hundreds-year-old craft.
6. Experience traditional Irish music:
Ireland is famous for its traditional music, and there are plenty of pubs and venues where you can experience it for yourself. From small sessions in local pubs to larger concerts, there's always something going on.
7. Take a walking tour of Galway:
Galway is a charming city that is best explored on foot. Take a walking tour to learn about the city's history and culture, and be sure to visit the Latin Quarter, which is known for its colorful buildings and lively atmosphere.
8. Explore the Aran Islands:
Located off the coast of Galway, the Aran Islands are a group of three islands that offer a glimpse into traditional Irish life. While there are no cars on the islands, it's easy to explore them on foot or by bicycle.