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Unearth the treasures of three Irish gems on a holiday through the Emerald Isle by rail. From the historic monuments of the capital city, Dublin, to the unparalleled natural beauty of the Ring of Kerry and the Cliffs of Moher, spend eight days exploring coastlines and countryside, lakes and landmarks with comfortable train journeys between destinations.

Highlights

  • Enjoy good old-fashioned craic, indulge in a Guinness tour and explore the city with a Dublin Pass and a hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Marvel at the incredible natural beauty of the Emerald Isle with a full day tour of the Ring of Kerry from Killarney 
  • Enjoy the coastal town of Galway and take a trip to the world-famous Cliffs of Moher for plentiful photo opportunities

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights' total hotel stay with breakfast in Dublin
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Killarney
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Galway
  • Rail travel in standard class throughout
  • Dublin Pass with hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Full Day Tour of The Ring of Kerry plus Killarney Lakes & National Park
  • Cliffs of Moher Day Trip from Galway
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN DUBLIN
Welcome to Ireland! Begin your adventures on the Emerald Isle in Dublin, the country's capital. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and set out to explore the city! Discover Dublin's rich cultural heritage, lively ambience and fascinating history as you stroll through the center to get your bearings. (Overnight in Dublin)

DAY 2 - DUBLIN
Spend the day exploring Dublin at your leisure. Your vacation includes a Dublin Pass with a hop-on, hop-off tour, giving you access to many popular sights and attractions, including Dublin Zoo, Christ Church Cathedral and Croke Park Stadium. Enjoy free entry into Guinness Storehouse, a seven-story experience featuring a lesson on how the world-famous drink is made and of course, plenty of samples. (Overnight in Dublin) B

DAY 3 - KILLARNEY
Catch the train west through the Emerald Isle today, making your way from Dublin to Killarney. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Stroll through the town and discover the 19th-century buildings, or cross the bridge from the marvelous St. Mary's Cathedral to Killarney National Park. (Overnight in Killarney) B

DAY 4 - KILLARNEY
Spend a full day exploring the dazzling Ring of Kerry - one of the Emerald Isle's most breathtaking destinations. Discover the MacGillcuddy Reeks, the tranquil shores of Dingle Bay and the rugged coastal views of Kenmare Bay with a local guide. Admire quaint villages, and views of sparkling lakes along the way, too. (Overnight in Killarney) B

DAY 5 - GALWAY
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way from Killarney to Galway today. Check in at your hotel for a two-night stay and start exploring all this west coast harborside city has to offer. Stroll to the main square - 18th century Eyre Square - and find a traditional pub to enjoy some live Irish folk music and some local delicacies. (Overnight in Galway) B

DAY 6 - CLIFFS OF MOHER DAY TRIP FROM GALWAY
Today will be spent admiring the amazing natural beauty of Ireland's majestic, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cliffs of Moher. Board a luxury coach with an expert local guide and make your way through tiny fishing villages, enjoy lunch at the famous Gus O'Connors pub, meander past Dunguaire Castle and marvel at the limestone landscapes of Burren before arriving at the colossal Cliffs. Stroll the trails at leisure before returning to Galway for another overnight stay. (Overnight in Galway) B

DAY 7 - GALWAY TO DUBLIN
Spend a little more time exploring Galway, if you like, before making your way back to Dublin. The journey east takes just two and a half hours, so you will have plenty of time to see any sights in the capital that are still on your ‘to do' list. (Overnight in Dublin) B

DAY 8 - YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN DUBLIN
Check out of your hotel after breakfast this morning and continue with your onward journey. If you have time to extend your vacation, why not catch the ferry over from Dublin to England and spend a few nights in London? Just speak to one of our Rail Experts for more details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Conrad Dublin

Conrad Dublin

Dublin's rich literary heritage blends with modern design in this hotel overlooking The National Concert Hall. The wandering paths of St. Stephen's Green are moments away. Discover Dublin's history and charm with distillery tours, scenic flights, and experiences curated by their concierges.

Conrad Dublin

Conrad Dublin

Dublin's rich literary heritage blends with modern design in this hotel overlooking The National Concert Hall. The wandering paths of St. Stephen's Green are moments away. Discover Dublin's history and charm with distillery tours, scenic flights, and experiences curated by their concierges.

The Ardilaun Hotel

The Ardilaun Hotel

Nestled in Galway’s suburbs, in a secluded setting in leafy Taylor’s Hill just 1 km from Galway City and Galway Bay, Salthill, guests may stroll around the hotel's lush spacious gardens with patio, or enjoy open fires and spacious lounges whilst indoors. Enjoy the facilities of the award-winning Camilaun Restaurant with AA rosette, Blazers Bar and The Ardilaun Bistro or relax in the spacious Garden Lounges for Afternoon Teas. Complimentary parking and free wi-fi on site.

The Killarney Riverside Hotel

The Killarney Riverside Hotel

On the Muckross Road, the main road to Killarney National Park and Lakes and just 5 minutes from town centre. The Hotel offers 69 well appointed bedrooms with many overlooking the famous Flesk River against the backdrop of the beautiful McGillicuddy Reeks. Enjoy the award winning Bacchus Restaurant Cuisine with table d’hote and a la carte menus available. Rejuvenation Suite available with various treatments. Kerry International Airport 15km.

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

Explore the city from our family-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House hotel, just a 10-minute walk from the city center. Located on the River Liffey, near to Dublin's 3 Arena, Bord Gais theatre, EPIC Ireland and a five-minute walk to the shopping district.

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

Explore the city from our family-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House hotel, just a 10-minute walk from the city center. Located on the River Liffey, near to Dublin's 3 Arena, Bord Gais theatre, EPIC Ireland and a five-minute walk to the shopping district.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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