Enjoy a spectacular rail journey along Dublin’s East Coast to Arklow, Wicklow, part of Ireland’s Ancient East. Travel from Dublin where Killiney bay & beach unfold in front of you, the train follows the coast and hugs the cliff edge as we make our way to Arklow. This tour visits the village of Avoca, known as ‘Ballykissangel’ and Avoca Handweavers, the oldest working woollen mill. Treat yourself to vibrant coloured handcrafts. The tour finishes with a trip to the 12th Century Monastic settlement of Glendalough, nestled in the valley of the two lakes before returning to Dublin. map
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Enjoy an elevated view of Dublin City and its architecture as the train travels south from Dublin Connolly station towards Arklow, Co. Wicklow. Regarded as one of the one most stunning train routes in Ireland the train journey hugs the coastline as it travels towards Bray and Greystones along the coast and cliff edge. From Arklow the tour continues by coach onto Avoca Handweavers for a personal tour of the oldest working woollen mill, since 1723. Our lunch stop is at a local pub, Fitzgeralds of Avoca which serves up hearty Irish pub fare. Avoca is sometimes known as Ballykissangel where the successful BBC television series of the same name was filmed. Our next stop is Glendalough, a 12th century monastic settlement. We take you to the Upper Lake of Glendalough, this was the original site of the monastic settlement, and features Reefert Church, Temple-na-Skellig, St. Kevin's Cell, St. Kevin's Bed, the Caher, and various crosses. We then walk back along the boardwalk to the Monastic City where you can see ruins of churches, a graveyard and the famous Round Tower. The tour then continues through the stunning landscape of Wicklow to Bray train station for your return journey to Dublin. We arrive back to Dublin at 16:25.
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|Dublin Shore Excursion||$87|
Departs Cobh station which is adjacent to the Cruise Terminal by train at 10:00am.
Enjoy a scenic train journey. Visit Blarney Castle and stunning gardens, kiss the Blarney Stone (not compulsary!), tour Cork city, visit Cobh graveyard & St.Colman's Cathedral. Visit Cobh Heritage Centre and learn about the Irish Famine and emigration story, also the Titanic and Lusitania connections.
Returns to Cobh station by coach at 4.00pm - just walk back on the ship!
Check in here at the Victorian Cobh Railway Station at 09:50 for the 10:00am departure with our reprsentatives in bright yellow jackets.
Please note train departure time may vary depending on cruise ship schedule.
We have a scenic rail journey from Cobh which is on Great Island in Cork Harbour and cross onto another island called Fota, before finally reaching the mainland and the outskirts of Cork City. Our journey continues along the banks of the River Lee with views of Blackrock Castle before arriving into Cork Kent Station. We transfer by road to Blarney Castle and Gardens where we kiss the famous stone and thus acquire the gift of eternal eloquence. Time for shopping and lunch at Blarney Village. Enjoy a Cork City tour and experience the sights and sounds of the famous English Market during a brief visit before returning to Cobh to visit the fabulous Cobh Cathedral - St Colman's. See Cobh cemetery and the mass graves of the Lusitania victims as well as famous Jack Doyle's grave. Our final stop is the Cobh Heritage Centre with its theme of Famine, Emigration and Maritime histories of the Lusitania, which was torpedoed nearby at the Old Head of Kinsale and the Titanic for which Cobh (then Queenstown) was its final port of call. Cobh was the embarkation point for generations of Irish emigrants to the new worlds from famine times to recent years. Walk back onto your ship after your visit to Cobh Heritage Centre in your own time.
|Cork Shore Excursion||$99|
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