Our rail tour is an exclusive rail tour throughout Ireland in your own special private heritage train and stayting in luxury five star Irish Castle, City and Country Hotels. This exclusive tour will include Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Cobh, Killarney, The Ring of Kerry, Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and Galway Bay.
Day 1 - DEPART HOME Your vacation begins the moment you board your flight. Destination: DUBLIN. (Air travel not included in your cost)
Day 2 - Dublin
Arrive in Dublin. A lilting Irish brogue greets you in Dublin, where your tour begins. Dublin is known for such sights as Trinity College, founded in the 15th century and home to the illuminated "Book of Kells", and Marsh’s Library, associated with Jonathan Swift. Individual transfers from Dublin Airport to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Dublin at the five star Shelbourne Renaissance Hotel.
Dublin to Waterford - Transfer from hotel to your private heritage train at Dublin Rail Terminal then rail down Ireland's scenic east coast through Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford City where we have private visit to Waterford Crystal. Travel by ferry to Waterford Castle, built on its own private island by the Fitzgerald family around the time of the Norman Invasion.
Day 4 - Blarney Castle/ Cork
By rail through the Suir Valley, County Tipperary to Cork and a visit to Blarney Castle. Your tour would not be complete without a stop at Blarney Castle to gain "the gift of the gab", and shopping at the Woollen Mills. Visit Cork City's English Market, a covered gourmet and artisan food emporium. Then, overnight in five star Fota Island Resort.
Day 5 - Cobh/ Ring of Kerry/ Killarney
Visit Cobh, Titanic's last port of call and then rail to Killarney. Surround your senses in the legendary lands of the Ring of Kerry with beaches, coves, and coastal scenes, striking in their beauty. Stay overnight in the five star Killarney Park Hotel situated in the center of Killarney.
Day 6 - Limerick/ Cliffs of Moher
By rail from Killarney to Limerick and the wild Atlantic coast where we visit the spectacular Cliffs of Moher. Behold the power of the Cliffs of Moher
The rugged Cliffs of Moher, looming above the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean far below, offer spectacular scenic vistas during a visit.
Overnight stay in the luxurious five star Dromoland Castle Hotel. Dromoland Castle is spectacular. Before it became a luxury hotel in 1963, Dromoland Castle saw almost 400 years as the ancestral home of the O’Brien clan. Jacket and tie for gentlemen are required after 7 PM in the elegant, formal dining room and the book lined bar where guest often settle after dinner to join in the singing of popular Irish ballads. The sumptuous, ornate drawing room is an ideal haven for morning coffee and afternoon tea. Up the grand staircase are found the hotel’s premier rooms and luxurious suites and a portrait gallery of past incumbents of the estate. Smaller cozy room are located round a courtyard in the castle’s oldest part (1736) and have the same lavish amenities: robes, slippers, masses of toiletries, fruit bowl, and a decanter of Irish Mist.
Day 7 - Free Day
Enjoy a full day at Dromoland Castle, with the opportunity to explore the spa, golf course, and other amenities offered at this 5 star resort. Fishing, horse riding, and bird shooting can be arranged nearby, and tennis court and Dromoland’s golf course are here for you to use.
Day 8 - Connemara/ Dublin
Tour of Connemara to Westport on the shores of Clew Bay and rail across Ireland back to Dublin with dinner on board. Overnight in Dublin five star Shelbourne hotel. The Shelbourne Hotel is Ireland's most historic. The Constitution was signed here.
Day 9 - Tour Conclusion
Your rail tour of Ireland concludes today. Individual transfers from your hotel to Dublin Airport.
Two departures only! Emerald Isle Express 2018 June 9-17 and September 23-October 1
|Emerald Isle Express Vintage Heritage Train Tour 2018||DCST||$8,927|
|Airport transfer - one way||AIRDUB||$73|
|June 9 ,September 23|