LUXURY TRAIN TOUR OF IRELAND LIMITED TO 50 PASSENGERS ON A HERITAGE TRAIN.
YOU DON'T SLEEP ON THE TRAIN. STAY OVERNIGHT IN DELUXE HOTELS.
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. Gathering Day in Dublin. Transfers from the airport or Dublin port to your hotel. The reaminder of your day is free in Dublin. We will be delighted to offer advice and tips about what you might like to do. We also provise a Hop On Hop Off Dublin Bus Sightseeing ticket which will allow you to explore the top attractions in Dublin such as Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, Kilmainham Gaol to mention but a few! Welcome Pre-Dinner drinks reception at the Merrion Hotel and dinner at The Merrion Hotel.
Day 3 Dublin to Waterford - Champagne reception at Connolly Station before boarding the Emerald Isle Express, your own private heritage train. Cruise by rail down Ireland's scenic east coast through counties Wicklow and Wexford to Waterford City. Private visit to Waterford Crystal, dinner and overnight stay in Mount Juliet Estate.
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 - Cliffs of Moher/Ashford Castle
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. Enjoy lunch at Gus O'Connors famous pub in the fishing village of Doolin. Travel through the Burren and Connemara to Ashford Castle. Your royal adventure begins when you enter though the grand stone gates of our remarkable 800-year-old castle. Sleep beautifully at Ashford Castle, voted the best hotel in the world. Meticulous attention to detail can be found in the unique works of art, carefully sourced antique furniture and sumptuous fabrics with custom designed carpets, bespoke beds, feature lighting, exquisite towels and Egyptian Cotton bed linen.
Day 7 - Free Day
Free day at Ashford Castle to relax and enjoy the excellent facilities. . Discover our exquisite interiors, delicious cuisine, passionate team, wealth of estate activities and state-of-the-art spa. It is home to Ireland's first school of falconry, too. As Ireland’s top hotel destination and former home of the Guinness family, we are exceptional in every sense.
Take a tour to Galway City, The Medieval City of the Tribes!
Day 8 - Connemara/ Dublin
Tour of the magnificent region of Connemara to Westport on the shores of Clew Bay Visit Clifden and Kylemore Abbey. Return to Dublin by rail with dinner and entertainment on board.
Day 9 - Tour Conclusion
Scattering Day. Individual transfers from your hotel to Dublin Airport.
Ask for 2021 scheduled dates. This tour is also available as a private tour.