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2-Day Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Tour from Dublin

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    Day 1: Dublin – Cork

    Stop At: The Metropole Hotel Cork, MacCurtain Street, Victorian Quarter, Cork, Ireland
    Overnight in the Cork Metropole Hotel
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the Cork Metropole Hotel

    Day 2: Cork, Blarney Castle and Queenstown Story

    Stop At: Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story, Cobh P24 CY67 Ireland
    On arrival at Cóbh (pronounced: Cove), we will visit St Colman’s Cathedral. We will then proceed down along the sea front passing the former White Star Line offices en route to the beautifully restored Victorian railway station/transatlantic terminal. This is now the Cóbh Heritage Centre, home to the Queenstown Story to which your entrance is included. When Queen Victoria visited Ireland in 1849 she came to Cóbh and the town was renamed Queenstown in her honour –it was renamed Cóbh after Irish independence in 1922.

    Cóbh was of course the final port of call of the RMS Titanic and this theme is well expounded. The centre also houses much information about the Great Famine and subsequent Irish Emigration –3 million Irish people emigrated from Cóbh, (principally to the United States) including Annie Moore, whose statue is located in front of the heritage centre.

    The Lusitania was torpedoed off the coast of Cork –marking the United States’ entry to the First World War –and the small number of survivors were brought to Cóbh for refuge. Cóbh is also the headquarters of the Irish Navy and you will most likely see some navy ships.
    Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

    Stop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens, Monacnapa, Blarney, Cork T23 Y598 Ireland
    We visit the historic Blarney Castle –built in 1446 by Dermot McCarthy. You will have time to kiss the famous stone, which is said to bestow the gift of eternal eloquence on those lucky enough to do so. There is also time for shopping and lunch at Blarney and we recommend that you have lunch there, as this will be the only opportunity during the day to have a substantial meal.

    You depart Blarney at 13:30 hrs approximately.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Ireland
    St. Colman’s Cathedral, overlooking Cobh is dedicated to St. Colman who founded the diocese in 560 A.D. Colman was a poet bard to the Court of the King of Munster, at Cashel in Tipperary. Influenced by St. Brendan and St. Ita, he left Palace life to become a priest. He received grants of land at Cloyne, on the eastern shore of Cork Harbour, from the King of Cashel. There he founded his monastery, traces of which still survive.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast in your hotel
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Dublin, Ireland
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - The Metropole Hotel Cork
    • Entry/Admission - Cobh Heritage Centre -The Queenstown Story
    • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • PLEASE NOTE: If you are booking a double occupancy room, please specify in 'Special Requirements' whether you prefer a double or a twin-bed room (subject to availability)
    • Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries
    • Wheelchair accessibility: As long as the passenger has some mobility then this tour would be suitable. Trains in Ireland are wheelchair friendly however buses/coaches are not. The guest would have to be able to climb the steps on to the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

    Had an absolutely wonderful 2 day tour of the south just wished I’d booked the 3 day tour. It was a very informative tour with such beautiful scenery along the way. The guide Jonathan went out of his way to show me the true Irish...More

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    InfoRTIFC, Manager at Train Tours Ireland, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

    Many thanks for your review and recommendation. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your two day tour with us to Cork, Blarney Castle, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry. Great to hear that you enjoyed the Irish nightlife too :) - it is...More

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