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3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Tour provided by Railtours Ireland First Class - Day Tours

3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Tour

3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Tour
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Recommended by 93% of travelers
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Free cancellation
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Avoid the stress of travel organization with a prearranged itinerary
Duration:
3 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
53
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Ireland is known for its natural landscapes interspersed with cities steeped in culture, but experiencing all the republic has to offer in a few days can be difficult. Travel with ease to dispersed sites with a rail trip that encompasses Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, and the Ring of Kerry, and learn about the rich heritage of the region with a guide. Plus, all entrance fees and accommodation are included for a seamless experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Travel with ease across miles of coastline via rail or coach
  • Learn more about the republic’s heritage with a guide
  • Accommodation, entrance fees, and two full Irish breakfasts are included
What to expect
Meet your host and begin your trip on a train ride to Cork. From there, travel by coach to Blarney Castle and take the opportunity to kiss the famous stone and explore the village of Blarney. Stop for lunch (own expense) in town before heading back into the city of Cork for a short walking tour. Next, transfer to the harbor town of Cobh and visit the Queenstown Story Heritage Center to learn about the role the port played in the stories of the Titanic and the Lusitania. When ready, head back to Cork station and take the train to Killarney, where your bed & breakfast (with en suite facilities) awaits. The evening is yours to relax or take a stroll of the historic town. After a full Irish breakfast (included), spend the following day enjoying the rolling hills and rugged coastline on a Ring of Kerry scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula. Admire Dingle Bay and the Lakes of Killarney before being dropped back in Killarney for another night in your bed & breakfast. On your final day, visit Limerick City and stroll the streets on a short walking tour, then continue on to the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Afterward, head into the village of Doolin for a pub lunch (own expense), then onto the Cliffs of Moher, Black Head, and the Burren and Galway Bays, before returning to Dublin later that evening.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
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.
Highlights
  • Travel with ease across miles of coastline via rail or coach
  • Learn more about the republic’s heritage with a guide
  • Accommodation, entrance fees, and two full Irish breakfasts are included
What to expect
Meet your host and begin your trip on a train ride to Cork. From there, travel by coach to Blarney Castle and take the opportunity to kiss the famous stone and explore the village of Blarney. Stop for lunch (own expense) in town before heading back into the city of Cork for a short walking tour. Next, transfer to the harbor town of Cobh and visit the Queenstown Story Heritage Center to learn about the role the port played in the stories of the Titanic and the Lusitania. When ready, head back to Cork station and take the train to Killarney, where your bed & breakfast (with en suite facilities) awaits. The evening is yours to relax or take a stroll of the historic town. After a full Irish breakfast (included), spend the following day enjoying the rolling hills and rugged coastline on a Ring of Kerry scenic drive around the Iveragh Peninsula. Admire Dingle Bay and the Lakes of Killarney before being dropped back in Killarney for another night in your bed & breakfast. On your final day, visit Limerick City and stroll the streets on a short walking tour, then continue on to the 15th-century Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Afterward, head into the village of Doolin for a pub lunch (own expense), then onto the Cliffs of Moher, Black Head, and the Burren and Galway Bays, before returning to Dublin later that evening.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3310DH036
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Host on trains
  • Information pack
  • Reserved seats on trains
  • Qualified driver-guide on coaches
  • All travel by rail and coach from Dublin Heuston Station
  • 2 nights accommodation in B&B including Full Irish Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
  • Entry/Admission - Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
3 days
Departure details
  • Dublin Heuston, Heuston Station Saint John's Road West, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland Railtours Ireland Representatives will be waiting at the Customer Service Desk with your travel pack in bright yellow jackets, so that they are easily located. Check in is 20- minutes prior to the departure time listed.
Additional information
  • 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).
  • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc.
  • Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries.
  • Ensuite's may be located either inside or outside the room.
  • 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.
  • During winter, shops, restaurants/cafes in local villages may not be open, however the attractions as listed in the itinerary, will be visited.
  • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Host on trains
  • Information pack
  • Reserved seats on trains
  • Qualified driver-guide on coaches
  • All travel by rail and coach from Dublin Heuston Station
  • 2 nights accommodation in B&B including Full Irish Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Cliffs of Moher
  • Entry/Admission - Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Dublin Heuston, Heuston Station Saint John's Road West, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland Railtours Ireland Representatives will be waiting at the Customer Service Desk with your travel pack in bright yellow jackets, so that they are easily located. Check in is 20- minutes prior to the departure time listed.
Duration
3 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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).
  • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc.
  • Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries.
  • Ensuite's may be located either inside or outside the room.
  • 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.
  • During winter, shops, restaurants/cafes in local villages may not be open, however the attractions as listed in the itinerary, will be visited.
  • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
6 stops
Day 1
Dublin - Cork - Killarney
Day 2
The Ring of Kerry
Day 3
Killarney - Limerick - Clare -...
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4.5
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NorthStar750921
6 contributions
Tour Guide Brian D was fabulous. Knowledge was first rate and a great sense of humor with our group.
Trip was very detailed, very well set up and incredibly organized.
Great way to see Ireland without the hassle of driving on the wrong side:)
Written August 8, 2022
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Sims P
Washington DC, DC41 contributions
Wow! I cannot say enough great things about our experience on Railtours Ireland! Our tour guide Brian was the absolute best and told the most amazing stories and history. We learned about the history of Ireland, leprechauns, and fairy trees all while driving through the beautiful Irish countryside! The trains were efficient and the buses were able to get us closer to all the beautiful sights along the coast. This being our first time in Ireland, we really wanted to see everything without having to rent a car. We are so happy we chose the rail tour because we got to see everything and learn so much along the way. We especially loved Blarney castle and the cliffs of Moher even if it rained the whole day! Everything was so well organized and perfectly timed. So glad to have not had to book all the excursions and transportation on our own. Again, tour guide Brian was easily the most fun part! I hope we can take another tour in the future!
Written June 10, 2022
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Mart
4 contributions
The trip was well-organised so we didn't have to worry about anything. The wild nature of the western coast is amazing and visits to sites like the Cobh heritage center added to our understanding of Irish history and culture. Our guide Jonathan is a historian and his humor combined with in-depth knowledge made the whole experience more than worthwhile. Even my 13-year old son never missed a thing Jonathan said.
Written February 29, 2020
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Hi Martine, Many thanks for your five star review of your recent tour with us. It is fantastic that you found the tour well organised. Jonathan is a wonderful host and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with him and he kept you all engaged including your son :) . I will pass on your sentiments to him. Thanks once again, Kind Regards, Jennifer
Written March 2, 2020
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Kate Johnny K
2 contributions
Couples
Such a wonderful trip! We couldn't help but become immersed in the culture. No one can paint a picture quite like Jonathan. His love for the history, stories, and culture makes this such a genuine experiance. He continually went above and beyond to make our trip unforgettable. Thank you Jonathan!
Written June 24, 2019
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Courtney S
Richmond, Canada3 contributions
Couples
We planned on organizing our own tour of Ireland but ran out of time leading up to the trip. This tour highlighted the main attractions we wanted to see and we've always wanted to take a train through the countryside. A little hesitant we booked it... AND WOW ARE WE HAPPY WE DID.

Jonathon was our tour guide for the full 3 days and we cannot say enough amazing things about him. He knew EVERYTHING there was to know about Ireland and also seemed to know everyone! He gave a detailed historical account of everything and had answers to every question we asked. He was also hilarious. This tour was so well organized as well and we never felt too rushed at any of the spots! He would call into lunch spots or attractions ahead of time so they were always expecting us and we never really waited around ever. Jonathon was very communicative the entire trip and we had a great group that was always back to the bus on time so we got to see even more views! Their drivers were always professional and safe.

Jonathon - thank you from both of us for an unforgettable trip through Ireland. You truly made our trip perfect and always went above and beyond for everyone!

I highly recommend this trip to anyone of any age. We felt like we got to see more than just the typical tourist spots and everything was SO well organized.

I would however recommend booking through Rail Tour Ireland directly because then you get to stay in this GORGEOUS hotel in Killarney both nights instead of a bed and breakfast - as some of the BNB's were quite a ways from city center.
Written April 22, 2019
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Jeffrey L
Toronto, Canada84 contributions
Couples
Found this trip that took us to all the sites we wanted to see - truly carefree as they say, without having to worry about researching, planning, driving, the weather, the roads, hiring, coordinating, or anything else! They run a tour which is fun, relaxed and social, yet flawlessly precise and well-organized! You feel like they've done this a million times before - but also like you're the one they're all attending to! The sites we saw were truly spectacular. The guides were all phenomenal, and made all the difference in the world! A very special shout-out to Andy who was witty, personable and extremely knowledgeable, as well as to Ray from Deros's, and Batt!
Written November 6, 2018
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Dear Jeffrey, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent three day tour with us and really appreciate the feedback. I will pass on your sentiments to Andy, Ray and Batt - they do an exceptional job and make sure everyone has a memorable time on tour. Hopefully we will see you on tour again sometime in the future. Kindest Regards, Jennifer
Written November 7, 2018
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Monty A
1 contribution
Couples
What a fantastic experience! The trip was seamlessy organized and flawlessly executed. All accommodations, meal stops and points of interest visited were outstanding! I'd give Railtours Ireland six stars if I could. A special shout out to our guide Peter MacDonnell who did an absolutely incredible job leading us on such a memorable experience! He did a wonderful job ensuring everything went well and did a brilliant job while touring with a perfect mix of history, local lore, information about the sites and points of interest, humor, poetry, music and ... silence. It is obvious he loves his job and it translates clearly. Search no further, book now, you won't regret it!!
Written October 3, 2018
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Three Rivers Guide
The Forks, ME5 contributions
Family
My family went used Railtours Ireland for our Family Vacation in April and it exceeded all expectations. The route of the trip hit all of the major attractions that we wanted to see and we were never rushed in exploring them. To have a trip so perfectly timed out is really rare.

On top of the perfect itinerary that they provide the guests with, the service was also top notch. Our Tour Guide was BRIAN and he was BRILLIANT! I am a River Guide in Maine in the United States and know first hand how hard it is to entertain the same group of people for days at a time. He was always so jovial, funny, and provided us with more historical knowledge than we had expected. Hands down that was one of the best examples of great guest service that I have ever seen in my life. Thank you Brian for all of the laughs and awesome memories!
Written September 21, 2018
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Chris L
Los Angeles, CA50 contributions
Most of my review is focusing on the tour itself and not the sites necessarily. First, our tour guide and coach drivers were top notch! Tour guide was Jonathan and I can’t imagine there is a better tour guide out there. He was incredibly knowledgeable and took care of us every step of the way. He put our comfort and interests at the top of his priority list and that was greatly appreciated.

I am only giving 4 stars though because I feel “Rail tours” is a bit of a misnomer. We spent the vast majority of our time on a coach bus, which is about as uncomfortable as it gets. Granted the tour buses were great quality, I just don’t find bus rides comfortable, especially with a full bus. Now, I get that most of the sites we saw are not directly accessible by train, but going between cities via train would have been preferable.

Additionally, there was at least one morning that was super early and ended super late. And the timing of meals was few and far between.

I do think it would be beneficial if there was a more detailed itinerary made available before travel so we could sufficiently plan ahead. The tour guide does a great job summarizing the plan the day before, but I would have loved something in writing before the trip with details.

Overall a great adventure and wonderful tour experience. We will do again but likely stick to day tours.
Written September 18, 2018
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Lucia M
3 contributions
If you get the chance, visit the Cliffs of Moher. They are dramatic, impressive, and nothing that you've ever seen in the states. Just be sure to make it to your tour on time and that you use the restroom prior to the trip.
Written August 6, 2018
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A lovely, calm day
This tour was a lovely day steeped with history. We learned so much from David, our tour guide. It was a beautiful
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A Great Tour
Terence was fantastic. Knowledgeable and interesting. He gave us an amazing insight into historical events as we t
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Worth it!
I highly recommend this tour! Terry was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and a joy to spend the day with. He kept
Robert P
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Excellent one-day excursion from Dublin
My wife and I decided on this one-day excursion from Dublin to see the countryside and visit Bunratty castle and th
838brucel
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A “must do” tour with fantastic guides
The rail tour is amazing. Smoothly orchestrated, beautiful scenery during the journey. and I really appreciated al
Sarah R
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Fun trip!
Blarney castle was really great, the grounds are magnificent. The train ride there is very comfortable and Terrance
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Great, but NO food service on train.
We really enjoyed this tour. It was well put-together and efficient. Our only complaint is that there is NOT any fo
MichaelN430
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Great way to see Ireland without having to drive!
What a fun experience! Traveling with my kids and my mom, I opted for a train based tour as a break from the kids p
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Broke Down Bus and Train
Uncomfortable experience as the bus broke down and we spent a portion of the day on the side of the road. Due to th
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Just ok
Rude staff not good, the tour was just ok. We 8 people friends group, cliff of mother overvalued, borde...
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Great trip and experience
Brandon was a great guide. He was friendly, knowledgeable and pointed us to the great shops between tour spots. Wo
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Beware: Tour cancelled with no notice after sending a confirmation and taking my payment!
For my family’s once-in-a-lifetime trip to Ireland, I booked, paid and received confirmation for this tour. The day
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great guide and locations!
Our guide was very knowledgeable and told us facts about everything in the tour. The tour ran smoothly and enjoyed
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Gorgeous scenery, breathtaking Cliffs!
If you are looking for a full, fun day trip from Dublin, you can’t do better than this Rail Tour! Our guide Terence
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The stunning Cliffs of Moher, amazing greenery of Ireland!!
We had a great one day trip to the Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, the Burren and Galway organized by the Railto
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3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Tour 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. Discover and book 3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Tour on Tripadvisor