Dublin, Cork & Killarney by Rail

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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
7 days
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  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 9 days!
  • Ring of Kerry Guided Bus Tour

Short Description

Travel to Ireland for a special multi-city vacation, beginning in Dublin. You’ll be able to visit all of the major sights from Trinity College to the Christ Church Cathedral.

In the coastal city of Cork you'll peel back the layers of this ancient city to learn the 5,000 years of European history that lives in these streets.

Continue on via the Irish Rail to Killarney. Surrounding this traditional hotel you’ll find several Irish pubs, local restaurants and shops to enjoy. Near the bustling town of Killarney there is the famous Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park and more.

You'll return to Dublin with one last ride on the Irish Rail. During your final moments in the capital city, grab a pint at Temple Bar, admire St. Patrick’s Cathedral or tour Kilmainham Gaol.

VERY IMPORTANT: The Irish Rail vouchers must be printed out prior to your travel time. You will take the printed out vouchers to the booking office at each station you depart from (Heuston Station in Dublin, Kent Station in Cork and Killarney Station in Killarney) and will be given an actual rail ticket. The vouchers may only be exchanged at the booking office.

Style Self-guided tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Transport not included
Start City Dublin
End City Ireland

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Dublin!

After checking into your lovely accommodations, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure to explore Dublin.

Celebrate your first night in Ireland by treating yourself to a pint at Dublin's oldest pub, The Brazen Head, which has been pouring pints since 1198.

Day 2 Dublin - Cork

Take the train from Heuston Station in Dublin to Kent Station in Cork. Upon arrival in Cork you can take a quick cab ride to your hotel and get settled in.

Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Cork to visit the Blarney Castle & Stone, making it a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures. That might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the Tower. Kiss it and you'll never again be lost for words!

Day 3 Cork

In the historic city of Cork you will find a wealth of tales from the past, lush scenery and a number of great day-trip destinations. Check out the impressive English Market, one of the largest markets in Ireland and a great place to meet the locals.

In the evening consider making the short trip to the seaside village of Cobh, where you can treat yourself to a freshly-caught meal surrounded by scenic views. 

Day 4 Cork - Killarney

Take the Irish Rail to Killarney this morning. Upon arrival, peruse the town of Killarney and get a better feel for this vibrant town.

Day 5 Killarney

One of the most popular landmarks in this area is the breathtaking Ring of Kerry- a wonderful example of Ireland’s purest beauty. Along the Ring of Kerry you will see the Dingle Bay, the Macgillicuddy Reeks, Moll’s Gap, Ladies View and of course, the Killarney Lakes! Also nearby is the famous Killarney National Park and The Gap of Dunloe.

Day 6 Killarney - Dublin

You’ll board the Irish Rail in Killarney for your ride back to Dublin, where you will spend your final night in Ireland.

Use this time to explore the rest of Dublin; there is so much to see!  Visit Grafton Street for some souvenir shopping, check out the famous Guinness Storehouse and discover the historic Kilmainham Gaol. 

Day 7 Depart Ireland

Depart Ireland from Dublin Airport.

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Good travel experience overall. Hotels could have been more centrally located.

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Overall are experience was good. We really enjoyed Venice then Florence then Rome. The scheduled rail transportation was easy and convenient with our hotels closely located in Venice and Florence. We did not experience any issues with airfare either. Just note airfare will be overnight. If we were to offer any constructive criticism it would be our last hotel location in Rome (hotel Pineta Place). It was 30-45 minutes ( not including traffic) outside of central Rome rail station by Taxi ($40-$50 each way cost) where the hop off hop on city bus tours are located and 10 minutes away by vehicle to Bus lines (taxi $10). The hotel offered transportation to the bus lines but their schedule was limited and did not work around our tour times (early morning). We also learned airport taxi was to be another $100 one way. We ended up not staying at the outside hotel the last night in Rome because it cost too much to get back-and-forth with taxis to downtown and airport. The hotel was nice it was just the location. We actually scheduled another hotel downtown for our last night. I researched other central hotel locations and many were cheaper than where Pineta hotel was located outside of the city. Other than that location issue, the other city hotels were convenient, Although, we wish that us would’ve actually been in actual Venice island and not Mestre (outside Venice) to save on transportation costs. Florence location was perfect. Other city hotel locations locations were fine and not as big of an issue, when compared to Rome.
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Hotels were far from city center/popular spots so it made it a hassle to travel between the hotel and attractions. We had one really nice hotel, but the other 2 hotels were closer to 3stars than 4star places. Our city walking tours were scheduled for our last day in the city which defeated the purpose.
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Hotel was great! I would go back and stay again!

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The places we were booked into each night were charming and comfortable. We ended up in hotels, guesthouses, cabins, and on a working farm. All were excellent!
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