Dublin, Cork & Killarney by Rail

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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...
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Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 9 days!
    • Ring of Kerry Guided Bus Tour

What's this trip about?

    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.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityDublin
End CityIreland

Travel Themes

  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats
  • Train & Rail Journeys


  • Europe
  • Ireland


  • Cork
  • Dublin


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Trains & Rail

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare to Dublin
    • 1 night in Dublin at the Ashling Hotel or similar
    • Rail fare from Dublin to Cork
    • 2 nights in Cork at The Address Cork (formerly The Ambassador) or similar
    • Rail fare from Cork to Killarney
    • 2 nights in Killarney at The International Hotel or similar
    • Rail fare from Killarney to Dublin
    • 1 night in Dublin at theAshling Hotel or similar
    • Ring of Kerry Guided Tour
    • Breakfast daily

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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 & St...

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 t...

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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Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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