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Enchanting Emerald Isle

Dublin Return

Trip Code: RJTIRS10
10 Days
16 Meals
  • Travel & Accommodation
  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • Airport transfers and tipping
  • Nine nights in premium accommodation
  • A selection of Insider Experiences
  • Includes 16 meals - Enjoy 9 Breakfasts and 7 Dinners
  • RJTIRS10 - 2019 season runs for 10 days
  • Services of a Great Rail Journeys Tour Escort and expert local guides

Travel & Accommodation

Rugged tall rocky cliffs along the ocean front strecthing for miles, with the white capped waves lapping the coast

Dramatic Cliffs of Moher

Explore the dramatic coastline of County Clare visiting the iconic Cliffs of Moher.

Stone ruins of the Blarney Castle Tower in Ireland

Visit Blarney Castle

At Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s greatest treasures, perhaps kiss the Blarney Stone to gain the gift of the gab.

Copper pot stills outside the Whisley distillery which has a number of red wooden doors across three levels of the stone building

Jameson Whiskey Distillery

Enjoy an excursion to the legendary Jameson whiskey distillery for a tour and tasting.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Porterage is not included
  • Prices are for land/rail only. Flights not included
  • Please note the 2019 season (RJTIRS10) runs for 10 days
  • Itinerary, hotels and inclusions are subject to change
Europe Map RJTIRS10 2019
Dublin Return

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Insider Experience

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Fly into Dublin, Ireland’s lively capital. Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Stay: Dublin, The Gibson Hotel

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  • Dinner

From Dublin, begin your rail journey by train through Ireland’s lush rolling countryside, enjoying all the benefits of First Class. On arrival in Cork, take an excursion to Blarney Castle - one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Legend has it that a kiss of the Blarney Stone will bless you with the gift of the gab, so give it a peck if you dare!

Stay: Two Nights, Cork, The Clayton

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

Before an afternoon at leisure, enjoy an excursion to the legendary Jameson whiskey distillery for a tour and tasting.


With the afternoon at leisure, perhaps visit the symbol of the city, the Church of St Anne, and walk up the tower’s stone stairs for stunning views out over the city. Maybe head to a local pub for a taste of some rich Irish stew with a hearty side of mashed potatoes - and why not wash it down with a pint of stout to make it a truly quintessential Irish meal!

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Insider Experience

After dinner, you’ll be whisked away to the Celtic Steps Show for an enthralling evening of Irish music and dance.


Travel to Kinsale, where some leisure time allows you to explore the streets that wind down towards the harbour. Later, take a scenic drive to Killarney.

Stay: Two Nights, Killarney Plaza Hotel and Spa or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy a drive around the beautiful Ring of Kerry - a mystical and unspoilt region of Ireland. Take in the truly dramatic mountain scenery and superb seascapes, before enjoying a merry horse-drawn cart ride.

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  • Breakfast

Journey to Galway via the dramatic Cliffs of Moher. Continue along the coastline of County Clare, crossing the karst scenery of the Burren.

Stay: Two Nights: Galway, Menlo Park or similar

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Enjoy time to explore the Celtic Crystal Factory in Galway, then drive through the lush landscapes of Connemara National Park en route to visit the beautiful Kylemore Abbey.

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  • Dinner

Enjoy free time in the ‘Capital of Connemera’, Clifden, before returning to Dublin by train.

Stay: Two Nights: Dublin, Hilton Gardens Inn Custom House

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  • Breakfast

Insider Experience

Visit the famous Guinness Storehouse and learn about the iconic brew.


Enjoy an insightful city tour before an Insider Experience at the Guinness Storehouse. Dinner this evening is at ‘The Merry Ploughboys’ - a must-do Irish experience.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

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