This fun full-day tour combines rail and coach travel to introduce you to some of the loveliest and most interesting parts of southern Ireland.
Catch the Cork train from Dublin and travel through the soft green countryside of Kildare. The journey reveals typically Irish scenes such as racehorses being put through their paces in the Curragh.
Your first stop is the town of Portlaoise, home to Ireland’s only maximum security prison – ask your host to point it out. You will pass the town of Templemore – home of the Garda Síochána Training College – Ireland’s national (and unarmed) police force. Shortly after Templemore, you pass Loughmoe Castle, which can be clearly seen on the southern side of the train.
Stop at Cork and make a side-trip by coach to Blarney with its medieval castle and magnificent gardens. You'll have time to linger and enjoy the atmosphere of this enchanting place. And while you are there don’t miss the chance to kiss the famous Blarney Stone and you’ll never be lost for words again. Or so the saying goes!
Enjoy a city tour of charming Cork before going on by train to the seaside town of Cóbh. You will visit St. Colman’s Cathedral before proceeding down along the seafront, 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 exhibition has many poignant accounts of Irish emigration and the first, last and fateful voyage of the great ship Titanic.
About the Supplier: Railtours Ireland First Class are known for their guided tours of Ireland by rail and luxury coach. They cover the length and breadth of Ireland and have something for everyone who is visiting the country. With over 22 years of experience, discover their range of tours from Ireland's Ancient East to the Wild Atlantic Way!
Daily except SundayDuration
Approx 14 hoursStart time
Check in is at Heuston Station, Dublin, beside the customer service desk. The tour operator’s representatives (wearing yellow jackets) will be present to check you in and show you to your reserved seats on the train.
Same as the start point
Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
There is a dining car on the train, serving full Irish breakfast between Monday and Friday, and light breakfast on Saturdays. You may ask your host for details.
Unfortunately, food is not included in the tour price, but there will be stops where you can grab something to eat.
Excellent! We would book again w/Isango. Representatives very helpful in booking, confirming and information provided. Our tour guide Jonathan and bus driver were the BE...Elaine C. Hance, United States
Jim Reid was a vey good tour guide....Elmer A Dickson, United States
We were very happy with the whole experience. The trip was excellent. Our guide was really enthusiastic and informative and it made the whole trip really enjoyable as we spent...theresa knierim, United Kingdom
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