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Premier Ireland by Train

Explore the very best of Ireland in a premium fashion

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct.

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Explore the very best of Ireland in a premium fashion

Premier Ireland by Train

Best Time To Go

Apr - Oct.

Prices From


No of Nights


Starts From


Finishes In


Highlights of Ireland’s world-famous coastal touring route, with superb accommodation in four captivating locations reached by rail.

Sometimes spoiling oneself is simply the right thing to do, and at McKinlay Kidd we’re always more than happy to assist in making sure you do the right thing. On this new eight-night holiday, you’ll travel south by rail from Dublin to Cork City; west to Killarney, the vivacious capital of Co Kerry; and north to the mystical landscape of the Burren in Co Clare, and the westernmost European city of Galway.

Along the route, you’ll enjoy private transfers and engaging excursions with the very best local guides, each one bringing to vivid life their own corner of the fabulous and much-acclaimed Wild Atlantic Way.

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Day One – Arrive in Dublin and Take the Train to Cork

Day Two – Down the Coast to Kinsale

Day Three – Heading West to Killarney

Day Four – Discover Killarney on a Private Guided Walk

Day Five – North to Co Clare

Day Six – A Private Guided Walk on the Burren

Day Seven – Further North to Galway

Day Eight – Relax or Explore – the Choice is Yours

Day Nine – Onward Journey Home

Sustainable Travel

This holiday is part of our ever-growing collection of public transport based holidays, enabling you to reach destinations around Ireland without the need to drive. We feel strongly that true sustainability also means promoting and helping to maintain a way of life in areas where the economic benefit of tourism can make a genuine difference to the local community, which is why we have used locally-owned accommodation and local guides on this holiday.


This public-transport holiday takes in stays in Cork City, Killarney in Co Kerry, Ballyvaughan in Co Clare, and just outside Galway City.


£3195 per person for April & October, £3295 per person for May to September.

Prices are based on two sharing ensuite twin or double rooms for eight nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

Prices include:

  • All train travel, as well as transfers where necessary
  • A food walking tour in Kinsale as part of small group (with private return transfer from Cork to Kinsale)
  • Guided walking tour in Killarney
  • Private transfer from Limerick Junction to Ballyvaughan
  • Private guided walking tour on the Burren
  • A tour-transfer from Ballyvaughan to Galway

Travel to Ireland

We would recommend Dublin as your starting point, whether by air or ferry, although it is also easy to come via Cork and Belfast. We are happy to offer advice where needed.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions and recommended routes from your specified starting point, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

All Ireland itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.

We work hard to make sure the unexpected doesn’t affect your trip. On rare occasions, changes or cancellations may occur, affecting accommodation, transport or excursions. We are committed to informing you of any such circumstances and will use our knowledge and resources to offer suitable alternatives wherever possible.

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Premier Ireland by Train

This holiday can be arranged from April to October.

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