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Premier Ireland by Train

Charming pub in Dublin

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct. Avoid the crowds with a spring or autumn break.

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add a private guided tour into the Wicklows from Dublin?

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Charming pub in Dublin

Premier Ireland by Train

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct. Avoid the crowds with a spring or autumn break.

Why not...

add a private guided tour into the Wicklows from Dublin?

Prices From


No of Nights


Explore some of the most memorable highlights of Ireland on this train touring holiday spanning Dublin, Clare, Cork and Killarney.

A self-guided touring holiday, carefully planned to allow for a relaxed exploration of Ireland from its train tracks with luxurious hand-picked four- or five-star accommodation at each location, and private guided tours in the company of knowledgeable locals. This eight-night holiday features impressive Georgian Dublin, the rural far Southwest of Co Clare, the charming town of Killarney and a final stop in Ireland’s vibrant ‘third city’ of Cork.

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Day One – Dublin

Day Two – Exploring Dublin

Day Three – to County Clare

Day Four – A Guided Walking Tour of the Burren

Day Five – Killarney

Day Six – A Guided Walk Around Historic Killarney

Day Seven – Cork

Day Eight – Guided exploration of Cork City

Day Nine – Return to Dublin

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.


Four centres – Dublin, Ballyvaughan, Cork and Killarney. This holiday is best started in Dublin or Cork and we can arrange travel by ferry or plane to Dublin or by plane to Cork or Shannon as preferred.


£2225 per person for departures in March & November, £2425 per person for April & October and £2625 per person for May to September.

Prices are based on two adults sharing a superior ensuite double or twin room for eight nights on a bed & breakfast basis. The holiday includes

  • A walking tour of Dublin
  • Train travel from Dublin to Ennis
  • A private tour-transfer from Ennis to Ballyvaughan
  • A walking tour of the Burren
  • A private tour-transfer from Ballyvaughan to Killarney
  • A guided walking tour in Killarney
  • Train travel between Killarney and Cork
  • Private return transfer from Cork station to accommodation
  • A walking tour of Cork City
  • Train travel from Cork back to Dublin

Travel to Ireland

We would be delighted to book your travel to Ireland from Britain for this holiday. You can travel by rail to Holyhead then ferry to Dublin. Alternatively there are numerous flights to Dublin.

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

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