Experience the best of Ireland on this romp through Irish history and culture. Start your trip in the country’s vibrant capital, Dublin. From Dublin, take excursions to explore the surrounding countryside and visit the renowned town of Kilkenny on the banks of the River Nore. Fall in love with Killarney and tour the spectacular Ring of Kerry. Only in Ireland can you find such a distinct marriage of myth, culture and good, old-fashioned fun. With countries as vast and bountiful as the Ireland, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city.
- Round-trip flights to Dublin
- Private airport transfers in Dublin
- 7 or 8 nights in a mix of 3 & 4 star accommodation
- Breakfasts daily
- Round-trip train tickets (Economy Class) between Dublin and Killarney
-Full-day tour to Kilkenny and Wicklow (English-speaking guide)
-Full-day excursion to the Ring of Kerry with English-speaking guide
-Full-day excursion to the Dingle Peninsula with English-speaking guide (Apr-Nov only)
-1-day Hop-On Hop-Off pass in Dublin (valid for 24 hours)
- Includes Careflex: Cancel up to 3 days prior!
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Please Note: If a forced overnight occurs in either direction, it would be an additional cost if a hotel is needed Not included: Transfers between railway stations and hotels, and between hotels and activity/exclusion meeting points
Hotel check-in/out: Check in: 3:00 p.m, Check out: 11:00 a.m. Activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.
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Day 1: Depart Canada
Fly to Dublin
Day 2: Dublin
Upon arrival in Dublin, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in.
Hotel: 4-star Ashling Hotel or similar (2 nights)
Day 3: Dublin: Kilkenny & Wicklow Excursion (B)
Today, embark on a day tour of Kilkenny and Wicklow from Dublin. Admire the stunning scenery, flora and fauna as you travel through the countryside. Enjoy a 45-minute guided walking tour of Kilkenny City. Stroll through the narrow and winding cobbled streets and under the city’s many medieval arches as you explore all the main attractions. After free time for lunch, continue through the county of Carlow into the wild and rugged Wicklow Mountains.
Day 4: Dublin – Killarney (Country Kerry) (B)
After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to catch your train to magical Killarney. Make your way to your hotel to check in, then set out to see the town. Killarney lies on the shores of Lough Leane in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry. The town boasts an impressive array of 19th-century buildings, as well as the stunning Killarney National Park. (Approx 302 km)
Hotel: 3-star Scotts Hotel or similar (3 nights)
Day 5: County Kerry: Ring of Kerry Excursion (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then head out on a full-day tour to the Ring of Kerry. Circle the magnificent MacGillycuddy Reeks and pass along the shores of Dingle and Kenmare Bay. Stop in picturesque villages like Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem. Return to Killarney via scenic Ladies View and admire the famous Lakes of Killarney. (Approx 170 km)
Day 6: County Kerry: Dingle Peninsula Excursion (B)
Today, take a full-day tour to the picturesque Dingle Peninsula. Head out via comfortable motor coach for a trip to the famous Dingle Peninsula, known for its ring forts, high crosses and ancient monuments. The area west of Dingle offers dramatic landscapes with striking views of the Blasket islands from Slea Head. Return to Killarney for the night. (Approx 97 km)
Day 7: Country Kerry (Killarney) – Dublin (B)
Following breakfast, make your way to the train station for your return to Dublin. Check into your hotel, and spend the night in Dublin. (Approx 302 km) Hotel: 4-star Ashling Hotel or similar (2 nights)
Day 8: Dublin Sightseeing (B)
Use your Hop-On Hop-Off pass to get around and explore Dublin as you wish.
Day 9: Dublin – Return to Canada or stay 1 more night in Dublin (B)
After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home or if staying an extra night explore Dublin at leisure.
Or if staying an extra night – Day 10: return to Canada (B)
After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home
Activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.