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2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin

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County Dublin, Ireland

From $424.49

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icon2 days  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Enhance your experience of Ireland’s stunning coastal scenery on a relaxed 2-day trip to Cork and the Ring of Kerry from Dublin. Travel through Ireland’s beautiful countryside and visit iconic attractions like Blarney Castle, home to the famous Blarney Stone, and the gorgeous Dingle Bay. Enjoy an overnight stay in the convivial town of Killarney; revitalize with a fulfilling full Irish breakfast; and learn about the rich culture and history of the region from a professional guide.   
  • 2-day coach and rail tour to Cork, Blarney and the Ring of Kerry from Dublin
  • Kiss the famous Blarney Stone during a visit to the ancient Blarney Castle
  • Take a guided city tour of Cork and marvel at the coastal beauty of Dingle Bay
  • Experience traditional Irish hospitality during an overnight stay in the lively town of Killarney
  • Gain valuable insight into the history and culture of Ireland from your expert guide
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Host on trains
Breakfast
Information pack
Reserved seats on trains
Driver/guide
All travel by rail and coach from Dublin Heuston Station
Overnight accommodation including full Irish breakfast
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Heuston Station, St John's Rd W, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you are booking a double occupancy room, please specify in 'Special Requirements' whether you prefer a double or a twin-bed room (subject to availability).
  • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc.
  • Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries.
  • Wheelchair accessibility: As long as the passenger has some mobility then this tour would be suitable. Trains in Ireland are wheelchair friendly however buses/coaches are not. The guest would have to be able to climb the steps on to the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
  • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Railtours Ireland First Class

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin.

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smithonshadylane
, Nov 2019
We had a great time due to our driver/guide Ray. We saw everything we expected to see and more, always with a through explanation. We had some rain, but that didn’t stop us. The B&B was in a good location and very nice.
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This Was a Really Nice Trip
James R
, Sep 2019
Not knowing anything about the tours sites, it was a perfect tour to choose for us. Peter was our guide and he was very personable and knowledgeable about the areas we covered. The best part was an unmentioned little side trip to see how an Irish lad trained sheep dogs. Doesn't sound like much, but it was incredible awesome. We stayed in a B&B in Killarney which had a very nice owner and pretty comfy room however as a spoiled American: the bathroom was w-a-y too small. It also had a door that blew lightly in the door jam all night that kept me awake. Overall though it was very nice. Full Irish Breakfast is not the same as huge spread of food in a hotel breakfast room but it was OK. All the places we visited on the tour had the history well explained ahead of time and questioned were taken and answered intelligently. It was well organized on time. Trains, buses and transfers were easy and on time. The trains were super smooth, clean, and comfortable. September seems to be the best most for this part of Ireland. Perhaps not dependably but overall, September has the best weather for more sun and warmer days. It also has fewer tourists and crowds. ;) I will look at other tours from this site as it was truly helpful. One more thing: after I purchased the tour, I had a few questions here and there. When I email Viator, I received swift responses with the information for which I had inquired.
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This two day tour was definitely NOT...
Allen L S
, Nov 2017
This two day tour was definitely NOT worth the price. The B and B they picked for us was two-star at best. Musty odor in room, long walk to town. We discovered that nicer and more convenient B and B's were available but the Ireland-based tour operator obviously wanted to save money! When I complained about the room, our host, was no help at all. Just told us to take it up with management. But he stayed at a 4-star Hotel in town center. Also, some stops were just a waste of time, such as an hour-long stop at a local cemetery! Who wants to visit a cemetery on vacation?. And tour of Cork was a joke--amounted to a quick drive-by of town, not even in town center! Finally, restaurant stops were rushed and food/selection was mediocre at best. Would definitely not recommend this particular tour!
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For my first time in Ireland I spent...
Robert Y
, Sep 2017
For my first time in Ireland I spent a decent amount of time in Dublin and then went on this tour. Must say, the two day tour was probably the best money spent in a while. Norman is an amazing guy and probably knows the name of every person in the country...at the least they probably know him. Tim and Kevin the bus operators were also great...and most importantly kept us safe on the twisty roads of the Ring. Looking forward to my return trip!!!
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Really enjoyed the trip. Day 1 was...
Carol J. P
, Aug 2017
Really enjoyed the trip. Day 1 was the best. Day 2 was a bit tiring. You were on the bus all day with a few rest stops, but they were so short all you could get done was use the bathroom. I would have liked a bit of time to at least be able to buy a souvenir.
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I can't say enough about this trip...
Emmanuel R
, Apr 2017
I can't say enough about this trip. We actually extended our tour and included Cliffs of Moher because we were having such a great time. Jonathan, our guide, is a true Irish gem and should be lauded. What a treasure trove of Irish history, and funny too! I would go with him anywhere! The history and natural beauty of Ireland is not to be missed.
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Norman was a wealth of know and his...
GMR
, Aug 2016
Norman was a wealth of know and his enthusiasm for trains was evident. I was able to add an addition day to see the Cliffs of Moher. Wish I could have stayed another day to go to the Aran Islands. Rail tours are well designed and fun to use the trains instead of the couch the whole time. Thanks NORMAN!!!!
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It was a very interesting trip. A...
Adrienne A
, May 2016
It was a very interesting trip. A lot of the scenery reminded me of New Zealand. The staff worked hard to make it enjoyable.
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a very well professionally run tour...
Thomas K
, Nov 2015
a very well professionally run tour of an amazingly beautiful county, Ireland. The people are lovely and caring. Highly recommended tour.
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The rail tour was amazing and gave...
Lena
, Nov 2015
The rail tour was amazing and gave us a better look at what Ireland has to offer. At first, we were unsure of where the meeting place would be, but the information emailed to us was detailed enough that we were able to find our tour group easily at the Dublin Heuston Station. We didn't realize until half way of the tour that we were all mixed together for example, groups that booked a one-day tour but included parts of Cork would be with a multi-day tour that included Cork, Blarney, etc. So it is important to pay attention to who your guide is. Bob, our tour guide, was amazing. He is so knowledgable about each town, places to eat, and where to go next time you visit. He is much older so certain movies he may mention, may not ring a bell with younger customers. The B and B we stayed at was over the top. To me, it wasn't your typical B and B, it was a 4-star hotel, the Internation Hotel. I had an awesome view of the streets, which was a change. The complimentary full Irish breakfast was great too. The information given to you also didn't state this, but you really don't need to pack little snacks like a sandwich, except for a water bottle. On day 1, we had lunch at the Woollen Mall Center and dinner we ventured out and found a really good place for Thai food. On our last day, we had a complimentary breakfast and for lunch we stopped at The Ring of Kerry Restaurant. Overall, I'd do it again. I'd go back to the Blarney Castle. It was beautiful. But either way, Ireland has so much to offer that I only made a small dent.
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