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The Emerald Isle Express Tour 2018

  • Galway
  • Interior
  • Waterford Castle
  • Ireland
  • Train
  • Ballynahinch Castle
  • Falcon
  • Dublin
  • Temple Bar Dublin
  • Killarney
  • Waterford
  • O'Neill's Bar Cork
  • Cork
  • Blarney Castle

The Emerald Isle Express Tour 2018

8 Days £5,399 per person sharing

Two Departures - Saturday June 9th & Sunday September 23rd 2018

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The Original Rail Cruise and Castle Tour

Railtours Ireland First Class! offers an exclusive rail land cruise in your own special private heritage train with two nights in Ashford Castle and overnight stays in exclusive City/Country 5* Hotels. This all-inclusive tour is limited to 50 guests and will include all meals, drinks on board the train and excursions.

Experience Dublin's Fair City before travelling by rail along the stunning East Coast to Waterford, Cork, Cobh and Ring of Kerry. Enjoy an Irish night in Killarney before continuing to the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay and enchanting Connemara.

A unique Ireland vacation to remember!

Full Itinerary

Day 1 :
Gathering Day - Dublin hide

Gathering Day in Dublin. Transfers from the airport or Dublin port to your hotel.

The reaminder of your day is free in Dublin. We will be delighted to offer advice and tips about what you might like to do. We also provide a Hop On Hop Off Dublin Bus Sightseeing ticket which will allow you to explore the top attractions in Dublin such as Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, Kilmainham Gaol to mention but a few!!

19:00 Welcome Pre-Dinner drinks reception at the Merrion Hotel

19:30 Dinner at The Merrion Hotel
Overnight Stay: 5 Star Merrion Hotel, Dublin City

Day 2:
Dublin to Waterford

Champagne reception at Connolly Station before boarding the Emerald Isle Express, your own private heritage train. Cruise by rail down Ireland's scenic east coast through counties Wicklow and Wexford to Waterford City. Private visit to Waterford Crystal, dinner and overnight stay in Mount Juliet Estate.
Overnight Stay: Mount Juliet

Day 3:
Waterford to Cork

By rail through the Suir Valley in County Tipperary to Cork and a visit to Blarney Castle and Cork City's English Market. Overnight stay in the five star Fota Island Resort.
Overnight Stay: 5 Star Fota Island Resort, County Cork

Day 4:
Cork to Kerry

Visit Cobh, Titanic's last port of call and then rail to Killarney for a tour of The Ring of Kerry.

Overnight in the five star Killarney Park Hotel situated in the centre of Killarney.

Dinner in an Irish Pub with live entertainment.
Overnight Stay: 5 Star Killarney Park Hotel, Killarney, County Kerry

Day 5:
Killarney to Mayo

Visit The Cliffs of Moher with lunch at Gus O Connors famous pub in the fishing village of Doolin.

We then drive along the Wild Atlantic Way through the Burren and Galway Bay.
Overnight Stay: 5 Star Ashford Castle, Cong, Co Mayo

Day 6:
Free Day

Free day at Ashford Castle to relax and enjoy the excellent facilities


Take a tour to Galway City, The Medieval City of the Tribes!
Overnight Stay: 5 Star Ashford Castle, Cong, Co Mayo

Day 7:
Westport to Dublin

A tour of the magnificent region of Connemara with lunch at Ballinahinch Castle.

Return to Dublin by rail with dinner and entertainment on board.

Overnight Stay: 5 Star Merrion Hotel, Dublin City

Day 8 :
Scattering Day hide

Scattering Day. Individual transfers from your hotel to Dublin Airport. Extra nights available in Dublin on request if you would like to explore fair Dublin city.

Included on this Rail Cruise is: 

  • Personal meet & greet at Dublin Airport
  • Transfers to & from Airport to your 5* Dublin Hotel
  • Welcome reception at the Merrion Hotel
  • Exclusive Dublin City Tour
  • Your own Private Heritage Train throughout Ireland
  • All meals included
  • Morning coffee & afternoon tea each day
  • All drinks on the train
  • Side tours to Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Cobh Heritage, Ring Of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay & Connemara.
  • Evening of Irish entertainment, Killarney.
  • Renowned Railtours Ireland Host throughout
  • All luggage taken care of from start to finish
  • Stay in luxurious 5 Star Irish Castles, City and Country Hotels:


  • 1 Night Merrion Hotel
  • 1 Night Mount Juliet Hotel
  • 1 Night Fota Island
  • 1 Night Killarney Park Hotel
  • 2 Nights Ashford Castle
  • 1 Night The Merrion Hotel

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