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Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Tour from Dublin provided by Railtours Ireland First Class - Day Tours

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Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Tour from Dublin

Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Tour from Dublin
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Tour snapshot
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Irish capital
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
53
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    12h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    53
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Tick off three of southern Ireland’s top attractions on this day tour from Dublin, calling at Blarney Castle, Cork, and Cobh Heritage Centre. Absorb sweeping views of the Emerald Isle as you travel to County Cork by train, then zip seamlessly between attractions by coach, leaving plenty of time to kiss the Blarney Stone, tread the streets of Cork City, and be immersed in Irish emigration history in the seaport town of Cobh.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Tick off three top attractions in one day, including Blarney Castle
  • Avoid hidden costs with all train and coach transfers included
  • Learn more about Irish history and culture from your guides
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Tick off three top attractions in one day, including Blarney Castle
  • Avoid hidden costs with all train and coach transfers included
  • Learn more about Irish history and culture from your guides
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3310DH02
Important information
Inclusions
  • Host on trains
  • Information pack
  • Reserved seats on trains
  • Qualified driver-guide on coaches
  • All travel by rail and coach from Dublin
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Dublin Heuston, Heuston Station Saint John's Road West, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland Railtours Ireland representatives will be waiting in the main concourse area with your travel pack. They will be wearing bright yellow jackets so that they are easily located. Check in is 20 minutes prior to the departure time listed.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 onto the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
  • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc.
  • Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travellers
Inclusions
  • Host on trains
  • Information pack
  • Reserved seats on trains
  • Qualified driver-guide on coaches
  • All travel by rail and coach from Dublin
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Dublin Heuston, Heuston Station Saint John's Road West, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland Railtours Ireland representatives will be waiting in the main concourse area with your travel pack. They will be wearing bright yellow jackets so that they are easily located. Check in is 20 minutes prior to the departure time listed.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 onto the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.
  • This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc.
  • Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Children U16 cannot book independently. They must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Dublin Heuston
    Heuston Station Saint John's Road West, Saint James' (part of Phoenix Park), Dublin, Ireland
    Railtours Ireland representatives will be waiting in the main concourse area with your travel pack. They will be wearing bright yellow jackets so that they are easily located. Check in is 20 minutes prior to the departure time listed.
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  • 1
    Blarney Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Cobh Cathedral
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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danijxander
Elche, Spain10 contributions
Convenient and well-planned, this trip was perfect. I enjoyed the grounds at Blarney Castle the most. I took a beautiful walk along the less touristy edge of the property where I found many locals taking walks alone or with friends or young children. After Blarney we got to see a unique pit-stop that isn't on every tour, perhaps because our group was so small at only three people, of a Cobh cemetery. The cathedral of Cobh was truly spectacular, I was more impressed by this cathedral than any other I've seen in Europe. We only drove through Cork and I thought this would be disappointing but honestly all of the other stops are much more interesting coming from Dublin and having already experienced a city of a similar size.
Written 7 January 2022
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Excursion51115653495
4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Peter was our tour guide and was delightful and very informative. The Blarney Castle was extremely interesting. If you plan on going to the top and kissing the Blarney Stone, it is a steep, narrow and cramped spiral stone staircase, but worth it for the experience. Cork and Cobh were great for history buffs. Because of Covid, at least for the time being there is no food/beverage service on the train, so check before you go to see if you need to take coffee, water or snacks on with you. Would highly recommend this tour.
Written 21 February 2022
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Peace S
6 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
I really enjoyed this tour! I did a couple others while in Ireland and this was my favorite!! It was with a smaller tour group that we had lots of opportunities to explore with on a fun train ride and bus. The Blarney Castle grounds were BEAUTIFUL, the Castle was interesting, and the stone was 🥴. I loved the small towns we stopped in. The tour guide (Harry??) was so knowledgeable.
This is also the time to get Aran sweaters! We passed by a beautiful shop that has so many options.
Definitely would recommend this tour!!!! ❤️
Written 31 March 2022
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Gary Chapman
Carson City, NV8 contributions
Blarney Castle was good, but the “tour” of Cork was all on the bus with no time to walk around as expected. Most importantly we were supposed to be back in Dublin by 8pm and didn’t arrive until after 9:30, when food service ends. And we almost missed our train back after waiting over an hour in the Cork Station (which offers almost nothing) because our replacement guide didn’t understand the train schedule. Finally we didn’t have reservations on the return train so we had to scramble for seats. Our first guide Brian did a good job sharing the history and we wished he would have been there to get us back to Dublin stress free.
Written 22 May 2022
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Paul W
Traskwood, AR62 contributions
Feb 2022
We always enjoy taking the train in Europe and this was no exception. Blarney Castle was extremely enjoyable, and the quaint shops nearby made for a productive trip. The only drawback was that the rail company (not the tour company) still offers no food or drink service on board because of Covid restrictions. If we had known in advance we would have taken some snacks and drinks, but it was not a big problem. Our guide Peter was very easygoing and quite informed about all of the sights. I would definitely recommend this rail tour.
Written 25 February 2022
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Keith Hoodlet
7 contributions
Mar 2022
I had an excellent time riding the rails with Brian (and later, Sean) as we traveled to-and-from Dublin through Cork, Blarney, and Cobh. The history shared with us by Brian was both fun and interesting, and the conversation with Sean on the way back to Dublin was quite enjoyable as we learned about the countryside and some of his travels. Kissing the Blarney Stone was quite an experience (not for the faint of heart!) and I am very glad to have gone on this trip - I will certainly be booking it again when I bring my wife with me to Ireland.
Written 18 March 2022
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sporthrob
Lake Worth, FL23 contributions
Oct 2019
I took my daughter and we did a tour of southern Ireland, including the Ring of Kerry, the town of killarney and many other sites. Cork was a wonderful town, didn't disappoint. What can you say about the famous castle. the climb up to kiss the stone and when you look around and see the view, you get a feeling you could just live there. Even though the weather wasn't summerlike, it didn't rain except for a few drops, and was comfortable no matter when and where I went. The trick is layering. I'm going back.
Ireland is a beautiful, friendly place.
Written 1 January 2020
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Deb F
Cromwell, CT22 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
There were only 4 people on our tour today but it was wonderful! We had Peter, our fabulous tour guide, all to ourselves. He was very kind, as we found all the Irish people to be, and so knowledgeable in his countries history. The train ride through the countryside was beautiful and our trip to Blarney Castle and Cork were beautiful and unforgettable. Thank you Peter for such a wonderful day and experience :))
Written 20 March 2020
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Tiffany M
Fayetteville, NC84 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
We did a total of four Rail Tours to different parts of the country. We planned this trip for our daughter's 6th birthday and ended changing it up with the company last minute because of weather conditions at Cliffs of Moher during our trip. At any rate, this ended up being our first trip for our 8th Anniversary, instead. Bob was our guide and you'd never guess his age in how he ket up with us and was in perfect spirits all day. So uch fun to travel by rail. There are restrooms, a trolley with food and drink options, and the ability to stand and walk around. Perfect for about a 2.5 hour trip. The countryside is beautiful to watch, or you can read. Trains have WiFi! We had a short stay in Cork in a guided bus tour before headed to Cobh and a few stops along the way. Informative, engaging, and even entertained our 6-year-old who was brave enough to kiss the Blarney Stone. The grounds are incredible. We visited in the fall, too, which showcased the changing leaves which is my personal favorite time of year.
Written 20 January 2018
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AnnieOlga
7 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We both have physical limitations but, no problem, climbed up the castle steps,were helped into the "position" and kissed the blarney. Our coach was comfy and guide helpful. Lovely
Written 14 November 2019
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Very well-run tour of beautiful scenery.
A great time! The scenery was fantastic, and our guide Brian told a lot of fascinating stories about Irish culture
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R.O.K. Tour
My wife and I just finished the tour a few hours ago. We were a bit concerned about the overall length of the trip,
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Too Long, recommend ferry instead for better experience
First of all, our guide David was knowledgeable about the sites and kept a constant, informative talk throughout ti
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Once in a lifetime!!!
We experienced a beautiful 6 day tour with first class service, hotels, and care! Our guide, David, was completely
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Awesome trip!
I absolutely loved this tour. The long day was scary at first but it was so amazing that I would have stayed longer
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Beautiful week in Ireland
Had a great time on our 4 day rail/bus tour. Brian was our guide through the week. He was very knowledgeable and ma
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Superb
There is no better way to see Ireland than by rail. Sit back relaxed and enjoyed the views. The tour guides were j
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Great Guide, Great Tour
Our tour guide, David, went above and beyond to make our tour memorable. Although the weather was not the best, we
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Amazing!!!
Terrence McMullen was amazing! 10 stars! He was so friendly and knowledgeable. We saw Blarney Castle, the Titanic E
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Great guide and tour!
A family of three from Sweden, and we all had a really nice time. The guide, Brian educated us with his extensive k
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Amazing and beautiful
An incredible experience with an amazing guide. The landscapes are beautiful and impressive and it worth the trip !
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Great Experience
Jonathan was a wonderful tour guide. Knows so much history, is kind and really works hard to ensure a memorable tri
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Wonderful Train and Coach Tour of Ireland
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One of the best!
Highly Recommended! Our starting guide John(volunteer) was really informative and quite passionate about his work.
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