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8 Day Rail and Private Chauffeur Vacation

Discover Ireland’s dramatic scenery; Explore Ireland by Rail and Road! This fantastic 8 day vacation includes rail tickets, private airport transfers and a private luxury chauffeur service. Stay in 4 star hotels centrally located in Dublin, Galway and Killarney.

 

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From $1,399 per person From $1,599 per person From $1,699 per person


What's Included

Irish Rail Tickets

Irish Rail Ticket from Dublin Heuston Train Station to Galway City Train Station Irish Rail Ticket from Killarney Train Station to Dublin Heuston Train Station

Luxury Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Driver

Dedicated, private chauffeur, serving as your local expert for 1 Full Day Touring in a luxury vehicle {Mercedes Viano or similar} from Galway City to Killarney, Co. Kerry

Private Arrival and Departure Transfers

Private arrival & departure transfers to/from Dublin Airport

Acccommodation

4 Star Accommodation in centrally located hotels renowned for hospitality and superior service; Full breakfast included daily (except on day of arrival)

Sightseeing

Public day tour to Aran Islands or Connemara is included on Day 4 of your trip Public day tour of the Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula is included on Day 6 of your trip Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher is included in the pricing Your choice of pre-organized sightseeing can be added to your quote at an extra supplement

Terms and Conditions*

Price is per person, based on two adults sharing and four people travelling in low season. Land only. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay.

Day 1: Welcome to Dublin

Arrive in Dublin Airport. Your private driver will transfer you to your city center hotel. Explore the capital city and get to know Dublin famous landmarks including the Georgian Squares, Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

 

Check out the heritage pubs and enjoy the atmosphere of the city; we recommend a visit to the Brazen Head Pub (the oldest pub in Ireland!). Overnight in Dublin City.

 

Hotel Stay: The Ashling Hotel or The Camden Court Hotel. (Or similar) (B&B Basis)

Day 2: Dublin City Exploring

Discover more of the capital city today. Don’t miss a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. The seven-storey visitor experience tells the story of Ireland’s iconic drink and brings to life the heritage of Guinness from early days to growth as a global brand, known all around the world.

 

Perhaps visit EPIC: the Irish Emigration Museum, which tells the moving and unforgettable stories of those who left the island of Ireland, and how they influenced and shaped the world. When you’re ready, return to your hotel for overnight.

 

Hotel Stay: The Ashling Hotel or The Camden Court Hotel. (Or similar) (B&B Basis)

Day 3: Dublin to Galway by Train

After breakfast this morning, take the train from Heuston Station, Dublin to Galway City (approximately 2.5 hours journey).

 

Galway City, at the mouth of Galway Bay, is a picturesque and lively city hosting a fantastic mix of locally owned shops, pubs and restaurants. Highlights of Galway City include such areas as Eyre Square, Lynch’s Castle, St. Nicholas’ Church, Spanish Arch, beautiful Galway Bay, Salthill Promenade, and the Salmon Weir Bridge. Check into the Hardiman Hotel in Galway City, just 2 minutes walk from Galway train station.

 

Hotel Stay: The Hardiman Hotel, Galway City (Or similar) (B&B Basis)

 

 

Day 4: Aran Islands or Connemara

Today you can choose to do a day tour to the Connemara region of Co. Galway; or take the return ferry to the Aran Islands.

 

Option 1:
Connemara Day Tour
Enjoy a fully guided day tour and discover the wild and beautiful region of Connemara today. Connemara is renowned for its stunning mountains, lakes, tumbling streams, undulating bog and unspoiled beaches. See Kylemore Abbey, Ireland’s most romantic castle’, originally built as a wedding gift in the 19th Century. Visit quaint villages such as Leenane : A small mountain-side village bursting with Irish charm!

 

Option 2:
Aran Islands Day Tour
Enjoy a fully guided tour to Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands. You will take the ferry in the morning and have time to discover the island’s distinctive scenery on your day trip. The island is dramatically located in the Atlantic, about 30 miles from Galway, is rocky and barren and is renowned for preserving traditional ways of life. Fishing is the island’s main industry and Gaelic (the native Irish tongue) is the principal language. Capture a unique snapshot of traditional Ireland today!

 

Hotel Stay: The Hardiman Hotel, Galway City (Or similar) (B&B Basis)

 

Day 5: Galway to Kerry with a private driver/guide

Your professional private driver-guide will collect you at your hotel for a full day touring the scenery of parts of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

 

Travel via the Burren region, a karst and mysterious landscape. The grey limestone covers an area of approximately 250km² in county Clare. Discover the biodiversity of the seemingly ‘deserted’ region; over 70% of Ireland’s native flora are found there.

 

Visit the dramatic Cliffs of Moher and take a walk along the world-famous cliff edge. Travel south to Kerry and arrive in Killarney, where you will stay in the elegant Great Southern Hotel for two nights. Your driver guide will leave you here this evening.

 

Hotel Stay: Great Southern Hotel Killarney (Or similar) (B&B Basis).

Day 6: Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula

Today you can choose to take a tour of the Ring of Kerry or the Dingle Peninsula. Adventure awaits!

 

Option 1:
Ring of Kerry Public Day Tour
Today enjoy a fully guided tour of the Ring of Kerry. The Ring of Kerry comprises 170km of breathtaking scenery; the wild Atlantic coastline, the highest mountain peaks in Ireland and the lakes of Killarney. The Ring of Kerry promises many unforgettable scenes to commit to memory as it passes through the many picturesque villages such as Glenbeigh, Waterville and Sneem, and returns via Ladies View, the famous Lakes of Killarney and through the Oakwoods of Killarney’s magnificent National Park.

 

Option 2:
Dingle Peninsula Public Day Tour
Today enjoy a fully guided tour of the Dingle Peninsula. Marvel at the stunning coastal scenery and Ireland’s highest mountain range- the Macgillycuddy Reeks. See an impressive series of Early Christian monuments, Iron Age fortifications and bee-hive huts which are now under the care of the state. You will also spend some time in Dingle, the most westerly village in Ireland. Dingle is a renowned fishing village, where local restaurants serve fish fresh straight from the boats! Return to Killarney for overnight.

 

Hotel Stay: Great Southern Hotel Killarney (Or similar) (B&B Basis).

Day 7: Killarney to Dublin by Train

Today take the train back to Dublin today – the Great Southern Hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Killarney Train Station. The journey from Killarney to Dublin is approx. 3.5 hours. Spend your last night in Ireland.

 

Hotel Stay: The Ashling Hotel Dublin or The Camden Court Hotel, Dublin (Or similar) (B&B Basis)

 

Day 8: Depart from Dublin Airport

After breakfast, a private driver will collect you & transfer you directly to Dublin Airport for your flight back to the United States. Slán Abhaile! (Safe Home!)

 

 

You can book travel insurance through our partners A+ Program Protection

 

Vacation Highlights

Scenic Discoveries

Cliffs of Moher

Ring of Kerry

Aran Islands

Galway Bay

Connemara

Lakes of Killarney

Burren Region

History Buffs

Georgian Dublin

Christchurch Cathedral

Kinvara village

Spanish Arch in Galway

4 Star Hotel Stays

Ashling Hotel Dublin City

Hardiman Hotel Galway

Great Southern Killarney

What's Included

Irish Rail Tickets

Irish Rail Ticket from Dublin Heuston Train Station to Galway City Train Station Irish Rail Ticket from Killarney Train Station to Dublin Heuston Train Station

Luxury Vehicle & Private Chauffeur Driver

Dedicated, private chauffeur, serving as your local expert for 1 Full Day Touring in a luxury vehicle {Mercedes Viano or similar} from Galway City to Killarney, Co. Kerry

Private Arrival and Departure Transfers

Private arrival & departure transfers to/from Dublin Airport

Acccommodation

4 Star Accommodation in centrally located hotels renowned for hospitality and superior service; Full breakfast included daily (except on day of arrival)

Sightseeing

Public day tour to Aran Islands or Connemara is included on Day 4 of your trip Public day tour of the Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula is included on Day 6 of your trip Entrance to the Cliffs of Moher is included in the pricing Your choice of pre-organized sightseeing can be added to your quote at an extra supplement

Terms and Conditions*

Price is per person, based on two adults sharing and four people travelling in low season. Land only. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Specialized Travel Services strongly recommends Travel Insurance to cover trip cancellation & interruption, medical & health insurance, loss of baggage or trip delay.

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Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co. Galway
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Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin City © Tourism Ireland
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Torc Waterfall, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

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