Grand Tour of Ireland

Resort:Grand Tour of Ireland
Operator: Great Rail Journeys
Destination: Ireland
Price From: £2695.00


Take in Ireland’s famous scenery, vibrant cities and wealth of
history on a premium tour of Ireland. With the Giant’s Causeway,
Dublin and Belfast, you really get an authentic taste of the
Emerald Isle. Our destination hotels, including Loch Eske Castle
are some of the best hotels in Ireland, qualifying this tour for
our exclusive Signature stamp.
Departs from May 2017 to June 2017.



Day 1

Arrive in Dublin

You arrive into the port of Dublin today after taking the ferry
from Holyhead. Transferring to our hotel, the 4-Star Brooks Hotel,
on arrival.


  • Dinner
Dublin Castle

Day 2

Dublin sightseeing

Today we explore Dublin on a sightseeing tour, seeing the
Jameson Distillery and the book of Kells.


  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing Tour of Dublin
  • Jameson Distillery
  • The Book of Kells
Blarney Castle

Day 3

To Cork

Transfer from Dublin by train to Cork. Later we visit Blarney
Castle with a local guide.


  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Blarney Castle
Kinsale Harbour

Day 4

Kinsale Harbour cruise

Take an enjoyable cruise around Kinsale Harbour today.
Afterwards we return to Cork for free time before the journey back
to Kinsale.


  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Cruise around Kinsale Harbour
Ring of Keery

Days 5-6

Celtic Steps & the Ring of Kerry

Today we travel by coach to Killarney. Tonight we see a
captivating performance at the Celtic Steps show. On Day
we drive the Ring of Kerry, and take a ride on the
Killarney Jaunting Cars.


  • Day 5 – Breakfast
  • Celtic Steps
  • Day 6 – Breakfast, Dinner
  • Ring of Kerry
Cliffs Of Moher

Day 7

Cliffs of Moher

The mesmerising Cliffs of Moher serve as our destination today
on a coach trip.


  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Cliffs of Moher
Kylemore Abbey

Days 8-9

Kylemore Abbey & Connemara

We visit Kylemore Abbey today, a Benedictine Monastery on the
grounds of Kylemore Castle. Later we have free time in Galway. On
Day 9 we visit Connemara National Park.


  • Day 8 – Breakfast
  • Kylemore Abbey
  • Day 9 – Breakfast, Dinner
  • Connemara National Park.
Dunlace Castle

Days 10-11

Slieve League and Dunluce Castle

We take the coach to see Slieve League today. On Day
we visit Dunluce Castle, supposedly the inspiration for
C.S Lewis’ Cair Paravel in the Chronicles of Narnia. Later we catch
the train from Derry Derry / Londonderry to Coleraine (standard
class) on a wonderfully scenic ride through Northern Ireland’s
beautiful countryside.


  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Slieve League
  • Dunluce Castle
Giants Causeway

Day 12

Bushmills Distillery & Giant™s Causeway

We enjoy time at the famous Bushmills Distillery with and
opportunity to taste the produce. We then take a ride to the
Giant’s Causeway.


  • Breakfast
  • Bushmills Distillery
  • Giant™s Causeway

Days 13-14


We explore Belfast this morning on a guided city tour. On
Day 14 we transfer to the port in Dublin for our
journey home.


  • Day 13 – Breakfast, dinner
  • Day 13 – Guided City Tour
  • Day 14 – Breakfast