Luxury Day Tour-Choose 1 destination city to reach by train & meet your guide to fully explore the chosen area.
Are you based in Dublin, but longing to see more of the country? Have a free day while at a work conference? This day tour is for you! You'll take the morning train from the convenient Heuston Station and arrive in Killarney, Cork or Limerick where I'll be waiting to get your luxury day tour, fully chauffeured and guided in comfort and safety, underway. Simply choose your destination from my guest favorite locations outside Dublin:
Tour 1. Dublin-Killarney (see Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry or Dingle)
Tour 2. Dublin-Cork (see Cork City, Blarney, Kinsale or Jameson Whiskey)
Tour 3. Dublin-Limerick (see Bunratty, Cliffs of Moher and the Burren)
No matter which you choose, you'll set the pace as it is always "Your Tour - Your Trail" on my tours and this day, while long, will get you out of the bustle of the City to enjoy the truly magnificent locations of Ireland. With reliable evening Irish rail service you'll return to Dublin with full memory cards and memories to last a lifetime. Join me in 2018!
Your day will begin in Dublin where you will take the early morning train from Dublin's Heuston Station to either Killarney, Cork or Limerick.
Upon arrival at the station I will be waiting to immediately get your private day tour underway. Depending on your choice of location, we'll head off to the magnificent views on the Ring of Kerry (Killarney tour), or the Cliffs of Moher (Limerick) or Blareny (Cork) or other chosen locations. With plenty of time for lunch and my absolute favorite photo stops along the way, this day will not disappoint.
Approximately 5:00 p. m. - your tour ends in the same arrival city where depending on which return train to Dublin you have secured, you may have time to stroll the respective town and enjoy shops, friendly pubs and unique restaurants.
If you wish to make this an overnight tour and enjoy two day tours, I'm happy to assist in making accommodation suggestions for you. If you choose two full day tours, I'm able to offer a reduced rate, please enquire.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Rail Station at either Killarney, Cork or Limerick - I will be waiting and will have no difficulty finding you upon arrival.
End location: Each tour will end either directly at the rail station or in town depending on your preference. Killarney town is, for instance, a mere steps from the rail station. Or should you wish I am happy to leave you at your overnight accommodation if you are staying in the arrival city. With advance notice and additional cost, other end locations, such as the airport can also be arranged.
Duration: 7 hours
This tour starts the moment you arrive via train from Dublin to your chosen town of either Killarney, Cork or Limerick. Uncontrollable rail delays may affect the start time and your return rail time, but this day will be packed full no matter the arrival time or weather.
Rail transport booked by guest in advance. Road transport upon arrival in Killarney, Cork or Limerick via true executive class BMW 740LI (long wheelbase) sedan or 2017 Mercedes V-Class touring van, depending on your group's size.. Each are of a standard unmatched by rental class vans or cars often offered by tour providers.
* Luxury, air-conditioned 2017 Mercedes V-class touring van with individual captain's chairs and all of the style and amenities a Mercedes passenger sedan offers. Or, for 2 or less guests, the long chassis BMW 740Li executive sedan for a genuinely elegant, private touring experience. Each premium vehicle is meticulously maintained, both inside and out, and of a caliber unmatched by regular rental class vans or cars often offered for touring
* Failte Ireland Qualified Guide
* Driver fully insured & licensed by Irish Nat'l Transport Authority for passenger transportation
* All vehicles carry commercial insurance for passenger transport (required in Ireland)
* All fuel costs and tolls
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro - Lunch, refreshments and souvenirs.
Your Irishrail tickets from/to Dublin to either Killarney, Cork or Limerick are not included, but are easily secured directly from Irishrail.ie. The train service in Ireland is both reliable and easy to use for even the most novice of travelers.
Killarney option - There is a return train departing Killarney approximately 5:30 p.m. (17:37) arriving Dublin at 9:05 (21:05) or an even later train departing 7:38 p.m. (19:38) arriving 10:55 p.m. (22:55) should you wish to linger in Killarney for a few hours after your tour.
Cork option - There is an outward train departing at approximately 7:00 am arriving Cork 9:30. A return train, for example, departs 17:20 (5:20) arriving back to Dublin 20:00 (8 p.m.)
Limerick option - There is an outward train to Limerick from Dublin departing approximately 7:00 am. A return train, for example departs 17:45 (5:45) arriving back to Dublin 20:00 (8 p.m.).
There are later trains available from all locations. Enquire directly on irishrail.ie for timetables.
Published Tours max 6 persons
However if you require a private tour for a larger group or family please contact me for your customized private tour using a larger vehicle.