The Royal Atlantic Tour: We present a five day tour taking in Cork, Cobh, Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay, Connemara and The Aran Islands.
Day 1 Check in Dublin Heuston Station (Customer Service Desk) for 7.00 departure of Intercity train to Cork (Breakfast included Monday to Friday). we transfer by road to Blarney Castle where we kiss the famous stone and thus acquire the gift of eternal eloquence. We have a scenic journey alongside Cork Harbour to Cobh where the ''Queenstown Story'' Heritage Centre is located in the beautifully restored Victorian railway station and transatlantic terminal. Embarkation point for generations of Irish emigrants to the new worlds from famine times to recent years. Then travel to Killarney for two nights B&B accommodation* with en-suite facilities.
Day 2 10.00 depart Killarney on Ring of Kerry tour, overnight in Killarney. We have a wonderful day viewing some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery, including Dingle Bay. We also see the Macgillicuddy Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain Carrantuohill, Moll's Gap, Ladies View and the world famous Lakes of Killarney.
Day 3 07.30 transfer Killarney to Limerick . Visit Bunratty, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin, overnight in Galway City in three star hotel (2 nights). We join our coach here for a short tour of Limerick City and then to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park (admission included). On to the village of Doolin for O'Connors Pub. Next we visit the stunning Cliffs of Moher, Black Head, the Burren and Galway Bay overnighting in the heart of Galway City.
Day 4 10.30 am transfer to Connemara Airport for tour of Inishmór largest of the Aran Islands. Flight to Inishmore where we join our tour of the Island with time for lunch at Kilronan before our visit to the magnificent ancient fort Dún Aengus with its sheer cliffs and dramatic seascapes. Return flight and transfer back to Galway City with time for exploring and shopping. * should weather conditions be such as to curtail flights you will be taken on an alternative tour to Connemara and refunded the difference. No further refund available should you decide not to go to Connemara for any reason.
Day 5 10.00 am depart Galway for tour of Connemara including Kylemore Abbey & Garden (reduced admission rates applies to Abbey & Gardens itself), Leenane and Killary Harbour, Ireland only fjord. See lots of breathtaking lake and mountain and the Connemara ponies's natural habitat.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Heuston Station, Dublin 8 , Ireland at 6.40am.
Duration: Full day each day.
Start/opening time: Departure of intercity train to Cork at 7.00am.
Others: Includes: return rail travel, reserved seats on the train and escorted coach.