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Travel to Ireland the classic route by rail through the heart of England, along the lovely North Wales Coast then on the world's largest cruise ferry to Dublin City Centre. Spend two nights in a four star standard hotel in Dublin City Centre and return to London – All in three days! (all admissions and transfers / tours included)
The trip commences at London Euston station, where you will be met by your Railtours Ireland host at the Virgin Train Station Reception and escorted into your reserved seats on your direct express train bound for Holyhead in Wales. Your train, complete with onboard toilets and a shop will speed through the beautiful countryside of England and Wales to reach Holyhead in just 3 hours and 40 minutes.
Upon arrival into Holyhead's port station you will immediately board the Ulysses cruiseferry for an invigorating 3 hours and 15 minute voyage across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Facilities on board ship include a range of restaurants and bars, a 2-screen cinema and a traditional promenade deck, from where you can enjoy the fresh sea air.
The ship arrives into Dublin Port in the late afternoon and you will be transferred directly to your four star standard hotel in Dublin City Centre for a 2-night stay or longer depending on tour option selected. The evening and the next day(s) are yours to enjoy: why not visit the world-renown Guinness Storehouse, retrace the footsteps of Molly Malone, or even take a Railtours Ireland tour through the Irish countryside?
Enjoy a day out to Ireland's "sunny south east" We visit the ancient city of Kilkenny or as it is known "The Marble City". We continue on to explore the historic Viking City of Waterford where we visit The Waterford Crystal Visitors Centre.
At the end of a memorable visit to Ireland you will be transferred back to Dublin Port for the return crossing to Holyhead, where your train will be waiting to transport you through Wales and back to London. A relaxed car free and carefree way to travel to Ireland that comes highly recommended!
Depart London Euston Station 09.10hrs, Then train to Holyhead Port and Cruise Ferry to Dublin arrival 17.25, then overnight in four star standard Dublin city centre hotel
Spend two nights in a four star standard hotel in Dublin City Centre
Check-in Dublin Heuston Station (Customer Service Desk) for 07.25 (snacks available) departure of intercity train to Kilkenny. We arrive at 9.00am after a scenic rail journey and we take a guided tour of Kilkenny City known as "The Marble City", after the tour you will have plenty of time to explore and perhaps visit Kilkenny Castle overlooking the River Nore (admission not included) and the nearby Kilkenny Design Centre. We depart Kilkenny at 11.30 and arrive in Waterford Crystal on the banks of the River Suir in the heart of Waterford City at 12.15.
On arrival we have time for lunch (not included) followed by a tour of the Waterford Cyrstal Visitors Centre (included). The tour departs Waterford by train at 14.50 arriving in Dublin Heuston at 17.06.
If you would like to further explore this ancient Viking City on your own you can avail of a later departure from Waterford at 18.25 arriving in Dublin Heuston at 20.40. (snacks available).
Departs Daily - Monday to Saturday (March-October incl)
This tour can depart other months with a minimum group of ten adults.
Departs daily Monday to Saturday
(March to September only)
7.00am taxi transfer from your hotel to Dublin Ferry port for 08:05 cruise ferry departure to Holyhead and train to London Euston arriving 16:38.