Best Rail Tours in Ireland

National Train Day happens to be May 9th, so I decided we should celebrate with a few of the best rail tours in Ireland. After all, traveling by train throughout this country offers one of the best ways to enjoy the scenery and indulge in a few extra hidden sights!

Best Rail Tours in Ireland to Celebrate National Train Day

Cork and Blarney Castle

This rail tour leaves from Dublin and takes you on an exciting journey through the countryside to the southern section of the country. Your first stop will be at Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone. Afterwards, it’s off to the city of Cork for a tour before wandering around the Queenstown Story Heritage Center in Cobh.

Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is one of the most popular destinations in Ireland, so it shouldn’t be surprising that it is one of the best rail tour options as well. Your journey will depart Dublin and you will go to many of the best attractions along the Ring of Kerry. The train will stop multiple times during this rail tour, so you can take pictures at the Lakes of Killarney, the Dingle Peninsula, and so much more. This is a great option for anyone that does not want to self-drive the Ring of Kerry.

Torc Waterfall in Kerry during fall

Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, and Avoca

This rail tour also begins in Dublin, as many of them do, and before you know it, you will be traveling through the Wicklow Mountains. First stop will be in the town of Avoca. Your time in this charming town will be too short as well, but you must leave if you want to have enough time to explore the ancient monastery, which is over at Glendalough.

Burren, Galway Bay, and the Cliffs of Moher

Everyone wants to see the Cliffs of Moher when they are in Ireland, so you might as well take advantage of a rail tour to see them. Your first stop will be at the Cliffs of Moher and from there you will take a tour of the city of Limerick. Next up is Bunratty Castle, a walk through Folk Park, and a drive past the Burren and Galway Bay.

Couple watching sunset on irish Cliffs of Moher together

Kilkenny and the Waterford Crystal Factory

Your first stop on this rail tour from Dublin will be in Kilkenny. It is there where you can wander around to see the numerous attractions. Just make sure you take the time to explore Kilkenny Castle. Afterwards, you will go to the Waterford Crystal Factory, which is in Waterford City. The highlight when visiting this factory will be watching them create the crystal glass in the blowing room.

A beautiful flower lined riverside view of kilkenny castle town and bridge

These are some of the best rail tours in Ireland. To celebrate National Train Day, why not book one of these for 2021! There is so much to do in Ireland and exploring it in different ways makes it even more magical than you can imagine. Are your ready to finally make this dream vacation come true? Call me today and let’s work some magic!

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