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October 14, 2011

Cork, Blarney Castle and the Queenstown Story Dublin, Ireland


A highly enjoyable trip to Ireland’s southern capital, Cork, visiting the world renowned Blarney stone and the Queenstown story at Cobh, famous as the Titanic’s last port of call.

$157.50 per person

Duration of tour: 14 hours
The Tour

Check in at Dublin Heuston Station (Customer service desk) for the 07:00hrs departure of Intercity train to Cork. On arrival in Cork we transfer by road to Blarney Castle where we kiss the famous stone and thus acquire the gift of eternal eloquence. Time for shopping and lunch at Blarney Village before returning to Cork and a short city tour. 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. You’ll then return to Cork for departure on the Intercity train back to Dublin’s Heuston station.

Includes

Transportation by Intercity train, coach services with a qualified driver guide, entrance to Blarney Castle, Entrance to the Queenstown Story.

Please note:

Please note that it is recommended that you check in at the Customer Service desk at least 20 minutes before the scheduled train departure time, train leaves at 7am. A representative in yellow jacket will be at the information desk to check you in.

Language

Commentary

Days of week

Start Time

Departure Point

English

Guided

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat

06.40

Heuston Train Station

Connemara and Galway Bay train tour Dublin, Ireland


An enchanting day tour to the glorious West of Ireland where John Ford filmed ‘The Quiet Man’. We arrive through Galway and see Kylemore Abbey and the Maam Valley and explore Connemara.

$129 per person

Duration of tour:14 hours
The Tour

Check in at Dublin Heuston Station (Customer service desk) for 07:10hrs departure of Intercity train to Galway. On arrival in Galway we transfer to our waiting coach and strike out along the shores of Galway Bay and into the region know as Connemara. Our lunch stop (not included in the price) is in the little fishing village of Roundstone and its views of the Twelve Bens mountain range. Our next stop is at the unique Coral Beach on this wild Atlantic coast. We see where Alcock and Brown crash landed in 1919 after the first ever transatlantic flight, this is also where Marconi sent the first wireless messages to America, we then visit the pretty town of Clifden – Connemara’s capital for a shopping stop and the fabulous sky road, see Kylemore Abbey (photo stop only) and we return to Galway via the Inagh Valley with the Maam Turks Mountain range on our left for our return Intercity train to Dublin Heuston station arriving at 21.00

Includes

Transportation by Intercity train, coach with qualified guide, see Kylemore Abbey and visits to the Galway Bay area.

Please note:

Please note that it is recommended that you check in at least 20 minutes before the scheduled train departure time. A representative in yellow jacket will be at the information desk to check you in.

Language

Commentary

Days of week

Start Time

Departure Point

English

Guided

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat

07.10

Heuston Train Station

Guinness Storehouse – Skip the Queue!Dublin, Ireland


The Guinness Storehouse is Dublin’s number one visitor attraction and should not be missed during your trip to Dublin!

$21.50 per person

The Tour

No trip to Dublin would be complete without a visit to the number one visitor attraction in Dublin – The Guinness Storehouse. You will take an incredible journey through the history and making of the world famous beer. It’s the highlight of any trip to Dublin so make the unmissable Guinness Storehouse your first stop! The Guinness Storehouse is also the home to the Gravity bar which is on the top floor of the Storehouse, it has floor to ceiling windows and offers panoramic views of Dublin city. Every visit to the storehouse includes a complimentary glass of Guinness in the Gravity bar after you have finished exploring the attraction. Take advantage of our booking system to skip the queues!

Includes

Entrance to the Guinness Storehouse, complimentary glass of Guinness in the Gravity Bar.

Language

Commentary

Days of week

Start Time

End Time

Departure Points

English

Unescorted

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

09.30

17.00

St James Gate,
Guinness Storehouse, Dublin 8

Old Jameson Distillery Tour with Glass of WhiskeyDublin, Ireland


Discover the history and mystery of Ireland’s most famous export ‘Old Jameson’s Whiskey’.

$19.50 per person

The Tour

A visit to the Old Jameson Distillery is so much more than just a tour, it is an exciting and engaging experience, guaranteed to entertain and enlighten any visitor. You will be taken on a magical tour through the story of John Jameson & Son, through the history, the atmosphere and above all the taste! All visitors are rewarded with a Jameson Whiskey signature drink. This truly is an unforgettable experience.

Includes

Guided tour of Old Jameson’s Distillery, tasting of true Jameson’s Whiskey (for adults over 18 years).

Please note:

The first tour starts at 10am. desk to check you in.

Language

Commentary

Days of week

Start Time

End Time

Every

Departure Point

English

Guided

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

09.30

17.15

60 min

Old Jameson Distillery,
Bow Street, Smithfield, Dublin

Wicklow Mountains, Valleys & Lakes Dublin, Ireland


This tour takes us through the breathtaking countryside of Ireland to visit Avoca Handweavers and the monastic site of Glendalough.

$40.50 per person

Duration of tour:7 hours
The Tour

Departing Dublin, this tour will take the scenic route out of Dublin through the Wicklow Gap and the Blessington Lakes, including a photo stop en route. The tour continues to the pretty village of Avoca with time to enjoy the Avoca Handweavers and it’s craft shop, reputed to be the oldest weaving mill in Ireland. Then we move on to the highlight of the tour, Glendalough “Glen of the two lakes” a truly spellbinding place, home to the impressive 10th century round tower. The we continue a scenic route back through the amazing countryside of Ireland to Dublin.

Includes

Transportation by coach, professional guide, entrance to Avoca Handweavers and entrance to Glendalough monastic site and the visitor centre.

Language

Commentary

Days of week

Start Time

Departure Point

English

Guided

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

09.00

09.15

09.25

09.30

09.35

09.45

Tourism Centre Dublin

O’Connell Street

Trinity College

Davenport Hotel

Merrion Hotel

Conrad Hotel

Trinity College and Book of Kells Dublin, Ireland


Enjoy some time at the magnificent Trinity College not missing a visit to the Book of Kells Exhibition.

$13 per person

The Tour

Trinity College builds on its four-hundred-year-old tradition of scholarship to confirm its position as one of the great universities of the world, providing a liberal environment where independence of thought is highly valued. Make it your own experience to explore this amazing place and moreover take time to visit the Book of Kells Exhibition, a ‘must see’ on the itinerary of all visitors to Dublin. Located in the heart of Dublin City, a walk through the cobbled stones of Trinity College Dublin will bring visitors back to the 18th century, when the magnificent Old Library building was constructed. Inside is housed the Book of Kells, a 9th century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. Visitors are welcomed by the friendly staff seven days a week.

Includes

Entrance to Trinity College and Book of Kells Exhibition.

Language

Commentary

Days of week

Start Time

Start Time

English

Unescorted

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat

9.30

16.30

English

Unescorted

Sun

12.00

16.00

The Ring of Kerry Dublin, Ireland


An all day tour offering a unique opportunity to experience the world renowned Ring of Kerry, with its overwhelming mountains and seascapes.

$157.50 per person

Duration of tour:12 hours
The Tour

Check in Dublin Heuston station (Customer Service Desk) 07.00 for InterCity train to Mallow County Cork (breakfast available not included). Here we transfer to Killarney and thence our tour of the Ring of Kerry. 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. We return to Killarney for train departure to Mallow, where we join our Dublin bound express (light meals available, not included). Arrival in Heuston is at 21:15.

Includes

Return train ride, coach transportation and service of a local guide.

Please note:

A representative in yellow jacket will be present to check the clients in at the information desk.

Language

Commentary

Days of week

Start Time

Departure Point

English

Guided

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat

06.40

Heuston Train Station

Cruise on the River Liffey Dublin, Ireland


Liffey River Cruises invites you to join us for a journey through the heart of Dublin!

$20.50 per person

Duration of tour:1 hour
The Tour

Take this cruise on the Liffey and you will get an insight into the history of Dublin City and the River Liffey from the first arrival of the Vikings over 1000 years ago, to the rapid development of the city during the 18th and 19th Centuries, to become a major European capital and the subsequent decline and more recent redevelopment of Dublin’s Docklands. You will learn the story behind the iconic Ha’penny Bridge as well as Gandon’s masterpiece, the majestic Custom House. Passengers will follow the story of Dublin’s Royal and Grand Canals and see where Oliver Cromwell landed in 1649 and hear how Captain William Bligh surveyed Dublin Bay in 1800. Passengers will hear how much of present day Dublin now sits on reclaimed land, including Trinity College and the Spire in O’Connell Street.

Includes

Cruise on the River Liffey

Language

Commentary

Days of week

Start Time

Departure Point

English

Audio

Fri/Sat/Sun

11.39

Bachelors Walk

12.30

Bachelors Walk

14.15

Bachelors Walk

15.15

Bachelors Walk

The Aran Islands in Galaway Bay Dublin, Ireland


A unique opportunity to visit Inishmore the largest of the legendary Aran Islands facing the wild Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of Galway Bay.

$186.50 per person

Duration of tour:13 hours
The Tour

Check in Dublin Heuston Station (Customer Service Desk) for 7.30 departure of Intercity train to Galway. We transfer by road to Connemara Airport for 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 Dun Aengus with its sheer cliffs and dramatic seascapes. Return flight and transfer back to Galway City with time for exploring and shopping before our return train to Dublin Heuston arriving at 20.55.

Includes

Return train ride, coach transportation and return flight to Inishmore.

Please note:

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. A representative in yellow jacket will be at the information desk to check you in.

Language

Commentary

Days of week

Start Time

Departure Point

English

Guided

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat

07.10

Heuston Train Station

Dublin Tour – City Sightseeing Dublin, Ireland


Explore Dublin at your own leisure with this enjoyable hop on hop off tour of this amazing city.

$23 per person

The Tour

Enjoy this fun and friendly 90 minute tour on a route that will take you past Trinity College, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, St Patricks Cathedral, The Phoenix Park and the Old Jamieson Distillery. Tours depart every 8 to 15 minutes throughout the day so you will be sure to catch a bus. Your ticket is valid for 48 hours and with 25 stops at Dublins top visitor attractions there is no better way to see Dublin. New route added to be able to explore the newly developed docklands area.

Includes

Transportation by coach.

Please note:

Your ticket is valid for 48 hours.

Language

Commentary

Days of week

Start Time

End Time

Every

Departure Points

English

Guided

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun

09.30

15.30

15 min

O’Connell Street, Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green,
Tourism Centre at Suffolk Street, Guinness Hopstore.

Cliffs of Moher,Bunratty Castle,The Burren,Galway Dublin, Ireland


A day trip to Ireland’s rugged and unique mid-western coast, through Limerick to the imposing Bunratty Castle, the stunning Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and Galway Bay.

$157.50 per person

Duration of tour:12 hours
The Tour

Check in Dublin Heuston station (Customer Service Desk) for 07.00 depature of InterCity train to Cork (breakfast available). We join our coach at Limerick, have a short tour of the treaty city and setting for “Angela’s Ashes”. We head north to Bunratty Castle and Folk Village (admission included), then to a Doolin Pub for our lunch stop and on to the majestic Cliffs of Moher on the wild Atlantic coast. We enter the unique lunar landscape of the Burren, rounding Black Head before heading along the shores of Galway Bay to Galway the city of the tribes where we join our Dublin bound train (light meals available) arriving in Heuston at 20.55. The drive from the Cliffs of Moher to Galway city is regarded by the AA Automobile Association as one of the top 10 coastal drives in Europe.

Includes

Return train ride, coach transportation, Bunratty Castle and Folk Village entrance fees and service of a local guide.

Please note:

A representative in yellow jacket will be at the information desk to check you in.

Language

Commentary

Days of week

Start Time

Departure Point

English

Guided

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat

06.40

Heuston Train Station

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