Cork And Blarney Castle Rail Trip From Dublin

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No visit to Ireland is complete without a visit to Blarney Castle! On this full-day trip from Dublin you'll kiss the famous Blarney Stone, walk through the castle grounds and hear the moving story of Ireland's emigrants at the Queenstown Story in Cobh. Traveling by train and coach, you'll take a journey through Ireland's rich history and scenic countryside.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Rail Tour

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Departing from Dublin Heuston Station, you'll catch the train to Cork (full breakfast service available onboard). From Cork, you'll travel by coach to the famous Blarney Castle. There will be time here for you to kiss the famous stone and thus acquire the gift of eternal eloquence. Enjoy some free time for shopping and lunch in the village of Blarney before returning to Cork for a short city tour.

You'll then transfer to Cobh where the Queenstown Story Heritage Center is located in the beautifully restored Victorian railway station and transatlantic terminal. This was the embarkation point for generations of Irish emigrants from famine times to recent years.

Inclusions for Cork And Blarney Castle Rail Trip From Dublin

  • Host on trains
  • Information pack
  • Entrance fees
  • Reserved seats on trains
  • Qualified driver-guide on coaches
  • All travel by rail and coach from Dublin

Exclusions for Cork And Blarney Castle Rail Trip From Dublin

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

For infants 4 years and under, a fee of EUR15,00 per day is payable direct

Wheelchair accessibility: As long as the passenger has some mobility then this tour would be suitable. Trains in Ireland are wheelchair friendly however buses/coaches are not. The guest would have to be able to climb the steps on to the bus. Mobility Scooters cannot be accommodated on this tour.

This tour offers stops en route for photographs, shopping, etc

Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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325 reviews by the users

  • We had a fabulous time on our trip. Andy our guide was very helpful, informative, and funny. He even sang some songs for us. The tour was extremely organized from the start to the end. It was a long day but so well worth it. We would definitely recommend this trip to anyone going to Ireland for the first time. We loved the comfort of the train with the bathrooms which is important on a long trip. We absolutely loved the beautiful scenery, and we loved the amazing history. It is now a wonderful memory for us. Thank you!!

  • Great tour...don't forget to kiss the Blarney Stone!

  • The Blarney Castle was very nice and had plenty of time to tour the castle kiss the Blarney Stone and have lunch in the town, the train ride to Cork was nice and relaxing too.

  • The train ride was pleasant and we got there early enough so the line wasn't too long. Was able to kiss the Blarney stone without too much difficulty just FYI it was not as I expected. Had time to eat lunch at a restaurant. Would've like a little more time to wander through the shops, but all in all, it was a great trip. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Amazing trip! Blarney castle and grounds were beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed the day.

  • Blarney castle is a must . I would have enjoyed some additional stops on the way .

  • This is a great tour. We loved the train ride and eating breakfast on the train. The food was good and the staff was great. It is an early start to the day, but you can certainly catch a nap on the train.
    When you get to Blarney Castle, if you want to kiss the stone, you really need to head there first. We stood in line for probably about an hour or more. The staircases up are narrow, but none of our group of 5 had a problem with it. Because of the time that took we were a little rushed in getting food and doing our shopping so a bit more time there would have been nice.
    We had some extra time with our tour so we stopped at a cemetery that our guide was able to tell us about and we also stopped at a church that was just beautiful. They were not scheduled stops on the original tour, but was nice we got to see them. Brian was our guide and he was very knowledgeable.
    The last stop for the day was the Titantic exhibition which was actually really neat. We weren't sure what we would make of it, but it was really interesting to read the stories and see the pictures.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • This tour was combined with another tour. This caused quite a bit of confusion at the train station and in Cobh. Great shopping in Blarney...most did not tour Blarney castle due to weather conditions, so we just had to experience some great shopping!

  • This is a long day and to start off be aware that there is no leisurely breakfast on board as it stated on the listing. When I asked about it we were told there is a trolley coming. Then 45 minutes later we were offered chips, muffin and soda. I wish I would have known that and purchased a proper breakfast to bring on the train. There was 5 of us so we were all grumbling about that misrepresentation. BUT....the tour and travel was great, no commentary along the way on the train, which kind of surprised me. This was such a great way to travel since we chose not to get a car and drive on the wrong side of the road. The Blarney Castle and Cork were both great. Also visited the prettiest church. Never rushed and very informative. Also lots of great shopping at Blarney. Bring your own breakfast and you will love it!

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