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Tour to Cork by Train
Photo 1 / 3: Annie Moore became the first ever emigrant to be processed in Ellis Island
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Kiss the Blarney Stone on this tour to Country Cork. Then uncover the stories of the millions of Irish emigrants who set sail from Cobh to make new lives in America.
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Relax onboard a train as you make your way to County Cork. Visit Blarney Castle, one of the oldest and most historic castles in Ireland, and home to the Blarney Stone—said to bestow the gift of eternal eloquence upon all those who kiss it.

Continue to Cobh, a pleasant port town situated on one of the islands in Cork harbour. Visit the Queenstown Story in the restored railway station and learn about the 2 1/2 million people who sailed from here to America between 1845 and 1950.

Inclusions :
  • Guided coach tour to Blarney Castle and Cobh
  • Roundtrip train transfer from Dublin to Cork
  • Reserved seats and host on the train
  • Admission to Blarney Castle
  • Admission to the Queenstown Story
  • Fuel surcharges
  • Information pack, including detailed itinerary
  • Live commentary in English (other languages available for groups of 20 or more)

13 hours


Departure time and location:
7 AM; from Dublin Heuston Station (check-in 6:40 AM)

Return time and location:
8 PM; from Dublin Heuston Station

Please arrive at Heuston Station at 6:40 AM for your scheduled 7 AM train departure. Meals and refreshments are not provided and must be paid for separately. Commentary is available in English only (other languages available for groups of 20 or more). Coaches are not wheelchair accessible. Participants should bring sunglasses, a rain jacket, and camera. Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Redemption instructions

After booking your tour, simply follow these 3 easy steps:
1. Print
your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Take all vouchers with you.
3. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; you must exchange one voucher per person.

How to exchange your voucher(s):
On the day of your tour, bring your voucher(s) to Heuston Station. Please present your voucher(s) to one of the Railtours representatives wearing bright yellow jackets with the company logo on. Please arrive at 6:40 AM for a 7 AM train departure.
Terms and conditions

Railtours Ireland cannot be held liable in the event of an attraction being closed. Due to operational reasons it may, on occasion, be necessary to alter certain itineraries. Railtours Ireland reserves the right to cancel tours if industrial or other action affects any of the components which make up our tour. Railtours Ireland acts as agent only and can not be held responsible for any damage, loss, accident, delay, irregularity, injury to person or property whatsoever or howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with excursion, tour or transfer. Passengers travel at their own risk and our liability for any claim whatsoever is limited only to the price of the ticket.

Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 24 hours before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.