Ireland train vacation, wild Atlantic way

£1795To£1895 excluding flights
8 Days
Tailor made
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Price (pp) for 2 adults sharing a double/twin room for 7 nights B&B.
Includes train travel described, private return transfer from Cork to Kinsale, a group foodie walking tour, a guided walking tour, a private tour in Co Care & a boat trip in Galway.
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Description of Ireland train vacation, wild Atlantic way


Price information

£1795To£1895 excluding flights
Price (pp) for 2 adults sharing a double/twin room for 7 nights B&B.
Includes train travel described, private return transfer from Cork to Kinsale, a group foodie walking tour, a guided walking tour, a private tour in Co Care & a boat trip in Galway.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

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Vacation information

Travel flight free
Traveling to Ireland flight-free has never been easier, thanks to the number of ferry routes existing between the Emerald Isle and mainland Britain. The most convenient route for this rail tour would be from Holyhead in North Wales to Dublin. Holyhead is well-connected by the mainline rail network. There is also an overnight service from Liverpool, or you can travel from Cainryan in Southwest Scotland to Belfast and from there connect by express train to Dublin.
Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.


1 Reviews of Ireland train vacation, wild Atlantic way

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2022 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The wonderful coastal and mountain scenery of counties Cork and Kerry, and the traditional music in the pubs. Friendliness of both locals and other tourists.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

The location of the accommodation determines where you'll be staying each evening. However, any guide-book will be suggesting lots of itinerary possibilities and you could end up wanting to go everywhere and see everything. That would entail a lot of driving and the coastal roads out and along the peninsulas and over mountain passes are narrow and winding so you really can't rush to get to places. Leave yourself plenty of time. Do your research prior to the trip and decide what your must-sees are ahead of arrival.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely - we stayed in small-scale, family-run accommodation, ate in local restaurants and booked a folk-concert, boat-trip, and kayak trip locally. It would be difficult to do this trip without driving, unless maybe cycling but maybe the roads are not ideal for that.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


We are constantly increasing our range of public transport vacations to provide options for those who wish to actively choose low-carbon transport options while on vacation. The Wild Atlantic Way is traditionally regarded as a car touring vacation – we have carefully orchestrated this vacation so that you can explore the world-famous scenery without the need to drive.

Where possible, the travel throughout this vacation is by train. Private transfers are only added in order to reach locations beyond the end of the railway line. One of the guided excursions is a walking tour, and another is a boat trip around Galway harbour.

We are members of AITO – The Association of Independent Tour Operators and adhere to their strict environmental code of conduct.

The internet is our main marketing channel. We produce a limited amount of printed materials on request by customers, but we are constantly seeking to reduce our paper documentation where possible. Our preferred method of providing vacation documents is via an app. We also ensure that any leftover marketing materials are recycled.


For us, true sustainability is promoting and maintaining a way of life in remote and often rural locations, providing a key source of income for members of the local community. Where possible, we will always work with locally-owned and managed businesses in order to provide an authentic experience in each destination. All transfers and tours are conducted by local people who share our values and commitment to sustainable travel. If available, we always partner with small – usually family-owned – accommodation in each location.

We strive to ensure that interaction with the local community is always at the heart of the experience. Each of the guided excursions in this tour are led by local companies and individuals – some of whom have lived in the area for their entire lives – to ensure that our customers experience each destination with someone who knows its every inch. The jaunting car tour in Killarney, for example, has been run by the same family for generations.

We directly employ a small team in central Glasgow who travel to work by public transport, cycling or on foot. Each member of our staff undertakes at least two educational visits in a year, so we can always recommend and include the best local restaurants and experiences. We stick to our promise that we won’t send you anywhere we haven’t been ourselves. The whole team share our values of environmental and sustainable responsibility.

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