Magical Ireland 7 nights Rail Tour
Air from Saint John Included

Daily Departures in 2017-2018

Discover some of Ireland’s scenic wonders with a variety of historical and cultural places of interest on this 7-day rail tour. See famous Irish attractions such as Blarney Castle, the Rock of Cashel, Dunguaire Castle & the Cliffs of Moher, and gain a colourful picture of the Emerald Island and its inhabitants!  

Price per person double from CA $2,875
  •     Air from Saint John to Duiblin
  •     Arrival & departure airport transfers
  •     6 nights 3* hotel accommodation with breakfast daily
  •     Economy Class rail travel between cities
  •     Evening Irish Musical Pub Crawl
  •     Dublin Hop-on/Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour 24-hour
  •     Full-day Cork & Blarney Castle
  •     Full-day Cliffs of Moher & Burren Day Tour
  •     Air & Hotel Taxes*
  •     Manulife Cancellation & Interruption Insurance**

*Municipal City Tourist tax is not included & payable directly to the hotel.
**Insurance based on Age up to 54 years old (please call us for Insurance quote for age over 55)
Prices are  for SATURDAY arrivals. Please ask us for the exact rate for the date you plan to travel. Supplements may be applicable. 4* Hotels, single, triple & child rates on request where available. 

Day 1 Dublin
Arriving in Dublin you’ll find your private driver waiting and ready to bring you to your hotel to check in and where you can enjoy a few hours to relax before this evening’s introduction of life in Dublin during an exciting Irish Musical Pub Crawl. Led by two professional musicians performing tunes and songs while telling the story of Irish Music and its influences on contemporary world music, You will visit famous pubs and bars in the Temple Bar area. All pubs are privately booked, with private bar and in close proximity to each other. At the end of the tour return to your hotel for a well-earned sleep.
Day 2 Dublin
Experience all the history and culture of Dublin in one visit with your 24 hour hop-on hop-off pass visiting many of Dublin’s most popular attractions. You can hop-off at any time to go visit attractions like Dublin Zoo, the Guinness Storehouse or The Book of Kells in Trinity College. Your guide will point out all the most famous landmarks and points of interest along the way, showing you where famous Dubliners like James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (among others) lived and spent their time. (B)
Day 3 Cork & Blarney
An early morning departure from Dublin sees you heading south through the County Kildare. Visit the Blarney Castle, built by the McCarthy clan over 600 years ago, it still retains its old world charm with its towers, battlements and gated entrance built on a rocky outcrop. Kiss the Blarney stone, situated on the parapets of the castle, to gain the gift of eloquence - that is the ability to persuade people and being able to talk yourself out of trouble. Visit Cork city, a cosmopolitan city with a young population. Maybe have some lunch at the English Market (now with a very international flavour), go marvel at the Gothic St. Finbar's Cathedral, or ring the bells of Shandon at St. Anne's church for a small fee. Cork is home to Murphy's ale and the Ford Tractor factory. Visit the Rock of Cashel, a multi-period monastic site, which was a fortress before it became the seat of the bishop of the diocese of Cashel. Visit the Great Cathedral, the hall of Vicars Choral, Cormack's Chapel (with one of Ireland's best preserved Irish frescoes and Romanesque architecture) and a Round tower. a return to Dublin is planned for around 7 pm. (B)
Day 4 Dublin | Galway
With a journey time of around 3 hours, you’ll travel today from Dublin in the west to Galway in the east where you will find your hotel located centrally and ideal for exploring the town on foot. Settle in at your hotel and then set out to enjoy your new surroundings. (B)
Day 5 Cliffs of Moher & Burren
 Your tour sets out this morning along Galway Bay, where your first stop is at the fishing village of Kinvara to see Dunguaire Castle & into The Burren- home to 75% of Ireland's native flora & location of numerous ancient monuments many of which we visit including the Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, the 5,800 year old Poulnabrone Dolmen and Ballyalban Fairy Fort- home of little men with green hats and orange beards! Stopping also at Kilfenora to see the famous Celtic Crosses (Irish High Crosses), we make our way to the coastal village of Doolin for our lunch stop before visiting the 200-metre high, 8kms long Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy stunning views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Aran Islands and take your time to soak up the natural beauty of the Cliffs of Moher (minimum 1.5 hour stop- FREE admission to Cliffs!). We return via the Coast Road with views of Galway Bay and the Aran Islands, making a short stop to walk on the lunar like landscape of the Burren and take in sights such as Leprechaun Head before returning to Galway around 6 pm. (B)
Day 6 Galway | Dublin
Today you’ll return to the railway station for your journey back to Dublin and to your Dublin hotel. The remainder of today is yours to pass as you choose with perhaps some last minute souvenir shopping. (B)
Day 7 Dublin
Today marks the end of your Magical Ireland Tour. At a time to suit your departing flight your driver will arrive to bring you to the airport with ample time for check in for your return flight. (B)

Hotels:
    
Dublin | Fleet Street Hotel 3*
Situated in the heart of Dublin City's Temple Bar, The Fleet Street Hotel is perfectly located for visiting the capital. Refurbished in autumn 2011, each of the 70 guest rooms has been tastefully decorated as contemporary, bright and stylish. Connected to the Hotel is the landmark O'Sullivan's Pub where guests can experience the ambiance and hospitality of an Irish pub. Food is served daily and traditional live Irish music is played in the pub every Friday and Saturday night. It is also an ideal corporate accommodation given its super location for those attending business meetings or events in Dublin's many unique city centre venues such as the CCD(Convention Centre Dublin), Trinity College, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Surgeons. The hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from O' Connell Street and Dublin's famous shopping street, Grafton Street. It is very close to Airport bus routes with stops located nearby.
Galway | Eyre Square Hotel 3*
Eyre Square Hotel is located just off Eyre Square and walking distance from many of the city’s iconic landmarks such as Spanish Arch, The Sportsgrounds, and Galway Shopping Centre and markets.   All guest rooms are warm, inviting and ideal to relax in, after a day of discovering Galway City’s attractions. With en-suite bathrooms, cable TV, tea & coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi guest rooms have all the amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The Red Square Bar at the Eyre Square Hotel is one of Galway’s most popular bars. Serving a wide range of beers, drinks and beverages and with its reputation for good value and service it is popular amongst tourists and locals alike.  In the morning enjoy a full Irish breakfast or choose from one of our healthier alternatives. In the evening eat at our Le Bistro Restaurant where you can choose from our menu of traditional and classic European favourites.


Dublin | Brooks Hotel 4*
Situated only minutes from Grafton Street in the fashionable heart of Dublin City, Brooks Hotel is the perfect place to stay, whether for business or pleasure. This boutique hotel has everything you could possibly need on it's doorstep.  Classic Rooms have a home-from-home feel and are generously sized with tasteful décor. The furniture in each room has been specially handcrafted in Galway by Beola Crafts. Potted plants and art work add individuality to each room.  Room service is available and a daily turn-down service is provided to all guests, including a pillow menu for extra comforts. Guests also have access to the hotel’s Private Residents’ Lounge and Gym.  

Galway | Hotel Meyrick 4*
Superbly located, overlooking Eyre Square, Hotel Meyrick is elegance itself and combines Victorian grace with the best in Irish hospitality. The Grand Dame of Galway hotels, the Meyrick is just a 1-minute walk from both the train and bus stations. Guests seeking a city break in Galway will find the city centre Hotel Meyrick an ideal choice.   When staying at the Hotel Meyrick, you are within strolling distance of the best shops in Galway, theatres, bars with traditional Irish music and the many Galway restaurants of the Latin Quarter. Hotel Meyrick provides luxury accommodation on Eyre Square with complimentary wi-fi and complimentary access to the spa on the 5th floor. Standard bedrooms are decorated in a modern, contemporary theme with soft and mellow lighting. Described as city centre havens perched above the streets of Galway, the standard rooms at Hotel Meyrick range from 20m² - 22m² with en-suite bathrooms.  All hotel rooms at Hotel Meyrick are equipped with complimentary wi-fi, flat screen TV and in room amenities.  
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday............9.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Saturday....................10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Sunday.............................................Closed
Later appointments 5.00 PM - 8.00 PM available upon request
info@marvelloustravel.com
Tel: (506) 663-3333
Address: 473C Millidge Avenue Saint John, NB, E2K 2N3, Canada