Royal Travel Inspiration
Sep 20, 2022 · By Vacations By Rail
Queen Elizabeth II was the most well-traveled British monarch in history, cultivate some vacation inspiration from some of these notable trips.Read more
Across the Irish Sea on the northwest tip of Europe is a land of immense history and grand adventures: Ireland. Affectionately known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland is a showcase of breathtaking seascapes, rolling green hills and tranquil lakes. Dramatic cliffs frame the coastline, and ancient castles and ruins are peppered throughout the country, hinting at the grandeur of yesteryear. Travel Ireland by train with one of our tour packages and experience this enchanting land for yourself.
Ireland tours often depart from Dublin or other major cities, such as Belfast or Limerick. During your time in these metropolises, enjoy guided tours that present points of interest either on foot or by motorcoach. In Dublin, popular attractions include St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity College and the Book of Kells. Belfast is home to the Titanic Museum, which details the history of the world's most infamous ship. Limerick's medieval old town features centuries-old row houses and a castle, town square and cathedral that date back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Venturing out into Ireland by train puts some of the country's most iconic sights at your fingertips, as well. Tour the Ring of Kerry in Killarney, gaze over at the rough water below from the Cliffs of Moher or marvel at the endless stretch of basalt columns at Giant's Causeway. Ireland castle tours voyage between the country's most impressive fortresses, such as Hillsborough Castle and Blarney Castle, home to the famous Blarney Stone.
Embark on a luxury train tour of Ireland aboard the Belmond Grand Hibernian, and enjoy an intimate atmosphere highlighted by traditional Irish furnishings and accommodations for a limited number of guests. Alternatively, select one of the train vacations that include time in both Ireland and Scotland for a trip filled with legend and lore.
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