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Dublin & Belfast by Rail tour

Dublin & Belfast by Rail

Great Value Vacations
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
6 days
From: $ 1,213 $ 202 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Take in Dublin's artisanal food scene with the Delicious Dublin walking tour
  • Take the Etihad Skyline Tour Walk in Dublin's GAA museum
  • Picnic in Cave Hill County Park to see all of Belfast spread out before you
  • See Belfast's Ulster Folk Museum for a peek into history
  • Check out the Guinness Storehouse before you leave Dublin!

Short Description

Choose a 5, 6, or 7-night experience in two of Ireland's major cities!

Explore two capital cities on this five-night getaway! Begin in lively Dublin, where you can knock back a drink in the famous Temple Bar after a whirlwind of castles, museums, bridges, and cathedrals. The Dublin Pass will give you two days of entry to Dublin's most popular attractions as well as hop-on/hop-off bus privileges. While you're there, don't miss the famous Dublin zoo or the Irish Whiskey Museum.

Trip Type N/A
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Dublin
End City Dublin

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Dublin (DUB)
  • 2 nights in Dublin at the North Star Hotel or the Ashling Hotel
  • Dublin Pass (2-Day)
  • Rail ticket from Dublin to Belfast (standard class)
  • 2 nights in Belfast at the Europa Hotel
  • Admission to the Titanic Experience
  • Rail ticket from Belfast to Dublin (standard class)
  • 1 night in Dublin at the North Star Hotel or the Ashling Hotel
  • Breakfast Daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Dublin!

Accommodation: North Star Hotel and Ashling Hotel

Arrive at the airport and collect your belongings. After checking in, activate your Dublin Pass so you can jump right into exploring.

Once settled, venture forth and discover the city at your leisure! Treat yourself to an authentic Irish dinner or perhaps a drink at Dublin's oldest pub, The Brazen Head, which has been pouring pints since 1198.

The Dublin Pass (2 Days)

 The Dublin Pass provides access to more than 30 of Dublin’s top attractions including the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Zoo, Old Jameson Distillery plus fast track privileges at almost all of the busiest and most sought-after attractions!

Includes:

  • Two Day Dublin Pass
  • Free entry to 33 major Dublin attractions (some with skip-the-line privileges!)
  • Additional benefits, offers and discounts
  • Guidebook and map
  • 24-Hour Dublin Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Pass

Day 2: Dublin

Take advantage of your included Dublin Pass, which gives you access to more than 30 of Dublin’s top attractions. Explore the historical and spiritual highlights of the city, from the Christ Church Cathedral (also Dublin's oldest building) to the imposing St. Patrick's Cathedral. In the afternoon, wind down with a stroll through the courtyard of Dublin Cathedral.

You could also take a deep dive into Dublin's drinking culture; pay a visit to the Guinness Storehouse or the Teeling Whiskey Distillery and discover the magic behind brewing your favorite Irish sips and spirits.

A Tip For Your Trip: Your Dublin Pass comes with a pass for the 24-hour Hop-on/Hop-off bus; see the sights from atop a double decker bus or use it to seamlessly navigate around the city.

Day 3: Dublin - Belfast

Accommodation: Europa Hotel-Belfast

Take the train to Belfast today and experience a ride on the comfortable Irish Rail. Once settled in, head over to Belfast Castle and explore its stunning exterior and vast territory. Thanks to its position 400 feet above sea level, you'll also be treated to panoramic views of the city.

Train to Belfast

Day 4: Belfast

Explore the highlights of Northern Ireland's capital city; pay a visit to the award-winning Titanic Belfast,  the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland! You'll have the chance to explore nine galleries telling the story of the Titanic, from its creation in Belfast in the early 1900s, to its famous maiden voyage and tragic end. You'll also learn about the discovery of the wreck and the contemporary undersea exploration.

Time willing, consider paying a visit to the Botanical Gardens, an important part of Belfast's Victorian history. Visit the picturesque rose garden or stroll through the tropical palm house. Within the property of the gardens you'll also find the Ulster Museum, home to a massive collection of works from painted masterpieces to important archaeological finds.

A Tip For Your Trip: Admission to the Ulster museum is free!

Titanic Belfast

Experience the tumultuous history of the ill-fated Titanic in this interactive exhibit, located right beside the site of this world-famous ship's construction!

Housed in an iconic six-floor building, this state-of-the-art visitor experience features nine interpretive and interactive galleries that explore the sights, sounds, smells and stories of Titanic, as well as the City and people which made her. Fly through the shipyard, travel to the depths of the ocean and uncover the true legend of Titanic, in the city where it all began.

Day 5: Belfast - Dublin

Accommodation: North Star Hotel and Ashling Hotel

Take the Irish Rail back to Ireland's capital city today. Explore the literary gems of the city; the illuminated manuscript the Book of Kells is a must-see. You may recognize Trinity College's iconic Long Room, which has served as inspiration for many film sets.

Head to the courtyard of Dublin Castle, where you'll find the Chester Beatty Library - a museum dedicated to the art of the written words with permanent and rotating collections sure to satisfy any bibliophile.

In the evening head to the Temple Bar district to experience its famed nightlife; treat yourself to a pint of Guinness at a local pub (preferably one offering live music) - the perfect way to celebrate your last night in Ireland.

A Tip For Your Trip: Entrance to the Chester Beatty Library is free. There is a fee to visit the Book of Kells, but admission includes entry to the Trinity College Long Room, so you can explore both highlights in one go!

Train to Dublin

Day 6: Depart Ireland

Make your way to Dublin Airport (DUB) in accordance with your flight today.

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