Irish Heritage Steam & The Ring of Kerry by Air

Join us for a unique adventure across the beautiful Emerald Isle, in association with the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland. Relive memories of a bygone era as a historic locomotive, along with vintage carriages, takes us on a wonderful steam-hauled journey across southern Ireland’s unspoilt landscapes. From rugged mountains to lush green valleys, sit back, relax and admire the ever-changing vistas. We also enjoy a tour of the glorious scenery of The Ring of Kerry and time exploring the cosmopolitan city of Dublin.

Travel Options

Holiday Highlights

  • Return flights to Dublin*
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Ireland
  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast in Ireland
  • Heritage steam train journey from Dublin to Killarney
  • Scenic coach tour of the Ring of Kerry
  • Guided city tour of Dublin
  • Escorted by a tour manager in Ireland

    Prefer a slightly longer tour? Why not book our 8-day Southern Ireland Steam Train Adventure instead? Options to travel by coach or by air.

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Selection of Hotels

We’ll stay at a selection of comfortable hotels during our tour such as the City West on the outskirts of Dublin and the Innisfallen close to Killarney. Both are of a similar, well-appointed standard with en-suite facilities and in-house bar and restaurant.

Single Supplements Apply

Day 1
We fly to Dublin airport where we transfer to our overnight hotel in the Dublin area.

Day 2 - Steam train journey from Dublin Connolly to Killarney
We board our heritage train at Dublin Connolly station and enjoy a scenic steam-hauled journey through the breathtaking Irish countryside, crossing the River Liffey on a six arch viaduct and passing through the Curragh, a 5,000 acre plain that has been associated with horse racing for centuries.  After the town of Mallow, we travel through the Valley of the River Blackwater, passing many megalithic tombs, standing stones and moated sites, before disembarking in the charming town of Killarney, on the edge of the Killarney National Park.

Later, we check in to our hotel close to Killarney where we stay for the next two nights.

Day 3 - Scenic coach tour of the Ring of Kerry
Our excursion today takes us on a scenic coach tour of the Ring of Kerry, through some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes Ireland has to offer. From rolling hills, tranquil lakes and dramatic mountain passes to a rugged coastline and white-sand beaches, we drink in this glorious scenery, passing through charming towns such as Killorglin, Waterville and Kenmare.

Day 4 - Dublin with guided city tour
We head back to Dublin today, where we enjoy a guided city tour. Just some of the sights in this city include the historic Temple Bar area, known as the entertainment and cultural quarter of Dublin, and Trinity College, the oldest university in Ireland set in 40 acres of cobbled squares, gardens and parks, and we see some of the key city highlights on our tour.

Afterwards, we head to our hotel in the Dublin area where we spend the last night of our trip.

Day 5:
We transfer to Dublin airport for our return flight home.

Please note:
Just Go! Holidays and the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland (RPSI) will make every effort to supply the train as indicated but cannot be held liable for non-appearance due to mechanical failures, industrial disputes, line closures or other circumstances beyond their reasonable control.

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

Hotel transfers may be in shared vehicles. You may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Holiday operated by Just Go! Holidays under ATOL No.10889