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Destination   Emerald Isle Explorer



Emerald Isle Explorer

Join us for 9 days of Steam Trains & Stunning Scenery on a tour of Ireland.
With high class hotels, lovely scenery and world-class attractions, a journey to Ireland is the perfect way to escape to another world without venturing far from home.



Fares

Fares from
Pullman Style Dining £3995
Premier Dining £2995
Premium Standard £1995


Trip Specific Information


  • 1 night in Dublin
  • 2 nights in Galway
  • 3 nights in Killarney
  • 2 nights in Kilkenny


Payment schedule: 25% deposit due at the time of booking, further 25% due by the 3rd of December 2022, final balance due by 3rd of February 2023.

WHAT'S INCLUDED


  • 8 nights' hotel accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis.
  • Luggage porterage service between the train and your hotel
  • Coach transfers between the train and your hotel when appropriate
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board the train
  • Pullman Style Dining passengers will be welcomed on board with a glass of Champagne and will receive a light meal on board the train on days 2, 4, 7 and 9, served with a half bottle of wine per person. They will also receive dinner in their hotel on days 2, 4 and 7.
  • Premier Dining passengers will be welcomed on board with a glass of Bucks Fizz and will receive a light meal on board the train on days 2, 4, 7 and 9. They will also receive dinner in their hotel on days 2, 4, and 7.
  • A team of helpful staff both on board the train and at all hotels to ensure you have a memorable and enjoyable holiday with us

OPTIONAL EXTRAS


  • A choice of optional excursions by road coach or steam (supplement applies). Final details about optional excursions will be confirmed in early 2023.
  • We will be offering the option of an optional transfer by train and ferry from England to Dublin at the start at end of the holiday. This would include an extra night's stay in Dublin on Day 9. The price will be confirmed shortly, approximately 12 months before travel.
  • Please note single supplements apply for single passengers for the hotel accommodation.


Locomotive


This tour is planned to be steam-hauled throughout. The RPSI have a number of steam locomotives and the mainstay for our tour will be old favourite V Class No. 85 Merlin, built in 1932 for express passenger trains.  Merlin will be joined by No. 171, Slieve Gullion, an express passenger locomotive builtin 1913 which will be making its debut on our tour.


The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland owns a total of 9 steam locos, to the Irish gauge of 5ft 3in.

This tour is likely to be hauled by one of three locomotives: No. 461 Dublin & South Eastern Railway K2 Class, No. 4 LMS WT Class or No. 85 Great Northern Railway 'V' Class.


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The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Estimated Timings Outward Return
Dublin Connolly 0830 2130
Emerald Isle Explorer NA NA


Trip:

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Departs:

Wednesday 3rd May 2023

From:

Dublin Connolly

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