4 Day Grand Atlantic Tour Railtours

Railtours Ireland First Class

INFORMATION

4 Day Grand Atlantic Tour Railtours: €716 per Adult

A four day tour to the South and South West of Ireland taking in Cork, Blarney Castle, The Queenstown Story and then from Killarney, touring the Ring of Kerry along the Wild Atlantic Way. The tour also takes in the Cliffs of Moher and Galway city and Connemara, returning to Dublin by train from Galway.

Kiss The Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab, enjoy the picture postcard coastal town of Cobh, with it’s imposing Cathedral, spend the night in Killarney and tour the ring of Kerry.

Visit the imposing Cliffs of Moher, the lunar landscape of the Burren, beautiful Galway Bay & City and Tour spectacular Connemara all with Railtours Ireland First Class.

 

PRICE

Adult : €716.00
Student : €656.00
Child: €616.00

TOUR DEPARTS

07:00 Dublin Heuston Station
Arrive into Cork Kent Station for 09:35

 TOUR RETURNS

21:45 Dublin Heuston Station

 

FEATURES

  • 4 Day trip from Dublin to the South and South West of Ireland
  • Visit Cork and Blarney Castle, kiss Ireland’s most famous landmark – the Blarney Stone
  • Enjoy two evenings in Killarney and one in Galway City
  • Tour the Ring of Kerry
  • Visit the imposing Cliffs of Moher
  • Explore Spectular Connemara

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Railtours Ireland First Class operates Monday to Thursday and Saturday
  • B&B Accommodation in Killarney
  • Information pack provided & Friendly, professional local guide
  • Lunch not included in the tour price
  • Check in 20 minutes early at Heuston Station for The Grand Atlantic Tour departure at 7am

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INFORMATION

4 Day Grand Atlantic Tour Railtours: €716 per Adult

A four day tour to the South and South West of Ireland taking in Cork, Blarney Castle, The Queenstown Story and then from Killarney, touring the Ring of Kerry along the Wild Atlantic Way. The tour also takes in the Cliffs of Moher and Galway city and Connemara, returning to Dublin by train from Galway.

Kiss The Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab, enjoy the picture postcard coastal town of Cobh, with it’s imposing Cathedral, spend the night in Killarney and tour the ring of Kerry.

Visit the imposing Cliffs of Moher, the lunar landscape of the Burren, beautiful Galway Bay & City and Tour spectacular Connemara all with Railtours Ireland First Class.

 

PRICE

Adult : €716.00
Student : €656.00
Child: €616.00

TOUR DEPARTS

07:00 Dublin Heuston Station
Arrive into Cork Kent Station for 09:35

 TOUR RETURNS

21:45 Dublin Heuston Station

 

FEATURES

  • 4 Day trip from Dublin to the South and South West of Ireland
  • Visit Cork and Blarney Castle, kiss Ireland’s most famous landmark – the Blarney Stone
  • Enjoy two evenings in Killarney and one in Galway City
  • Tour the Ring of Kerry
  • Visit the imposing Cliffs of Moher
  • Explore Spectular Connemara

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Railtours Ireland First Class operates Monday to Thursday and Saturday
  • B&B Accommodation in Killarney
  • Information pack provided & Friendly, professional local guide
  • Lunch not included in the tour price
  • Check in 20 minutes early at Heuston Station for The Grand Atlantic Tour departure at 7am

4 Day Grand Atlantic Tour

Dublin-Cork

6.40pm check in for departure at 7am from Dublin Heuston Station to Cork City. Travel in style across Ireland to Cork, enjoy on board services and the comfort of rail travel. Upon arrival in Cork City we transfer to coach and head to through the city and on to our first stop, Blarney Village

Blarney Castle

Built in 1446 Blarney Castle is a world famous landmark and one of the prettiest setting in Ireland. Don’t forget to kiss the Blarney stone to get the Irish gift of the gab! Explore historical Blarney village, with its array of quaint shops and restaurants, grab lunch- as this will be the only opportunity during the day to have a substantial meal.

Cork City and Cobh

We say good bye to Blarney and head back to Cork for a short city tour of the Southern Capital. Cork sits on an island on the River Lee and has a fascinating history at the heart of the rebel county. After out short city tour, we head to the picturesque coastal town of Cobh, Home to the imposing St. Colman’s Cathedral and the last port of call of the Titanic. After a visit to St. Colman’s, we follow the sea front, past the former While Star Line offices en route to Cobh’s Victorian railway stations. Now the Cobh heritage centre, the beautifully restored station is houses stories of the Great Famine and subsequent Irish Emigration, 3 million Irish people left Ireland via Cóbh, (principally to the United States) including Annie Moore, whose memorial statue is located in front of the heritage centre. Cobh was also the tragic location of the sinking of the Lusitania, and the refuge for all of the survivors. Cóbh is also the headquarters of the Irish Navy and you will most likely see some navy ships.

Cobh to Killarney

Travel in style across the south west, as we transfer to a local train to Killarney. Enjoy on board services and the comfort of rail travel. Check into your accommodation before spending the evening exploring Killarney town, with its quaint local pubs and restaurants, at your leisure.

Ring of Kerry

Enjoy an Irish Breakfast in your B&B before heading by coach to tour the famous Ring of Kerry. There are lots of stops along the way around this 180km (110 mile) route including a visit to the Kerry Bog Village Museum, which gives people an insight into how people lived and worked in rural Ireland in the 18th century. The Ring of Kerry is dominated by the highest mountains in Ireland, the MacGillycuddy Reeks and the tour meanders through many of the mountain passes and valleys on the way to Dingle Bay. The tours follow the ring of Kerry to the picturesque villages of Waterville and Sneem, were we stop for lunch. The tour returns to Killarney tour via the amazing Ladies View and Killarney National Park. You have the evening to relax and enjoy Killarney town with its wonderful pubs and restaurants.

Killarney-Bunratty Castle

Enjoy your continental breakfast at Lesiure before departing Killarney by road to Limerick to join the Bunratty Castle and Cliffs of Moher Tour. We take a city tour of Limerick, the setting of Frank McCourt’s classic novel and Hollywood movie, ‘Angels Ashes’ and home to St. John’s Castle. From the mighty banks of the river Shannon we travel onto Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. A 15th Century stronghold, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is the most complete and authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. Built in 1425 The Castle was restored to its former medieval splendour in 1954 and now contains mainly 15th and 16th century furnishings, tapestries, and works of art, which capture the feel and mood of the era.

Cliffs of Moher

From Bunratty we make our way across picturesque county Clare to Doolin village and lunch in a traditional Irish pub. After an enjoyable lunch, we visitor the majestic Cliffs of Moher. The Cliffs rise to over 200 meters (nearly 700 feet) and stretch for over 5km (3 miles) along Ireland’s dramatic Atlantic coast. Visit O’Brien’s Tower, perched on the edge of the cliffs and learn all about the history and geology of the cliffs in the Visitor centre-admission included.

The Burren and Galway Bay

The drive north from The Cliffs of Moher takes in part of the Wild Atlantic Way and some of the most specular scenery in Ireland. Visit The Burren, with its famed lunar like landscape. The Burren is a national park and the word ‘Burren’ comes from the Irish Language, it means ‘rocky place’. The coach continues on to Black Head and its idyllic lighthouse, the most northerly tip of County Clare, Black Head commands a magnificent view of the whole of Galway Bay from its western barrier of the Aran Islands to Oranmore Bay east of Galway City, a truly wonderful sight.

Galway City

From Black head we continue up the coast to Galway City. Check into your 4 star hotel and enjoy Ireland’s western Capital with it’s wonderful array of traditional pubs and restaurants. Galway is always buzzing with music and life. Spend the night in the vibrant city centre.

Connemara & Kylemore Abbey

Enjoy an Irish Breakfast in your hotel before heading by coach to Connemara, one of Ireland’s most scenic regions. We whisk you from the city towards Lough Corrib, the gateway to Connemara. Enjoy the specular views as we journey to Maam Cross, the Connemara “crossroads”, where the 1950’s John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara film “The Quiet Man”, was filmed. The Tour continues north to Leenane, Letterfrack National Park and the famous kylemore Abbey. Lunch in Kylemore on the banks of Pollacapall Lough, the Abbey is an 18th century castle now owned by the Benedictine nuns who run an excellent pottery, gift shop and restaurant.

Clifden- Spiddal

From Kylemore Abbey we turn south and on to colourful Clifden, one of Ireland’s most picturesque village, beloved by walkers, cyclists, hikers and anglers. The road takes us back through Maam Cross and on to the Gaeltacht or Irish speaking area of Connemara where Irish is still the everyday spoken language. Take in the wonderful views and enjoy the numerous photo stops as we meander towards Galway bay. The shores of the bay take in the villages of Inverin and Spiddal, with the Aran Islands and The Burren visible in the distance, truly a wonderful sight as the sun sets over the north Atlantic.

Galway City –Dublin

Your day winds back to Galway City and the train to Dublin, arrival at 21.45. You can choose to either return to Dublin via rail or spend the night and return the following day with your open ended return rail ticket. (Accommodation is not included) Railtours First Class returns to Dublin at 9.45pm via Athenry, Tullamore and Athlone.

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DEPARTURE POINT - HEUSTON STATION

BLARNEY CASTLE-CORK

CORK CITY

COBH, Co.Cork

CLIFF OF MOHER

THE BURREN

GALWAY

CONNEMARA

KYLEMORE ABBEY

CLIFDEN

KILLARNEY

RING OF KERRY

BUNRATTY CASTLE

Contact Details

Dualway Coaches Ltd, Keatings
Park, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
Tel: 00353 (0) 1 4580054
Email: info@dualway.com

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Ethos

The Dualway Group

Irish, privately-operated, premium Dublin-based transport and tourism operator specialising in passenger transport, sightseeing tours and Dublin visitor hospitality

Vision

To be a vibrant force in the world of transport and tourism by transporting customer experiences to new heights.

Mission

The Dualway Group is an innovative transport and tourism company caring for the needs of its customers, employees and affiliates…. through its commitment to safety, positive teamwork, and the friendly delivery of exceptional products and services.

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Values

The Dualway Group

Irish, privately-operated, premium Dublin-based transport and tourism operator specialising in passenger transport, sightseeing tours and Dublin visitor hospitality

Values

Customer Focused
Customers come first

Safety Focused
Safety is never compromised

Quality through Excellence
Delivering excellence by providing consistent Quality products and services and immaculately presented staff, vehicles and premises

Success Oriented

Achieving customer and industry recognition as market leader, having fun at work and maintaining profitability

Eco/ Socially Aware
Protecting the environment for future generations and remaining committed to involved charitable fundraising activity

Innovative – visionary, trailblazing and resourceful
By being creative in your thoughts and actions

Celtic Warrior Spirited
Passionate about your country and courageous enough to take on the unknown

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History

Award winning family run company operating since 1979 in Dublin passenger transport and tourism.

Starting as a small one man operation, Dualway has expanded slowly over three decades into a family run transport and sightseeing operation today operating two global brands and employing a team of 150.

Since 2004 Dualway has received four Service Excellence Awards from Failte Ireland, recognising its ongoing commitment to customer service excellence. In 2007 The Group was recognised for innovation and awarded the Dublin Tourism Business Award in the Tourism/Transport sector for being the first operator to introduce a multilingual tour to Dublin.

 

In 2012 The Dualway Group became the first transport operator in Europe to achieve Level 4 Business Excellence from EFQM (European Foundation for Quality Management) and were among the first companies to receive the Ireland Excellence Award for quality in 2013. The Dualway Group was recognised with the 2013 coveted industry Award for Safety by Fleet Coach & Bus.

The Dualway Group has a systematic fleet rejuvenation plan in place; the provides state of the art user friendly multilingual technology; delivers ongoing team training to ensure customer service excellence; and works to a continuous improvement philosophy towards being recognised as an employer of choice, a low emissions operator and a Best Practice organisation.

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Jobs Forum

Be Part of Our Multi Award Winning Team! “We hire for attitude and train for success!”

Proud winners of 15 awards and one of the first organisations to win an all Ireland Excellence award in January 2013.

Do Your Core Values Match Ours? If “YES” We Want To Hear From You! Take the first steps to your new career right now!

 

Apply Now! Exciting Driver/Guide Positions

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding career change with the two biggest sightseeing global brands City Sightseeing and Gray Line? Are you passionate about Ireland and would love to meet different people and show them the best that our capital City and country has to offer? Have you a D category licence?  If your answers are “yes” to the above then you’ll want to read more here! We offer an extensive training programme run by professional Guides with years of experience.

Business Operations Manager: Your Expertise Is Needed!

Our company, the Dualway Group was founded in 1978 by our CEO’s father. We’re now the largest privately owned Coach Operator in Dublin boasting a fleet of 65 vehicles, we’re the home to worldwide brands: City Sightseeing and Gray Line and proud winners of 16 prestigious awards. We’re growing, and we’ve created a Business Operations Manager position reporting to our CEO, David McConn.  To find out more and how to apply click here.

 

Depot Coordinator Required For Our Dublin 12 Depot

We are seeking to recruit a Depot Coordinator for our Dublin 12 depot.  This role is ideally suited to ex-drivers and one that will see the successful candidate take ownership of the coordination and up-keep of the depot.  D Licence a distinct advantage! Working hours: 16:00-20:00 Working days: 5/7 For more information and how to apply click here.

Mechanical Foreman

An exciting new role at our Head Office in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin has arisen that will take ownership of the Garage based in Rathcoole.  Fantastic career advancement opportunities!  For more information and how to apply click here.

 

Send your cover letter and CV for our Head Office based positions to hr@dualway.com

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Graduate Program

The Dualway Group Graduate Program 2014

We hire for attitude and train for success.
The 2014 Graduate program offers a Graduate (Level 7 or above) the opportunity to join a fast paced dynamic company on a 12 month fixed term contract. Develop or build on your experience in planning, logistics, customer service, scheduling and on the spot problem solving! You will spend the first 9 months of the program training and working in the nerve centre of our company – the operations department.

Join the Operations team who manage the 50 vehicles and 70 drivers who work an array of diverse duties…..from city tours, scheduled day tours, scheduled orbital services, private coach hire, wedding transfers… You will become an integral part of this team and contribute daily to the successful running of the operation.For the last 3 months of the program, you can spread your wings and work in another function within the organisation choosing from….Sales and Marketing, Finance or Human Resources.To register your interest in our Graduate Program, please submit your CV and cover letter to dualwayhr@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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CSR/Community

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Environment

Environmental Policy

“Protecting the environment for future generations”

One of the core values Dualway holds close to its heart is to work as a sustainable, green organisation. As a transport company Dualway reduces the number of cars on the roads by operating its scheduled services and school runs.

Environmental Policy – Dualway Fleet:

Dualway is committed to its team and its community. That’s why Dualway is striving to operate as a near zero emission operator. Dualway’s fleet is minimum Euro 2 low emmissions with 50% of its fleet Euro 4 or above making it one of the greenest fleets in Dublin.
The Group commitment to the reduction in fuel usage has led to its acquisition of a depot close to the city centre and driver refresher courses focus closely on driving with fuel efficiency in mind with a target to reduce fuel waste by 15% per annum.

Environmental Policy – Dualway Depot:

Dualway has undergone an energy survey by SEI has worked through 2010 to manage energy consumption throughout the organisation. Following their recommendations the depot has been upgraded to maximise energy efficiency and reduce waste. Measures taken to date include:
* Switching to Airtricity
* Full insulation to regulation standard of offices and team canteen
* Energy efficient lighting
* Reduction in fuel usage by 15% using most fuel efficient route planning, new depot, driver training and newer vehicles

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Group Structure

About The Dualway Group

A wholly Irish owned and family-operated, premium Dublin-based transport and tourism operator specialising in passenger transport, sightseeing tours and Dublin visitor hospitality.

Coach Hire

With its professional, friendly and immaculately groomed team and its fleet of vehicles ranging from 29 to 80 seaters, Dualway’s knowledge and experience in the transport and hospitality industry ensures that every aspect of your event, from the booking stage to transport on the day, will be in good hands.

Sightseeing Tours

City Sightseeing open top bus tours offer the perfect way to enjoy city sightseeing. Operating in over 90 destinations around the globe, the Dualway Group own and operate the City Sightseeing brand in Dublin carrying 300,000 Dublin visitors annually on its sightseeing tours.

Gray Line –and operating in over 150 destinations and 6 continents worldwide, the Dualway Group own and operate the Gray Line Ireland license offering a diversity of day and extended tours to suit to every visitor taste.

Dublin Visitor Centre

The Dublin Visitor Centre, owned and operated by the Dualway Group, provides information on top attractions, things to do in Dublin and around Ireland, by the friendliest visitor information team in the Dublin. The Dublin Visitor Centre team have tried and tested and put together Dublin’s best activities and tips to ensure that visitors to Dublin get the best experience to suit their budget and time.

Awards

  • Fleet Coach & Bus Safety Award 2013
  • Ireland Excellence Award 2012
  • EFQM Level 4 2012
  • City Sightseeing Worldwide Tour Operator 2011