You can get a ‘rail’ flavour of Ireland on board luxury train

Fancy a ‘staycation’ with a difference? Then Ireland’s answer to the Orient Express could be the ticket.

The Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher

Railtours Ireland First Class Limited in association with Iarnród Éireann are offering stay-at-home holidaymakers a seven-night, eight-day delux train, coach and accommodation tour package for €1,899 per person.

Marketed under the alluring title and imagery of The Emerald Pullman – with all of the Oriental Express-like echoes of luxury and exclusivity that its name suggests - the tour begins and ends in Dublin, taking in all of the mainline and other destinations and the majority of the Ireland’s leading tourist sights and attractions.

A feature of the package is that guests living outside Dublin can shape their plan according to their preference joining the tour in Belfast, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Galway, while guests boarding in Dublin can, for example, do segments of the tour, say two nights/three days to Belfast.

Railtours said guests will enjoy a “fully-hosted, car free, carefree vacation”, with holidaymakers will be transported from Ireland’s Ancient East to the Wild Atlantic Way, Cliffs of Moher and more, the rugged landscapes of Connemara and onwards to experience Belfast’s city and the Causeway Coast.

Jim Deegan, Railtours ceo, said: “Working in association with Iarnród Éireann - with all of the comfort and reassurance that provides - our Emerald Pullman package offers holidaymakers the chance to sit back, relax and absorb all of the scenic attractions that has made Ireland the top-ranking tourist destination it is.

“Reaching into almost every travel destination accessible by road and rail, our tours will depart Dublin on Sundays from Sunday, August 9 until Sunday, August 23 inclusive.”