THIS 1 DAY TOUR TO CORK INCLUDES YOUR ENTRANCE INTO THE BLARNEY STONE AND ALSO THE ROCK OF CASHEL. 2HRS FREE TIME IN THE GREAT CITY OF CORK!
Jump aboard our tour bus in order to meet fellow travellers from near and afar while exploring some of Ireland’s most famous attractions and landmarks!
While touring with us, you’ll have the unique opportunity to uncover the remarkable sights and scenery that the southern region of Ireland has to offer. More specifically, you’ll have the chance to discover the Rock of Cashel which is considered to be one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders! Not to mention, you’ll also be able to receive the “gift of the gab” at Blarney Castle as well as explore the markets and other popular sites within the impressive city of Cork!
Our guides are not only welcoming, resourceful and engaging but their charming accents will only add to such a memorable experience. Join us for this fascinating adventure into the inner workings of Irelands intriguing history, geography and mythology. While vacationing in Ireland, it’s safe to say that this notable tour of southern Ireland is an absolute must!
To summarize, this uniquely structured tour departs from Dublin every day of the week at 6:50am and will deliver you safely back into the city centre upon completing a full days tour at approximately 7:00pm. From there, you’ll have the luxury to reminisce about such an eventful trip while enjoying a delicious pint at a local pub nearby with fellow travellers you met along the way! With that said, listed below is our detailed itinerary in order for you to have a more in-depth look inside what our Cork day trip tour has to offer…
To begin, departure takes place outside the old stone church located on Suffolk Street (sitemap is available within the link to the booking page) which is the governmental tourist office near Grafton Street and is directly situated inside of the church. More specifically, the office is called “Dublin Tourism”. Once you’ve found your location of departure, you’ll begin your exciting new escapade down to the southern terrain of Ireland! However, before leaving you’ll meet your fun-loving and very knowledgeable tour guide who will introduce you to your fellow drifting travel companions! As we leave the city behind us, we’ll soon pass into an area referred to as “The Curragh” within County Kildare. This region is absolutely perfect for breeding and training horses due to the rich and grainy soil that drains easily, enabling this area to be ideal for horse racing. Not to mention, the flourishing lands of County Kildare are owned by the likes of Agha Khan and Sheik Mohammed. In addition, here you will also come across the world famous National Stud Farm as well as the lovely Japanese Gardens.
After a quick stop to stretch our legs, we’ll pass alongside two separate mountain ranges! The first is referred to as the “Knockmealdown Mountains” that has been made famous by the Irish folk song “Kitty Borne O’Brien”. Next, as you venture further along the way you’ll come across Ireland’s highest inland range, referred to as the “Galtee Mountains”.
Arrive at Blarney Castle where you’ll be surrounded by endless possibilities for exploration! Not only is Blarney Castle known for its famous Blarney Stone which bestows upon you the “gift of the gab” but in addition to this, other attractions are readily available such as wandering through the woodland walks, various rock closes and 18th century Blarney manor.
Arrive in the delightful city of Cork where we’ll have approximately 2 hours to independently explore the shops as well as grab a bite to eat before heading off to our next alluring destination. While you’re touring the area, popular attractions to check out consist of visiting the famously diverse English Market, marvel at the Gotchic St. Finbars Cathedral, survey the Ford tractor factory or even ring the bells of Shandon at St. Anne’s Church for a small fee.
Once you’ve finished with lunch, we’ll make our way to one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders referred to as the Rock of Cashel! Here we’ll explore the Hall of Vicars, Cormack’s Chapel, Celtic Cathedral, Round Tower and the surrounding grounds filled with anciently preserved high crosses! In addition, you’ll have the marvellous opportunity to gaze upon one of Ireland’s oldest Romanesque wall paintings inside the world-famous historical landmark! More specifically, the reason behind the importance of this site is due to not only this being the seat of the King of Munster but also because of the fact that this location dates back from before the Anglo-Norman conquerors reigned over the land. Not to mention, there is an extensive collection of historical, architectural and artistically related pieces gathered here.
Now it’s time to make our way back towards Dublin where you’ll enjoy listening to traditional Irish folk tunes along the way. To conclude your day full of adventure, you should plan to arrive back in Dublin city centre around approximately 7:00pm.
To finish off, we’ll arrive back in Dublin to reminisce about all of the exciting highlights!