THIS 1 DAY TOUR TO CORK INCLUDES YOUR ENTRANCE INTO THE BLARNEY STONE AND ALSO THE ROCK OF CASHEL
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…
6:50am Depart Dublin
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.
9:00am Rock of Cashel
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.
11:30am Blarney Castle & Woolen Mills
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.
3:30pm Cahir Castle
Cahir Castle was once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family, the castle retains its impressive keep, tower and much of its original defensive structure. It is one of Ireland’s largest and best preserved castles. It is situated on a rocky island on the River Suir.
7:00pm Arrive back in Dublin
To finish off, we’ll arrive back in Dublin to reminisce about all of the exciting highlights!