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Dublin: Full-Day Tour to Cork, Cobh and Blarney Castle

1. Dublin: Full-Day Tour to Cork, Cobh and Blarney Castle

Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin on a full-day tour south to the vibrant city of Cork. Kills the Blarney stone at Blarney Castle, admire Georgian buildings in the city center, and visit Cork Harbor to see a Victorian era train station and transatlantic terminal.   Depart by train from Heuston Station in the early morning for the InterCity service to Cork City. Upon arrival, head to Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the famous Blarney Stone and acquire the gift of eternal eloquence. Relax with some free time to shop and enjoy lunch in Blarney village. Head to Cork for a short city tour of Ireland’s southern capital, famous for its arts, music and literature scenes.  Built on the site of a 6th-century monastic settlement, the city center is full of Georgian buildings, 17th-century alleys, and dynamic new architecture. Continue your journey along Cork Harbour to Cobh, location of the Queenstown Story Heritage Center.  Set in a beautifully-restored railway station of the Victorian age, it was also the transatlantic terminal that served as the point of departure to the New World for generations of Irish emigrants, from the time of famine up to recent years. Transfer back to Cork City center to catch your return InterCity train back to Dublin, with a scheduled arrival at Heuston Station at in the evening. 

Cobh: Guided Historic Walking Tour

2. Cobh: Guided Historic Walking Tour

Throughout this experience, you will visit 16 historical sites which consist of ambush sites, safe houses, training halls, and barracks. You will also visit places of detention for the Cobh republican volunteers, where you will hear about their impact on Irish History. Your tour guide will help bring the town to life through his accounts of the people, places, and stories of Ireland. You will hear of stories ranging from the potato famine to the Irish war for independence, and everything in between. Your guide is a warm and informative host who will hold your attention the entire time, and his stories are priceless. The tour will proceed at a leisurely pace, stopping at sites and buildings to allow guests engagement through questions/answers and related chat.

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4.6 / 5

based on 22 reviews

This tour was amazing. It allowed the perfect amount of time to see Blarney castle (and kiss the stone), lunch, shopping and a pint. Our tour guide Terrance was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He ensured we always knew what was happening as well as the next steps of the tour. 10/10 must do while in Dublin

I had a surprisingly great time at Blarney Castle and the gardens surrounding it! The guide was helpful and the trip ran very smoothly. Even when there was some issues with the train coming back (out of everyone's control), the guide made sure we were all organized and knew where we were going.

It was a fabulous experience. Our tour guide, Brandon, was excellent, interesting, funny and never over-bearing. He also kept everything well-organized. Then sights themselves were very interesting and informative. And I enjoyed riding the train, much preferable to a long bus trip.

Terrance was an excellent guide, he was knowledgeable, friendly and took his time the entire day with us. It was a long day, and he made it fun.

Interesting way to tour. Great folks, very patient, knowledgeable, and flexible with change.