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Cork: Kinsale and West Cork Day Tour

Product ID: 183167
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A guided tour of the beautiful West Cork area. You will visit Charlesfort, enjoy free-time in Kinsale and tour the famous western coastline.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore West Cork's most famous and popular drive
  • Enjoy free time in Kinsale, well known for it's delicious food and medieval buildings
  • Sample the beginning of the Wild Atlantic Way
Full description
After departing Cork at 09:30AM, you will advance towards Charles Fort for a 1-hour guided tour. Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort. As one of the largest military installations in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some well known events in Irish history. From the Fort you will also enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Kinsale Harbour and the West Cork coast.

Following your visit to Charles Fort, you will make your way to Kinsale where you will enjoy 1.5 hours of free-time. Kinsale is known as one of the prettiest towns in Ireland, and nestled in the shelter of Kinsale Harbour, this town is truly a joy to explore. You can walk the medieval lane ways and visit some of the historic buildings, with this town boasting a great selection of small shops, and if you are hungry a wide choice of lunch options. Kinsale is well known as the gourmet capital of Ireland, so you have an opportunity at this lunch stop to taste many local dishes along with a vast array of seafood plates.

After this free time, you will advance towards Timoleague Abbey. Situated in the most colorful town of Timoleague with its array of multi-colored houses, you will stop to explore the 13th century Timoleague Abbey founded by Darthmount McCormick McCarthy, king of Desmond. It will introduce you to how Christianity existed in this area in the early ages. Afterward, head to Garret's town (the Old Head of Kinsale) along a coastal road. Here you will be able to take in fantastic coastal views as you enjoy part of the Wild Atlantic Way drive. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return To Cork at approximately 5:00PM.
  • Admission into Charles Fort
  • Driver/guide
  • Fully Guided Tour
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Bridge Street Tourist Office (next to St Patrick's Bride)

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
Please arrive at the pick-up location 15 minutes before departure for check-in.
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Overall rating
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Paddywagon Tours

Product ID: 183167