Jameson Experience Whiskey Tour in Cork
- Duration: 75 minutes
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Our driver, Bryan (from Paddywagon) led us on this tour. The castle itself, is pretty cool. So much history within the walls. He was able to get us to the castle and queued up before many other tours arrived, which made the tour that much better not having to fight huge crowds. And kissing the Blarney stone, what a production! Lots of photo ops, plenty of time to explore and soak in the ambiance. The 2d half of the tour in Cobh (pronounced "Cove") was equally intriguing. This port city is just outside of Cork, the main city in the south. Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic and there is an interactive exhibit (Separate entry fee) related to the ship. There is much history in the town as well, as this deepwater port also hosts the Irish navy's southern fleet. It is a very colorful, if small, town area that displays a small town Irish vibe replete with several good pubs in which to grab pint and have a very tasty and filling meal.
I booked this trip my arrival date and had a time to check in where I was going to stay. Coach from the airport departed 15 min late so I was at the meeting point about 11:15 am and The sight seeing bust departing at 11:30 am. I was told by booking officer that bus left already as she said should be there 30 min early . How ever I received a voucher for other trip was for Blarney , Cobh etc. Tour guide was excellent he even managed well with timing and dropped nearest to bus station to go Cork airport as I was leaving same day. I absolutely enjoy his very enjoyable knowledge and sense of humour about what he covered for trip. I also very much appreciated with tour officer as she was very kind and gave me complementary ticket.
This tour was great! This isn't a tour you would take if you're looking for a guided tour of Cobh or Blarney. Rather, you take it if you want free time to walk around both areas. I felt I had ample time to full explore each area and would highly recommend this to anyone looking to visit these beautiful places! We also had the choice at the end to either go to the Fota Wildlife Conservation Park or to the Jameson Distillery. I chose the Wildlife Park (I was the only one!) and I LOVED IT! Even in the rain, I had so much fun. You have two hours at each stop. Also, Jim, our guide, was so knowledgeable and even though it wasn't an actual tour, I learned a lot from him!
From the minute we walked in the door, we were greeted by a lovely lady who made us feel at home straight away. After been shown to the lovely atmospheric bar , we relaxed and enjoyed a discounted cocktail (old fashioned) before our tour began. Only did the 75 minute tour and the time flew by with our very witty tour guide. A little bit jealous of those who paid that little bit extra for the longer tour. All in all a great tour and I'd highly recommend it. Thank you people of Jameson
Exactly what we needed, they drop you off at the Blarney Castle, then you have 2 hours to look at the Castle at your own speed. After that you will be dropped off at Cobh, you also have 2 hours here in this city. After the two stops, you can decide, if you want to go to the National Park, the Jameson Destillery or go back to Cork. The transfer were easy and always on time. The guide we had, was very kind and funny. i can totaly recommend this tour