Guided Tour of Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills, Kinsale and Cork City
This tour will commence in the town of Cobh where in 1912 the Titanic sailed on its ill-fated journey to America. You will be collected from your Cruise Ship and given a brief walking tour of the historical part of the town of Cobh.
We will then travel to Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills. You will kiss the Blarney Stone and be bestowed with the Gift of Eloquence and never again be lost for words. The Tour will visit Cork's famous English Market in the centre of Cork City and you will experience at first-hand the daily trading conducted by Cork's famous Market traders. This Market was visited by Queen Elizabeth II during her State visit to Ireland in 2012. The Tour of Cork City will also include a visit to the Anglican, Church of Ireland of St. Fin Barre's Cathedral.
The tour will go to the tourist town of Kinsale where you will view the historical Charles Fort which overlooks Kinsale and built to protect the town against invasions such as the Spanish Armada in 1601. You can then stroll through
9. 00am - Collection from your Cruise Ship
9. 45am - Tour of town of Cobh
10. 45am - Visit Blarney Castle and Blarney Woollen Mills
12. 00pm - Depart Blarney Castle and take a scenic drive to Kinsale.
12. 45pm - Arrive in Kinsale, visit The Charles Fort, Ringfinnan Memorial Park, Art Galleries and The Multose Church.
Lunch in Kinsale.
3. 00pm - Depart Kinsale, visit The Jameson Whiskey Distillery, Midleton. (time allowing). Depart Midleton.
5. 00pm - Arrive in Cobh for Cruise Ship departure.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will collect you from your Cruise Ship
End location: I will return you to your Cruise Ship
Duration: 8 hours
I will be driving a modern touring vehicle that is air-conditioned, roomy, fully serviced, clean and well maintained.
All transport costs such as vehicle and fuel, professional driver, private tour guiding services, all administration, tour planning, and insurance.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - Lunch
Admission to Blarney Castle - €18 Adults, €14 Seniors & Students. St. Fin Barre's Cathedral - €5. These charges are on a per person basis.
Lunch & Admission charges to attractions.
I am not restricted access to any Historical or Heritage sites in Kerry. However, State owned properties such as Muckross House and Ross Castle provide their own guides of the interior of the buildings and you must honour and respect these regulations.
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We were stuck in Ireland due to weather and had no tours for this day. I e-mailed Mary the night before we were to dock and she arranged an wonderful tour for the ten of us. She was there on time didn't rush us, was knowledgeable and catered to all of our needs. She made what could have been a nightmare into a wonderful for myself and my family
Sarah Meadus Bronson