Motor Tour to Blarney Castle and Kinsale from Cruise Ships in Cobh
This private motor tour starts from your Cruise Ship at the historic and scenic town of Cobh in County Cork and travel to Blarney where you will visit Blarney Castle and have the opportunity to kiss The Blarney Stone, tour the famous gardens that surround the castle and visit Blarney Woollen Mills and Ireland's largest woollen retail outlet.
The tour will continue to the quaint fishing village of Kinsale where you will visit the 17th century Charles Fort which overlooks Kinsale and was built to protect Kinsale from invasions such as The Spanish Armada of 1601 led by Don Juan Del Aquila who fought a famous battle against the English.
You will visit Ringfinnan Memorial Garden dedicated to Father Mychal Judge and the 343 firefighters who died in the Twin Towers of The World Trade Centre.
Your tour will provide you with time to stroll and browse through the narrow streets and numerous craft shops of Kinsale and enjoy lunch before returning to your Cruise ship in Cobh.
9. 00am - Collection from your Cruise Ship
9. 30am - Arrival at Blarney Castle
11 am - Visit to Blarney Woollen Mills
12 noon - Scenic motor tour to Kinsale
1pm - Lunch in Kinsale town
1. 45pm - Visit shops and craft centres in Kinsale
2. 30pm - Ringfinnan Memorial Park
3pm - Return journey to Cobh and tour of historical sights in Cobh
4pm - Arrival at your Cruise Ship
* For larger groups I can hire a mini-coach or bus with driver that will accommodate up to 50 people. Contact me for a quote based on your numbers.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Liner at Cobh, County Cork.
End location: Cruise Liner at Cobh, County Cork.
Duration: 8 hours
I will be driving my 7 seater Ford Tourneo Custom touring van, 2018 model, that is air-conditioned, with leather seating and maintained to a high standard.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - This local payment is the admission fee per person to Blarney Castle.
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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Ray is a fabulous guide! My husband and I had not been to this area before and Ray's itinerary was most enjoyable. His dialogue was very entertaining and informative as he has tremendous knowledge of the country. We appreciated very much our tour and time together. Thanks again Ray!