Best of the best, luxury ship to shore adventure to Blarney Castle and Jameson Whiskey Tour
Your full day tour departs Cobh immediately upon disembarking your ship where we'll beat the crowds and head to Blarney, where atop the tower of the 15th Century McCarthy Castle you'll find the Blarney Stone. The mecca of Ireland, a stone who 'so ever kisses o he never misses to grow eloquent' or so it is said. You'll spend the morning in the lovely Gardens that surround the castle and have time for some shopping and a quick lunch at the world famous Blarney Wollen Mills. We'll then make our way across the City of Cork enroute to take one of the leading whiskey tours in all of Ireland at the Jameson Whiskey Distillery in Midleton. The tour includes a whiskey tasting and all the history a novice or whiskey aficionado could wish for in a comfortable and laid back environment. Of course, now that you have kissed the Blarney Stone and sampled the best of Irish Whiskey, it may very well be time to sing a few Irish songs on the comfortable journey back to Cobh for your ship's timely departure. Join me in 2019!
Your tour will be a total of 7 hours from the time your Capt. allows you to disembark. We monitor the posted times, even if the Capt. changes it enroute, so no need to worry. The general itinerary for the day, presuming for example a 9:00 a. m. start time, is as follows
9:00am - Your guide meets you upon disembarking your ship and we get immediately underway, departing Cobh to Blarney Castle and Gardens
1:00pm - Depart Blarney to Midleton and the Jameson Distillery for whiskey tasting and tour.
4:00pm - Tour ends with safe and timely return to Cobh with plenty of time to explore the town, the Titanic Experience or cathedral before reembarking.
If we are able to depart at 8:30 a. m. , your tour will end at 3:30p. m. and so on. While times above are suggested as a general guideline on how to best utilize your precious time onshore based upon my experience and knowledge of the area, your 7 hour tour will be at your pace. My tours are always "Your Tour - Your Trail"™. Join me for this full day shore excursion.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Ship Port
End location: Cruise Ship Port
Duration: 7 hours
** No matter when the Capt. allows you to disembark, whether it's 8:30a.m. or 9:30a.m., I will be waiting to get your tour underway for the next 7 hours of luxurious, private touring. Don't worry, I monitor the times as it sometimes changes while you are enroute. While traffic & weather can impact a day tour no matter the season, flexibility and having an experienced, private guide/driver behind the wheel allows you to enjoy the journey, as well as the day, no matter the weather or conditions on the road.
Private, Luxury transport in either air-conditioned Mercedes V-class or executive class, long chassis BMW 740Li depending on group size (6 max guests).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euro - Entrance to Blarney Castle and Gardens.
Lunch at Blarney Wollen Mills.
Jameson Whiskey Tour.
These are options on our tour and you only pay for the attractions you wish to see.