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 2018!
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 the Cobh area, with time to explore and enjoy the the Titanic Experience before returning to your ship.
The above times are subject to your Ship Captain's schedule which we will know on the day. Also, while times are suggested as a general guidelines on how to best utilize your precious time onshore based upon my experience and knowledge of the area, your day will be at your pace. My tours are always "Your Tour - Your Trail"™. Join me for this full day shore excursion in 2018!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cruise Ship Port
End location: Cruise Ship Port
Duration: 7 hours
Traffic & weather can impact an Ireland day tour no matter the season, but flexibility and having an experienced, private guide/driver behind the wheel allows you to enjoy the day no matter the weather or the traffic 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).
* Luxury, air-conditioned 2017 Mercedes V-class touring van with individual captain's chairs and all of the style and amenities a Mercedes passenger sedan offers. Or, for 2 or less guests, the long chassis BMW 740Li executive sedan for a genuinely elegant, private touring experience. Each premium vehicle is meticulously maintained, both inside and out, and of a caliber unmatched by regular rental class vans or cars often offered for touring.
* Failte Ireland Qualified Guide
* Driver fully insured & licensed by Irish Nat'l Transport Authority for passenger transportation
* All vehicles carry commercial insurance for passenger transport (required in Ireland)
* Fuel charges and tolls
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.
Blarney Castle and Gardens
Lunch at Blarney Wollen Mills
Jameson Whiskey Tour
These are options and you only pay for the attraction you wish to see.
Published Tours max 6 persons
However if you require a private tour for a larger group or family please contact me for your customized private tour using a larger vehicle.