Luxury private tour whisking you away from the tourist spots to indulge in the very best of the Southern Irish Coast
Immediately upon disembarking, be whisked away by your waiting private chauffeur via luxury vehicle taking you miles from the typical large coach routes. Exploring eastern cork, this special day begins with a visit to the cookery school and gardens of the world famous Darina Allen at Ballymaloe. How about a stroll on Garryvoe Beach , one of Irelands most beautiful beaches? Its then onto a rare find overlooking Ballycotton Bay, The Shanagarry Design Centre, which offers unforgettable shopping, dining and cultural experiences. Home to the very best of genuine Irish design, its Kilkenny Shop and Studios allows you to see Irish craftsmanship in action and take home jewelry, crystal, clothing and more!
Then visit Midleton, the centre of Irelands most famous whiskey "Jameson" and its unique distillery. Depending on your ships departure time you may opt for the Jameson Experience Tour. Returning to Cobh with time to enjoy its imposing Cathedral, your luxury Coastal Cork tour will be one for the memory books!
9:00 am-Your private driver/guide meets your Ship for immediate departure in luxury on your exclusive day of food, shopping and magnificent sights.
Touring Eastern Cork, visit the Ballymaloe Cookery School and enjoy a garden walk. Then onto The Shanagarry Design Centre, with its Kilkenny Shop and Studios for the best of Irish crystal, jewelry, clothing and keepsakes. If there's time, a bit of whiskey at the Jameson Experience Tour.
4:30 pm - Tour ends with timely return to reembark and, depending on your sailing time, you'll have the possibility for time to explore charming Cobh and its exceptional Titanic Experience or Heritage Center.
The above is general guideline as to how best utilize your precious, and sometimes limited, time onshore based upon my experience and knowledge of the area. However, your day will be at your own pace. My tours are always "Your Tour - Your Trail"™. Join me for your private, shore excursion exploring Coastal Cork leaving the bus tours and long lines behind.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Ship
End location: Ship
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
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.
Travel in true executive style via 2017 Mercedes V-Class touring van. In order to provide you the very best, exclusive touring experience available, this premium vehicle is of a standard unmatched by rental class minivans often offered by tour providers.
* 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;
* Vehicles fully insured for commercial, passenger transport (required in Ireland);
* Failte Ireland Qualified Guide from Killarney Guided Tours;
* Driver fully insured & licensed by Irish Nat'l Transport Authority for passenger transportation;
* Fuel Costs and all tolls
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro - If you opt to take the Distillery tour (The Jameson Experience) there is an additional charge payable at the entrance includes a whiskey tasting.
Entrance fee if taking the whiskey tour.
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.