Luxury, full-day shore excursion to kiss the Blarney Stone and more
This full day tour departs Cobh immediately upon disembarking your ship where we'll head to Blarney. Atop the tower of the 15th Century McCarthy Castle is the mecca of Ireland, The Blarney Stone, 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. Next it's off to explore the Blarney Wollen Mills and enjoy your morning coffee or maybe an Irish Coffee! Kinsale then awaits with its yacht filled harbor and picturesque views. You'll visit the site of the Battle of Kinsale (1601) and where the Lusitania was lost in 1915. You won't miss Charles Fort as we approach Kinsale town, the gourmet capital where you'll enjoy your light lunch followed by plenty of time to stroll the narrow streets and browse the friendly shops. On returning to Cobh you'll have time to learn about the Titanic Experience as it passed the great Island of Ireland. It's always "Your Tour - Your Trail"™ on my tours. Join me!
Your tour will be a total of 7 hours from the time your Captain allows you to disembark. We monitor the posted times, even if the Captain changes 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 depart Cobh
10:00am - Blarney Castle - Gardens - Wollen Mills
Noon - Depart Blarney
1:00pm - Short stop to Charles Fort enroute to Kinsale
Lunch & Time to go as you please and explore Kinsale Town.
3:00pm- Depart Kinsale
4:00pm - Tour ends with safe and timely return to Cobh with plenty of time to explore the town, Titanic Experience & reembark your Ship.
If we are able to depart at 8:30 a. m. , your tour will end at 3:30p. m. and so on. The above is general guideline as to how best utilize your precious time onshore based upon my experience and knowledge of the area, however, your day will be at your pace. My tours are always "Your Tour - Your Trail"™. Join me in 2019!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cobh-Ship-Statue of Annie Moore
End location: Cobh-Ship
Weather can always be a possible issue when you are planning your Irish Adventure, however, I will make my best effort to ensure the excursion happens as planned rain or shine!
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.
Travel in true executive class BMW 740LI (long wheelbase) sedan or 2017 Mercedes V-Class touring van, depending on number of guests. In order to provide you the very best, exclusive touring experience available, each premium vehicle is of a standard unmatched by rental class vans or cars often offered by tour providers.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
12 Euro - Entrance fee Blarney
And also lunch and various refreshments, if desired (credit cards generally accepted)
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Amazing tour guide. Excellent knowledge and very personable. We booked him as an excursion from our ship. He was very conscientious of our time frame and had us back to our ship in plenty of time. He showed us some of the most amazing sites in Cobh, Ireland. He is a must!