Private, luxury full-day tour to Kiss the Blarney Stone and explore Kinsale from Killarney or surrounding areas
For many, a vacation to Ireland is incomplete without a visit to 'Kiss the Blarney Stone'. If so, this luxury day tour is just for you! Relax, as your day starts at your accommodation with elegant, executive transportation. Arriving at 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. Spend the morning in the lovely Gardens on the castle grounds and then it's off to explore the Blarney Wollen Mills and enjoy your morning coffee or perhaps an Irish Coffee since I'm behind the wheel! Colorful Kinsale then awaits with its yacht filled harbor and picturesque views. You'll stroll Kinsale town, the gourmet capital, and enjoy lunch and plenty of time to stroll the streets and friendly shops. We'll make our way back to your accommodation enjoying stunning views and plenty of photo stops. This fully guided and chauffeured, premium day tour will be "Your Tour - Your Trail"™ from start to finish. Join me!
8:30 a. m. - Your day begins at the doorstep of your accommodation to get your morning off to a comfortable start.
10:00 a. m. - Arrive at Blarney Castle - Gardens - Wollen Mills
Noon - Depart Blarney
1:00 p. m. - Short stop to Charles Fort enroute to picturesqe Kinsale
Lunch & Time to go as you please and explore Kinsale Town.
3:15 p. m. - Depart Kinsale
5:00 p. m. - Return to your accommodation.
The above is a general guideline as to how best utilize your day 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"™ and can be modified to suit your interests and preferences. I do highly suggest you not get bogged down in making hour by hour schedules so that you can enjoy not only the fabulous destinations, but the journey.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your accommodation
Includes Cork City Hotels -Cork Airport - Killarney - Kenmare
End location: Your accommodation
Duration: 8 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 journey, as well as the day, no matter the weather or the traffic conditions on the road.
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.
* 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 and licensed by Irish Nat'l Transport Authority for passenger transportation
* All fuel costs and tolls
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 euro - 12 Euro for Blarney Castle entrance, lunch and refreshments and souvenirs if desire.
12 Euro - Entrance fee Blarney
Lunch, various refreshments and souviners if desired (credit cards generally accepted)