A Taste of Ireland Tour from Cork (Cobh) Port
For your short visit to Southern Ireland, this is a day tour to historic Blarney - a chance to kiss the Blarney Stone, and Kinsale, Co. Cork, a lovely coastal town with narrow streets and set in a picture postcard setting. Your tour will commence at your port. You will initially travel to Blarney, Co. Cork. Here you have the option of visiting Blarney Castle, the ruins of a 15th Century Castle built for a regional Lord. Blarney Castle is one of the most iconic visitor sites in Ireland. Legend has if if you kiss the 'Blarney Stone' you will get the 'gift of the gab'. Blarney Castle is also the location of Blarney Wollen Mills, a shoppers paradise. From Blarney we travel to Kinsale, a magical old fishing village you will fall in love with. Lunch can be obtained at many of the towns fine restaurants. There will be many photo opportunities here and time to wander around this quaint town. Don't forget your camera, you will need it. You will then be dropped back to your ship in time for your departure.
The tour is scheduled for eight hours but will take account of the time you must return to the ship. Collection is usually at 8am. You tour will travel to Kinsale initially and will visit excellent scenic viewing points at Summercove outside Kinsale. The tour will stop for a period in a Kinsale before travelling to the village of Blarney for your visit there. The tour will return to your port via the northern suburbs of Cork City. Lunch is recommended at Kinsale but this is flexible.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting point will at the 'Annie Moore' statue- on leaving your ship turn right and walk approx 30 yards. You will arrive at the statue of Annie Moore - first immigrant admitted to Ellis Island.
End location: You will be returned to your cruise ship.
Duration: 8 hours
You will be returned in time for the final departure time for you cruise ship
Transportation will be by luxury executive fully air conditioned vehicle maintained to the highest standards.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 Euro - Lunch per person.
All group sizes can be catered for.
Please email me through the Tours by Locals system for a quotation if your group size can or needs to be accommodated in a vehicle of a different category (i.e. Car, Viano, small Bus, Large Bus).
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This was an excellent tour. Barry was outstanding. He gave a very thorough overview of Ireland's history, culture and economic status. The Irish countryside, Blarney castle and the village of Kinsale were the main highlights of the tour and were all great to see. Barry also took us to a very moving memorial to the firefighters that lost their lives on 9/11. Our family was very pleased with Barry and the tour and consider it a highlight of our trip.