Shore Excursion Tour For Cruise Passengers In Cork! Blarney, Cork City and Kinsale!


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a touring vehicle, and all wheelchairs must fold.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Cork Shore Excursion To Blarney, Kinsale, Cobh

This tour is for Cruise Passengers visiting Cork! There is normally time to visit three local destinations during this private tour!

The most popular attractions in the area include:

*Blarney Castle and Gardens (& famous gift store)
*Cork City (guided tour of Ireland's second largest city)
*Kinsale (picturesque harbour town with lovely views and quaint streets - lovely for lunch!)
*Cork Coastal Drive

We will always also do a stop in the historic town of Cobh before we return to the cruise terminal. I will take the scenic routes through the countryside!

If you book this tour you will have total flexibility. I can recommend alternative suggestions if you prefer to see hidden gems!



8am: Meet at ship (or as soon as ship arrives if later!)
9-11am: Visit Blarney Castle & Gardens! Kiss The Stone!
11. 30am: Tour of Cork City, with photo stops! Free-time in this vibrant city!
1pm-3pm: Lunch in the pretty coastal town of Kinsale!
4pm: Visit to Cobh. This historic town is famed as an emigration port. Visit the famous Cathdral or the Titanic exhibition.
5pm: Return to Cruise Ship.

THIS IS A SAMPLE ITINERARY! TIMINGS WILL VARY DEPENDING ON SHIP ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE TIMES! Some clients may prefer to visit Jameson Experience Midleton rather than one of the stops listed!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Cruise Port - turn right and exit via the pedestrian gate and I will be outside with a sign with your name on it!

End location: The tour finishes at your Cruise Ship! We will always finish the tour at a location near the Ship so there is no traffic delays. I recommend getting back to the ship 1 hour before departure!

Duration: 8 hours

8 hours approx - dependant on Ship arrival/departure time!


Mercedes Viano modern touring vehicle! Fully insured and with licence from National Transport Authority!

What’s Included

Other: *Transportation By Touring Vehicle
*Professional Qualified Driver-Guide
*Fuel & Toll Charges

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 EURO - You just need some money for lunch, and any admission fees if you choose to go into an attraction! There may be a time for a refreshment at a local traditional pub! Most places accept credit cards, but smaller shops may not.

What’s Extra

Other: Admission Charges to Blarney Castle if you wish to visit!



A Recent Review of this tour

Michael was an amazing guide. We have been all over the world and on many private tours, but this was truly wonderful. The emails prior to arrival were quick and easy, and Michael continued this by texting during our tour to coordinate times. He was super accommodating, and we enjoyed his narration on the way to Blarney Castle and the town of Kinsale, where Michael made a fantastic recommendation for a fish & chips lunch. It was a lovely day with gorgeous sights and good company. Thank you so much!
Lauren Emoto-Barnhill

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