Exclusive Kinsale, Cork City and Blarney

special offer banner Exclusive Kinsale, Cork City and Blarney Tour (Lee Tunnel, Charles Fort, St Finbar's Cathedral)
Price: $179.00   Sale Price: $149.00   Save: $30.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, sensible flat-soled walking shoes, sunscreen, and sunglasses. A rain coat or waterproof jacket and an umbrella is suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, cobblestone, and packed dirt surfaces, several of which are uneven and/or at an incline. Steps are required at several sites. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Exclusive Kinsale, Cork City and Blarney

This tour offers various aspects of the south of Ireland seeing the main sights of Ireland's second city with the experience of the fishing/sailing village of Kinsale and visiting the legendary village of Blarney with its famed castle.

As you begin, your guide will introduce to you Cobh which was the last sight of Ireland for so many people in the latter part of the 19th century when the Irish sought a new and "better" life in the "New World." Your tour proceeds to Kinsale, approximately one hour's drive, passing through the Lee Tunnel and a photo stop at Charles Fort.

During free time, enjoy a walk around the town of Kinsale with its very attractive harbor and yachting center.

Drive from Kinsale through rolling pasture lands to Cork City where you will view the main Cork City sights including the University, St Finbarr's Cathedral and the City's main streets. Free time will be taken for lunch on your own.

Continue to the village of Blarney, home to Blarney Castle - one of the most famous attractions in Ireland where the stone bestows the "gift of eloquence" to those who kiss it. The Blarney stone is housed on the summit of the ruin and is approached by climbing 100 steep steps. From the summit, one has fine vistas of parkland and Blarney House in the distance.

You will then have approximately one hour and 45 minutes of free time in Blarney to visit the castle, explore the village, or browse the well-stocked Blarney Woolen Mills shop. The shop houses a wide variety of quality Irish products including crystal, cashmere, crafts, candles, pottery, ceramics, and of course traditional woolen knits.

You will then return to Cobh via the Ring Road.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  34 ReviewsReview This Tour
Kinsale, Cork City and Blarney
July 13, 2022
The excursion was one of our favorites. All three places have so much charm and beauty. The only thing that was frustrating was waiting for people - waiting at the beginning for those who were late - I think there were four, and then at one of the stops one couple was almost 30 minutes late. This put us behind schedule and shortened our trip.
Reviewer: Sharon Smith
4 Stars
Kissing the Blarney Stone
June 27, 2022
Our guide was great! Kinsale was a cute town. Not much about Cork City other than driving through. We were able to climb Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. Only drawback was that everything happened in the rain. Not much can be done about mother nature.
Reviewer: Kathy Updike
4 Stars
Blarney Castle Tour
June 19, 2022
Amazing tour around Kinsale, Cork & the castle. The instructions were perfect, our guide was waiting fir us and the tour was informative and fun! We were back to the ship with plenty of time to spare! The tour was fun and an excellent value for the money!
Reviewer: Janet Toland
5 Stars
Picturesque Kinsale
October 18, 2019
Kinsale was a lovely seaside town. We had a stop at a fort nearby. The town was colorful and the people were friendly. Cork City was vibrant and historic. We had free time to have lunch. Blarney castle and the grounds were beautiful. Our guide has very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of tips on how to make the best use of our time in each location
Reviewer: E. A. Grivas
5 Stars
Kinsale, Cork City and Blarney
October 04, 2019
Visited the Blarney Castle last which gave us the opportunity for less crowds and was able to go into the castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. Beautiful grounds. The tour guide was excellent and waiting for us at the pier. It was a great excursion!
Reviewer: Connie J Morgan
5 Stars
Picturesque Irish countryside
September 04, 2019
This was a very nice excursion. Highly recommend it. If you haven't been to Barney Castle this is an excellent visit. Beautiful grounds and lost of time to kiss the stone. Kinsale and Cork City were both fun and interesting.
Reviewer: Thomas Charles Jones
5 Stars