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: $159.00   Save: $20.00
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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  |  43 ReviewsReview This Tour
Kinsdale, Cork City and Blarney
July 21, 2023
Guide gave insights and stories about his country that made our time with him inspired and insightful.
Reviewer: Les Orth
5 Stars
Good tour
July 18, 2023
This was a really good tour! Enjoyed out your guide and was pleased with the amount of time at Blarney Castle. I do wish we could have had a little more time to shop when we stopped.
Reviewer: Jayne Hensley
4 Stars
Kinsale, Cork and Blarney
July 15, 2023
Enjoyed, definitely recommend.
Reviewer: harriett greenbaum
4 Stars
One of the Best Stops in Ireland
June 14, 2023
Our tour guide met us right outside the Port and walked us to our bus. We were given lots of information and time to visit the sites along the way. All of the places we visited were beautiful but the highlight was visiting Blarney Castle. We had time to stand in line and go to the top to kiss the stone. Please be aware that the castle to the top is a very narrow space and if clostrophobic you may want to reconsider this part of the adventure. There are plenty of other beautiful areas to visit on the grounds so it you don't do the climb there's plenty to see. This was well worth the cost and our tour company was amazing.
Reviewer: Kay Crawford
5 Stars
April 17, 2023
What an amazing tour, our guide was dressed in traditional Scottish garb and the instructions to meet him were to the tee! He was helpful, informative and had an amazing sense of humor!
Reviewer: Janet toland
5 Stars
An emerald isle gem!
November 02, 2022
So glad we visited these 3 spots....Kinsale was a highlight and worth a return visit. Our guide Pat was exceptional and a group of 6 was soooo much more pleasurable than a full large bus of tourists. Highly recommended and maybe ask for Pat!
Reviewer: Christine Cuff
5 Stars