Scenic Railtour to Cork and Blarney Castle

Scenic Railtour to Cork and Blarney Castle
Price: $123.00
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Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and casual, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing.
Restrictions This tour is wheelchair accessible as long as guests are able to climb some steps up onto the coach and the train. Guests need to have some mobility in order to maneuver in and out of all transportation. This tour can only accommodate collapsible wheelchairs.

Scenic Railtour to Cork and Blarney Castle

Check in at the historic Victorian Cóbh Railway Station, which is close to the cruise port, and take your train to Great Island in Cork Harbour for a breathtaking rail excursion. It is known that Cóbh served as the Titanic's final port of call in 1912.

Cork, a city that takes great pride in its location on an island in the middle of the River Lee, is home to several outstanding pubs, a thriving craft beer industry, museums, art galleries, and the ubiquitous bohemian coffee shops. Although she is a metropolis, you will feel as though you are in a tiny local village where people are more relaxed and less in a rush.

Before arriving at Cork Kent Station, your journey continues along the River Lee's banks with views of Blackrock Castle. Drive to the majestic Blarney Castle and Gardens where you may kiss the fabled stone to bestow the gift of eternal eloquence. There is plenty of free time after your arrival to Blarney Village for shopping, sightseeing, and lunch.

Enjoy a tour of Cork City before heading back to Cóbh to see the magnificent St. Colman's Cathedral. The neo-Gothic St. Colman's Cathedral was masterfully designed by Pugin and Ashlin. Construction on it began in 1868 and lasted 47 Years. A 42-bell carillon was installed in 1916. The heaviest bell, which is 200 feet above the ground, and weighs 3.6 tons. 2,468 pipes make up the cathedral organ by Telford & Telford. Visit the Cóbh cemetery, the mass graves of the Lusitania victims, and the grave of the illustrious Jack Doyle before returning to Cóbh Harbour. Visit the the cemetery and then, at your convenience, return to your ship.

Please Note: There are no restrooms on the bus or train, however, there are facilities at the different tourist attractions.

5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  17 ReviewsReview This Tour
Perfect Excursion
July 31, 2023
As a travel Consultant, I tend to be a bit more critical of excursions, With that said, this excursion was absolutely perfect. The tour guides, the scenic train ride and of course the amazing Blarney Castle all exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend this tour. It is a "must-do" in Cork
Reviewer: Linda Purdy
5 Stars
Blarney castle so gorgeous
May 28, 2023
Cork is a beautifully green place. Blarney Castle was such a gorgeous place and to kiss the stone-fabulous. Can not beat it and what a wonderful price.
Reviewer: William Mills
5 Stars
Kiss the Stone!
May 25, 2023
We had a great day in Ireland. As is the case at many of the European ports, it is a ways to anything. The trail ride was not through mostly industrial areas to get to our bus. The Blarney ground were spectacular, complete with bagpipe music. It's quite a walk up to the stone.... or guide reminded us that the castle wall is all connected, so kiss counts! 😆
Reviewer: Joanne C Schneider
4 Stars
Great Tour
May 23, 2023
Very large group but went very well. Meeting was easy. The guide was easy to identify and the check in was smooth. Had our own dedicated train. Castle was great but the gardens and grounds were amazing. Liked shopping in the wool mill and getting a quick bite in the town while waiting to depart. Very good experience.
Reviewer: Glenn
5 Stars
Nice, but largely a bus tour, not a rail tour
May 23, 2023
The guide was excellent and fun. But be aware that only a part of the tour is by rail.
Reviewer: Dave Linn
4 Stars
A short day in Ireland
May 23, 2023
Well organized tour and was able to kiss the Blarney Stone. However not enough time to properly shop or see the beautiful gardens. The tour guide was super nice and friendly
Reviewer: Jeanne elder
4 Stars