South of Ireland with Private Transportation

From $84.00/person to $810.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
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 or at an incline. Steps are required at several sites. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

South of Ireland with Private Transportation

This tour of the South of Ireland with private transportation offers your group various aspects of the south of Ireland. See the main sights of Ireland's second city, Cork, experience the fishing village of Kinsale, and enjoy the freedom to explore the legendary village of Blarney with its famed castle on your own.

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 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 your 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 sights of the city including the University, St Finbar'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.

Please Note: The visit to Blarney Castle is self-guided.