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Cork Shore Excursion: Cork Tour Including Kinsale and Blarney Castle

Cork Shore Excursion: Cork Tour Including Kinsale and Blarney Castle
Departs From: County Cork,
Ireland

Local Information: Cobh, Co. Cork

About Cork Shore Excursion: Cork Tour Including Kinsale and Blarney Castle

  • Cork Shore Excursion: Cork Tour Including Kinsale and Blarney Castle

Tour Code: 8962P31

Duration: 7 hours

The tour begins with a pick up from the cruise liner terminal in Cobh, Cork Harbour, where your driver will be waiting for you to drive to Blarney Castle. Admission to the Blarney Castle and Gardens is included. Take a panoramic drive through Cork City, where your guide will point out the highlights of the southern capital. In the afternoon visit Kinsale and tour Cobh.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Paddywagon Day Tours, Cork, County Cork

We will collect you in style from your Cruise Ship. When you leave the Ship, turn to the right, and your guide will be waiting for you near the pedestrian exit gate. We collect passengers from the cruise ship at 07:30 for departure @ 08:00. Where your ship docks later than 07:30 the tour will begin 30 minutes after disembarkation commences. We like to get ahead of the crowd and avoid the queues in Blarney!

Pass By: The English Market, Cork, County Cork

We depart Blarney and take a panoramic drive through Cork City. We view the highlights of this fine City such as the River Lee, St Finbarre's Cathedral, Shandon Bells, English Market and Grand Parade. Cork was recently considered by the Lonely Planet one of the 10 must see cities in the world. Some of its famous sons include Henry Ford, Michael Collins and of course world famous footballer Roy Keane.

Stop At: Blarney Stone, County Cork

Our first stop of the day is Blarney. Visit the most famous Castle in all of Ireland!! Lie back and kiss the magical Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab! Your admission is included saving you 15 euro. WE ARE HAPPY TO INCLUDE ADMISSION TO BLARNEY CASTLE: others will make you join a queue and pay at the gate! You will also have time to visit the world famous Blarney Woolen Mills. Famed as the largest Irish Store in the world, many take advantage of its tax free shopping offers on quality Irish products.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Charles Fort, Kinsale, County Cork

We drive through the beautiful Cork Countryside to the charming town of Kinsale! Enjoy typical views of the rolling fields of West Cork and also a stop overlooking picturesque Kinsale Harbor and its 2 forts - Charles Fort and James Fort. It was just off the Old Head of Kinsale that in 1915 the Lusitania sank with grave loss of life.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Cobh Cathedral, Cobh, County Cork

If time allows, we can explore Cobh Cathedral.

Stop At: Kinsale Tourist Information Office

Our next stop is the historical town of Kinsale for, a town famed for the battle of Kinsale in 1601. Today it is Ireland's gourmet capital with winding streets, great pubs and fine restaurants. On our standard 8h tours we stop in Kinsale for lunch, however depending on the departure time of the ship this must be at the drivers discretion (NO EXCEPTION). The town is beautifully situated at the mouth of the harbor and is exceptionally colorful with picture post card buildings and many country Irish folk with strange and distinguished accents

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Port of Cobh

We depart Kinsale and to make sure you are back on board in ample time for departure. The service ends back at the dockside after approximately 8 hours on tour. If the boat is leaving earlier we will amend the itinerary as necessary.

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