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Tour Categories: Cultural and Theme Tours, Cultural Tours, Historical and Heritage Tours, Luxury and Special Occasion Tours and Activities, Luxury Tours, Private and Custom Tours, Private Sightseeing Tours, Walking and Biking Tours and Walking ToursTour Tags: Departs from Cobh
Titanic Trail Guided Walking Tour of Cobh
Operating daily since 1998, this 1 hour gentle stroll through the heritage town of Cobh explores the diverse and magnificent history of Cork harbour, its environs and the architecturally preserved streetscape. The engaging narrative brings together the amazing maritime, emigrant and social history of the area. Cobh was the main departure point for millions of Irish emigrants to the US. It was the last port of call for RMS Titanic, it received the victims and survivors after the sinking of the Lusitania during the first world war. Over many centuries, the invasions, departures, arrivals and utilisation of the port by many different peoples have crafted a fascinating story that will enthral and engage the visitor no matter what their interests. Created by the renowned Dr Michael Martin, this tour will bring you new knowledge and fascinating insights into world stories in the environment in which they were created.
The tour takes the form of a gentle stroll during which the fascinating research of Dr Martin is brought to life by enthusiastic, animated guides who have been trained directly by the historian himself. His favourite saying is ‘that history always has to be accurate, but never ever boring. The tour sets out from the Commodore Hotel in Cobh every day and sets off from there on a journey of discovery and learning. During the tour learn many unknown facts about the Lusitania, the last port of call for Titanic, the ’emigrants’ Cathedral and Harbour’s magnificent maritime history. Be guided through this magnificent town with all the original buildings, streets and piers still intact. See the main monuments and have their symbolism explained. Walk in the same footsteps taken by Titanic passengers and millions of other Irish emigrants on their lifechanging journeys.