Best Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Passing south through County Tipperary, your tour will reach Blarney Castle by late morning. This beautiful medieval castle is home to one of Ireland's best loved treasures - the fascinating Blarney Stone, which sits at the top of the castle's tower. According to legend, kissing the stone bestows the kisser with the "gift of the gab," or talent for eloquence that the Irish famously possess.
From Blarney Castle, your tour will continue on to Cork City, where you will have approximately two hours at leisure for independent sightseeing. Enjoy lunch at the English Market (available for an extra cost) or perhaps visit the triple-spired St Finn Bar's Cathedral. Your guide will be happy to provide recommendations of further things to do in Ireland's third-largest city.
On leaving Cork, you'll head up to the Rock of Cashel back up in County Tipperary. This imposing Celtic Cathedral towers above the town of Cashel from a limestone mound, approximately 200 feet (61 meters) high. Highlights at the Rock of Cashel include the Hall of Vicars and Cormac's Chapel, home to the oldest Romanesque wall painting in Ireland. Explore these historical sites with your guide, before heading back to Dublin to arrive in the early evening.
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Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin
- Entrance to the Blarney Stone and the Rock of Cashel
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Food and drink
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infants are welcome, provided that customers bring their own safety seats
Reviewed by: Simon C, August 2015
Excellent day trip. Coach driver/Tour guide was both friendly and knowledgeable and kept us entertained throughout the day. Would definitely recommend this trip.
Reviewed by: Carey A, August 2015
The Blarney Castle was amazingly beautiful. The tour was well run, and we would definitely recommend it.