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: Emily B, November 2015
Our guide was very informative and entertaining. Our group was small, and we got lucky at the Rock of Cashel and at Blarney Castle - no lines anywhere! The Rock of Cashel is beautiful, and we never would've thought to go there on our own. Blarney Castle is very interesting, and the grounds with the fall colors were really a sight to behold! Our time in Cork was fun as well - Cork's main shopping street is very lively and features street entertainers.
Reviewed by: akenese u, November 2015
This was a great tour and our guide was great.
We were able to kiss the Blarney stone and see about the castle on our own then meet back at the bus on time. The tour guide even stopped at a local bar for all of us to go in and have a pint. Our guide had funny stories and very informative!