This small-group shore excursion from Cobh Cruise Terminal accommodates no more than 16 passengers on a luxury small van and allows for a particularly intimate day on shore. 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 you to Blarney Castle and Castles, where the admission 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 have a quick tour around Cobh, known as the last departure point of Titanic.GUEST ADVICE:During peak- season (May 1st - September 30th) multiple cruise ships are expected at the major ports on a daily basis. This small group tour tends to sell- out well ahead of departure for most dates within this period. Accordingly, we recommend advance reservation where possible, to avoid disappointment.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Port of CobhCobh (Cork) Cruise Ship Terminal - 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.Stop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, County CorkOur first stop of the day is Blarney. Visit the most famous Castle in all ofIreland!! Lie back and kiss the magical Blarney Stone and get the gift of thegab! Your admission is included saving you 12 euro. WE ARE HAPPY TO INCLUDE ADMISSION TO BLARNEY CASTLE: others will make you join a queue and pay at the gate!Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Blarney Woollen Mills, Blarney, County CorkYou will also have time to visit the world famousBlarney Woolen Mills. Famed as the largest Irish Store in the world, many take advantage of its tax free shopping offers on quality Irish products.Pass By: St Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork, County CorkWe take a panoramic drive through Cork City. We view the highlights of thisfine City such as the River Lee, St Finbarre's Cathedral, Shandon Bells,English Market and Grand Parade. Cork was recently considered by theLonely Planet one of the 10 must see cities in the world. Some of its famoussons include Henry Ford, Michael Collins and of course world famousfootballer Roy Keane.Stop At: Charles Fort, Kinsale, County CorkWe 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: 15 minutesStop At: Kinsale Harbour MarinaOur next stop is the historical town of Kinsale, famed for the battle of Kinsalein 1601. Today it is Ireland's gourmet capital with winding streets, great pubsand 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 thedriver's discretion (NO EXCEPTION). The town is beautifully situated at themouth of the harbor and is exceptionally colorful with picture post cardbuildings and many country Irish folk with strange and distinguished accents.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Cobh Cathedral, Cobh, County CorkOur last stop before boarding the ship, Cobh is famed as the final departurepoint for the Titanic. Built on a side of the hill, time permitting, we visit the St.Coleman's Cathedral one of the most magnificent Cathedrals in the country.Time permitting, those on ships with late departures will have time to visit theTitanic experience 100m from where the ships dock.Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Cobh Tourist OfficeWe structure each tour 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.