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The compact city centre is set on an island in the River Lee, surrounded by waterways and packed with grand Georgian avenues, cramped 17th-century alleys, modern masterpieces such as the opera house, and narrow streets crammed with pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants, fed by arguably the best foodie scene in the country.


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$67.36 Shore Excursions

Cork, Kinsale, Blarney Castle, Cobh Tour with Harbor Pickup

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Paddywagon Day Tours, Cork, County CorkWe 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 CorkWe 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 CorkOur 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 minutesStop 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: 20 minutesPass By: Cobh Cathedral, Cobh, County CorkIf time allows, we can explore Cobh Cathedral. Stop At: Kinsale Tourist Information OfficeOur 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 accentsDuration: 1 hourPass By: Port of CobhWe 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.

$62.80 Day Trips & Excursions

Blarney Castle Day Tour from Dublin including Blarney Stone

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Paddywagon Tours, Dublin, County DublinWe depart Dublin @ 08:00, driving through the midlands down to Blarney, in the beautiful County Cork. We will pass through the Golden Vale, the most fertile lands in all of Europe with green fields as far as the eye can see. Stop At: The English Market, Cork, County CorkEnjoy one hour and thirty minutes at leisure in Cork city, Ireland's southern capital. Highlights include the gourmet English Markets (1788) with a large selection of food stalls representing the best of local produce. Queen Elizabeth II of England thoroughly enjoyed meeting local artisans here on her State Visit in 2011! Also known as the “Rebel City” for its fierce resistance during the War of Independence, Cork has a vibrant Irish atmosphere. Perhaps sample a pint of Murphy's Irish Stout or pick up a bottle of Paddy Flaherty Irish Whiskey.Enjoy 1.5 hours exploring Cork City with your family and friends. Join us back on the tour and we will head for the majestic Blarney Castle!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County TipperaryOur first stop will be the world famous Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary. One of Ireland's most evocative sites, you can stroll in the footsteps of St. Patrick flanked by ruins, Celtic crosses and round towers. Feel the soul of Ireland. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster until they donated the complex to the Catholic Church almost 1,000 years ago for use as a cathedral. One of the best examples of medieval architecture anywhere in Europe. Your entrance fee (EUR 7.00) is included in the price of this tour.Here you will have 45-1 hour to explore.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, County CorkFamed in song and story, the Irish are famous for the “Blarney”. Kiss the Blarney Stone and you too will receive this “gift of the gab” - 7 years of eloquent speech. Situated on the battlements of Blarney Castle you will have to bend over backwards to kiss the stone! You have time to enjoy a stroll around the fabulous gardens of the Blarney Estate or maybe enjoy the beautiful Lake Walk. We also visit the Witches Cave in the castle grounds before having plenty of time to indulge in the tax free shopping haven of the Blarney Woollen Mills and craft shop. Your entrance fee (EUR 13.00) is included in the price of this tour.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Paddywagon Tours, Dublin, County DublinTour ends in Dublin approx. 20:00 in time for evening entertainment.

$569.73 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Southern Ireland 6-Day Tour from Dublin

Day 1:Dublin - Glendalough-  Kilkenny Castle - Waterford CityOur first stop is the monastery ruins at Glendalough. This is an area of natural beauty, enjoy the local walks and trails. Next up is medieval Kilkenny with its cobbled streets. Potential sights include the Castle (entrance included), Cathedral, Abbeys and Churches. This afternoon we continue south to the Viking county of Waterford where we overnight in Waterford City. Day 2: Waterford Crystal- Blarney Castle - Dingle PeninsulaOur day begins with a tour of the world famous Waterford Crystal factory. Stock up on fine cut glass at the outlet store or simply pause a while to watch the artisans at work. A drive through Co. Waterford and Cork city takes us to our major stop today, Blarney Castle. Here we spend plenty of time (2 hours) visiting the Castle, with the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone  Day 3: Dingle Peninsula - KillarneyTake the short drive to Dingle, where you will visit its most famous resident, Fungie the Dolphin. Then it's off around Slea Head with amazing views. Then it's back to Dingle where there is ample time for shopping and lunch. Complete your day with a visit to Inch, before continuing on to Killarney.Day 4: Killarney - Ring of Kerry - KillarneyThe day begins with a horse-and-cart ride through Killarney National Park (optional) or horseback ride through the park (optional). Next it's off on a journey around the Ring of Kerry. The afternoon is packed with many highlights including Moll's Gap, Ladies View, Leprechaun Crossing, Killarney National Park, Lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall, and Muckross House.Day 5: Killarney - Cliffs of Moher - GalwayThe first stop will be a photo of the beautiful Bunratty Castle. Today's emphasis shall be the Wild Atlantic Way, including the breathtaking and world famous Cliffs of Moher. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins and gannets. Doolin is the lunch stop before continuing onward to explore the geological marvel that is the Burren. The journey takes you along the West Coast of Clare, and Galway Bay before stopping at Corcomroe Abbey. Day 6: Galway - Connemara - DublinDepart Galway and visit Maam's Cross and the Maam Valley. Onwards then to Leenane and the spectacular Aasleagh Falls. Stop for some photos along with a walk along Ireland's only fjord, Killary Harbour. The lunch stop is the charming village of Cong. Have time to visit Cong Abbey before heading off on the short journey back to Dublin.

$135.87 Day Trips & Excursions

Cobh to Cork, Kinsale, Blarney Castle: Luxury Shore Excursion

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.

$51.38 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Kinsale and West Cork Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Charles Fort, Kinsale, County CorkWe will spend approximately 1 hour at Charles Fort. YOUR ADMISSION IS INCLUDED!Charles Fort is a classic example of a late 17th century star-shaped fort. As one of the largest military installations in the country, Charles Fort has been associated with some well known events in Irish history. From the Fort you will also enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Kinsale Harbour and the West Cork coast.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kinsale Tourist Information OfficeWe make our way to Kinsale where you will enjoy 1.5 hours free-time!Kinsale is known as one of the prettiest towns in Ireland. Nestling in the shelter of Kinsale Harbour this town is truly a joy to explore. Walk the medieval lane ways and visit some of the historic buildings. There is a great selection of small shops, and if you are hungry a wide choice of lunch options. Kinsale is well known as the gourmet capital of Ireland, so you have an opportunity at this lunch stop to taste many local dishes along with a vast array of seafood plates.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Timoleague Franciscan Friary, Timoleague, County CorkSituated in the most colorful town of Timoleague with its array of multi-colored houses we stop to explore the 13th century Timoleague Abbey founded by Darthmount McCormick McCarthy king of Desmond. It will introduce us to how Christian Communicty existed in the early ages.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Paddywagon Day Tours, Cork, County CorkWe make our way back to Cork City, arriving at 17.00 approx after a great day inspired by the beauty of West Cork.

$67.36 Day Trips & Excursions

Cork City, Blarney Castle and Kinsale Full-Day Shore Excursion

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Blarney Castle & Gardens, Blarney, County CorkHere you will have the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, explore the 15th century castle and wander discover the magnificent gardens. Admission to the castle and gardens is included in your tour price.Our visit to Blarney will be up to 2 hours in total depending on your ships docking/sailing schedule.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Blarney Woollen Mills, Blarney, County CorkTake time out to shop at the Worlds largest Irish Store, Indulge in a coffee and delicious scone or even sip on a sumptuous Irish Coffee.Avail of the free wifi while you are here. Time spent here is part of your 2 hour approx. stay in Blarney.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Charles Fort, Kinsale, County CorkDiscover the fascination history of this 17th century fort and the Battle of Kinsale in 1601. Be amazed by the stunning scenery and the very sad tale of The Cunard ocean liner RMS Lusitania.Get you cameral ready for some amazing pics!Duration: 15 minutesPass By: The English Market, Cork, County CorkEnjoy a panoramic driving tour of Cork city. See the sights like The English Market, Shandon Bells and Murphy's Brewery. Be enthralled by the history of this fascinating rebel city from the the time of Vikings through to The Anglo Norman Invasion and right up to the modern times of the formation of our state.Stop At: Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine, Kinsale, County CorkStroll around the very charming winding streets of the village of Kinsale and choose from one of the many fine restaurants to enjoy a great lunch or maybe even sample a local beverage. On your stroll you will get to see the 12th century St. Multose Church, Desmond Castle & International Museum of Wine, The Giants House and Market Square. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Cobh Cathedral, Cobh, County CorkWe will enjoy a short stop here at this majestic Cathedral with the largest carillon of bells in Europe. Take in the stunning harbour scenery here while you learn about the ill fated Titanic, mass emigration, rich maritime history, the gorgeous gael and much more.Duration: 15 minutes