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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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$68.26 Shore Excursions

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

Your driver will collect you from your ship at 8am or as soon as your ship docks if your ship is scheduled for disembarkation later than 8:00am. The tour begins with a visit to the famous Blarney Castle, where you visit the castle and gardens. Explore the castle grounds, kiss the stone and enjoy the breathtaking view from the top. From Blarney, you will experience a panoramic drive through Cork City where you can see some of the city’s highlights such as: St. Finbarre’s Cathedral, Shandon Bells, English Historic Market and the Lee River. After your spectacular tour of Cork city, you will experience a drive through the wonderful Cork countryside. Enjoy typical views of the rolling fields of West Cork and also a stop overlooking picturesque Kinsale Harbour and its 2 forts - Charles Fort and James Fort. The afternoon will bring you on a scenic drive towards Kinsale, a charming town famous as Ireland’s gourmet capital. This enchanting harbor town consists of beautiful streets, fine restaurants, excellent pubs and plenty more for you to see. Before returning to port, you will enjoy a quick overview of Cobh, famous for being the last departure point of Titanic. You will visit St. Coleman’s Cathedral where many Irish immigrants stopped before heading into an uncertain future during those troubled times.

$57.84 Day Trips & Excursions

Blarney Castle Day Tour from Dublin including Blarney Stone

Depart Dublin We 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. We get great panoramic views of the Galtee mountains, as we pass through County Tipperary down to the southern County Cork. Rock of Cashel Our 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. Cork City Enjoy 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. Blarney Castle Famed 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. Departure Tour ends in Dublin approx. 20:00 in time for evening entertainment.

$577.29 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Southern Ireland 6-Day Tour from Dublin

Day 1:Dublin - Kilkenny Castle - Waterford Crystal - Dunmore EastOur 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 our destination is the coastal fishing village of Dunmore East. Day 2: Dunmore East - 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.

$137.67 Day Trips & Excursions

Luxury Shore Excursion: Cork Day Trip from Cobh including Kinsale and Blarney Castle

Your driver will collect you from your ship at 8am or as soon as your ship docks if your ship is scheduled for disembarkation later than 8am. The tour begins with a visit to the famous Blarney Castle, where you can visit the castle and gardens. Explore the castle grounds, kiss the famous Blarney Stone to endow yourself with 'the gift of the gab' and enjoy the breathtaking view from the top.From Blarney, you will experience a panoramic drive through Cork City where you can see some of the city’s highlights such as St. Finbarre’s Cathedral, Shandon Bells, English Historic Market and the Lee River. After your spectacular tour of Cork City, you will experience a drive through the wonderful Cork countryside. Enjoy typical views of the rolling fields of West Cork and also a stop overlooking picturesque Kinsale Harbour and its two forts, Charles Fort and James Fort.The afternoon will bring you on a scenic drive towards Kinsale, a charming town famous as Ireland’s gourmet capital. This enchanting harbor town consists of beautiful streets, fine restaurants, excellent pubs and plenty more for you to see. Before returning to port, you will enjoy a quick overview of Cobh, famous for being the last departure point of Titanic. You will visit St. Coleman’s Cathedral where many Irish immigrants stopped before heading into an uncertain future during those troubled times.

$45.12 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Kinsale and West Cork Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Charles FortWe 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 FriarySituated 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 ToursWe make our way back to Cork City, arriving at 17.00 approx after a great day inspired by the beauty of West Cork.

$68.26 Shore Excursions

Shore Excursion from Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle, Cork City and Kinsale

Your bus tour departs from your ship in Cobh first heading for Blarney Castle where you will have up to 2 hours free time to Kiss the legendary Blarney stone, explore the amazing gardens, take in some shopping at the famous Blarney Woollen Mills or simply indulge in the atmosphere in the village of Blarney enjoying some local homemade scones with coffee.After our visit to Blarney we will enjoy a panoramic driving tour through Cork city centre taking in famous landmarks such as The Shandon Bells and The English Market.The next leg of our trip will lead us to Kinsale, first stopping at Charlesfort for a 15 minute photo-op to capture the stunning views and learn of the fascinating history of Charlesfort and Lusitania before arriving shortly afterwards at the The charming village of Kinsale, dubbed "Ireland's Gourmet Capital". Perfect for lunch!There are lots of pubs, restaurants and craft/gift shops dotted around the winding streets of Kinsale. You will have up to 2 hours free time to explore and enjoy lunch/drinks at one of the many fine local establishments.It is now time to enjoy the scenic route back to your ship and take in some touring around the magnificent Island of Cobh (This ensures the last leg of our tour is very near to your ship in order to make a timely return one hour before your sailing.Immerse yourself in the rich maritime history of Cobh taking in some stunning harbour scenery while discovering why Cobh is forever linked to the ill fated Titanic. Learn of the fascinating history of Lusitania mass graves, The Potato Famine and Ireland's mass emigration.Finally we will have a 15 minute stop to enjoy the spectacular neo-gothic St. Colman's Catholic Cathedral before heading back to your ship in plenty good time for your sailing.