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The Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin was excellent. The grounds of the Blarney Castle were beautiful with flowers and mountain streams. Getting to the Blarney Stone to kiss it was tough, but my daughter made the journey to the top of the castle and "kissed the Blarney stone." Cork and the villages on the way were quaint. Michael, our driver, was wonderful, friendly and very informative. Good trip all around and I would definitely recommend the trip.
The trip was awesome - lots of nice sights to see. I would have preferred to have more time at the Blarney Castle - with the line, I only had time to go kiss the stone, and didn't get to see anything else. And then had 2 whole hours to waste walking around Cork City. But it was still worth the trip!
Too long a day in an old and uncomfortable mini coach. Great guide/driver - but disappointing that said person is unable to guide group during stopovers. Blarney Castle and Rock of Cashel were extraordinary. Vist to Cork was a waste of time unless there are better highlights than the recommended "English Market"
Great trip, the tour guide JR was excellent. I would liked to have more time at Blarney Castle but otherwise it was a grand adventure.
The tour guide was more like a driver. Spoke very little and when he did speak you couldnt hardly hear him. He kept changing his "plan" of what we were supposed to do when we arrived in Cork. Ex. First we would drive around the city and then he changed his mind and decided to drop us off at the Visitor center instead???? Anyways. It got the highest start because the Blarney Castle and Rock of Cashel made up for it. AMAZING!! Plus size people beware that if you plan to go to the top of the Blarney castle, the stair seem to get a tad more narrow. One of my friends couldnt quite fit good enough continue the journey up. Going down was great. The grounds are beautiful. Time will not allow to see the caves and Blarney Castle and the Blarney house. You could really make this stop alone an all day adventure. Its something to go again. Love it!
Yes, Blarney Castle is a touristy place to go...but I think it was well worth it and the time. After making our way up the castle and kissing the stone, we went to the restaurant and the large souvenir shop across from the BC grounds....it was a wonderful place to eat and to relax and talk about our experience.
My son and I had a wonderful day trip from Dublin to Cork and Blarney Castle. The scenery was fantastic, and the tour itinerary was very appropriately paced. Touring Blarney Castle and kissing the famous stone were highlights of the trip. The tour came to life through the descriptions and experience of our tour guide, Norman. Norman is an incredibly likable gentleman who draws upon his vast knowledge of Ireland and his other world travels to make this a very memorable day.
Great tour guide, kind of early to start but he kept us on time throughout even when people were late. Blarney Castle was beautiful Could have skipped Rock of Cashel.
The tour did not have a good start when I tried to do the "re-confirmation" that the voucher says is required. Everyone I called was confused and tried to get me to (re)pay for the trip. I wasted a bit of money and time trying to make all of these international phone calls. Thankfully the actual trip was AMAZING. Our driver was hysterical and very informative. My only complaint is we were only given 2 hours at the Blarney castle to kiss the stone, explore the grounds, go shopping, and eat lunch. The line for the stone took 75 minutes and we were rushed for the remaining 45 minutes trying to see everything. Luckily, we brought lunch and were able to eat on the bus. Cork and Cashel were great and had the perfect amount of time. Our driver even gave us a suprise stop at a pub for a coffee break on our way home.
This trip promptly started nice and early in the morning. The trip down to to Blarney is very long which gives you the chance to have a nap if you need. The time spent at the Blarney Castle is ample time to admire it. Then off to Cork and again plenty of time is given to explore this town and stop for lunch. Last is the rock of cashel which is an amazing site. This tour was fantastic and well worth every penny.
This is a nice trip that provides great views of the Irish countryside. Blarney Castle and grounds are fascinating.
I only wish the weather had been better on our trip but we still had a great time. The drive from Dublin was very long but a lot of us slept on the bus. None of the sites was crowded the day we went. We had plenty of time at each stop, but the Blarney castle grounds were so beautiful I wish we had a little more time there to explore, and maybe less time at Cork. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. A definite "must do" trip.
This was a great trip! I would highly recommend it to anyone. Our tour guide, Ross, was so knowledgable and funny. He made the long day easier despite the rain! Blarney castle was really fun and cork was very pretty. Worth it!!
Wonderful day trip, Blarney castle was amazing, our tour guide was helpful, funny and very nice. Everything was well organized and on time. The tour guide let us vote as a group to adjust slightly the time, to allow us to spend a little more time at the castle which was well worth it. Made additional smaller stops in transit. Highly recommend it!
Review by Patricia L, May 2012
Doing what: 3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Trip
What isn't made completely clear is that this is not one tour but a series of tours, more or less defined by the individual day, and that the guides change with the day. So our first guide met us at the train and took us to Blarney Castle and Cobh and put us on the train to Killarney. We were met there by a different representative who took us to our guest house, then next day had a separate guide/driver for Ring of Kerry. Yet a different driver picked us up on morning three and drove us to meet our guide for the Cliffs of Moher, etc., and that guide rode the train back with us to Dublin.