Blarney Castle Reviews
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Our tour guide was great, but there were a few qualms with this tour I didn't like.
First, the bus, it was a small bus and very uncomfortable. It was extremely stuffy and the vents weren't turned on till after 1/2 the day on the bus. You felt EVERY bump on the road, which is terrible since the roads to the blarney castle are extremely uneven.
Second, there was NOT enough time at the blarney castle. We basically had time to get up to the stone and come back and use the toilette. Luckily there wasn't a line for the stone could only imagine if there was! I also wish there was a tour of the actual castle, instead he told us a little about it and pointed us in the direction to go.
Third, your coming from Dublin, so Cork seems pointless. It was a dirty city and the spent way too much time there. There was no tour there so it was basically free time in a city I new nothing about except that they "sang when they talked".
The rock of Cashel was neat.
Altogether, I've been on quite a few viator tours, this isn't the best. It's also not through viator, but some Ireland tour group. It came across as transportation to these places with minimal information given. I would do it again for solely the purpose of seeing the castles, but that's it.
Great day! We really enjoyed the Queenstown Heritage Center at Cobh. Blarney Castle and the surrounding gardens were beautiful. Our tour guide Dave Gallagher was especially helpful with interesting, insightful information about each part of our tour. He also gave us suggestions regarding additional activities and eateries for the rest of our time in Dublin. We felt that we got o see another side of the beautiful country of Ireland besides the city of Dublin. Money well spent!
By far, one of the coolest day trips to take! The guide was phenomenal and we had plenty of time to wonder around Blarney Castle and the little town surrounding it. Cobh was a treat and has some interesting Titanic history of it's own. The train to and from Cork provides a beverage cart, seats with tables, and even a bathroom. All of which are great because the trip is about 2 hrs. 45 min. This trip is a must!!
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of Blarney Castle and Cork. It was fun and informative. I definitely would recommend it.
A long day but an enjoyable trip. Were given plenty of time at Blarney Castle. Cork was also interesting and would have liked a bit of free time there. The guide was good.
Blarney castle was fabulous, however, we only spent an hour there. There was a huge mill right across the street and we took plenty of money for spending, but had no time to even walk through the door. Cork was a huge disappointment. We spent plenty of time there but it was too much like Dublin. Cashel was great! We spent just enough time there and there is a local gift shop at the bottom of the hill where all the sweaters and scarves are hand knitted by people in that area. The owner is a lovely lady who really appreciates tourists. She is so kind, she makes you want to buy something! The tour guide Wayne was a great driver and tried very hard to make the trip fun for everyone. His speech was a little crude at times but the people on the bus were ecouraging him. We ended our tour stopping at a very quaint little pub.
AMAZING beauty at Blarney Castle in Spring...be sure to check out the gardens around the castle (to the left if facing it). Neat to know the true history of the Blarney Stone (from the Scottish Kings/Braveheart)....Cork was just another city in my opinion...the Rock of Cashel was very cool....imposing.
Blarney Castle was very nice and worth seeing. In general , our trip was good except that the driver/tourist guide that we had was not good. He was not talking, just drove us to the spot and tell us what time he will be back. That day was Easter Sunday so the stores were closed and we have to spend 2 hours at Cork where we have nothing to do. Another thing is that there were places that needs to be pointed out by the guide which he never did.
Awesome trip and tour guide. Blarney Castle grounds are fantastic. Cork visit well worth it.
Our guide was great! He gave us the history of places we visited and even places we drove by. He even sang a couple of Irish tunes to us! The only thing I would change is about 1/2 hour less at Rock Of Cashel and 1/2 more at Blarney Castle. Great trip!
Blarney Castle and the Rock of Cashel were great! Amazing places to visit. I would have liked to have had more time at Blarney Castle because there is a lot to see there. Two hours are spent in Cork City, which really isn't necessary. The tour guide was great also. Very knowledgeable in regards to the history of the places visited, including places we just happened to drive past. Definitely a trip worth scheduling and you must kiss the Blarney Stone!
Quite a day we had in Cork and then at Blarney Castle. The waiting line was extremely long but well worth the wait!!
As always Viator tours are awesome and this onewas no exception. Our tour guide to Blarney Castle and Cork was awesome. She was very friendly,helpful and informative.
Highlight of this day is visiting Blarney Castle and kissing the Blarney stone. Great tour guide. Very interesting to see the Queenstown Centre.
We thoroughly enjoyed our Viator tour to Cork and Blarney Castle from Dublin. The tour guide was friendly and informative. The only thing we would have done differently was to have some time in downtown Cork.