We had a great time on this tour! Had lots of time at the castle and time to fully walk around the grounds. The bus was comfortable. Our guide was very friendly and funny. He told great stories, gave lots of information, and really seemed to enjoy his job. He really catered to the groups needs and made it a fun day. I would recommend this tour if you really want a full day out of Dublin to see the countryside and see some great castles. Maybe pack a lunch as the options around the castle were limited and expensive. Huge thanks to our guide :
loved blarney castle and the blarney woolen mill even if it was a rainy day -wished it was a little longer and cork was great to see but the english market was more for cooking than anything else - and it was a wet day - deckland and jennifer were great - would highly recommend this tour - hope to be back
Our tour guide, Bud, was really funny. The timing at each of the stops was good, we saw A LOT in one day! Really good value. The Blarney castle was my 9 year old daughter's favorite.
Excellent tour to Blarney Castle, Rock of Cashel and Cork
The bus was clean and comfortable, the pace was full-on but fun, the times spent on the bus went quickly, as our Tour Guide Caroline and Driver Larry were great. Caroline kept us entertained with her lovely Irish singing and great amount of interesting information and history of Ireland. They were absolutely the best. We were very late getting back to the bus and they didn't leave us behind. Well paced, comfortable drive and very smooth trip. I won't go into details of the sites we saw, as the blurb on their webpage is very accurate, but seeing is believing! I would recommend the trip, the company and Caroline and Larry to my anyone!! I kissed the Blarney Stone, another thing ticked off my bucket list. Thank you for a wonderful day and the experience!
Long bus ride, but an iconic site in Ireland. A good day trip because you get to see Cork and the countryside in addition to Blarney Castle. Unless you want to drive on narrow roads with right hand drive, this is the way to take a good day trip.
We had a very enjoyable tour to County Tipperary to see Rock of Cashel,Finnbarrs cathedral and on to County Cork for Blarney Castle tour.Our Tour driver Nile provided lots of information and friendly banter along the way.All in all it was Grand !
Very good tour. Driver and guide Matthew was very informative. My only suggestion would be more time at Blarney Castle. I felt very rushed here, and maybe less time in Cork and Rock of Cashel
Otherwise. Great value for money
The driver/guide gets highest marks, we did the Blarney Castle in the afternoon and the wait to kiss the stone was under 20 minutes, we got lucky but I think it was the good planning of the tour as well. Cork is a cool city, we could have spent all day there, a reason to come back to Ireland I guess. A long day but worth the time.
Blarney Castle was a lot of fun. Great stuff to do and amazing shops just off the grounds where the bus park is. Beware the stairs going to the stone are steep and winding but the view from the top is amazing. A lot to do and see here. Cork was a great little city to visit. Shopping is really good here but in the time allotted you can't shop and see some of the sites since they are too far away from each other if you visit the church you just have enough time to get there, see it and get back. But a lot of fun overall
This was a great trip. Our tour leader, Jennifer, not only provided wonderful historical information about Ireland in general but provided archeological photos that were passed around the tour bus. Our driver, Tuck, was right on point getting us to our destinations with marvelous driving! Blarney Castle was a treasure and Cork City was GREAT! Jennifer pointed us to several places for lunch which worked out well. This is a tour not to be missed and lucky you if you have Jennifer and Tuck.
The Cork and Blarney Castle tour was great. It was a beautiful train ride from Dublin. I would recommend this tour.
Doing what: Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Trip from Dublin
The Angel Gabriel he said that's what we had to call him was an excellent guide/driver, helpful, informative and loved the craic. He also regaled us with a couple of Irish songs, Is there an Irishman who can't sing ?
The tour was excellent too, but Blarney castle is VERY busy so get there early, a long day but well worth the effort
Great day out cruising the countryside. Rock of Cashel and Blarney Castle must sees, Cork nice. Highlight was our driver/guide Joe with his knowledge, humour and singing ability. Also, the pit stop at Bob's Bar in Durrow.
United States of America
This tour was very nice. Tony was an outstanding tour guide. Blarney castle was very cool and had a very beautiful garden. As for Cork, you're limited to just shopping, so we couldn't see any major sites there. The Cashel was very nice as well. Overall I would recommend this tour.
Both the tour company and the driver were excellent. Many people on the bus were commenting that they wish there was more time at Blarney Castle and that they felt the stop in Cork was not very interesting. My party of 7 agreed that Cork had little to offer.
the trip down to the castle , the 2 stops on the way back pointless added 2 hrs to the trip
Our tour guide was really awesome. Bus driver was top notch. The tour was great. Highly recommend. Blarney Castle is truly incredible and worth the time. Thank you for the awesome tour. Very impressed!
This is an awesome tour! Everything was well organized, scenery on the train ride was beautiful. Our tour guide was entertaining, well informed on everything we saw and overall a great guide. Blarney Castle was great, if you can climb the stairs you must kiss the Blarney stone! Overall a great day trip from Dublin.
Doing what: Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Trip from Dublin
Wonderful day, excellent tour guide and great weather made this a super tour. We experienced nothing but courtesy, kindness and friendship on the bus, in the towns and at Blarney Castle. It was a day of beautiful scenery and pure Irish culture and folklore and we loved every minute of it. Would have loved to see the bus continue to Bunratty Castle which is not too much further but super tour and excellent price. We are very happy we did this instead of trying to drive ourselves. Would definitely recommend to others.
We would highly recommend this day trip! Our tour guide, Tony, is so intelligent knowledgeable! He was able to give us the history of Ireland through stories and songs that made what we were seeing come alive. The Irish countryside is beautiful, and Tony's knowledge of the history of the area was excellent. Johnny, the driver threw in a couple of songs, also! We had a wonderful day exploring the Blarney Castle and Rock of Cashel. This is a trip worth taking, especially if you are lucky enough to get Tony as your guide and Johnny as your driver!
Diane and Steve from Chicago
The Blarney Castle was amazingly beautiful. The tour was well run, and we would definitely recommend it.
Enjoyed the castle and grounds at Blarney!
It was a great trip and our driver Phil was extremely entertaining. We loved the Blarney Stone part of the trip but we were not that impressed with the Rock of Cashel not much to see or do there or the shopping in Cork. We honestly had no time to look around the Blarney Castle as most of our time was spent waiting in line to kiss the stone. We really would have loved to just see the Blarney Castle and had the whole day there. We never made it around the grounds and could not do any of the shopping there because of the long line to kiss the Stone. Other than that, we thought it was great.
This was a fun tour it was great to be able to kiss the Blarney Stone and walk around the castle. I wish we had more than two hours at the castle though. One hour was spent in line, it seemed way too short!
Great tour. Gerard, our guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Left on time and returned on time with no feeling of being rushed. Highly recommend this tour. There's a lot more to see at Blarney Castle than the stone.
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