Tour code: 5299CORK
Enhance your experience of Ireland with a full-day excursion to three of the country’s top attractions. From the comfort of a luxury coach, travel through the Irish countryside to visit Blarney Castle, famed for the enchanting Blarney stone, which grants those who kiss it the gift of gab. See, too, Cork City and the Rock of Cashel Cathedral and gain insight into the region’s rich heritage from your guide.

Highlights

  • See three top Ireland attractions in one day on a full-day trip from Dublin
  • Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone
  • Enjoy independent sightseeing in Cork City, with attraction recommendations from your local guide
  • Tour the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary
  • Transport by luxury, air-conditioned coach

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What You Can Expect

Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin

Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin

Greet your guide at a central Dublin location and climb aboard a luxury, air-conditioned coach destined for County Kildare. Gaze at the rolling green hills of the Irish countryside, and listen to commentary from your guide as you go.
After passing through picturesque areas like County Tipperary and County Kildare, arrive at the ancient fortress of Blarney Castle, famed for one of Ireland’s best-loved treasures, the Blarney stone. Ascend to the castle’s tower to kiss the Blarney stone and receive, according to legend, the skill of speaking in a charming and eloquent manner.
Travel onward to Cork City and enjoy some free time to explore the quaint city center. Refuel with lunch at the English market (own expense) and visit the triple-spired St Finn Bar’s Cathedral to admire the colossal, sacred structure.
Return to your luxury vehicle after exploring and relax during the journey to the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary. Hear the legends that surround the imposing twin towers of the cathedral and take a guided tour of the structure’s Hall of Vicars and Cormac’s Chapel, home to the oldest Romanesque wall painting in Ireland.
Return to the coach for the journey back to Dublin, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

Daniel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Bud was the total package, great driver, great way with people and clearly loved this beautiful country that he got to share with us. We had a brand new coach which was very comfortable. Could not have asked for a better experience.

Jeovany Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great tour! learned a lot about Irish history, and enjoyed the time in Cork and at Blarney Castle. For planning purposes of those thinking about doing this tour, just be aware that there is about 7 hours of driving in this 13 hour tour. For us it was worth it and we enjoyed our time very much.

Kristi M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My main complaint is with the Viator site it didn't give the name of the company that we book the tour through. I ended up taking a chance due to the fact that it was through TripAdvisor. When we got to the meeting area by the church it was really confusing. Random tour guides run into the square and yell the name of the tours then you walk around the block to the bus. This process could be done better. A lot of people were complaining about this in the square.

On to the tour... I can't recommend this tour enough! Our tour guide was Joey who provided a lot of info and great singing along the way! While I enjoyed our time at the Rock of Cashel I mainly booked this tour for the Blarney Castle. We got over 2 hours there and, thanks to Joey, knew where to go first and what we should definitely see in our time there. Also Joey gave us the history of the castle which saved us time reading all the information boards around the castle area. We lucked out that there wasn't a long line waiting to kiss the stone. The stairs are steep and narrow, so don't wear heels!!! They do take professional photos at the top of the castle, but you can use your own camera to take photos or video. While the castle could be a day tour in itself we got to see the things we wanted to and had time for a half pint at the pub across the way. I would suggest bringing lunch or snacks with you because by the time we got to Cork I was starving and had to waste valuable time finding food versus doing the touristy things around there. We did get to the English Market and would suggest it.

I would highly suggest this tour!

ljwardus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wonderful day. The castle gardens are amazing at Blarney Castle.

Wendy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Very fun

Catalina H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had the time of our lives in Dublin. This tour was fantastic, and our guide Bud was a delight to be around! We have seen wonderful places and had fun on the tour. The Rock of Cashel, the Blarney Castle, and Cork are all amazing. We can't recommend this tour enough. Five stars! Thanks for offering us such a wonderful trip!

Victoria T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Loved this trip. Thought it was going to be a tourist trap and was far from it. The grounds where the castle sits are beautiful and the castle itself is amazing .The Rock of Cashel was so beautiful and the town of Cork was really fun and cute. Dave, our guide/bus driver, was also terrific. Very informative. Would highly recommend this tour.

Laurie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This trip was outstanding. The coach was roomy and comfortable. My favorite stop was Rock of Cashel. The scenery is breathtaking and the history fascinating. Blarney Castle was wonderful. There are many shops to spend money and kissing the Blarney Stone a once in a lifetime opportunity. But the best part of the tour was John, the driver/tourguide. He was knowledgeable, funny and an excellent driver. With his efforts, the entire trip went smoothly. I highly recommend this trip and Johno.

Georgianne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was a great trip. Wayne was a wonderful tour guide and bus driver/

Kathleen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Wayne was a great tour guide - our favorite day of the 4 we spent in Ireland. Would highly recommend!

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