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  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Visit three top Ireland attractions in one day on the Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin. From the comfort of your luxury coach, you'll travel south to Blarney Castle, Cork City and the Rock of Cashel cathedral, passing through beautiful, green South Irish countryside on your way. Be sure to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, and you'll be blessed with the "gift of the gab" for a lifetime of smooth talking!

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

Best Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin

Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin

Leaving the city of Dublin behind, you'll set off on board a luxury, air-conditioned coach and watch the landscape change from Dublin's urban cityscape to the rolling, green hills that typify the Irish countryside. Your day trip will drive through several areas of interest, including the Galtee Mountains and the Curragh in County Kildare, which is home to Ireland's National Stud Farm and is famous as a sporting region.

Passing south through County Tipperary, your tour will reach Blarney Castle by late morning. This beautiful medieval castle is home to one of Ireland's best loved treasures - the fascinating Blarney Stone, which sits at the top of the castle's tower. According to legend, kissing the stone bestows the kisser with the "gift of the gab," or talent for eloquence that the Irish famously possess.

From Blarney Castle, your tour will continue on to Cork City, where you will have approximately two hours at leisure for independent sightseeing. Enjoy lunch at the English Market (available for an extra cost) or perhaps visit the triple-spired St Finn Bar's Cathedral. Your guide will be happy to provide recommendations of further things to do in Ireland's third-largest city.

On leaving Cork, you'll head up to the Rock of Cashel back up in County Tipperary. This imposing Celtic Cathedral towers above the town of Cashel from a limestone mound, approximately 200 feet (61 meters) high. Highlights at the Rock of Cashel include the Hall of Vicars and Cormac's Chapel, home to the oldest Romanesque wall painting in Ireland. Explore these historical sites with your guide, before heading back to Dublin to arrive in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent day trip. Coach driver/Tour guide was both friendly and knowledgeable and kept us entertained throughout the day. Would definitely recommend this trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The Blarney Castle was amazingly beautiful. The tour was well run, and we would definitely recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour and fantastic tour guide / driver combo made it even more authentically Irish.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour from Dublin to Cork is great, you see alot of the country side plus, the history from the tour guide,
a well worth Day Tour. enjoy!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I had a wonderful time on this tour. Kissed the Blarney stone, which was on my bucket list.
Mac was an excellent tour guide and had excellent stories to tell during our trip.
I enjoyed Cork and walking around seeing the town.
I recommend this tour highly!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Enjoyed the castle and grounds at Blarney!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very good value for money. The tour guide Sara was absolutely first class, very knowledgeable, very thoughtful and a great sense of humour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Best tour guide ever. Caves were fun, grounds were beautiful. More than enough time to explore and shop.

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