This was a great tour! It started out rocky with the weather being bad, but our guide was great in giving us as much information as he could. By the time we got to the Blarney Castle the weather cleared up and everything looked so magical.
Nicole M United States of ...
This was a great tour. First, the coach left exactly on time so do not be late. Our tour guide Colum sp? knew the history of everything and even some cheesy jokes to help keep everyone laughing. He was a very nice and helpful guy, and it was even his birthday. He did have a lot to say but also knew when people wanted/needed to sleep. He always asked us what kind of music we wanted to listen to and of course you pick Irish music because that's what you're there for. The coach/bus ride was long, but worth it. The Rock of Cashel was neat - not a lot to see and the stop was quick but that was OK with me. The Blarney Castle and the grounds were lovely, and of course you have to kiss the Blarney Stone. I advise not wearing heels of any kind, even on boots, at the Castle since the stairs to the Stone are steep and narrow made of stone, part of the Castle interior. Lines were minimal when we were there. We had about 1.5 hours at the Castle and that was plenty of time to get a hot chocolate, take pics, walk all the paths,and even go shopping at two nearby Irish souvenir shops. Then onto Cork. Colum dropped us off in Cork and we had about 1.5 hours to explore at our leisure. We were in the main city area, with shopping, eating, and people-watching. He recommended places to eat but we just walked until we found something with a menu we liked. All in all, it was a fantastic trip.
Great little day trip out of Dublin--offered us a chance to see a small slice of the country side. Bus was quite comfortable and all three stops were enjoyable. Would absolutely look at Viator for future vacations.
Our tour guide, Kevin, was AMAZING! He made the entire experience rich and entertaining. We loved the castle tours and kissing the mythical stone. We highly reccomend this day trip!
Fabulous tour guide who gave us Ireland's complete history throughout the day. Would definitely take another trip with Extreme Ireland
So much fun! such a great day and its awesome that viator allows you to registed 24 hrs before the day you choose and i went to ireland in late november so i wanted to make sure i got the best day and i did, it was nice and sunny and perfect and i got my ticket at like 4 pm the day before hahaha thanks!
This tour company is simply the best in Ireland. They are very organized. Sarah was great. She single handedly managed the trip well providing all the necessary information on Irish history. The Blarney castle is the prime attraction of this trip. We really enjoyed it
Our guide was very informative and entertaining. Our group was small, and we got lucky at the Rock of Cashel and at Blarney Castle - no lines anywhere! The Rock of Cashel is beautiful, and we never would've thought to go there on our own. Blarney Castle is very interesting, and the grounds with the fall colors were really a sight to behold! Our time in Cork was fun as well - Cork's main shopping street is very lively and features street entertainers.
This was a great tour and our guide was great.
We were able to kiss the Blarney stone and see about the castle on our own then meet back at the bus on time. The tour guide even stopped at a local bar for all of us to go in and have a pint. Our guide had funny stories and very informative!
Great tour and guide service. Shane was very knowledgeable and I recommend this trip to anyone.
A fantastic day trip to Rock of Cashel, Blarney and Cork! Our driver/guide, Gus, was entertaining, knowledgeable and shared a lot of entertaining stories. It was amazing how he navigated the roads, told stories, and pointed out highlights along the way. By the end of the trip, he seemed like an old friend that we met up in Ireland. The itinerary suggested Rock of Cashel as the last destination. Since it was October and daylight was getting less, Gus cleverly changed Rock of Cashel to the first stop so we had the opportunity to explore this Heritage site. We continued to the highlight of the trip, Blarney Castle where a climb of 100 or so steps to kiss the Blarney Stone. Our journey continued to Cork where we had time to explore the city a bit. The trip was nearly 12 hour long but at the end, we wished that it was not yet over.
Excellent tour! Great guide. Make sure to check out the forest near the blarney castle.
An excellent day! Our trip to Blarney Castle and Cork was great. Our tour guide Chris was very well informed and gave a sensitive and balanced perspective on Ireland's recent history. We felt we were with someone who truly loves his country and showed us the best of it. We had enough time in each place and the coach was comfortable and modern. If you are considering tours this is the one to choose.
robert m United States of ...
We enjoyed the day and the scenery. The tour guide was great and informative. Be prepared for a long bus ride.
This is the quintesstional tour for anyone visiting Ireland for the first time.The rock of Cashel is sublime in the morning mist. What tourist can truly say they were in Ireland without kissing the Blarney Stone? The short stop in Cork was a good chance to grab lunch and crowd watchI would highly recommend Oscars for a wild boar BLT. A must do day trip for any visitor to Ireland.
I was worried about this tour just being a big tourist trap, but I was pleasantly surprised. I had a lot of fun.
Our tour to Blarney Castle and Cork exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide, Pat and driver, Patrick helped to make the trip enjoyable, educational and entertaining. I highly recommend this wonderful day trip.
Jim was our tour guide and he did a wonderful job! I highly recommend him as your tour guide. He down plays his stories but they are great. They bring history and little side stories together to paint a wonderful picture. He needs to tell more instead of less. Thanks for the wonderful experience!