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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.
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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!
Great tour. Guide did his best for being new. A definite experience to have.
I absolutely loved this tour! Our guide and driver, Derrick, was great and made sure we had plenty of time to see the sights. This tour was one of the highlights of my entire trip to Ireland!
Our guide Bud was great! Very informative and entertaining. Rock of Cashel was fantastic as was Blarney Castle. Quite the lineup to get up into The castle to kiss the stone but worth it! Full day with lots of time to explore on our own. Good shops and cafes at Blarney with a nice variety of food for lunch.
Cork was interesting to see.
Bud was our bus driver and tour guide. He was wonderful, warm and friendly. Gave us a lot of information and history about the sites we went to and info. along the way about what we were passing. The bus was comfortable and i felt very safe with him driving. It was a great day. The trip was well planned.
Jennifer or Jessica was a great guide. She provided the perfect mix keeping the group engaged without being annoying. She was knowledgeable, played great music and had the perfect voice to listen to. Larry was a boss...I mean anyone that can parallel park a bus like he did totally awesome.
Both kept their cool when twice not me folks reported later than the agreed upon time. Way to stay professional even though I know it had to be as annoying as hell!
I would definitely take a tour with this group again!
I would definitely recommend these trips to others, however, you're on someone else's schedule, which can be a downfall if you like the place or don't like it.
Pack food for yourself throughout the day, you only make so many stops and if you eat often you will be hungry! Our tour guide Phil was great!
Loved this tour. I even climbed to the top of the castle and for my age, it was quite a climb. LOL
Our tour guide was so funny. We got to kiss the blarney stone and do a little bit of shopping while there. Wasn't much to see in cork where we didn't have anything planned but got food and looked around the little shops on your break.
Very enjoyable . The guide was very knowledgeable. Really fun people and lots to see