- Full-day train and coach trip from Dublin to Cork, Blarney Castle and Cobh
- Travel through Ireland's scenic countryside
- Kiss the famous Blarney Stone
- Free time to shop and have lunch in Blarney village
- Short city tour of Cork
- Moving Queenstown Story Heritage Center in Cobh
- Hosted train travel
- Information pack
- Friendly, professional tour guide
Recent Photos of This Tour
- IMG_0570Photo by: AMY W
- View from the top of Blarney ...Photo by: cab0118
USA, 11 2010
- Cobh and its cathedralPhoto by: Diana S
Germany, 12 2009
- Blarney CastlePhoto by: Sheryl T
USA, 12 2007
- Blarney CastlePhoto by: mv21134
- Cliffs of MoherPhoto by: Katherine R
- CathederalPhoto by: Lbug
- Blarney GroundsPhoto by: Lbug
- Beautiful Day at Blarney ...Photo by: Lbug
- Castle GardenPhoto by: MommaK
- Lookout TowerPhoto by: MommaK
- Staircase going up to Blarney ...Photo by: MommaK
- Top-most Walkway at Blarney ...Photo by: MommaK
- stairs at Blarney CastlePhoto by: MommaK
- Blarney CastlePhoto by: MommaK
- Blarney CastlePhoto by: KENG CHOOI H
- St Colman's CathedralPhoto by: Lisa D
- Blarney CastlePhoto by: Lisa D
- Enjoying my tour of CobhPhoto by: Lorian L
- Cliffs of MoherPhoto by: Adam S
What You Can Expect
We did this tour over the New Year's break, and from start to finish were very happy with our experience. The app was easy to use, and the entire trip was well organized. My husband and I were particularly happy to get to know our guide, Andy, who was not only extremely knowledgeable but also very funny and engaging. The scenery and experiences would have been great on their own but Andy made them especially memorable. We highly recommend this tour.
We had a great trip, Norman-guide, and Ned-driver were very informative and helpful, and kind. Was an interesting trip You get to see more than listed as well. We went in December and had a small group too which made it even better. Would highly recommend.
Great tour. Our guide, Jonathan, was knowledgeable and personable he really added to the trip and made the time fly. I liked the train better than a bus, more comfort and convenience - only drawback is you're leaving very early. Focus is on history - Ireland, the castle and the famine/migration. I liked Dublin but it was good to get out and see the countryside and Jonathan gave us plenty of stories to keep us entertained and informed. Castle stairs get very narrow as you get higher. Kissing the stone involves holding on as you're upside down. Take a walk around the grounds if you get a nice day. Facilities inside the castle are minimal, bathrooms, snack bar and gift shop. The bus picks you up at a small shopping center down the road from the castle. There's a nice pub there that's a good choice for lunch.
This is a wonderful day trip from Dublin! It is well timed, but you never feel rushed. We even had time for some extra stops according to our guide which made it even more interesting. It probably helped that we were there in the off season so not so many people on the tour or at the sites and we had fabulous weather, too. The trains are comfy and a wonderful way to see the countryside and the coach ride portion was also nice. Our guide, Jonathon B. From Dublin, was awesome. He was personable knowledgeable and very helpful in giving us other tips and insider info on the rest of our time in Ireland. It was a bonus getting to talk with him awhile on the return train trip while discussing Gaelic sports compared to US. Cork and Castle Blarney are a must if you have any time. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
This was a fantastic trip. I toook my wife and 10 year old son. The train was great -- beautiful country side and easy ride. The visit to Cork was really interesting but the best part of course was Blarney Castle. I'm sure my 10 year old will never forget kissing the blarney stone -- what an incredible experience. The Tour staff were very nice and very informative. I would highly recommend booking this trip especially if you only have a few days in Ireland.
glad we selected the option to go by by rail/coach and not just coach.. pleasant train ride. our guide Bob was fun and shared lots of interesting tid bits. we made several stops not advertised on the itinerary. the castle grounds were lovely.. wish i had done my homework, was not aware you climb up to the top of the castle to the blarney stone, be prepared, its not for the faint of heart or claustrophobic !! through out the day we had time on our own to shop and eat which is nice in these tours.. this was a good choice, enjoyed it alot
Our tour guide was fantastic, and made the trip loads of fun.
5 star, I highly recommend this rail and bus tour combo, the rail portion of our tour was very comfy, hosts were professional, knowledgeable and very personable. Loved the Castle and kissed the stone.
It's a long wait to kiss that Blarney stone but how can you go to Ireland and not do it!! A a great tour