Luxury Shore Excursion: Cork Day Trip from Cobh including Kinsale and Blarney Castle

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Blarney, Ireland

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7 hours (Approx.)
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Overview

While your ship is at Cobh cruise port, discover three of south Ireland’s highlights on this 7-hour shore excursion. Visit Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone — said to bestow eloquence — and enjoy a panoramic Cork city tour. Then, continue through rolling countryside to the fishing port of Kinsale before returning to Cobh, the last port-of-call of the Titanic, and if time allows, seeing its impressive cathedral. Port pickup and drop-off included.
  • 7-hour Blarney Castle, Cork, and Kinsale shore excursion from Cobh
  • Explore Blarney Castle, famous for the Blarney Stone
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone, said to grant the ‘gift of the gab’
  • Take a panoramic Cork tour, seeing St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, the English Market and more
  • Visit Kinsale, known for its colorful houses and gourmet restaurants
  • See St. Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh, the last departure point of the Titanic
  • Includes entrance fees, luxury minivan transport, and port pickup and drop-off
Meet your driver at Cobh cruise terminal either at 8am or as soon as your ship docks if it's scheduled to arrive later. Then, board your luxury, air-conditioned minivan for the journey to nearby Blarney Castle, just north of Cork.
Listen to informative commentary on route, and soon after, arrive at the famous castle. Built in around 1200 by one of Ireland’s great chieftains, Cormac McCarthy, this crumbled fortress is home to one of Ireland’s greatest treasures: the Blarney Stone, or ‘Stone of Eloquence.’
Head inside and explore the picturesque ruins and gardens. Ascend the tower to see the Blarney Stone, being sure to kiss it to receive the prize it’s believed to grant: the ‘gift of the gab.’
Travel onward to Cork City and enjoy a panoramic drive through the center, passing highlights such as St. Finbarr’s Cathedral, the Shandon Bells, the English Market, and River Lee.
Then, take a drive through Cork’s countryside, weaving through lush pastures, tiny villages, and rolling green hills, and stopping above Kinsale to gaze down at this pretty port and the two 17th-century forts guarding its harbour: Charles Fort and James Fort.
Drive down to the town, known for its gourmet restaurants, and enjoy time to stroll around the cobbled lanes and quayside, lined with brightly colored shops, eating spots, and pubs.
Back aboard your minivan, return to the little seaport of Cobh, the location of your cruise terminal, but best known as the last departure point of the ill-fated Titanic in 1912. If time allows, take a look around Cobh’s impressive St. Colman’s Cathedral, where many Irish emigrants prayed before sailing to the US in the early 20th century.
Lastly, finish your 7-hour excursion with a drop-off at the cruise terminal.

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Debra P
, Sep 2017

I'm not sure how this is considered luxury??? It was a small bus. The young lady was just okay as a guide.

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Cynthia M
, Jul 2017

Val was a great and very entertaining guide. He made sure that people got to do what they wanted and gave some good advice on places to go.

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carrierejean23
, May 2017

Gabrielle loved him..he sang, told us jokes and was very informative. Very personal tour and would go again in a heartbeat. Loved it!

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Janice K
, Apr 2017

This tour was fantastic!


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