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Blarney Castle Tour from Cork including Cobh

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Visit two of Cork's most important towns—Cobh and Blarney—in a single tour, with all transportation provided. No need to rent a car or puzzle over directions; just sit back and enjoy the ride and the scenery. Admission to the castle and gardens at Blarney is included, a savings off the day-of ticket price. In Cobh, learn about the history of Irish immigration through your guide's commentary and choose the attractions you'd like to visit independently.
  • Admission to Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • Guide provides insightful commentary
  • Learn about the history and culture of Blarney and Cobh
  • Comprehensive tour in a single day

What's Included

Driver/guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Admission into Blarney Castle and Gardens.
WiFi on board
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Paddywagon Tours Cork, 9 Bridge St, Centre, Cork, T23 KW89, Ireland

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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Itinerary
Pass By:  
Paddywagon Day Tours
Pick up from our Paddy's Palace Tourist Office which is located on Bridge Street. Check in with our friendly staff and they will direct you to your driver/guide.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Blarney Castle: Famed in song and story We stop in the village of Blarney to give you the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the "gift of the gab" for 7 years. Situated on the battlements of the famed Blarney Castle you shall have to bend over backwards to kiss the stone! You can also visit the witches caves in the castle grounds or maybe you will indulge in the tax free shopping haven of the Blarney Wollen Mills, Ireland's biggest craft shop. We strongly advise a stroll through the magnificent castle gardens.
Duration: 120 Minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh
Historic Cobh is situated on the Cork Harbour. Here we hear stories of the millions of Irish people that emigrated from Cobh between 1840 and 1950. Cobh was also known as Queenstown, renamed when Queen Victoria visited. In 1912 it was the last stop of the RMS Titanic. We will see the Titanic monument in the town center and visit the impressive St Coleman's cathedral. The town also has a monument to remember the sinking of the passenger ship Lusitania, during world war 1 in 1915, which happened close to Cork harbor. Here you will have ample free time to explore this historic sea-side town.
Duration: 120 Minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Paddywagon Day Tours
Tour finishes in Cork City Centre, you will have enjoyed a great tour with a great group of fellow international travelers. Slainte/to your health!
Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Fordable wheelchairs can be kept underneath the coach.
  • Toddlers/babies must be seated in a baby-seat or booster. Please contact us at the time of booking and we can supply you with one.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
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Blarney Castle Tour from Cork including Cobh
Departure656015
, Nov 2019
Run by locals. Got us there just before the crowds. The grounds of Blarney Castle are beautiful. Loved the walk out to the lake. Trip to Cobh also interesting and very scenic.
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Blarney Castle Tour from Cork including Cobh
Susan M
, Oct 2019
This tour is essentially a bus ride and entrance fee to the Blarney Castle. The tour did not go to Cobh that day, but offered to drive us to the Jameson Distillery, which would have been nice. Except the entrance fee to Jameson is 25-Euro, and we can buy a bottle for that price, don't need a tour. From Cork, you can take a public bus to Blarney Castle at 2.80-Euro and pay the Castle fee. The tour Viator promoted was good in that it cost only a few dollars more but was worth not having to wait for the public busses.
star-5
Awesome Castle and grounds.
AZDesertRatz
, Oct 2019
Unbelievable castle and surrounding grounds. To kiss the Blarney Stone you have to trek up 120 steps in a spiral type staircase. The view from the top of the castle is fantastic. The castle itself is very interesting. The grounds around the castle are beautifully maintained. There are a number of other interesting structures and beautiful gardens. Plan on 2 to 3 hours. If you want to kiss the Blarney Stone, get there early or you may have a 1 to 3 hour wait. Early morning before 10am is best. Definitely a must see.
star-2
Hard to Rate, Did not go. Read on for details
Helaineusa
, Oct 2019
This is hard to write a review because I know some of the blame lies with me but I want to save others from my same fate. We were coming off of a cruise ship and saw the Cork, (Cobh) excursion which I booked. I wrongfully assumed that Cobh was the Irish word for Cork. Sadly, that was not the case. We should have purchased the excursion with port pickup. We were supposed to meet the tour in Cork which was about a 30 minute train ride away. This is a cautionary tale to check and doublecheck when you book your excursions. We lost the money and I know that people who signed up for the correct excursion had a great time. I don’t want to bash Paddywagon Tours. Some of the responsibility lies with me but I guess my defense is you don’t know what you don’t know. Check your meeting places carefully.
star-4
Great Tour
tarpon89
, Sep 2019
The driver was very knowledgeable and made the ride fun. The Blarney Castle was great but be aware you might have to wait 1/2 to 1 hour to kiss the blarney stone. The town of Cobh is nice and check out the Church up the hill and the Titanic museum.
star-1
I Wonder What the Tour Was Like
Bruce K
, Aug 2019
Having called the Viator Help Center, we were advised that "no taxi necessary, 600 meters, an 8 minute walk" with a pick up at 9:30am. We arrived at the supposed pick up point at 9:03am and there was no vehicle. We waited around until 9:40am and when we asked some of the other independent tour operators still looking for a guest we were told that the pick up bus left a few minutes before 9:00am. Obviously we never got to take the tour. We will be looking to request re-compensation from Viator as we followed their directions and still couldn't take the tour. Very disappointing!!!!!
star-5
very impressive
HappygalM580
, Aug 2019
It is pretty cool to see a castle :) The gardens are great and the walk around is very nice! Wait time for the inside of castle and to kiss the blarney stone was about an hour, the wait to get into the top of castle where the stone consist of dark small quarters, narrow, and a lot of steps, just advising because some people may find it limiting, no strollers, and not suitable for small children ....was cool if those don't apply to you :)
star-5
Beautiful views
JULIO B
, Jul 2019
Loved visiting the castle and gardens , we waited about and hour to go up to kiss the Blarney Stone , very narrow and small but worth it the views are beautiful. Cobh, its a very cute town , I wished we had more time.
star-5
great experience
cyndil1022019
, Jul 2019
Great tour bus ride to Blarney Castle and Cobh. The driver was very professional and knowledgeable about the area.

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