Joseph......the coach driver and the guide.... is the man LBA card and a tip for him. Yes he is legit nuts in a good way... he talks and sings and talks and sings and he sure can tell a tale and hold a tune. At 645 am I didn't know to laugh or cry when I met this leprechaun on a permanent caffeine drip but he had me laughing throughout the day and evening and was probably by far the best guide I had on all 7 tours I did while in Ireland. He just needs to go a wee bit slow the first 15-20 minutes or so until our coffee kicks in. Over all this was a great tour THE first stop is The Rock of Cashel, Joseph takes you there first because no one else is there which was awesome......great photos. Then on to Cork for Lunch...plenty of stores to shop and we took the guides recommendation and went to the English market where we had Sausage, potatoes and onions in a box one of the best things I ate on my whole trip just follow the smell once you enter the market you will find them. Then on to kiss the Blarney stone at Blarney Castle and you get a few hours there to take photos and walk the grounds plenty of places to get great shots including the waterfalls and the cave by the castle. We then went into the small town and sipped a pint of Guinness by the fire before heading back to the coach. This is a must do trip, this was my second favorite trip in Dublin next to the Cliff of Moher.
wonderful tour, you get to see so much of the countryside. liam was a great, laid-back guide.
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This tour was Great. Adelle our guide was really nice and funny. The only thing id have asked for was maybe 10 more minutes or so shopping time at Blarney Castle and Cork City! She and the driver were also kind enough to invite and suggest a great eatery in Cork that was well priced w a huge portion of food. It was second time to Blarney and i had my cousin and a friend with me , we all thoroughly enjoyed the trip fo rsure!
Alec was terrific! Super informative and friendly. Everything ran on time, which I truly appreciated.
Excellent trip - only 10 of us on the mini bus, so it was a great group!
Would have preferred more time in Cork less at Blarney, however this seems to be in the minority.
Overall loved it!
I instantly fell in love with our guide. She was funny, had great stories, and made the trip so much more interesting.
This tour was fabulous, loved our guide. He was informative, funny and overall great.
We saw a lot of great things and the drive was great.
I have nothing negative to say about anything. I rate it 5 satrs
We had a great time. I got to see the Rock of Cashel as well as the Blarney Castle. Gabriel was an excellent tour guide.
If you go to Ireland, you got to kiss that Blarney Stone. This was an all-day tour south, through the beautiful Irish countryside. I know now that Ireland is truly the Emerald Isle, green throughout, and a tempting place to live. Climbing up a winding and very narrow stone staircase to reach the Blarney Stone itself was a great experience and kids will love it. Lying down and tilting back to kiss that Stone was an experience all to itself. I highly recommend as I do the Cliffs of Moher tour.
We had a great time and enjoyed the humor and singing of our guide Joseph. Loved Blarney Castle and the beautiful grounds although we did not have time to wait in line for 90 minutes to kiss the blarney stone. Guess we will have to come back!
Excellent tour guide who also drove the coach bus. Saw lots of sights along the way and made very nice scenic stops. Blarney Castle was excellent. One suggestion is to have more time allotted there. You only are given 1 hr and 30 minutes - it takes 10-15 minutes to walk from bus to the castle then at least 45 minutes to walk up the old spiral cement castle stairs to the roof where the stone is located. Then you have to walk down again. There are several exhibits on the grounds that you are unable to see since you are rushing back towards the bus. In addition, you have to a lot for time for the gift shop of course! and to use the facilities since there are none on the buses.
This was a wonderful tour -- and our driver was great as he continued to share many stories of the history and culture on Ireland . . . the time spent at the Rock of Cashel was an added bonus to our time at Blarney Castle and Cork . . .
This was a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and quite funny! The Blarney Castle was beautiful and the grounds surrounding it. Make sure you go up the rock spiral staircase to the top of the castle to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. There was a nice gentlemen there help you lean back and kiss the stone. They also take your picture! You get to view it at the bottom and decide then if you want to buy it or not. There are several places to eat and there was a very nice gift shop. Cork was a great city to explore! Make sure you visit the food market in the middle of the centrum. There were several stand alone musicians along the way as you maneuvered through the city streets. Overall it was a wonderful tour! Highly recommend!
Cork was the best. We loved the beauty of Blarney Castle and the grounds. The staff were all very nice and accommodating.
Our tour guide was perfect and witty. Wished we had more time at the Blarney Castle instead of Cork. But, we loved it no matter what.
This trip is a great day out. Our driver Shaun was great, very funny guy and kept everyone entertained.
Great tour! amazing scenery, enough time at each destinations, great lunch at Cork, all together a great time!
The group that did this tour was outstanding. We got so much more that just the standard tour. We went to places we did expect and we got to the main areas before the big groups started showing up which allowed us an almost full access experience. Thank you so much!!!
Great trip, great driver/tour guide. This is well worth the money - recommend for all!
Our tour to Blarney Castle was wonderful! Our bus driver kept us entertained and sang beautiful Irish songs! We only had one full day in Ireland and I definitely recommend this tour if you do nothing else.
Enjoyed this trip. The only thing I would add is an extra 1/2 hour or more at Blarney castle and an extra 1/2 hour or more in Cork. Highlights were the Rock of Cashel and our quick stop at the 250 year old Morrisey Pub. The bus driver Patrick was fun and knowledgeable- Thank you!
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