Blarney Castle & Cork Tour

Blarney Castle & Cork Tour

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Overview

Built nearly 600 years ago by one of Ireland’s greatest chieftains, Blarney Castle has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our tower. Receive the “gift of the gab” by kissing the famous Stone. The gardens surrounding Blarney Castle are a paradise for walkers and are worth exploring.

You will have the chance to discover the Rock of Cashel, which is considered to be one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders. This is a site of immense historical importance as it was the seat of the King of Munster. This location was a fortress, which dates back before the Anglo-Norman conquerors reined over the land. Not to mention, there is an extensive collection of historical, architectural and artistically related pieces gathered here.

We will pass alongside two separate mountain ranges; the first are the Knockmealdown Mountains that have been made famous by the Irish folk song 'Kitty Borne O’Brien'. Next, we’ll come across Ireland’s highest inland range, the Galtee Mountains. The views are simply breathtaking! Afterwards, visit Cahir Castle which was once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family. The castle retains its impressive keep, tower, and much of its original defensive structure.

This uniquely structured tour departs from Dublin every day of the week at 6:50am, and will deliver you safely back into the city centre at approximately 7:00pm. For further details and a detailed breakdown on your day with Irish Day Tours, click on the itinerary.

Itinerary

6:50 am: DEPART DUBLIN

We will meet in front of the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street (sitemap is available within the link to the booking page). Before leaving you’ll meet your fun-loving and knowledgeable tour guide and your fellow travel companions! Our exciting day tour will begin by travelling through Ireland’s southern terrain. As we leave the city behind us, we’ll soon pass into an area referred to as “The Curragh” within County Kildare. This region is absolutely perfect for breeding and training horses..

9:00 am: ARRIVE AT THE ROCK OF CASHEL

We will arrive at one of Ireland’s 7 Wonders - the Rock of Cashel! Here we’ll explore the Hall of Vicars, Cormack’s Chapel, Celtic Cathedral, Round Tower, and the surrounding grounds filled with ancient high crosses! In addition, you’ll have the marvellous opportunity to gaze upon one of Ireland’s oldest Romanesque wall paintings inside the world-famous historical landmark!

11:30 am: KISS THE STONE AT BLARNEY CASTLE

We arrive at Blarney Castle, which is the highlight of the tour for most. Blarney Castle is known around the world for its famous Blarney Stone. Kiss the stone and receive the “gift of the gab”. Blarney Castle isn't all about the Stone; the Blarney castle itself is worthy of exploration as are its fantastic lush grounds and woodland walks. There is much to see and explore. See the Rock Close and find the Wishing Steps to make a wish!

3:30 pm: DISCOVER CAHIR CASTLE

Cahir Castle was once the stronghold of the powerful Butler family. The castle retains its impressive keep, tower, and much of its original defensive structure. It is one of Ireland's largest and best-preserved castles. It is situated on a rocky island on the River Suir.

7:15 pm: ARRIVE BACK IN DUBLIN

To finish off, we’ll arrive back in Dublin to reminisce about all of the exciting highlights!

All times are approximate and subject to change based on traffic conditions

Pickup

6.50 am at the Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street View on map

Drop off

7.15 pm on Dame Street, Dublin City Centre, or the Riddler Restaurant if you have booked dinner

All times are approximate and subject to change based on traffic conditions

Things to bring

  • Camera

  • Sunglasses

  • Raincoat – just in case it rains!

  • Packed lunch or money for Lunch & snacks

  • Headphones to listen to the commentary on the multi-lingual app

  • Charging cable and power bank to keep your devices charged (some buses do have charging ports but not all)

  • Spending money/credit card to pick up souvenirs & tip your driver!

  • Appropriate shoes for walking on rough terrain

Inclusions / exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Professional driver/guide

  • Modern comfortable coach transportation

  • Wi-Fi (onboard vehicles, here fitted)

  • Multi-lingual app (Eng, Fr, Es, De, It)

  • Entry to Blarney Castle

  • Entry to the Rock of Cashel

  • Entry to Cahir Castle

Exclusions:

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Tips

Cancellation policy

You are entitled to a full refund only if you give us a minimum of 24 hours’ notice of your intention to cancel.

If you cancel your day tour within 24 hours you can choose to change your tour to another date (subject to availability).

If you are late for the bus in the morning or are a no show, you are not entitled to a refund and will be charged in full for the tour.

This policy applies to all of the Ei Travel Group web shops which include but are not limited to; www.cliffsofmohertours.ie, www.giantscausewaytours.ie, www.irishdaytours.ie and www.daytours.ie.

A minimum number of 6 passengers is required to operate a tour. We give until 3pm the day prior to the tour to reach this number and will then contact customers with details of cancellation.

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