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Blarney Castle & Cork Day Tour 12 hours

  • Shared tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly
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The Blarney Castle & Cork tour features a guided coach tour of the Irish countryside, a visit to the world famous Blarney Castle with its Blarney Stone. You will also visit Cork and get a guided walking tour of the city. You will then visit the historically significant monastic site called the Rock of Cashel once the home of the King of Munster before it was given to the church.

06:50 Depart Dublin

Depart Dublin from Suffolk Street by the Molly Malone statue

10:20 Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle, built by the McCarthy clan over 600 years ago, still retains its old world charm with its towers, battlements and gated entrance built on a rocky outcrop. Kiss the Blarney Stone, situated on the parapets of the castle, to gain the gift of eloquence - that is the ability to persuade people and being able to talk yourself out of trouble… Discovery Travel Channel lists kissing the Blarney Stone amongst its 99 things to do before you die! Rock close is a magical garden filled with enchanting druidic rock formations, water features and exotic plants. The grand Scottish baronial style Blarney House is reflects a bygone era of wealth and statesmanship.

12:15 Cork City

Ireland’s second largest city, known as the ‘Rebel City’, take time to explore its vibrant Irish atmosphere. Here in Cork you will be met by a local guide who will bring you on a walking tour throughout the city. Discover the history and the famous places Cork has to boast. If you have time, make sure to visit The English Market which has plenty of Irish produce food to choose from. Following your guided tour of the city you will have some time to explore and sample some local cuisine.

15:30Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel is a multi-period monastic site, which was a fortress before it became the seat of the bishop of the diocese of Cashel, and venue where the historical Synod of Cashel was held. Visit the Great Cathedral, the Hall of Vicars Choral, Cormack's Chapel (with one of Ireland's best preserved Irish frescoes and Romanesque architecture) and a Round Tower, all perched on a solid rock ringed by a curtain wall- most of it dating back from before the Cambro-Norman conquerors came to Ireland in the late 12th Century.

19:00 Back to Dublin

What's included

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  • Park/ museum entrance fees
  • Transport in an air-conditioned coach
  • Tour guide


  • Lunch


Available in

(This tour can also be experienced in Spanish, Italian, German 7 French by downloading our language app before joining the tour)

Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Dublin , Ireland

Pick up times available: 06:50

Pick up location: Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk Street, Dublin 2

Ends at: College Green, Dublin 2

Nearest airport: Dublin Airport (DUB)

Cancellation policy

100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date

"What is the number of travellers on this tour (maximum)? Thank you."

Response from organiser:

You can use the number of people switch on "Check availability" on the right hand side of the above page to check if the number of people you require is allowed on the tour.

Asked on 13 Feb 2022 by Brenda Fischer

"Hello, I am wondering about the maximum number of travellers because our preference is for a smaller group tour. There are only 2 of us, but we are hoping to find a tour that does not have a large number of travellers. Thank you."

Response from organiser:

Thank you for your e.mail. Please be informed that now, we are having small size group on our Blarney Castle & Cork tour. Especially during weekdays (approximately 10-15pax) and around 20-25 pax over the weekend.

Asked on 13 Feb 2022 by Brenda Fischer