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2-Day South Ireland Highlights Tour from Dublin

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    Day 1: Day 1: Dublin - Rock of Cashel - Blarney -Cork

    Pass By: Dublin, Dublin, County Dublin
    We depart Dublin 8:00 am, and enjoy a relaxing drive to the midlands of Ireland to County Cork passing through battlefield set of Hollywood's blockbuster movie Braveheart.

    Stop At: Rock of Cashel, Cashel Ireland
    Our first stop will be the world famous Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary. One of Ireland's most evocative sites, you can stroll in the footsteps of St. Patrick flanked by ruins, Celtic crosses and round towers. Feel the soul of Ireland. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster until they donated the complex to the Catholic Church almost 1,000 years ago for use as a cathedral. One of the best examples of medieval architecture anywhere in Europe. Your entrance fee (EUR 7.00) is included in the price of this tour.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Cork, Cork, County Cork
    Our next stop is a 20 min drive away in Ireland's second city, Cork. Here we have time to visit the English Markets recently visited by Queen Elizabeth II, that offers a wide range of local produce from artisan meats and cheeses and all that is good about Irish fine fare. This is an ideal place to enjoy lunch.
    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Blarney, Blarney, Cork, County Cork
    The afternoon is spent in Blarney where we visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney stone endowing us with the gift of eloquent speech (gift of the gab) for 7 years. Blarney is also famed for its arts and crafts which can be found in abundance in Blarney Woolen Mills, the world's largest Irish shop.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cork, Cork, County Cork
    We return to Cork where we spend the night and are spoiled by the vast array of traditional eateries, music and dance venues.
    Duration: 12 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in Cork City.

    Day 2: Day 2: Cork - Burren - Cliffs of Moher - Dublin

    Pass By: King John's Castle, Nicholas Street King's Island, Limerick Ireland
    We start the day with a drive through the Golden Vale, some of the best farming land in Ireland. We stop in Limerick City to view the River Shannon and get some panoramic shots of King John's Castle.

    Stop At: Wild Atlantic Way, Wild Atlantic Way
    Next, we head to the famed Wild Atlantic Way and the rugged coastline of the county of Clare. We are dazzled by beautiful beaches, golden sands and dolphins playing in the waves.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Burren, The Burren, County Clare
    We explore the Burren, a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years with unique features like underground rivers and waterfalls. Hear your guide tell inspiring tales of how our ancestors overcame the horrors of the Great Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to the 4 corners of the globe and in particular Britain, Australia and North America.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Doolin, Doolin, The Burren, County Clare
    Doolin, the home of Irish traditional music is our lunch stop where we get a chance to sample some home-made traditional Irish dishes.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Cliffs of Moher, Lislorkan North Latitude: 52.9714578 Longitude: -9.4247540, Liscannor Ireland
    Then it's the Irish crown jewels, THE CLIFFS OF MOHER, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We did a two day tour and loved it! Our first day we had Aiden as our driver. He was funny and knowledgeable which made the whole day really fun. When it was time to find our B&B he made sure to give us all...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank robinquintana
    Reviewed July 1, 2019 via mobile

    The tour itself was wonderful. Guide was informative and included a lot of history, while being quiet enough in the early morning to allow us to relax and nap on the bus. Day one was Jam packed, and I wish we would have had a...More

    Thank elizabethrN7535FD
    Reviewed May 22, 2019

    1) There is only 1 person do both tour guide + driver. Quality mostly depends on him. 2) 2-day tour is actually 2 of 1-day tours that allowed us to stay in Cork instead of Dublin. I was ok with that. However, the drivers didn't...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Patarida L
    Reviewed May 11, 2019 via mobile

    Tour itself was amazing. Tour guides were informative, fun and entertaining. Just enough time at each destination. But accommodation was horrible! B and B was far from city centre, it was very shabby, not what we expected. Check accommodation before you book. Otherwise glad we...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank JohnsoDNJ
    Reviewed May 5, 2019

    We did not have alot of time travelling in the Dublin area so this tour was perfect. It gave us enough time at each stop to enjoy the sites. We could have spent a day at each one but that's not what we had time...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank pattiwas
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    January 11, 2019|
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    Response from elizabethrN7535FD | Reviewed this property |
    I would not recommend bringing a young child on this tour. It is a very long day, some of the material is adult oriented, and you will not have the ability to enjoy the tour . Many of the sights (rock of cashel, cliffs of... More
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