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Cork Shore Excursion: Cork Tour Including Kinsale and Blarney Castle

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    Pass By: Paddywagon Day Tours, Bridge St Tourist Offce, Cork Ireland

    We will collect you in style from your Cruise Ship. When you leave the Ship, turn to the right, and your guide will be waiting for you near the pedestrian exit gate. We collect passengers from the cruise ship at 07:30 for departure @ 08:00. Where your ship docks later than 07:30 the tour will begin 30 minutes after disembarkation commences. We like to get ahead of the crowd and avoid the queues in Blarney!

    Pass By: The English Market, 41 Princes Street, Cork T12 RW26 Ireland

    We depart Blarney and take a panoramic drive through Cork City. We view the highlights of this fine City such as the River Lee, St Finbarre's Cathedral, Shandon Bells, English Market and Grand Parade. Cork was recently considered by the Lonely Planet one of the 10 must see cities in the world. Some of its famous sons include Henry Ford, Michael Collins and of course world famous footballer Roy Keane.

    Stop At: Blarney Stone, Monacnapa, Blarney, Cork Ireland

    Our first stop of the day is Blarney. Visit the most famous Castle in all of Ireland!! Lie back and kiss the magical Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab! Your admission is included saving you 15 euro. WE ARE HAPPY TO INCLUDE ADMISSION TO BLARNEY CASTLE: others will make you join a queue and pay at the gate! You will also have time to visit the world famous Blarney Woolen Mills. Famed as the largest Irish Store in the world, many take advantage of its tax free shopping offers on quality Irish products.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Charles Fort, Summercove, Kinsale Ireland

    We drive through the beautiful Cork Countryside to the charming town of Kinsale! Enjoy typical views of the rolling fields of West Cork and also a stop overlooking picturesque Kinsale Harbor and its 2 forts - Charles Fort and James Fort. It was just off the Old Head of Kinsale that in 1915 the Lusitania sank with grave loss of life.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: Cobh Cathedral, Cathedral Terrace, Cobh None Ireland

    If time allows, we can explore Cobh Cathedral.

    Stop At: Kinsale Tourist Information Office, Pier Rd, Sleveen, Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland

    Our next stop is the historical town of Kinsale for, a town famed for the battle of Kinsale in 1601. Today it is Ireland's gourmet capital with winding streets, great pubs and fine restaurants. On our standard 8h tours we stop in Kinsale for lunch, however depending on the departure time of the ship this must be at the drivers discretion (NO EXCEPTION). The town is beautifully situated at the mouth of the harbor and is exceptionally colorful with picture post card buildings and many country Irish folk with strange and distinguished accents

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Port of Cobh, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland

    We depart Kinsale and to make sure you are back on board in ample time for departure. The service ends back at the dockside after approximately 8 hours on tour. If the boat is leaving earlier we will amend the itinerary as necessary.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We collect passengers from the cruise ship at 07:30 for departure @ 08:00. If your ship docks later than 07:30, don't worry! The tour will begin 30 minutes after disembarkation commences. Example. If you dock at 11:00 am, we will operate the tour as soon as customers have disembarked the liner.

    Cobh Port, Ringaskiddy Port
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Blarney Castle and Gardens Entry Fee included
    • Entry/Admission - Blarney Stone
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Charles Fort
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Booster/Baby seats required, and available. Please advise if you require at booking.
    • Collapsible scooters and wheelchairs can be stored under coach. Responsibility for the passenger for the day.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews paddywagon tours driver guide shore excursion blarney castle quick stop great price nice lunch cut short minute wait big buses port city excellent driver fishy fishy first stop long drive paddy wagon small group tour
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Paddywagon tours did a great job in getting us to Blarney castle early thus avoiding large crowds later in the morning. Excellent driver/commentator.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank chucksimone
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The bus left right on time. We had plenty of time at Blarney Castle to wait our turn to kiss the stone and explore the grounds. Kinsale was very pretty. We had a sunny day, so the weather really made our day too. I think...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Fong H
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Our tour guide Mike was excellent! His stories and music added to a great tour. Our first stop was a Blarney Castle. Despite being a bit off season, the line to get into the castle was 90 minutes long according to the sign. Unfortunately the...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank SeaMariner22
    Reviewed August 28, 2019

    We were met at our cruise ship and beat all of the other buses away to Blarney. So we arrived early and were able to get to the Blarney Stone with just a 15-minute wait. Then the three hours at Blarney seemed long but we...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank cearnshaw
    Reviewed August 23, 2019

    WOW, what an amazing time we had with Ger! My husband and I, along with another couple had booked the small group shore excursion out of Cork. We fully expected to be on a vehicle with 10 or 12 other people. However, it was just...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Terrie P
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    Used Paddywagon tours. Excellent
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