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Day trip to Waterford

Lithia, Florida
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Day trip to Waterford

We will be staying in Cork and would like to do a day trip to Waterford to take a tour of the factory. We will most likely not have a car so I’m looking for recommendations on transportation. Is there a tour company, private car company you would recommend? Bus, train? Thank you in advance 😊

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Cork, Ireland
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1. Re: Day trip to Waterford

Train is very awkward from Cork to Waterford and takes 3+ hours for what you can drive in 90 minutes

If a private driver is too pricey, bus is the best option. Bus Éireann and Dublin Coach both operate on the route. The Dublin Coach service is much faster, largely because it doesn’t go into Youghal.

Lithia, Florida
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2. Re: Day trip to Waterford

Blackgreen, we have one other day where we haven’t planned anything, is there anything else you would say is a must see? Looking for some beautiful scenery and some history! Thank you for your great suggestions on my other questions!

Wales, United...
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3. Re: Day trip to Waterford

Are you planning to visit Cobh at all?

Lithia, Florida
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4. Re: Day trip to Waterford

RoJblake we don’t have that on the list, but totally open to suggestions!! Do you feel like it’s in the top must see things? Thanks!!

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5. Re: Day trip to Waterford

I would say Cobh is very much a must see. Especially take a trip to Spike Island from there.

Where is on the list, so we can suggest other places.

Dublin, Ireland
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6. Re: Day trip to Waterford

Another vote for Cobh. It's a very attractive and characterful town with a fascinating maritime history which features the Titanic and the Lusitania. We enjoyed visitng the Cobh Heritage Centre in the harbour. We didn't make it to Spike Island but it's definitely on our list.

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7. Re: Day trip to Waterford

I visited Spike Island last year and would highly recommend it. It makes for a great half day trip.

Lithia, Florida
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8. Re: Day trip to Waterford

So the guys are golfing one day and we will probably tie in Kinsale that day and we will probably do Waterford one day. Nothing set in stone yet, trying to prioritize what we want to see and then try to plan it out.

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