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Blarney Castle & Cork - Day Tour from Dublin
€55.00
€55.00
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Overview

Hear the echoes of the laymen, who chanted in the cathedral services as you enter the Hall of Vicars Choral at the mysterious Rock of Cashel. This intricate and complex set of edifices in the heart of Tipperary is laced with Celtic history and a strong Catholic past. Explore the colourful city of Cork, Ireland's second largest city. Clutching two iron rods you lean back and with eyes shut kiss the Blarney Stone, bestowing you with the gift of eloquence. After receiving the gift of the gab, you'll open the pages to the rest of the uniquely charming Blarney Castle.

Highlights

  • Fun and informative day tour of Blarney Castle & Cork from Dublin
  • Transport yourself to a time of enchantment as you walk the narrow paths of the Rock Close

Additional Information

6:50am: To begin we meet in front of the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street (sitemap is available within the link to the booking page). We will begin our exciting day tour through Ireland's southern terrain. However, before leaving you'll meet your fun-loving and very knowledgeable tour guide who will introduce you to your fellow travel companions! 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 due to the rich and grainy soil that drains easily, making this area ideal for horse racing. Not to mention, the flourishing lands of County Kildare are owned by the likes of Agha Khan and Sheik Mohammed; well known names in the world of horse racing.
9:00am: We will arrive at one of Ireland's 7 Wonders referred to as 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! This is a site of huge historical importance as it was the seat of the King of Munster and this location was a fortress which dates back before the Anglo-Norman conquerors reigned over the land. Not to mention, there is an extensive collection of historical, architectural and artistically related pieces gathered here.
11:30am: We'll 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! We will arrive in the delightful city of Cork where we'll have approximately 90 minutes to independently explore the streets as well as grab a bite to eat before heading off to our next alluring destination. While you're touring the area, popular attractions to check out consist of visiting the famously diverse English Market, marvel at the Gothic St or ring the bells of Shandon at St. Anne's Church for a small fee.
1:15pm: 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!
4:45pm: As we start our journey back to Dublin, you'll enjoy listening to traditional Irish folk tunes along the way as you sit back and relax after this fantastic day of exploring Ireland's south. Perhaps you'll be chattering away with your newfound gift of the gab!
7:00pm To finish off, we'll arrive back in Dublin to reminisce about all of the exciting highlights!

Know before you go

Ticket must be used on selected date.
Any internet bookings made after 9:30pm for the following morning can not be guaranteed by Extreme Ireland Event Ltd

Cancellation policy

You are entitled to a full refund only if you give us a minimum 24 hour notice of your intention to cancel. If you cancel your day tour within 24 hours you can choose to change your tour departure to another date (subject to availability). All terms and conditions are the same and if you are late for the bus in the morning or are a no show, you will get fully charged for the tour that you have booked as we have reserved a seat or seats for you.
Under no circumstances can we be held responsible for weather conditions. No ticket can be cancelled or amended by you at any time on the basis of weather conditions. We accept no responsibility for weather conditions that may affect the delivery and implementation of our itinerary.

Included

  • All admission fees
  • Luxury coach transport
  • Live guide

Supplied by

Extreme Ireland / Irish Day Tours
High Street, La Rochelle Building, Christchurch,
1, Dublin, Ireland

€55.00
€55.00