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“The Titanic Trail” 5 of 5 stars
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The Titanic Trail
Carrignafoy, Cobh, Ireland
+353 21 4815211
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Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Cobh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“The Titanic Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We visited the Titanic Trail on Monday 23rd September 2013, I had been there before with my friend on Queen Mary. My Husband had not seen it and therefore on our tour around Southern Ireland we visited Cobh and the titanic Trail. Cobh harbour is the second largest Natural Harbour in the world, with Sydney Australia being the largest. Cobh is pronounced Cove. After the great Famine of 1846-1848 cobh became the country's main Emigration Port with people leaving Ireland for the new World, shipping to America developed, so too did Cobh's appeal for Liners, an appeal which lasts up to today.
In April 1912 Titanic arrived in the Harbour but could not get close enough to board passengers so little boats took people out to the Ship. We were able to see the old/ancient steps leading down to the little boats. I have to admit it sends me cold to see these steps. In 1849 Queen Victoria visited Cobh and to mark the occasion the Queen gave permission to call the town 'Queenstown' in her honour. 11th April 1912 Titanic's last port of call, picked up people who were emmigrating to America. The next night out in the cold Atlantic Titanic was heading for an ice burg, the captain tried to steer the ship away from the ice burg but it was too late. Titanic put out distress messages but the nearest ship was some 4-6 hours away. Some passengers were lucky and got into life crafts but most died either in the ship or in the icy cold water of the Atlantic. Eventually help came but not many were saved. The museum at Cobh, The Queenstoun Story is a must to see the history about the area and the lead up to people emmigrating. In Cobh Museum In this year of The Gathering 2013 we were invited to sign:
LEABHAR MOR na CRUINNE
(The Great Book of The Gathering)
This is a dedication to a family member or friend who may have left Ireland, too learn more go to www.cobhmuseum.com

Visited September 2013
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“gaze upon the bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We were on a round Britian and Ireland cruise and had done Titanic Belfast so this was an interesting addition to our knowledge. The tour was excellent and very informative. To gaze out over the bay where Titanic sailed away for the last time is very moving. The hopes and fears of all on board, with no idea what was to befall them. Cobh is a nice little town and it is worth exploring, (most of the other cruise visitors did not seem to get much further than the pier front)! You walk as far as the cathedral and then finish with a beer or coffee in one of the pubs slightly off the beaten track.

Visited September 2013
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“Titanic Trail Tour is Overpriced.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

First the good news: This is an interesting tour dedicated to the doomed luxury liner. Our guide knew his stuff. He was able to answer questions.

Bad news: Nine and a half Euros for a one hour tour is way overpriced. In Dublin, we got two hour tours for that much. In nearby Kinsale, we got a nearly two hour tour for only six Euros.

Visited June 2013
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TitanicCobh, Owner at The Titanic Trail, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for your kind words and confirmation that you enjoyed the content of the Titanic Trail Guided Walking tour. Perhaps you can take the Spike Island tour the next time. Regarding the price, in any of the tours you mentioned you did not have the benefit of full blown accurate academic research. Years of research and thousands of hours and Euro's went into the content of what you heard on our tour. You can get cheaper ones, You can even pick up a free tour in some cities but if it is quality you want, the price is small for what you are getting. Research and accuracy of information that comes with a Phd and 20 years of work. There are few professional services that can be had for such a reasonable fee.
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“I love this town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I love this town and the history. Michael Martin was a fascinating person to get to know and very knowledgable about COBH & the Titanic story. My husband and I were fortunate enough to experience this trail alone with Michael so we were able to ask as many questions as we wanted!

If you visit COBH and you are interested in Irish immigration or the TITANIC history- this trail is worth every penny.

Visited June 2013
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“Excellent Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We went on this tour having done the tour of Spike Island, we were thrilled that the same guide Pat (a fellow dub) was our guide again.
The trail is very interesting and great introduction to the town and its place in the Titanic's history, hats off to Dr. Martin his staff are obviously very well versed and trained in their roles,
I would highly recommend both this and the Spike tour, had we more time we could have looked at some of the other experiences offered by this company , definitely next year.

Visited June 2013
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