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Itinerary
Your driver will collect you from your ship at 8am or as soon as your ship docks if your ship is scheduled for disembarkation later than 8:00am. The tour begins with a visit to the famous Blarney Castle, where you visit the castle and gardens. Explore the castle grounds, kiss the stone and enjoy the breathtaking view from the top.

From Blarney, you will experience a panoramic drive through Cork City where you can see some of the city’s highlights such as: St. Finbarre’s Cathedral, Shandon Bells, English Historic Market and the Lee River. After your spectacular tour of Cork city, you will experience a drive through the wonderful Cork countryside. Enjoy typical views of the rolling fields of West Cork and also a stop overlooking picturesque Kinsale Harbour and its 2 forts - Charles Fort and James Fort.

The afternoon will bring you on a scenic drive towards Kinsale, a charming town famous as Ireland’s gourmet capital. This enchanting harbor town consists of beautiful streets, fine restaurants, excellent pubs and plenty more for you to see. Before returning to port, you will enjoy a quick overview of Cobh, famous for being the last departure point of Titanic. You will visit St. Coleman’s Cathedral where many Irish immigrants stopped before heading into an uncertain future during those troubled times.
Locations visited
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cobh Cathedral
Blarney Stone
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Overview

Maximize your time in the beautiful city of Cork on an enriching full-day shore excursion to Blarney Castle and other historical highlights. Greet your courteous guide at Cork Harbour and travel through splendid Irish countryside to the ancient structure of Blarney Castle. Gain free admission to the 13th-century landmark and kiss the world-renowned Blarney Stone for good luck. Return to Cork for a panoramic coach tour of the city’s sights; visit the charming town of Kinsale; and make a brief stop in Cobh, famed for being the departure point of the ill-fated Titanic, before returning to Cork Harbour.

Highlights
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
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Reviewed 4 days ago
A great excursion!

We were on a Princess Cruise and looking for alternatives to their overpriced shore excursions. This was a great find! Paddywagon was easy to find as soon as we got off the ship. They understand the importance of getting you back to the ship before...More

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 1 week ago
Not the worst tour

It was OK. Probably better value than anything offered by the cruise ships. However, it was extremely chaotic and unorganized getting onto the bus. They needed someone directing the crowds of passengers trying to board two buses. They were overfull and a third one showed...More

Thank 94mayreau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Highly Recommended!

I booked the Blarney castle and Cobh tour online. We were dropped off at each location with ample of time to visit. Great and worderful staff. Brian was the driver for the day. Very helpful and informative. I would highly recommend this bus tour if...More

1  Thank Deepshe10
Reviewed July 9, 2018
Blarney Castle grounds were gorgeous!

Unfortunately 'kissing the Blarney stone was not an option because the line to get there was 2 hours long and we did not have that much time allowed.

Thank snowkatt5
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile
Beat everyone to Blarney stone!

We booked this shore excursion thinking it would be a big bus, but ended up a group of 6! Our ship changed docking location at last minute, emailed them and was reassured they were on top of it, so we were promptly picked up at...More

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aliciaamoore
August 7, 2018|
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Response from Joanne B | Reviewed this property |
To be sure there is an email address on the Paddywagon site just email them and confirm. There is a cafe at Blarney Castle and in Kindle lots of cafes and restaurants
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Jennifer W
July 8, 2018|
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Response from JILL H | Reviewed this property |
It can be as long as you like. Two ladies got dropped off 1/2 way through our tour. I think we were in the ‘wagon’ the longest until 5p. Most folks started at 9a or so and got back by 3p but truly nothing is set in stone... More
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Rilla S
June 19, 2018|
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Response from rlayman2016 | Reviewed this property |
Your driver will accommodate the schedule of the ship. Not only that, but our driver - Gabriel - got us to the front of the line when we arrived at the castle saving us a lot of time.
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