Day trip

Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour from Dublin

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

Blarney Castle Full-Day Tour from Dublin

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours
Likely to sell out

From US$ 68.70 per person

Likely to sell out

Discover the magic of Blarney Castle and its gardens on a full-day tour from Dublin. Participate in the tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone and take a panoramic drive through County Cork.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 13 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide


  • Enjoy a panoramic drive through the farmlands of County Cork
  • Kiss the legendary Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
  • Savor the flavors of Ireland at the English Market in Cork
  • Visit the Rock of Cashel
  • Explore the gardens of Blarney Castle and discover the Witch's Cave
Full description

Visit Ireland’s most famous castle on a full-day tour from Dublin. Enjoy free time to explore the city of Cork and visit Blarney Castle. Stroll in the footsteps of St Patrick at the Celtic Crosses and Round Tower.

Meet your guide at Paddy's Palace in Dublin and hop aboard a comfortable and climate-controlled van for a scenic drive through green fields and dairy farms of the Golden Vale of County Cork. Enjoy panoramic views of the Galtee Mountains and County Tipperary.

Stop in Cork on banks of the River Lee and spend an hour of free time exploring the city at your own pace. Have the option to visit the historic English Market, or marvel at the architecture of St. Finbarre’s Cathedral.

Drive on to Blarney Castle, home of the legendary Blarney Stone. It’s said that if you kiss the stone you will receive the “gift of the gab” for 7 years. Pucker up and kiss the stone or snap a picture. 

Explore the castle grounds and gardens to discover the Witch's Cave. Take advantage of the tax free shopping at the Blarney Woollen Mills and craft shop. Step back in time at the evocative Celtic Crosses and Round Tower.

Depart for Dublin on a path through the Golden Vale of County Tipperary and arrive back in the city at night. 

  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance to Blarney Castle and gardens
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

Select participants and date



Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 150 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
  • Safety

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

It is a nice trip, the Rock of Cashel, is so beautiful and worth seeing. Blarney Castle and grounds are amazing and so well kept. Would definitely recommend going in September as it was not busy at all. I would say you have adequate time to see the castle and some of the gardens if it’s not too busy. It is a long bus ride so I would recommend buying lots of snacks.

Read more

September 29, 2022

Not typically a tour gal but loved this one!! Alex was our guide - he was fantastic. Witty, wise, and warm - had great stories and lots of Irish history and culture to share in such a fun and lovely way. Lots of people have said they didn’t have enough time in each place but we found it to be plenty, we just made good use of our time. We didn’t kiss the Blarney Stone, just enjoyed the gardens and views and still loved it. Highly recommend!

Read more

September 14, 2022

I liked the bus and the guide guy, he was kind and he explained a lot of things about Blarney, Ireland and facts that a lot of tourist don’t know. The best part is the Blarney Castle but the time it’s so little for visiting both the castle and the gardens so you have to choose wisely which one to visit.

July 11, 2022

Product ID: 37904