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Dublin: Full-Day Tour to Cork, Cobh and Blarney Castle

4.6 / 5

27 reviews

Dublin: Full-Day Tour to Cork, Cobh and Blarney Castle

From US$ 134.68 per person

Discover Ireland’s southern capital on a full-day tour to Cork from Dublin, and walk the picturesque city center. Visit the legendary Blarney Stone, and learn the “Queenstown Story” at Cobh in Cork Harbour, last port of call of the Titanic ocean liner.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Cork City, the most important and populous city in southwest Ireland
  • Kiss the famous Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
  • Visit the Queenstown Story Heritage Center and learn about Irish emigration
  • Go to the last port of call of the fated Titanic ocean liner
  • Enjoy a scenic train ride alongside Cork Harbour
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Dublin on a full-day tour south, departing by train from Heuston Station at 06:40 for the InterCity service to Cork City. Upon arrival, head to Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the famous Blarney Stone and acquire the gift of eternal eloquence! Then, relax with some free time to shop and enjoy lunch in Blarney village. Next, return to Cork for a short city tour of Ireland’s southern capital, famous for its arts, music and literature scenes. Built on the site of a 6th-century monastic settlement, the city center is full of Georgian buildings, 17th-century alleys, and dynamic new architecture. Continue your journey along Cork Harbour to Cobh, location of the Queenstown Story Heritage Center. Set in a beautifully restored railway station of the Victorian age, it was also the transatlantic terminal that served as the point of departure to the New World for generations of Irish emigrants, from the time of famine up to recent years. Transfer back to Cork City center to catch your return InterCity train back to Dublin, with a scheduled arrival at Heuston Station at 20:20.
Includes
  • All admission fees
  • Transportation and transfers
  • Guided tours
  • Any meals
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at 06:40 at the customer service desk at Dublin Heuston Station. They will be wearing a yellow jacket, ready to check you in and show you to your reserved seat on the train

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note that this tour opeartes every Monday through Saturday
  •  Breakfast and light meals are available for purchase on InterCity trains
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 27 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Worth every penny!

Jonathan was the perfect tour guide. He showed the perfect balance of knowledge and humor thru out the entire trip. Not only did we have the opportunity to experience the tour we booked he was able to add a few extras stops that made the tour even more exciting. There was an issue that came up with the train schedule but with Jonathan is charge he handled it with no worries. Had we not booked this tour and just went on our own we could of been stranded.

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September 22, 2018

Perfectly organized excursion

Perfectly organized by the railway team. Friendly staff, reserved seats on the train and a wonderful trip to Blarney Castle and Park. The park is worth seeing. If you want to kiss the stone, you have to come to terms with a waiting time of about 1 hour. If you only have a 2 hour stay, I would rather explore the parks. Cork can only be seen passing by - a shame. Cobh- Visit the museum in Cobh and at the cemetery - maybe interesting for those who are in Ireland for the first time or for those interested in Titanic.

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August 22, 2018

Easy meeting point and transfers. Andy, tour guide, was great! He gave us time on our own but was easy to find at transition times and very helpful and informative. Be aware that if you want to kiss the Blarney Stone that you may have to wait in line for hours and this pretty much took up all our time at Blarney. lol

July 6, 2018

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