Day trip

Blarney and Cobh Tour from Cork

4.1 / 5

84 reviews

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

Blarney and Cobh Tour from Cork

Activity provider: Paddywagon Tours

From US$ 56.81 per person

Visit 2 of the best-known towns in the Cork region on this tour of Blarney and Cobh. Visit the Blarney Castle, explore its gardens, and kiss the Blarney stone. Admire the beauty of Cobh, and learn about this last departure point of the Titanic.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone and leave with the gift of the gab
  • See the point of embarkation in Cobh for millions of Irish fleeing poverty
  • Opt to take in the Titanic Experience in Cobh, the last stop on the Titanic’s fateful voyage
Full description
Your excursion begins with a scenic drive to Blarney, where you’ll have plenty of time to visit the world-famous Blarney Castle and its gardens, and to kiss the Blarney Stone. Explore the magnificent gardens and visit the witch of Blarney. If you like, you can indulge in some tax-free shopping at the Blarney Wollen Mills, Ireland's biggest craft shop. Your 5-hour tour then continues to Great Island, where you’ll visit the town of Cobh. Cobh is situated on Cork’s harbor and is best known as the point of embarkation for millions of Irish emigrants leaving Ireland in the 1800s and 1900s. It was also the Titanic’s last stop. Enjoy some free time in Cobh, where you can visit magnificent St. Coleman's Cathedral, or choose the optional, award-winning Titanic Experience, an exhibition in the original White Star Line building. The tour ends when you return to Cork city center at around 17:30.
Includes
  • Blarney Castle admission
  • Lunch
  • Titanic Experience (optional)
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

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Meeting point

Meet at Paddywagon Tours Office, 9 Bridge Street (next to St Patrick's Bridge).

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 84 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    3.7/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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On a website the end of the tour is given as 5.30 p.m., but I was back on the streets of Dublin by 3.30 p.m. If I had known that, I would have stayed longer in Cobh and driven back on my own. 55 euros are too much for these short distances including an entrance fee.

August 11, 2022

Our driver, Bryan (from Paddywagon) led us on this tour. The castle itself, is pretty cool. So much history within the walls. He was able to get us to the castle and queued up before many other tours arrived, which made the tour that much better not having to fight huge crowds. And kissing the Blarney stone, what a production! Lots of photo ops, plenty of time to explore and soak in the ambiance. The 2d half of the tour in Cobh (pronounced "Cove") was equally intriguing. This port city is just outside of Cork, the main city in the south. Cobh was the last port of call for the Titanic and there is an interactive exhibit (Separate entry fee) related to the ship. There is much history in the town as well, as this deepwater port also hosts the Irish navy's southern fleet. It is a very colorful, if small, town area that displays a small town Irish vibe replete with several good pubs in which to grab pint and have a very tasty and filling meal.

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September 13, 2019

Two very nice places, each could use more time.

In Blarney it was great that we could get to the "Stein" without having to stand in a long queue. Overall, we only had 1.5 hours and we would have liked to have stayed longer in the beautiful park. In Cobh we had 2.5 hours. We could have endured it there longer... Then the driver who still wanted to go to the Distellerie in Midelton drove there and everyone else drove back to Cork, where we were back shortly before 4 p.m. So not an 8 hour tour at all. In addition, GetYourGuide did not transmit the persons booked with Paddywagon. We weren't registered, but we were lucky because there were still enough free places.

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August 23, 2019

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