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From Cork: 9-Hour Guided Ring of Kerry and Killarney Tour

1. From Cork: 9-Hour Guided Ring of Kerry and Killarney Tour

Take a 9-hour guided bus tour of the enchanting county of Kerry and admire magnificent scenery from soaring hills to rolling landscapes scattered with traditional stone walls. Enjoy the unsurpassed, rugged coastline and the buzz of the traditional town of Killarney. Board your bus at the meeting point in Cork, then feel Irish rural life from days gone by coming alive at your first stop at the Kerry Bog Village in Glenbeigh. Wander through thatched cottages, visit a traditional farmhouse, and meet the resident Irish wolfhounds. You might even choose to treat yourself to a little something to drink at the Red Fox Inn. From Glenbeigh, travel around the Iveragh Peninsula, along the most beautiful stretch of coastline. The next stops are at Waterville and Coomakista, two of Kerry’s most scenic spots with panoramic views stretching from the mountains to the sea. Look toward the ocean and catch a glimpse of the iconic Skellig Islands, Celtic pyramids reaching out from the sea. These natural monuments were famously featured in the recent Star Wars movie. Make your next stop on the famous Ring of Kerry in Sneem, a picturesque Irish seaside village nestled in the sheltered waters of Kenmare Bay with wonderful choices for a traditional Irish lunch. Choose bacon and cabbage — an Irish staple — or, since you are beside the sea, freshly-caught fish served with chips. Lunch is at your own expense. After the lunch stop, prepare for a drive you will never forget. Verging deep into the MacGillycuddy's Reek mountains and the moody Black Valley, numerous scenic viewpoints can be found along the route: Moll’s Gap mountain pass, Ladies View lookout (a favorite spot of Queen Victoria), and even a Leprechaun crossing. Along the shores of Lough Leane, drive through the woodlands of Ireland’s last native oak trees. Then, arrive in Killarney, often voted the most beautiful town in Ireland. Killarney has so much to offer. Opt to spend your time seeing the surrounding area from a traditional horse and cart or walk the streets soaking up the atmosphere. Finally, hop back on the bus for the return journey to Cork where you will be dropped off at the starting point.

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From Cork: Guided Full-Day West Cork to Mizen Head Tour

2. From Cork: Guided Full-Day West Cork to Mizen Head Tour

Immerse yourself in Irish culture on this day trip filled with fantastic photo opportunities. Starting in the historic city of Cork, travel by coach to Ireland’s most southwesterly point and view the dramatic cliff scenery of Mizen Head. As you drive through picturesque villages and towns, expect to see some awe-inspiring scenery as Ireland shows off its spectacular landscape. From the meeting point in Cork, travel first to Gougane Barra, home to Ireland's oldest National Forest Park and famous for St. Finbarr's Oratory, its stunning 19th-century church. Enjoy panoramic views of where the River Lee rises. Then, wander through Bantry, one of West Cork's most vibrant market towns, and do some shopping or sit down to a traditional cup of Irish tea and perhaps a scone. The next part of the journey takes you to Mizen Head, Ireland’s most southwesterly point — the edge of Europe and a signature key discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way. Admire the cliffs of Mizen Head that rise high above the Atlantic Ocean, where the currents meet and the waves from the Atlantic crash into land. Before returning to Cork city, discover Clonakilty, an iconic Irish town. Visit a museum, an Irish pub for a pint of Murphy's, or simply wander the colorful streets. You'll return to the city of Cork in the evening, where you'll be dropped off at the original meeting point.

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Cork: 1.25-Hour Guided Walking Tour

3. Cork: 1.25-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Feel the city of Cork come alive on this interactive walk. Learn about the unique history, friendly people, colorful culture, and traditions specific to Cork with a passionate guide. Delight in stories from the past and present in a group of no more than 40 people. As you set off on the walk around the 800-year-old city, experience the smells and sounds of the world-renowned English Market bustling with foodie finds. Stroll along the busy lanes of the 18th Century Huguenot Quarter and visit Burges' magnificent French Neo-Gothic cathedral. The 1.25-hour walk takes place in the city center and introduces you to Cork by the River Lee. As you go, explore the history of Cork, from monastic times into the 21st century. Through the joy of storytelling, you'll also learn about other areas and places of historic interest including Shandon and University College Cork. A good walk generates a good appetite and your guide will help you discover a variety of places to eat, drink, and enjoy live music and the best entertainment Cork has to offer during your visit. Your guide will also make sure you have a wonderful day, no matter the weather.

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Ireland: Blarney Castle, Kilkenny & Irish Whiskey 3-Day Tour

4. Ireland: Blarney Castle, Kilkenny & Irish Whiskey 3-Day Tour

Discover the scenic splendor of southeast Ireland on a 3-day tour of the lush farmlands of Kildare, the stunning Wicklow Mountains, and the fabled Copper Coast road to Waterford. Stop at historic monasteries and castles, learn about the fateful voyage of the Titanic from Cobh, and go to the famous Waterford Crystal Factory.  Enjoy a more personal experience in this small group tour with maximum of 16 passengers on a top of the range Mercedes luxury mini-coach, while a quaint bed and breakfast accommodation for 2 nights provides a more intimate experience. Day 1: Depart Dublin for Cork, driving through the lush farm counties of Kildare, Laois, and Tipperary. Make a short stop in the heritage town of Cahir to see the ruined abbey and impressive castle on an island in the River Suir. Continue to Blarney on the outskirts of Cork. Visit the castle and take one of the woodland walks to the mystical Rock Close. Explore the village of Blarney, stopping for lunch.  There may even be time to kiss the famous Blarney Stone. After this, there is a chance to discover Jameson Whiskey Distillery and taste one of Ireland's favorite exports. In the afternoon, tour the beautiful coastline of West Cork, and see some of the magnificent beaches, tiny inlets and coves. End the day in the fishing village of Kinsale, where you will be based for the night. Kinsale is famous for its food, and the evening is free to wander the narrow streets, popping into traditional pubs and restaurants. Day 2: Explore some of the highlights of southeast Ireland, starting with the historic port of Cobh, the main departure point for Irish emigration in the 19th and 20th centuries. It was also from here that the Titanic ocean liner set forth on her ill-fated maiden voyage. Continue east to Waterford, traveling along the “Copper Coast” (a designated UNESCO geo-park for its spectacular beauty). Stop at the popular surfing beach of Tramore, before heading into Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city. Founded by the Vikings in the 9th century, it’s also famous for the Waterford Crystal Factory, which you are free to visit along with one of the excellent museums. Alternatively, explore the Viking Triangle on foot. In the late afternoon, depart for the busy city of Kilkenny with its fine castle and park, as well as some lovely riverside walks. Go to the National Craft Centre, or hang out in one of the pubs and enjoy a glass of Guinness! Day 3: Enjoy a free morning to explore Kilkenny before driving to the Wicklow Mountains. Marvel at some of Ireland’s highest granite peaks and see impressive valleys carved by glaciers. One of the area’s highlights is Glendalough, known as the “Valley of the Lakes.” Take one of the walking trails, or explore the ruins of the 6th-century monastery to see its round tower. The last section of your tour takes you into the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park, before crossing the famous Sally Gap to descend into Dublin for an approximate 18:30 arrival.

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Cork: Fab Food Tasting Trail

5. Cork: Fab Food Tasting Trail

Meet your engaging and experienced guide within a stone's throw of the city center of Cork. Embark on an informative and relaxed food-focused walking tour as you discover local cuisine and experience the great pride Cork citizens take in their cuisine and produce.  Visit lively places that are off the usual food route. Highlights may include meeting artisan producers or visiting farmers' markets, Irish Pubs, and superhero retailers. Stop in at least 6 venues with generous samples and tastings included in each. Along the way, discover a little about the local culture and architecture from your knowledgeable guide.

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What people are saying about Cork

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Really great tour! Everything went very smoothly - thought there was plenty of time spent at each place, it didn't feel super rushed. Most of the time is spent at Mizen Head, with short stops at the other locations so plan on eating lunch at Mizen with only tea breaks at Bantry/Clonakilty. Enjoyed the guides commentary along the way. Definitely worth doing as a day tour, wouldn't want to drive those roads myself!

I would highly recommend this walk back in history, both for tourists and locals alike. I will never look at ‘Pana’ the same again. Our tour guide Noel brought medieval cork to life, and added his own personal story to the city he loves…

Noel our Cork guide for the afternoon was a joy to be with, his knowledge was fascinating and the way he put it across was both informative and fun. Take the tour on arrival as it adds so much to your Cork holiday. Thankyou Noel.

Magnificent landscapes despite the bad weather at the start of the day. The guide who accompanied us was wonderful if you want to learn more about the history of Ireland. I recommend 100%

Very informative just the right length and saw things we would not have found on our own