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

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

From US$ 115.31 per person

Discover the city of Cork on a full-day tour from Dublin. Walk thorugh the historic center, visit the Blarney Stone, and hear the “Queenstown Story” at Cobh in Cork Harbor.

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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 to the vibrant city of Cork. Kills the Blarney stone at Blarney Castle, admire Georgian buildings in the city center, and visit Cork Harbor to see a Victorian era train station and transatlantic terminal.  

Depart by train from Heuston Station in the early morning 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.

Relax with some free time to shop and enjoy lunch in Blarney village. Head 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 in the evening. 

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

4.5 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Great tour overall. We had a guide named Terrance, he as so much knowledge. Was talking the hole tours about anecdotes and history of the city. We learn a lot that day. We also did the heritage center witch was great if you want to learn about the Irish side of the immigration and their titanic story.

August 13, 2022

This tour was amazing. It allowed the perfect amount of time to see Blarney castle (and kiss the stone), lunch, shopping and a pint. Our tour guide Terrance was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He ensured we always knew what was happening as well as the next steps of the tour. 10/10 must do while in Dublin

August 7, 2022

David was our tour guide who managed the trip well and provided necessary information about the Cork city and the places we visited. All the transportation including return train tickets and mini-bus for the Cork city was well managed. I was with 5 other tourists from the USA. Climbing at the top of the Blarney castle was a thrilling experience, but with a long queue to kiss the Blarney stone, which took most of the time and no time left to view other places around. Cork city and Cobh port are amazing. The Church is beautiful and the Titanic memorial is interesting. We returned to Dublin 1 hour before the trip's scheduled time. Overall a good experience, but I would suggest that more time is given to the tourists at the Blarnery castle considering there are long queues, so that they have enough time to view the places around, do shopping and have lunch.

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July 10, 2022

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