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  • Cork: 1.25-Hour Guided Walking Tour

    1. 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 go...

    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.

  • Cork: Guided Historical Walking Tour

    2. Cork: Guided Historical Walking Tour

    Set out on a walking tour accompanied by a local guide. In a one-hour stroll through the city centre you will learn about Cork's history as a transatlantic and European trading hub. Walk along the curved main street, following the route of the river beneath it. Marvel at Cork Opera House and across the river, see the shape of Shandon church, with its distinctive red and white brick bell tower and clockfaces. Next, stroll down Carey's Lane to visit the Hugenot cemetery, before heading to the Coal Quay and Cornmarket Street. Along the widest street in Cork, Grand Parade, see Bishop Lucy Park, the Berwick fountain and the National memorial. Hear about Nano Nagle and her extensive humanitarian work in bringing education to the poorest classes while standing on a footbridge named in her honour. Then, explore St Finbar's Cathedral, the South Gate Bridge and Elizabeth Fort. See the boathous...

  • Dingle Peninsula Full-Day Tour from Cork

    3. Dingle Peninsula Full-Day Tour from Cork

    On this 10-hour excursion to the Dingle Peninsula from Cork, you’ll make your way towards County Kerry and the town of Killarney, starting out at 08:30. Stop in charming Killarney, and enjoy a bit of time to explore the town before continuing on to Dingle. Your drive takes you through the Cork and Kerry mountains and then along the most westerly route in Europe, known as the Slea Head drive. Take in views of the Atlantic coast as you travel on a road that hugs the shoreline. Enjoy views of the Blasket Islands on a clear day, and maybe even see the Sleeping Giant. Visit Inch Beach, one of the best-known beaches in Ireland, and a site of outstanding natural beauty. Weather permitting you may choose to dip your feet in the Atlantic! Inch Beach, like many on the west coast, is well known among surfers. It has also featured in many films such as Far and Away, and Ryan's Daughter. You’ll a...

    Jim was a great guide who shared a lot of interesting and detailed information about the places we visited. He also sings and tells stories! The scenery was gorgeous! Just wish we’d had more time at each spot. I think I’ll come back some day and just soend my time on the west coast!

  • 4-Day Grand Atlantic Rail Tour from Dublin

    4. 4-Day Grand Atlantic Rail Tour from Dublin

    Day 1 Check in Dublin Heuston (Customer Service Desk) for 7:00am departure of InterCity train (breakfast available) to Cork. We transfer to Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney Stone. After time for lunch and shopping we have a short city tour of Cork and then visit Cobh Heritage Centre home of the "Queenstown Story". We travel back to Cork station for train to Killarney where we are transferred to our comfortable Bed and Breakfast accommodation (with en-suite facilities). Evening free. Day 2 10:00 we embark on the famous Ring of Kerry tour which is a largely coastal drive around the Iveragh Peninsula - lots of stunning mountain and coastal scenery, including the famous Lakes of Killarney. Day 3 07.30 transfer from Killarney to Limerick, to join the Cliffs of Moher tour visit Bunratty Castle, Cliffs of Moher, O'Connors Pub at Doolin, Galway Bay, overnight Galway City in 3 star Hotel....

  • Waterford: City Highlights Walking Tour

    5. Waterford: City Highlights Walking Tour

    Journey through centuries of history and see the top 10 highlights of Waterford on a walking tour. Follow your expert local guide through the heart of one of Ireland’s oldest cities. Hear engaging stories of the vibrant streets of Waterford, visit the well-known sites, and discover hidden gems. Visit the 10th century Viking Triangle and learn about the history of Waterford from the Viking Invasion up to medieval times. See buildings that date from the 18th century, and walk past architectural highlights including The Bishop’s Palace and Cathedral. Listen to great stories and unique insights from your guide, accompanied by that famous local humor. Take photos of the colorful streets of Waterford. Your tour will finish close to some of the finest pubs and restaurants in Waterford, giving you the chance to experience more fine Irish hospitality.

    This tour was truly a tour that had it all...we saw and learned so much with our local guide. He was an incredible storyteller with fantastic insights into Waterford,its history, culture and people. We saw so much more than we could have seen on our own. This tour made our visit to the area. Would definitely recommend.

  • Cork: Guided 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

    6. Cork: Guided 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

    Experience a fascinating urban kayaking trip in the city center of Cork. Learn about the history of this unique city which was originally built on swamplands, and for many years has been referred to as a 'Venice of the North'. Embark on your kayaking adventure with an experienced instructor. Begin to explore the city's medieval canals and waterways, learning about the historic buildings and sights you see along the way. Pass under some of the 30 bridges which span the River Lee as it winds its way through the city, each of which holds its own story. Your guide will highlight the unique history and nature of Cork as an ancient city. Suitable for all levels, including beginners, this fully guided kayak experience will make your visit to Cork enjoyable, and memorable. The tour uses double kayaks and all equipment is provided.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 42 reviews

This tour was truly a tour that had it all...we saw and learned so much with our local guide. He was an incredible storyteller with fantastic insights into Waterford,its history, culture and people. We saw so much more than we could have seen on our own. This tour made our visit to the area. Would definitely recommend.

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.

Really interesting and enjoyable tour! The guide is prepared, courteous and friendly; he also told many funny anecdotes. Time has really flown. Absolutely recommended!

Great guide!!!! Beautiful drive with amazing views!!!