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Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle & Kinsale - Shore Excursion provided by Butlers Shore Tours

Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle & Kinsale - Shore Excursion

Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle & Kinsale - Shore Excursion
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Enjoy a hassle-free shore excursion without the worry of having to go to a meeting spot, as port pickup and drop-off is included. Save the research time and get access to a guide’s shortlist of top county highlights near Cobh (Cork), such as Blarney Castle, Kinsale, and Cobh Cathedral. Enrich your knowledge as you travel through informative guide commentary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See multiple County Cobh (Cork) highlights in a day, such as Kinsale
  • Avoid the hassle of planning transport— return transfers included
  • A guide brings the tour to life through on-board commentary
  • Avoid waiting in ticket lines—entry to Blarney Castle is included
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See multiple County Cobh (Cork) highlights in a day, such as Kinsale
  • Avoid the hassle of planning transport— return transfers included
  • A guide brings the tour to life through on-board commentary
  • Avoid waiting in ticket lines—entry to Blarney Castle is included
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37261P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board from local experienced guides
  • Pick up from your ship and return to same
  • Storage for wheelchairs, scooters, etc
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission To Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure time is 8am or 30 minutes after disembarkation begins (whichever is later)
  • Port of Cobh, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland Departure time is 8am or 30 minutes after disembarkation begins (whichever is later) When you get off your ship, turn right and head for the gates. Our team will be there holding signs with "Butlers Shore Tours" on them and will escort you to your correct bus.
  • Ports:
  • Cobh (Cork)
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Front seats can be reserved if you have mobility issues (let us know after you book)
  • Good agility is required for the famous Blarney stone which has lots of challenging steps up to it
  • Our tours are for ships that dock in Cobh/Cork
  • Live commentary is while on the bus only - Blarney Castle is a self guided tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board from local experienced guides
  • Pick up from your ship and return to same
  • Storage for wheelchairs, scooters, etc
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission To Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure time is 8am or 30 minutes after disembarkation begins (whichever is later)
  • Port of Cobh, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland Departure time is 8am or 30 minutes after disembarkation begins (whichever is later) When you get off your ship, turn right and head for the gates. Our team will be there holding signs with "Butlers Shore Tours" on them and will escort you to your correct bus.
  • Ports:
  • Cobh (Cork)
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Front seats can be reserved if you have mobility issues (let us know after you book)
  • Good agility is required for the famous Blarney stone which has lots of challenging steps up to it
  • Our tours are for ships that dock in Cobh/Cork
  • Live commentary is while on the bus only - Blarney Castle is a self guided tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Port of Cobh
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Blarney Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Blarney Woollen Mills
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Charles Fort
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    The English Market
  • 4
    Kinsale
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 5
    Cobh Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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JEFF S
Inverness, FL40 contributions
Best tour I never took!
Mar 2020
This is the best review I have ever written about a tour we didn't take! The wife and I were to cruise from NYC to Dover, UK, with various stops in route. We booked a tour with eCoach/Butler Tours last August . Well, with all the problems going on, and surgery set for our return, I was told that if I left the country, my surgery would be cancelled. We cancelled our cruise and contact Ian at Butler to cancel our excursion. He was most pleasant and understanding, even thought it meant a loss of revenue to him. After sending my bank information, he wired a full refund to my account. I can't say the same for Irish Tours, who won't return my calls nor e-mails. Thank you Ian!!
Written 24 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear WIZWAY, Thank you for your kind words. Wishing you best of luck in your surgery. Stay safe, Louise
Written 25 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fiorenza S
Dublin, Ireland43 contributions
ESN Ucd Cork Trip 8 November to 10 November
Nov 2019
Our two bus drivers were both lovely.They were very talkative and engaging, with a nice sense of humor to boot!
It was very pleasant to listen to what they were saying, very confident and smooth trip overall, with good weather 75% of the time.
Written 13 November 2019
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Dear Fiorenza, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review, I know the team will be thrilled with your feedback. It was genuinely our pleasure to have you on board again this year. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Louise and all at Butlers
Written 14 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Isabel L P
3 contributions
ESN college trip
Nov 2019 • Friends
Amazing, really friendly,helpful staff! Would highly recommend,no complaints! Went above and beyond to make sure that we had a good time :)
Written 10 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Isalp, Thank you so much for this glowing review, we really appreciate it. Our team will be thrilled with your great feedback and we hope to have you all on board again in the future. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Louise and all at Butlers
Written 11 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mamaruti18
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico31 contributions
No Blarney, these folks are wonderful!
We had a delightful day with Ian guiding and Joe driving. The weather was perfect, we got there before the crowds, Ian was charming and funny, and all the places and people we encountered were just wonderful. Despite Ian’s warning to check for all belongings, when we got back to the cruise ship we discovered our pouch with our passports was gone! The ship was sailing, but we called the office and Ian and Joe tracked down the pouch which had fallen between the seats. They emailed us and worked with Holland America to have our pouch shipped to our next port in Vigo. Ian was so reassuring that they would do their best to rescue us and that helped calm me down. Bless these wonderful people. We highly recommend the tour and their company!
Written 4 October 2019
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Dear mamaruti18, Thank you so much for your great feedback, I know the team will be thrilled to read it. Ian and Joe were delighted to be able to help and we are so glad it all turned out ok. Wishing you a wonderful cruise, Louise and all at Butlers
Written 4 October 2019
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FrankHurst
16 contributions
Outstanding visit to Ireland
We toured Ireland for 3 days with another couple, and had an outstanding visit! Our driver was James....and he was fantastic!! Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend James and Butlers!
Written 1 October 2019
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Dear Frank, Thank you so much for your glowing review, we really appreciate it. I know James really enjoyed his time on tour with you all too, we really are blessed to have such an amazing team. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Louise and all at Butlers
Written 3 October 2019
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Sightsee263961
Pompano Beach, FL3 contributions
Jack was an awesome guide!
Sep 2019
They made doing this tour so easy from getting off the cruise boat that we were on. The day was beautiful. We loved the castle, and Kinsale.
Also really enjoyed Jack singing songs for the different counties in Ireland.
FUN DAY
Written 19 September 2019
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Dear Sightsee263961, Thank you so much for the review, it was our pleasure to have you on board. Warmest regards, Louise and all at Butlers
Written 20 September 2019
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Gerry N
3 contributions
Tour
Sep 2019
First class driver and guide. We had a great day and our tour guide went out of his way to ensure we saw all that we should.
Written 18 September 2019
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Hi Gerry, Thank you so much for your kind words, I'll pass your regards onto the team. Warmest regards, Louise and all at Butlers
Written 19 September 2019
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904marcust
Peterborough, UK4 contributions
Butlers coach trip
This was the second time we have used them and done this trip ( first time 10 years ago) and it was a brilliant day out worth every penny. Would totally recommend them, good commentary, perfect timing and very knowledgeable. Brilliant.
Written 17 August 2019
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Howard W
San Diego, CA13 contributions
Ian showed us a great time!
Aug 2019
First thing is you need to know that they're serious about leaving on time, which is important, as it allows you to beat the cruise ship tours to Blarney Castle, so you don't have a long line to kiss the Blarney Stone. You need to be off the ship in the first 30 minutes of debarkation to make it on time. Once you've accomplished that, it's all fun!! The Castle and grounds are marvelous. The stairs getting up to the stone get REALLY narrow, and there's no turning back--if you're not pretty nimble, don't bother trying. I had to take off my backpack to make it up the tighter turns near the top, and I'm average size. Our driver Ian did an excellent job, even after we hit a traffic accident on the way back and he had to re-route us. Still got us back to the ship on time. One of the ship-based tours was delayed, and the ship had to wait for THEM!
Written 9 August 2019
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Butlers1234
Hi Howard, Thank you so much for your great review, Ian will be delighted to read it. We would love to have you all on board again soon. Warm regards, Louise and all at Butlers.
Written 13 August 2019
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gaby1224
San Diego, CA7 contributions
Kiss the Stone at Blarney Castle
Jul 2019 • Family
We had a great time on this full day tour. Our driver and guide had a great attitude and cracked a few good jokes here and there. If you decide that you are going to Kiss the Blarney Stone, you must go directly to the line without stopping at the beautiful gardens. You will have no time to spare, but its a worthwhile experience after 120 steps. Enjoy the Gardens if you are claustrophobic or have fear of heights. Otherwise, its worth the wait.
Written 15 July 2019
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Hi Gaby, Thank you so much for your great review, we are delighted you had so much fun on our shore tour. We hope to have you onboard again, Go raibh míle maith agaibh Louise and all at Butlers.
Written 23 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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cajungirl44
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Best Travel business in Ireland
If you are looking for the best travel company in Ireland, THIS IS IT!!!! Wonderful, accommodating people. Rest a
Ann M
Ann M
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Beautiful experience
We have been on many cruises and always choose our excursions through the cruise line but this was the first time w
61glen
61glen
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Weekend away
We went on Friday left on Sunday we stayed at the commodore thoroughly enjoyed ourselves meals out a good few drink
Spyder_12
Spyder_12
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Good "Big Bus" Tour
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our eCoach "Blarney Full Day", shore tour, during our port day in Ireland. We a
Traveler821860
Traveler821860
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Lovely day out
Good tour, tour guide waiting outside port to direct you to the coaches. Good tour guide with lots of interesting f
Madjude
Madjude
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Excellent company for port excursion
We did a full day tour in Cobh Ireland. Fabulous day - great tour guide who made the day fun and very interesting.
810Baker
810Baker
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Wonderful Tour!!
Local driver was entertaining while pointing out many "extras" during the tour. Wonderful knowledge of Cobh!!
scott6428
scott6428
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Easy trip to Blarney Castle
The coach was easy to find literally just at the port exit. We left on time and Nial was informative and friendly.
Rebecca M
Rebecca M
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HAL Voyage of the Vikings cruise
Our ship arrived in port at 8am and the bus was just outside the gate waiting for us as communicated in e-mails. W
Naomi b
Naomi b
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NIALLE was fabulous!
Great tour. Wonderful driver/guide named NIALLE. Lots of onfo, stories, great guiding Highly recommended.
teamwanderer
teamwanderer
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eCoach/ Butlers - Blarney Castle and KinsaleTour
We had a wonderful experience with eCoach Tours tours. Even though it rained off and on through out the day the to
fradas
fradas
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No Blarney
We had a wonderful, entertaining day with our guide going to Blarney Castle and Cobh. Just a great tour!
Sightsee779278
Sightsee779278
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Coach pick at wharf in Cobh, Cork and Blarney Castle.
This tour was excellent. I booked for half day tour but it ended up at least 5 hours and was so interesting and se
ediebush
ediebush
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Blarney Castle
Great tour to Blarney. We were especially surprised when we found the Blarney House out in back of the castle. We
Anita L
Anita L
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Loved our tour
We had a great time on our tour. It was very informative and was not rushed. The tour guide was friendly, helpful
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