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Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle Half Day Shore Tour provided by Butlers Shore Tours

Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle Half Day Shore Tour

Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle Half Day Shore Tour
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Tour snapshot
Explore beyond Cobh on a guided shore excursion
Duration:
4h
Group size:
99
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Group size:
    99
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Maximize time in port with a half-day shore excursion in Cobh and beyond. Visit the famous Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone and explore the castle’s gardens. Discover top landmarks in the center of Cork City on a panoramic driving tour including the North Cathedral and St. Anne's Church. Learn about the maritime history of the coastal town of Cobh and enjoy free time to shop at Blarney Woolen Mills.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle
  • Take a driving tour of Cork City
  • Round-trip transportation from Cobh is included
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle
  • Take a driving tour of Cork City
  • Round-trip transportation from Cobh is included
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37261P3
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
  • Entry To Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • Free Time To Visit Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Port of Cobh, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland Your bus will be parked near your ship (Maximum 2 minute walk). When you get off your ship, turn right for the gates which will be in view. Look for our uniformed team holding signs with "Butlers Shore Tours" on it.
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 kissing The Blarney stone which has lots of challenging steps up to it
  • Live commentary is while on the bus only - Blarney Castle is a self guided tour.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board from local experienced guides
  • Pick up from your ship and return to same
  • Storage for wheelchairs, scooters, etc
  • Entry To Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • Free Time To Visit Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Port of Cobh, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland Your bus will be parked near your ship (Maximum 2 minute walk). When you get off your ship, turn right for the gates which will be in view. Look for our uniformed team holding signs with "Butlers Shore Tours" on it.
Duration
4h
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 kissing The Blarney stone which has lots of challenging steps up to it
  • Live commentary is while on the bus only - Blarney Castle is a self guided tour.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Port of Cobh
    Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
    Your bus will be parked near your ship (Maximum 2 minute walk). When you get off your ship, turn right for the gates which will be in view. Look for our uniformed team holding signs with "Butlers Shore Tours" on it.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Blarney Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Blarney Woollen Mills
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Willo
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Couples
We went on Friday left on Sunday we stayed at the commodore thoroughly enjoyed ourselves meals out a good few drinks visited spike island lovly hotel should b rated above 2star
Written 28 October 2019
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Butlers1234
Thanks so much for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed our home town of Cobh and your stay at the Commodore hotel. Warmest regards, Louise
Written 29 October 2019
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810Baker
Saint Cloud, FL12 contributions
May 2019
Local driver was entertaining while pointing out many "extras" during the tour. Wonderful knowledge of Cobh!!
Written 9 October 2019
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Naomi b
Jerusalem, Israel23 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Great tour. Wonderful driver/guide named NIALLE. Lots of onfo, stories, great guiding
Highly recommended.
Written 17 September 2019
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Terry L
9 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
We booked this instead of our cruise ship your package. Highly recommend the gardens and fern grotto.
Poison Garden is very interesting. Our guide was very prompt with the schedule.
Written 16 August 2019
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Stella13
Montreal QC5 contributions
Jul 2019
We booked this trip to be picked up at the cruise terminal, and all went as planned.
Our tour guide, Kevin was waiting for us and we had a wonderful day.
Kevin was extremely knowledgeable, pointing out all the interesting sites and architecture, always pleasant and with a sense of humour. We had a great time at the Castle and time to visit the grounds. Would highly recommend this tour, Thanks Kevin!
Written 8 August 2019
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JamesR1947
Little Marlow, UK16 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We were picked up at Cobh cruise terminal as advertised and the tour did exactly what it said it would do. The guide was informative and good humoured - I would recommend this to any cruise passengers - it is a quality excursion and much better value than the cruise line excursion. In fact it was a long half day with the guide making sure that we covered the itinerary well - but he ensured that we got back to the ship in plenty of time.
Written 24 July 2019
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Dear James, Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendations. We genuinely strive to ensure you enjoy every minute of your short time on our shores. We hope to have you on board again in the future. Go raibh míle maith agaibh. Louise and all at Butlers
Written 26 July 2019
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Julian O
Nottingham, UK2 contributions
Jul 2019
First time I've tried to book an independent trip from a cruise ship, so wasn't sure if I'd be able to find the trip or it it would get back in time. However the simple instructions (turn to the right and walk after exiting the ship) found a greeter and a bus. The trip was great, and much cheaper than the cruiseline one, with a driver (Ian) born and bred in the area giving us a commentary about Cork, Covh and so on as we made our way. We were back in plenty of time. So a very successful trip all in all.
Written 21 July 2019
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Dear Julian, Thanks so much for your great review. Ian will be delighted to hear you all enjoyed your tour so much. We hope to have you all on board in the future. Warmest regards, Louise and all at eCoach by Butlers
Written 23 July 2019
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Ladydi120888
Montville, NJ8 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Tour guide was excellent but no express entrance access into castle. Grounds at castle were wonderful despite not going into the castle and not seeing stone firsthand.
Written 12 July 2019
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Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed your shore excursion with us. Blarney Castle is a top class attraction. However there is no option for an express entrance to the castle itself. The gardens around the castle are truly magnificent and well worth a visit just to enjoy these alone.
Written 15 July 2019
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Annemarie M
9 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
We were nervous about using an outside tour company for our shore excursion, but we had heard good things about this company. Everything from finding the bus to getting back on the ship was smooth sailing! Our guide was funny and knowledgeable, we had plenty of time to kiss the stone (go fast as soon as you go through the gates) and walk the grounds of Blarney Castle. We also learned about Cork and Cobh. I would highly recommend this activity. Our kids 10, 11 and 13 enjoyed it as well.
Written 11 July 2019
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Greetings from Cobh Annemarie, We are delighted you enjoyed your shore tour with eCoach by Butlers. Our goal is to ensure you make the most of your short visit to our beautiful part of the world. We would love to have you onboard again should you visit our shores again. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Louise and all at eCoach by Butlers
Written 26 July 2019
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Stephanie G
Orangeburg, SC5 contributions
Kevin did an awesome of giving us the history of Cork. I really enjoyed Blarney Castle, and got to kiss the Blarney stone! It took over an hour to get to the Blarney stone, so I didn't have a chance to check out Woolen Mills. Bus was super nice, and everyone was so nice.
Written 3 July 2019
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Hi Stephenie, We are delighted your day tour was such a success and I will pass on your kind words to Kevin. I hope to see you onboard again in the future. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Louise and all at Butlers.
Written 26 July 2019
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Lovely day out
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Excellent company for port excursion
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No Blarney, these folks are wonderful!
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Outstanding visit to Ireland
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