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Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin

Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin
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Tour snapshot
Guaranteed admission at Blarney Castle, Cahir Castle, and the Rock of Cashel
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
99
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Beyond Dublin, Ireland offers enchanting castles, ruins, and other notable landmarks, and on this day trip, you’ll see three of the country’s most popular highlights. Don’t worry about arranging trains or navigating the countryside yourself; an air-conditioned coach makes it simple to discover Blarney Castle (and the famous Blarney Stone), Cahir Castle, and the Rock of Cashel in a single day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • 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
  • Seamless, round-trip transit from Dublin by air-conditioned coach
  • Learn amusing lore and fascinating history from your guide
  • Get an up-close perspective on the beautiful Irish countryside
What to expect
Meet your guide at a convenient location in central Dublin and hop aboard an air-conditioned coach. En route to stops at three of Ireland’s top landmarks, relax and enjoy the rolling, green scenery of County Tipperary and County Kildare, supplemented with commentary from your guide. First, you’ll visit Blarney Castle, home to the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who climb the tower’s 127 steps to kiss the stone will earn “the gift of the gab.” Next, head to Cahir Castle, one of the Ireland’s largest castles scenically located on a island in the River Suir. Finally, visit Rock of Cashel, an impressive archaeological site with thousands of years of history, before returning to Dublin, where the tour ends in the evening.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • 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
  • Seamless, round-trip transit from Dublin by air-conditioned coach
  • Learn amusing lore and fascinating history from your guide
  • Get an up-close perspective on the beautiful Irish countryside
What to expect
Meet your guide at a convenient location in central Dublin and hop aboard an air-conditioned coach. En route to stops at three of Ireland’s top landmarks, relax and enjoy the rolling, green scenery of County Tipperary and County Kildare, supplemented with commentary from your guide. First, you’ll visit Blarney Castle, home to the famous Blarney Stone. Legend has it that those who climb the tower’s 127 steps to kiss the stone will earn “the gift of the gab.” Next, head to Cahir Castle, one of the Ireland’s largest castles scenically located on a island in the River Suir. Finally, visit Rock of Cashel, an impressive archaeological site with thousands of years of history, before returning to Dublin, where the tour ends in the evening.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Stone
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Cahir Castle
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland Your driver/guide will meet you at the Molly Malone Statue. Please be there 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants are welcome, provided that customers bring their own safety seats
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Rock of Cashel
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Stone
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Cahir Castle
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Molly Malone Statue, Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland Your driver/guide will meet you at the Molly Malone Statue. Please be there 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants are welcome, provided that customers bring their own safety seats
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 9 Jul 2020
A note from Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin
Face masks are provided at an extra cost Please note the H&S measures may change due to government guidelines.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Molly Malone Statue
    Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 KX03, Ireland
    Your driver/guide will meet you at the Molly Malone Statue. Please be there 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Molly Malone Statue
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Rock of Cashel
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Blarney Stone
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Blarney Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 5
    Cahir Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Extreme Ireland
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Philip L
Brighton, UK30 contributions
May 2022
We went on the day tour of Blarney Castle from Dublin, the trip was great from the start , I think our driver had kissed the Blarney stone he could talk for Ireland but he was very good & knew his stuff. The castle is not big but it is great I have now kissed the Blarney stone which is quite a experience as you have to lie down & pit your head thru a hole in the wall to get to it.
We also stopped at a couple of other castles one on the way & one on the way back,if you like castles I would recommend this trip & the company Irish Day Tours.
Written 22 May 2022
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keithbroad
Frankston, Australia266 contributions
We had a really enjoyable day touring three castles. Our bus driver (Bud) was very chatty and informative, and on occasion broke into song. It’s a long day (12 hours), but doing it in a coach is reasonably easy. After driving for many days in a car, a day in a coach is very relaxing. We had enough toilet and food breaks not to create any problems (for me at least). Highly recommended.
Written 22 May 2022
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Monica M
3 contributions
Jul 2021
This was an incredible trip that I highly recommend. Our guide was interesting and knowledgeable, and we had plenty of time to really explore the extensive grounds of Blarney Castle and the beautiful area. We were impressed as well with the Rock of Cashel- such a humbling experience, and the gentlemen at Cahir Castle was so informative. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to go beyond the surface level of seeing these iconic places.
Written 13 June 2022
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Tia S
Fredericksburg, TX14 contributions
My Husband and I went on this trip with Philip as our guide. He was funny, kind, and a bit overzealous in his story telling, but in a good way. He had a story for everything!

The first place we stopped was the Rock of Cashel, which was absolutely gorgeous ruins. The walk up is a bit steep so be prepared for that! However the place was absolutely stunning. I will say of the three places we stopped this felt like the most time wasted. We have an hour at this stop and really we were done after 20-30 minutes and spent those standing around. I wish we could have had that time at our last stop.

The second place was the stunning Blarney Castle. With it being St. Patrick’s Day week it was absolutely packed with tour buses. My husband waited in like about an hour to kiss the Blarney Stone and I walked around the gardens. We wouldn’t have easily been able to do both due to the sheer amount of people. He thought the experience to the stone was great but said the stairs were extremely difficult and narrow. The gardens on the other had were just absolutely phenomenal. Tranquil and gorgeous really. They make you feel like you’re in another world. We have 2.5 hours here but being our lunch stop too there wasn’t enough time for everything.

The last place we stopped was Cahir Castle where we got a guided tour that talked about all the defenses of the castle. It was SO informative, and really one of the highlights of this tour. I do however wish we were given those extra minutes we spent standing around at the first tour here. We were rushed and after the guided tour and didn’t really have enough time to walk around and didn’t even get to see the gardens or overly friendly geese.

All in all it’s a fabulous tour, I’d highly recommend taking it if it’s the only way you’ll get to see these places. Though Blarney could be a whole day on its own!
Written 17 March 2022
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Pricilla R
11 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Phillip was our tour guide and bus driver and I honestly couldn’t be happier with the experience. Bus was not only on time but Phillip was really knowledgeable, interesting, interacted will all guests, checked in to make sure we were comfortable with the temperature and all our questions were answered. My only complaint is there didn’t seem to be enough time at the Blarney Castle (we had two hours). From my understanding we were the second tour the company just added a walking tour option in the local city which was about a 10 minute drive from where the Blarney Castle is located. It would have been nice to have the option to stay longer at the castle and for those who wanted to they could do the local tour. My group opted out of the hour long tour and chose to find a local restaurant to eat since we spent the 2 hours touring the castle grounds. In total we spent 4 hours in that area and had we been given the option the group I was with would have spent the time all at the castle and the restaurants surrounding it.
Written 8 March 2020
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Jon_EiTravelGroup7
Hi, Thank you so much for your feedback, and 5* rating for your Blarney tour. We're delighted to see that you enjoyed your days out with Philip. We look forward to seeing you on board another Irish Day Tours adventure on your next trip to Ireland : ) Kind regards,
Written 10 March 2020
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rachel276
London, UK35 contributions
The day trip was extremely well organised and very enjoyable.

Visiting all the castles was of course - amazing however I must confess the tour guide Harry really made the trip for me! He created such a comforting environment and he was ever so friendly, he’s very approachable too should you want to ask questions regarding Ireland etc.

The trip was very informative and I was constantly gripped by Harry’s commentary.
I cannot recommend this activity enough, a coach trip is definitely a must if you find yourself in Ireland and if luck is on your side you’ll have Harry as a guide too! You will not be disappointed.
Written 8 August 2021
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Lazaro M
Miami Beach, FL99 contributions
Apr 2022
Our Driver was Harry, a wonderful storyteller and friendly man. He gave a great tour. We left Dublin after meeting at the Molly Malone statue. We went to The Rock first which is a ruined battle castle. Not very big or exciting but we heard the whole history. Then we went to Blarney Castle. The only allure of this place is kissing the Blarney Stone on top of the castle. The place isn't really a castle but more of a battle fortress. The winding stairs up the castle are narrow and tight. I'm 5'6 and if I was any bigger or larger I would have had some trouble getting up and down the narrow stairs. Kissing the Blarney stone seemed exciting to many but you have to lay on your back and a guide maneuvers you off the edge. It's not dangerous! I was glad I saw it but it was a disappointment. I expected a bigger castle with more to see.
Written 6 April 2022
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Christopher D
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful tour guide named Harry. He kept us entertained with facts about ireland’s history and even some impromptu singing. If you do go, you should ask for him. He made everyone feel special and had some real insightful commentary on our way to the various castles. Great tour!
Written 12 March 2022
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L0vinVegas
New Haven, Ct61 contributions
Just went on this trip, and I have to say it was wonderful. Our bus driver Connor was great, and he even say a few songs while he drove our bus. Our drive involved a tour of several castles, in which our favorite was Blarney Castle. It was a bit scary, but my wife and I were able to climb to the top and kiss the stone. I suggest that everyone google the process before you, so you know what to expect.

The trip is quite long, as it was 12 hours. There is only a small amount of time at each stop, so it is a bit rushed. That being said, there is a lot of sightseeing packed into the day. Lastly, bring extra sweater, wear sneakers, and bring and umbrella. The weather can be cold and rainy. Overall a great trip, well done!!!
Written 17 August 2021
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Pablo H
6 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Loved the trip, be sure to buy snacks the day before. We did stop an hour into the drive at a station for coffee and sandwiches/pastries or whatever you want, but it helps for the long drive. Pick a window seat too. Our bus driver was very knowledgeable and provided great run down of Ireland's exports and history and information on the castles we were seeing. I had a selfie stick I got on Amazon that was 100% worth it for this. Got so many amazing photos.
Written 31 May 2022
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Stunning to see the Cliffs if Moher, and thankful to be informed and entertained by our guide!
Fantastic tour with our knowledgeable and entertaining guide Gráinne (Grania) and our speedy and safe driver Andre.
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Wonderful stories and history with an attentive and entertaining host!
Finn is a consummate host and storyteller. He managed and anticipated all of our needs. The partially rainy day did
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Day trip ;to the cliffs
Kevin was our driver, and you couldn't ask for a better guide or driver. Just enough history to get q feel for the
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Definitely do it!
A beautiful day trip if you want to get out of Dublin and see some sacred sites and the lovely countryside. Finn wa
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Amazing!
This was an amazing experience, well worth the money! Our guide was friendly and kind and gave great information al
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Wonderful Trip!
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Terrible
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Cliffs of Moher
Our driver/guide was Kevin. He was brilliant. He was so knowledgeable with his information about Ireland. Our famil
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Do not miss!
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Fun tour regardless the dad-jokes 😂
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Great trip, but timing was off!
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Interesting facts and beautiful views
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