Cork / Blarney Castle Tour
Day Tour from Dublin
DEPARTURE TIME: 6:50AM (Arrive 10mins before) DEPARTURE LOCATION: Suffolk Street (See map) PRICE:€55 Adult PRICE: €50 Student – Senior – 13yrs / 16yrs PRICE: €27.50 Child 5yrs / 12yrs PRICE: Children under 5 free
Cork is known as Ireland’s second city, although the people that reside there believe that it is the “real” capital! Located right at the southern tip of Ireland, Cork is known for its historical landmarks and vibrant cultural scene. This tour will take you on a voyage through history as you visit a castle, a monastery and Cork city itself. We provide ample time for you to explore Blarney Castle and the Rock of Cashel and to relax in the surrounding gardens. Our Cork and Blarney tour leaves Dublin daily at 6.50 and we arrive back in Dublin between 7.00 and 7.30. You will be travelling directly south to visit Cork city. The detailed itinerary is below.
Cliffs of Moher and Blarney Castle/Cork
Looked into several of the day tours provided by different companies and ultimately settled on the Extreme Ireland/Irish Day Tours offered trips.
The first trip was to Cliffs of Moher and Jim was our guide. Jim was extremely pleasant and accommodating, gave insightful facts about the areas we were driving through or headed to. The Cliffs of Moher were incredible and we had about 2 hours to wander at our leisure. This was a perfect amount of time as it allowed us to walk all up and down the cliffs while still leaving time to check out the visitor center. The other stops were all great but it was worth it just for the cliffs.
The second tour was to blarney castle and cork city with Joe as our guide. Oh boy was Joe the greatest of all time. The singing, the storytelling, the narration on the drive…he was awesome. He was so good that I’d probably have paid just to have him drive me around all day and not necessarily go anywhere. Joe got us to the Rock of Cashel as it opened so we had the place to ourselves. As we left was when a lot of groups showed up so it was perfect timing. BlarneyCastle was great with plenty of time to see the grounds, grab something to eat, and shop at Blarney Woolen Mills. The stop in Cork was nice though I could have done without, but I did appreciate the more laid back nature of that stop. And then the drive home again with Joe leading the way went by in a flash. His reenactment of the Titanic movie was spot on.
All in all, if you’re on the fence about a day tour company in Dublin, definitely utilize Extreme Ireland/Irish Day Tours. You won’t be disappointed in the quality of the trip or the value for your money.
Blarney day trip
Our day trip to Blarney Castle was a highlight on our vacation to Ireland! We were lucky enough to have the friendly and funny Gerrard as our tour guide on July 10th, who in more ways than one, made the trip. He was incredibly knowledgeable and had a nice way of articulating the information without making it feel overwhelming. He remained very accommodating throughout the day and thoughtfully planned out how to carry out the itinerary to ensure that we would be walking away with the best possible experience. It certainly felt like we did! The Rock of Cashel was a highlight for us and just as beautiful and mesmerizing as Blarney castle itself. I would definitely recommend day tours through extreme Ireland. Many thanks again to Gerrard! Anyone would be incredibly lucky to have him as a tour guide to experience this beautiful country :).
Cork and Blarney Castle
I did this tour with two other friends and it was really fun. We headed out at 7am and over the course of the day we visited three stops, it included two castles and downtown Cork. Our tour guide, Mr. Joseph, was very funny and literally talked (or sang) the whole trip. Which, mind you, is an all day event. I’m not sure how he keeps it up without getting tired or out of breath. But I adored him and his sense of humour and he really made the trip enjoyable. He told us stories of Ireland which was both folkloric and historical, and he sang to us various folksongs. I learned a lot from him. :)
It rained a little bit and was quite windy but it wasn’t too horribly bad and the Blarney Castle is worth the visit, especially for those interested in history like me and my friends. I would recommend an actual wind resistant jacket of sorts, versus a regular hoodie, bc sometimes the wind got really bad. Otherwise, the tour itself was superb.
Cork and Blarney Tour
This was our second trip with Extreme Ireland. I really enjoyed our trip to the Cliffs of Moher with our tour guide Jim but our trip to Cork/Blarney with Joseph was phenomenal! He was informative and funny and talked the whole time, which I loved! It was a long trip and I was very happy to be able to spend the long drive giggling at all of his stories/jokes. Would recommend to everyone that is looking for trips outside of Dublin!
Blarney Castle Tour is a must-do
Bud the tour guide took us to a couple of stops, including the BlarneyCastle. I had fun learning about Irish culture from him and listening to his music. This is a great way to see the countryside without renting a car or worrying about public transportation.