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Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle Half Day Shore Tour

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Cobh, Ireland

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Maximize your time in Cork on a half-day shore excursion from Cobh, and benefit from departure times tailored to your time in port. Discover regional highlights such as Blarney Castle, the Blarney Stone, and the city of Cork, and hear regional insights provided by your driver-guide. Relax with round-trip transfer from your port and free time to shop at Blarney Woolen Mills.
  • Avoid hidden costs with included admission to Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • Maximize your time with a comprehensive sightseeing itinerary
  • Travel between dispersed locations with ease via bus
  • Gain insight into the region from your driver-guide
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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
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Port of Cobh, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Butlers Shore Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle Half Day Shore Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I'd recommend this tour, but the train to Cork leaves from dock and arrives at Cork station with bus to Blarney castle that may afford you the added time to kiss and shop." See review
  • "One must traverse the narrow halls to climb to the top of the castle." See review

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Blarney Castle
C W
, Nov 2019
It was a beautiful day to visit & our driver was very knowledgeable. The walk up the stairs to the Blarney stone was challenging if you are not in fairly good physical condition.
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I have Gift of Gab! Blarney castle was interesting.!
Climber782875
, Oct 2019
One must traverse the narrow halls to climb to the top of the castle. Scenery is lovely! Pictures explain rooms. Bus driver great & knowledgeable!!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you so much for your great review, we are delighted you enjoyed our tour. I hope to have you on board again in the future, Warm regards, Louise and all at Butlers
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Great talking
Pam W
, Sep 2019
Very informative and many jokes along the way. Our guide loved to talk and kept up the conversations with good knowledge of the areas.
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Delayed start meant longer line to kiss the Blarney Stone
D E
, Aug 2019
Nice to have the Irish Coffee provided at stop in Cobh on the way back. Driver was also the tour guide and was excellent. Learned a lot. Tour left a bit late waiting for 9 person group. Broke their own rules of no more than 30 minutes between departures. I'd recommend this tour, but the train to Cork leaves from dock and arrives at Cork station with bus to Blarney castle that may afford you the added time to kiss and shop. I like booking with Viator, good outfit. I rescheduled a tour and it was no issue.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear DE, I'm delighted you enjoyed the tour overall and I know our Driver/Guide will be happy you enjoyed you day. Warmest regards, Louise and all at Butlers
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Fantastic experience
sheilamN5061NA
, Aug 2019
Not one to do bus tours as a rule but trip advisor ratings were top reason to do it. We had a fantastic time and the driver Ian was the best tour guide ever commentary was exceptional . Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear Shell, Thank you so much for your great review. We are really do have the most amazing team, Ian will be thrilled to read your kind words. Warmest regards, Louise and all at Butlers
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Blarney Castle
Gayle V
, Aug 2019
Everything worked as explained in tour description, found bus and guide with no problem and timetable was as explained. Because we were there in August (high tourist season) we could have used more time at the castle. Same tour through cruise ship would have cost twice the price, worked out well for us. Our guide/bus driver Ran was great.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hi Gayle, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your tour with us. I hope to see you on board again in the future, Warmest regards, Louise and all at Butlers
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Great Tour
KarenD2012
, Aug 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour at a fraction of the price of the ship's shore excursion. We had plenty of time at Blarney Castle and wandered the beautiful gardens. We did not do the Blarney Stone as there was a 90 minute wait. Viewed the castle from the exterior. Great tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hi Karen, We are delighted you enjoyed your tour with us. Thank you so much for your kind review, Warm regards, Louise and all at Butlers
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Blarney Castle
Jean V
, Aug 2019
The tour guide was very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. Was great being able to kiss the Blarney stone.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hi Jean, Thank you so much for your review. That's great to hear, I will pass on your regards to the team. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Louise and all at eCoach by Butlers
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Great visit to Blarney Castle and Cork
Alice D
, Jul 2019
Kevin was super friendly and led an amazing tour to Blarney Castle and Cork. Highly recommend this stress free tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thanks so much for your great review. Kevin 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
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Blarney Castle and Cork City
azcaptainbob
, Jul 2019
This trip was exactly as advertised. On time pick up heading to the castle. Directed to go directly to the line to "kiss the blarney stone" as the entire time can merely be standing in a long line. Able to do the castle and also enjoy the gardens. The city tour of Cobh ended with a stop and visit to St. Colman's Cathedral. GREAT 1st day in Ireland.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I have to agree Blarney Gardens are absolutely stunning and we highly recommend a leisurely stroll around them. Also, Kinsale is such a beautiful town for some lunch. We hope to have you onboard eCoach or our sister brand Butlers Tours should you visit our shores again. Warmest regards, Louise and all at eCoach by Butlers
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