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Half Day Shore Excursion from Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle and Cork City

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    Stop At: eCoach Shore Tours, Cobh P24 P380 Ireland

    Your bus tour departs from your ship in Cobh first heading for Blarney Castle where you will have up to 2.5 hours free time to Kiss the legendary Blarney Stone and explore the amazing gardens surrounding the Castle.

    After your Castle visit, you will get the chance to enjoy some shopping at the famous Blarney Woollen Mills where you can purchase an extraordinary selection of Irish sweaters, linen, crystal, gifts and much more. By this time you will have worked up an appetite for some local homemade scones with coffee at The Mill Restaurant (Free Wifi)

    After our visit to Blarney we will enjoy a panoramic driving tour through Cork city centre taking in famous landmarks such as The Shandon Bells, The English Market, St. Finbarre's Cathedral and University College Cork. During this section of our tour you will enthralled by stories of Vikings, Normans and of course modern day locals.

    After our Cork city tour, we will head back to your ship where you will immerse yourself in the rich maritime history of Cobh taking in some stunning harbour scenery and discover why Cobh is forever linked to the ill fated Titanic. You will also learn of the fascinating history of Lusitania mass graves, The Potato Famine and Ireland's mass emigration.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Butlers Private Bus Tours, Cork C12 Ireland

    Your bus tour departs from your ship in Cobh first heading for Blarney Castle where you will have up to 2.5 hours free time to Kiss the legendary Blarney Stone and explore the amazing gardens surrounding the Castle.

    After your Castle visit, you will get the chance to enjoy some shopping at the famous Blarney Woollen Mills where you can purchase an extraordinary selection of Irish sweaters, linen, crystal, gifts and much more. By this time you will have worked up an appetite for some local homemade scones with coffee at The Mill Restaurant (Free Wifi)

    After our visit to Blarney we will enjoy a panoramic driving tour through Cork city centre taking in famous landmarks such as The Shandon Bells, The English Market, St. Finbarre's Cathedral and University College Cork. During this section of our tour you will enthralled by stories of Vikings, Normans and of course modern day locals.

    After our Cork city tour, we will head back to your ship where you will immerse yourself in the rich maritime history of Cobh taking in some stunning harbour scenery and discover why Cobh is forever linked to the ill fated Titanic. You will also learn of the fascinating history of Lusitania mass graves, The Potato Famine and Ireland's mass emigration.

    Duration: 5 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    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 staff holding signs with "eCoach" on it.

    Your eCoach representative will meet you here to direct you to your bus.

    Please do not delay getting to your bus as we try to get a head start on the other buses and hopefully avoid long lines at Blarney Castle.

    We will return you back to your ship in Cobh no less than 1 hour before your sailing (Tour is max 5 hours duration and may be modified to suit your docking/sailing times)
    Departure Time

    Our tour will depart no later than 30 minutes after the first passengers disembark.

    This gives you lots of time to get to your bus but please do not delay as a quick getaway might mean avoiding long lines at Blarney Castle.

    Turn right when you disembark your ship and your personal Driver/Guide will be waiting for you with an eCoach sign. 

    Our earliest departure time is 07:45 am (for ships that dock earlier than 07:15 am)

    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    We will return you back to your ship in Cobh no less than 1 hour before your sailing (Tour is max 5 hours duration and may be modified to suit your docking/sailing times)
    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
    • Entry/Admission - eCoach Shore Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Butlers Private Bus Tours
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Front seats can be reserved if you have mobility issues (let us know after you book)
    • Reasonable agility is required for the famous Blarney stone which has lots of steps up to it
    • Live commentary is while on the bus only - Blarney Castle is a self guided tour.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1,000 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Local driver was entertaining while pointing out many "extras" during the tour. Wonderful knowledge of Cobh!!
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    Great tour. Wonderful driver/guide named NIALLE. Lots of onfo, stories, great guiding Highly recommended.
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    Response from LouiseM4542, Owner at Half Day Shore Excursion from Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle and Cork City
    Responded 25 Jul. 2019
    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
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