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Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle & Kinsale - Shore Excursion provided by Butlers Shore Tours

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Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle & Kinsale - Shore Excursion

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Overview
Enjoy a hassle-free shore excursion without the worry of having to go to a meeting spot, as port pickup and drop-off is included. Save the research time and get access to a guide’s shortlist of top county highlights near Cobh (Cork), such as Blarney Castle, Kinsale, and Cobh Cathedral. Enrich your knowledge as you travel through informative guide commentary.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Port of Cobh
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Blarney Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Blarney Woollen Mills
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Charles Fort
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    The English Market
  • 4
    Kinsale
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 5
    Cobh Cathedral
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Port of Cobh
    Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
    Departure time is 8am or 30 minutes after disembarkation begins (whichever is later) When you get off your ship, turn right and head for the gates. Our team will be there holding signs with "Butlers Shore Tours" on them and will escort you to your correct bus.
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Highlights
  • See multiple County Cobh (Cork) highlights in a day, such as Kinsale
  • Avoid the hassle of planning transport— return transfers included
  • A guide brings the tour to life through on-board commentary
  • Avoid waiting in ticket lines—entry to Blarney Castle is included
Important Information
Departure Point
Port of Cobh, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board from local experienced guides
  • Pick up from your ship and return to same
  • Storage for wheelchairs, scooters, etc
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission To Blarney Castle & Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 the famous Blarney stone which has lots of challenging steps up to it
  • Our tours are for ships that dock in Cobh/Cork
  • Live commentary is while on the bus only - Blarney Castle is a self guided tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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WIZWAY wrote a review Mar 2020
Inverness, Florida39 contributions8 helpful votes
This is the best review I have ever written about a tour we didn't take! The wife and I were to cruise from NYC to Dover, UK, with various stops in route. We booked a tour with eCoach/Butler Tours last August . Well, with all the problems going on, and surgery set for our
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from LouiseM4542, General Manager at Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle & Kinsale - Shore Excursion
Responded 25 Mar 2020
Dear WIZWAY, Thank you for your kind words. Wishing you best of luck in your surgery. Stay safe, Louise
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Fiorenza S wrote a review Nov 2019
Dublin, Ireland44 contributions38 helpful votes
Our two bus drivers were both lovely.They were very talkative and engaging, with a nice sense of humor to boot! It was very pleasant to listen to what they were saying, very confident and smooth trip overall, with good weather 75% of the time.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from LouiseM4542, General Manager at Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle & Kinsale - Shore Excursion
Responded 14 Nov 2019
Dear Fiorenza, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review, I know the team will be thrilled with your feedback. It was genuinely our pleasure to have you on board again this year. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Louise and all at Butlers
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Isabel L P wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing, really friendly,helpful staff! Would highly recommend,no complaints! Went above and beyond to make sure that we had a good time :)
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from LouiseM4542, General Manager at Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle & Kinsale - Shore Excursion
Responded 11 Nov 2019
Dear Isalp, Thank you so much for this glowing review, we really appreciate it. Our team will be thrilled with your great feedback and we hope to have you all on board again in the future. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Louise and all at Butlers
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mamaruti18 wrote a review Oct 2019
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico31 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a delightful day with Ian guiding and Joe driving. The weather was perfect, we got there before the crowds, Ian was charming and funny, and all the places and people we encountered were just wonderful. Despite Ian’s warning to check for all belongings, when we got back to
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Response from LouiseM4542, General Manager at Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle & Kinsale - Shore Excursion
Responded 4 Oct 2019
Dear mamaruti18, Thank you so much for your great feedback, I know the team will be thrilled to read it. Ian and Joe were delighted to be able to help and we are so glad it all turned out ok. Wishing you a wonderful cruise, Louise and all at Butlers
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FrankHurst wrote a review Oct 2019
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We toured Ireland for 3 days with another couple, and had an outstanding visit! Our driver was James....and he was fantastic!! Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend James and Butlers!
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Response from LouiseM4542, General Manager at Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle & Kinsale - Shore Excursion
Responded 3 Oct 2019
Dear Frank, Thank you so much for your glowing review, we really appreciate it. I know James really enjoyed his time on tour with you all too, we really are blessed to have such an amazing team. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Louise and all at Butlers
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cajungirl44
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Best Travel business in Ireland
If you are looking for the best travel company in Ireland, THIS IS IT!!!! Wonderful, accommodating people. Rest a
Ann M
Ann M
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Beautiful experience
We have been on many cruises and always choose our excursions through the cruise line but this was the first time w
61glen
61glen
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Weekend away
We went on Friday left on Sunday we stayed at the commodore thoroughly enjoyed ourselves meals out a good few drink
Spyder_12
Spyder_12
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Good "Big Bus" Tour
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our eCoach "Blarney Full Day", shore tour, during our port day in Ireland. We a
Traveler821860
Traveler821860
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Lovely day out
Good tour, tour guide waiting outside port to direct you to the coaches. Good tour guide with lots of interesting f
Madjude
Madjude
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Excellent company for port excursion
We did a full day tour in Cobh Ireland. Fabulous day - great tour guide who made the day fun and very interesting.
810Baker
810Baker
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Wonderful Tour!!
Local driver was entertaining while pointing out many "extras" during the tour. Wonderful knowledge of Cobh!!
scott6428
scott6428
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Easy trip to Blarney Castle
The coach was easy to find literally just at the port exit. We left on time and Nial was informative and friendly.
Rebecca M
Rebecca M
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HAL Voyage of the Vikings cruise
Our ship arrived in port at 8am and the bus was just outside the gate waiting for us as communicated in e-mails. W
Naomi b
Naomi b
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NIALLE was fabulous!
Great tour. Wonderful driver/guide named NIALLE. Lots of onfo, stories, great guiding Highly recommended.
teamwanderer
teamwanderer
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eCoach/ Butlers - Blarney Castle and KinsaleTour
We had a wonderful experience with eCoach Tours tours. Even though it rained off and on through out the day the to
fradas
fradas
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No Blarney
We had a wonderful, entertaining day with our guide going to Blarney Castle and Cobh. Just a great tour!
Sightsee779278
Sightsee779278
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Coach pick at wharf in Cobh, Cork and Blarney Castle.
This tour was excellent. I booked for half day tour but it ended up at least 5 hours and was so interesting and se
ediebush
ediebush
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Blarney Castle
Great tour to Blarney. We were especially surprised when we found the Blarney House out in back of the castle. We
Anita L
Anita L
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Loved our tour
We had a great time on our tour. It was very informative and was not rushed. The tour guide was friendly, helpful
Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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