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Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle Half Day Shore Tour provided by Butlers Shore Tours

Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle Half Day Shore Tour

Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle Half Day Shore Tour
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Tour snapshot
Explore beyond Cobh on a guided shore excursion
Duration:
4h
Group size:
99
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Maximize time in port with a half-day shore excursion in Cobh and beyond. Visit the famous Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone and explore the castle’s gardens. Discover top landmarks in the center of Cork City on a panoramic driving tour including the North Cathedral and St. Anne's Church. Learn about the maritime history of the coastal town of Cobh and enjoy free time to shop at Blarney Woolen Mills.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle
  • Take a driving tour of Cork City
  • Round-trip transportation from Cobh is included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle
  • Take a driving tour of Cork City
  • Round-trip transportation from Cobh is included
What to expect
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Important information
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
  • Free Time To Visit Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Port of Cobh, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland This tour will depart at 8am or 30 minutes after disembarkation begins - which ever is later. When you get off your ship, turn right for the gates which will be in view. Look for our uniformed team holding signs with "Butlers Shore Tours" on it.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
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
  • Free Time To Visit Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Port of Cobh, Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland This tour will depart at 8am or 30 minutes after disembarkation begins - which ever is later. When you get off your ship, turn right for the gates which will be in view. Look for our uniformed team holding signs with "Butlers Shore Tours" on it.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Port of Cobh
    Kilgarvan, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
    This tour will depart at 8am or 30 minutes after disembarkation begins - which ever is later. When you get off your ship, turn right for the gates which will be in view. Look for our uniformed team holding signs with "Butlers Shore Tours" on it.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Blarney Castle & Gardens
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Blarney Woollen Mills
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Denise R
9 contributions
Safe, professional driver who was knowledgeable about the area. Family run business. Clean, comfortable motor coach. After returning from a two week UK trip in which we visited a lot of castles, we all agree that Blarney was our favorite. We had no idea that the grounds were so extensive. Every one of us I our party of 6 (aged 40s to 70s) love this stop. Absolutely breathtaking scenery and architecture. The brief tour of Cork was great. The additional stop at the cathedral in Cobh was much appreciated. Would revisit Blarney in a heartbeat and make it a full day stop!
Written 14 August 2022
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Jane M
Knoxville, TN36 contributions
Family
Bus was waiting when getting off the cruise ship and drive to Blarney was interesting with bus driver acting as tour guide. Blarney castle grounds were gorgeous and our first introduction to Ireland. It took about 1 1/2 hours for us to get to the "Stone" and was interesting climbing the stairs and exploring the different rooms, especially the Murder Room even though one step at a time and beating the cruise ship tours. Even 80 year old grandmother with pulmonary problems made it to the top!!! The Woolen Mills were disappointing to the family as they expected a mill not a shopping center and prices were expensive. However, it was a great trip enjoyed by all.
Written 6 September 2018
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Dear Jane, I am delighted your tour was such a success. We have to agree the Blarney stone is worth the wait and the gardens are absolutely stunning. We would love to see you on board again in the future, Warm regards, Louise and all at Butlers
Written 10 September 2018
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JamesR1947
Little Marlow, UK16 contributions
Couples
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 excursion. In fact it was a long half day with the guide making sure that we covered the itinerary well - but he ensured that we got back to the ship in plenty of time.
Written 24 July 2019
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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
Written 26 July 2019
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Annemarie M
9 contributions
Family
We were nervous about using an outside tour company for our shore excursion, but we had heard good things about this company. Everything from finding the bus to getting back on the ship was smooth sailing! Our guide was funny and knowledgeable, we had plenty of time to kiss the stone (go fast as soon as you go through the gates) and walk the grounds of Blarney Castle. We also learned about Cork and Cobh. I would highly recommend this activity. Our kids 10, 11 and 13 enjoyed it as well.
Written 11 July 2019
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Greetings from Cobh Annemarie, We are delighted you enjoyed your shore tour with eCoach by Butlers. Our goal is to ensure you make the most of your short visit to our beautiful part of the world. We would love to have you onboard again should you visit our shores again. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Louise and all at eCoach by Butlers
Written 26 July 2019
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Leslie L
Ithaca, New York275 contributions
Couples
We were visiting the Port of Cobh on a cruise with Celebrity Eclipse. Normally, we don't book organized tours, but this one was really reasonable. We barely could have done it cheaper on our own. The driver was super friendly and gave us lots of history on the area as we drove out to Blarney Castle. Blarney Castle was very interesting and the grounds and gardens are lovely as well. The walk up through the castle may not be for those that are claustrophobic or those that don't enjoy heights. We got there relatively early so it probably took us just over an hour to walk through the castle and kiss the stone, but the line really does start to get long so I would do the castle first. We were given about 2.5 hrs to spend there. Since we did choose to go up the castle that gave us a short amount of time to walk some of the gardens as well. We didn't make it over to the Woolen Mills, but heard it is quite nice too. We then finished our tour with a very nice drive through Cork City.
Written 18 June 2018
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Hi Leslie, We are delighted you enjoyed your tour with our sister brand eCoach. We have to agree with you Blarney Castle and gardens are stunning. We would love to have you on board again in the future, Warm regards, Louise & all at Butlers
Written 21 June 2018
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findadealagain
Kansas City, MO4 contributions
Couples
Our driver Nile got us to Blarney Castle early so there was no line and was extremely informative on the whole tour. Took the tour from our cruise ship and couldn't have been easier. Would definetly encourage people to use this service. A lot less expensive than what the cruise ship offered and a smaller group.
we had plenty of time to see everything and shop.
Written 27 May 2018
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Thank you so much for you kind words. I will pass on your regards to Niall. We hope to have you all on board again in the future. Warmest regards, Louise and all at Butlers
Written 29 May 2018
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810Baker
Saint Cloud, FL13 contributions
Local driver was entertaining while pointing out many "extras" during the tour. Wonderful knowledge of Cobh!!
Written 9 October 2019
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Stephanie G
Orangeburg, SC5 contributions
Kevin did an awesome of giving us the history of Cork. I really enjoyed Blarney Castle, and got to kiss the Blarney stone! It took over an hour to get to the Blarney stone, so I didn't have a chance to check out Woolen Mills. Bus was super nice, and everyone was so nice.
Written 3 July 2019
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Hi Stephenie, We are delighted your day tour was such a success and I will pass on your kind words to Kevin. I hope to see you onboard again in the future. Go raibh míle maith agaibh, Louise and all at Butlers.
Written 26 July 2019
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carolyna560
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand9 contributions
Fantastic 1/2 day tour to Blarney Castle. Pick up was really easy, just a very short walk from the ship. We left promptly and were one of the first buses to the castle. Our driver/guide Ian was very funny and informative. I totally recommend the tour!
Written 27 May 2019
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Hi Carolyn, Thank you so much for your recommendations we really appreciate it. We are thrilled you enjoyed your tour with Ian and Butlers so much, We hope to have you all on board on board again. Warmest regards, Louise and all at Butlers
Written 28 May 2019
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Dreama B
Charleston, WV135 contributions
Couples
Of course, it would not have been as good without our knowledgeable driver....KEVIN ! We were second bus in line at the Blarney Castle to "kiss" the stone ! Great commentary, detailed interesting facts about the area, along the way. Really the tour was way more than we expected...a must do ! Great driver on not so wide streets....wonderful !!!
Written 19 May 2019
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Hi dee b, Thank you so much for your kind words. Kevin will be thrilled to read your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed the tour so much and hope to see you on board again in the future. Warmest regards, Louise and all at Butlers
Written 21 May 2019
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drd4-7r
drd4-7r
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Superb Tour of Cork
We throughly enjoyed our tour. Ian was an outstanding tour guide offering the right amount of history and facts mix
Connector245739
Connector245739
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Irish Perfection
What a FANTASTIC day spent with tour guide/driver Niall! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Blarney Castle. When w
Betsi K
Betsi K
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Gorgeous day! Filled with laughter and fun!
Cannot say enough about Ian and how wonderful this day was! From planning the shore excursion to its execution… Abs
Dmbringman
Dmbringman
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Great tour
Blarney Castle was very nice and the Woolen Mills. The driver/tour guide , Nial was very good. He skilfully drove
Pattie T
Pattie T
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Fabulous trip to Blarney castle to kiss the Blarney Stone
Our tour Guide Niall was fantastic. He gave a beautiful commentary on the bus ride to the Blarney Castle and got us
SStrash
SStrash
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The Stone
Check when you get up to the line and see if if your at the 1 hour from here sign. Ya gotta go up into the castle (
SuesLifeTrips
SuesLifeTrips
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Kiss the famous stone!
Visit to the castle and kissing the famous stone! Great fun and a fabulous experience. Wandering the gardens after
Elizabeth Lynet... J
Elizabeth Lynet... J
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Great and very convenient tour
We had great guide and driver, and the bus was quite comfortable. I wish we had a bit more time at Blarney Castle
saintlysoccerette
saintlysoccerette
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Beautiful Blarney Castle and Kinsale
Had an excellent excursion to Blarney Castle, the Woollen Mills and Kinsale. Very easy to pick up the coach as the
lzfischetti
lzfischetti
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Fabulous Tour
Cork to Blarney Castle & Kinsale - Shore Excursion was a Fabulous Tour. The itinerary was great! Ian was knowledge
Bluefox47
Bluefox47
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Recommendable Company
We were booked to go on this excursion but unfortunately had to cancel at the last minute due to urgent surgery. I
barbaraeU4473SK
barbaraeU4473SK
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An absolutely amazing tour
Ian our driver was amazing and fun. Blarney Castle and Kinsdale are a must to make sure to climb to the tower and k
Gary T
Gary T
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Great tour
Great service and coach picked us up right outside the cruise terminal. Lots of time to tour the sites. Gre
NY_Whites0x
NY_Whites0x
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Great Day with Butler Shore Excursions
Excellent, well-run cruise excursion! Ian is top-notch. Enough time at each stop. Highly recommend it if your crui
Joan M
Joan M
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A perfect guide for a perfect day!!!
Our day could not have been any finer! Ian, (guide/driver) greeted us all with a big smile and kept us enthralled
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