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Blarney Castle Tour from Cork including Cobh
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Blarney Castle Tour from Cork including Cobh

By Paddywagon Day Tours
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Ages 13-64, max of 56 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission into Blarney Castle and Gardens.
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Blarney Castle & Gardens
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Paddywagon Tours Cork, 9 Bridge St, Centre, Cork, T23 KW89, Ireland
    9 Bridge St Paddywagon Office (next to St Patrick's Bridge) - 09:00 am
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8962P66

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Fordable wheelchairs can be kept underneath the coach.
    • Toddlers/babies must be seated in a baby-seat or booster. Please contact us at the time of booking and we can supply you with one.
    • Bookings made through Viator will automatically be signed up for the pickup point and collection time specified in the booking.
    • If you wish to change your reservation to one of the other pick-up locations offered by Paddywagon Tours, you will need to contact us by telephone or email not later than 17:00 the evening prior so that we can guarantee the change. Please note that changes are only guaranteed once confirmed in writing by us.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • You'll start at
      Paddywagon Tours Cork
      9 Bridge St, Centre, Cork, T23 KW89, Ireland
      9 Bridge St Paddywagon Office (next to St Patrick's Bridge) - 09:00 am
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Paddywagon Day Tours
    • 1
      Blarney Castle & Gardens
      Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
      See details
    • 2
      St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh
      Stop: 2 hours
      See details
      Pass by
      Paddywagon Day Tours
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Paddywagon Day Tours
      1,160
      Ireland
      Joined in May 2010
    • genon225
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable Trip with a Great Guide
      Absolutely stunning tour for a very reasonable price! The natural scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way was superb and the small towns and villages were equally impressive as they seemed to be brimming with history and beauty. The driver was fantastic and taught us all about the region's connections to Michael Fassbender, Charlie Chaplin and Charles De Gaulle! The replica of a famine-era village was a chilling but essential stop. Finding the Paddywagon bus could've been a bit simpler but it was easy enough and in close proximity to the Paddywagon Tours Centre. I loved the forest/waterfall stop possibly the most but it was all gold, every sight!
      Written 21 February 2024
    • Relax61243704376
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful Day
      Absolutely stunning views! Our driver/guide John was fantastic. We had enough time to take in the sights of the Cliffs and the Burren. A day we’ll never forget.
      Written 17 February 2024
    • tracyleeLiverpool
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fine day out
      Enjoyed our day out John driver cockney 😂lots tales to tell drop of various places lovely scenery stopped off at the lobster pub for lunch food extra red fox pub had a Irish coffee had lovely weather for February great day out start out 830 got back to cork after 6 👍.
      Written 15 February 2024
    • 599lalis
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Tour!!!
      I had a lot of fun in this tour!! The trip was short to me to be honest. We got to see different cities in the west side of Ireland and tried my first delicious Irish coffee☺️
      Written 3 February 2024
    • Krewbie
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Turned out well and with good speed to Blarney!
      We had an overall enjoyable time with Paddywagon on our cruise visit to Cobh. A few notes, though, with first to say we thankfully had no cause to find issues as our arrival happened smoothly at port. Guide Gabriel was nearby at the exit gate, and the bus, although not immediately obvious from the ship, was very close by. For those concerned about the 30-minute start window, it felt like there was very reasonable consideration and effort to allow for everyone to make their way. Do, however, continue to give enough time to make the way back to the meeting site. This isn't a particular fault - our guide did his best! - but Blarney and Kinsale can be full and difficult to visually pinpoint where to reconvene once off. Lastly, the tour commentary has plenty of opportunity for song, of which Gabriel deftly provided as part of narration along the tour. We found it a charming part of the occasion, but if expectations are more straightforward, be forewarned. Notes aside, there's still quite much to like! Our tour was comfortable, pleasant, informative, and with a certain nimble efficiency - despite being a coach excursion, Gabriel did get the group going and at Blarney Castle before the ship's rush arrived. The later lines wound very long, for which we were collectively very happy to enjoy more of the stunning grounds and gardens (or nearby shops) instead. Kinsale was similarly just enough time for a look around, if not quite a full meal, and Cork and Cobh formed the lightest through-parts of the drive. As with any limited visit, each stop could certainly have used much more time, but it still felt like the schedule and Gabriel tried to give us as much time as was feasible. All in all, we appreciated our Paddywagon day with Gabriel and remain pretty impressed with the Blarney Castle handling. Can recommend to consider in any cruise planning for Cobh!
      Written 28 January 2024
    • jimgM10WC
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to sit back and enjoy the stunning vistas!
      Our driver was informative, humorous and a very capable driver, made us feel safe on some narrow roads!!
      Written 16 January 2024
    • Q3098AEvalentinam
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      non viene rispettato l'itinerario
      On the 30th November we went on an excursion from cork to cliff of moher and we were supposed to stop off at limerick and another place which was on the itinery but the driver only stopped off at the cliff and we were disappointed as it was included in the price package!
      Written 11 January 2024
    • alaynac2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommend
      DJ was the highlight of this tour - he is an absolutely amazing guide! He’s incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, and he has a grand sense of humor which makes the whole day 10x more fun! Views are fantastic as well. This tour is the perfect combination of history and nature/sightseeing.
      Written 4 January 2024
    • alaynac2024
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely Experience
      Tour is focused mostly on Nature/Sightseeing but has some great tidbits about history as well. It was exactly what I was expecting after reading the itinerary - there are no surprises and the Guide Keith was incredible.
      Written 4 January 2024
    • utet595
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ring of Kerry
      I liked the tour - our guide tells us a lot of anecdotes and history facts. He was very kind a showed us good foto-points. We startet in 8.30 and came back at 17.30. I think the tour is worth the money.
      Written 29 November 2023
    • maureenmN8018DE
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I took O’Connell’s Tour of the Ring of Kerry.
      This is about 6 hours in a large comfy bus with a witty Irish driver giving amazing stories & also true history of the peninsula. They stop every hour or so, to stretch legs, get a bite to eat, drink an Irish coffee and take photos of magnificent scenery.
      Written 7 November 2023
    • Shirleycari
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ring of Kerry
      Fantastic day trip from Cork first to Killarney with a horse and carriage tour through Killarney National Park and then on to an amazing day around the Ring of Kerry. Our driver, Kevin, was fun and informative and most importantly...a great driver! Thank you, Kevin.
      Written 6 November 2023
    • W5806AHtomp
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Blarney castle & Kinsale by Paddywagon tours
      we booked our tour , credit card was charged on Monday September 18,2023 . I came down with a cold and coughing and wanted to cancel but on Tuesday we ended up at sea as we couldn't go into Guerney due to weather conditions so we were at sea for the day and unable to communicate with Paddywagon to cancel due to no wifi nor able to call by cell phone. Wednesday September Sept 20 we didn't leave ship due to my cold and not wanting to infect others .So we didn't show up for th e tour so out $197.00 . Got a hold Paddywagon via email said to call Viator , no refund . So i give it a zero rating .
      Written 26 October 2023
    • danweiz2023
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cliffs of Moher is a must-see
      Stunning views at the Cliffs of Moher! Very big fog, but still a must-see. The only suggestion is that the castle of the last stop deserve more time. I'd like to enter and see the interior of it. I don't mind skip the lunch.
      Written 11 October 2023
    • B5298QCmichelleo
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      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      MEH !!
      We took this tour after reading many reviews but clearly my expectations are way higher than most. I would not recommend this tour to anyone....very boring and way too much time on the bus for what you see. The explanation of tour was very misleading. No actual stops other than at the Cliffs and once there nothing much to do. The driver/tour guide was less than enthused and looked like he wanted to be anywhere but there. We went on a tour a few days before with another tour company and the difference was night and day in presentation and enthusiasm. The guide from the other company filled our ride with cute anecdotes, colourful commentary and suggestions for other things to do. The Paddywagon guide talked only when he HAD to and was even the last one on the bus (late) before our last departure. The Cliffs are great but only if you go on your own dime and time and not as a full day tour. My friends and I could not wait to get off this bus. I would not even suggest this tour with a "good" company as I can't see any great guide making this rather mundane trip worth the drive and money.
      Written 4 October 2023
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    forever1907
    Lörrach39 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    I booked this tour via Get you Guide and in the itinerary was a duration with 8 hours but we came 6 hours later back to Cork. In Blarney and also in Cobh we didn‘t have that much time and had to rush to catch the bus. Blarney Castle ist a huge place and I couldn‘t see all of it cause we had only 2!! hours time for that. Also in Cobh the time was too short. Poor organisation. Why do you write 8 hours of duration on your itinerary and make only 6? Don‘t do this tour guys. Go with the bus and have the time you need to see everything. Blarney castle ist so beautiful and so nice to see. This tour was waste of my money. Not recommend this tour!
    Written 23 June 2022
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    northbaychris
    North Bay, Canada111 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2023 • Couples
    We went to Blarney Castle on a Princess Cruise excursion. Big mistake. We had 2 hours at the Blarney Castle and the lineups to go through the castle were two hours. So we spent two hours standing in a slow moving line with most of the time standing in the same place for 5 minutes at a time before you finally make it to the Blarney stone. Big hype and a waste of time. The castle itself is okay but nothing special there are so many better castles to see such as Caernarfon Castle in Holyhead, Wales which made Blarney castle well... a lot of blarney. If you do go, you need atleast 3 hours or more to see the grounds and adjoining areas and preferably on a non-busy time of year.
    Written 4 December 2023
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    Ukoneuk
    UK201 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    Ive left this review before but it seems to have been posted in the wrong place.
    We were picked up at the cruise port. The coach was hidden just around the corner outside the security area. Our driver was Gabriel. He headed straight to Blarney Castle, we were the very first group to arrive and get tickets for the castle. The grounds are stunning and expansive. The only trouble here was not enough time allowed to enjoy them properly. I would come again and easily spend a whole day here. We had a look around the Woollen Mills shops and bought a couple of souvenirs. Then back on the coach for a drive through Cork with Gabriel giving us a comprensive vocal guide. Then to Kinsale where we had some free time to wander. We ended up in the village square, where the pub had outside seating. Its just got to be done! A lovely hour or so in the sun with a Guinness.
    Then he headed back to the cruise port in plenty of time.
    Gabriel gave us plenty of information along the way and his commentary was clear and concise.
    Many thanks to Paddywagon Tours for a great day. I wouldn't hesitate to book with them again.
    Written 18 September 2023
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    SMK
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    This was a wonderful tour which our outstanding driver/guide Aidan made both interesting and enjoyable. We visited Blarney Castle, Kinsale (including Charles Fort) and Cobh, among the most picturesque places in Ireland! Aidan’s fantastic knowledge gave us a real sense of the history of each of these places. This is a really wonderful tour, nicely paced and leaves you wanting to return to these fabulous places. Huge thanks to Aidan and Paddywagon for a superb day!
    Written 13 August 2023
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    Lilian832
    Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia6 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good driver and orientation yo the places of visit. Just the long wait to get onto Blarney castle is a waste of time. Little time for Cobh too. So it's time factor. Too short.
    Written 10 September 2022
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    Kylee B
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    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The driver was very nice. I wish he would have narrated and given more information on the ride. Overall, it felt just like a bus ride to both Cobh and Blarney. I also wish we would have had more time in Blarney instead of so much time in Cobh.
    Written 9 July 2022
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    Barry F
    Lethbridge, Canada14 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    We’ve been on many bus tours and this one is the worst of the worst. The bus was not a coach, more like a run down city bus. Uncomfortable, no air control, and rode like it was on square wheels. Worst of all because it was full my wife and I had to sit in two seats that faced the back of the bus! Definitely didn’t help with dealing with our rising nausea.

    To make matters worse the driver/tour guide drove like he wanted to be somewhere else. He was grouchy to the point tourists were afraid to ask him questions! Apparently he is also thin skinned because at one point he announced “if all of you are going to talk then I am not”, which took all of us by surprise since he wasn’t saying anything before that anyway.

    I would definitely check out the other tour operators before booking with Paddy Wagon.
    Written 23 September 2019
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    Bonnie S
    Charlotte, NC1 contribution
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Family
    Be careful as to when the bus leaves. Our bus left 30 minutes earlier than the itinerary claimed. It was a hassle because we paid for parking and then had to get back in the car and drive ourselves.
    Written 2 June 2023
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    kevin
    Florida13 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    Blarney Castle known by many the world over is somewhat disappointing in that it is run-down in the first place. The Blarney Stone a long climb to thee top is hardly worth the trip let alone the kiss. There are millions of lipstick stains to taste if you opt for the kiss. Good luck to all those that make the trip, sorry for the disappointment. Enjoy the stores and knits that can be found anywhere throughout the world.
    Written 17 November 2019
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    Marc R
    San Diego, CA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019 • Couples
    I actually enjoyed the gardens more than the castle itself. The castle was great too. There were a few times I was a bit uncomfortable with the heights and you’re standing in line a bit. So if you’re afraid of heights, I’d suggest holding off on this one. Otherwise it was a good visit.
    Written 30 August 2019
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