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  • jeanette h
    2 contributions
    The tour was amazing and our driver Brian was so good! He made sure everyone was back on the bus for the next stop, told us the history of the places we were passing while allowing us quiet time to reflect and appreciate the beautiful countryside. I would highly recommend this tour.
    Review of: Blarney Castle Day Tour from Dublin Including Rock of Cashel & Cork City
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • ImB93
    Singen, Germany3 contributions
    We had a great time with our tour guide / driver Jonathan and enjoyed our day off of the crowded city of Dublin. All three destinations were amazing and so much fun to explore. As the weather was very unsettled that day, we were as good as alone on all three of them. Just put weather proof clothes on and enjoy the amazing views. We would recommend this trip to everyone and if we would have enough time left, we would have definitely booked a second trip (Celtic tour). It's a great opportunity to see some more (and definitely hear a LOT more) about beautiful and interesting Ireland while having a stay at Dublin.
    Review of: Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • Fearless692979
    4 contributions
    Tour Guide stayed with you to make sure you got on the right trains the right buses. The buses and trains were very comfortable and more than accommodating.
    Review of: Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Tour from Dublin
    Written 22 October 2023
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  • Brian
    Clayton, NC2 contributions
    Amanda was wonderfully knowledgeable, super engaging, and entertaining! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that wants to experience Cork, local flavors, a bit of amazing history, and some unique pub delights.

    We visited and learned about the original 4-sided bell tower, local churches, museums, and schools.
    If you’re lucky you may even be blessed with a beautiful serenade.

    5-stars doesn’t come close! You definitely need to request Amanda!
    Review of: Cork Culinary Tour
    Written 20 September 2023
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  • Ute T
    1 contribution
    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.
    Review of: Ring of Kerry Day Tour from Cork: Including Killarney National Park
    Written 29 November 2023
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  • Sue M
    Toronto, Canada6 contributions
    what an amazing experience! Communication was amazing from the time of booking and throughout the tour. We were traveling with family on a cruise and we booked this as a private excursion. Only having a brief time is Cork, we wanted to see as much as possible without feeling rushed. Nail met us on time and whisked us to Blarney Castle ahead of the big coaches. After kissing the Blarney Stone, we met up easily and were able to enjoy a beautiful drive, visit a fort and spend a leisurely afternoon exploring beautiful Kinsale and lunch at a traditional pub. Amazing day. Amazing guide!
    Review of: Cobh (Cork) to Blarney Castle & Kinsale - Shore Excursion
    Written 26 September 2023
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  • Renee D
    5 contributions
    This Tour was one of the best we’ve ever been on. Communication leading up to the trip was great. Derek is fun, energetic, full of stories and history. You walk away feeling you made a friend. I would highly, highly recommend choosing this private tour!!!
    Review of: Private Tour of Cork, Blarney Castle, Kinsale and Cobh
    Written 6 October 2023
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  • Danwei Z
    1 contribution
    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.
    Review of: Cliffs of Moher Day Tour from Cork: Including The Wild Altanic Way
    Written 11 October 2023
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  • greengolfer
    Marblehead, MA38 contributions
    We had a great time on this walk. Not only did we get the history but discovered that at one time Cork was the butter merchant to the world. Our guide was a former newspaperman in Cork and was a fountain of information all delivered with the perfect brogue, I would recommend this highly.
    Review of: Cork City Ramble
    Written 28 November 2023
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  • scottcaps
    Chesapeake Beach, MD1,679 contributions
    First off, there has to be a better way to tell people where the Dublin pickup point is for these tours. There is no sign, no written directions. There is a location marker on Google Maps for "Paddy's Palace" and if you use street view, there is a picture of a corner brick building with scaffolding. This building no longer has scaffolding and is NOT the pickup point. The actual pickup point is a bus stop just down the street, on the other side of the street, under the bridge by the Trinity Church and across the street from a hostel. There is no sign for Paddywagon, just a pull over for the bus stop. Once your bus does come and you grab a seat, the rest of the day will be much less confusing.

    The two day itinerary we did is actually two one-day tours (Rock of Cashel/Blarney Castle from Dublin and Cliffs of Moher from Cork) where you are dropped off at a Bed & Breakfast in Cork at the end of your first day and you get on another bus in Cork the next morning. At the end of your second day, you then transfer to third bus that is on its way back to Dublin.

    Day 1 Rock of Cashel/Blarney Castle from Dublin: Our day 1 guide/driver, Alex, was wonderful - entertaining, relayed good information along the way, kept us informed of the itinerary and what to expect, and answered questions, but also allowed for quiet time. Two hour drive from Dublin to Rock of Cashel. Alex gave us our tickets and we had 50 minutes to explore at our own pace. There are bathrooms as well as a small coffee shop and gift shop near the car park. Back on the bus for 1 hour to Cork, where Alex dropped us off in city center with 1 hour to have lunch, explore and/or shop. The overnight folks were taken by Alex to the Acorn House B&B, introduced to the owner, and dropped our bags off - so we ended up with about 40 minutes to eat (we ate at Gallagher's pub by the B&B). Then, a short drive to Blarney Castle, where we were given our tickets by Alex and had 2.5 hours to explore on our own. This amount of time allowed us time to do the Castle (including the kiss - very short line the day we were there), walk most of the closer gardens, eat Gelato, go to the restroom, and browse at Blarney Woolen Mills. It was a very pleasant, not rushed, afternoon. The overnight folks were then taken back to Cork to the Acorn House B&B at 16:30. The B&B is not fancy, but was clean and comfortable with a full Irish Breakfast made early for us so we could catch our bus for day 2 - the pickup point in Cork is right at the Paddywagon office just down the hill from the B&B and Alex must have told us 3 times where it was and what time to be there. We enjoyed a walk around Cork, a nice dinner at The River Club, a drink at the intimate The Library, and a drink and live music at Sin'E near the B&B.

    Day 2 Cliffs of Moher from Cork/Limerick: Our day 2 guide/driver DJ had some great driving skills on the narrow roads. He provided good information about the area and fun stories, along with a few jokes, along the way and kept us updated on the itinerary. First stop was at Limerick to pick up more passengers. There was also a refreshment/bathroom stop at a filling station. We arrived at the Cliffs of Moher where DJ gave us our tickets and we had 1.5 hours to explore on our own. There are restrooms, Cafe, gift shop, and exhibits near the car park. After the Cliffs, there was a very short drive back to Doolin to the John P. Holland Center which is the lunch stop. The Center is a cafeteria style serving good soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and hot entree items. What we got was good - quiche, ham & cheese sandwiches, salads, and a chocolate cheesecake mousse. There was definitely a variety of items, but this place is your only choice. After lunch, we went to the Burren, where we had a 35 minute stop to walk around and explore on our own. Back in the bus to the last stop, which was 30 minutes at the gift store at Bunratty Castle - the Castle itself is a nice photo opportunity, but you can't enter it. The stop is primarily a restroom & snack stop prior to the trek back to the dropoff. Since DJ's bus was going back to the Limerick and Cork dropoffs, we were left at this stop to wait on a Dublin bound bus with Richard as driver. We ended up with 1.5 hours at this stop. Two hours back to Dublin, where Richard relayed some information about the area, but mostly let everyone chill to some good tunes.

    Overall, aside from the confusing Dublin pickup point, we were very happy with our 2 day itinerary. We got both full daytours plus time to explore Cork and a night at a comfortable B&B, which we felt was better for us than 2 separate day tours and the hours back and forth to Dublin. The Cliffs were amazing, but are pretty much the focus of the tour and there is more time on the bus, whereas the Rock of Cashel/Blarney Castle tour had two nice stops and the Cork lunch stop allowed folks to choose their own activity and place to eat.
    Review of: 2-Day Southern Ireland Tour from Dublin:Including Blarney and Cliffs of Moher
    Written 24 September 2023
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  • Shauna T
    1 contribution
    Prompt, engaging guide who enabled us to see the Blarney Stone w/o having to wait in a long line; We, therefore, had more time to spend exploring the grounds and were able to visit other places as well
    Review of: Shore Excursion From Cork: Including Blarney Castle and Kinsale
    Written 27 September 2023
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  • Jimmy D
    Anthem, AZ9 contributions
    Outstanding guide Larry! Well worth doing this, verse cruise ship tours and buses! Fantastic day with no stress getting to the ship on time!
    Review of: Private Tour of Blarney Castle, Cork City and Kinsale
    Written 12 October 2023
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  • Sam and Erin2019
    Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
    This tour was well priced, good accommodation at the Bnb’s, great cities to visit and enough free time to explore the sights
    Review of: 4-Day South West Ireland Tour from Dublin
    Written 9 September 2023
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  • CurlySue1371
    Dublin, Ireland43 contributions
    I have heard so much about the beautiful scenery of Dingle and I have decided to travel to Cork and take the Dingle Tour with Paddywagon Tours on the 2d of November. The tour included a visit to Killarney, Inch Beach, Slea Head Drive and the village of Dingle. It was an amazing trip because we got to see the Dingle peninsular and the Wild Atlantic an hour before a storm hit the peninsular. The scenery was both beautiful and dramatic. I only regret that we did not have enough time to explore and enjoy the scenery. May be because our tour guide Paudy was a bit in a hurry to show us everything and drive away before the weather got any worse. We had only about 15 minutes at the Inch Beach and about 20-25 minutes at the Slea Head Drive.
    Review of: Dingle Peninsula Day Tour from Cork: Including The Wild Altanic Way
    Written 11 November 2018
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