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After meeting your guide and group in central Dublin, climb into a comfortable, climate-controlled tour vehicle. Your guide will provide commentary for each stop along the way of your tour.

Pass first through County Tipperary’s Golden Vale, enjoying views of Galtee Mountains. Stop at the Rock of Cashel to follow in the footsteps of St. Patrick, passing a collection of ruins, round towers, and Celtic crosses.

Continue on to Cork City, where you’ll have time to explore on your own. See can’t-miss highlights including the English Markets, where you can grab lunch with a pint of Irish stout (both own expense).

Head for Blarney Castle for an independent stroll: Enjoy the Lake Walk, visit the Witches Cave, and stop to kiss the Blarney Stone to ensure your “gift of gab.”

On the way back to Dublin, stop at the Blarney Woolen Mills for some tax-free shopping.
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Blarney Castle & Gardens
Paddywagon Tours
Elegant Irish Tours - Day Tours
Get a feel for the scenery and history of both County Tipperary and County Cork without the need to rent a car on this day trip from Dublin. Accompanied by a guide, visit the area's highlights, such as Blarney Castle, St. Coleman's Cathedral, the Galtee Mountains, and the Titanic Experience, hearing commentary about each along the way. All entrance fees included for a hassle-free experience.
  • All entrance fees included means easy entry to attractions
  • Hear guide commentary on the tour vehicle as you travel between counties
  • Multistop tour with all transportation included eliminates the hassle of car rental
  • On way home, get a chance to do some tax-free shopping 
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day trip!

Can't recommend this highly enough! The trip itself was well planned and worth the money. Yes, the wait to kiss the stone is long but it's worth it (claustrophobia warning getting up there!) Our driver/guide Richard is the reason this trip was memorable. His knowledge...More

Thank Joelle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The Stone is the Least Exciting Part of This Tour

A great tour by Paddywagon. Our driver Brian was very friendly and knowledgeable. Waiting in line to kiss the Blarney Stone was not fun. The area surrounding Blarney Castle was much more interesting. The poison garden and the wishing steps were very cool, and the...More

Thank Monica M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cobh, Blarney Castle & Kinsale

My husband and I vacationed on a British Isles cruise in late May-early June 2018 and had a wonderful time with our tour guide, Val. He was knowledgeable, funny and sang quite well. He engaged the bus tour members and made it a memorable experience....More

Thank lisamY2007PX
Reviewed 16 July 2018
Barney Castle with P&O cruise ship excursion.

Very disappointing excursion. Decided to go on this excursion because of the famous stone at the castle, but when we arrived there found a 2 hour long queue so we did not even have the option of seeing the stone! I do not recommend this...More

2  Thank Doreen D
Reviewed 15 July 2018
Excellent Tour of Cobh, Blarney Castle & Kinsale

This was a 7 hour tour on bus with 20+ people. Our driver/guide was Gabriel and he was fantastic. Not sure if other guides on other buses were as good. Unfortunately the bus was a tad late arriving for pickup from our cruise ship so...More

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Kathleen S
11 August 2018|
Response from Carl B |
Yes, you have two hours to visit the castle, the stone and the gardens, An off the bus visit to Rock of Cashel is also included.
Amanda A
9 August 2018|
Response from Monica M | Reviewed this property |
That’s a different tour the company house. The Rock of Cashel isn’t near blarney.
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