2 Days - 1 Night. See the world famous Cliffs of Moher, stroll through the grounds of Blarney Castle, and stay in Cork City!
We offer choices of accommodation on our tours. This allows everyone the chance to join our world-famous fun tours of Ireland while staying in the Accommodation type that best meets their needs and budget.
Backpacker: This is the best value level of accommodation, where you stay in hostels in shared dormitory style rooms, sharing with other tour members. Basic Breakfast is included. No single supplements!
Economy Private Rooms: This option stays in B&B’s, Apartments & Budget Hotels. Guests enjoy breakfast each morning, with a variety of Continental and full Irish Breakfasts. All private rooms are en-suite.
A Supplement price per room per night will apply when choosing single rooms.
We depart Dublin 8:00 am, and enjoy a relaxing drive to the midlands of Ireland to County Cork passing through battlefield set of Hollywood's blockbuster movie Braveheart. We make a refreshment stop along the way in the famous Co. Tipperary. Our first stop is Cobh, formerly known as Queenstown, the departure point for 2.5 million Irish people who emigrated to North America, and Australia between 1848 and 1950. It was also famously the final port of call for the RMS Titanic when she set out across the Atlantic on her ill-fated maiden voyage in April of 1912. You will have plenty of time to visit the most impressive St. Coleman's Cathedral on the hill overlooking Cork harbour. Our next stop is a 20 min drive away in Ireland's second city, Cork. Here we have time to visit the English Markets recently visited by Queen Elizabeth II, that offers a wide range of local produce from artisan meats and cheeses and all that is good about Irish fine fare. This is an ideal place to enjoy lunch. The afternoon is spent in Blarney where we visit Blarney Castle and kiss the Blarney stone endowing us with the gift of eloquent speech (gift of the gab) for 7 years. Blarney is also famed for its arts and crafts which can be found in abundance in Blarney Woolen Mills, the world's largest Irish shop. We return to Cork where we spend the night and are spoiled by the vast array of traditional eateries, music and dance venues.
We start the day with a drive through the Golden Vale, some of the best farming land in Ireland. We stop in Limerick City to view the River Shannon and get some panoramic shots of King John's Castle. Next we head to the famed Wild Atlantic Way and the rugged coastline of county of Clare. We are dazzled by beautiful beaches, golden sands and dolphins playing in the waves. We explore the Burren, a lunar landscape dating back 300 million years with unique features like underground rivers and waterfalls. Hear your guide tell inspiring tales of how our ancestors overcame the horrors of the Great Potato Famine of 1845-49, sending over a million of our ancestors to the 4 corners of the globe and in particular Britain, Australia and North America. Doolin, the home of Irish traditional music is our lunch stop where we get a chance to sample some home-made traditional Irish dishes. Then it's the Irish crown jewels, THE CLIFFS OF MOHER, the most popular natural tourist destination in Ireland and most spectacular cliffs in Europe. Rising over 700 ft in height, these cliffs are home to some of natures most majestic birds including puffins, gannets and many more. Our last stop is Bunratty Castle, where we get an opportunity to take some photos of the castle before making our way back to Dublin and concluding a marvelous tour later in the evening (approx 7:30 pm).