Visit the most famous castle in all of Ireland, lay back and kiss the magical Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab!
We depart Dublin @ 08:00, driving through the midlands down to Blarney, in the beautiful County Cork. We will pass through the Golden Vale, the most fertile lands in all of Europe with green fields as far as the eye can see. We get great panoramic views of the Galtee mountains, as we pass through County Tipperary down to the southern County Cork.
Our first stop will be the world famous Rock of Cashel in Co. Tipperary. One of Ireland's most evocative sites, you can stroll in the footsteps of St. Patrick flanked by ruins, Celtic crosses and round towers. Feel the soul of Ireland. The Rock of Cashel was the traditional seat of the Kings of Munster until they donated the complex to the Catholic Church almost 1,000 years ago for use as a cathedral. One of the best examples of medieval architecture anywhere in Europe. Your entrance fee (EUR 7.00) is included in the price of this tour.
Enjoy one hour and thirty minutes at leisure in Cork city, Ireland's southern capital. Highlights include the gourmet English Markets (1788) with a large selection of food stalls representing the best of local produce. Queen Elizabeth II of England thoroughly enjoyed meeting local artisans here on her State Visit in 2011! Also known as the “Rebel City” for its fierce resistance during the War of Independence, Cork has a vibrant Irish atmosphere. Perhaps sample a pint of Murphy's Irish Stout or pick up a bottle of Paddy Flaherty Irish Whiskey.
Famed in song and story, the Irish are famous for the “Blarney”. Kiss the Blarney Stone and you too will receive this “gift of the gab” - 7 years of eloquent speech. Situated on the battlements of Blarney Castle you will have to bend over backwards to kiss the stone! (See the real guest video above!) You have time to enjoy a stroll around the fabulous gardens of the Blarney Estate or maybe enjoy the beautiful Lake Walk. We also visit the Witches Cave in the castle grounds before having plenty of time to indulge in the tax free shopping haven of the Blarney Woollen Mills and craft shop. Your entrance fee (EUR 13.00) is included in the price of this tour.
Tour ends in Dublin approx. 20:00 in time for evening entertainment.
Our premium Small Group Blarney tours are operated by our sister company Elegant Irish Tours. Groups are limited to 25 passengers per van and include hotel collection / drop- off. Tickets for the small group tours are EUR 85.00 per seat. Click here to view details and reserve a seat.
Blarney Castle Day Tour- Bailey Rocks!!
Took a fantastic tour to Blarney castle this past week. The real gem of this tour is the tour guide Bailey!! From start to end plenty of information about the area and culture of Ireland blended with a little humor from our guide. Presented little tid bits of information as we drove around and really made the tour a “craic.” He had great tips about places to go and where to eat and shop. Definitely request him! Thank you for an amazing day!!
Meagan C - 28 March 2019 - TripAdvisor
We had a great time. Richard was our tour guide and he made the trip so much fun. There was so much too see and well worth the economical price. We loved it so much that we booked another tour for the next day. The wifi on the bus isn't really great, so don't depend on it. Otherwise, I had no complaints. The Rock of Cashel was breathtaking and the Blarney Castle was great!! Do not hesitate to book this trip.
wrhill3922 - 22 October 2018 - TripAdvisor
Fun Paddywagon tour-Blarney Castle Day Tour
My family enjoyed this tour with driver & tour guide Rory. He is so funny! The drive was so enjoyable the whole day. Stops were Rock of Cashel, Cork, Blarney Castle with the Blarney Stone. After your tour, you can do shopping at Blarney Woolen Mills where the bus was parked. On our way back to Dublin, we stopped at Cork again and thanks Rory for the recommendation for lunch at "Son of a Bun" for juicy burgers. There was not a dull moment on this tour as Rory made it a real fun tour! He is very flexible and he even let us get off near our hotel in Dublin so that we don't have to walk that far. I would recommend Paddywagon and you'll be luck if you have Rory as your tour guide!
FirenzeO - 11 October 2018 - TripAdvisor